Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Kitty Watching

Hello fellow stampers.  It's Beth Norman here with Kitty Watching, a cute stamp in my books.  I don't own any cats but I do love cat stamps.  Want a 10% discount on these, or any other product in our store?  Use code TJ10Beth. 


  1. Stamp Kitty Watching onto cardstock and stamp it out once again onto a sticky note to use as a mask.
  2. Mask Kitty Watching and add clouds.
  3. Colour Kitty Watching.
  4. Stamp out Wood using brown ink.  
  5. Cut Wood down to size and use a portion of the cut piece to place along the top so it resembles a fence.
  6. Stamp out just the sunflower from Sunflower Duo and colour.
  7. Add Flower Soft to the center of Sunflower Duo.
  8. Glue Sunflower to the center of your card.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Never Stop Believing

Hi!   Jeanne here today.
I think everyone that knows me well knows that I'm all about the animals and funny, punny and quirky things. Well, today's card is both with an added bonus since I've been a Journey fan since I was in high school. I squealed a little bit when I saw the Inside Out - Patience set!

Want a 10% discount at Technique Junkies?
Use code TJ10Jeanne at www.techniquejunkies.com

I used a the Distressed Glue technique (this is one of our previous challenges and you can see the tutorial HERE) for my background and then stamped the Attitude Giraffes over the top. I used gel pens to created their colorful glasses. 


                                                         Inside Out - Patience (set of 8)
SS091 Inside Out Patience
SD858 Attitude Giraffes

Have a great day!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Take a Walk on the Beach

Hello TJ Friends!

Goodness, this summer is just flying by!  As this post goes live, I will be with about 129 other papercrafters at a retreat in Minneapolis.  I am hoping to come back refreshed and with new ideas and MOJO!
Today's card is all about the beach!  You can still get your 'beachy' stamps at a discounted price using code TJ10LeeAnn. 

This was super fun to make as I did some good old fashioned paper piecing.  I stamped the
Flip Flops Stamp onto some fun striped paper and then did some fussy cutting.
Next, I got to work on making the background scene. I used Copics for this.  To give the shoreline some sea foam, I used the very end of a brush to 'tap' on white acrylic paint.
The sand is also done with Copics.  At first it looked like a hot mess, but the more I worked it, the better it became.  The sentiment from the Seashells Set of 5 was stamped in brown on the sand, using my MISTI for perfect placement.
The ocean background was adhered to the card base.  I positioned my flip flops behind the sand and then adhered them to the back of the sand panel.  The sand panel was then popped up on dimensional tape and adhered to the card.
The final touch is the little flower sequins that I added to the flip flops.  I have had these for at least two years and this is the first I am using them!
That's it for me!  I have to get back to my classes and make and takes!

Remember, f you should want to shop (ahem, who does not want to shop?! )   you can get 10% off of your entire order with code TJ10LeeAnn.

Have a wonderful week and I hope I have inspired you to create something today!

Lee Ann

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Jelly Fish

Hello Technique Junkies! 
I have a card to share with you today using a couple sets from Technique Junkies Stamps. Remember you can save 10% on your entire order excluding new releases and clearance by using my code TJ10Ceal.

To create this card I started with a white top folding card base, a mat cut a little smaller using Coastal Cabana cardstock and a watercolor panel on which I water-cooled the jellyfish image. 
I stamped the Jellyfish on some watercolor paper and colored it using distress inks, I also used the Nuvo glitter markers as well. 
The greeting is from the Fairy Tale Flowers set.

Friday, July 27, 2018

So cute  I think you should make more as you suggested

TJ Inkspirations: Gorgeous Gilded Die Cut Background

Wednesday is 
August 1st...
...and we have exciting news
for you!

I have a brand new line of products being released on Wednesday that are gorgeous, fun, and shimmer like crazy!

Of course we have our monthly stamp release and Blog Hop, too, with many new, funny and gorgeous stamps that you will NOT want to miss!
Join us on Wednesday
to check out the new
items and be inspired!

I have been holding in the excitement, and I can't wait to show you everything!

2018 Tradeshows

July 28, 29
Pittsburgh PA
August 11, 12
Cincinnati OH

August 25, 26
Hamburg NY

September 8, 9 Westminster MD
September 22, 23
Duluth GA

September 29, 30 Southfield MI
October 12, 13
York PA

Note change to Friday/Sat

October 20, 21 - Sevierville TN
See you at the show!

There is something about Nuvo Gilding Flakes that compels me to continuously play with them to try new techniques. This week, I tried pairing them with a background die cut and I couldn't be happier with the results!

Keep in mind that all of the Nuvo products are still on sale through August 3rd, Buy and combination of 5 and get the 6th FREE!

includes all the Embellishment Mousse, Glitter Markers, Glimmer Paste, and the Gilding Flakes, along with the Nuvo adhesives.  

(*Free item is item of equal or lesser value. In-stock items only. Retail Online Customers only.).

Now for the tutorial!

First, the stamp is a sneak preview of one of the August stamps coming out next Wednesday (August 1st):

SD871 Cocktails and Facebook

Gorgeous Gilded Die Cut Background

Here is the artwork from the tutorial: 

Cocktails and Facebook

Enjoy today's video!
Gorgeous Gilded Die Cut Background
Gorgeous Gilded Die Cut Background
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Wishing You A Day That Sparkles

Hello Technique Junkies fans, and welcome.  Lynda Joy here, with a card using the July release stamp Swirly Waves.  I also used a previous release stamp for the verse from the Sweet Fairy Tale Bundle set.

I 'inked' the Swirly Waves stamp with Caran D'Ache Aquarelle crayons, then spritzed it and stamped it onto watercolor paper.  I did this in my Misti, so that I could ink, stamp, and repeat as necessary.  When dry, I added some glitter with a glue pen and loose glitter.  
The verse is stamped with Ranger Archival ink, and layered onto the card with foam tape. 

Thanks for visiting today, and remember, to get 10% off your entire order at the Technique Junkies store, use my code, TJ10Lynda at the checkout.  
Thanks so much for visiting.  Enjoy the rest of this month's inspiration from the TJ design team.  

be sure to check out Jeanne's fun challenge, Artist Trading COINS!   These are so much fun to make, and you're going to want to get in on the fun.  You could just win a $25 Technique Junkies gift certificate!  Can't win if you don't play, so do join us!


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Sweetie!)

Hello, TJ Fans. It's Ro with you today and I'm here to confess...I'm sometimes forgetful. Like when you have a blog post due and your dogs wake you up at 4AM to go outside and that's when you remember that you didn't do your post. LOL  Never happened to you? Well, how about when your hubby asks you for a card for his boss...for the next day. Or your kid needs a birthday card...in an hour. Now can you relate? I thought so.

What do you do when you have a last minute card need? I KISS it.  Don't stress it, don't sweat it. Just keep it simple, sweetie. And that's just what I did.

With just two stamp sets mixed up and a little colored pencil and marker, I have a cute card. One layer, 3 colored pencils, and 1 fine tip marker. That's it.

I used the very fun sets called All Shapes (SD846) and Stand Tall (SD601). They go great together and, with a little masking, you can combine them to make a statement!

If you like these stamps, and any others you may want to treat yourself with, you can ALWAYS SAVE 10% by using the code below.

Hope you enjoyed my super simple, super sweet card today. K.I.S.S.

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018


Hi there, TJ fans!!!! 

Have you ever had a card idea that went south within minutes after you began the project?  Well, that's what happened with my project for this week.  One which I was absolutely sure would come together with no problems....boy, was I wrong.  

So, rather than keep re-doing the same idea I changed direction....from my collection of TJ stamps I picked three of my favorites and went in another direction...and I'm happy I did.  These stamps (and all other stamps in the TJ Store) are available to you, if you'd like to purchase them, with a 10% discount if you use my personal discount code of TJ10CHERI.  

To create this card I used "Lily Spay", "ATC Dotted Harlequin" and a sentiment from "Sentimental Sayings".  The coloring was done with my Chameleon ColorTone Pencils.  The image was first stamped in a dark green dye ink.  After coloring, I partially inked the harlequin stamp with a medium gray dye ink and off stamped it before bringing it to the panel.  This stamp gave additional texture to the background and was just the right touch.  The sentiment was stamped in the same gray color as the harlequin stamp.  Before placing the panel on a card base of darker gray, I used my VersaMark pen and heat embossed more textured ep around the outside edge.  

I hope you found some inspiration here today and will stop by every day to see amazing projects created by the Technique Junkies Design Team.  

Don't forget to check out our new challenge...it's about making Artist Trading Coins.  You could win some awesome TJ stamps if you play along with us.  The details are on the challenge post.  

One more time, here's my discount coupon for you to use on your shopping trip the Technique Junkies Store.  Have fun!  

Sunday, July 22, 2018

LIfe's a Hoot!!!

Happy Sunday!!!

Vicki here with another ATC Coin Idea

For my coin, I used the You are a Hoot Set

 I stamped my own onto the 2.5  inch pre sprayed circle, then I stamped a second owl onto Neenah Solar Crest Paper and coloured the owl with Copic Marker.

I cut the tree branch for a die cut and cut the Life's a Hoot sentiment out of the larger sentiment and set it up on a pop dot!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new ATC craze. How about you?

Happy Stamping,


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Maritime Things To Do

Summer is the time for dipping into a water's edge and adventures along the shore whether it's a river, lake or ocean. Hopefully, you've had some downtime to experience that for yourselves. I was fortunate to be on vacation with my sisters early this summer where one of us was finally able to experience the ocean for the first time! This ties in with my project today, three sisters means three - Artist Trading Coins and three inspiration phrases!

When shopping at Technique Junkies
why not get 10% off regular items!
Use code TJ10Janelle at checkout.

I hope you'll be inspired today with this little project! Here we go! I'll give you a few photos to see how my coins came together and then grab your Technique Junkies stamps and supplies for a set of coins made by you! It's our current challenge at Technique Junkies

  1. Make whimsical background paper. Mine was simple to make using a stamp positioner so I could add each color at a time, but you can add all the colors in one pass with markers, right?
Stamp: Tidepool
Ink: Memento Summer Sky, Teal Zeal, and Elderberry
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Cardstock
  1. Cut out 2-1/2 inch circles and stamp a layer of a simple repeat pattern by pressing only a portion of the paper onto the inked stamp. You will get a mixed media style impression.
Stamp: Anchors Background
Ink: Memento Elderberry
Circle Cutter (not shown)
  1. Stamp focal elements and add shading with Nuvo Mousse around them.
Stamp: Play Like A Pirate
Nuvo Mousse: Pacific Teal and Pure Platinum
Pen: Signo White Pen
Ink: Versafine Clair Nocturne (not shown)
  1. Stamp phrases or words onto white cardstock and glue to coins.
  2. Add glitter marker details around coin in dots, dashes or any combination.
  3. Add pen detail around words and glitter markers with a black and white pen.

Stamp: Things I Want To Do
Nuvo Glitter Markers: Blu Bliss, Imperial Blue, and Purple Passion
Pen: Signo Broad White Pen and Micron 05Achival Blck Pen (not shown)
Ink: Versafine Clair Nocturne (not shown) 
  1. Take a photo to post online and link to our current challenge!
  2. Then write your artist information on the back and send them to someone for a trade!

Remember to get 10% all regular items with code TJ10Janelle at checkout.
**See special sale on Nuvo Products until 8/3**
Supplies List 

Thanks for stopping by for my tutorial today! See more Technique Junkies projects on my Rain Puddles Design blog.

Friday, July 20, 2018

TJ Inkspirations: Buy One Get One Free and a video tutorial!

Its no secret that I LOVE Nuvo products. The Mousse, the Paste, the Glitter Markers - I love them all! Today's video tutorial shows an easy way to use the Nuvo Mousse with the markers in one layer. 

And then...I put them on sale too!

From now through 8/3, Buy any combination of 5 Nuvo products and get the 6th* free!
includes all the Embellishment Mousse, Glitter Markers, Glimmer Paste, and the Gilding Flakes, along with the Nuvo adhesives.  

(*Free item is item of equal or lesser value. In-stock items only).

Now for the tutorial!
This is a one layer card that uses black paper -- the result is a stunning metallic background that I stamp into.  It is uber-easy and so pretty! 

Here are the stamps we are using:
Kissing the Shoreline

SS090 Seashells

One Layer Metallic Mousse Card

Here is the artwork from the tutorial: 

Kisses the Shoreline

Enjoy today's video!
One Layer Metallic Mousse Card
One Layer Metallic Mousse Card
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Walk on the Beach

 Hello friends!! Giovana here today with a Summer card.
My apologies for posting a little late, I've been a little sick, hopefully I will start feeling better soon.
Anyways, I love the beach, sadly I don't live too close to it, but stamps are a great way to live and dream close to one.

For this project I started stamping the beautiful Swirly Waves Background on a piece of white cardstock in Coastal Cabana ink (SU), trim the piece to 3.75" x 5".
Stamp the sentiment from Seashells set of 5 in brown ink.
Then, stamp the seashells on a piece of white cardstock in brown ink, then color them with markers and cut them out.
Adhere background with foam tape on a Kraft card base, then add burlap, shells and twine.
To embellish it, add blue rhinestones and silver glittery mix.

Remember you can get this stamps with a 10% discount using my code TJ10Giovana

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Technique Junkies is coming to Pittsburgh!

We're coming to Pittsburgh!
Stamp Scrap Art Tour
Pittsburgh PA

Saturday, July 28, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday July 29, 10:00 am - 43:00 pm

Buy One Entrance, Get the Second FREE! See Coupon below!

It's time to see what's new, learn new techniques, and shop!

Monroeville Convention Center/South Hall
209 Mall Blvd
Monroeville , PA 15146 

We have tons of new stamps and a FUN & FREE Make and Take in our booth!

As always, buy 5 stamps and get the 6th free.

New for this show: Buy any combination of 5 Nuvo Mousse, Flakes, Paste and/or A Colorful Life Stencils and get the 6th FREE!

See the Morning Madness info below, too!

All offers MAY be combined, too.

For more show information: Stamp Scrap Art Tour

Morning Madness Coupons for Saturday OR Sunday!
Technique Junkies LLC -- www.techniquejunkies.com