Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Just a little

It's Saturday, right?  No?  Hmmmm............   Well, let's pretend that it is Saturday and that my blog post is on time.  That works for me!!

Here is a card that I made up for my granddaughter who LOVES horses.  The image is from Rubberstampave.  The background is a Technique Junkie technique called Bingo Blast.  My friend and I really did have a blast making backgrounds.  You can see some of the shimmer in the photo as I used Twinkling H20 type daubers.  The gold is so pretty in real life. 

Hope all you readers have a Wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!

Painted Burlap for Hanukkah

Hi there Technique Junks!

Hetty here andas
 Hanukkah is starting tonight
with lightening the first of the 8 candles
I made a card for you to wish all
my Jewish stamping friends 

I used Club Scrap Fire & Ice papers
and if you want to see more ideas 
with these papers feel free to checkout 
the Club Scrap Fire & Ice blog hop today.
You find all participants here:

The sentiment is by Create with TLC
and the keep calm saying I made 
myself on the computer.
As I am the owner now of an envelop punch board,
I just had to make a matching envelope.
It is absolutely VERY easy to do!
Stamps on the envelope are a 2006 set by Club Scrap.

Thanks for looking and
spin the dreidel and have some latkes!

Have acreative day!

Monday, November 25, 2013

3 D Gold

From the Oct/Nov newsletter,
For some reason I cannot get a good photo of this card. It is much prettier IRL. I can see that this is a technique that I will keep coming back to. It makes for a very elegant card that takes only a short time to create. With an countless number of stencils available, the options for this technique are endless. Think about using this technique the next time you make a card, as it is suitable for any occasion.
I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Blessed Thanksgiving. I hope you will all be surrounded by those that mean the most to you.
See you back here soon
Jackie K

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Try That Technique - Painted Burlap

Hi Junkies, Tricia here with this week's Try That Technique, Painted Burlap.

I used papers and stamps from Gina K Designs.  I airbrushed the snowflake on the painted burlap using one of my stencils.  I added some lace and dimensional pearls.

I hope you will play along this week.  For our fellow Americans, here's wishing you and yours a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Puppy Love

I made a card for our Dog sitter using the Peek-a-Boo Holes Technique in the current newsletter.
 This image looks so similar to my dog- always greeting me with a tennis ball in his mouth and waiting to play!  The images are stamped in Chocolate Chip ink from SU onto shimmery cardstock from Paper Temptress. I used punches to create the puppy paws.

Have a great day!
Shelly Schmidt

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Out of The Box

Hello Junkies, Tricia here...

I made this Christmas Card using the out of the box technique.

The digital stamps are from Karen's Doodles and the sentiment is from Stampin Up!  I used copics to color the images with copics.  I popped up Santa with pop dots.  The cardstock and designer papers are from Gina K Designs.

Hope you have a crafty day!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Angelic Peek a Boo Holes

Hello, Beth Norman, here with this week's technique Peek A Boo Holes.  It is a technique that can be used many different ways, but my favourite is with snowflakes.  It adds an element of surprise, don't you think?    I like how this card turned out and plan to make more of them for next year's Christmas cards for my mom and two sisters.

My Copic markers are three years old and I'm only just now starting to use them, having been a die-hard coloured pencil fan.  I love the look of Copic markers so you'll be seeing me use them more.  As you may know, I love to colour and most of my cards use some method of colouring.  I like to use Tombow markers as well.  What do you like to colour with? 

My new-to-me stamp is from Penny Black. 

I do hope you join us with this week's Technique of the Week.  I'll be watching for them on our Yahoo group.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Peek A Boo Holes

Hey Junkies, Tricia here with this weeks Try That Technique...another great technique called Peek A Book Holes.

This is such a versatile technique...won't you play along?

Stamps:  I Brake For Stamps; Stampin Up!; Impression Obsession

This cute little reindeer was colored with copics.  I also used my stencil to make a subtle background behind him.  The sentiment and peppermint stamps are from Stampin Up!  The background swirls are a stamp from Impression Obsession.

I would love to see your take on this technique...have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Hello Friends! Kathie McGuire here today to share a project with a spring feeling that can be easily changed to fit your holiday gift giving needs. This is a bag topper I created to match the gifts inside. I used the Pencil Over Marker technique from the 2/05 Technique Junkies newsletter. I hope you've enjoyed the project, and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

More Velveteen Stamping - Technique of the Week by Judy Jackson

Howdy from Judy Jackson!  There have been some just gorgeous samples shown on this blog from the Technique Junkie Design Team.  We hope you have enjoyed these!  I have two cards to share with you today.

As with some other samples it is hard to get a good scan showing the second stamp but it is there.  Stamp credits - Hero Arts, Stampin' Up, and Art Neko.   This is a fun technique and not very complicated and it yields quite interesting results.   It seems to work best with one background stamp that has quite solid areas.  Then the second background stamps shows up better.

And this one will sent out as one of my Christmas cards. I have created 150 Christmas cards this year.  They are not all the same design. I usually make about 4-6 different designs and mass produce about 25-30 of each design.  I do still have to stamp the inside verse on a bunch.  Stamp credits for this card are all  from Stampin' Up.   

Now my hubby has to write the Christmas letter!

Do you craft your own Christmas cards?  What special technique are you using?  Have a super stamping day!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Chain Link again

Hi Technique Junks,
Hetty here for you.
Some time ago, I thought I will do away with my punches.
But I am glad I didn't,for then  a new useful tutorial
pops up to use those punches!
The Chain Link technique:
If you have those single figures of paper punches,
you can make your own chain by just repeating
the punch you want to use on your card.

For this one I used my apple punch.
Sentiment is by Club Scrap.

And here my dreidl punch came in handy.
Sentiment is by Club Scrap.

The leftover paper punch figures are so much
fun to use on the inside of your card.

PS Hanukkah is very early this year:
It starts allready on November 27
(just a day before Thanksgiving).

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Velveteen Stamping

Welcome to my addition of the Technique of the Week
Velveteen Stamping
I have to admit that this is one of those times that I had such a wonderful time stamping. So much so that I became addicted and made three cards. I just couldn't stop myself, LOL!
I hope you can see the floral detail inside of the red diamonds. I was so surprised at the impact this technique made on a b/g stamp that is only a bunch of diamond shapes. Both of the stamps used on the main image are from Stamp Camp, the sentiment stamp is from Stamp a Mania.
On to my next example. I must give somewhat of an explanation regarding these next 2 cards. I had a limited source of bold/solid stamps that would allow the white pigment inked image to come out on the bold/solid image as it does on the card above and the instructions. One the next two cards, you will notice that the bold/solid part of the stamps are the b/g and not the image (in both cases flowers.)
You could say I suppose that these cards are the Velveteen Stamping technique in reverse.I cannot say I was disappointed with the results, on the contrary...I was thrilled. So here they are ;
The main images used on this card are also from Stamp Camp. The sentiment is from G Studio. Can you see what I mean about it being the technique in reverse?
Once again both main image stamps are from Stamp Camp and the sentiment is from G Studio.
Thanks so much for looking. I hope I didn't bore you with my verbiage, but I felt the explanation of the last 2 cards was necessary.
Have a wonderfully creative week! "See you soon."
Jackie K

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Try That Technique - Velveteen Stamping

It's that time of the week again...this weeks Try That Technique is Velveteen Stamping. 

It's hard to see the swirls on the snowflakes but you can see them much better IRL.
I used Stampin Up! white craft ink and blue chalk ink. 
I didn't have a great background stamp with large areas so
I used my stamps and created my own. 
The snowflake was cut and inked from a Spellbinders die.
Sentiment is from Stampin Up!
Won't you join us today?  We love to see your cards!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Snowman Highlights

Hi, Bloggers!  Ann Clack here with a little Cuttlebug Highlights on this cute snowman.  I have a lady in our stamping group that used this snowman as an ornament.  She was published in Stampers Sampler.  Lucky Girl!  I made this one into a card by folding my paper and cutting it with the die.  I held the fold a little lower than the top of the snowman's head. 

The snowman was cut out of a tag board weight paper that was plain grey on one side and white on the other.    The Cuttlebug Highlights were sanded instead of inked.  I used punches for the snowflakes on his hat and body.  Elizabeth Craft glitter dots on the little snowflakes and glitter on the hearts.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Technique of the Week


Hi everyone, Jackie K here with the TOTW which is the Chain Link technique from the current newsletter. I hope you enjoy this card and it encourages you to try this fun, fast, and easy technique. You have seen some other wonderful examples from the other Design Team members and from members of the TJ Yahoo group. So give it a try. Post your results so that we can all be inspired by what you create.
I had to improvise on the punch so as you see anything is possible with a bit of ingenuity. The sentiment is an oldie but a goodie from Club Scrap.
I will be back in a couple of days with the next TOTW which I'm sure you will enjoy!
Keep on creating, it is good for your soul!
There is also something different about this card but for now it is a may find it in a future newsletter.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Chain Link

Hello, Beth Norman, here.  How is your week going so far?  Enjoying the cooler temperatures?  I'm already wearing my winter coat.

To brighten things up for you, I created a Chain Link card using stamps from Mark's Finest Papers.  I love sunflowers, hence the name of my blog Sunflowers and Dragonflies.  My image was coloured with Copic markers.

To create my band that separates the sentiment from the chain link, I used Washi tape.  Gotta love the stuff!

Thank you for taking the time to drop by. 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Try That Technique - Chained Link

Happy Sunday Junkies!

Tricia here with this weeks Try That Technique - Chain Link. This was a fun technique to do.  Here is another Christmas Card for my stash.

I used my cricut (and gypsy to cut out some snowflakes as I don't have any spellbinders or punches.  The stamp is from Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by...have a crafty day!