Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Broken Borders

Hello folks, Beth Norman, here with Broken Borders, one of my favourite techniques.  I had five cards to make so I did an assembly line.  For the cards that are going to be delivered by hand I added bling, and for the mailable cards I left off the bling. 

I did my cards using brights and muted shades.  Which do you prefer?  I'm a bright lover myself. 

Broken Borders gives so much dimension and layers that it is so pretty in real life.  Won't you try this technique?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Technique of the Week - Border Text

Hi Junkies, Tricia here with this week's technique of the week - border text.

I used a leftover from the AI Float technique I had on hand.  I like this technique as it adds a different type of flare with little effort...

I received some new Gina K Design stamps in the mail and couldn't resist using them on this card. 

I hope you decide to play along with us this week.  We are always excited to see what you come up with...

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Distressed Fingerpainting byJudy Jackson

Getting the newsletter techniques is always exciting for the Design Team! Every member of the TJ Design Team loves creating cards and scrapbook elements with new techniques.  Tiger Lilies are so beautiful and this stamp from Art Neko certain does the flower justice. 

I created the background using the Distressed Fingerprinting technique from the current newsletter. I also used the Clipped Corners technique from the October/November 2010 newsletter. 

Black and white checked ribbon and a brad are the embellishments.

I hope you get your fingers inky --or rather "painty" this week!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Distressed Fingerpainting

Hello Stampers,

Hetty here with the technique of the week:
~Distressed Fingerpainting~
which is a techniqu from the Aug/Sept 2014
Technique Junkies Newsletter.

As you can see I used worn lipstick
and vintage distress paint for the background,
which immediately made me think of the beach.

This wonderful shell stamp is by Art Neko
as well as the sentiment.

I stamped the shells in a brown ink on the background
and used a white gelpen for coloring.

Hope you all are enjoying Summer time!

Creative greetings,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

TOTW Distress Finger Painting

Jackie K here with the TOTW, Distress Finger Painting. I am not kidding when I tell you what a fast and diverse technique this is.I just love it! I can envision many different types of cards made with this technique from the simple to the sublime. I have two examples for you today:
This first card uses a Technique Junkie stamp as the focal point and part of a Inky Antics stamp for the verse. I can see this card used to cheer someone up, a get well card, or to send to someone going on a vacation to a tropical destination.
This card was really fun to make. Again I used a Technique Junkie Stamp as the focal point. I really like this stamp a lot and can see a nice ATC made from it. The verse is from Printworks. The raindrops, frame and umbrella is an embossing folder from Darice. Don't you love it?
Thanks for dropping by. Give this technique a try, won't you? Don't forget to post your creations to the yahoo group.
See you back here real soon!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Technique of the Week - Distress Fingerpainting

Happy Sunday Junkies!

This weeks technique of the week is Distressed Fingerpainting. This is another rquick and easy technique that renders incredible results. 

This card is for my gamer nephew for his 9th birthday.  He is colored with copics

Image:  Saturated Canary, Gina K Designs

Well off to the lake for some fun in the sun.  I hope you join us this week.  Can't wait to see what you create.

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Resisting a Dress

Hi, TJ bloggers!  Ann Clack here with the technique of the week called Resist Strips.  I couldn't resist the little play on words for the title!  My goal today was to get some ink on stamps that never saw ink.  The lady in the dress is from Rubbernecker stamps and the sentiment is from Just Rite Stamps.  The lady in the dress has been on my 'want' list for a long time and I finally got her.  The background stamp is from Love to Stamp.  I don't think the background stamp company is around anymore.   Hope you enjoy!  If I had this card to do over again, I would increase the width of the strips and darken up the shading around the lady.