Wednesday, July 31, 2013

More copic stencils

Hello Junkies,

Tricia here...I am SOOO hooked on this technique.  I used it to create a cool background (at least I think so) for a birthday card for my hubby.  He is way into Mustangs and this is almost like the one he has (his is a convertible).

I colored it with copics and put it on a background made from the copic stencil technique.

I hope you like it...see you soon!


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Flocked Lines

Hi, Junkies.....Ann Clack here with a submission to one of the techniques of the week....Flocked Lines.  I was searching through my stamps for one that I wanted to use for this technique when this Hampton arts stamp jumped out at me.  It just seemed perfect for the technique even though it wasn't a flourish like some of the samples.  Wanted to keep it CAS since the flocking is really the star!!  Instead of gluing on the ribbon, I punched to small holes in the cardstock and tied it on.  You know it won't fall off that way!!

Hope you enjoy!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Holly Brown: Quilted Origami Inchie Album

Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today and I'm sharing this fun Origami Inchie Album that I created for Pat to use in her booth at the trade shows.  You will find this technique on the 3D and Fun Folds CD, and it is really quick and easy to make.  You can either stamp and cut images to go on the pages or you can insert pictures of your family and friends.  As you can see in the picture below, I went with some quilted image stamps and colored them in shades of blue and green to match my paper.

This folds up into the cute little bundle you see in the first picture.  Isn't that a fun project?  I hope you try this one out - you'll love it!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Copic Stencils

Hello Junkies,

Tricia here.  I needed to make some manly birthday cards for my hubby and a good friend of mine.  I decided to start looking for coloring pages on the internet of cars I know they like. 

This card is done with the out of the box and copic stencil techniques.  I used some distress inks to make the yellowish-orange around the outside which I love how it turned out.

I have another to share with you later...stay tuned :)

Have a crafty day!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Oldies but Goodies........

Happy Friday!  I am posting a card using some 'Older' backgrounds again this week. I learned to stamp via the Technique Junkies- so I encourage you to look back at some of the 'Older' techniques- which are all available on CD now- year by year! 
  I had to use some shimmery Technique Junkies backgrounds to create a colorful card. The far background is a TJ UFO....the seaweed layer was stamped onto the UFO first. Next I stamped it on a piece of text weight paper and onto a background called Simple Sumi (6/04). A couple of the areas on the Simple Sumi were dark, so where I could not see the lines, I cut out the image on the text paper and placed it over the dark area and then cut it out. I added shimmer to the background dots with Sakura Gelly Roll Pen.
 The turtle is stamped on a background called Pearl Ex Spray using Fall Fiesta Sparkle embossing Powder.  I added corner dies in Copper Metallic cardstock using a Cheery Lynn corner die.
  The image is called Cloisonne Sea Turtle/Seaweed. and is by Michael Strong Stamps. The digi sentiment is by Create with TLC.

Here is a sideview- hopefully capturing a better look at the shimmer:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Handmade paper by Ann

Well........sometimes life really gets in the way of creating!! Ann Clack here with a post that was supposed to be on Saturday but here it is Tuesday.  Better late than never!!

This is a Handmade Paper technique from the most recent Technique Junkie newsletter.  I had the paper prepared Friday night but it just was not drying.  Several days later there was still a moist spot so I hit it with the heat gun to speed it up. 

I used distress inks to highlight the folder.  I happen to have a large box of stamps that I've been keeping for YEARS so I dug out some that matched the color scheme.  Hope you enjoy!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Faux Handmade Paper

This is a relatively easy technique -- but a word of advice.  Your material for the Faux Handmade paper needs to really wet as you begin.  Not so wet it falls apart but  wet or the layers may not stick together.  The focal image is actually an ATC that I created for a swap and I kept one for myself.   I chose ink colors for the Faux Handmade Paper that matched the ATC.  It worked well together!

Happy crafting!

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Technique of the Week; Faux Handmade Paper!

Hi all, Jackie K here with two examples of the Faux Handmade Paper Technique
which is the Technique of the Week.
What fun this technique is!  I will never look at my toilet paper in the same way again, LOL! It just amazed me that these could come out so well. If you haven't tried this technique yet, please give it a try and post your results to the yahoo group for all of us to enjoy.

This first card uses a Cuttlebug embossing folder with an Asian theme and the latern stamp is from Rubber Stampede. This card is much nicer IRL and the texture of the paper after embossing is awesome.

This card uses the Paisley embossing folder from Cuttlebug, the Spellbinder paisley die cut set, and the Happy Birthday stamp is from Inkadinkado.

This will be my last post for awhile as I left yesterday afternoon for Australia. I will be gone for two months visiting my best friend. See you when I get back. I will be keeping up with all the news and beautiful art as I am bringing my IPad. I can never be without my IPad!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Stained Embossing-Butterfly

Hi TJers! Kathie McGuire here today to share a card I made using the Stained Embossing technique. Admittedly, this is my first try doing it. I am so happy I tried it because it's really stunning, yet very quick to do. I used a Tim Holtz woodgrain folder--I thought it would pair well with the Stampscapes butterfly. The butterfly is also an old TJ technique called Expressionistic Watercolor Bleed. Another quick technique which yields dramatic results. Thanks for taking a look at my card and have a nice TJ weekend! Kathie

Friday, July 5, 2013

Whats the Buzzzzzzzz

There are CD's for each year the Technique Junkies newsletter has been in print- did you know that???  This technique called Salt and Pepper is from the 2nd CD.  I used a fun new stamp called Hannah's busy Bee. I used a portion of the stamp, as you can see......

 This is such a sweet stamp- I stamped it and cut some of the hexagon's apart. The sentiment is by Create with TLC- always the perfect sentiment!
 Again- the background is from the Technique Junkies (June 2004) newsletter - this is one of the first techniques I tried when I joined- this one uses Apricot Appeal and Pumpkin Pie.
 I made the background with a cut out of an SVG I cut from Bird's blog (Background 4)- covered it with Modge Podge and now use it as a stencil. I simply daubered on Pumpkin Pie ink.  I embossed a strip on the Lt- a honeycomb embossing folder that is about an inch wide by Sizzix and highlighted over the top of that with Pumpkin Pie ink as well.

 I would love to see you ink up and share what you make with the Technique Junkies!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Technique of the Week

Good Morning Ladies,
Nancy Dawson here with a sample of this week's technique, Stained Embossed Card. This was featured in the June/July 2013 newsletter. It is a great technique and makes some beautiful backgrounds.

I used Tim Holtz Distressing Inks and the new Stampin' Up Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder! The little molded flower is alot prettier in real life!

Anyway... give it a try, I know you will really enjoy using this technique.
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Have A Sweet Day!

Hi Junkies, Tricia here with my card for this weeks Try That Technique - Stained Embossing.

The image is from Beccy's Place colored with copics (of course :P)...see my blog for a link to the freebie.

I hope you play along with the design team and show us what you got :)

Have a crafty day!!


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

So Glad We're Friends

Hi, Beth Norman here today.  So glad we're friends.  Us Junkies are all friends, aren't we? 

This week's Technique of the Week is Stained Embossing.  Again, I say any new technique that uses our embossing machine is a "rockin'" technique. 

Rockn' this week's technique is my cute little image from our sponsor, Impression Obsession.  I have a girlfriend what owns a 30 foot tiki hut with an in-ground pool so I bought this stamp with her in mind.  My girlfriend is going to help me navigate to the Detroit airport to pick up my mom for my daughter's wedding (I live in Canada, just about 90 minutes from the airport) so I thought I would give her this card to add to her collection.  She tells me she has a photo album full of my cards. 

You may be curious as to how I cut my card.  I used my new Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders One set.

Thank you for stopping by.  Don't forget to come back to see what the rest of the Team has for you this week. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Technique of the Week.....Stained Embossing!

{Jane Bosi}

Happy Monday!  It's a holiday week if you are livin' in the United States....yahooo!  The impending July 4th celebration inspired my card featuring this week's technique--Stained Embossing!  This technique, found in the June/July newsletter, is a great way to create an interesting and colorful background.  My star background is the perfect backdrop for this great image from I Brake For Stamps, don't you think?

I can't wait to see more Stained Embossing samples made by YOU!  Have fun and don't forget to share your work on the Yahoo group!

TTFN, Jane