Thursday, November 15, 2018

Carved Relief Cards

Greetings, peeps! 

Lynda Joy here with a couple of cards using Technique Junkies lovely background stamp CARVED RELIEF.

Joyeux Noel....
I also used the Joyeux Noel stamp for the verse.

I embossed the CARVED RELIEF stamp with red embossing powder onto white card stock.  The Joyeux Noel was embossed in white onto red card stock.  I layered them together on an A2 card, with a red ribbon and buckle from my stash, and some Liquid Pearls dots.

Family and Friends.....
I stamped the CARVED RELIEF onto vellum and added it to the bottom of a red A2 card.  On the top portion of the card, I white embossed the Family and Friends verse from the Gifts of Christmas Set of 5 set.

A red ribbon and bow, and some white Liquid Pearl dots add the accents.

I hope you are inspired by my cards today, and have enjoyed the 30 Days of Christmas, and the November release stamps!

Get 10% off stamps and supplies at Technique Junkies by using my code TJ10Lynda at checkout. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Oh, these Christmas stamps! I have been having so much fun creating cards with them. And I am excited to share this spotlight card with you today. It's Toodle Noodle Ro with you today and this has to be one of my favorite sets for creating holiday cards. There are so many possibilities using the Christmas Whimsy Background Stamp (S814).  Take a look!

These spotlight cards are super easy to create. I decided to incorporate part of the image as part of the sentiment. This is how it all came together...

I stamped the background stamp using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a piece of white CS, then trimmed it down. I lightly traced a circle in pencil where I wanted to the highlighted area to be. Inside the circle, I colored all the images in marker, then added a background with a colored pencil.

The matting panel was cut and punched using a decorative corner punch. I placed the stamped panel into the "frame", then attached that to my A2 card base. 

I added some Nuvo Glimmer Dots around the perimeter of the colored area, then added some computer generated text with some foam adhesive tape. 

There is also a great companion stamp to this set which features the tall snowman in a larger size called Snowman Whimsy (SD880).  As a matter of fact, there are a TON of Christmas stamps available. There are sure to be some that fall in love with, as I have with this set. can even save a little dough by using my very special code when you check out.

Treat yourself to a little fun! Happy Holidays!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


Hello Junkies!!!!  

Can you believe it!  We have reached the end of our 30 Days of Christmas event. This is the last day and your final opportunity to grab any or all of the Technique Junkies Christmas Stamps for 20% off (they are already code needed).  PLUS, if you add my personal discount code (TJ10CHERI) to your purchase, an additional 10% will come off your purchase of all TJ stamps in your cart.  That's a full 30% off TJ Christmas Stamps and 10% off all other stamps. 

Here's a super simple and easy card to make for the holidays... 

The one stamp I used for this card is "Vintage Botanical Holly".  You need to have a MISTI for this in order to stamp repeatedly in the same spot.  

Before stamping the holly image, I masked off the word "Holly" with a piece of scotch tape.  I then inked the rest of the image in a light blue dye ink, removed the scotch tape and stamped it onto my white card stock.  

I repeated this step until I was satisfied with the coverage I had of the holly.  I used a finger dauber to stamp a darker blue dye ink inside areas of the leaves.  

I completely cleaned the stamp and then using a red ink, I stamped the word. Again, using a finger dauber, I used a darker red to ink the word and moved the card on the MISTI, just a tiny bit and got a "shadow" effect.  

A warm gray Copic marker was used to create the shadow around the image.  I next outlined the holly branch with my white gel pen.  For a final touch, I sprayed the panel with Shimmering Bliss Spray Iridescent Topper (get the sprays for 10% off using my discount code).  I LOVE these sprays!!!! 

Once the panel was dry I die cut it, mounted onto a neutral card stock background then onto a card base.  For a final touch, I added red berries with a Viva Pearl Pen.  

I hope you found some inspiration here today and throughout the 30 Days of Christmas.  Don't forget to grab the Christmas stamps for 20% off and add an additional 10% off the Christmas stamps and other stamps and products from Technique Junkies Stamps using my personal discount code.  


Monday, November 12, 2018

30 Days of Christmas - Day 29!

It's Day 29 of our 30 Days of Christmas Celebration!

We have ALL of our Christmas stamps on SALE at 20% Off! 
Click HERE to see all of the stamps on sale. 

Want an additional 10% off Christmas stamps?
Use code TJ10Jeanne for an additional 10% off! 
and get 30% off Christmas Stamps until November 13th!!!!

My card uses Gifts of Christmas (set of 5) and Violin Collage and a smudge of 
white acrylic paint behind the sentiment.

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

30 days of Christmas-Day 28

Good Morning!! 

Hope you've enjoyed all of the inspiration from the TJ Design Team!!!

There have been some gorgeous samples !!!

Although the Feature is winding down, I have one more Card to share

Christmas Beetle Van!!!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this image by Jan Tinklenberg
It's just so darned cute!!!!

I wanted to make a bit of a dimensional card and I had an idea to set it on a spring so it would wiggle just a little bit!!! Remember that song? Wiggle it, just a little bit? Was that the 80's?

Well this little bug is just a rockin'

I coloured the image with Prism Pencils for a softer look.

To create my scene, I  made a frame with my Frame Punch Board
Then, I cut some little tree from the  Sizzix Tim Holtz Christmas car set. 
They looked a little bland, so I added some Nuvo Drops in White
I created the Road Way with the Lane Die from IO Stamps. I created the background with a Star Panel Die (Source unknown) and lastly added some Polar Ice Flower Soft for some fluffy goodness.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on the red cardstock, and VOILA, I have a fun Christmas Creation.

Hope you enjoyed my card

Feel free to use my coupon code to pick up a few goodies for yourself!

XX's and Oh's

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Ho-Ho-Ho to Day 27 of 30 Days of Christmas

Hi there, it's Janelle stopping in today with a super cute stamping project!

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We have two adorable long-hair doxies in our family, so today project is a soft spot for this stamper. Our older dog is getting more comfortable wearing a winter jacket when we step outside, so this clothed dog stamp is just perfect to have for the holidays.

Here's my project for today!

  • Ho-Ho-Ho Doxie
  • Simple Sentiments 1b
  • Nuvo Glitter Marker - Blushing Carmine
  • Memento Ink in Love Letter, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, and Rich Cocoa
  • White cardstock 5-1/4 x 5-1/4 inches
  • Kraft cardstock 5-1/2 x 11, plus scrap for the tag
  • Green Baker's Twine
  • 1/16" Hole Punch
  • Glue
  1. Stamp doxie on white cardstock in random colors and directions.
  2. Add a frame around the border with Glitter Marker then wrap with twine.
  3. Stamp the sentiment in Rich Cocoa and hole punch to tie on with twine wrapped around the stamped background.
  4. Glue to kraft card base.

Thank you for stopping by! Look for more of my projects at Rain Puddles Design blog, keyword "Technique Junkies"!

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when shopping today at Technique Junkies!

Friday, November 9, 2018

TJ Inkspirations: Day 26 of 30: Glimmer Paste Stenciled Candle

I created this tutorial last year, and somewhere I lost it - so I am really pleased to pull it out of my archives to show you! Today we are decorating wax candles with Nuvo Glimmer Paste and A Colorful Life Designs Stencils to create pretty decorations that make great gifts. 

We are on Day 26 of the 30 Days of Christmas - the month has flown by! You can still receive 20% off the stamps in the Christmas category through midnight EST on Tuesday 11-13. Simply add what you would like to your shopping cart and the stamps will be discounted at checkout.

The Technique Junkies 2019 Tradeshow calendar is now complete, so take a look at my website HERE -- I hope you will join us at a show this year if you are in an area we visit. If you have a local show you love, give me a shout -- you never know...maybe I can add it to my schedule!

The video for the Glimmer Paste Candle is below; make sure you scroll down to see the creations from the TJ Design Team for the 30 Days of Christmas this week.
Glimmer Mist Stenciled Candle
Glimmer Mist Stenciled Candle

Day 26 of the 30 Days of Christmas: Poinsettia Candle
My project for Day 26 of the 30 days of Christmas is right out of the video: The Poinsettia Candle. This is the kind of thing I would put inside a gift basket with other items to give it a personal touch. The Candle uses Gold and Silver Nuvo Glimmer Paste with the Poinsettia Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs

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

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC