Saturday, March 25, 2017

Spring time Daisies!

Hello All Lanette Here :)

Since spring has finally arrived I thought I would share a fun mixed media layout that I created using one of this months fabulous new releases.. This release is packed full of Spring time fun but today Spring Daisies was the stamp for me. So without further ado lets take a look at my layout.

Technique Junkies Stamps Used: Crosshatch & Spring Daisies 

If you would like to see how I created this layout you can checkout my process here:

Just a few details for fun...

Here is a better look at the stamps I used today:

Spring Daisies

Spring Daisies


Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you in someway :)

Friday, March 24, 2017

Distress Oxides with Stencils

Today I am pleased to offer you a VIDEO tutorial. The tutorial shows you how to use Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks as a background, with a stencil layered over the top.

The Distress Oxide Inks came into the Technique Junkies store at the end of last week, then just as quickly disappeared. I do have a small number of them left, and anticipate getting more in 14-21 days. As a consolation, I am offering all 12 of the inks as a pre-order for $62.00, roughly 15% off the normal retail price. 

Simply add them to your cart, as they come into the store, I will be mailing them immediately. In the meantime, the video below shows you how create a multi-colored Distress Oxide background with a Stencil layered over the top. This was over stamped and matted for a finished card.

Here are the stamps and stencil I am using today:
Rain Dance Girl
Dance in the Rain
Zen Doodle Stencil
Distress Oxides with Stencils          
The first picture above shows the oxides, stencils and stamps, but doesn't really show the shimmer of this peace. This shows it a bit better:
The video below shows howto make the card. Because this is the first video I have produced in a really long time, I ask for your forgiveness on it's awkward qualities! Thanks for watching.

Layered Distress Oxides with Stencils
Layered Distress Oxides with Stencils
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


“The Dragonfly brings dreams to reality and is the messenger of wisdom and enlightenment from other realms.” – Author Unknown
I have always been fascinated by dragonflies and butterflies. Their ethereal wings fluttering by. I love it when a dragonfly hitches a ride when I'm kayaking. So, admittedly, Dragonfly Collage (S681) is one of my favorite background stamps. It was my inspiration for today's card. I love how the light airiness of the wings are balanced out by the heaviness of the stenciled word. Might just have to make one to frame for my craft space!
To make this card:

  1. Start with black A2 card base.
  2. Cut floral paper slightly smaller and adhere to card base.
  3. Stamp Dragonfly Collage (S681) onto a 3 7/8” x 5 1/8” piece of kraft cardstock using Versamark Ink, then emboss with clear embossing powder. Adhere to slightly bigger piece of black cardstock and attach to card base.
  4. Stamp Dragonfly Collage again onto floral paper using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Trim out the larger butterflies and dragonflies.
  5. Add foam adhesive to the wing area of each trimmed piece. Remove backing tape. Add glue to the body of the images and attach to the appropriate areas of the embossed background image.
  6. Using the Art Anthology Soliloquy Stencil and painter’s tape, mask around the desired word and attach to the card front.  Add Art Anthology Stone Effects Dimensional Medium in Lava with a paint brush, dabbing through the stencil. Be sure stencil is kept flat to avoid bleeding. Remove (and wash) stencil. Let dry.

What inspires you?

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Hey there, Junkies,

A very quick post today.  I had some fun making this very quick card using the sponging of various colors of Distress Inks and the new Hello Cupcake stamp set. This is an awesome set!

To make this card, I sponged on the diagonal then colored the various cupcakes with Copic markers.  I also highlighted and did some doodling with my white gel pen to help make the image pop off the background.  

After I finished coloring, I splattered some black acrylic paint on the layer with my paint brush.  I like the detail that gave the bg.  I had a scrap piece of designer paper so I used it to accent the layout.  

I hope you find ways to use this technique with some of your stamps.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Friendly Daisies

To create this lovely spring card I used Technique Junkies Spring Daisies - I used black Memento  ink and then used both Copic markwers and watercolors to add the color to this panel.  The verse on the tag is called A Good Friend - - and is a wonderfully true thought.  Good friends are are very real treasures.

The verse was stamped with black Versafine ink and heat embossed with  detail black embossing powder. I punched out the shape and several "ribbon tags" of both green and gold glitter paper.  I adhered the "ribbon tags" with glue dots, and used several layers to finish the card.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Strike a Pose!

Hey Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse back with some inky inspiration for this wonderful almost spring day!  This is such a beautiful time of year filled with new hope and promise of beautiful things to come.

Along that thought, I wanted to share my favorite stamp of the new March 2017 release called, "Queen SD787".  Such a striking figure, right?  To create her I used my MISTI.  Stampers, if you don't have one of these tools, run, don't walk.  I resisted for a long time but once I got one I wish I'd done so a lot earlier.  They really making getting good impressions so easy to achieve and the techniques that you can do with these are just amazing.

For the focal image, I began by selecting the areas I wanted brown and I used Distress Markers in Gathered Twigs to color just those areas.  I had to do this multiple times, but that's okay because the MISTI allows for perfect alignment.  Once I did that, I repeated the areas I wanted black, coloring those with Black Soot and then the lips in Fired Brick.  Now, here comes the really cool part. Apply clear embossing powder to your entire image and heat set.  Now your entire image is resistant allowing for any application of technique over it.

The final step for my focal image is application of Faced Jeans Distress Ink through the Art Anthology Cracked Stencil cool, right? For the background I used a version of Distressed Stain Dip from the Artistic Effects CD also using Faded Jeans and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Finally, I added another TJ stamp to the edge of my background called, "Bubble Icicle #S573", which I also stamped using my MISTI with Archival Ink.

Thanks for stopping by the Technique Junkies Blog today and we all wish you lots of creative play today and always.

Bye, Bye for now!!
The Crafty Nurse

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hello Cupcake

Hello cupcake.  Beth Norman here. So glad you could join me today for a delicious treat.  I was so thrilled when Pat sent me this stamp set in the March new release.  I think I jumped for joy and danced in circles.  I never, never tire of cupcakes, and is there anything that has stayed in vogue for so long?  I have more plans in my head for using this Hello Cupcake, Set of 7.

When I added my sentiment, using SU’s Tempting Turquoise, I used my Misti to get a bright finish.  I used Doodlebug’s 6 x 6 pad of paper for my designer paper and added brads to each corner.  My stamp was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS.  I found the mat too wide by using the next larger size of die, so I carefully cut the Tempting Turquoise mat by hand.

That’s it in a nutshell.  Thanks for stopping by today!