Sunday, September 30, 2018

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Good Morning!!!

I wanted to share a fun card using this lovely Partridge in a Pear Tree image

To get the various gradation of colour, I used my Misti and water based markers to colour the image. A good tip is to do this in portions, thus the need for my Misti!

To create the background, I used the Grunge Dot Stencil and some Harvest Summer Shimmering Bliss! A quick and easy card with just a little effort!!!! The card doesn't do Justice to the pretty shine that peeks behind the trees!!!!!

Have a wonderful day!

XX's and Oh's


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Have a Boo-tiful Weekend!

Hey there everyone! Janelle here today with a Halloween card that's chock full of Boo buddies! The featured stamp is called Boo Convention and has so many possibilities! See different ideas with this stamp by clicking the link above and browsing through the gallery.

Shopping at Technique Junkies anytime soon?
Use code TJ10Janelle
for 10% off regular items!

There isn't much to do to make this stamp really pop off the card, I used gray water-based makers to add shadows on all the ghosties and then masked a circular window towards the bottom of the card and sprayed Smoldering Ash Shimmering Bliss Spray. That gave me a glittery base to add a die cut lettering for the sentiment! Use whatever stamp, stencil or word die you have, and it will still look really ghoul!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend and we'll see you soon for the new October release, plus a blog hop!!!!

See more of my Technique Junkies projects on my blog

Friday, September 28, 2018

TJ Inkspirations: Shimmering Toppers

Today I am happy to show you the wonders of the Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss "Toppers."  We have 5 toppers currently in the Shimmering Bliss line that add that special touch of shimmer with different sparkles.

In today's video, I use the different Bliss sprays on some old - and new - cards to show you what each looks like.  In addition, I show how to make the card below using the Pile of Skulls background stamp and some Copic Markers before I top it off with Silver Shimmering Bliss.

Of course, I couldn't show you the Bliss Topperswithout offering you a discount!  You can pick up all 5 Shimmering Bliss Toppers for $21.20 - which is 15% off the price if purchased individually (normally $24.95).
Shimmering Bliss _Topper_ Bundle 5

Here are is the artwork using the Pile of Skulls stamp:

Here is the video this week:

Technique Junkies September 2018 Toppers Bundle 5
Technique Junkies September 2018 Toppers Bundle 5
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 
Monday is
 October 1st! 
Watch for our fabulous, huge, wonderful 
Holiday Release!

We will be celebrating with a blog hop, too.  You will love these new images!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Autumn Blessing

Hello friends!! Giovana here today with an Autumn card for you!
I really love the new stamps by JanTink, her drawing is amazing and beautiful!
This card is actually pretty simple.

I stamped the beautiful Autumn Blessings stamp on a piece of watercolor paper in Black Ink.
Then colored the image with watercolor pencils and die-cut the piece.
After that, I sprayed a acrylic block with Harvest Sunset Shimmering Bliss and using a water brush I added shimmer to the leaves and tree.
Added the panel to a piece of white cardstock using foam tape and then adhered it to a Kraft card base.

You can get these products with a 10% discount using my code TJ10Giovana

Hope you like my project.
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Books & Roses

Have you joined the Technique Junkies Facebook Group and A Colorful Life Designs Facebook Fan Group?  Both are awesome ways to share your creations and find inspiration.

Technique Junkies has a large selection of Stencils from A Colorful Life Designs including one of my favorites ... Scribble Roses.  Remember, you can use my Discount Code TJ10Stephanie for 10% off anything in the store.

For today's card, I started by covering a piece of white cardstock with Weathered Wood Distress Ink using my new mystery tool ... a Make-up Brush.

Next, I used the same Make-up Brush with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and the Scribble Roses Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs (remember, you can always click on the images to see them larger).  I love the clean lines I got using my brush to apply the ink.

I cut my stenciled square into two pieces, so I could cover a 5" x 7" card base.

I used a vintage library card (I love how the last person to check it out had a little smiley face) and a sentiment from Technique Junkies Bookworm Set of 6.

I hope you'll join the Groups and share your creations with us.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Rainy Day Friends

Hello.  It's Beth Norman-Roberts here with a fun card for you using Rainy Day Friends.  You can get this stamp, and any other product by using TJ10Beth.

I paper pieced the umbrella and coloured my image with Prismacolor colored pencils.  Next, I painted Twinkling H20's to add some shading.

I hope you are enjoying a sunny week.  Temperatures here in southern Ontario, Canada, are getting cooler.  I love the fall.  Bringing out sweaters is so cozy.

Have a super week.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Raven About Halloween

Happy Monday!

I love Halloween stamps. I think it is my favorite holiday to craft. Spooky or silly it doesn't matter I love it all. The raven stamp I used today is definitely more spooky. Spooky cool!

Want a discount at Technique Junkies? 
Used Code TJ10Jeanne for 10% off!

I used Ephemeral Crow, Old Wall, Happy Halloween and Shimmering Bliss over the marker colored background in Mardi Gras and Worn Saddle

Sunday, September 23, 2018

First, Coffee

Hello Everyone! 
Today's card uses one of those images that puts a smile on your face, every time you see it!  
I could not resist this humorous feline with his cup of joe.  This stamp, First Coffee, is one of the September releases.  Gotta love the eyes!  You can pick him up at the Technique Junkies store for 10% off with code TJ10LeeAnn. 
I would also like to take this time to thank Pat and the whole TJ team for their kindness and welcoming me to the team 9 months ago.  As we all know, life happens, and with alot going on in life, it is time for me to say good bye.  This is my last post to the TJ blog.  Going out with a bang with this hilarious image! 

The cat is simply stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I then fussy cut him out.  My background is this fun dotty die cut panel on a wonderful teal blue card base.
I masked the cat off and stamped the sentiment onto vellum and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  I framed the sentiment and image with a stitched circle die cut.
That's it!

Pretty easy!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you to get out your craft supplies!

Thanks for visiting today and thank you for all of your encouragement over the last 9 months.  Hope to see you over on my blog, 

Happy stamping!

Lee Ann  

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Boo Convention

Happy Saturday! 
It's Ceal her with a couple of halloween cards featuring this super cute ghost stamp Boo Convention from the September release

I also have a coupon you can use on your entire order to save 10%  excluding new releases and clearance to help you out a bit, the code is TJ10Ceal just key that n out the checkout.

To create the first card I simply stamped the image in black, using the MISTI just in case I needed to over stamp. I partially stamped it again so I could cut out a couple of ghost to go on the sentient strip. For the greeting I stamped Happy halloween in Versamark ink and embossed it in white on a black strip to stand out. 

To create the second card I stamped the entire image (again using this MISTI in case I needed to over stamp) with Versamark and embossed it in white and then blended some Gia K ink over the entire background. As the greeting  added  a boo die cut. 

Friday, September 21, 2018

TJ Inkspirations: Shimmery Glimmery Layered Leaf Stencils

 am a little obsessed with leaf images - stamps, stencils, you name it, I love it.  When I saw these new pretty little leaf stencils from A Colorful Life Designs, I knew I wanted to create a layered look with them.  Using the Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss sprays with Nuvo Glimmer Paste was a perfect way to create those layers.

Today's tutorial shows you how to shimmer and shimmer your way to pretty layered leaves.  

Here are some links you might like to pick up your favorite colors:

Here is the artwork from the video this week:
Shimmery Glimmery Layered Leaves

Here is the video this week:

Shimmery Glimmery Layered Leaf Stencils
Shimmery Glimmery Layered Leaf Stencils
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon

Thursday, September 20, 2018

First Coffee Cat

I just love this Technique Junkies cat with coffee!  Those eyes!  With his fishy newspaper and steaming coffee, and that night cap, well, he just makes me smile!  I guess it's because I can relate to that look in the morning.
I used these stamps and supplies to make my card:
Technique Junkies First Coffee stamp 
Technique Junkies Bunch of Beans stamp
Technique Junkies Harvest Sunset Shimmering Bliss spray

I stamped the Bunch of Beans stamp onto a kraft card stock panel, using distress ink, then added it to a black A2 card front.  I added a strip of black card stock, and a strip of kraft card stock, which I had sprayed with the Harvest Sunset Shimmering Bliss, onto the strip.  

For the main image panel, I stamped the First Coffee stamp onto a kraft card stock panel, and trimmed it to size.  I colored it with Polychromos colored pencils, and the newspaper, mug, and night cap with Harvest Sunset Shimmering Bliss spray.  I love the shimmery look!
I attached the cat panel with foam tape for dimension.  I detached the verse from the stamp, and used it separately to stamp the verse in two sections, then spritzed some Shimmering Mist onto them.  I used a punch on them, and added them with foam tape.

I hope you've had a chance to hop along with the Design Team for this fabulous release.   If you haven't placed your order, and want 10% off your entire purchase at the Technique Junkies store, be sure to use my code TJ10Lynda at the checkout, and your discount will be applied.
Thanks for visiting.  



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A Trio of Shells

To create this card, I used several Technique Junkies stamps: French TextSeashells, and Seagrass. I stamped French Text on the background, and then the Seagrass on top of it in beige ink. Then, on second piece of white paper, I stamped French Text again, and stamped three of the sea shells in teal ink, leaving space so I could cut them out in small squares. Then I punched out a mat a tiny bit bigger. I affixed the squares in to a strip of burlap ribbon, starting with the middle square, and stamped an additional shell on the card, over the seagrass. The verse is heat-embossed. I added a dot of Nuvo glitter drops in the top right corner of each shell square.

Saving money when you shop is fun, and you can save 10% off your order in the Technique Junkies web store when you check out with the code TJ10Judy.

Have a beachy day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, September 18, 2018


Hello Technique Junkies Stamps Fans!  

I can't stop playing with this "Autumn Blessings" stamp from the new September Release.  If you ever wanted to have one autumn stamp in your collection this would be the one.  It's so versatile and creates beautiful cards so easily.  

Enabler Alert:  You can purchase any Technique Junkies Stamps from the store (including Shimmering Bliss Sprays and Ken Oliver Color Burst Pigment Powders) for a full 10% off the entire order.  Just add my personal discount code TJ10CHERI in the "coupon code" area at check out.

Each of these cards was created the same way, I simply used different embossing powder colors and Copic Markers.  Both were stamped with VersaMark embossing ink on kraft cardstock.  

This card was heat embossed with copper color embossing powder, colored with Copic Markers, (sorry, I didn't itemize what I used, but I stuck with R's, YR's and YG's) mounted on a deep red layer and adhered to a CS base layer which is the same as the colored panel.  Before adhering it to the base panel, I sponged around the panel with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.  

The difference in this card is the embossing powder color and Copic Markers.  I used gold ep on this card.  

I hope you found some inspiration here today.  Thanks for stopping by.  

Once more, here's my coupon code if you'd like to purchase this stamp or any other Technique Junkies Stamps you like.  

Monday, September 17, 2018

Whatcha Doing?

This cute little Ghost and the verse Whatcha Doin'?  make the focal point for this card.  I then sponged on a light olive ink all over the card front framing the ghost.  I added deep purple ink over the top of that. Then I spritzed Dazzle Shimmering Bliss sprays to add some reactive qualities and some pale shimmer.   The addition of some lime rhinestones  add dimension to the card. 

Remember to use the code TJ10Judy to the your order to gain a 10% discount off your total order. 

Have a great day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Northern Lights and a little fright!

 Good Morning~ Hope you're all having a great weekend! It's been super hot here, so perfect to stay inside and Stamp!!!!!!

How do you like this new Wolf by Moonlight image? I think it's fabulous!! I've been wanting to try the Northern lights technique for awhile now and thought it would look perfect with this stamp~

I used Tim Holtz Distress INks in Black Soo, Chipped Saphire, Broken China and Picked Raspberry for the sponged in sky.  I stamped the image in Versafine Clair in Nocturne. Oh boy~ NOW I see all  what all the hulabaloo is with regard to this ink. It's delicious!!!!

I took the sentiment from the Sentimental Sayings Set , inked it in Versamark and sprinkled on some white embossing powder. I really like the way it turned out. I wanted a the sky to look a little bit Starry, so I poured some embossing powder over the top of the card and then tapped it off. I heated it and just got a lovely smattering here and there!!!!

If you look closely on the gray card, you can see some texture in the background. That is from the Textured Newsprint Background Stamp. I can see myself using this stamp over and over again. I LOVE it~~~

I wanted you to be able to see a little more of it, so using my Misti, I stamped it in Mist Ink and then reinked it with a swipe or two of nocturne before stamping again. Really reminds me of worm newsprint~~ I paired it up with some Dies and Nuvo drop eyes to bring it to life. I have something going on with these Nuvo drops~~~

Heres what it looks like all lit up~~

Here's a little coupon code if you're up for some retail therapy today~~~


Saturday, September 15, 2018

A Purrfect Start To the Day

Happy day, everyone! I'm so happy to be dropping in today with a crazy popular themed on my project today! Hot or cold it's the purrfect way to start any day, and with this crazy cat and a pile of beans it turns out to be a lot of fun, too!

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Now for my project details! Here are the featured September stamps I used. Click on the captions underneath the photos for some fantastic samples by the rest of the Technique Junkies design team, you don't want to miss out on all the ways you can create with them!
First Coffee

Bunch of Beans
Ready for some card making details? Read on for supplies and instructions!


  1. Stamp Bunch of Beans on two pieces of white cardstock, one with London Fog and another with Walnut Stain.
  2. Spray card with Shimmering Bliss Topper for a sparkly effect.
  3. Trim background stamp images to 4 x 5-1/4 inches and glue London Fog colored image onto 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch card base. Cut a diagonal strip from the Walnut Stain background and glue onto card base.
  4. Stamp First Coffee with Tuxedo Black ink and color. Trim and adhere to card base with foam tape.
  5. Draw a border around the edge of the background layer with a black pen.
That's all from me today! Hope you have some fun crafting this weekend! Remember to use the TJ10Janelle code when you shop at Technique Junkies!

Friday, September 14, 2018

TJ Inkspirations: Shimmering Bliss Mousse and Marker Resist

While playing with the Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss sprays, I realized that both Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and Nuvo Glitter Markersboth resist the sprays.  I loved the result so much that we decided to do it as the Make and Take in the TJ tradeshow booth. 

Today's tutorial shows you how to paint, color and spray your way to gorgeous shimmering resist backgrounds.  

Here are some links you might like to pick up your favorite colors:

Here is the artwork from the video this week:

Scroll down below the video to see some of the examples from some of this year's make and takes.

Here is the video this week:

Shimmering Bliss Mousse and Marker Resist
Shimmering Bliss Mousse and Marker Resist




See you next week!