Saturday, May 25, 2019

Create Your Purr-fect Day!

Welcome to the weekend, Technique Junkies! Janelle here today with a purr-fectly splashy card! For those of us in the US, it's the beginning of a holiday weekend, and I hope you are enjoying whatever time you have doing what's just right for you, may it will include being creative with your Technique Junkies goodies!

Browse the store today and use code TJ10Janelle
at checkout for a 10% discount!

Today's card with Advice From A Cat stamp is the purr-fect saying to live by on a holiday weekend, vacation, or any spare time to call your own. Splattered with cheerful color from the Ken Oliver's Color Burst Powders from the Caribbean Brights Set and framed with cardstock onto a card base it's ready to encourage someone!

Thank you for stopping by today! You can find more Technique Junkies projects on my blog at Rain Puddles Design.

Friday, May 24, 2019

TJ Inkspirations: Diamond Fabric Tote Bag - LIVE!

First of all, I need to let you know that our office will be closed until Tuesday, May 28th. Not only is it a holiday weekend, but my son is getting married out of town on Saturday and I will be joyously celebrating with our family and friends. I am sorry for the inconvenience, but I am sure you will understand!  All orders will be processed on Tuesday morning.

That being said, I am happy to send you today's video. Last weekend we were in Syracuse/Auburn at a rubber stamp festival, and we had the opportunity to film the easy process using the IZINK Diamond Glitter Paint from Aladine on fabric.  I think it is a great introduction into these gorgeous glitter paints!  

Please note that I was filmed in a vertical orientation, so the video will not fill your screen. We also had no control over the music in the venue, so be patient with that, too!

Here is the tote bag we made from the video. It is absolutely spectacular in person!
Aladine IZINK Diamonds

Ready for inspiration?
Here's the video:
IZINK Diamonds Live from Syracuse
IZINK Diamonds Live from Syracuse
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Bride & Groom

Hello friends!
Today I have a very simple Bride & Groom card!

Stamp Love Harlequin Background on white cardstock in Versamark Watermark Ink, then add White embossing powder and heat set.
Blend yellow ink and trim panel.
Stamp Bride & Groom from Bridal Thank You on a gold vellum in Versamark Watermark Ink, add gold embossing powder and heat set. Die-cut piece with scallop heart die.
Add panels to white card base.
Embellish card with sequins and add a bow.

Get these stamps with a 10% discount using my code  TJ10Giovana
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Stop and Smell the Flowers

My plan for today was to create a card for two challenges ... The Paper Players Clean & Simple Plants Challenge and the CAS on Friday Polka Dot Challenge.

Remember, you can use my discount code TJ10Stephanie for 10% off any products in the Technique Junkies Store.

For my plant, I chose the gorgeous Dahlias stamp.  For my polka dots, I used the Circles Make Circles Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.  I used my Life Changing Blender Brushes for my stencil, and while I love the effect, I believe the polka dots a bit too heavy to be considered Clean & Simple on my first card.

For my second card, I only stamped my Dahlia once with my MISTI and used a lighter green for the stencil and lessened the amount of polka dots.  I used my Cut-Align for my Stop and Smell the Flowers sentiment banners.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Ruffle your Feathers

Hello fellow stampers!  How do you like my five hour card?  Yup, five hours to make this card.  I knew that I wanted a rustic look, and the planning took so many hours to do, replacing idea after idea, until I finally found the right combination of stamps, embossing powder and colours.  Please tell me you find yourself in the same position as me.  I can't be the only one to spend so many hours planning out a card.

This stamp, called Ruffle your Feathers, is a new release for Technique Junkies for the month of May.  Don't despair that you missed out on the "new release discount" because you can grab my code TJ10Beth for 10% off of anything in the store, excluding clearance items.


  1. Stamp Little Checkerboard in black ink over white cardstock
  2. Stamp Plaid in red over white cardstock
  3. Heat emboss Chicken Wire 2 with gold embossing powder
  4. Layer each stamped image as shown above
  5. Add a black border around the card front and around the image, and complete by adding a gold border around both the card front and image

Monday, May 20, 2019

Ruffle Your Feathers?

I used the very cute Ruffle Your Feathers from the Technique Junkies May Stamp release.  The rooster was colored with  my Copic markers.  I added a few sequin type embellishments to the focal image.

The background paper was created from a piece  of  8x8 inch paper  commercially available  from a "big box store."  I sprayed several colors of Distress Chalk ink sprays. I have learned that spraying over some type of background paper gives you a more interesting look than just spraying over plain white card stock.  At least I liked it better.  Then I used several stencils here and there over the sprays.  I used Lace Doily StencilWispy Vines Stencil,  and an Art Anthology Stencil called Dot Matrix. 

Then I added ink here and there to the Technique Junkies French Text.  I stamped the randomly inked areas here and there on the background. 

The burlap ribbon is really straight, I just have a hard time taking an absolutely straight picture!

Pat Huntoon is offering this very fun stamp for free!  The Make a Wish stamp is free with a $30 purchase (before taxes) - this cannot be purchased in May, it’s only available as free with purchase.

Have a wonderful day -- and make some time to get inky!!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Ruffle Your Feathers

Sometimes you just need a reminder to let things go, relax, and be calm.  This stamp is a great reminder to do just that.

I used Technique Junkies stamp Ruffle Your Feathers.  

For the background, I used an embossing plate from my stash.  I rubbed green distress ink over an embossed panel, and attached it to an A2 card front.

I stamped the Ruffle Your Feathers and colored the rooster with Arteza fine liners markers.  I love these pens for their vibrant, rich colors and really fine tips.  They work perfectly for tiny areas like the ones on this rooster!

I used a circle die to cut it, and attached it to the card front with foam tape.  A few feathers embellish the card.

Inside:  Stamp from the Keep Chickens set.

I hope you are inspired by my card today.  Thanks for stopping by.

You can use my code, TJ10Lynda, for 10% off your purchase at the Technique Junkies store .