Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Golden Beauty

The Crafty Nurse here with mid-week inspiration.

Today, I've used the "Vine Beauty" to create a golden beauty.  

My background is gold glitter paste applied through a marque stencil. You can also use translucent embossing paste and apply gold embossing powder over the top.  I then sprayed with Distress Mica Spray in Tarnished Brass.  My "Vine Beauty" is stamped with Delicata Golden Glitz using my MISTI and also sprayed with Mica.  I then hand doodled a frame using the BEST gold marker called, "Extra Fine Point Paint Marker" by Pilot.

We are getting ready for the BIGGEST holiday release yet on September 1st.  Until then, please join us at the Facebook group and over on the Design Team Blog for our challenge.

Happy Inking

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Scrappy Spots

Hello.  Beth Norman here with an old technique.  Ever find yourself wanting to try a technique but there never seems to be the time to try it out?  That is the case with this Technique Junkies Scrappy Spots, from the June 2009 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter which you can find here.  I fell in love with this technique the moment it came out.  The effect is so cool.

I used Technique Junkies Partners in Crime set of 6  and Owls.

Want a 10% discount on your stamps and products?  Use code TJ10Beth.
I had so much fun with this technique and hope to get back to it again.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Strong Women!

Hello All Lanette Here!

I just wanted to share a small Mixed Media canvas that I created using on of this months New Releases.....

Here you can see some of the stunning details our beautiful 
Watercolor Flowers stamp adds to my background.

I just love  our Strong Women  stamp its such a great message!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

I hope that I have inspired you in some way!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Head Up!!

Good Morning!  Chris here today with a simple encouragement card using the new stamp, Head UP.

Every one needs a crown once in awhile, right?

To create this card, I masked off the greeting, so I could stamp the girl only onto Hammermill paper with Memento ink with my MISTI.  I then simply added a bit of skin tone and hair color with Copic markers.  I used a Gold Wink of Stella pen on her crown and added tiny adhesive rhinestones to bling it up.

The greeting was stamped separately, masking off the girl, with Versafine ink on black cardstock, and heat embossed in white.

The simple striped background and the yellow frame make both the image and the greeting really pop.

Thanks for visiting today!  I hope you adjust your crown and wear it proudly all day!
Until next time,

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Who doesn't llove a llama??? This new release has quickly become one of my favorites (and I'll bet one of yours too!).

Be Cool Llamas (SD818) comes as a single image...

...but with a little careful snipping, I turned it into three separate images. If you don't like doing stamp surgery, you can also use masking techniques.

For the first card, I created a background using the Dot Matrix stencil from Art Anthology and some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Persian Red) on some orange cardstock. While that dried, I stamped the black and white llamas several times on white cardstock using a grey ink and cut them out using my Brother Scan-N-Cut. I then stamped the "Cool" llama in purple, and then again in black and cut them out. From the black image, I carefully colored and cut the sunglasses and added some craft lacquer to the lens area and let it dry thoroughly.

Once everything was dry, I added embossed panel to the card base, and attached the neutral llamas. I curled their ears forward a bit to give them a little dimension. I added some decorative trim, then placed the colorful llama wearing his sporty sunglasses on the front with dimensional tape.

For the second card, I alternately stamped the black and white llamas around the edge of the card base. On a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped and embossed the "cool" llama using Nuvo Embossing Powder in Blue Odyssey. Using alcohol markers, I colored in the sunglasses and lenses. I then die cut him out along with a matting panel and attached it to the card with dimensional tape.

These cool guys are so adorable. I can see using them on all kinds of cards and scrapbook layouts.

If you want to add these llovely llamas to your collection, or any of the other fun stamps at Technique Junkies, simply enter the code below at checkout and save 10%.

I hope you found a little inspiration today! I'll see you soon! Be sure you visit us on September 1st when we will have a fun hop full of brand new stamps! In the meantime, stay tuned for the next post by one of our talented Design Team.

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Hi there Junkies!  

The cutest (and most fun) Llama on the stamping block is the "Be Cool Llama" from the August 2017 release.  

I had so much fun playing around with this stamp and I'll be using it more in future cards, but for this one, I gave them a party....lots of rainbow colored waterfall dots using "Here We Go Round In Circles" (this set has become one of my favorites).  I did a little masking in order to get the multiple layers from the stamp rather than cut the stamp apart.  

Using my MISTI, I first masked the open line llama with a post-it note while I inked up the solid images with VersaFine Black Ink.  Removing the mask, I stamped the inked images onto a white cs layer.  I continued to repeat this process until I was happy with the depth of the black ink on the solid images.  

On a separate cardstock layer I reversed the process and masked the two solid images then stamped the open line llama image.  I created an image mask for this one with masking paper and cut it out and layed it over the llama while I stamped the rainbow dots with Distress Inks.  Additionally, for more detail I chose some gel pens close to the DI colors and added those.  

I used a border die to cut the solid image and then added a piece of black scrap to accent it.  I then taped that assembled piece to the rainbow piece and used a frame die to cut the entire piece before mounting in on a black cs base layer.  Sharpie pens were used to color the "Be Cool" message.  

It was not a quick and easy card to make, but I so enjoyed the process.  What a fun stamp this is.  

I hope you found some inspiration.  

Technique Junkies has a ton of fabulous stamps to play with....go shopping and use my discount for any stamps you like (Sorry...those from August 2017 Release are not included) for a 10% discount on your entire order of stamps.  

Happy stamping!  

Monday, August 21, 2017

Strong Women

This card uses the August release stamp from Technique Junkies Stamps called Strong Women -  .  I also used two lovely faces from the Technique Junkies set called Beautiful Faces -  .

The faces are colored in with Copic markers.  The verse is heat embossed with Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder.  I sponged in the background.  

The flowery paper is background paper.  

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cool Cat

I wanted to share this super cool Kitty image with you!!!!
I coloured her in Copic Marker and added a touch of Diamond glaze to her glasses

You can find Do Rag Kitty HERE

The sentiment can be found in the May West Sentiments set

Happy Stamping!

XX's and Oh's


Friday, August 18, 2017

Stencil Printing with Nuvo Mousse and Paste

TJ Inkspirations
Techniques, Tips and Creative Ideas to Inspire your Muse

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Dear Patricia,  Oh oh oh I love my Nuvo products with my stencils. There are so many fun things you can do with them! Today I have a video tutorial showing you how to use Nuvo Embellishment Mousse with Nuvo Glimmer Paste to create Stencil Printed backgrounds with your fingertips! I had fun creating this video...hope you enjoy the techniques.

Stencil Printing with Mousse and Paste
Here are the finished cards for the techniques:
Let's Play a Round
Throw Kindness

Shine Like Sunbeams
Keep Believing

And here is the video tutorial:

Stencil Printing with Mousse and Paste
Stencil Printing with Mousse and Paste
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

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Technique Junkies LLC 

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Amazing grace.

Hello friends! Giovana here today showcasing a couple of sets from the new release August release.

I combined "Coral" and "Amazing grace", this card turned out super prettier, I think my pictures don't do justice, but I have a step by step process on how I did it.

  • Stamp the "Coral" image on a piece of watercolor paper using Versamark Watermark and your MISTI of course.

  • Add Bridal Embossing Tinsel over the image and heat set.

  • Apply Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks over the image.

  • Stamp the Amazing Grace stamp on a piece of clear vellum in StazOn Blue Hawaii ink, 

  • Create a banner from the vellum piece, die-cut a gold border and sew them together on a piece of Gold cardstock.

  • Add front panel to a cream cardstock card base. Embellish with blue and clear rhinestones.

Hope you like it a give it a try. In case you want to get new stamps (not the new release) and other special goodies, use my code to get a 10% off (yay)

Have a fantastic day!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Amazing Rainbow

Happy Wednesday Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here today sharing a rainbow of inspiration using the August release stamp, "Amazing Grace #SD776".

The background is created using Distress Dragging from the February 2007 Subscriber pages. Then using my MISTI, I stamped "Amazing Grace" using Versafine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed with clear powder.

We hope to see you in the Facebook group and participating in our monthly challenge over at the Design Team Blog. 

Happy Inking!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Colorful Silhouettes

Hello folks. Beth Norman here.   I hope your week is going well.  This is a pre-post as I'm vacationing in the Maritimes (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton).  I live out east for 14 years and haven't been back in 20 years.  Wow, where does the time go.  I'm reconnecting with friends.  The highlight of the trip is I managed to buy two tickets for the Oak Island tour.  Al and I have watched The Mysteries of Oak Island for four years and am thrilled that we obtained tickets for a tour of the area. I managed to secure two tickets before they sold out in 15 minutes.
Anyways, onto my card.  I used the Colorful Silhouettes technique from the August 2011 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter which you can see here.

Using Colorful Silhouettes technique, once again, I used Downtown Boy Kitty, Hats off, and Burlap stamps.

To receive 10% off your order you can use the code TJ10Beth.

Thanks for stopping by!

Technique Junkies Challenge - Bleach Blocking!

Welcome to our newest challenge!

You will have a whole month to complete the challenge. Enter as many times as you wish using the link list at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate!
You have until September 10th to enter. Winner will be announced September 11th.

A few simple rules.

You must use Technique Junkies stamps to be chosen to win a prize.

If you don't have any Technique Junkies stamps feel free to play along and link your project but you will not be in the drawing for a prize.

You must use the challenge technique in your project (that's the challenge!)

No linking old projects. Projects must be new.

Please list Technique Junkies stamps with links in your project posts.

Please link directly to your project (not a general blog).

If you have a problem linking to the challenge contact Jeanne

The challenge is... Bleach Blocking!
You can see the original tutorial HERE

For this technique you will need:

white cardstock
dye inks (I used Ranger Distress inks)
plate (for bleach)
paper towel
ink blending tool (or sponge)

For my card I swiped dye ink pads. Hybrid and pigments inks do not work as well with this technique) across my cardstock. I used Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean inks. I made diagonal lines but you can use any ink design you want for your project. Make sure you have good ink coverage on your cardstock.

I folded a paper towel on my plate and wet it with bleach. 

Dip your blending tool into the bleach and create a pattern by "stamping" the bleach.

I used my MISTI tool along the Let's Play Around stamp set with black ink to stamp my image and sentiment.

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