Thursday, April 28, 2011


Hi, it's Beth Norman here with this week's Try That Technique challenge where Diana Enns and I challenge each other to use one of the techniques from the Newsletter. This week it is White on White from the Emboss or Die CD.

Submit your card using this technique to the Yahoo group for your chance to be the winner of the week, where your card and name is published on our Yahoo Group Home Page.

Last week Judy Parlin submitted a card using the Folded Pocket card from the Fancy Folds and Motion CD. Congratulation Judy Parlin, you are this week's winner. Your card is now on our home page.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hetty's folded pocket card

Hello fellow stampers!
Those pocket cards are so neat, I also had to make one.
I think they are great to use when you want to
give money for a birthday.
I made this one for my SIL, who just
did a course in sushi making
(and yummy he is good at it!!).
He also has a special birthday,
so that is the reason I made a
special card for him.

For this card I used a new digital stamp by
an  found a wonderful free font

The digital stamp is colored with copic markers
and the scrap paper is from Stampin'Up!
and some digital paper that was printed
on my printer for this card.
More info on my Craftchaos Blog.

And if you want to make one of these
Folded Pocket cards, you find the
tutorial on the Fancy Fold and Motion CD.
(pss....... we are busy working on a new CD,
so keep your eyes open!)

Have a creative day!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Kissed Folder

Hello everyone...Donna here.  To commemorate Earth Day today, I'm sharing this natural, earthy, and green card that I made using the Kissed Folder technique from the Emboss or Die CD. This is such a great technique to add just a bit of texture to solid stamps, like I did here with my trees.  The tree stamps I used are from Memory Box and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.


Have a wonderful day and remember -- be nice to your Mother...Earth.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Try That Technique: Folded Pocket Card


Beth Norman
here, with this week's Try That Technique. This week Diana Enn's and I challenged each other to create using the Folded Pocket Card.

I thought I would get a head start on my Christmas cards this year, and thought this would be the perfect fold to use.

Speaking of fold, this Folded Pocket Card is from our new Fancy Folds and Motion CD.

Each week we ask you to join us in making the technique of the week. And, each week we have a winner whose card and name will be placed on the Technique Junkie Newsletter home page for the week.

This week's winner used the Dry Embossed Wash last week. Congratulations LaVerne Wilson you are this week's winner, and your card is now on our home page.

Try That Technique will take a summer vacation and the last week of Try That Technique will be May 26th.

Good luck to all participants!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Foam Stamping and Glimmer Lace




Hi Everyone - This is Chrissy Dickinson here stopping by to share a few projects with you today.
On todays card, I used the Glimmer Lace technique from the 08/10 Newsletter




Here are  some more details:

Stamps: Things with Wings, Inspirational Phrases from I Brake For Stamps
Paper: White, Black, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Black
Accessories: Offray Ribbon, Lace, Martha Stewart Glitter, Xyron, Technique Junkies Newsletter, EK Success Punch, Dimensionals,



My second card uses the the April/ May 2011 newsletter technique called Foam Stamping.

Stamp Set: I Brake for Stamps Boy Fishing  
Cardstock: from Paper Temptress
Accessories: Martha Stewart Punch, Foam, Markers, buttons, linen thread, Offray ribbon


Friday, April 15, 2011

Recycled Box~Bomber Jacket




Hello TJ'ers!! Kathie McGuire here, bringing you a recycling project on your stamping Saturday.

This is an eyeglass case box I recycled into a gift box. I made the peach colored paper using the Bomber Jacket technique from the TJ CD#7. I love the look and feel of the Bomber Jacket technique because it can be used on any color or kind of cardstock. Start with a plain piece of paper and end up with a paper that looks like soft, worn leather in any color!! It's fabulous.

This box was plain brown, but had a manusfacturer's name printed on the top of it. I punched a strip of the Bomber Jacket paper with a Martha Stewart punch and added it to the sides, then also covered the top of the box with a strip of the paper to cover up the printing. On top of that is a piece of drywall tape and a couple of gems I purchased at a local mill ends fabric store. See the feet? Another recycled item....they are 4 plastic beads from an old necklace!

I hope you've enjoyed my little recycling project; and remember, it's Saturday.....so go make something!!

Kathie

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hetty's Embellished Circles



A wonderful technique in the new newsletter is
embellished circles
It is a little like the millefiori technique from the last
newsletter (and I like that one too).
I love how the stamping and the embellishments
come together in this technique.

On the first card you see the technique used as it is
explained in the tutorial.
On the 2nd card you see the technique combined
with a picture that was first stamped and masked.
Then the circles were added and a bit of glimmermist.
This way it has a more grungy look.

Used stamps are from Stampin'Up! and Steampunk.

Have a creative day!


Try That Technique: Embossed Wash


Welcome to the Design Junkies blog for Try That Technique. This is Beth Norman with the challenge of the week, selected by Diana Enns and myself. Every Thursday we post our cards, and ask you to join in on the fun.

This week we are challenging you to use the Dry Embossed Wash technique, which is in the 12/07 issue and it is a bonus technique in the Emboss or Die CD.

Isn't my Sweet and Sassy Stamps image just darling.


Here is a close up. Doesn't the Dry
Embossed Wash technique, behind the Sweet and Sassy Stamps image, look just like the paper from Mark's Finest Papers? Cool, eh?

Each week we select a winner who plays along with us. How do you win? Just submit a card to our Yahoo group using the technique of the week. Cut off is 12 noon EST.

This week's winner used the Scored Diamonds technique last week. Congratulations Mary Wise. You are this week's winner. Your card is now on our home page.

**Please note, Try That Technique will take a break in June, July and August. I will randomly post a TTT during that time, so look closely for the announcements. Enjoy the nice weather.***

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Scrapping Techniques

{Jane Bosi} I've been challenging myself lately to see how many TJ techniques I can scrapbook with. Today, I'm using a technique from the most recent newsletter, Foam Shadow Stamping. My finished page measures 8 x 8--the size works perfectly for applying techniques and for when I only have one picture I want to use. My stamp image is from I Brake For Stamps and is called Butterflies. It's the perfect accent for this page and a wonderfully versatile image! Other stamps are from Amuse and Stampin' Up! Anyone want to join me in some technique based scrapbookin'?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Cuttlebug Highlights and Glimmered Texture by Judy Jackson


I sure hope that by now you have purchased the Emboss or Die CD. If you haven't -- run and click your fingers to order this CD.
I used another vintage Easter image from Tim Holtz. I chose designer background paper to be used with the Cuttlebug Highlights technique for the background.
A strip of white lace and some pearls were chosen for embellishments. Then I used a small piece of Glimmered Texture paper to use as an accent over the bottom right hand corner of the vintage focal image.
These vintage Easter images so remind me of many picture books for young children.
I hope your spring is nice and warm -- with creativity flowing from your stamps to paper!
Judy Jackson

Friday, April 8, 2011

Ribbon Spiral Strip

Hello, Junkies, Donna here!  Today I've got something highly unusual and very rare -- a scrapbook page made by me.  I can't remember the last time I did a layout, but I needed to make one for the Class Act blog challenge so here it is.

The technique I'm featuring is called Ribbon Spiral Strip and it's from the October/November 2008 newsletter.  My version is wider than what was shown in the newsletter (I started with a 2" strip), and I used pearl cotton thread instead of ribbon.

From the same newsletter, I also used a bit of Cuttlebug Highlight, a technique I use so often that I forget that it's a technique.

The stamps used on this layout are from Class Act, Inc. and I colored the images with Copic markers.  Papers used include kraft paper and Heavenly White from Paper Temptress.  I love the Heavenly White paper with Copics, by the way.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Try That Technique


Hi, Beth Norman here, with another week of Try That Technique. This week Diana and I challenged each other to create a card, or project, using the Scored Diamonds technique, and is found in the April 2010 issue as well as our new Emboss or Die CD.

This technique was one that was created by Pat herself. Thank you, Pat, for another awesome technique.

Each week we pick a winner, whose card will be posted onto our Yahoo group home page for the entire week. Your name will be in spotlights, along with your card. All you have to do is submit your card using the Scored Diamonds technique to our Yahoo group.

We have a winner from last week's Watercolor of White. Congratulations Barb Benson. Your card is now on our home page.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Glimmered Texture Easter Card by Judy Jackson


This vintage Easter Bunny image is from the seasonal papers by Tim Holtz. I created the frame with the Glimmered Texture technique. I used an A2 sized paper and created a small piece of cardstock with the glimmered Texture technique. Then I used a die cut to cut out the frame.
I mounted the focal image on green and red card stock. I used white metallic paper to tie both the frame and the vintage bunny together. Paper Temptress sells this beautiful paper. It has a lovely shimmer to the text weight paper.
Some ribbon and stick on bling finish off the card!
Is it Spring yet where you live? I hope so.
Judy Jackson

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Burnished Background on Paperclay




Happy Stamping Saturday from Kathie McGuire! I'm here again with another "twisted" TJ technique. I always seem to have my fingers in Paperclay lately, so here's another Paperclay project with a Technique Junkie technique. I did this technique 2 weeks ago, but I'll explain the details again here. LOVE IT? See my previous post (scroll down a few) to see another project using Paperclay with this same technique!

This is from the Agust/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 with Distress Inks along the lines the folder created. 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.

Paperclay is so light, that I was able to attach it to my card base with double sided foam mounting tape. The background stamp is from The Rubber Cafe; it was stamped onto Kraft cardstock with Distress Ink.

I hope you enjoy the card and thanks for stopping by today!

Kathie McGuire