Monday, October 23, 2017

Peace Be Your Gift - 30 Days of Christmas Day 9

I wish you could see the chevron style embossing folder effect of this card  -- but alas it does show up!  The verse comes from Technique Junkies Gifts of Christmas - .  Punched out stars  and a gingham bow finish this simple but lovely card!  

And remember you can get an addition 10% discount with this code - TJ10Judy.

Hope your day is great and please get inky!

Judy Jackson

Sunday, October 22, 2017

30 Days of Christmas: Day 8- Safari Christmas

Those who know me well know that I love, love, love giraffes.  That's why this stamp makes me so very happy!  I used the Safari Santa stamp with Studio 71 Alcohol Markers, and highlighted them with the silver and red markers from the Nuvo Glitter Markers. This is shimmery in all the right places in person!

I hope you have been enjoying the 30 days of Christmas...and taking advantage of the 20% discount on all the stamps in the Christmas category
Enjoy the weekend!
Pat Huntoon

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Day 7 of the 30 Days of Christmas: Christmas Cocktail Invite

Hello All Lanette Here!

Today I am continuing our Christmas inspiration with a bit of Crate Paper scraps and Distress Oxide Ink!

Techinique Junkie Stamp Used: Christmas Cocktail

Here is a close up of my watercolor background using Distress Oxide Ink.

Here is a better look at this fun stamp I used:

SD729 Christmas Cocktail

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

I hope that I have inspired you in some way!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Day 6 of the 30 Days of Christmas: Glittery Stenciled Gilding Flakes Pinecone

Gilding Flakes are one of the most beautiful mediums to add to  your paper crafting projects due to their shiny goodness.  Combine flakes with glitter, and suddenly you have a gorgeous shimmery end product. That is what we are doing today.

Many people don't care to use either glitter OR gilding flakes because of the  potential mess. I am here to tell you that you don't have to have it be messy! Watch the video below to see how to control the mess without sacrificing the beauty of the project.

Note that I finished my piece as a Christmas card - because at Technique Junkies, October 15 through November 13th are the 30 days of Christmas. Every day during that time period, check in with us on the Technique Junkies Design Team blog for inspirational Christmas cards.  Additionally, all of the Christmas stamps on the Technique Junkies site are 20% off through November 13th! Simply add any stamp from the Christmas Category and the stamps will be automatically discounted at checkout.

Here are the stamps and Stencil I used on the finished card today:
Merry Christmas 2

Medallion Fade Stencil
Glittery Stenciled Gilding Flakes
This is the finished piece from the video:
Glittery Stenciled Gilding Flakes

And here is the video tutorial:

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

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

30 Days of Christmas Day 5

Good Morning, it's Chris here today.  Thanks for joining me for Day 5 of the Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas cards!  All stamps in the Christmas category at Technique Junkies are 20% off during these 30 days!  Just add them to your cart and the discount is automatic at checkout.

Today I am sharing a watercolor frosty holiday card using Let It Snow.

This is such a sweet image and so much fun to work with.

I chose to use Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

To create this card, I stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink on Artistico 140# cold press watercolor paper.  I then scribbled Zig markers on a craft mat to create a palette from which to paint from.  Using my Silver watercolor brushes to pick up the ink from my craft mat a was able to easily and simply paint the image.

I slowly and carefully tore the edges from my watercolor panel but slowly altenating tearing tiny bits from front to back of the panel.  I added a festive red striped patterned paper to a red top fold A2 card base and then adhered the watercolor panel using lots of 3M foam tape.

Thanks for dropping by today, and come back each day for more Christmas and holiday inspiration!

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Day 4 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day 4 of our fabulous Christmas spread. I'm sure you will find many trinkets to titillate your tinsel-time!

I've got a simple card for you today featuring Hillside Pines

I simply die cut a circle from a post-it and placed it on the card panel. Using a sponge dauber, I inked the cardstock creating a cloudy night sky. I then used the reverse panel of the circle die cut to ink in the moon. Without reinking the blue dauber, I dabbed around the edge of the moon to give the illusion of clouds passing by. Using a dark green ink, I stamped the trees on then panel and added the Good Night sentiment with Versamark and white embossing powder.

The panel was then matted and attached to a card base. I then added dabs of Nuvo Pearl Drops for stars and snow.

Remember to visit us every day for a new Holiday Project! All Christmas-themed stamps are on special 20% off during this time and, for a whopping bonus, save an additional 10% by using my special code below:

Hope I inspired you just a little. Don't forget to come back tomorrow!!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Hi there, Junkies!  Welcome and thanks for joining us on Day 3 of our 30 Days of Christmas creations!!!! 

From October 15 through November 13 here on the Technique Junkies blog we will be showcasing Technique Junkies Christmas stamps and during this time, Pat is offering ALL TECHNIQUE JUNKIES CHRISTMAS STAMPS AT 20% OFF.  You don't have to do anything....just put them in your cart and the price will be adjusted.  

BUT WAIT....THERE'S MORE:  For an additional 10% off your Technique Junkies Christmas stamps, use my personal discount code of TJ10CHERI (you'll have to enter that upon check out) you can receive a total of 30% off all TJ Christmas stamps.  

Fun and easy card to create here using "Cocktail Joy" from the recent October Release collection.   (I'm all about fun and easy when making Christmas cards).

Stamped in VersaMark ink on kraft card stock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Colored in with Copic markers and a ghostly effect was produced using my white Prismacolor pencil.  A Wink of Stella clear glitter pen was used to add some glitter to the leaves and holly berries. Tiny scrap strips of gold glitter paper were added to frame the Merry Christmas sentiment.  Die cut with scalloped die panel and mounted on a deep red cs panel then mounted on a white card base.  

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my card for day 3.  Join us each day for a new Christmas card inspiration.  

Don't forget to take advantage of Pat's generous 20% off discount on all TJ Christmas stamps (ends on November 13) and use my personal code for an additional 10% for a total of 30% off.  (NOTE:  My discount works as at 10% off any and all TJ Stamps you'd like to purchase, excluding the October release)