Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Incrediball Canning Jar Set

Hello fellow Junkies. Beth Norman here. Can you believe summer is behind us and we're into fall?  I hope our winter goes as quickly, that's for sure. 

Since sunflowers are in season I thought it would be fitting to fill my IncrediBall Canning Jar Set full of sunflowers.  The sunflowers are a Cottage Cutz die that comes in three pieces.  I created four sunflowers and distressed them with SU inks. 

My cute IncrediBall Canning Jar Set is an October release and can be purchased on sale until October 9th at 15% off.  Now that's a steal.  There is a coordinating stamp set called Incrediball Labels which are just darling.

I added a big black flourish in behind my layered dies and added corner dies and distressed them as well.

Have an incrediball day!

Oh Christmas Tree

Good morning Junkies!  Today I have a couple of projects to share with you using two of the brand new September Releases.

First up is a tag:

I stamped silver ink all over a white tag and then sprinkled Stampendous Chunky White embossing powder over the ink and heat set.  Since the ink I used was fast drying dye ink, only random sections were embossed (which is what I was aiming for).  Next I stamped Flourished Christmas Tree onto a piece of mixed media paper and cut it out.  I painted the swirls with Art Anthology Velvet in Shamrock and Desire and then went over it with Gold Metal Effects.  I then stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Winter Wonderland Sayings Set of 3 in Tomato Sauce ink and added it to my page.  Finally, I stamped out a few more of the stars and scattered them on the tag along with different snowflake embellishments and finished up with some red and green fiber.

I then decided to create a quick and fun Christmas ATC.  I stamped one of the trees from Christmas Trees Set of 6 in green ink and then fussy cut it out.  I added a piece of sticky foam to the back to "pop" it out and placed it on an ATC covered with Christmas-y paper.  A few foil stars, a couple of presents, some Christmas lights, and a fussy cut Merry Christmas 2 sentiment in Tomato Sauce ink and it was done.

I hope you enjoyed these two projects.  They were a lot of fun to make.
Until later..............


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Fright Night

Good morning Junkies! A fall chill is in the air here in New England today-and what better way to celebrate October and Fall than with a Halloween project.

For this card I used the Fright Night  sentiment and the Spider Webs for the background. 
The Spider Web background was stamped with acrylic black paint and used as a resist. Distress ink was applied over top with a blending tool-Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet-2 fantastic colors for Halloween.

I added the Tim Holtz Sizzix Ghosts die cut -this coordinates so well with this stamped background!
Thanks for joining me today and be sure to check back here on the TJ Design team blog for more great inspiration using these incredible stamps!
Embrace Imperfection!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October New Release Blog Hop

Welcome! Today we are celebrating the October stamp release with a Blog Hop brought to you by the Technique Junkies Design Team. The hop starts here, so you are in the right place!

This month, we have 12 brand new stamps, including some wonderful additions to the Palettini Line. Follow along the hop to see the new images at their best, then go shop -- the October New Release stamps are 15% off until Friday, October 9th. Your discount will show up at checkout.

Here are a few cards to get you started:

My first card uses the Hawk Background, layered over the Wood Background. I colored the hawk with Inktense Pencils, since they are so great for layering color.

In addition to the Hawk Background, we are also releasing a smaller version (Hawk, Small), sized for a focal image. In this example,I used Distress Markers to color the hawk. The sentiment is Feng Shui, (which has been in the line for a long time), and I used the Wood Background on this piece also:
Finally, before we move on to the hop, I have one more piece, to celebrate fall:
This uses the Oak Relief background stamp, colored with Art Anthology Sorbet Paints, with the background sprayed over with several Art Anthology Colorations Sprays.The word was stenciled on using the Art Anthology Soliloquy Stencil using Black Lava Stone Effects (it has a sand texture).

Ready to see more? Come hop! Here is the line-up:
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Sally Lynn MacDonald  http://www.sallylynnmacdonald.com

Go on over to Pam's Blog for your next stop. I hope you enjoy the hop -- and the new stamps! 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Hey Junkies,

It's the Crafty Nurse here back with a little holiday spirit!  Okay, okay, it's a little early, but would you believe there are only 12 more weeks until Christmas?  It's okay though, Pat has released some gorgeous Holiday stamps that you can use to make multiple cards or gift sets so I thought I'd share a few quick ideas to accomplish that.

All my cards began with the Peppermint Swirl stamp from the September release.  I stamped the first layer with white pigment ink and then a second layer of dye ink.  Easy peasy!

The first card's focal point is another great September release called, "Ornament 1."  I embossed 4 layers of Liquid Platinum from Ranger and then stamped right into the wet powder after it was melted.  This works great for very detailed stamps.

Close up of "Ornament 1"

 For this card I only used the white pigment ink and no dye overlay ink.  I did some inlayed die cutting with the snow die making for a very quick and easy card that is great to send through the mail because it's completely flat.

My third card uses the same technique as card #1 with the focal stamp being "Joy", also from the September release.

Close-up of the "Joy" stamp dipped in multiple layers of embossing powder after it was heat set.

I hope you've gotten a little holiday spirit and look forward to seeing you at our Blog Hop that starts tomorrow on October 1st!

Goodbye for now,
The Crafty Nurse

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Spooky Black Cat

Boo!  Trick or Treat.  Beth Norman here, and the season is upon us.  I find Black Cat to be such a versatile stamp and have so many ideas to do with it.  Here is how I created this card:

  • Pick four colours of ink
  • Cut a cloud shape out of heavy cardstock or watercolour paper
  • Starting from the top, sponge over top of the cloud with the lightest colour
  • Continue sponging colour on top of the cloud
  • After all clouds are sponged, lightly sponge the appropriate colour in the white space below the cloud shape
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Vintage Daisies

Hi, it's Gini, back to share another card with you. The designs on the Palettini Collection from Technique Junkies really lend themselves to coloring with watercolors.  For this Vintage Daisy Collage, I embossed the image first, to keep my lines bold.  Then I started painting with the Spectrum Aqua watercolor pens.  Quick and easy, but elegant. Thanks for stopping by!