Tuesday, August 21, 2018


Hi there Technique Junkies fans!  

I have a new card to show you today and a fun way to achieve some interesting rain/water texture.

If you like the stamps I used here and would like to purchase them, you can find them, and many more, in the Technique Junkies Stamp store.  Use my personal discount code at check out and get a full 10% off your order TJ10CHERI.

I began this card by inking a light blue card stock panel with various hues of darker blue dye ink.  Then, using my MISTI I stamped  "Rain Dance" on the panel in VersaFine black pigment ink.  I left the stamp in the MISTI and restamped it several times in order to get the depth of darkness I wanted.  Once dry, I stamped "City Watercolors"  over the first image setting a background.  

I let the entire panel dry again and once dry, I took some acrylic white paint and a plastic fork.  I dipped the fork into the paint and dragged it arcoss the panel producing the white rain and splashes. It doesn't show well in this photo, but for added sparkle, I sprayed some Iridescent Shimmering Bliss on my craft mat and using the plastic fork, applied it using the same technique....I loved how this turned out.  

The sentiment "So She Danced"  in black VersaFine pigment ink as well.  Done!  

I hope you like this and found some inspiration.  Try this plastic fork technique and see what you come up with!  Have fun!  

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Voice of the Sea

This was a fun card to create.  I used die cuts birds in the sky, and die cut vellum sea weeds, and Nuvo Glitter drops for bubbles in the ocean.  I enlarged the card so you might be able to see transparent vellum "waves" across the blue center.  Stamps are from the Technique Junkies Stamps Sea Horses - http://techniquejunkies.com/seahorses-set-of-4/.  Both the verse and the sea horse are heat embossed with detail black embossing powder.  The sea horse is cut out.  However, I did not cut our the tiny little tendrils from the sea horse.  I used MISTI - http://techniquejunkies.com/misti-most-incredible-stamping-tool-invented/  -  and positioned  the sea horse on the card and then removed the colored in sea horse, and only inked up the tendrils and stamped with black pigment ink, and heat embossed.  

A 10% discount can be yours if you use the discount code TJ10Judy when you check out with your order. 

May a marvelous day be yours, and that you have some time to get inky!!

Judy Jackson

Sunday, August 19, 2018


Good Morning!!!!

Today I want to celebrate my girlfriends. I am blessed to have many wonderful women in my life. Best Friend Forever, Close Friends, Acquaintances and Coworkers. Each an every one of these women empower me and bring so much joy in my life. I cherish all of these encounters and particularly  those that I have met through the crafting world. 

This little BFF stamp is super cute and a great image to send to a good friend!
I coloured the girls in Copic Marker and paired them with the Sentiment from the Wisdom of Oz  set. I could chatter on about that Movie and the themes for ever, so I just won't stop

I hope you have a most amazing day!

Feel free to use my discount for any goodies you'd like to pick up~

Happy Stamping,


Saturday, August 18, 2018

Saturday Perks!

Happy Saturday! It's Janelle here on the Technique Junkies blog today, and owl be sharing a blissfully fun card with you!

I've been an avid coffee drinker since college when late-night project deadlines became a weekly habit, and I haven't changed my creative schedule since. However last minute I may have started this card, it didn't take all night or a cup of coffee to complete, it's super easy with Technique Junkies supplies!

Shopping today?
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Ready to find out how to make this card? Keep reading on for supplies and instructions! I'm not sure if I enjoyed this Perk Up Soon owl or Shimmering Bliss spray and stencil combo for the background, but they both create a message to lighten someone's day! Hope you can see the shimmer in this photo, click on it to see a bigger image.

  1. Stamp Perk Up Soon with black ink and color with alcohol markers or desired medium. 
  2. Stamp image again and color only the coffee cup and trim out. Pop up with foam tape onto the main image.
  3. Apply Nuvo Glitter Gloss marker or glimmer paste on the coffee cup. Let dry.
  4. Place Arrowhead Chevron stencil over white cardstock and spray top half with Miami Vice Spray, then bottom half with Mardis Gras Purple. Glue onto kraft cardstock base.
  5. Repeat sprays directly onto white cardstock mat slightly bigger than the stamped image.
  6. Glue stamped image onto sprayed mat and glue onto card base.
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See more of my projects with products from the Technique Junkies store on my blog Rain Puddles Design.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Sunflowers are kisses from the sun

Hello friends!! Giovana here today with a super cute and simple card.
I love sunflowers and next year I have decided I want sunflowers all around my yard, my husband is not on bard with this idea, but I think it will look gorgeous {wink, wink}

Anyway, let talk about this project.
I stamped the pretty Single Sunflower on a piece of watercolor paper in Versamark Ink, added White embossing powder and heat set. 
Colored the image with watercolor pencils first, then added more deep colors with Chameleon pencils.
After that, I die-cut the piece and then sprayed it using Harvest Sunset and Thulian Pink Shimmering Bliss 
Stamped the sentiment from Sunflower Sentiments on a piece of White cardstock in Red ink.
Added an extra panel behind the image and yellow twine.

 You can see the fun shimmer in this close-up picture.

Technique Junkies Products used:

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

Hope you like it!
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Shimmering Bliss Stenciling

Today I am sharing cards made with gorgeous Chestnut Mare Shimmering Bliss Spray and the Circles Make Circles Stencil.

Remember, if you use my discount code TJ10Stephanie you can get 10% off anything in the store including Stencils & Shimmering Bliss Sprays.

This card was made with a messy third print using the over-spray of the Mist that set on top of the stencil.  I flipped the stencil over a second time (you'll see the less messy second print below) and then sprayed on a bit more Mist on the stencil and flipped it over a second time on the paper.

The Motorcycle is from the new Enjoy the Ride Stamp Set and sentiment is from Inside Out Live Forever Set of 10.

I started with a piece of paper sprayed with Miami Vice Shimmering Mist and a scrap of white cardstock for my projects.  The first and second prints are below.

The next card using the top print in the picture above and this week's TGIF Challenges Sketch.

The truck is also from the Enjoy the Ride Set (there are five vehicles and one sentiment) and the Happy Birthday is from Simple Sentiments Set 1, Style a.

I used coppery rose gold sequins to complement the metallic shimmer of the spray.

My final card is the stenciled piece made by spraying the Chestnut Mare spray through the stencil onto the Miami Vice sprayed piece of cardstock

The Airplane & sentiment are both from the Enjoy the Ride Stamp Set.

I finished with some Copper Nail Head stickers.

Have you created with the new Shimmering Bliss?  We'd love to see you share your creations in the Technique Junkies Facebook Group.

Stephanie Severin

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Shimmering Bliss Flowers and Leaves

Hello, Beth Norman here with a Shimmering Bliss tutorial for you, showing how you can make your own flowers and leaves. Shimmering Bliss and any other product is available at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

Spray your cardstock with Shimmering Bliss.  Here I used two colours:  Imperial Yellow and Festive Flamingo.  Let dry completely.  You can air dry or heat set.  I always like to go with air drying.

Using your embossing buddy, rub over the entire surface.  Stamp out with VersaMark and emboss with your favourite colours of embossing powders.
I stamped out a variety of colours with Swirls and Curls stamp.
For my leaves I used Vivid Volt and Imperial Yellow.  One thing that I love about Shimmering Bliss is the varigated colours you can achieve which is realistic rather than cutting out plain cardstock.
I sprayed, from left to right, Thalian Pink, Miami Vice, Imperial Yellow and Festive Flamingo mixed with Imperial Yellow.

Shimmering Bliss is truly a joy to use.  Results are different all the time.