Monday, December 18, 2017

A Pine Cone Christmas

This card uses Technique Junkies stamps called Pinecones -  and Gifts of Christmas -  

The stamp was inked up with Versamark ink and then Pan Pastels were applied to the Versamarkink.  This technique utilizes a dirty Versamark pad so you can actually see where you stamped.  Then I used the red Art Nuvo Glitter markers to  randomly apply red berry dots all over the card.  

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Have a terrific day -- and get inky!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Deck the Halls

Hello Everyone!

Lee Ann here, with an elegant Christmas card to share with you.  When I saw this Draped Ornament stamp, I knew I had to have it.

Such a simple stamp and yet so elegant!

I started by creating a simple template of the image.  I stamped the image on scrap paper and then loosely fussy cut it out.  This helped me to determine final placement of my images.
I stamped the image a total of 3 times.  The first time I stamped the image off center to the left on the card base.  The second time I did a bit of masking of a few ornaments.  I also used the template to determine exact placement of the second stamped image.  This one was stamped off center to the right.
The third image was stamped and the ornaments colored with Copics.  Then the image was fussy cut out.  I adhered it to the card using dimensional tape.  I added light shadows to the background ornaments with grey Copics.
The sentiment is from the Gifts of Christmas stamp set.  I added some shimmer to the ornaments with Wink of Stella.

I hope I have inspired you!  When I am not here, you can find me on my blog at

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A Very Merry Christmas to all of you!  

Lee Ann 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas Ornaments

Hello Junkies!
 It's Ceal, here to share another Christmas card with you. Can you believe it's only 9 days until Christmas? Where did this month go, If you are like me then you are still making cards and your friends and family will receive them after Christmas.

To make my card I started with a top folding white card base and a panel of watercolor paper cut down with a stitched die. When I use watercolor paper I always use my Misti so I can get a crisp image but today I
 used it to help me stamp the cord and top to the ornament. Using the Christmas Ornaments set and the Mini Misti I used Tombow markers to color right on the stamp itself and then spritzed it with a fine mist of water and shut the lid to get the watercolored ornaments. Next I inked the stamps up with Versamark ink and closed the lid to stamp the cord and top of the ornament and then embossed them with Brutus Monroe Gilded embossing powder. To fins the card I used a greeting from the Gifts of Christmas set and also embossed it with Gilded embossing powder.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

TJ Inkspiration: Pearlescent Watercolors, Part One

I know I have been MIA on Fridays for the last few weeks, and I hope you can forgive me. I am embroiled in an inventory project that will eventually make my life easier, which is one of the reasons I have been MIA. The other reason is that we had to replace a window in my studio, and I was forced to move quite a bit of my stuff around in order to accommodate the installers. There were two results of that improvement - first, I have more natural light in my studio - and secondly, I rediscovered my Niji Pearlescent Watercolors.  I remembered how much I loved them, and it inspired me to create today's video!

Today's video is #1 of a 2-part series. I cover two quick techniques for using these gorgeous watercolors. One of the reasons I love them so much is their ease-of-use, and at $7.95, for 21 little pots of color, the price can't be beat, either.

The products I used on the finished cards are here:
Pearlescent Watercolors_ _7.95

Christmas Cocktail
Pearlescent Watercolors, Part One

Here is the artwork from the video:
Here is another view:

And the second card from the video:

and the video:
Pearlescent Watercolors
Pearlescent Watercolors

I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Friends and Family At Christmas

Greetings from the cold northeast USA from Lynda Joy.  It is winter here, and Christmas is but a little over a week away!  I decided to use this amazing Pinecones stamp on my card today.  I love, love, love this background stamp from Technique Junkies.  It has so many possibilities!
For my card today, I stamped 'pinecones' onto a green piece of linen card stock.  I used a circle die to cut out a large circle for the focal point of my card.  

I used an embossing pen to add embossing ink to different areas of the pine cones, then embossed with copper embossing powder.

I layered this onto an A2 green card, onto which I have a panel of copper paper, and a strip of dark green, along with a sheer copper ribbon.  

For the sentiment, I used a verse from the Gifts of Christmas set.  I embossed the verse with copper embossing powder, then die cut the shape, and layered it onto another die cut piece. 

I used foam tape to attach both the focal image and the verse panel to the card.  For accents, I used my Cropodile to punch some small circle shapes from glittered fun foam.  
A pretty copper bow finishes off my card.

News flash - There is still time to enter the Technique Junkies Gradient Sponging Challenge.  It has been extended through January 14th!  Enter your project now to be eligible to win some TJ stamps!
If you still need some stamps, or want to pick some up to get an early start on next year's cards, use my 10% discount code on your order! - TJ10Lynda
Thank you for stopping in today.  Don't forget to check out all the fabulous stamps and techniques over on the Technique Junkies site.  

Have a wonderful and blessed holiday season!!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Winter Wonderland Christmas

It's hard to believe that Christmas will be here in just a couple short weeks! Hope you are all ready!

I've taken a break from Christmas decorating, cooking baking, present wrapping, and the Hallmark Channel (lol) to whip up a fun little shaker card using Let It Snow and Magic of Christmas stamps.

Although I added a little more glitter to the shaker part than I had anticipated, I still love the card.

To make this card, I started by cutting a circle out of the top panel. I then lightly traced the circle on my card base and stamped the image in the center. I added some color with markers and some "snow" with Nuvo Drops.

I flipped over the front panel and attached a clear piece of acetate over the opening. I then added dimensional tape to coral the "shaker guts" (that's a technical term, right?). I attached a snowglobe frame to the front, added some snowflakes from the Let It Snow set and stamped the sentiment in red. I also added a couple of snowflake stickers to the acetate.

Then I flipped the card back over and added some glitter to the center of the acetate. I removed the protective paper from the dimensional tape and carefully placed the card base on the panel, making sure there was a good seal so no glitter would leak out. 

To me, shaker cards are just so fun. I'm not sure why I don't make more of them!

I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season and are getting your craft on!  Remember that you can always save 10%* on your order by using the code below:

Technique Junkies is also having an Inventory Reduction Sale. Save 35% on select images! And shipping is only $3.50 up to $75.00 (then it's FREE!).  

Happy Holidays!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Hi there Junkies,

I hope you're all not tired of seeing Christmas cards yet...I love this stamp "Holly Bird"  (from the September 2017 release) and I just wanted to color him with PrismaColor Pencils on kraft cs and see how he'd turn out, and I really like it. What do you think?

The sentiment is "Merry Christmas 2" , one of my faves because of the font and the size.  After coloring the bird, ribbon and holly with the PrismaColor Pencils, I added "snow" with my white gell pen in the background as well as on some of the berries and leaves.  The sentiment was heat embossed with white ep.  

Good news!  The Featured challenge "Gradient Sponging" has been extended through January 14th.  You've got more time now to play along with this challenge and win some TJ Stamps.  You can check out the details HERE and join in on the fun!  (So you'd like to play and be entered in the winning but don't own any TJ stamps...then there's MORE GOOD NEWS....head on over to Technique Junkies store and cash in on the 35% off sale on selected stamps.....STILL GOING ON....HURRY...NOT SURE HOW MUCH LONGER IT WILL BE AVAILABLE.   

Want a 10% discount on any other stamps from the store, please use my code and enjoy your purchase.