Tuesday, October 31, 2017

30 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: DAY 17

Hi there, Junkies!  Welcome and thanks for joining us on Day 17 of our 30 Days of Christmas creations!!!! Are you having as good a time as I am seeing all these incredible cards?  

REMINDER:  From October 15 through November 13 here on the Technique Junkies blog we will be showcasing Technique Junkies Christmas stamps and during this time, Pat is offering ALL TECHNIQUE JUNKIES CHRISTMAS STAMPS AT 20% OFF.  You don't have to do anything....just put them in your cart and the price will be adjusted.  

BUT WAIT....THERE'S MORE:  For an additional 10% off your Technique Junkies Christmas stamps, use my personal discount code of TJ10CHERI (you'll have to enter that upon check out) you can receive a total of 30% off all TJ Christmas stamps.  


The face on this pup makes me smile.  All dog lovers would love to receive this in their Christmas mail.  

The card was made using "Nordic Knit" (for the bg) from the October 2017 release, "Christmas Dog" and "Dear Santa", from the September 2017 release

I used my MISTI for all the stamping on this card.  The bg was stamped in Memento Grey Flannel ink.  A window was cut using a MFT peek-a-boo wonky window die, as was the Christmas Dog image after stamping him with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring with Copic Markers.  The sentiment was die cut using a deckle rectangle die and mounted with dimensional tape.  I had such a good time creating this card...that face!  

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my card for day 17.  Join us each day for a new Christmas card inspiration AND TOMORROW IT'S A BLOG HOP FOR THE NOVEMBER RELEASE....OUR LAST ONE FOR 2017.  


Don't forget to take advantage of Pat's generous 20% off discount on all TJ (ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT) Christmas stamps and use my personal code for an additional 10% for a total of 30% off.  (NOTE:  My discount works as at 10% off any and all TJ Stamps you'd like to purchase)


Monday, October 30, 2017

Merry Christmas - 30 Days of Christmas Day 16


To create this card I used two Technique Junkies Stamps: Creaking Trees - http://techniquejunkies.com/creaking-trees/  , and Gifts of Christmas - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/

I used sticky notes to create a mask above and below leaving about 1 1/4 inch in the middle.  I sponged green ink at the bottom half of this space and blue ink on the top half of this space. I used olive and brown markers to only ink the trees and stamped them repeatedly to fill in the spaces until I was satisfied there were enough trees. I used a thin marker to create snow mounds for the trees. 

The verse was stamped with Versafine black ink, and heat embossed with detail black powder. 


And remember you can get an addition 10% discount with this code - TJ10Judy.


Happy Monday, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Peace on Earth - 30 Days of Christmas - Day 15


From October 15 through November 13 Technique Junkies Stamps is celebrating 30 Days Of Christmas! All Technique Junkies Christmas stamps are 30% during this event!   


This is one of my favorite Technique Junkies Christmas stamps - Peace on Earth Dove - http://techniquejunkies.com/peace-on-earth-dove/  . 

I chose a rich raspberry color of card stock and inked the entire stamp IN MY MISTI - with Versamark ink.  With large stamps such as this it can be difficult to get an even amount of
Versamark (or any ink!) evenly applied to the card stock.  So by using the MISTI, this difficulty is eliminated.  http://techniquejunkies.com/misti-most-incredible-stamping-tool-invented/  I just inked it again and was able to stamp in the EXACT same spot. Then the heat embossing with detail gold embossing powder was just perfect!  I framed it with gold card stock and the base card is the rich raspberry color. A shimmery gold bow enhances the card.

During the 30 days of Christmas, every stamp in the Christmas category is 20% off. AND every customer can use my discount code – TJ10Judy  for an additional 10% discount! 
That means if you use my code you would receive 30% off all Christmas stamps.  So get shopping, stampers! 


Have a special inky day!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, October 28, 2017

30 days of Christmas Day 14


Good Morning!

Welcome to Day 14 of the 30 days of Christmas!
 Every day through November 13th you can check in with us on the Technique Junkies Design Team blog for inspirational Christmas cards.  Additionally, all of the Christmas stamps on the Technique Junkies site are 20% off through November 13th! Simply add any stamp from the Christmas Category and the stamps will be automatically discounted at checkout.

I created the background for this card using various shades of blue ink!!! 

I stamped the main image and the sentiment in Navy Blue and added some Washi tape to split up the space. The images I used are  The Stockings were hung and Vintage Mantle

Quick and Easy!

If you'd like an additional 10% discount use the code TJ10VICKI at checkout!

Happy Stamping!!!!

--Vicki~~

Friday, October 27, 2017

Day 13: Amazing Embossed Gilding Flakes

I display cards from my classes at most shows, and cards from my Gilding Flakes class are always included. The cards from this technique are almost always the ones I get the most questions about, and people are always astonished when I tell them about the ease of the technique.

Note that I finished my piece as a Christmas card - because  it is Day 13 of the 30 days of Christmas. Every day through November 13th you can check in with us on the Technique Junkies Design Team blog for inspirational Christmas cards.  Additionally, all of the Christmas stamps on the Technique Junkies site are 20% off through November 13th! Simply add any stamp from the Christmas Category and the stamps will be automatically discounted at checkout.

Here is the stamp I used on the finished card today:

Embossed Gilding  Flakes
This is the finished piece from the video:
Merry Christmas Wishes



And here is the video tutorial:
Amazing Embossed Gilding Flakes
Amazing Embossed Gilding Flakes
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!
Sincerely,

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

30 Days of Christmas: Day 12 - Merry Christmas


Hello friends!! Welcome to day 12 of out 30 Days of Christmas celebration! Today, I want to share a gold card I created using this super cool background stamp "Texture Stars". This time I used a different technique and I will share it with you.

  • Use glue pad on your stamp, then press your stamp on a piece of cardstock.
  • After that, apply a piece of foil, in this case I used gold foil, use your finger tips to press the foil, then with the help of your heating tool, heat the foil (not to close) using circle motions, just for few seconds.
  • Let it cool for a bit and then lift the foil from the cardstock and voila!! all the stars will be revealed.
  • Stamp sentiment from "Gifts of Christmas" set  on a piece of Ivory cardstock, add Gold Metallic tape to the sides and adhere it to foil background piece.
  • Adhere panel to an Ivory A2 size card. Finally add a little red snowflake.

And now the great news! EVERY stamp in the Christmas category is discounted 20% during the 30 Days of Christmas! Just add them to your cart and the stamps will be discounted automatically. Plus you can get an extra 10% by adding my discount code TJ10Giovana

Have a fantastic day!!
Hope you like my project.



Wednesday, October 25, 2017

30 Days of Christmas - Day 11: Vintage Christmas


Hello Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here with some holiday spirit.  I love to get my Christmas cards done early so I don't have to rush around in December when I need them.  I've used some new and old Technique Junkies stamps to create this vintage style card.


Supplies: MISTI, A Colorful Life's "Square Fade Stencil," Distress Paint in Frayed Burlap, Distress ink in Antique Linen, Gold Foiling, Holographic EP, Versamark, WPlus9 Die, Neenah Cardstock, gold cardstock, flitter-glu, and gold flakes.

Directions:  Stamp Arabesque using Distress paint on cardstock using MISTI, ink with Distress, DRY completely with heat tool, apply versmark through stencil,  apply holographic EP and heat, stamp sentiment using MISTI (a must because of texture), cut card panel using circle die, pop-up center die, stamp snowflake with flitter-glu, foil, buff, and back with gold cardstock.



We'd love to see your cards and projects over at the Facebook Group and in our Design Team challenge where you can win prizes for your entries!

Happy Inking!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

30 Days of Christmas, Day 10

Hello fellow stampers and friends.  Are you following  30 Days of Christmas?  Pat and her Design Team are showing off Christmas cards for 30 days.  Not only are all Christmas stamps 20% off but if you use the code TJ10Beth, you get an extra 10% off, so that is a 30% savings.

Here I used Cocktail Joy.  I placed it in my Misti and coloured individual areas with Tombow markers and huffed on the coloured area and stamped it out.  I coloured and huffed three times in each of the areas I coloured with marker.  The holly leaves were coloured in lightly with a light green Chameleon coloured pencil.

I added Frantage Encrusted Jewels to the sides of my image and as recommended I heated from underneath my image.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see more fun Christmas cards and projects.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Peace Be Your Gift - 30 Days of Christmas Day 9

I wish you could see the chevron style embossing folder effect of this card  -- but alas it does show up!  The verse comes from Technique Junkies Gifts of Christmas - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/ .  Punched out stars  and a gingham bow finish this simple but lovely card!  

And remember you can get an addition 10% discount with this code - TJ10Judy.


Hope your day is great and please get inky!

Judy Jackson

Sunday, October 22, 2017

30 Days of Christmas: Day 8- Safari Christmas


Those who know me well know that I love, love, love giraffes.  That's why this stamp makes me so very happy!  I used the Safari Santa stamp with Studio 71 Alcohol Markers, and highlighted them with the silver and red markers from the Nuvo Glitter Markers. This is shimmery in all the right places in person!

I hope you have been enjoying the 30 days of Christmas...and taking advantage of the 20% discount on all the stamps in the Christmas category
Enjoy the weekend!
Pat Huntoon

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Day 7 of the 30 Days of Christmas: Christmas Cocktail Invite

Hello All Lanette Here!

Today I am continuing our Christmas inspiration with a bit of Crate Paper scraps and Distress Oxide Ink!



Techinique Junkie Stamp Used: Christmas Cocktail

Here is a close up of my watercolor background using Distress Oxide Ink.



Here is a better look at this fun stamp I used:

SD729 Christmas Cocktail


Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

I hope that I have inspired you in some way!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Day 6 of the 30 Days of Christmas: Glittery Stenciled Gilding Flakes Pinecone

Gilding Flakes are one of the most beautiful mediums to add to  your paper crafting projects due to their shiny goodness.  Combine flakes with glitter, and suddenly you have a gorgeous shimmery end product. That is what we are doing today.

Many people don't care to use either glitter OR gilding flakes because of the  potential mess. I am here to tell you that you don't have to have it be messy! Watch the video below to see how to control the mess without sacrificing the beauty of the project.

Note that I finished my piece as a Christmas card - because at Technique Junkies, October 15 through November 13th are the 30 days of Christmas. Every day during that time period, check in with us on the Technique Junkies Design Team blog for inspirational Christmas cards.  Additionally, all of the Christmas stamps on the Technique Junkies site are 20% off through November 13th! Simply add any stamp from the Christmas Category and the stamps will be automatically discounted at checkout.

Here are the stamps and Stencil I used on the finished card today:
Pinecone
Merry Christmas 2

Medallion Fade Stencil
Glittery Stenciled Gilding Flakes
This is the finished piece from the video:
Glittery Stenciled Gilding Flakes



And here is the video tutorial:

Glittery Stenciled Gilding Flakes
Glittery Stenciled Gilding Flakes
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!
 
Sincerely,
 

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

30 Days of Christmas Day 5

Good Morning, it's Chris here today.  Thanks for joining me for Day 5 of the Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas cards!  All stamps in the Christmas category at Technique Junkies are 20% off during these 30 days!  Just add them to your cart and the discount is automatic at checkout.



Today I am sharing a watercolor frosty holiday card using Let It Snow.



This is such a sweet image and so much fun to work with.

I chose to use Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

To create this card, I stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink on Artistico 140# cold press watercolor paper.  I then scribbled Zig markers on a craft mat to create a palette from which to paint from.  Using my Silver watercolor brushes to pick up the ink from my craft mat a was able to easily and simply paint the image.




I slowly and carefully tore the edges from my watercolor panel but slowly altenating tearing tiny bits from front to back of the panel.  I added a festive red striped patterned paper to a red top fold A2 card base and then adhered the watercolor panel using lots of 3M foam tape.

Thanks for dropping by today, and come back each day for more Christmas and holiday inspiration!

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Day 4 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day 4 of our fabulous Christmas spread. I'm sure you will find many trinkets to titillate your tinsel-time!

I've got a simple card for you today featuring Hillside Pines


I simply die cut a circle from a post-it and placed it on the card panel. Using a sponge dauber, I inked the cardstock creating a cloudy night sky. I then used the reverse panel of the circle die cut to ink in the moon. Without reinking the blue dauber, I dabbed around the edge of the moon to give the illusion of clouds passing by. Using a dark green ink, I stamped the trees on then panel and added the Good Night sentiment with Versamark and white embossing powder.

The panel was then matted and attached to a card base. I then added dabs of Nuvo Pearl Drops for stars and snow.

Remember to visit us every day for a new Holiday Project! All Christmas-themed stamps are on special 20% off during this time and, for a whopping bonus, save an additional 10% by using my special code below:

Hope I inspired you just a little. Don't forget to come back tomorrow!!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

30 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: DAY 3

Hi there, Junkies!  Welcome and thanks for joining us on Day 3 of our 30 Days of Christmas creations!!!! 

From October 15 through November 13 here on the Technique Junkies blog we will be showcasing Technique Junkies Christmas stamps and during this time, Pat is offering ALL TECHNIQUE JUNKIES CHRISTMAS STAMPS AT 20% OFF.  You don't have to do anything....just put them in your cart and the price will be adjusted.  

BUT WAIT....THERE'S MORE:  For an additional 10% off your Technique Junkies Christmas stamps, use my personal discount code of TJ10CHERI (you'll have to enter that upon check out) you can receive a total of 30% off all TJ Christmas stamps.  



Fun and easy card to create here using "Cocktail Joy" from the recent October Release collection.   (I'm all about fun and easy when making Christmas cards).

Stamped in VersaMark ink on kraft card stock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Colored in with Copic markers and a ghostly effect was produced using my white Prismacolor pencil.  A Wink of Stella clear glitter pen was used to add some glitter to the leaves and holly berries. Tiny scrap strips of gold glitter paper were added to frame the Merry Christmas sentiment.  Die cut with scalloped die panel and mounted on a deep red cs panel then mounted on a white card base.  

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my card for day 3.  Join us each day for a new Christmas card inspiration.  

Don't forget to take advantage of Pat's generous 20% off discount on all TJ Christmas stamps (ends on November 13) and use my personal code for an additional 10% for a total of 30% off.  (NOTE:  My discount works as at 10% off any and all TJ Stamps you'd like to purchase, excluding the October release)






Monday, October 16, 2017

30 Days of Christmas Day 2 and a New TJ Challenge!


Today is day 2 of the 30 Days of Christmas! 
Every day from today through November 13th the Technique Junkies design team will be 
posting Christmas cards to inspire your Holiday spirit! But that's not all...


EVERY stamp in the Christmas category is discounted 20% 
during the 30 Days of Christmas! 

Just add them to your cart and the stamps will be discounted automatically.
Want an extra 10 % off on Christmas stamps? Use code TJ10Jeanne

Today also is the start of a new 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 November 12th to enter. Winner will be announced November 13th.

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... Build a Background
You can see the original tutorial HERE

For my version of this technique you will need:

 cardstock
 inks (I used SU! inks)
MISTI or stamp positioner
I also used white acrylic paint on my project

I positioned my Pinecone stamp in the Misti.


I didn't measure. I just used the MISTI and repositioned my stamp each time. 
Since I started in the middle everything lined up easily. 


Here's my background.


I used a paintbrush and thinned (with water) white acrylic craft paint to paint some 
snowy areas on the pinecones. Then I splattered over the entire background. 
Stamp sentiment (Gifts of Christmas (set of 5)) and attach to card to finish.


For an additional 10% off on everything (30% total on Christmas stamps!) use the code below.


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Transitional Ombre Technique Challenge Winner!




Thank you to everyone that entered our challenge!
Look for a new challenge later today!!!

The winner of our Transitional Ombre Technique Challenge:


Please contact Jeanne for prize information within 7 days.

Check out Aimeslee's fun card!!!


Have a great day!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

30 Days of Christmas: Day 1

Welcome! Today is the first day of the 30 Days of Christmas! Every day from today through November 13th the Technique Junkies design team will be posting Christmas cards to inspire your Holiday spirit! But that's not all...

EVERY stamp in the Christmas category is discounted 20% during the 30 Days of Christmas! Just add them to your cart and the stamps will be discounted automatically.

Okay, ready for the artwork for DAY 1?

Just a little guilty looking puppy....
This uses the Christmas Dog stamp with the Dear Santa stamp.  The look on his face says it all, doesn't it???

In any case, we hope to inspire you this month with our Holiday creations. Join us every day!
Pat Huntoon

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Let it Snow!


Good Morning!
I have a fun card to share with you this morning using the Let it Snow Stamp
I coloured the super sweet image using Chameleon Pencils!

They do a fabulous job on Kraft coloured cardstock.

I added some white gel pen "snow" and some glittery stickles "sleet".

Have you seen all the amazing samples using this stamp?

Hope you have a most amazing day!!!!

Vicki