Monday, March 25, 2019

First Duty

Happy Monday!

I have a fun card to share today that uses  and a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called Bitty Love.  I sprayed the background with the stencil with Shimmering Bliss in Dragon's Blood.

Don't forget if you are ordering today you can get  an additional 10% off by using the code TJ10Jeanne at Technique Junkies.

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Easter Basket

I am writing this post about two weeks before it will post, and I'm hoping that it will feel more like spring and Easter when it does!  Just coloring with these spring hues inspires me to start planning my garden!  But I is my card.  I used the Easter Basket stamp, Happy Easter stamp, and Swirly Ironwork stencil from the March Release.

I used Polychromos colored pencils to color the image.  I worked on it at the motor vehicle office, while I waited the hour and a half to renew my license.  Fortunately, I went prepared with my colored pencil case and a couple of stamped images to color.

When I arrived home, I finished my card.  I added some distressing with twisted citron distress ink and a blending brush, then placed the stencil over it and added more color, fading it out as it came closer to the basket.

I added the verse with VersaFine Claire nocturne ink.  I mounted it onto black card stock, then some patterned paper, and onto an A2 card base, which I had cut down.

And for the inside, which I kept simple....

Don't forget, you can  take 10% off your Technique Junkies order with my code, TJ10Lynda.  If you haven't checked out the March release, you can see it HERE.  The design team's blogs are listed there for your inspiration.  

Thank you for spending some time with here.  I hope you are having a wonderful day!


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Rose Border

Hello Junkies! 
It's Ceal, it y turn to share with you on the blog today.  
My card uses the Rose Border stamp and the In Full Bloom Sentiments.
Remember to use my code TJ10Ceal to receiver 10% off of your order.

To create this card I started with a white top folding card base and a panel of Bristol Smooth cut down a quarter of an inch smaller. I stamped the Rose Border on the piece of bristol and then watercolored it with Zig Clean Color pens. After I was done coloring I staled the greeting. I love this sentiment because we should live our lives in full bloom everyday. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Spring Crabapple

I think Spring may FINALLY be showing it's face! And to celebrate, I'm sharing a beautiful Crabapple card, created with one of the fabulous new releases this month!

There's something about kraft CS and pink that just makes me happy. And the Crab Apple (JT013) stamp was a perfect fit for this combination! I started out by using my MISTI to stamp the image with Versamark onto the kraft CS. It was then embossed with white embossing powder and colored with Spectrum Noir colored pencils. I used the brand new Cut-Align to trim the piece down with a precise border around the image.

Using a Kaisercraft Glitter Gel pen, I added some sparkly pink highlights to the flowers. I then stamped and embossed the Life is Beautiful (SDX099) stamp with some bright pink EP. The panel was then attached to a pink A2 card base using foam tape. For a little extra bling, I added some pink Robin's Nest Dew Drops.

This card came together so quick and easy! My kind of project! If you have a hankering for some beautiful springtime stamps, I suggest you head over to Technique Junkies. You can save a cool 10% off your purchase by entering my special code at checkout!

Hope you enjoy spring in your neck of the woods! 

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019


Hey there, TJ peeps!!! 

I'm still playing with the fabulous new stamps from the March Release!  This one is called Butterfly Beauty and it truly is!  I've used a lot of product from the Technique Junkies Store on this card, all links are provided.  

I started layering wet Distress Oxide Inks on watercolor paper drying each layer before adding the next.  I splattered water around the panel to achieve more dimension.  

The butterfly was then stamped on the panel with a waterproof ink and painted it with a yellow Inktense Pencil. Using some green Distress Oxide Inks, I sponged Flowing Drops Stencil from A Colorful Life onto some areas in the background.  

Using the TJ Stamp "Faint Scratches" , with the same waterproof ink I used to stamp the butterfly, I stamped it around the background for another layer and more texture and dimension.  

The sentiment "One Must Live" was also stamped in the same waterproof ink.  

For final details, I painted Shimmering Bliss "Harvest Sunset" on the inside of the butterfly's wings....I just loved this look, and made little dots with my white gel pen.  

All the products I have listed and linked here can be purchased at a full 10% discount by using my personal code TJ10CHERI.  In fact, that discount code can be used on all stamps in the store and some supplies. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you found some creative inspiration while you were here.  

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Dogwood Blossoms

I love the Spring feel of the stamps that were released this month. The Dogwood Background stamp (from the Mitten State Stamp line) resonates with me especially deeply, because to me they represent spring perfectly. I paired the Dogwood stamp with one of the In Full Bloom Sentiments.  

The image was colored with colored pencils, then blended with Gamsol to smooth the line colors and blend them.  It was so easy to color and I love the way it turned out!

Spring is in three more days -- I hope our Dogwood Stamp inspires you to take a few moments to appreciate the season.

Pat Huntoon

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Spring Bunny on Sprayed Textured Newsprint

Happy Saturday, everyone! I'm here with a mildly mixed media Easter card using new the new March stamp, Spring Bunny and many more cheerful products! Isn't it time for more spring projects?

All the Technique Junkies products in today's project will be at your fingertips just a little bit further down in the post with instructions but first here is some shopping information you'll want to know!

• New Technique and Card Kit! Check out yesterday's post for details! •
• There are quick and stunning ways to make cards with Spray and Stamp Bundles! •
Shop with a discount! Use code TJ10Janelle at checkout for 10% off your order! •

I mentioned before that this card is mildly mixed media, but with a little bit of uniformity, you could create a traditional card with the same supplies. Here's how the sample is designed in the photo!

  1. Ink the Textured Newsprint Background stamp with 2-3 spring color ink pads using a single color at a time cleaning between each color so the inks won't stain other ink pads. Stamp on white cardstock and trim to only the edge of the image.
  2. Spray top half with Miami Vice Shimmer Spray and bottom corners with Vivid Volt.
  3. Stencil Nuvo Mousse on top with Harlequin stencil. Repeat on the bottom with another color mousse or darker inks.
  4. Randomly stamp Easter sentiment on the top half of background image in waterproof black ink. Adhere to coordinating color cardstock and tie twine around the top before adhering to kraft card base.
  5.  Stamp Spring Bunny with black waterproof ink. Color with watercolors then trim around image leaving a white border.
  6. Adhere Spring Bunny with foam adhesive to card base.
Classic Variation: Try a more uniform background by using a single color for the Texture Newsprint stamp, stencil in a complementary color over the complete image and then add a single stamped sentiment near the tied twine.

I hope you are enjoying some crafting time today that includes a little bit of sunshine peeking in your window too!

Remember to shop with code TJ10Janelle for a 10% discount!

Check out more Technique Junkies projects on my blog at Rain Puddles Design. Thanks for stopping by today!