Saturday, March 24, 2018

Perfect Atoms

Hello Junkies! 
It's Ceal, with you day sharing this card using one of our March releases, 
Perfect Atoms. You can save 10% on this set and your entire order using my code TJ10Ceal and who doesn't like saving money?
I am so ready for spring, we just got done with snow and more is on the way so to lift my spirits I am using spring colors and papers on my card. 

To make my card I started with a white top folding card base and some plaid patterned paper by Lawn Fawn. I colored the birds using Chameleon pens. To keep it CAS with lots of white space I only added the patterned paper to the corner of my card.

Friday, March 23, 2018

TJ Inkspirations: Glitter Marker Colored Glimmer Paste

I had an epiphany this week, and this video tutorial is the result. I had a "what if..." moment, and I just knew in my heart that it would work.

Oh Man, did it ever!

Today I present the gorgeous look of using  Nuvo Glimmer Paste to cover  background paper, and then using Glitter Markers to color the image right over the paste. The result is Glittery, Glimmery, Shimmery - just spectacular in person. Not only that, but it isn't messy and it is EASY. What could be better?
Here are the stamps used today:
S701 Itoh Peonies
Glitter Marker Coloring on Glimmer Paste

Here is the artwork from the video:
Embossed Patina Nuvo Mousse 

and the video:
Glitter Marker Colored Glimmer Paste
Glitter Marker Colored Glimmer Paste
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Butterfly Collage

Hello lovely peeps!   Welcome!  Lynda Joy here with more inspiration for you from our Technique Junkies March New Stamp Release.
For my card today, I chose this beautiful Big Butterfly Collage stamp.  I love 'whole card' stamps like this, and this one is a beauty!  
I inked it up with Tim Holtz distress ink in Antique Linen, using my Misti.  This way I could see the image and where all the components were.  I then used Tombow markers on the stamp to place color on the individual areas.  I used a paintbrush with water to pull out the color, then overstamped again with the Misti.  I continued in this fashion until I reached my desired look.

When I took it out of the Misti, I used distress ink around the edges, and added some colored pencil highlights and shading here and there.  Some embroidery thread and beads along the edge, and sequins on the card finish it off.

I hope you will stop by our TJ Facebook Group .  There are lots of ideas and inspiration there from my Design Team comrades.  We would love to see some of your cards or projects there.

Don't forget, use my code, TJ10Lynda to get 10% off your purchase at Technique Junkies! 

I appreciate your encouraging comments and feedback!


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Playing with Color Burst!

Hi, Junkies! Recently I have been playing around with the Ken Oliver's Color Burst Powders. It's a pleasant surprise each and every time. I used colors from the Fresh Florals 6-pack. The colors included are Peony, Marigold, Sap Green, Naples Yellow, Prussian Blue and Wisteria. Even the names are colorful! There are five different sets available through Technique Junkies. The other sets include: Brights, Caribbean Brights, Earthtones and Rich Moroccan Shades.  And the good news is that you can save 10% off any of these sets by using the code "TJ10Ro" at checkout!

I have to admit that I had a hard time deciding which set to start out with. I already had some that I had previously purchased and they were darker shades, so I knew I wanted something bright. And since I love floral stamps, I decided to go with the Fresh Florals.  The first card I whipped up included Peony, Wisteria and Sap Green.

I stamped the image, Rose Doodles, and embossed it using Nuvo Embossing Powder. I then carefully tapped the Peony and Wisteria powders mainly where the flower was. The Sap Green was tapped in the area of the leaves. A few spritzes of water and VOILA! A beautiful image appeared! I added the sentiment from Donuts Happy Birthday and mounted the panel on a purple card base.  I love the subtle patches of color like blue and purple that magically appear in the powders. I was having so much fun, I decided to do a second card using Peony and Marigold.

I stamped the Itoh Peonies and embossed them with black EP. I then randomly sprinkled the powders over the image (a little goes a long way!) and spritzed with water. O.M.G.! The colors! I trimmed down the piece and matted it with a pink layer and then attached it to a purple base.  The sentiment, Feng Shui, was stamped in black on an orange piece of CS, trimmed and attached.  All the colors play so nicely together without overwhelming.

I hope you grab some of these wonderful powders (and STAMPS!!) to play with. You will be amazed with the magic that happens when you add water. And remember:

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Hello there, Junkies!  

There's so much creativity going on using Technique Junkies Stamps as well as our FaceBook Page.  There's also a Technique Junkies YouTube Channel, hosted by our creator, Pat Huntoon where she demonstrates lots of techniques for card makers.  Check them all out.  

We also have a monthly challenge. (This month it's an adorable sketch)  In order to win this challenge you must use Technique Junkies Stamps in your creation.  You say you don't have any TJ stamps?  Well....I have a 10% discount code (TJ10CHERI) which will let you get 10% off every and/or any stamps you want in the store.  

Here's how you do it - Shop.Use my discount Code TJ10Cheri.Get Your Stamps.Join Challenge.Enter to Win $25.00 worth of more fabulous TJ Stamps. discount also applies to Ken Oliver ColorBurst Pigment Powders.   YAY!!! 

I'm sharing a card with you today using some of those powders to make my background and an awesome stamp from the February 2018 Release called "Something Different".  

I used water color paper to create my background.  I started with a water wash and mixed my pigments on a palette before adding them to the panal.  I love how those powders have tiny fragments of different colors (see the greens and blues) within them.  You never know what you'll get and I love that spontaneity of this.  I used Adirondack Pesto ink to stamp the image using my MISTI.  After I got that image, I moved the card panel barely 1/16th inch and stamped it again in Versafine "Toffee" color ink for a yellowish "shadow".  I used NUVO citrus green mousse with water to color the inside of the butterfly....what happened is it lifted the pigment bg but left a pretty sheen.  I love happy accidents.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you found some inspiration and I hope to see you on our FaceBook page and in our challenge.  Don't forget, you can use my discount to get those stamps you want and need for our challenge.  

Monday, March 19, 2018

Meet Along the Way

I used part of one Technique Junkies stamp - and a verse from Wisdom of Oz -

The image is colored with my Copic markers and the sky is sponged with blue ink.

You will truly want to look over all of the lovely stamps and choose several stamps so you can take advantage of the 10% off when you use the code TJ10Judy.
Have a wonderfully creative day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Sunday, March 18, 2018

For the Birds!

Hello, Hello! 

Today's card is CAS, but with what I would consider a mixed media kind of style.  I was inspired by a Technique Junkie fan, Karen Dunbrook, who does wonders with distress inks for backgrounds.
I used one of the March new release stamps, 'Fly',  which you can get at a 10% discount using the code TJ10LeeAnn. 

The image panel is a a piece of water color paper.  Distress inks were used; I put the colors down on my craft mat, spritzed them with water, then picked up the color I desired with a piece of acetate and smooshed it onto the paper.  I repeated this multiple times, layering the colors til I got the desired look. 
Once dry, the image was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  I added a stitched edge to the left side of the panel to give it a more finished look.  A strip of black paper was added to the right edge to make the colors pop and then the panel was popped up on the card base using a piece of craft foam.  Sequins add just enough sparkle. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

  If you shop don't forget your 10% discount on your order with code TJ10LeeAnn.  

Lee Ann