Wednesday, April 21, 2021

In the Garden with Tracy

Hello! This is Tracy Shultz, The Hopeful Crafter, and today I am sharing two cards that I created for the Technique Junkies Design Team. I am not a gardener, but I love this background stamp that features garden tools and the sentiment stamp set is a must have for anyone who loves to play in the dirt.  I have lots of friends who are avid gardeners and I am looking forward to sending them a card using these beautiful stamps from Technique Junkies

The stamps and products that I used include: 
For 10% off these and other products at the TJ website store,
please use my discount code: TJ10Tracy

Here's how I created these cards:

1. I created a mat layer for the background by swiping Catherine Pooler inks across a size 4.25" x 5.5" cardstock panel. I used purple (Serenade), blue (Cummerbund) and green (In the Park) inks. I sprayed the panels using TJ Iridescent Shimmering Bliss and sat them aside to dry.  
2. I used my stamp positioner and stamped the large Garden Tools background stamp onto a 4" x 5.25" watercolor panel (Canson cold press water color paper). I used Catherine Pooler Midnight Archival Ink.
3. I used Karin markers in a variety of colors. Karin makers are water/dye based, so I used water and fine tipped paint brush to blend the colors as I painted the garden tools.  I used the Karin markers to also color the background of each panel. I used the new Deckle Trimmer to trim the edges. 
4. I selected two different sentiments from the In the Garden sentiment stamp set. I stamped these sentiments, using Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink, on a piece of light blue paper. I trimmed these with the Deckle trimmer. I matted the blue sentiment cards to bright green paper (also trimmed with the Deckle trimmer). I used foam tape to pop the sentiment and mat layer up off the face of the card panel, adding just a bit of dimension to the card. 

Thanks for visiting - have a Hopeful Day!


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Do Something Wild Video


Today I have a video to show you just how easy a two layer stencil is to use and how quick a masculine card can be put together.  Please scroll to the bottom to view the video.

New to Technique Junkies is Layered Simple Trees stencil by A Colorful Life Designs.  Stamps I used are Floral Moose and Things I want to do.

For 10% off these, and other products, here is my code TJ10Beth.  Happy stamping!

Monday, April 19, 2021

Where flowers Bloom...

This sentiment is so lovely. It just evokes the idea of lush colorful flowers blooming in the spring, bringing hope to those of us who have spent many long months inside.  The background paper and lace are from my obscenely rich stash, and the stamp made be found here:
Pat Huntoon

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Dream Big

 Hi there! 

It's my day to post on the Technique Junkies Design blog.  

I have a pretty card to share today, using SDX188 Big and S893 Tamashii Modern Frame. This was an easy card. Just heat embossed everything with white embossing powder, and ink blended over top of the stamping, prior to layering onto a card base. 10 minute card!

I have really enjoyed this April release - wait until you see May's beautiful stamps!

So glad you stopped by today!

Don't forget!!! You can always save 10% on any order by entering TJ10Patti at checkout.

Now, be sure to head over to the Technique Junkies store and check out the incredible April release!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Loss of a Beloved Pet


Losing a pet is so very hard. Sometimes sending the right card is hard, too. The Loss of a Beloved Pet stamp set of 2 can help you find the words. This card uses the Rainbow Pets Stencil with the Meet in the middle stencil from A Colorful Life Designs available from Technique Junkies.
Pat Huntoon

Friday, April 16, 2021

TJ Inkspirations: Ink Blended Split Stencils


Ink Blended Split Stencils Cards & Kits
You have to try this!
A Colorful Life Designs just release new stencils - SPLITS. They are really unique and easy to work with! Today we have a video showing you how to use them with ink blending, and we have several inexpensive kits to make the various cards in the video. The kits are stencil/stamp combinations that we suggest - but they save you a little money, too. All of the parts and pieces are available individually, also, HERE.

The kits and the coordinating cards are below the video.

Let us show you how!
Ink Blended Split Stencils from Technique Junkies

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Wildflowers Silhouette

 Hi there!

It's my day to post here on the Technique Junkies Design blog, and I'd like to share two cards that I created, with some new April release products.

What better way to start out, than by using a classic black and white theme? The white heat embossed image is so vibrant on the black background!

This next card began with a background panel. The 6 Square Shadow Stencil, some Distress Oxide Inks, and blending brushes were used to create a pretty panel, which was then lightly spritzed with Shimmering Bliss 'Dolphin Cove'. Once the panel was ready, the image S889 Wildflowers Silhouette, and the image 'SS134 In the Garden were stamped onto the panel with black Versafine ink. The focal panel was adhered to a black card base. 

Don't forget!!! You can always save 10% on any order by entering TJ10Patti at checkout.

Be sure to head over to the Technique Junkies store and check out the incredible new stamps 
this month!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.