Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BRAND NEW CD – Sensational Stencils Blog Hop by Judy Jackson

Good day -- this is Judy Jackson sharing some exciting news with you today!
Do you enjoy using stencils? I do - yet I am not always confident in how to exactly how to most effectively use my stencils to create a WOW card.  My problem is solved!  How you ask?

Well today, the Technique Junkies Newsletter Design Team has another wonderful hop for you!  Pat and the rest of the talented Design Team have so many inspirational projects to share with you from the BRAND NEW CD – Sensational Stencils. This newest edition to the Technique Junkies Specialty CD family includes 40 techniques.  So this is the day for you to break out your stencils and play along!   Which stencil technique will you like the best? 
I get to be the first on the hop -- and I have three cards for you today.
The first card using  the Masked Stencil technique:
This card uses one of my favorite Technique Junkie stamps -- http://www.stampcamp.com/atc2.html .  This was a fun card to make!

The second card uses the Pastel Stick Stencils technique:

I also love this stamp and use it a lot!  You can find it here -- http://www.stampcamp.com/atc1.html.  I used vellum in a couple of places to add some different texture!

My final card uses the Alcohol Stencil technique.  This technique gives a different look:
You can find the butterfly stamps I used on this web page - http://www.stampcamp.com/Butterflies.html .  I enjoyed getting the alcohol inks to work and create the background look I was trying to achieve! 

Here is the information you need to know about this Sensational Stencils CD:
The CD page is HERE:

The Table of Contents is here:

You may want to add another specialty CD to your order of the Sensational Stencil CD. Here is a list of the various CDs available from Technique Junkie:
Artistic Effects CD $14.95 USD
Bodacious Background Stamps CD $9.95 USD
Designer Paper Perfection $14.95 USD
Great Gifts CD $14.95 USD
Shimmer Glimmer Sparkle and Shine CD $14.95 USD

3D and Fun Folds CD $17.95 USD
Emboss or Die CD $17.95 USD
Mini Album Mania CD $14.95 USD
Move It Shape It CD Combination $17.95 USD

Every one of the specialty CDs is just wonderful and check full of wonderful tutorials to help you create wonderful cards and projects!

Now to send you on way along the blog hop:  this is the list of blogs to hop along on -- and if you get lost, you can always come back here to find your way.

Judy Jackson - http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com -- you are here now-----

Jackie Kalchert jackiekalchert.blogspot.com

I hope you have a wonderful time joining us and looking at the varied "Eye Candy" along the way prepared just for you.  Will you have a favorite card using stencils?  Please let us know with your comments  which is your favorite card created by each designer.  Some designers will show just one and some will show more than one! 

Hop along -- and then order the new Sensational Stencil CD!

Judy Jackson

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Colored Stone Silk - TOTW

Happy Sunday Junkies...Tricia here with this weeks Technique of the Week...Colored Stone Silk.

I love coloring an image as I choose and not to have to try to match colors to designer paper.  The background of this card was so easy to do with the Color Stone Silk technique from this months' newsletter.  I colored the image with copics and used my copic refills on the background to match.

Stamps:  Stampin Up!, Saturated Canary

I hope to see what you guys come up with...I know you will love this technique!

Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Faux Dorothy

Hi bloggers, Ann Clack here with the technique of the week. This week's technique is faux embroidered quilt. This technique is so much fun and so easy! The rubberstamp I used is one of my favorites. It is Dorothy's shoes. This is a perfect card for those college students heading off to college. Especially the ones who are going to college for the very first time. There really is no place like home! The alphabet stamps are ones that I've had from Hero Arts for almost twenty years.  I find it funny that some stamps companies are starting to use this type of font again.  Woo Hoo!  It is coming back into style!  I hope you enjoy.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Faux Embroidery by Judy Jackson

Some technique just speak to you -- do you know how that is?  This is one I just really like.  It is not a messy one like many I like but the look it creates is like none other.  So for this card I decided I would look through my stash of ATCs I have already created to see if one of them would speak to me and say -- "This is the one for this technique."    I chose the one on this card.  I think it blended very well with this technique.  What do you think?

Stamp credits belong to Hero Arts and Stampin' Up and one I don't know. 

Have you tried this technique yet?  It is fun, I promise you.

Have a super stamping day!

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Silver on Gold

Hello again, Jackie K here with a Silver on Gold card.
These cards have quite an elegant look and could be used for Anniversary cards, Congratulation cards and many other celebratory type of greetings.
The stamps I have used are from Rouge Redhead Designs and Studio G.
They look complicated but they aren't. Give this technique a try wont you? Don't for get to post your creations to the yahoo group for all of us to admire.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Oldie but Goodie - Out of the Nestie Box

Hi Junkies, Tricia here.  I made this card for my girlfriends birthday using this really cool Saturated Canary digi colored with copics.  I used my distress inks to create a background to match.  I cut her out using the Out of the Nestie Box technique...always a go to technique especially if you are trying to show off as much of the background as possible.

I love this Impression Obsession background stamp which is so versatile I love that I keep going back to it.  Don't you love when you can use your stamps for all different cards?

I hope you have a crafty day and thanks so much for stopping by today.


Monday, September 15, 2014

TOTW - Silver On Gold

Hi Junkies, Tricia here with this week's technique of the week "Silver On Gold".

This technique is so cool!  I love how the background is so shimmery.  (I wish it was light out so I could take a better pic, it's so much cooler IRL).   I think it would be great on Christmas Cards (I need to start these...lol).

The background stamp I used on this one is from Stampin Up! and the sentiment is from Gina K Designs.  I really didn't want to cover up the background too much so I left it as it is.

I hope you will join us this week and play along...can't wait to see what you create!

Have a crafty day!