Friday, June 28, 2013

Holly Brown: Double T Slider Butterfly Birthday

Hi, it's Holly posting today!  This pretty in pink butterfly piece is a Double T Slider technique from the 3D and Fun Folds CD.  See the little curved area at the top?  You pull out that piece that is hiding inside and you get a double surprise - something comes out from the bottom too!!  See below:

Isn't that fun??  The butterfly block is a stamp I bought at a LSS years ago.  I looked all over the wooden block for the name of the company but there is nothing marked on there.  The sentiment stamps are from Papertrey Ink.  The patterned paper that I stamped the butterflies on is from an old package from Prima - I've been hoarding these papers!  LOL

I hope you try a technique or two from the CD's.  I know you've got at least one or two of those CD's in your craft room - pull them out and share what you create with us over in the TJ Yahoo group.  If you don't have the 3D and Fun Folds CD, you can order it here:  There are a ton of great ideas to be found on all of the CD's offered from Technique Junkies!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pressed Stains by Judy Jackson

I love techniques that use new items that I have!  This uses the Distress Stains.   It gives such a wonderful background. I know this will be a favorite technique to use again and again!  The focal image of the cacti is a retired stamp from Close to My Heart.  The cactus in the foreground is popped up with foam tabs. The word stamp is from Stampin' Up.

Hope you have a crafty day!

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cutaway Card Technique of the Week

Jackie K here again to show you my 2 cards for the Cutaway Card technique!

This card uses a stamp from G studio. I did not have an embossing folder with a one sided design that worked for this technique. So I had to improvise. I think the technique still works well with a full front embossing folder.

This card uses the same stamp. The difference as you can see is my using blue card stock rather than white. I think this works well also.

These are fun cards to do and will make the recipient happy to have one I think.

Give this a try won't you? Don't forget
 to post your creation to the yahoo group for us all to enjoy.

See you next time!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Cutaway Windows - Technique of the Week

I am happy to announce the Technique of the Week -- Cutaway Windows (June/July 2013 Technique Junkie Newsletter). The only real trick to this is picking the right embossing folder. I happened to have this one right on my desktop since I picked it up at a recent Stamp Show. Truly, I have an addiction to Embossing Folders, so I could have picked several with that would have worked!

I decided to add my color with the Smooch Painted Texture (December 2011/January 2012 TJNL). I have to tell you, I made a couple of cards for today's post. In one of them, the coloring was PERFECTION. I played around with embossing the inside of the folder, adding different papers, and other embellishments, too. Then I stamped the sentiment (a different one from the one above). I "eyeballed" it when stamping - and of course, I stamped it VERY crooked. Dang! I even tried cutting the card asymmetrically, but basically, it was toast! Note to self: Use the stamp positioner!

Can't wait to see what you make!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Triple Embossing- Summertime

Oh the idea of Summertime- there are so many delightful things to do....... Some people prefer to go to the beach, some like to go camping, some like to relax and read a good book....what do you like to do?  I like to do anything but clean....hehehe

  I made a card using a Repeat Impressions image- Oh, doesn't this look inviting?  I just need a good book to read...or maybe a laptop to browse Pintrest......The image is colored in with markers and I huffed to make sure all of the ink was moist, then stamped it onto the white cardstock. I used a dauber to add greenery to the leaves and a Copic to add brown to the tree trunk and branches.I added Kanji that says Dream..... The DP is Bo Bunny and it is highlighted in browns and greens.

I hope you will join in and try using the Triple Embossing Technique of the week- we'd love to see what you create!


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Triple Embossing

Good Mornin' Ladies:
Nancy Dawson here to share the Triple Embossing Technique of the Week! Images by Stampin' Up.

It is such an easy, peasy technique that adds so much to your project. You can do this on Designer Paper or even plain card stock accented with a little sponging to add color!

Now give it a try and let us see what you come up with!

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Triple Embossing Technique of the Week

Hello, Jackie K here with my addition to the Technique of the Week.

There is nothing better than a fun, fast and easy technique. Especially when you get great results each and every time. Once again I used white acrylic paint and a foam dauber to highlight the embossed areas. This is just what works best for me. Your options are unlimited.
The stamp os from Pink Petticoat.

TFL and have a lovely day!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Hi folks, Beth Norman here with this week's Technique of the Week--Triple Embossing.  Just when you think there nothing exciting to do with your embossing machine, Pat comes out with a new technique.  Triple Embossing is a great technique that works on larger backgrounds.  My background is 5" x 5".

I inked up my stamp from Impression Obsession and did the Marker Watercoloring technique as well.  You will find this technique in the June 2008 issue. 

Don't forget to come back to see what the other designers have for you.  They will have something exciting to share. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Pressed Stains Flower

Hi, Stampers!!  Ann Clack here.

My technique today is Pressed Stains.  No........I'm not ironing!!  Pressed Stains is a super fun technique from the most recent issue of the Technique Junkie newsletter.  I had a friend over to stamp on Friday.........Laura and I had a lot of fun.  She brought a hostess stamp set from SU and we colored up the Flower with copics.  Then we made the backgrounds to match the flowers.  I had one flower already colored up from the week before and had put a blue background around it.  The backgrounds we had made didn't have any blue and it looked really funny with them.  So......I made another background using a little blue and it was just perfect.  I love how every background is just a little different.  I hope you enjoy!  I included all four....I just couldn't decide which one I wanted to do the most!  Sorry...the scan was a little off.  The Hero Arts sentiment stamp had stamped the edge under the words and I thought it looked like it was supposed to be there so I stamped three more like it.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Holly Brown: Stencil Collage Pink Butterflies

Howdy Junkies!  It's Holly posting today.  Have you been playing in the Technique of the Week challenges? This week we focused on the Stenciled Collage technique from the current issue (June/July 2013).  I decided to play with some pink colors on this beautiful butterfly collage stamp from I Brake for Stamps.

When I developed this technique, I had these kinds of collage stamps in mind.  Sometimes I don't feel like spending four hours coloring a collage, so I came up with this fun and quick and easy way to add color to the collage.  I hope you enjoy this card and play along with us on the Technique Junkies Yahoo group!  :-)  Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Technique of the Week - Stencil Collage by Judy Jackson

If you are a regular follower of this Technique Junkie Design Team blog, then you may remember  that I posted a card for our daughter who WAS expecting a new baby girl soon.  We are with her and her little family now -- all the way in Romania.  I  was unable to get a different card done for this blog before we left. 

I really do like this technique. It gives an interesting dimension to a collage stamp with the stencil  you choose. This focal image stamp is from Art Neko and the verse is from Sweet and Sassy Stamps.

And now -- Naomi Abigail! She weighed 8 pounds and was 21 3/4 inches long!  And she is  a delight.

Happy stamping from a happy Gramma!

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pressed Stains

Hi junkies, Tricia here.  I absolutely love this stamp from I Brake For Stamps.  I used my no line coloring technique.  I just love the look.  I seem to be better with flowers as they are forgiving.  I colored the image with copics.  

The technique is from this months newsletter called pressed stains.  I used the same distress stain to color my white ribbon with purple polka dots to match my background.

I hope you have a crafty day!!! Thanks for stopping by.


Stencil Collage Day Two

Hello again everyone, It's Jackie K here with my second Technique of the Week Stencil Collage card.

Once again I have used designer paper for the background. I also used green and white acrylic paint and a foam dauber for the stencil. I just love this bamboo stencil from Delta. As you see this is quite a variation from my first example, which is what makes this technique so much fun! The koi stamp is from Art Neko of course...where else would you go for Asian stamps? I don't know who makes that Asian symbol paper punch that I have used in the corner.

Please try this technique and post your results to the Yahoo group.Have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Technique of the Week: Stencil Collage

Hello, it's Jackie K here and it's my privilege to introduce the Technique of the Week
Stencil Collage

These cards come together fast and are really fun . The variations are endless, and it's been my experience that they come out great every time!

I have used designer paper to stencil and stamp over but you can design your background paper with any technique you like. That's one of the things that makes this technique so versatile.
I have used a daisy stencil from Plaid and I'm sure you recognize the daisy stamp from Penny Black. The flourish is from Magenta.

When you read the technique, you will see that you have many options as to what to use with the stencils. I tried quite a few things and I was happiest with white acrylic paint and a foam dauber. I'm quite certain you will find something out of your array of inks and other products to get the desired  effect that is pleasing to you.

So give it a go and don't forget to post your creations to the Yahoo group so we can all enjoy them.

I will be back tomorrow with yet another Stencil Collage. I hope to "see' you then!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Jackie K Here Joining in the Fun!

My contribution to the Technique of the Week! The Faux Silk Designer Paper Technique
from the most recent newsletter!

 My designer paper is from the So-So Sweet collection from the Paper Studio.The "Happy Birthday" stamp is from Stampabilities. The die cut is from Spellbinders; Lattice Rectangles.
With so many of these background type techniques, I find myself so reluctant to cover up the beautiful results. I keep it simple just for that reason. As Tricia mentioned in her post, (wasn't her card gorgeous?) it is a shame you can't see the shimmer. A word of advice however, use a lightly colored pearlized spray. If it is too dark, the paper won't show through. I used a pale pink but still had to blot it a bit. Now that I am looking at the photo, you can't really see the fine wrinkles of the tissue paper either. I think I need to take a beginner photography course LOL!
Give this technique a go won't you? You won't regret it!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Embossed Gelatos: Michael Strong Gecko

Hello TJ Friends! Kathie McGuire here to share a card I made using the Technique of the Week: Embossed Gelatos. What a fast and fun technique! I had the main image already completed in my stash, so it was a snap to make a background to match! I love easy! All stamps are Strong Stamps. Thanks for stopping by today; I hope you enjoyed the project. Kathie

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Faux Silk Designer Paper

Good Morning Junkies:

Nancy Dawson here with our Technique of the Week! Faux Silk Designer Paper as featured in the June/July 2013 Technique Junkie Newsletter.

I started with Stampin' Up Designer Paper accented with their new Delicate Lace trim. The little framelit bird makes such a great focal point from the Rusty Pickle collection with a tiny bow accent.

This is such a fun and easy technique...won't you play along? Would love to see your creations!
Happy Stampin'