Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Try That Technique: Brazen Brilliance

Here we are at Thursday again (opps, I didn't prepost properly), and Diana Enns and I (Beth Norman) are challenging you to play along with us. This week's challenge is to use Brazen Brilliance from April 2004.

As you can see, the results are very pretty. It allows you to pick out some of your favourite stamps and colours.

Each week I randomly pick a participant where your card will go on the Yahoo group main page for one week. How exciting is that?
Congratulations Trish O'Bin, you are last week's winner.

To enter this challenge, link up to this post telling me you posted a card, and/or post to the yahoo group. The more times you enter, the better your chances are to be randomly picked by Random.Org.

Teaser: Next week's card comes from 2003.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Pulled Glimmers with Judy Jackson

I saw this image on a card and just loved it. The stamp is from Repeat Impressions. I used the Pulled glimmers technqiue from the June-July TJ newsletter. I chose those same color shades to color in the image with my Copic markers. I thought this young girl looked like she was watching the sea off in the distance.

Like so many TJ techniques Pulled glimmers gives a wonderful background with very little effort, yet it gives a certain WOW! factor to the card. I added a few tiny buttons to add to the vintage image.
The large background stamp on the base card is from Cornish Heritage Farms.
Have a creative week!
Judy Jackson

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Brayered Brilliance with Beth

Attention please. Her Royal Highness wants you to be Queen for the Day. So sit back, put up your feet, and order supper in.
My Artistic Outpost image was bought at Croppinsville. Background is Brayered Brilliance from the February 2010 edition.
Don't forget about our Try That Technique weekly challenge. Details are in the post below.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Try That Technique

Good morning. Beth here with this week's Try That Technique challenge.

Try That Technique is on the table every Thursday, when Diana Enns and I challenge each other to use an older well-loved technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter. This week the challenge came from December 2006, and the one we chose was Pointillism.

Don't forget to hop on over to see Diana's wonderful work.

I wasn't sure what Pointillism even meant, so I googled to find out the definition, which says it is a series of small strokes and dots of contrasting colour so at a distance the colours look blended together. I'd say that whoever developed this technique was a brainiac to know the definition of the name Pointillism.

Congratulations April Puzzuoli, your card is on the Yahoo group home page for one week. Thank you for playing.

For your chance to win and have your card on the homepage, leave a comment on this post so I can visit. You can post to the Yahoo group as well.

Good luck to every one.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Recipe Swap Card

Here is Hetty, showing you  a delicous card I made for a recipe swap I am in. I just got these great dies from Creative Cuts & More that look like an apron and have a pocket to insert a recipe card. I have used the Stenciled Collage technique (from August 2008) to decorate the apron. Stencil and stamps are from Club Scrap. As the recipe is a Dutch Pancake with strawberries and whipped cream (yummie!! mail me if you want it!) I attached a little strawberry to the apron on a winecharm wire. The template for the strawberry can be found HERE and goes with instructions.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Faux Metal with Judy jackson

There are times when I go to create a card that stamps, tools, and techniques just seem to say, "Hey, we will work well together!" That happend with this card. Does it ever happen when you are creating?
I read the technique, then as I looked through my embossing folders I immediately thought of this Fleur d'lis stamp from Club Scrap. After I had completed the faux metal embossed panel, and had adhered all of the parts together I still thought it needed something. It needed something that would give the card the glimmer and shine of metal. I grabbed my little mini mister with white Perfect Pearls home made glimmer spray. Voila! This was the perfect accent! It is masculine -- yet has a soft touch with the silver organdy ribbon.
Have a creative week!
Judy Jackson

Chalk It Up

Good Morning, Junkies! Jane Bosi, here, sharing a card featuring the Pulled Pastels (February 2010) technique. I especially love techniques that bring new life to supplies I otherwise would neglect. Pastels....not my favorite, but this technique alone convinces me that I need to keep them close by!

My image is an awesome silhouette stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs called "Cow Girl."

Now, it's your turn! Go ahead and give it a try!

TTFN, Jane

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Outside The Lines

Hello Weekend TJ'ers! It's Kathie McGuire here on your papercrafting Saturday to share a technique from 12/09 called Coloring Outside The Lines. I morphed it a tad by coloring in my image, but the COTL technique is something that I love to add. To me, it makes my image a bit more complete without the interference of a busy background. It always reminds me of a little "glow" around my image. I like it!

This card and gift box set was made for a friend who lost a dear little furry friend just recently. She adored this dog, so I thought this would help ease a bit of the pain of the death of her companion. Although the gift box doesn't have a TJ technique, I thought you might enjoy seeing the whole project. My friend told me that she put her dog's collar in the box and has it on her desk along with the card. I think papercrafting is one of most wonderful ways to give a personalized gift to someone in need of a little cheer, don't you? And TJ techniques have helped me in so many ways to make my projects more special.

The image is colored with Prisma colored pencils and blended with Gamsol.

Thanks for looking; I hope you've enjoyed the project.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Try that Technique - with a $10.00 CD!

After taking a little hiatus, I am glad to be back to the "Try that Technique Challenge."  Today's challenge is the Stenciled Collage Technique from the August 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I forgot how gorgeous this technique is! So simple, too -- with minimal supplies. You just HAVE to try it!

Don't have this issue? No problem! All 7 of the Technique Junkie CDs are on sale this month for only $10.00 each (plus actual shipping to your location). These CDs are normally $14.95 for subscribers or $19.95 for non-subscribers, so this is a HUGE bargain.  Each CD covers one full year of published PLUS has 10 bonus technique on it. Each has between 75 and 100 technique tutorials in step-by-step, printable pdf format. Each step of each tutorial has a picture -- so you can visualize what each step should look like. If you want to see what a tutorial looks like, one is HERE.  

The list of what is on each CD is HERE. If you are interested in one or more CD, just email me at -- I will get an invoice out to you.  The Stenciled Collage technique is on CD6, which covers the October 2007 through August 2008 techniques.

My card above uses the Stenciled Collage technique in the background. the stencil and word stamps are by Club Scrap; the dragonfly is from Impression Obsession. I hope YOU will Try That Technique this week!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Stencilled Collage

It's Beth here with Try That Technique. Each week I post a new technique that Diana Enns and I challenge each other to use, and this week we challenge each other, and you, to do Stencilled Collage from the August 2008 issue.

I'm back on my feet, and am behind the wheel, and ready to see all of your work. One of you will be the lucky winner of having your card on the Technique Junkie Yahoo group homepage for the week. Everyone has a fair chance to win.

Please leave a comment and tell me that you have a card on your blog, or if you submitted it to the TJ Yahoo group. I don't want to miss out on seeing your work.

Happy stamping Junkies!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Symphony of Sanded Core'dinations by Judy Jackson

New things are always so much fun, aren't they? I could hardly wait until the new embossing folders from Sizzix and Tim Holtz came out! When the first one arrived in my mail box I had to use it right away! It just so happened that I had also purchased a packet of the whitewashed Core'dination card stock while I was away a few weeks ago.
I discovered something about these embossing folders that is important and I want to share it with you. When you place your card stock in the folder and run it through your embossing machine you will discover these are actually "debossing" folders and the design that you may want to sand is not the side of the card stock you think it might be. They emboss - or deboss - beautifully but you have to think carefully about which side you want to sand.
When I sanded this side I thought i must make a card with this! It is so pretty. I couldn't even wait to make a focal point and I went digging through ATCs that I had made and saved. I found this ATC and thought the colors went well with the sanded card stock. I tried some stamped vellum to add to the right hand side and took it off. I decided a ribbon and a few more pearls tied to the bow was just the right touch!
The stamp is by Impression Obsession and it water colors wonderfully. The stamp is much larger than an ATC so I remember placing the card stock on the stamp carefully to get the right part of the stamp for the focal image on the ATC.
Have a great week!
Judy Jackson

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ann's Card for Father

Ann Clack here!  I hope that your summer is wonderful.....Oregon has just started their summer with TWO days of sunshine in a row.......!!!!  Here is a card I made for my hubby's daddy for Father's Day.  I used the Technique Junkie technique called Antique Wallpaper from the most recent newsletter.  It is so easy and I just love the results.  I ended up doing the deer oval THREE times!!  I wanted to stamp the leaves and grass around the deer but didn't want the stamping on the oval's border.  After two attempts and failures I decided that I would just draw it in!!  I do LOVE my itty bitty copic multiliners.  Their fine lines really make drawing stuff wonderful!  Hope you are inspired to get cards done for your daddy's!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hetty is into patchwork

How about some patchwork for your 4th of July cards? On this 1st card I used a FREE DIGITAL STAMP from FireCracker Design by Pamela. The digital stamp is colored with markers.The stars in the background are from a rubber Christmas set called:Season's Greetings and are stamped on top of the sponged color. The words are from an old FCD set. There is more FireCracker Design news on my Chraftchaos Blog

This patchwork card is made with only stamps from Hero Arts. The stich stamp is also used on the card above. I just love this little robot stamp.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Up and Over

Happy Tuesday, Fellow Junkies! Jane Bosi, here, sharing a card featuring the Up and Over technique (June/July 2010). This is a great technique when you are looking for something elegant and sophisticated!

I've used one of my favorite new images from I Brake For Stamps, Floral Silhouette Bouquet. This is a great stamp--very versatile and compatible with many of our techniques. I'm not sure what it is that draws the eye to a silhouette, but the combination of this image and technique actually made me gasp out loud!

The sentiment, "Nothing is worth more than this day" is another favorite of mine and can be found in Papertrey Inks set called Everyday Blessings.

I'm hoping you'll have a fantastically inspired day!
TTFN, Jane

Monday, June 7, 2010


Hello Everyone-
This is Chris ! Today, I have TWO projects to share with you! The first card, I used the Masked and Markered Technique from the June/ July Newsletter.

Stamps: God Loves You, Amazing Grace and Scripture Collection 3 from Our Daily Bread Designs
Cardstock: Glossy White, Rose, Lavender
Accessories: Nestibilities, Water based Markers, Watercolor paintbrush, Gems, Paper Piercing, Mat Pack, Dimensionals, White taffeta ribbon,

The second card, I chose the Patchwork technique from the same FABULOUS newsletter!!!

Stamp Set: Fushia and Scripture Collection 3 from Our Daily Bread Designs, All in a Row faux stitching, retired SU
Cardstock: White, Pink Pirhuoette, Vintage Violet
Accessories: Stardust Stickles, Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Brayer
Techniques: Out of the Box and Patchwork

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek! Have a wonderful day!
Chrissy D

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Walnut Ink Stain

Hi everybody!! Kathie McGuire here today with the Walnut Ink Resist technique from 4/08.

This technique is so fast and easy and I'm always amazed at how stunning the results are! Have you tried it??

With such a stunning background, I decided to keep the card simple and add embellishments that wouldn't compete with the watery stained look that the technique creates. So, I added a small bit of tule by wrapping it around the technique layer like a package and then just taped it in the back. Easy! Then I added my matting and attached all of that to the card base.

Lastly, I added the stick pin with a few beads from my stash and held them all on the pin by putting a little bit of tacky glue on the last bead.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing the project! Thanks for looking!

Kathie McGuire

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Technique By Design June Challenge

Hello Junkies! Welcome to the June Blog Hop revealing wonderful pieces of Artwork from the latest Technique Junkie Newsletter! We have another sketch challenge for you with the June issue of the newsletter and we would LOVE for you to participate! All of the details and the sketch are on the June/ July Newsletter - you must be a subscriber though to access this page!

Aren't design sketches just great fun to use? They certainly encourage me to not be in a rut and always use the same layout for nearly every card! This particular sketch uses elements that were easy to use and yet stretched my thinking as well. I wanted to use a background stamp that wasn't completely filled in with a design or pattern. I also wanted to do something with nature since it is Spring. I am so looking forward to a long summer season of warm weather. I am tired of snow, rain, and cold temperatures. I also wanted to use coordinating colors in order to make the different aspects of the card blend together so my card would have a cohesive feel. As is often the case, this card sort of morphed together as I worked. All of the techniques for this card are from the June/July 2010 issue of the Technique Junkie newsletter. The left panel uses the Background Whimsy technique and the stamp is from Stampin' Up! All of the other stamps I used are from the Artistic Outpost Birds of A Feather set. I love that set! The right hand panel used the Patchwork technique. I over stamped that piece with the text stamp from the AO stamp set. I added some zigzag stitching on my sewing machine. My sewing machine really does sew evenly, I purposely changed the stitch length as i sewed. It is an element that adds visual interest. The focal image and the strip at the bottom both used the pulled glimmers technique. My little embellishment is a button from my stash. I really like the way this card turned out. The way all of the elements work together and add visual interest certainly adds to the success of the card.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the TJ Blog Hop and that afterwards you are ready to try this Technique by Design challenge! It is amazing just how many different ways the Design Team has used this sketch to create cards to inspire you and to challenge you!

Now to be inspired HOP through each of these blogs and ENJOY!



You too can have an opportunity to participate in this Challenge! Pat will be offering a prize at the end of the Technique By Design Challenge through a drawing for those who PARTICIPATE in the challenge! They will need to comment on her blog AND CREATE a card sharing the link to their project. The prize will be an assortment of products from our Fabulous Vendors.