Friday, August 31, 2012

Pulled Color by Judy Jackson - 2 cards


Hello from Judy Jackson.  I have done something computer wise right and am now able to post to this blog.  Both of these cards use the Pulled color technique from the August-September newsletter.   I LOVE this technique. It is simple enough but produces a WOW background in my opinion.  

The first card uses a Stampin' Up stamp and the second card (with the chair) uses a stamp from an unknown company.  I know I bought it at one of the Big Box craft stores. And since then I have done this massive unmounting of my wood mounted stamps. I evidently forgot to write down what company made this stamp.

I hope you have been doing some crafting this summer and will do more this fall! 

Happy stamping!

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Gesso Off and Faux Punched Border

Thought I would try a couple of techniques I have never attempted before. The Gesso Off technique is from the August 09 issue and the Faux Punched Border technique is from this month's issue (Aug/Sept 2012). Both techniques are fun and easy. The purple dotted ribbon is much darker IRL and matches the B/G paper perfectly, Not so in the photo. Oh well, you get the idea.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Wishing you a productive and creative week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jackie K

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Pulled Color with Ann

Here I am......just a little late in getting my Saturday post!  Sometimes when I make a background, I think it is so pretty that I just hate to cover it up.  The Pulled Color technique ends up just like that.  So I choose something narrow to let a lot of the BG show through!  I've had this stamp set for 8 months and it hadn't seen ink yet!  Hope you enjoy!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Holly Brown: Watercolor Distress Cottage Mouse

Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting, and I'm sharing this adorable Cottage Mouse card with y'all today.  I created the background by using the Watercolor Distress technique first and I let that dry completely.  Then I used the Cuttlebug Highlights technique with that piece, doing a very very subtle highlighting with a brown ink.

This adorable stamped image is from Stampavie, which can be found at Classy Cards 'n Such - a TJ vendor.  Don't forget to use the coupon code listed in the current issue when you go shopping.  :-)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Try that Technique

Good Mornin' Ladies:

Nancy Dawson here with your next Try that Technique Thursday which is found in the February/March 2009 Newsletter! Block-Collage is such a fun technique and it is a great way to spotlight your focal point!

The Courage Stampin' Up set is retired but it is so appropriate for remembering our troops! 

Come play along, you have two weeks to create a super challenge. Don't forget the winner's card will be featured on the Technique Junkie Homepage. Let's get stampin'; can't wait to see your entries!

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Collage Strips

Hello.  This is Beth Norman with a holiday card for you.  One of my favourite images, from I Brake for Stamps, was used to create the Collage Strips technique  The image was stamped onto watercolour paper and watercoloured with Tombow markers.  This technique is from the August issue and is a quick one to put together.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Puzzle & Coffee

 Hello Stampers,

Here I am again.
My arm is nearly healed and I just have to stamp again.
So how about one of my coffee cards
and a technique from the latest TJ Newsletter called:
Embossed Puzzle and I think this will be the hit
from this Newsletter, for it is easy mwith
a maximum result!

 For the card I have used the swirl embossing folder,
Club Scrap papers and stamps from the Brewed Awekenings
collection. For the background I used all kinds of
brown coffeecolored inkpads.
 I stamped and embossed the image with coffe smelling
embossing powder. I colored the cups with a distress marker
and on top I glazed the cups with glossy accent.
Don't you love this sentiment? I just wish I could make you all
a cup of coffee.  This sentiment is also embossed with a 
coffee smelling embossing powder.
This is the inside of the card is also decorated
with a Club Scrap stamp.

 Have a creative day!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Colored Circle Collage

This technique is from the June/July issue. Honestly all of the techniques I have chosen lately have been so fun fast and easy! I had a very limited amount of circle stamps and the technique calls for different sizes. You might find yourself in this predicament also so here is what I did; I cut circles out of EZ mount and used the nonstick side to apply my ink to. So if you have not done this technique yet for that reason, I hope I have solved your problem and you will give it a try.
This stamp is from Mother Rubber.
I hope you have a wonderful week!

Jackie K

Friday, August 10, 2012

Holly Brown: Cuttlebug Highlights Bliss

Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today, and I am sharing this distress-y, romantic, shabby chic card with y'all.  I went for a distressed version of the Cuttlebug Hightlights technique by stamping with a weathered background first, and then using two different colors of ink when I was doing the actual technique.  I love the soft, comforting, warm colors with the subtle distressing and the feminine flowers and seam binding.  It's just pure bliss!  :-)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Hi TJ friends! Kathie McGuire here on your stamping weekend to share a very quick and easy card I made. I used the Wisped Frames technique from the 2/10 Technique Junkie newsletter on the Spellbinders die cut on the center of the card. This card was especially quick because I purchased a box of pre-made cards at JoAnn's and just added to it. The punch on the side is an EK Success paw print border which I backed with some off white cardstock so the punched strip would show up better. Thanks for stopping by today! Kathie