Friday, September 30, 2011

Guitar~Wisped Frames

Hello Technique Junkies Friends! Kathie McGuire here on another one of your stamping Saturdays to share a card I made recently.

I used the Wisped Frames technique from the Feb/March 2010 newsletter on my main image. The guitar image is unknown, as it's an unmounted image from a stamp show purchase long ago and I didn't mark the rubber. I stamped it with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with PSX Gold embossing powder. I cut the image with a Spellbinders die, then used the Wisped Frame technique to make it a little more interesting.

The gold paper was Cuttlebug'd; image on the inside is Stampin'Up!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance this weekend to try a new Technique Junkies technique.


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday? Already? Try That Technique

{Jane Bosi} Well, as it sometimes happens, Thursday has caught me completely off guard! I AM bringing you this week's Try That Technique Challenge! This week, our technique is: Acetate and Pearl Ex from the October 2004 edition. As the mother of five wee ones, I tend to shy away from any kind of technique that results in a mess---I already have enough of those on my hands! I wouldn't exactly say this is messy.......but, it could be! The results, however, are well worth some stray Pearl Ex on the table! My main image is from I Brake For Stamps. The sentiment, from Rouge Redhead Designs. C'mon! Give it a whirl! TTFN, Jane

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Apple Time

Hello Stampers,
Hetty here with some apples.
This time of the year is apple time and I have this cute digital stamp
from Create with TLC and
used it for some caramel apple cards
and for the Jewish New Year (which - by the way is
tomorrow). You find the card and the template for these
cards on my own blog: Craftchaos.

For this card I used some kraft colored cardstock, red paper, buttons
and my swirl embossingfolder.
I cut the card according the template (see HERE) and used the
cuttlebug highlight technique - Oct/Nov 2008 - with some wild honey distress ink.
To give it that creamy caramel look, I embossed it all with
honey pearl embossing powder,
Here a close up of the digital image, that is colored
with copic markers. In the heart of the clock
I added some metal findings of the Tim Holtz collection.

To all my Jewish stamping friends: "Shanah Tovah"
Have a sweet and creative New Year!

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

BONUS!! Glittered Stencils

{Jane Bosi} Have you all gotten CD9 yet??? It contains a whopping 100 techniques!! This little number features the Glittered Stencils technique! It's a bonus technique on this fabby CD--I love the extra bling, bling! My adorable image is from I Brake For Stamps; sentiment is from Amuse. The bear image is from the Costume Bear line by Rick St. Dennis. I love his illustrations and theses are some of my favorite images--especially for this time of year! Hope you are all have a great day with plans to get inky!

TTFN, Jane

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Circles by Ann

Hey, bloggers....Ann Clack here.  I've wanted to try the embellished circles technique for a long time but had no stamps that were suitable.  Finally got some and was able to play.  I didn't embellish them very much though!  I've loved the simple look of this technique and hope you do too!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Try That Technique Thursday

Good Mornin' Ladies: Nancy Dawson here with your Try that Technique Thursday. This week I picked the Inchies Border from the Stampbooking CD. Of course, I scrapped my grandson 'punching'. He's gonna be a great stamper!

I had a few squares left over so I made a card for Father's Day. I love the colors!

Come on ladies - try it! You will love this technique and all the techniques on the Stampbooking CD. This technique is listed under Borders! Please post your creations to the message board with 'Try that Technique' in the subject line!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

40th Birthday - by Judy Jackson

Greetings from Judy Jackson! Our son-in-law turns 40 today! So that deserved a special card to mark this milestone year.

The focal image is from River City Rubber Works. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up. The image is colored with Copic markers.

Silly me put the numerals on under the sentiment "look who's turning..." and then I couldn't punch it out to be sure and get it "square." So I tried using the paper trimmer. Nope, that didn't square corners either so I then decided to just cut it an angle and I thought that will add some interest!

I tried to give the card a old vintage feel and I think I succeeded!

We celebrated together last Sunday but today is the really big day! So I hope it is a wonderful day for him! He is a great son-in-law and we love him a lot!

I hope your day involves some ink, stamps, and card stock! Have a great day.

Judy Jackson

Monday, September 19, 2011

Vellum Sentiments by Judy Jackson

Good day from Judy Jackson.

Bold stamps colored with bold colors work the best for this technique. Often markers work the very best because of their frequent intense hues. You need to choose to stamp with a bold image, and then you need to decide where over the image is going to be the best place to place your sentiment. This image is not large but I think I found the right place for the sentiment don't you?

I really like this stamp but it is certainly not within my usual "style." Stamp credits belong to Stamp Impressions and Sweet and Sassy Stamps. But it works very well for certain techniques and style of of cards. I think this is one of them! Have you tried this technique? It is fun!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Another Splash and Stick by Judy Jackson

Here is another card using this technique (from August 2010) -- from Judy Jackson. I didn't write or film the technique and I can only claim I made this card (and others!).

As I used the inks to splash around on the glossy card stock, I decided the colors were right for the parrot stickers. I added a few punched and die cut images and stamps to finish the card.

The parrot is unique - never going to be one exactly like him! -- and so are each one of us!

Stamps are from Stampin' Up and the sticker from Outlines.

Hope you have a great day filled lots of creativity!

Judy Jackson

Friday, September 16, 2011

Side Step and Bandanda Techniques

Good morning friends. Beth Norman here with a double technique card. First, I created my Bandana technique and then adhered it to the Side Step card. You can find the directions for the Side Step card on the Fancy Folds and Motion CD.

There are three different stamps used on my card: the small butterflies are from Hero Arts, the large butterfly is from My Favorite Things stamps and the sentiment is from Stampabilities.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Try That--Mulberry Magic!

{Jane Bosi}Greetings, Stampy Friends!! It's time for another Try That Technique Challenge! This week, we are using a great technique from the Feb/March 2011 edition of the TJ Newsletter, Mulberry Magic! I adore this technique! The results are funky, soft, wild, vivid.....just about anything you want them to be!!! Give it a go!

About my card, the images on the technique piece are from a few different Amuse sets. The main image is an awesome Kenny K stamp from I Brake For Stamps!! This one is called "All That," but dont say I didnt warn!! A few new Kenny K images were added to the IBFS website this week and they are ALL fabby! Don't forget that as a TJ subscriber, you can save some $ when you shop. Check your newsletter for the current code :) and, have fun!
TTFN, Jane

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Apples for the Jewish New Year

Hello Stampers!

Hetty here with two card ideas for the Jewish New Year.
For both cards I used the "color-sandwich"- technique
from newsletter June/July 2011

If you want to know more about the Jewish New Year and its symbols
please go HERE for further reading.
One of the symbols you see on many of the Jewish cards is an apple.
We eat a sweet apple with honey to wish each other a very sweet year.

This weekend I was at the StempelMekka in Hagen, Germany. A big stamp show
and I met Judy from Judikins and found she had this sweet apple I just had to have
for my New Year cards. 
The color sandwich technique was perfect for the card I wanted to make.
The apple is from their new  Posh Impressions range of stamps
and I already had the bee. So this was a great combination.
I added some glossy accent to the apples to make it look like
the honey drops of the aplles.
The Hebrew sentiment translates to: A happy and prosperous year
and is embossed with gold embossing powder. 
For the second card I used an image by Create with TLC
and the apple by Judikins. The are hjust beautiful together.
You might wonder about the numeber on the apples: 5772.
Well, that is the numeral  of the new Jewish Year. 
For the inside of my cards I used this fun stamp
that is  from Zum Gali Gali.

Have a creative day!

Splash and Stick by Judy Jackson

Good day from Judy Jackson! We have been enjoying sunshine in our area -- which is a very welcome relief from all the rain and flooding we had last week. In our area, it was better than it was over in Lancaster county and north of us in Pennsylvania. We had 12 inches of rain in just about 2 days and that is just too much. Other days last week, it drizzled and rained off and on.

Last Saturday I was able to go the ScrapStampArt rubber stamp convention in Westminster, MD. I enjoy that stamp show because they have different vendors than the Heirloom show. Heirloom will be in my town in October -- and alas I won't be there.

At the booth for the Outlines company I discovered that they had a special on their Outline stickers. I immediately remembered the Splash and Stick technique from August 2010! I bought 3 sheets of stickers which were very different from each other. This is a very cool technique with interesting results! You will see more cards using this technique!

I used the card sketch from Techno Stamper by Mary Jo Price Williams. I don't always use the sketch but today I did. I used my own cloud stencil to sponge the clouds behind the giraffe. The Get Well Wishes stamp is the only stamp on the card and it is from Stampin' Up.

Have a great day!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Collaged Circles by Judy Jackson

This is another Collaged Circles technique post by Judy Jackson.

Aren't these little girls cute as they have fun on another warm summer day? Can't you just smell these flowers blooming on the bush?

Watercolor pencils add the coloring to this Stampin' Up stamp -- retired for years now but I still use this stamp quite a bit!

The colors in the circles coordinate nicely with the image colors.

Are your hands and fingers inky today? If not then let hands and fingers feel some stamps and ink today!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Antique Big Hammer

Ann Clack here with a quick suggestion for you.  Do you often have a card that needs to be done in a hurry?  I often do!!  I have this box of pre-made dig out all your supplies to make a great technique and you just make a gajillion of them!  Well, that stash is a wonderful place to start when you are making a quick card.  Your card will look like it took more time than it really did.  Today's card used two TJ techniques.  The first (for the flowers) is the Big Shot Hammer.  The second is Antique Wallpaper. time you dig out all the supplies to work on a technique, make up lots of them in lots of different colors for those 'quick' card times.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Try that Technique Thursday

Good Mornin' Nancy Dawson here with our Try that Technique Thursday. Jane Bosi and I took off last week so there is no winner to announce. We are really hoping with school back in session and things returning to a pseudo-routine we will have lots of players this week!

Our technique is from the June/July 2010 Technique Junkie Newsletter. This one is the Whimsical Background done with dye inks. The newsletter has this technique done this way and a variation done with Copic Markers! Both are equally beautiful.

By adding the white gel pen your background image comes to life! So ladies go get inky and play along. I would love to see your creations! Have a great day and now it's time to play!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Beth Norman here with Aged Tiles. I felt my graffiti cried out for red distressing. I'm a fan of graffiti which is why I bought this stamp from I Brake for Stamps.

Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Faux Washi Paper and Eggplant Dragonfly


Hello TJ Friends and Visitors!

Kathie McGuire here to share a project with you with a technique I usedfrom the 8/11 Technique Junkies newsletter called "Faux Washi Paper."

Today's card features the Cloisonne Dragonfly stamp, a long time favorite of image of mine from Strong Stamps.

I made the background first, then decided how I wanted to make the dragonfly. I thought copper embossing powder on eggplant cardstock would be the perfect combination. I wanted to embellish the dragonfly, so I chose to use some irridescent beads which I attached to the dragonfly with Crystal Effects. I carefully cut between the wings with sharp scissors, then gently curled the wings by pulling them between my finger and thumb. I attached the dragonfly's body to the card with two sided foam mounting tape. I also used some larger copper beads to decorate the corner of the cards. They were also attached with Crystal Effects.

TIP: Lastly--and most importantly--I would like to share a very fun embellishment I discovered using a few years ago. Behind the dragonfly, please notice a copper colored material which looks like a type of shred.

What the material is: it's a metal pot scrubber which I purchased at the dollar store--three of them in one package (what a deal!). I cut into the scrubber near the top with a regular pair of scissors, and then gently pulled the material as it began to "unravel" from the scrubber. When I had enough, I simply cut the length. To "tame" this big wad of copper, just roll it into a ball in your hands until it's the size you want. You can attach the material to the base card with just about any kind of clear drying adhesive--I used my favorite fabric glue, Fabri-Tac. Since the material is wadded up into a ball, glue is necessary in only a few places. To ensure attachment, I placed Fabri-Tac in a few places on underside of the dragonfly and then weighted it down on top of the metal material with a few punches until it dried.

I hope you've enjoyed today's project; thank you for stopping by the TJ Blog today. I hope you'll take the time to make something wonderful today!

Kind wishes,

Kathie McGuire