Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A Colorful Life Stencil Designs

Did you know that in addition to a huge collection of unique red rubber stamps, the Technique Junkies store also has a fabulous line of Stencils by A Colorful Life?

And remember, if you go shopping at Technique Junkies, use my discount code TJ10Stephanie at checkout for 10% off your purchase.

For today's card, I used Stencils over some of the Gel Press prints from my stash.  I made these using bubble wrap during one of my classes at Creativation.

This stencil is called Rough Edge Circlezz Stencil.  I sponged Blue Print Distress Ink on top of my Gel Press Paper.

To paint my sweet little She Is Fierce Birdie, I used a paint brush that still had some gold paint leftover from my Life and Beer card and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, which produced a lovely pink shimmer.

For the next card I used the Classic Harlequin Stencil and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink over a gold Gel Press print.  The ink didn't want to stick to the painted background, so I used clear embossing powder over the sponged ink.

The sentiment is from the new fun set of Inside Out Stamps called Live Forever (there are 10 stamps in the set ... such a great deal).

Here's the *snort* inside sentiment and a piece of the Gel Press paper before I added the stencil.

Go check out the pages of awesome stencils in the Technique Junkies Store ... and use my discount code for 10% off your purchase.

Stephanie Severin

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Hello Technique Junkies!!!!

What a busy and exciting month May has been for us!  First, we had the awesome new release of stamps for this month on May 1st, and then last week we rolled out a new line of stamps from Technique Junkies Stamps newest illustrator, Rita Barakat

All stamps from the Technique Junkies stores, as well as the new stamps from both releases can be purchased with a full 10% off discount if you use my personal discount code of TJ10Cheri.  Go for a fun filled shopping trip and get yourself some happy mail.  (My discount can also be used on Ken Oliver Colorburst Powders)  

One of the many fab stamps from the new May 2018 release was City Watercolors .  There are so many ways to create with this stamp and my card shows only one.  

Using a white cardstock panel, I stamped the image in a brown dye ink.  I then sponged around it with Distress Oxide Inks which gave the look of a late afternoon sunset.  I used some Chameleon Colortone Pencils to highlight various objects in the scene and then, with a white gel pen, I went around the outside of the buildings and other structures.  This final step gave it a more sketchy look as well as enhancing the stamped image.  This is truly a fun stamp to have in your collection.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you found some inspiration.  Here's my discount code one more time and a few reminders.  

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Advice from an Owl

Hi, it's Beth Norman here with my love for owls.  It's no secret that I love my owls and to showcase this wonderful, wonderful stamp set called You are a Hoot, Set of 7, I created a picture frame for my stamp room by stamping all over my mat with the owls and inserted Advice from an Owl as seen below.

You can receive 10% off of this stamp set, or any other product, simply by using my code TJ10Beth. It's that simple. 


Monday, May 21, 2018

New Illustrator Hop Winner!

Thanks for hopping with us!

The winner of the $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate is..,
Audrey Snow

Please contact Jeanne (click here) within 7 seven days
 for you Gift Certificate information. 

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Snarky Sentiments!

Hello Everyone!

I have a couple of cards to share today and both have to do with food!  Hmmm, wonder what
this says about me??
Both cards use the Inside Out: Live Forever Stamp Set.  These are super fun and a bit snarky sentiments.  You can get them here and if you use code TJ10LeeAnn, you will get 10% off your order.   I challenged myself to let the sentiment be the focus of the card.

This first sentiment is a hoot!  Truth be told, I have often thought this, LOL!  I made my own background with the Birthdays and Donuts Stamp.  I used my MISTI and masked the sentiment off
to create this background.  A piece of vellum tones down the background, keeping the sentiment the focus.
I love the look of the Marble Swirl Background stamp- I stamped it tone on tone and die cut a circle from the paper, using it as a layer behind the sentiment.  The stamp reminds me of icing.  :D
And the INSIDE of the card (if you haven't guessed it already!)~

Or in this case, eat donuts!

Next up is a design that I keep coming back to- using the negative pieces from a background die.

I used some citrus'y' colored cardstock and die cut it, using negative pieces from the 4 different colors of cardstock.  The sentiment is heat embossed in white.  I took the idea of salt and added Martha Stewart clear glitter to each of the dots to mimick salt.  Once you see the inside of the card, you will understand the salt!

I made the slice of lime just by die cutting 3 different sized circles- 1 white and 2 lime green.  The lime segments where hand trimmed.
There you have it, 2 cards with a simple sentiment as the focus.
Are you up to the challenge?? 

 Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous and crafty week!

Lee Ann

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Screaming Calories

Hello everyone!
It's Ceal,  here to share a card with you today. 
I love this stamp Screaming Calories, how many of us can relate? I know I can!
This stamp would make a great encouragement card for someone who is trying to lose weight. 
You can save 10% on all your orders except new releases and clearance by using the following code, TJ10Ceal

To create my card I started with a top folding white card base, a piece of patterned paper and a white panel cut down with a stitched die. I stamped the image and then masked the lil piggy off so I could sponge a background behind him. Next I colored him up with Copic markers and addd the patterned paper and the panel to the card base.

Friday, May 18, 2018

TJ Inkspirations: Gilded Metallic Mousse Background

I can't help myself. If something is metallic, or sparkly, or shimmery...well, it just makes me happy. Today's tutorial is all three!

I decided to create a multi-colored Metallic Mousse background and top it off with Silver Gilding Flakes using a stamp, and I couldn't be happier with the results. I topped the whole thing off with a new stamp from the Rita Barakat line and a new sentiment to create a card that is elegant and pretty. 

Here is the stamp I used for the gilding flakes:
Sketched Flowers
The focal image:
Reflections_ by Rita Barakat
And the sentiment:
Beautiful Minds
Gilded Metallic Mousse Backgrounds

Here is the artwork from the video:
Uses Sketched Flowers_ Reflections and Beautiful Minds Stamps
Gilded Metallic Mousse Background

Enjoy today's video!

Gilded Metallic Mousse Background
Gilded Metallic Mousse Background

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

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC