Thursday, May 31, 2018

One Last May Release Card!

I love peach with gray.  There is something so classic about that combo.  When I picked up this gorgeous background stamp, Floral Dot, from Technique Junkies, I knew I wanted to stamp it in peach.  I love the subtle floral design on this stamp.
I used distress inks for stamping my background onto peach card stock.  I layered it on a dark peach card panel, then onto an A2 gray card.  I wrapped gray embroidery floss around and tied a bow.  

The verse, Began To Fly, is also Technique Junkies.  I stamped it in gray Ranger archival ink.  

The butterfly is from TJ's Peony Collage stamp.  I fussy-cut it from the stamped image, added color, then added some shimmer with my Spectrum Noir clear shimmer pen.  A few sequins finish off my card today.

I hope you have been enjoying the Technique Junkies May Release blog hop!  If you haven't seen it yet, just click on the above link to check out all the amazing new stamps and tons of inspiration by my fellow design team members. 

And while you are on the TJ blog, be sure to check out this month's Technique Junkies Challenge.  This month's theme is floral ATC's.  You might just win a lovely little $25 gift certificate to use in the Technique Junkies store!  Details are on the TJ blog HERE.  If you would like to know a little more about what an ATC is, and see my inspiration ATC's, read my post HERE.

Remember, to get 10% off your purchases, use my code, TJ10Lynda at checkout. 
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the June New Release Blog Hop!!   You're going to love the new stamps!  The design team gals have some amazing inspiration for you. 


Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Hi Technique Junkies!  

I've got a fun card for you today using one of the cute stamps "Bring Wine" from the May 2018 release.  This card can be re-created many times with the variety of stamps that Technique Junkies Stamps offers and you can get all you want and take a full 10% off your entire order by simply using my discount code TJ10Cheri.  Try works! 

This was a quick and easy card to create because I used a balloon die which I simply sponged with dye inks.  The cloud bg was also sponged using a scalloped die with light blue dye ink on white card stock.  The wine glass was colored with Nuvo Glitter Markers.  A few sequins for balance and off those balloons go....I hope someone get my message!!! LOL.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you found some inspiration.  Here's my discount code again.  Now go shopping and get yourself some awesome Technique Junkies Stamps.

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Sending a Smile

Hi! Jeanne here today!

My favorite kind of card is one that brings a smile to someone's face and that's what I have tp share today with this card using Screaming Calories.

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Have a great day!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Life's A Hoot!

Happy weekend! It's Janelle with a hoot and holler for those in the US to have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!

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My inspiration for today is a few tips that I use while I'm in the creative process and ones that happened who doesn't want to see more of the new You Are A Hoot Owl stamps!!!! 

Frome left to right in the photo each element has a tip I'd like to share, and I hope they help next time you have a creative block as to what to do.
  • Give your layers interest by adding hand drawn elements. My sentiment layer not only has a hand drawn frame it was cut out by hand along the lines.
  • When I want to plan a layer of color on a monoprint like the lilac color on the card today, use a piece of paper the size of your finished cut to place underneath the printing plate. Now you'll know where to place the color. In this case, I wanted it just around the edges.
  • Pencil a cut line around an image before you cut it out to help keep the distance the same.
Now for how to assemble the card.

Featured Products:
  • White and black cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (or safe for alcohol markers)
  • Acrylic Paint, brayer and monoprint plate (optional)
  • Sponge
  • Alcohol Markers or coloring medium
  • Permanent Black Pen
  • Glue
  • Foam adhesive
  1. Fold in half 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inch white cardstock for card base.
  2. Roll light red paint onto monoprint plate, and place Circles Make Circles stencil down pressing in gently. Remove stencil and set aside. Press white cardstock onto the plate and remove, Set aside. Add darker red paint and roll out with a brayer and press same cardstock onto the plate. Use tip 2 above with lilac paint. Stencil white Dream Words directly on the paper plus more red circles with a sponge. Set aside to dry and then trim to desired size and frame with slightly larger black cardstock. Adhere to card base.
  3. Use Nuvo Glitter Marker to add accents on the circles. I made random dots on the circles stenciled.
  4. Stamp Owls with black ink on white cardstock and color.
  5. Pencil cut lines around owl(s) and trim.
  6. Stamp sentiment with black ink, pencil frame, and trace with a permanent black writing pen. 
  7. Cut out the sentiment and adhere to card base.
  8. Add foam adhesive to back of owls and glue onto card base.
Thank you all for stopping in on the Design Team blog for Technique Junkies!

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Friday, May 25, 2018

TJ Inkspirations: Patriotic Mousse and Paste

Today we are combining Nuvo Mousse and Paste is always a good idea. They can be used together in a variety of ways, and today I am showing you one of the simplest. What better way on this Memorial Day weekend than as a Patriotic card?

Simply put, I used Metallic Mousse over a dry embossed background, then topped if off with background and top it off with Moonstone Glimmer Paste.

Here are the stamps I used for to finish the card:

Patriotic Fragments
The sentiment is from here::
Simple Sentiments 3C

Patriotic Mousse and Paste Card

Here is the artwork from the video:
Patriotic Mousse ad Paste

Enjoy today's video!

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

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

A friend like you

Hello friends!! Giovana here today with a super simple and sweet card. Let me tell you a little something about this card. I had in mind something completely different, but my flower didn't turn out the way I wanted, the background was very messy and I was getting ready to toss the piece to the garbage, then I decided to cut out the poppy from Poppy Bouquet and colored it with alcohol markers over the watercolor coloring I did before, then I liked it, hehe.

The oval piece is a leftover from THIS project, were I used the Gingham background, I stamped the sentiment on a piece of black cardstock in versamark watermark ink, then added white embossing powder and heat set, the sentiment is from Friend Like You.
Finally I added pink sequins and pearls.

Remember , you can get all these stamps with a 10% discount using my super duper discount code TJ10Giovana

Hope you like it.
Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A Colorful Life Stencil Designs

Did you know that in addition to a huge collection of unique red rubber stamps, the Technique Junkies store also has a fabulous line of Stencils by A Colorful Life?

And remember, if you go shopping at Technique Junkies, use my discount code TJ10Stephanie at checkout for 10% off your purchase.

For today's card, I used Stencils over some of the Gel Press prints from my stash.  I made these using bubble wrap during one of my classes at Creativation.

This stencil is called Rough Edge Circlezz Stencil.  I sponged Blue Print Distress Ink on top of my Gel Press Paper.

To paint my sweet little She Is Fierce Birdie, I used a paint brush that still had some gold paint leftover from my Life and Beer card and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, which produced a lovely pink shimmer.

For the next card I used the Classic Harlequin Stencil and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink over a gold Gel Press print.  The ink didn't want to stick to the painted background, so I used clear embossing powder over the sponged ink.

The sentiment is from the new fun set of Inside Out Stamps called Live Forever (there are 10 stamps in the set ... such a great deal).

Here's the *snort* inside sentiment and a piece of the Gel Press paper before I added the stencil.

Go check out the pages of awesome stencils in the Technique Junkies Store ... and use my discount code for 10% off your purchase.

Stephanie Severin

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Hello Technique Junkies!!!!

What a busy and exciting month May has been for us!  First, we had the awesome new release of stamps for this month on May 1st, and then last week we rolled out a new line of stamps from Technique Junkies Stamps newest illustrator, Rita Barakat

All stamps from the Technique Junkies stores, as well as the new stamps from both releases can be purchased with a full 10% off discount if you use my personal discount code of TJ10Cheri.  Go for a fun filled shopping trip and get yourself some happy mail.  (My discount can also be used on Ken Oliver Colorburst Powders)  

One of the many fab stamps from the new May 2018 release was City Watercolors .  There are so many ways to create with this stamp and my card shows only one.  

Using a white cardstock panel, I stamped the image in a brown dye ink.  I then sponged around it with Distress Oxide Inks which gave the look of a late afternoon sunset.  I used some Chameleon Colortone Pencils to highlight various objects in the scene and then, with a white gel pen, I went around the outside of the buildings and other structures.  This final step gave it a more sketchy look as well as enhancing the stamped image.  This is truly a fun stamp to have in your collection.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you found some inspiration.  Here's my discount code one more time and a few reminders.  

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Advice from an Owl

Hi, it's Beth Norman here with my love for owls.  It's no secret that I love my owls and to showcase this wonderful, wonderful stamp set called You are a Hoot, Set of 7, I created a picture frame for my stamp room by stamping all over my mat with the owls and inserted Advice from an Owl as seen below.

You can receive 10% off of this stamp set, or any other product, simply by using my code TJ10Beth. It's that simple. 


Monday, May 21, 2018

New Illustrator Hop Winner!

Thanks for hopping with us!

The winner of the $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate is..,
Audrey Snow

Please contact Jeanne (click here) within 7 seven days
 for you Gift Certificate information. 

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Snarky Sentiments!

Hello Everyone!

I have a couple of cards to share today and both have to do with food!  Hmmm, wonder what
this says about me??
Both cards use the Inside Out: Live Forever Stamp Set.  These are super fun and a bit snarky sentiments.  You can get them here and if you use code TJ10LeeAnn, you will get 10% off your order.   I challenged myself to let the sentiment be the focus of the card.

This first sentiment is a hoot!  Truth be told, I have often thought this, LOL!  I made my own background with the Birthdays and Donuts Stamp.  I used my MISTI and masked the sentiment off
to create this background.  A piece of vellum tones down the background, keeping the sentiment the focus.
I love the look of the Marble Swirl Background stamp- I stamped it tone on tone and die cut a circle from the paper, using it as a layer behind the sentiment.  The stamp reminds me of icing.  :D
And the INSIDE of the card (if you haven't guessed it already!)~

Or in this case, eat donuts!

Next up is a design that I keep coming back to- using the negative pieces from a background die.

I used some citrus'y' colored cardstock and die cut it, using negative pieces from the 4 different colors of cardstock.  The sentiment is heat embossed in white.  I took the idea of salt and added Martha Stewart clear glitter to each of the dots to mimick salt.  Once you see the inside of the card, you will understand the salt!

I made the slice of lime just by die cutting 3 different sized circles- 1 white and 2 lime green.  The lime segments where hand trimmed.
There you have it, 2 cards with a simple sentiment as the focus.
Are you up to the challenge?? 

 Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous and crafty week!

Lee Ann

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Screaming Calories

Hello everyone!
It's Ceal,  here to share a card with you today. 
I love this stamp Screaming Calories, how many of us can relate? I know I can!
This stamp would make a great encouragement card for someone who is trying to lose weight. 
You can save 10% on all your orders except new releases and clearance by using the following code, TJ10Ceal

To create my card I started with a top folding white card base, a piece of patterned paper and a white panel cut down with a stitched die. I stamped the image and then masked the lil piggy off so I could sponge a background behind him. Next I colored him up with Copic markers and addd the patterned paper and the panel to the card base.

Friday, May 18, 2018

TJ Inkspirations: Gilded Metallic Mousse Background

I can't help myself. If something is metallic, or sparkly, or shimmery...well, it just makes me happy. Today's tutorial is all three!

I decided to create a multi-colored Metallic Mousse background and top it off with Silver Gilding Flakes using a stamp, and I couldn't be happier with the results. I topped the whole thing off with a new stamp from the Rita Barakat line and a new sentiment to create a card that is elegant and pretty.

Here is the stamp I used for the gilding flakes:

Sketched Flowers
The focal image:
Reflections_ by Rita Barakat
And the sentiment:
Beautiful Minds

Gilded Metallic Mousse Backgrounds

Here is the artwork from the video:
Uses Sketched Flowers_ Reflections and Beautiful Minds Stamps
Gilded Metallic Mousse Background

Enjoy today's video!

Gilded Metallic Mousse Background
Gilded Metallic Mousse Background

I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sketched Flowers

Happy spring greetings!  Lynda Joy here, with more inspiration for the new May release stamps for you.  I'm using the Technique Junkies stamp Sketched Flowers today, with my favorite color combination....

I love this fills the entire card panel.  I started with a green card stock panel.  I 'inked' the stamp using Tim Holtz distress markers in purple and green shades.  I used my Misti for this, so I could ink one or two flowers/leaves, stamp them, then ink another, stamp it, etc.  Otherwise the images would dry before I could stamp it.  I did not want to spritz it, as I wanted the images to maintain the integrity of their shapes.

I stamped a verse from the TJ stamp set Proverbs onto a green scrap, and used stitched circle dies to cut and layer it with foam tape.  Some layering, and pretty ribbon and bow finish off my card.

These large background stamps are perfect for when you need a quick card.  It works up quickly, and still makes a pretty and elegant card when combined with some embellies and layering.

Here's a card I published with the hop, which also shows this fabulous background.....
You can see this post with my details of how I made this card HERE.

Remember, you can get these or any TJ stamp with at 10% discount by using my code TJ10Lynda
Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are inspired, and will find some time to play with your stamps today.  

And, while your stamps are out and inky, join the fun and enter the Technique Junkies challenge.  The theme this month is Floral ATC's.  Full details are on the TJ blog challenge post.  ATC's are small, quick, and fun.  And who knows, you just may win a $25 gift certificate to the Technique Junkies store!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

From White to Wonderful

Hi, again, All! Hope you enjoyed the hop yesterday and got lots of ideas (and goodies!). I know there are a few things on my shopping list!

It's Toodle Noodle Ro, here, to share with you a fun project that is perfectly color-coordinated...starting with just white paper and ribbon!

Have you ever had a design in mind but just couldn't get your papers and embellishments to coordinate? I hate when that happens. But here is a simple fix!  Art Anthology Spray, white cardstock, white ribbon and a great stamp and stencil!

Everything but the card base started out white! And look how great they match! If you don't have Art Anthology sprays, any mistable spray (think reinker and water in a spray bottle) will work for this. 

All I did was tape a piece of white CS and my stencil to my craft area and sprayed with a couple of my favorite colors of Art Anthology Spray.

I used A Colorful Life Stencil called High Frequency. I sprayed both colors across, removed my stencil (and promptly cleaned it), and let the CS dry. While it was drying, I trimmed down a couple more pieces of CS and sprayed each one with one of the colors. I did the same thing with a couple pieces of white ribbon. 

Once dry, I stamped the sentiment using the Bring Wine stamp. I then die cut the two front pieces and assembled my card. I love these two colors together, and I love how easy it was to make everything coordinate. I added just a few sequins for that ever-lovin' bling.

If you love this project and want "the goods" for your own, AND you'd like to save 10%, simply enter the code below at checkout (no expiration!):

Happy stamping!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!