Friday, May 27, 2022

TJ Inkspiration: 24 Carat Wildflower Silhouettes


Sparkling Gorgeous Color!
Today's tutorial and kits were inspired by Tracy Shultz. She was working as a Demo artist in the Technique Junkies tradeshow booth earlier this year, and she blew mw away with this idea! I knew when I saw it that I needed to share the technique.

We have a couple of kits for you today in case you would like to make your own sparkling creations. All of the pieces, parts and kits may be found HERE.
The video is here:
24 Carat Wildflower Silhouettes

2022 Tradeshows

July 16, 17 -- Pittsburgh PA
August 5 - 6 – Cincinnati OH
(check out our classes!)
August 27, 28 – Hamburg NY
September 10, 11 – Westminster MD
October 7, 8 – York PA
October 22, 23 – Hampton VA

Thursday, May 26, 2022

One Great Dude

Hello, friends!
I'm here today with two fun cards that I made, using a great new stamp set, Stud Muffins, from the May Release. This set has both images and 3 fun sentiments!

Here's my first card:

Is this fun, or what?
The image was colored with Copics and fussy cut. 
The 'frame' is a die cut, and the sentiment was stamped, matted, and popped up onto the card front.
I think I'll go back and gloss up his eyeglasses before this one gets mailed - forgot to do that!

And here's card number two:

For this card, the image was stamped onto a white focal panel - face, arms and shoes were colored with Copic markers. I then stamped again onto patterned paper and the shirt and pants were fussy cut and adhered over top of the image. Using an Ink Blending Brush and some Distress Oxide Ink, I stenciled a background, using A Colorful Life Designs Diamond Fade Stencil. The focal panel was adhered to a rust colored card base.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Be sure to head over to the Technique Junkies store and do a little crafty shopping!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Thank You for Your Service

 Today I am showcasing what I think is my favorite of the new releases this month of May. Thank You for Your Service is a very important stamp set. A great way to thank all that serve and protect our country. I used some distressed looking scrap designer papers, burlap and a flag charm to finish it off. Head over to Technique Junkies and use my code TJ10Pam to get 10% off.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022


So excited to share another 

Fathers Day card I made for 

Technique Junkies DT.

This one is for those who are lucky enough

to have TWO Dads!!!

It is hard to find a card to celebrate their day. 

For this card - I fussy cut out the two

stud muffins LOL - added the wishes stamp.

(added the 's')

Then layers etc 

On the inside ......

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Monday, May 23, 2022

Magnolia Birthday!


Magnolia Branch Border makes a beautiful birthday card.   I used a verse from Inside Out: Young at Heart.  I first colored the magnolia branch with Copic Makers, and then inked the verse with Versafine black ink and heat embossed it with detail clear powder.  I used blending brushes and the Cloud Edger stencil for the sky.  Te stencil is from A Colorful Life Designs. It is framed with background paper and deep pink card stock on pale pink card stock for the base card.  

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The flowering trees here are beautiful and the weather here is warming up!  Yeah!!  Don't forget to get inky!!

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Pink Magnolia Frame

Good morning!  It's Holly posting today, and I'm sharing this sweet floral card that I created with stamps from Technique Junkies.  Have you seen the new Magnolia Branch Border stamp?  It's beautiful! 

For this card, I started by lightly brushing some pink ink all around the edges of some white cardstock with a Colorful Blending Brush.  Then I inked up the Magnolia Branch Border with the same pink ink, and I just stamped the blossoms around the edge of the white cardstock.  The sentiment, from the In Full Bloom set, was stamped with the same pink ink and then die cut with an oval die.  I cut the fancy oval frame from a pink cardstock and glued the sentiment onto that, and then I added a sweet little pink organza bow.

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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Monochromatic Magnolia

 Our lovely Magnolia Branch Border is a large stamp, but it extra special when used with monochromatic ink. Here is was randomly stamped and paired with the Get Well Soon stamp for an extra-pretty result.