Monday, July 22, 2019

Life is a Journey!

I have been using some older backgrounds that I created years ago.  And this card has one of them.  The background panel was created with the Antiqued Glimmers technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter from December 2009/January 2010.  

The Pelican stamp was colored with Nuvo Embellishment Mouse which I used as watercolors.  I added some lines for details here and there with a fine point black pen.  Life Is a Journey stamp is from the set Enjoy the Ride which has 6 stamps in it.

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Have a stampalicious day, and get inky!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Shimmering Waters and Dream Without Fear

Hello Saturday and thank you for stopping by the Technique Junkies post! This is Janelle today roping up a dreamy and lovely card!

This card came out crystal clear for me, it was just a matter of getting the ropes colored and trimmed within a frame. Once I put this card together, I realized I did it the long and arduous way, so I'm going to suggest something much more manageable!
Stamp and color the Ropes on white cardstock then create a mask for them before spraying Lapis Lazuli and Miami Vice Shimmering Bliss Spray randomly over the masked image for a simple watery effect. 
Stamp the Dream Without Fear sentiment and trim to the desired size for the card, then use it as a guide to where you'll want ropes to overlap. Make a small pencil mark where you'll want to start and stop the overlap as a guide. Use a craft knife or utility knife to trim along the rope between the pencil marks. This will be where the sentiment paper edge will be tucked underneath the rope. Glue sentiment into place. Glue onto a card front.
I spent a long time cutting around all the ropes with long breaks between for neck and shoulder stretches, so I highly recommend not doing that. I layered it over a thoroughly sprayed piece of white cardstock. It gives it dimension, although using a gray marker or pencil before masking and spraying would do the same effect.

Thank you for stopping by today and wishes for many crafty moments in your weekend!

Friday, July 19, 2019

Shimmering Sky Backgrounds

I had a blast creating in my stamp studio this week, and really enjoyed using some silhouette stamps (both released, and soon-to-be-released) with my Shimmering Bliss Sprays. I thought it would be fun to share the technique for creating sky backgrounds using the sprays. They are so easy to do!

I want you to try them, too! All of the Shimmering Bliss Sprays are 15% off through July 25th so that you can get some and start creating your own beautiful backgrounds!*

Want to see them in action? Here are some examples:

Shimmering Sky Backgrounds

Aren't they gorgeous? So easy to do, too.  Here is the How-To video:
Shimmering Sky Backgrounds for Silhouette Stamps
Shimmering Sky Backgrounds for Silhouette Stamps

*Shimmering Bliss Discount is not available on wholesale accounts. Only available on the individual bottlesa (not on the "Get it All" pack). Not available for orders outside the United States.
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wreath Wishes

I love mailing flowers ... they last forever and never need to be watered.  Remember, you can use my discount code TJ10Stephanie for 10% off your Technique Junkies order.

Today I'm sharing a card where I tried too incorporate some of the coloring techniques I learned in a recent class with Kathy Racoosin (I still need lots of improvement, but the only way to get better is to practice, practice, practice).

I started by stamping the Wreath Wishes stamp on the textured side of watercolor paper using my MISTI and Amalgam Ink.  I left my stamp in place, because I wanted to come back and stamp one more time after I finished coloring.

One of the tips from Kathy was to lay down some marker before you start coloring with pencils.  I used one of her favorite Copic colors for doing that and also used a very light blue green Spectrum Noir marker for the leaves.

Next I worked to really sharpen my pencils to a very sharp point and tried to use a lighter hand with my shading (still need more work on both).  I tried to be fearless and just let myself color.

I combined pinks and purples for the blooms ... and blues and greens for the leaves.

This stamp set has two sentiments that fit perfectly inside the wreath to produce a 4 1/4" square card ... perfect to pop in the mail to let someone know they are on my mind.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Vintage Lighthouse

Hello fellow stampers!

Everywhere I turn, I see nautical cards, household decor, etc.  I'm feeling extra nautical this summer because my husband bought a cruising boat this summer, so much of my free time is spent at the marina on the boat.

It's extra fun working on nautical cards, now that I have a boat, and there is no lack of nautical images at Technique Junkies.

Here I used Ropes on my background, coloured in two different colours using my Misti, and Vintage Lighthouse in my foreground.

You can get these, and any other product that is not in the clearance rack, for 10% off with my code TJ10Beth.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for some more inspiration.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Dream Without Fear

Happy Monday!

Sometimes a card comes together really fast and still looks great. This is a good example of that happening. I always have a stack of backgrounds in my stash. This one is watercolored. I had planned to use it for another projects but the colors seemed wrong so I put it away for later use. Well... when I saw the Summer Bouquet image I knew it would be perfect! I stamped in black ink and then added a little shading and the leaves with markers. I finished the card off by adding the Dream Without Fear sentiment. Ta dah! Done. 

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Putting My Foot Down

Hello!  Lynda here with a card for you from one of the July release stamps.
Isn't this Zentangled flamingo adorable?  I thought so.  And it's the perfect verse to go with her!

I used the TJ stamp Foot Down.  I stamped it onto white card stock, and colored her with markers.  I cut along the right side, following the contour of the image.  On another white piece of card stock, I stamped it again, onto light blue card stock.  I brushed on some blue ink along the edge where the words are.

I added the cut-out panel to the blue panel along the left edge.  I used foam tape to give it dimension.  I added the whole shebang to a pink glitter panel, and added that to an A2 card.



For the inside, I stamped the Flamingo SD890 stamp, twice.  I added some pink ink with a brush.

Have you had a chance to check out this fabulous release at Technique Junkies?  If not, you can find all the stamps HERE.   The release post with all the designer's links is on the IO blog HERE.

I hope you enjoyed my card, and were inspired.  Don't forget, use my code, TJ10Lynda, to receive your 10% discount on your entire Technique Junkies order! 

Thanks for stopping by the Technique Junkies blog today!