Friday, October 20, 2017

Day 6 of the 30 Days of Christmas: Glittery Stenciled Gilding Flakes Pinecone

Gilding Flakes are one of the most beautiful mediums to add to  your paper crafting projects due to their shiny goodness.  Combine flakes with glitter, and suddenly you have a gorgeous shimmery end product. That is what we are doing today.

Many people don't care to use either glitter OR gilding flakes because of the  potential mess. I am here to tell you that you don't have to have it be messy! Watch the video below to see how to control the mess without sacrificing the beauty of the project.

Note that I finished my piece as a Christmas card - because at Technique Junkies, October 15 through November 13th are the 30 days of Christmas. Every day during that time period, check in with us on the Technique Junkies Design Team blog for inspirational Christmas cards.  Additionally, all of the Christmas stamps on the Technique Junkies site are 20% off through November 13th! Simply add any stamp from the Christmas Category and the stamps will be automatically discounted at checkout.

Here are the stamps and Stencil I used on the finished card today:
Merry Christmas 2

Medallion Fade Stencil
Glittery Stenciled Gilding Flakes
This is the finished piece from the video:
Glittery Stenciled Gilding Flakes

And here is the video tutorial:

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

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

30 Days of Christmas Day 5

Good Morning, it's Chris here today.  Thanks for joining me for Day 5 of the Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas cards!  All stamps in the Christmas category at Technique Junkies are 20% off during these 30 days!  Just add them to your cart and the discount is automatic at checkout.

Today I am sharing a watercolor frosty holiday card using Let It Snow.

This is such a sweet image and so much fun to work with.

I chose to use Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

To create this card, I stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink on Artistico 140# cold press watercolor paper.  I then scribbled Zig markers on a craft mat to create a palette from which to paint from.  Using my Silver watercolor brushes to pick up the ink from my craft mat a was able to easily and simply paint the image.

I slowly and carefully tore the edges from my watercolor panel but slowly altenating tearing tiny bits from front to back of the panel.  I added a festive red striped patterned paper to a red top fold A2 card base and then adhered the watercolor panel using lots of 3M foam tape.

Thanks for dropping by today, and come back each day for more Christmas and holiday inspiration!

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Day 4 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day 4 of our fabulous Christmas spread. I'm sure you will find many trinkets to titillate your tinsel-time!

I've got a simple card for you today featuring Hillside Pines

I simply die cut a circle from a post-it and placed it on the card panel. Using a sponge dauber, I inked the cardstock creating a cloudy night sky. I then used the reverse panel of the circle die cut to ink in the moon. Without reinking the blue dauber, I dabbed around the edge of the moon to give the illusion of clouds passing by. Using a dark green ink, I stamped the trees on then panel and added the Good Night sentiment with Versamark and white embossing powder.

The panel was then matted and attached to a card base. I then added dabs of Nuvo Pearl Drops for stars and snow.

Remember to visit us every day for a new Holiday Project! All Christmas-themed stamps are on special 20% off during this time and, for a whopping bonus, save an additional 10% by using my special code below:

Hope I inspired you just a little. Don't forget to come back tomorrow!!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Hi there, Junkies!  Welcome and thanks for joining us on Day 3 of our 30 Days of Christmas creations!!!! 

From October 15 through November 13 here on the Technique Junkies blog we will be showcasing Technique Junkies Christmas stamps and during this time, Pat is offering ALL TECHNIQUE JUNKIES CHRISTMAS STAMPS AT 20% OFF.  You don't have to do anything....just put them in your cart and the price will be adjusted.  

BUT WAIT....THERE'S MORE:  For an additional 10% off your Technique Junkies Christmas stamps, use my personal discount code of TJ10CHERI (you'll have to enter that upon check out) you can receive a total of 30% off all TJ Christmas stamps.  

Fun and easy card to create here using "Cocktail Joy" from the recent October Release collection.   (I'm all about fun and easy when making Christmas cards).

Stamped in VersaMark ink on kraft card stock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Colored in with Copic markers and a ghostly effect was produced using my white Prismacolor pencil.  A Wink of Stella clear glitter pen was used to add some glitter to the leaves and holly berries. Tiny scrap strips of gold glitter paper were added to frame the Merry Christmas sentiment.  Die cut with scalloped die panel and mounted on a deep red cs panel then mounted on a white card base.  

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my card for day 3.  Join us each day for a new Christmas card inspiration.  

Don't forget to take advantage of Pat's generous 20% off discount on all TJ Christmas stamps (ends on November 13) and use my personal code for an additional 10% for a total of 30% off.  (NOTE:  My discount works as at 10% off any and all TJ Stamps you'd like to purchase, excluding the October release)

Monday, October 16, 2017

30 Days of Christmas Day 2 and a New TJ Challenge!

Today is day 2 of the 30 Days of Christmas! 
Every day from today through November 13th the Technique Junkies design team will be 
posting Christmas cards to inspire your Holiday spirit! But that's not all...

EVERY stamp in the Christmas category is discounted 20% 
during the 30 Days of Christmas! 

Just add them to your cart and the stamps will be discounted automatically.
Want an extra 10 % off on Christmas stamps? Use code TJ10Jeanne

Today also is the start of a new challenge! 
You will have a whole month to complete the challenge. Enter as many times as you wish using the link list at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate!
You have until November 12th to enter. Winner will be announced November 13th.

A few simple rules.

You must use Technique Junkies stamps to be chosen to win a prize.

If you don't have any Technique Junkies stamps feel free to play along and link your project but you will not be in the drawing for a prize.

You must use the challenge technique in your project (that's the challenge!)

No linking old projects. Projects must be new.

Please list Technique Junkies stamps with links in your project posts.

Please link directly to your project (not a general blog).

If you have a problem linking to the challenge contact Jeanne

The challenge is... Build a Background
You can see the original tutorial HERE

For my version of this technique you will need:

 inks (I used SU! inks)
MISTI or stamp positioner
I also used white acrylic paint on my project

I positioned my Pinecone stamp in the Misti.

I didn't measure. I just used the MISTI and repositioned my stamp each time. 
Since I started in the middle everything lined up easily. 

Here's my background.

I used a paintbrush and thinned (with water) white acrylic craft paint to paint some 
snowy areas on the pinecones. Then I splattered over the entire background. 
Stamp sentiment (Gifts of Christmas (set of 5)) and attach to card to finish.

For an additional 10% off on everything (30% total on Christmas stamps!) use the code below.

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Transitional Ombre Technique Challenge Winner!

Thank you to everyone that entered our challenge!
Look for a new challenge later today!!!

The winner of our Transitional Ombre Technique Challenge:

Please contact Jeanne for prize information within 7 days.

Check out Aimeslee's fun card!!!

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

30 Days of Christmas: Day 1

Welcome! Today is the first day of the 30 Days of Christmas! Every day from today through November 13th the Technique Junkies design team will be posting Christmas cards to inspire your Holiday spirit! But that's not all...

EVERY stamp in the Christmas category is discounted 20% during the 30 Days of Christmas! Just add them to your cart and the stamps will be discounted automatically.

Okay, ready for the artwork for DAY 1?

Just a little guilty looking puppy....
This uses the Christmas Dog stamp with the Dear Santa stamp.  The look on his face says it all, doesn't it???

In any case, we hope to inspire you this month with our Holiday creations. Join us every day!
Pat Huntoon