Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Fun with Snowflakes

I was thinking to myself that I was over this winter and snow stuff. I was wrong! With all the newly fallen snow outside, I was motivated to bring out my snowflake stash one more time to create a couple of fun wreath-style snowflake cards.

I've been wanting to do some cards in this style for some time now, so I decided to make a template using my Silhouette Cameo. I cut it out of heavy duty cardboard (it took a LOT of passes, lol!) but it turned out perfect!  I selected some snowflake stamp sets (listed below) and my ink colors, and stamped a couple of snowy cards. 

If you are wondering how this came about, I placed the template in the stamp positioner and placed my first stamp. I stamped it, turned the cardstock, stamped again, turned the cardstock, stamped, etc.

After I completed the first "circle", I selected the next stamp and positioned it where I wanted it. Then began stamping and turning to complete that pattern. I repeated the process with the other stamps.

Once the wreath was completed, I added some beautiful shimmer using Shimmering Bliss (Iridescent). I matted the panel and attached it to a card base. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of cardstock and trimmed it down with a tail. That was then attached with foam tape and some jewel elements were added for extra sparkle. Just look at the shine on this card!

The next card was basically completed in the same manner.

For the snowflake in the center, I stamped off on a scrap piece of paper, then stamped on the cardstock, which gave it a lighter, more background feel so it didn't overpower the sentiment. You can really see the shimmer on this close-up!

I used four stamp sets on these cards:

    Snowflakes, Set of 9 (SS098)

    I also used Shimmering Bliss in Iridescent to give the cards their beautiful shimmer.

    The other supplies used included: Cardstock; Foam Tape; Memento Ink (Love Letter, Bahama Blue, Teal Zeal, Summer Sky); Versamark Ink; White Embossing Powder; and Little Things By Lucy's Cards (Mermaid, Ice Cube Mix); Homemade Template made with Silhouette Cameo; Stamping Platform.

    I hope you're not too sick of the snow to get out your snowflakes and play! If you like the TJ supplies listed here, you can save 10% on your order by entering the code below at checkout!
    Til next time,
    Keepin' it inky!

    Monday, January 21, 2019

    You Stole My Heart

    Happy Monday!

    Pretty sure everyone has figured out I'm an animal lover by now. Dogs, cats, chickens and ducks live with me (well, not all in the house). I'm also a lover of animal stamps and today's card features a favorite. How can you go wrong with a cute puppy stamp? 

    My card uses You Stole my Heart and a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called Cute Love. I think they are just a perfect pairing! Don't forget if you are ordering today you can get 10% off by using the code TJ10Jeanne at Technique Junkies

    Here is a closer look.

    Hope you enjoyed my project!

    Sunday, January 20, 2019

    Warm and Cozy

    Good Morning!!!

    I hope you are all enjoying a nice weekend. Here in Kingston, we are having our first official "real" winter storm. It has been snowing since yesterday with a temperature of -18c. That truly is an anomaly because normally it won't snow at that temperature. That being said, we are warm and cozy at home with our two fireplaces blazing.

    This card is quite appropriate for a blustery winter day isn't it?
    This set is called Happy Winter Wishes

    I coloured the image with copics as I wanted some Brightness~~~~

    Hope you stay warm and cozy today

    If you want to save a little on your purchase at TJ stamps, you can use my code:


    Happy Stamping!


    Saturday, January 19, 2019

    Not My Circus

    Happy Saturday, Technique Junkies! It's Janelle here today with a burst of Shimmering Bliss for a circus and monkey card!

    Have some fun shopping today with
    10% at the Technique Junkies store!
    Use code TJ10Janelle at checkout!

    When I saw the Not My Circus stamp I thought shimmering sunburst of color, so that was my inspiration for this card. Grab your Shimmering Bliss Sprays and let's have some fun making a sunburst of color for Not My Circus stamp!

    For the colors on the sunburst, I used Shimmering Bliss Sprays in Thulian Pink, Imperial Yellow, and Miami Vice.

    My method for creating the sunburst was to quickly spray three 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch white cardstock with each Shimmering Bliss Sprays and then stack them before cutting them. Color side down mark around the edges halfway on each side, top, and bottom, then the sides once more so there are four bursts. The top and bottom get the same done, but you'll notice that I was in another universe when I measured mine and made six sunbursts! On a white cardstock score across the center horizontally and vertically at 2-1/8 inch and 2-3/4 inch. This will help you glue from the exact center for your card. Start gluing each piece from one of the scored lines and go around until they are all glued on. You will have extras to make another card, too!

    I colored Not My Circus with colored pencils that were close in hue to the sprays and then used an oval die cut for a fun focal shape. Pop it up with adhesive foam, That's it!

    Remember, all of the stamps in the LOVE Category are on sale for 20% off now through January 31st! No code needed!

    And shop with code TJ10Janelle at checkout for 10% off! Happy shopping!

    Check out my other Technique Junkies projects on my blog at Rain Puddles Design.

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    TJ Inkspirations: Love on Sale!

    I don't have a video for you today, since I am off to Creativation (formerly CHA) this week. I hope to come home with some new products, new ideas, and lots of inspiration to share in the coming year.

    I DO have a sale for you, though. All of the stamps in the LOVE Category are on sale for 20% off now through January 31st, so that you can stock up on Valentine stamps in plenty of time. Just add them to your shopping cart and they will be discounted automatically.
    Make sure to check out the Technique Junkies Facebook group for fun photos from the show floor!

    You Stole My Heart
    Hugs ad Kisses by Jeanne Streiff
    I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

    Pat Huntoon
    Technique Junkies LLC 

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

    My Sister, My Friend

    Hello friends! 

    Hope you all are having a great day!
    Today I want to share with you this beautiful Caladiums image!!

    Here are the details:
    * Stamp the Caladiums on white cardstock in Black ink, color image with markers and pencils.
    * Die-cut panel, then spray Dazzle Shimmering Bliss Topper, set aside to dry.
    * Stamp sentiment "My Sister, My Friend" on gray cardstock in purple ink, adhere to panel, tie ribbon around.
    * Die-cut a panel in bright pink and adhere it behind stamped panel.
    * Adhere panel to a white card base, size A2 card.
    Embellish with white rhubarb nuvo drops.

    Here you can see the how shimmery the panel is.

    You can get these products with a 10% discount using my TJ10Giovana code.

    Hope you like it.
    Have a fantastic day!

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    Glitter Tape Fun

    I won't lie ... I'm a bit of a glitter-phobe (okay more than *a bit*).  I can't stand finding little bits of sparkle all over my clothes & my home ... which is why I'm a fan of the new Glitter Tape at Technique Junkies.

    No stray glitter ... just a stripe of super-glittery goodness that all stays on your card (where it belongs).

    Remember, you can use my code TJ10Stephanie for 10% off the entire store (including this fun Glitter Tape).

    I like using my MISTI to apply glitter tape.  It's easy to remove the overlap from the mouse pad or the glass surface ... and the grid lines help me line things up.  The Glitter Tape is forgiving like washi tape ... so if you need to re-position, it's super-easy.

    This is the beautiful Olive Green.  I attached four equally-spaced horizontal strips to frame my image Faith Family Farming image ... the perfect touch of sparkle that even works for a masculine design.

    I also like attaching the Glitter Tape diagonally ... this is the gorgeous Copper Tape.

    I trimmed down my panel to frame some fun Why Fit In Giraffes (the 2nd guy is photo-bombing).

    I couldn't resist adding some googly eyes to the Why Fit In Giraffes.

    Love those fun little guys. 

    If you're a glitter-phobe like me (or even if you're not) can't wait to see what you create with the fun selection of Glitter Tape in the store.