Friday, November 28, 2014

Same Stamp - Different Techniques

Good day from Judy Jackson.  Yesterday was Thanksgiving and we have all been thinking about all of the things we are thankful for.  I am very thankful for many things: my family - kids, hubby, siblings, and extended family as well,  for God, for my country, for my home, and for all those material things we often take for granted.  And I am thankful for NEW stamps! This is stamp is from the new Palenttini line from Technique Junkie stamps.

These two cards use the same stamp but they are colored differently.  The top card I just burnished the color of different inks with a small sponge applicator, and the bottom card I colored with my Copic markers.  I added Diamond Glaze to some areas on the bottom card.  Glimmer spray was added to each card.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  What are you thankful for?

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Father Christmas--30 Days Celebration!

{jane bosi}

After a lengthy absence, I am delighted to be back on the TJ Designer's Blog!  I'm sharing my Father Christmas card in support of Pat's 30 Days of Christmas feature.  What a great way to inspire and get those creative juices flowing!!

I've chosen Father Christmas (SD311) as my focal image--I find myself drawn to the vintagey look of this stamp and use it quite often!  I've also chosen a technique from the Shimmer, Glimmer, Sparkle and Shine CD to draw attention to this wonderful image and give my card the much needed bling (it's Christmas afterall)!  The technique is called Acetate Sparkle.  If you do not already own the SGS&S CD, you can order it here--what a great gift for you!  Be sure to check out the rest of the selections, also :)

I created the frosted background with an embossing folder, white pigment ink and my white distress marker.  I love that thing!

Just a bit of burlap, felt and a bauble......all finished! 


Acetate Resist

Hello again, Jackie K here with an example of the Acetate Resist technique.
This technique is from the Oct/Nov issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.
I had so much fun making this card! You will Too!
This technique calls for a flourish image, but being me...I don't like being restricted in that way as long as I can find a stamp that highlights the B/G technique. I think I accomplished that, and you can too. Just chose a stamp that is an outline stamp and one that can be stamped many times in part or whole.
I used all TJ stamps
listed below:
Cherry Blossoms #SD294
Simple Sentiments Set2 Style a #SS2a
If you enjoy the color combo I used  Adirondak alcohol inks as listed below:
Wild Plum
TFL and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving with your friends and family!
 See you back here soon

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Try That Technique - Monochromatic Silhouettes

Hi Junkies, Tricia here with this weeks technique of the week
from this months newsletter - Monochromatic Silhouettes.
I love using blues for my Christmas Cards. 
The stamps are Technique Junkies. 
The Queen's Anne Lace stamp is one of my favorites
 and can be used for so many different occasions. 
 I stamped it in white so it looked snowy.
I hope you can join us this week. 
I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Holly Brown: Snowy Banner Trees

Hi folks!  It's Holly posting today.  Have you seen all the fabulous cards that Pat Huntoon has been posting for her 30 Days of Christmas?  Check them out by visiting her blog here -  I'm a guest blogger today and I've got a fun card to share with you.

I used one of the stamps from the Pennant Set 3 (Technique Junkies Stamps) and turned it around so it is a tree shape instead of a pennant.  How cool is that?  It's fun to find a different way to use you stamps.  There are several pennant sets from Technique Junkies Stamps, and you can see them all here.  Just think of all the different kinds of trees you could make from these pennant stamps!  :-)

Don't forget - Pat is offering a 15% discount on the entire Technique Junkies stamp site until December 10th! Use code Xmas15.  Have fun shopping!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tye Dye

You go girl!  It's Beth Norman here with today's inspiration.  It's time to take these words and run with them as the holiday season is upon us and there's lots to do.   You've got it in you to prepare the meal for Thanksgiving, shopping Black Friday, and stamping with the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

This week's card uses the Tye Dye technique.  I coloured my beautiful lady, from The Technique Junkies Stamps, to coordinate with the tye dye.  Isn't she stunning?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Madonna by Judy Jackson - Day 9

Good day to you.  Hasn’t it been wonderful to see all the different cards Pat has been creating for our Christmas card inspiration! Just in case you haven't see her blog, go here to begin the series:

This is Judy Jackson and I have the privilege of being a Guest Designer today on Pat’s blog for the 30 Days of Christmas series. Today is Day 9. My first question to you, “Have you checked out the Christmas stamps in the Technique Junkie Stamps online catalog?”  Here is the direct link -  Pat is offering a 15% discount on the entire Technique Junkies stamp site until December 10th!  Use code Xmas15.
I have two cards for you today. They both use the same stamp –  #S313Madonna- and it is just a beautiful stamp.

This card was easy to color and I like the soft way it turned out. I used a circle sponge on a sponge applicator picked up dye based ink on the sponge and then just burnished color in the different areas.   I used this technique to color in Mary and the baby Jesus. The background cherubs were also burnished but with the same color. I wanted Mary and Baby Jesus to be the visual foreground. By burnishing the background cherubs all the same soft color, they tend to fade into the background.  The verse “joy shared” was stamped and heat embossed on a small piece of vellum and added to the ribbon with my small Xyron adhesive.  The words are from this set - #PS005 Sentimental Sayings and is part of one stamp.  The full stamp says “joy shared is multiplied.”

This card is just colored with my Copic markers. I tied a pale blue ribbon edged in silver to create a bow.

Both cards were sprayed with glimmer spray.
I love stamping and I love using stamps in different ways than other people might use. 

I have already created about 115 Christmas cards to mail out this year.  My hubby and I mail about 120-130 cards every year.  I cannot enjoy making all these cards if I have to do the same card over and over, so I make 20-30 of several different cards. When I mail them I never know exactly which card I am mailing to whom, with rare exception. 
How many card do you mail each Christmas? Do you make them all?  Have you started on your cards yet?

Don't forget, by using the code XMAS15, there is a 15% discount on  ALL the Technique Junkies stamps until December 10th. Have a great day! 
Judy Jackson

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Directions Technique Cards by Judy Jackson

There is a new technique in the current newsletter called Directions.  I morphed it a bit and added lots of color and some Glimmer spray. All of these cards are from the Technique Junkie Stamp line.

There is not much to say but that these were fun to create! 

I hope you have a good day and have some stamping time as well!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

White on Watercolor

Hi TJ stampers, Hetty here
with a Christmas cards for you.
I used the White on Watercolor technique
from the Oct/Nov Technique Junkies newsletter.

For the background I used Technique Junkies 
Maroccan Medallions #S515 stamp
and the girl is also a TJ stamp called
Vamps and Vixens set #SS015.
The girl is stamped in black
and colored with green and red pencils.

The sentiment a digital stamp from
Create with TLC and printed with the computer.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

TOTW: Directions

Hello everyone, it's Jackie K here again with the TOTW/
It is the Directions technique from the Oct/Nov 2014 newsletter.
My card  uses a bit of a twist as you will see.
 Instead of using a word in the center, I used this cute little flower stamp from TJ stamps. Also, since the stamp already had the dots at the ends, I decided to forgo the arrows and use dots at the ends of the lines to make a more cohesive look. You may also notice the B/G, it is the Crinkled Watercolor Technique from the Jun/July 2014 newsletter.
These cards are fun and easy to make and suitable for any occasion. 
I hope you enjoyed my example of the Directions technique. I will see you back here  soon
Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Monochromatic Silhouettes

Hi folks.  It's Beth Norman here with Monochromatic Silhouettes from the October 2014 issue.  Isn't this a pretty technique?  I used a background stamp and a butterfly stamp from the Technique Junkies Stamps  The butterfly was coloured with Copic markers.  Along the top I used butterfly Washi Tape to coordinate with the coloured butterfly.

Each stamp is red, deeply edged rubber.  Look at the crispness of the stamps.

Have you heard the news?  Pat is thrilled to announce the addition of Palettini stamps by Sally Lynn MacDonald.  I was so excited when I saw this new line of stamps, and can't wait to get my hands on some. 

Stay tuned for more work using Pat's new line of stamps.  You'll be truly delighted. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

White On Watercolor

Hello junkies, Tricia here with this weeks
Technique of The Week - White on Watercolor. 
 I love these Technique Junkies holiday stamps.
I have so many cards to make for the holidays
that I just love being able to use all kinds
of different techniques.  This one is one of my favorites. 
It's cold and rainy here in the Northeast,
the perfect day for crafting.
I hope you have a crafty day and
thanks for stopping by.
Can't wait to see what you come up
with this week, I just love when you all play along!