Tuesday, January 27, 2015

It's All About Stencils!

Jackie K here once again, I have made 2 cards and both techniques are from the Sensational Stencils CD. These are only 2 of the 40 techniques on the CD. It was difficult to choose the two I would do for this post. It's a wonderfully creative CD, and if you enjoy working with stencils you should seriously consider getting it.

You can purchase it here and if you are a Technique Junkie you can get 10% off by using the code TJ10

Let's get to my cards. LOL!

 This card uses the Background Stenciling Technique. This is a fun, fast, easy and effective technique suitable for any occasion.

This card uses the Pastel Stick Stencil Technique. Your possibilities are endless with this technique, limited only by your imagination!
There is no blue in my card. My computer is acting up and I'm lucky I have gotten this posted at all.
All stamps are Technique Junkie stamps.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time stay creative!
Jackie K

Friday, January 23, 2015

Holly Brown: Gelato Drip Feathers

Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today.  I've been seeing a lot of artwork using the Gelato Drips technique from the last newsletter (December 2014), so I had to give this technique a try.  It's so fun and easy and you never know what your background will end up like.  Those are the best techniques, aren't they?  :-)

I used the same gelatos to ink up the feather stamp (Peacock Feather, #SD038) several times before I cut them out.  The sentiment is perfect with this peacock feather stamp, and it is called "Hope is the Thing" (#SD371) from Technique Junkies Stamps.  Pat is working on a brand new website for the Technique Junkies Stamps, but for now, you can find all her stamps at http://www.stampcamp.com

Don't forget that the Design Team Call is still going on!  If you love techniques and the wide assortment of stamps at Technique Junkies Stamps, get your application in.  You can check out the details HERE.  We would love to play with you!!  :-)

Shine On....

{jane bosi}

Happy Friday, Junkies!!  Today, I am using a great scrappy technique from the last edition of the TJ Newsletter!  This one is called Tie It Together!  This is such a fun and stunning technique, I decided to create a specific place to put my technique pieces....I'm horrible at using them if I don't do it right away.  I figure a dedicated (and super cute) crafty space was in order!

The stamp that ties it together.....LOL, like how I did that.....is called Shine Today #SD441 and available in the Technique Junkie stamp store!  I feel like I use it all the time since I love it so much.  Which stamps are your favorites?  I'd love to see how you use them!

TTFN, Jane

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Gelato Drips by Judy Jackson

The fun thing about Gelato Drips is you never know exactly how the background will turn out. You can find these birthday stamps on this web page of the Technique Junkies Stamp web site -- http://www.stampcamp.com/birthdays.html .

Have a wonderfully inky day!

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Brayered Resist and Faux Dominos Techniques

Hello friends, it's Beth Norman here with one of my favourite cards to share with you.  In fact, I like this card so much, I'm going to make ten more of them to give to my cousin for her birthday.   This card almost has an Asian flare, don't you think?

Two techniques were used:  Brayered Resist which was cut up and turned into the Faux Dominos technique that I developed back in 2010 for the Technique Junkie Newsletter. 

You can find Brayered Resist on our Bodacious Background Stamps CD, and the Faux Dominos technique can be found in the June 2010 issue.

All stamps are from Technique Junkies Stamps. 

I created my background by sponging on ink with a sponge and then embossed one of my favourite stamps, #SD393 Whimsy Branch, onto the background with white embossing powder.

The background stamp that I used is #5449 Asian Mums and the sentiment is from #SS2a Simple Sentiments.

Thank you for popping in. Come back and see what the Design Team has new to share with you. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

What Cancer Cannot Do....

{jane bosi}  Good Day!  I have a frugal, if not stunning card share today!  In November, I was fortunate to meet up with the wonderful Technique Junkie Mastermind, Pat Huntoon, at a stampy show in lil ol Madison, Wisconsin.  At that show, there was a lot of stampy goodness going down with gelatos, stencils, stamps and more.  Pat demo'd her little tocus (LOL....not even sure I spelled that right!) off.  While cleaning up, I grabbed a bunch of the discarded pieces....they were all just so pretty and vibrant!

So.....I crafted this colorful card which features several renditions of the Gelatos Wipe technique.  This technique is featured on the Sensational Stencil CD.  If you haven't gotten your copy yet, now is the time!  This CD is jam packed with awesome tutorials!  You can read all about it here!

Not wanting to take anything away from the beautiful vibrant background, I stamped on vellum.  I chose to use the sentiment, What Cancer Cannot Do #SD607 from Technique Junkie Stamps.  I love the verbage of this sentiment:

It cannot cripple love,
It cannot shatter hope,
It cannot dissolve faith,
It cannot destroy peace,
It cannot kill friendship,
It cannot suppress memories,
It cannot silence courage,
It cannot invade the soul,
It cannot steal eternal life,
It cannot conquer the spirit.

Cannot!  I love this for the words and, mostly, for why it is ;)  #goteama


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I can't get enough of this technique

Hello, Jackie K here with one of my very favorite techniques! This background technique comes out different every time. I enjoy the unexpected outcome because although different, I have yet to be disappointed in the results!
This card is a perfect example of unexpected, to my eye it looks rather mysterious. You may notice that only on a rare occasion due I really embellish or pretty my card . It's perfectly logical to me because I prefer to highlight the technique as much as possible. Look at the card and see if it seems rather mysterious to you.
Try to ignore the black surrounding the card. It is only used as contrast because a white card fades into the background of the blog post.
So are you saying "enough already, tell me the technique?"
Well here it is :
from the Dec/2014 newsletter.
Stamps used: #SD292 Palm Frond
#SS2a Simple Sentiments
See you back here soon!