Friday, August 30, 2013

Holly Brown - Top Note Purse

Hi folks, it's Holly posting today.  I'm sharing this sweet Top Note Purse with you as a blast from the past.  Remember the 3D and Fun Folds CD?  You can find this Top Note Purse technique on that CD.  I've created mine with kraft cardstock and some pretty patterned papers from my stash.  The paper flower was originally white, but I painted it with some Sea Foam Creative Inspirations Paint - it's so shimmery and metallic-y.  I added a satin ribbon to the center of the purse for a handle.  So cute!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  The next newsletter is coming out on Sunday and it's gonna be a good one!!  Can't wait to see what y'all think of it!  :-)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Embossed Alcohol ink

Hello technique lovers, Hetty here with another sample of a technique from the
August/September 2013 newsletter that is just full with wonderful techniques.
Have you tried the embossed alcohol technique. I noticed lately that the alcohol ink 
is getting populair again, soget out those bottles, embossing foldersand
a sheet of acetate for this new technique.
My sample is made with the woodgrain embossing folder and
a stamp by Art Neko.
Have a creative day!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Altered Designer Paper with Art Neko Stamp by Judy Jackson

Hello from Judy Jackson.  I just love these poppies from Art Neko.   Then I altered the designer paper and morphed it a bit by coloring in the flower in the designer paper to match the poppy.    The Altered Designer Paper technique is from the April/May 2009 Newsletter and is a fun one to use -- especially when the designer paper isn't always to your liking!  You can change it up a bit!

I hope you are trying some new techniques you haven't tried before!  Be brave and be creative! 

Have a great day.

Judy Jackson

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Early Gradient Stamping

Hey, Stampers!  Ann Clack here with a really early Valentines cards using the Gradient Stamping technique from the most recent Technique Junkie newsletter.  I know, we haven't even had Halloween and I'm getting out the Valentines day stamps!  Sometimes when mojo hits, you just have to go with what he hands you!!  ;-)

The splat stamps that are in the corner and the shadow stamp under the Love word were in a stamp set from Hero, I believe.  My lovely daughter, Angie, got them for me.  So sweet of her!! 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Rolled corner ATC

Today, I want to share an ATC with you. I stamped the background image on the dark green cardstock for a tone on tone look. Then, I stamped the image on the confetti for a reverse tone on tone look.

 I learned the Curled Corner technique in the Feb., 2011 Newsletter. I love the added elegance it adds to the look of the project.

The Silhouette die and ATC background stamp are from Sweet Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by today! Schmidt

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Distressed Rainbow Strips

Hello, Beth Norman here with Distressed Rainbow Strips from our newest issue.  I love this technique so much because it looks like a rainbow of colour.

My image is from our sponsor, Impression Obsession.  I watercoloured the image with my Tombow markers on watercolour paper.

You will find this card in the newsletter; I haven't had time to play in my studio because I was busy with my daughter's wedding.  Now that's behind me I can get back into my room and create.

Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Aged Tiles Christmas Cards by Judy Jackson

Good day from Judy Jackson.  Because the base card layer is white card stock, it is hard to see in a scan.  So I scanned the back of a blue children's book sitting on my desk.  That way the white edge will show up. There is no blue card layer. OK, now I have explained this.  I feel better and can go on with this blog post! 
Years ago I unmounted a bunch of stamps (nearly every wood mounted stamp I own) and forget to make a note of some of the stamp companies who made the stamp.   So I do not know who makes this stamp. I have tried to find which company made this stamp but I have been unsuccessful so if you know please let me know.  Ann Clack has let me know this stamps is from Stampendous!  Thank you Ann!
I wanted to get a head start on Christmas cards this year so I have been working at it bit by bit.   This is a fairly easy technique -- a bit fussy but really not too time consuming at all. Plus it has the additional advantage of being flat without a lot of necessary embellishment so it mails quite easily.  The technique is "enough" all by itself.   As you can see I made two versions. I know the first one is nice all by itself - its simplicity has an elegance of its own. But I decided I wanted another layer behind the tiles.  Only a very small amount of the focal image is colored and I colored those little areas with my Copic markers after it was put back together.  Then I added a bit of glimmer spray on both cards.
The Aged Tiles technique is from the April/May Technique Junkie newsletter. 
Which one do you like best?  Hope you have a creative day!
Judy Jackson

Friday, August 16, 2013

Holly Brown: Polished Stone Snowflakes

Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today.  Judy's gorgeous polished stone card from yesterday inspired me to do my own polished stone card.  I used a couple of blue colors as well as a silver metallic color for my polished stone background.  In person, this card is very silvery and shimmery - love it!  I heat embossed some white snowflakes on top of my polished stone background and added the sentiment.  I left off the ribbons I planned to use because I didn't want to cover up that gorgeous background.  :-)

The stamps are from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (one of our TJ vendors) and you can look through your latest issue of the Technique Junkies Newsletter for a special coupon code from them.  The polished stone technique can be found in the Polished Vellum tutorial (just swap out glossy cardstock for the vellum) in the April/May 2005 issue.  Yeah, it's an oldie but a goodie!!  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

a Polished Stone Card by Judy Jackson

This is a long ago standard technique that has been around for a long time.  I recently made a few backgrounds using that technique.  Tonight I was doing some tidying up  work – not really but finishing some Christmas cards I started a couple of months ago. Every year it is my goal to have Christmas cards finished early and before Thanksgiving.  I have never made that goal!  But this year I just might!    I have 18 full cards made, and 75 focal images colored. I am not sure just how I will use those 75 images in a card design, but they are all colored!  And those are just big steps towards being done, I am pleased with myself. 


So in doing this tidying up stuff, I came across the piece of polished stone and thought to myself I should use that tonight on a card.  So I then searched through my drawer of pieces of “card starts.”  Do you have a drawer or box or envelope of “card starts?”  So with the elements “found” I put together this cards.  The focal image is colored with water color pencils and blended with an  aqua pen. I did have to stamp the saying fresh tonight. J 


All stamps all from Stampin’ Up!
Be creative today!
Judy Jackson

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wet Stencil - April 2009

Hi Junkies....Tricia here...

I pulled out an old favorite for a birthday card for my father-in-law in Florida.  He has a "gecko bar" so I thought I would do up this cute little cameleon (doodle dragon designs) for his card.  I know it is not a gecko but close enough....LOL.

I used my Stampin Up! watercolor crayons and a stencil that I picked up in the acmoore wall stencil section.  It was hard trying to figure out a background to go with this cute image.  I also snuck in there the "out of the box" technique which I love because it allows the beautiful background to show.

The sentiment is from Stampin Up! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Faux Metal - Steampunk Shoes

Hi Junkies,

Tricia here...My hubby took me to a new scrapbook store in Massachusetts this weekend and they had this stamp and OMG did I fall hard.

I brought it right home and colored it up.  I love using my copics to do silver and gold.  The store had a sample card and I saw some Stampendous design team cards for inspiration. I loved embellishing it with the cogs and my silver and gold pearl pen.  I used my metallic alcohol inks to change some of the cogs from copper to siler and gold. 

Once I colored it I scoured the technique junkies newsletter to find the perfect background and wouldn't you know it  FAUX METAL was it...Fun, easy and PERFECT. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!!

Stamp: stampendous

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Simply Framed

Good Morning!  Ann Clack here with a easy, quick technique from the August/Sept Technique Junkie newsletter.  This is a technique called simply framed.  If you need a card with lots of pop and without layers (for mailing), this is a great technique.   Since the card was white, it tended to disappear on the blog post, so I created a black digital border. 

The flower and swirl are by Stampendous.  I was tickled to use the flower.  It was the first time that stamp has seen ink!  The butterfly is from Sweet & Sassy Stamps.  They are a TJ advertiser and right now they are in the middle of one of their new releases!  Head on over there and check it out!! 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Mica Glaze Embossing

Good morning, Beth Norman here.  I haven't posted for the past month because my computer hard drive died, but as luck would have it, my laptop has this Mica Glaze Embossing technique card.  You will find Mica Glaze in the August issue. 

My images are from Mark's Finest Papers.

Hope you have as much fun with this technique as I did.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Blocked Background

Today my August/September Newsletter in print
arrived in my mailbox. Browsing through all the pages
this "Blocked Background" caught my eye. I did not have a go
at this technique when I did the design cards, 
so today I went to my craft room and made this card.

I used the Art Neko swan stamp and a 

Here a close up of apart of the card.
 I cut the sentiment with a spellbinder die and fastened 
with a black brad. This is such a fun technique.
 I hope you give it a try too.

Have a creative day!