Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mica Glaze for your friend

Have you had a go at the micro glaze embossing technique
from the Aug/Sept 2013 newsletter?
This technique makes such wonderful backgrounds
and is perfect for this time of the year.

I made this male card with Tim Holtz stamps
and a mustache embossing folder.

Have a creative day!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Transitional Ombre by Judy Jackson

I LOVE going to rubber stamp conventions because I can walk around and see new stuff -- new tools, new art media, new stamps, new papers, new embellishments; get new ideas, and meet up with old friends. This past weekend Heirloom  held a stamp convention in my own town, York, PA.  And  Technique Junkie Stamps/Newsletter had a booth!  As a member of the TJ design team I knew Pat had new stamp designs, I knew she had BIG plans for Technique Junkie stamps, but I also knew she has had a horrendous summer so I wasn't sure how many NEW stamps she would have.

I created this card using the Transitional Ombre technique from the current newsletter. And I used two new stamps from the Technique Junkie stamps line!  Aren't they wonderful?

I am not sure these are up on the TJ stamps website but here are the details you need in order to order these stamps.  Hot Rod -  PD003 and Mae West Sentiments - PS004. 

What will you do to get creative with stamps and paper today?

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Transitional Ombre

Hi again, Jackie K here with an example of the Transitional Ombre technique.
I know I have said this before but the uses for this technique are endless. Combine any punch with a suitable stamp and you have a card. Also, consider using your border die cuts or even your Cricut to create the effect you get with your punches.
The stamp is from Sweet&Sassy.
Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sensational Stencils

I absolutely love the new cd with all the 
stencil technique ideas! 
Have you had a look at all the tutorials:
One of my favourite tutorials is the 
Gelatos Wipe technique.

I creatied this card for the  October
breastcancer awareness.
The background is made with a flower stencil
from the Crafter's Workshop.
And I can give you a tip: if you don't have
any gelatos,you can also use your watercolor crayons
for this technique, works fine too!

Creative greetings,

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 -- .  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 --  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 - .  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 - -- you are here now-----

Jackie Kalchert – 

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.