Wednesday, November 24, 2010

TJ backgrounds for digital stamps

Hello Stampers!

Hetty here with some digital stamps. Have you tried them? I am getting into using them and some of the TJ background techniques are just great to use behind the colored digital stamps.
The digital stamps are by FireCrackers Designs by Pamela. The pinguin is one of her new
designs Pamela has made now that she is selling of her rubber stamps (75% on the last ones that are left).

The penguins have been colored with copic markers and cut out. I used some foam tape to stick them to the background. The background is made in the Antiqued Wallpaper technique June/July 2010 with a new embossing folder.
Here on the detail picture, you also see some snow. I used a puffy velvet marker for this.

Here another sample with the same Antique Wallpaper technique. Now if you want to try using digital stamps, you could use a freebie, like this Fall Kitty on FireCrackers blog HERE.
The Kitty is colored with copic markers and cut out. I have cut out three kitties for this picture.
I layered them with foam tape.

On top of the leaves some glossy accent is added to make the leaves shimmer.
The flowers and the leaves have are sizzix dies from Tim Holtz.
I crubled them a little with my hand to give them a more natural look.
The quote I found on the internet and is by Albert Camus:
"Autumn is a second spring when every leave is a flower."

Have a creative day!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Fall by Judy Jackson

I love embossing folders and all of the things you can do with them. They easily add visual interest to your cards. These two embossing folders are two of the fall embossing folders folders Tim Holtz designed for Sizzix. Isn't the Texture Duet technique a wonderful way to use more than folder? I love it. The stamps are from Mark's Finest Papers. The pumpkins are watercolored. This will be one of my Thanksgiving cards -- I only make of few of those! I make over 120 Christmas cards so fall cards have to be limited!

Have a great day!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Name Frame with Pearl Ex/Future Floor Wax


Happy Saturday TJ'ers!! It's Kathie McGuire here with one of my favorite gift projects. They're called Name Frames...I've made dozens of them over the years. (I always get this question, so I'll answer it here: Frame is from WalMart -- they are 3.00. Not in the area where picture frames are--always on an independent stand somewhere near the furniture area or photo area. As a note, they have a mat--and glass--which I removed. The mat is designed to hold two 3 X 5 or 4 X 6 photos. I simply removed it for this project). You can see many more Name Frames HERE.

I made this one for my leaf-loving friend, Judy. I used a technique from 6/03 called Pearl Ex/Future Floor Wax on the small punched leaves (see them in and around the corners of each letter of her name). It gave the perfect amount of color and shine to them!! My friend preferred her project without the glass, so I simply left it off when I put the project together.

As a note, there is no tutorial necessary for this project. The base cardstock is cut to 5 1/2" X 12". From there, create a project much like you'd make a scrapbook page. When complete, place it in the frame. That's how simple and easy -- and very economical -- this gift project is!! And you can place the glass back in its place, or not!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing the Name Frame project and thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Try That Technique: Jenny's Coat

Join in on the fun for your chance to win a day on the Yahoo Group Home page. Play in our challenge.

Beth Norman here with this week's Try That Technique challenge. Diana Enns and I challenged each other to use the Jenny's Coat technique from the December 2009 issue, and we invite you to join in too.

Create a card, or project, with this technique and submit your card to the Yahoo group for your chance to have your card on our home page.

Last week's winner is Francine Groulx who created a card using the Hidden Image technique. Congratulations Francine, your card is on our Yahoo group home page.

Good luck to everyone.

Side Step Christmas


  Hello!!! This is Chris Dickinson today, welcoming you to the Technique Junkies Blog! 

My card uses the latest cd available here (on the side bar)  This cd is WONDERFUL!  Have you ordered it yet? If not, what are you waiting for? It is FILLED with 60 tutorials!!!

Click on the sidebar to order your copy of the Technique Junkies Fancy Folds and Motion Cd

Here are a few more details:
Stamp Sets: I Brake For Stamps new release Christmas CollageJoy Postage
Cardstock: Navy, Cherry Cobbler, White, Gold
Paint: Creative Inspirations
Accessories: Technique Junkies Fancy Folds and Motion CdMartha Stewart Score Tool, Aqua painter, Paper Snips, Tear Drops, Gold Ribbon, Viva Gold Pearl Pen, Gold Zig Painty, Mini Glue Dots

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look! I can't wait to see some of the creations you make using your Fancy Folds and Motion Cd!


Friday, November 12, 2010

Designer Tiles

Happy Friday, everyone!  Donna here with one of my favorite techniques from the August 2008 newsletter--Designer Tiles.  I love paper and can't bear to throw away even the tiniest piece so any technique that allows me to use some of my precious scraps is an instant favorite.

The stamps I used on this card are from Inkadinkado, and the "grout" between my tiles is Tim Holtz Distress Embossing powder in the "old paper" color.  The Distress embossing powder is kind of sandy and gritty, and it really does look like grout...perfect for this technique!

Wishing you a great weekend with lots of crafting time!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Try That Technique: Hidden Image

Hi there, it's Beth with Try That Technique. Can you believe it's Thursday already? November is here, and preparations are being made for the holidays. Putting aside Christmas projects, I created this Hidden Image technique. I think the results are so pretty. To find this technique, pull out your 2010 CD as it is just one of the bonus techniques. If you don't have your CD, don't forget to order it.

Each week we ask that you participate in the challenge by making a card, or project, using our technique of the week, and post it to the Yahoo group.

CONGRATIONS Beth Ullman, you are the winner from last week's Mono Dye Mosaic challenge. You will find your card on the Technique Junkie Newsletter home page.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mono Mosaic for Christmas

Hello Stamping Friends,
Here is Hetty again. Today I want to share my "Mono Mosaic"card with you. I cannot remember if I tried this technique when it came out Dec '05/Jan '06, but it sure is a nice technique. I am happy we do this revival in techniques. There are so many great ones we just forget. Time flies when you are having stamping-fun!
My card is made with stamps by Michael Strong. I used his frame stamp, the Christmas tree and the word stamps. The frame stamp I used for the background squares, stamped and embossed in red.
The tree I stamped on red paper and embossed with clear embossing powder. Thank I took out my metallic rub-ons and used some green and gold. I rubbed it on with my fingers and when finshed i took a soft cloth and the lines of the tree popped up again. I added some pearl gemstones.
The sentiment is stamped and embossed in gold.

I layered the paper with some foam tape to give it a little more dimention. Also I did not glue it sentered, this was to make some room for the ribbon and the sentiment. The pointisetta flower is done with a punch. I hope this gives you some inspiration to try this technique too.
It is easy and fun! See you next time.

PS if you like to see more ideas with this Christmas tree you might take a look at the Michael Strong Blog Hop. You can start at my CraftChaos Blog.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fancy Folds.....POP!!

{Jane Bosi} I sure hope you are not getting sick of seeing projects from the Fancy Folds and Motion CD!!! These Pop Out cards are super fun and simple, if you have the right directions! {wink and giggle!}
This card features stamps from I Brake For Stamps (sentiment from Stampin Up!). My papers are just scraps from a long ago project, but I think they work well with the vintagey feel of the stamps and card!
Have a great day, friends!! I'm hoping to find my FF and M CD in my mailbox soon!! How about you

Monday, November 8, 2010

Another By the Inch Card by Judy Jackson

Hi! Judy Jackson here.
These inchie squares are so fun to create cards using the By the Inch Technique from the October 2010 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter!

Stamps used for this card are all from Stampin' Up! I used the Pulled Glimmers Technique (June 2010 issue of the TJNL) to create the background colors behind the stamped images.
Ribbon that had a variety colors is used for an embellishment behind the By the Inch nine square focal image.
Winter is coming but these images remind me that Spring comes right after!  I much prefer warmer weather over cold weather.
Have a good week!
Judy Jackson

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wisped Frames

Hello Friends! It's Kathie McGuire here! Did you miss me yesterday? I didn't forget about you, honest. I was just immersed in rubber at the annual Fall Fiesta Rubber Stamp Show in Mesa, AZ. It was a great convention and I enjoyed demo'ing and seeing all of my local stamping and papercrafting friends there.

So now I'm back down to earth and sharing my usual Saturday technique, just a day later. This card features the oh-so-easy "Wisped Frames" technique from the 2/10 newsletter. See how it makes my happy little cupcake even happier?? It's such a nice subtle addition to any image.

Thanks for stopping by today! And if you haven't tried Wisped Frames, show me some *love* and try it! You'll be glad you did.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts CD! - Marvelous Marquee Card - by Judy Jackson

This is such a fun card to open! It looks like it will be a Gate fold card, but as you open the card and pull back the side panels the "curtains" open to see an image behind the curtains!
Lots of sponging on this card. Stamp credits Stampin' Up, Impression Obsession, and the verse in unknown and unmounted. sorry!
Now the big question is --- have YOU ordered The Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts CD yet? They will be in Pat's hot little hands and ready for mailing very soon! I know I can hardly wait to get my own copy! You can go to Pat's blog to order this CD. All of the info is on her sidebar! We are all looking forward to seeing your fancy fold and motion creations!

Judy Jackson


Hi, it's Beth here with Try That Technique Thursday. This week Diana Enns and I challenged each other to do the Mono Mosaic technique from the December 2005 issue.

For you chance to have your Mono Mosaic card on the Yahoo home page, for the wee, all you have to do is submit your card to the Yahoo group.

Congratulations Barb Benson. You are the winner for last week's Tye Die Technique and can find you card on the home page now.

Stamps: I Brake for Stamps, Hero Arts, SU

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tunnel Card by Ann Clack

If you haven't gotten the Motion CD yet, what are you waiting for?  Christmas is coming......make that big hint to your hubby.....uhhhhh......I mean Santa!  Here is a card made from one of the new techniques called a tunnel card.  Enjoy!

Monday, November 1, 2010


Hello Everyone- 
This is Chris Dickinson here. 


This technique was SO much fun and I thought it was one of the coolest things I have ever seen! I have NOT seen this technique anywhere out there, BUT it is on the Fancy Fold and Motion Cd!

You can pre-order the cd right here - 


Here are a few details on my card:
Cardstock: Celery, Espresso, Autumn Spice from Stampin' Up!
Accessories: Paper Trimmer, Scoring Tool (Martha Stewart), Offray Ribbon, Dew Drops, Felt leaves, Mini Glue Dots, Prismacolor Pencils 

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