Thursday, March 31, 2011

Try That Technique: Watercolor Over White

(Beth Norman) Good morning. Wow, is it Thursday already? I'm surprised at how fast the week goes because I make my card for Try That Technique on Mondays, and before I know it, it is time to post my card for you.

This week's challenge is to create Watercolor Over White, from the 2006 CD, where you will find it as a bonus technique.

The challenge for you is to join in and create a card and submit it to our Yahoo group, for your chance to win a week on the Yahoo group home page for the week.

This week's winner is Beth Ullman who submitted her Faux Shaving Cream card from last week's challenge. Congratulations Beth. Your card is now on our Yahoo group home page.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Delft Tiles and a Butterfly by Judy Jackson


Another terrific technique from the Emboss or Die CD! You have ordered yours, haven't you? There are so many wonderful technqiues on this CD. You will love it I am sure.
I was drawn to this technique as soon as I saw it. Several years ago, we moved from near Albany, NY to south central Pennsylvania. Dutch immigrants settled in the Albany and Schenectady areas several hundred years ago. The Dutch were famous for their blue and white tiles. They often painted pictures in blue on the white tiles. The pictures on the tiles were not just decorative. The tiles were often placed around the opening edge of fireplaces. These Delft Tiles were tools to teach the children how to read, Bible stories, math, and sometimes history.
While these Delft tiles on my card do not teach anything, they are still lovely and have a very high gloss -- just like real tiles do! Ribbon and some bling finish off the card.
The butterfly is a vellum sticker and the sentiment stamp is by Stamps 'n' More.
I hope your day is terrific -- and includes learning of some kind!
Judy Jackson

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ann's Antique Wallpaper


Here is a darling image for you from Sweet and Sassy Stamps.  This little Sunflower girl just screamed for a tiny bit of sparkle so I used my Spica and Glitter Gel pens.  The background is one of the techniques from the new Emboss or Die CD called Antique Wallpaper.  It was also featured last summer in the June/July issue.  There are sooooo many great techniques on that CD.  The image is colored with copics.  Enjoy!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Try That Technique: Faux Shaving Cream

Hello friends, Beth Norman here, with this week's Try That Technique Challenge. Diana Enns challenged me to use Faux Shaving Cream from the 2007 CD. It's just one of the many bonus techniques on the CD. You don't have the 2007 CD? Now is the perfect time to buy yours.

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Every Thursday we have a "Try That Technique" challenge and there is a prize of having your name and card in highlights on the Technique Junkie Newsletter home page. All you have to do is submit your challenge card to the Yahoo group. The more times you enter, the better your chance. This week's winner submitted two different cards, bettering her chance to win. And it worked.

This week's winner created two cards for the Twinkling Watercolors technique. Congratulations Tricia O'Bin, you are this week's winner. Your card is now on our home page.

My card uses stamps from Stampin' Up!

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Gothic Thanks!


{Jane Bosi} Happy Tuesday, Friends!! Today I am sharing a project I made to thank Stampotique for joining with TJNL in a fun technique hop last month. You may remember it--we used the Faux Barnwood technique from the February edition. Go here to refresh your memory. :) The technique on this card, Distressed Colorblocking, is also from that same edition! Have you tried it yet? What are you waiting for! Go get inky! TTFN, Jane

Friday, March 18, 2011

Paperclay Box: Burnished Backgrounds










Hi TJ Friends!! Kathie McGuire here with a Burnished Backgrounds project from August/September 2011 newsletter. I gave it a bit of a twist by using the background technique on ©Paperclay and instead of burnishing along the lines of a stamp, I pressed a Cuttlebug embossing folder into the clay and burnished along the lines the folder created. Whew! Sometimes my mind works overtime morphing techniques, huh? But that's what I LOVE about TJ! A great technique can be morped into many things with a little (or in my case--a lot) of imagination!

As a note, I rolled the Paperclay out onto a Teflon crafting sheet to the thickness of a nickel, pushed the folder into the Paperclay, and then baked it in my oven for 15 minuntes at 250 degrees. Then, I applied Ranger's Distress inks using the Burnished Background technique.

I glued the focal piece onto a box I made (the paper is from Michael's--I'm sports challenged so I don't know if that's football or basketball paper--and I don't want to know, either--lol)and added the stamped "gear" image.

Want a great tip for cutting a gear like this? Here it is: After I stamped and heat embossed the image from The Rubber Cafe, I cut the paper in a circle around the outer edge of the image. Then, I punched inbetween all of those little gears with a 1/16" hole punch. If I had a gear or two with some extra cardstock around it, I gave it a little trim. What a fast and easy way to get through an otherwise tedious cutting job!

I hope you've enjoyed my Paperclay-topped box. Have a wonderful stamping weekend!!

Kathie

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Try That Technique: Twinkling Watercolors


Hi, it's Beth Norman here with our weekly challenge called Try That Technique.

Opps, this stayed in draft. Sorry for the late post.

This week Diana Enns and I challenged each other to use the Twinkling Watercolors technique from June 2008. Now, we are challenging you to use this technique too.

Each week we pick a winner to have their week in spotlight where the winning card is on the Yahoo Group Home Page, and right beside it, a description with the winner's name.

This week's winner is Barb Benson who created a card using the Double Bugging technique that can be found on our new Emboss or Die CD. Congratulations Barb. You winning card can be seen on our Yahoo home page.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Nesties Spotlight by Judy Jackson

The Nesties Spotlight technique is on the Emboss or Die CD from Technique Junkie. Have you purchased yours yet?
I love this vintage image of a young family by Artistic Outpost. The little girl is so sweet eating her apple. All of the family were colored in with Copic markers. Two different Nestabilities dies were used to spotlight the sweet little baby girl. A bit of lace and a bit of bling add the accents to embellish this card.
How thankful I am for the past generations in my own family and the heritage they gave me. I hope my own children will appreciate their own heritage as they grow older.
Have a wonderful day with your family.
Judy Jackson

Saturday, March 12, 2011

White on White

Hey!  Ann Clack here today!

I happened to use one of the techniques from the new Emboss or Die CD today.  This one is called White on White.  Although I do have a lot of color on my card.  This is one of the designs I'm working up for cards for an International Rhododendron Society convention in May!  I love the 'class' that the white on white gives this card.  Hope you enjoy.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Faux Delft Tiles

Hi!  Donna here.  I made a card last week with a little Dutch girl image and complete forgot about this technique from the new Emboss or Die CD.  I know, I know...how could I?  To make up for my Faux Delft Tiles faux pas, I decided to showcase the technique in my post today.  Oh my, I'm adding this one to my list of fave techniques!

Happy Friday, Junkies!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cuttlequilt by Hetty

Yes, the new cd is here: Emboss or die! I love the title. How can one live without the cuttlebug... I thought I could, but now that I have it, I cannot live without using it. So many wonderful ways of using it and it is all on one cd! Here is one of the techniques called "Cuttlequilt". And I guess the name says it all.
What I like about this technique is that you can use all the little pieces that are lying around. Or all those background try-outs that you haven't used yet. Here is what you can do with it.
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Butterfly stamp by smARTworks.

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

First Signs of Spring.....

{Jane Bosi} Well, we all know I can't be talking about the weather! We've got another foot of snow predicted for us here in Wisconsin for tomorrow--I'm not thrilled to say the least! I WAS thrilled, however, to receive this new, sweet image from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design--I had to ink it up right away! The image is called "1st Signs of Spring" by Carmen Medlin. My background features the Wet Stencil technique (TJNL, August 2009) and a fun stencil, Flower Frenzy, also from SCACD. I hope YOU are warm and inky--
TTFN, Jane

Monday, March 7, 2011

Nesties Spotlighting

When I first came up with this technique, I had intended it for more elaborate Nestibilities Shapes -- but it works well with Nesties rectangles, too!

This is an example of Nestibilities Spotlighting from the new Emboss or Die CD. I LOVE this card -- so perfect for a Sympathy card. Stamps are from I Brake for Stamps (sentiment) and smARTworks (leaves).

This is one of  79 tutorials on the Emboss or Die CD - have you ordered yours yet? If not - go HERE to order it. Have a great day!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Maroon Tri Shutter




Hi TJ friends from Kathie McGuire!! I'm here today to share a Tri-Shutter card from the Fancy Folds and Motion CD.

I stamped the images (from Clearly Impressed) onto some background paper I purchased a year or two ago from Costco. I used a maroon dye based ink for most of the images, and added some more dimension by stamping the rest of the images with Gold Brilliance.

I hope you enjoy my very maroon creation; and, thanks for stopping by today!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Try That Technique: Waxy Cuttlebug

Thank you for stopping by for Try That Technique Thursday. Diana Enns is feeling a little better this week, so she was able to challenge me to using the Waxy Cuttlebug technique from the April 2008 issue. I think this is everyone's favourities, so I look forward to seeing a lot of submissions. You can even submit more than once. How fun is that?!

If you would like your name on the home page of the Technique Junkie Newsletter in the spotlight, submit your card to our Yahoo group. When your name is picked, your name and card will be seen for all to see.

Thank you for all participants last week, where we highlighted the Penciled Twinks technique from February 2008. A big congratulations goes to Holly Brown. Your card is now on the Yahoo Group Home Page.

You're next!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Faux Barn Wood and Stampotique Stamp by Judy Jackson




The Design Team has been challenged to use a Stampotique stamp as a main image with the Faux Barnwood technique from the February -March TJ newsletter. This is such a cool and easy-peasy technique. The absolutely hardest thing about this technique is waiting for the card stock to throughly dry after the last step!








This first card shown here uses a saying stamp from Stampers Anonymous as well as this delightful image of three little girls from Stampotique!



I wanted to make two cards using the same stamp, same technique, same idea but with a different orientation of the image.


This second card uses the focal image stamp from Stampotique plus a butterfly stamp from Stampin' Up and the greeting stamp is from Smart Works.


I hope you have been enjoying the various cards from the Deshgin Team using various stamps from Stampotique and the Faux Barn Wood technique. Stampotique has a wide variety of stamps -- something to suit every taste!


Have a wonderful day!


Judy Jackson

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Distressed Color Block Bunny by Judy Jackson


I love this bunny from Stampin' Up! He is so cute peaking out over the edge of the basket. I used Copic markers to color this image stamped over two similar in "intensity" colors of Distress Inks. The background used the Glimmered Textures technique - from the new Emboss or Die CD. Have you ordered yours yet? It is wonderful! I spritzed the silk flower with gold glimmer spray. A strip of lace tied around the layers and under the focal image adds a bit of vintage look to the card. I tied a bit of green ribbon around the knot of lace, and then tied a bit of gold cording to coordinate with the gold glimmer spritzed flower. I am so looking forward to spring. I am tired of snow and cold.
I hope creativity brings some warmth into your life today!
Judy Jackson