Monday, January 22, 2018

Warm Hugs

I have a friend who used to stamp with the ladies in my Wednesday stamping group.  In the winter  she always signed cards and emails "warm hugs."  She even named our day together as Wednesday Friends Day.  We began to see a mental and memory decline over a few years. Her family began to notice it as well.  Then it became apparent she could no longer live alone and take proper care of herself.  Her family moved her into an assisted living facility  for people who have memory issues.  She is doing well there and is well cared for. Her family visits her often.  We get up to see her now and then.

This new Technique Junkies stamp set Winter Wishes - -  reminds me of her and our times together.  So I will send her this card to let her know I am thinking of her. The image is colored with Copic markers and the sky is sponged.  Snowy fat glitter flakes cover the ground. The verse is heat embossed. 

The Technique Junkies background is called Retro Sparkles - - and it is heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

You can use this code to get 10% off your order at Technique Junkies.

Have a wonderfully creative day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Valentine One Layer Card

Hi! Jeanne here today with a one layer Valentine card using new stamps 
from the January Release at Technique Junkies!

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Use Code TJ10Jeanne for 10% off 
your order at!

I wanted a muted background with a splash of color so I used a pale tan ink on the 
Valentine Love background stamp. I used my MISTI to restamp after adding light pink 
(I used a water based marker) on the lips. Next I stamped the Truly Madly Deeply sentiment 
in red ink. I used a paintbrush and water to wet the ink and let it bleed a bit. I added some 
splatters with the same ink. Once it was dry I used my MISTI to restamp the sentiment.

Don't forget to use this code for 10% off!

Have a great day!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Love You More Valentine Containers

Hey Technique Junkies, Janelle Stollfus here today with a little treat to share. I'm spotlighting the new Love You More Stamp Set with 5 sentiments perfect to make a set of simple yet fun treat containers.

This is an easy project that comes together quickly, and I love how they turned out, but I do want to warn you that the tutorial below is a bit long so don't be discouraged from trying it out.

Save 10% when you shop at Technique Junkies with code TJ10Janelle.

  • Love You More Stamp Set
  • 90lb watercolor papers (9 x 12 inches if possible)
  • White Cardstock
  • Pattern Paper
  • Black Ink
  • Paintbrushes - flat or round
  • Watercolor Paint
  • Water and Paper Towel
  • Isopropyl Alcohol/Rubbing Alcohol (not shown)
  • Double-Sided Tape (not shown)
  • Cord or Twine (not shown)
  • Mini Clothespins or use a Stapler (not shown)
  • Glue (not shown)

This tutorial uses a variation on the Spattered Ombre tutorial that will allow the paper to be cut into four smaller pieces of ombre paper. Repeat steps 1 - 4 to make as many as needed.
  1. Wet watercolor paper with water, enough so you can see it is wet.
  2. Begin painting at the top from side to side with a loaded paintbrush and move to the center until all the paint is on the paper. Repeat from the bottom towards the center. 
  1. Spatter rubbing alcohol with a clean paintbrush and let dry or use a heat tool to quickly dry.
  2. Cut paper into fourths about 4-1/2 by 6 inches. (I folded the paper in half and pinched for the halfway marks to cut out four pieces.)
  1. Use double-sided sticky tape along the short edge and about two-thirds across the top left and bottom center. (click image to enlarge)
  2. Roll paper to train it into a tube before removing backing liner. Remove liner on the side and top left, then roll it to attach sides only.
  3. Pinch the end together with the side seam from step 6 to the left.
  1. Fill the container to about 1-inch from the top with goodies and close the second end, so the side seam is in the middle.
  2. Press both ends together with a bone folder or a crimper tool. We wouldn't want the treats to fall out.

  1. Stamp sentiments on white paper and cut loosely around each one.
  2. Glue sentiment to a 1-inch strip of pattern paper that is a longer than the sentiment and has one end cut for a fishtail banner. 
  3. Clothespin the sentiment piece to the treat and tie with a bow either around the whole container or just the sentiment. You could also staple the sentiment if clothespins aren't available.
That's it! Thanks for hanging out with me today!

Friday, January 19, 2018

TJ Inkspirations: 5 Minute Metallic Mousse Magic

Its no secret that I love Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. Many other people like it, but find it messy.

Our video today takes the mess away. You can make stunning cards in just minutes - with a quick clean-up.

Keep in mind that I am in Phoenix this week for  Creativation -- it is the show most of us know by it's former name -- CHA.  Check out my Facebook page and the Technique Junkies egroup for pictures and video from the show.  Don't you want to see what is new?

Now for the technique this week:

The products I used on the finished cards are here:
SS079 Love you more
Lotus Stencil
Lite Brite Flowers Stencil

5 Minute Metallic Mouse Cards

Here is the artwork from the video:
Lotus Repeat card

And the second card from the video:
Lite Brite Flowers Card

and the video:
5 Minute Metallic Mousse Magic
5 Minute Metallic Mousse Magic

I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Gradient Sponging Challenge Winner!

Our winner is...

Contact Jeanne for your Gift Certificate code!

Have a great day!

You are in my prayers

Hello friends! Giovana here today sharing a super easy card with some of the new goodies I just got!! Fun stuff! I will be sharing more projects with these stamps, so stay tuned.

I loved all these stamps! I decided to use the Deco Roses and In my prayers sets. The Deco Roses Background is so pretty!
Few details how I made this card:
  • Stamp background Deco Roses on a piece of Red Cardstock in White Pigment Ink. Add Bridal Embossing Powder (this embossing powder is a cream color + glitter, it is beautiful!!) then heat set.
  • Die-cut piece and adhere it to a White card base using foam adhesive.
  • Stamp sentiment on a piece of White cardstock, die-cut piece.
  • Add silver thread, then adhere sentiment with foam adhesive. 
  • Add white pearls.

Get 10% off on these stamps and any other stamp (except new January release) using my TJ10Giovana code

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

New Challenge! Spattered Ombre

Today is the start of a new challenge! 
You will have a whole month to complete the challenge. Enter as many times as you wish using the link list at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate!
You have until February 11th to enter. Winner will be announced February 12th.

A few simple rules.

You must use Technique Junkies stamps to be chosen to win a prize.

If you don't have any Technique Junkies stamps feel free to play along and link your project but you will not be in the drawing for a prize.

You must use the challenge technique in your project (that's the challenge!)

No linking old projects. Projects must be new.

Please list Technique Junkies stamps with links in your project posts.

Please link directly to your project (not a general blog).

If you have a problem linking to the challenge contact Jeanne

You can see the original tutorial HERE

Our Challenge is Spattered Ombre

watercolors or inks
watercolor paper
dropper or paintbrush (to splatter)
rubbing alcohol
stamps (I used Grey Days)

Want to save 10%?
Use code TJ10Jeanne at Technique Junkies!

Start by getting paint or ink onto your background. Start at one section and add water to 
lighten  moving up or down on your paper. I used Distress Broken China reinker.

While your ink or paint is still wet and drops of alcohol. 
Big drops for big spatters and little for little ones.

Have a great day!

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