Tuesday, March 26, 2019

First Coffee

Hello fellow stampers.  Beth Norman-Roberts here with a cute set of First Coffee cards.  I have a girlfriend at work that belongs to several animal committees so I made a batch of cards to buy as she needs them.  She is one of my regular customers.

I used First Coffee and Bunch of Beans background stamp, and did lots of layering.

As always, there is a 10% discount when you use my code.

This month's free stamp, with a $30 purchase before taxes and shipping is Wildly Capable.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 25, 2019

First Duty

Happy Monday!

I have a fun card to share today that uses  and a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called Bitty Love.  I sprayed the background with the stencil with Shimmering Bliss in Dragon's Blood.

Don't forget if you are ordering today you can get  an additional 10% off by using the code TJ10Jeanne at Technique Junkies.

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Easter Basket

I am writing this post about two weeks before it will post, and I'm hoping that it will feel more like spring and Easter when it does!  Just coloring with these spring hues inspires me to start planning my garden!  But I digress...here is my card.  I used the Easter Basket stamp, Happy Easter stamp, and Swirly Ironwork stencil from the March Release.

I used Polychromos colored pencils to color the image.  I worked on it at the motor vehicle office, while I waited the hour and a half to renew my license.  Fortunately, I went prepared with my colored pencil case and a couple of stamped images to color.

When I arrived home, I finished my card.  I added some distressing with twisted citron distress ink and a blending brush, then placed the stencil over it and added more color, fading it out as it came closer to the basket.

I added the verse with VersaFine Claire nocturne ink.  I mounted it onto black card stock, then some patterned paper, and onto an A2 card base, which I had cut down.

And for the inside, which I kept simple....

Don't forget, you can  take 10% off your Technique Junkies order with my code, TJ10Lynda.  If you haven't checked out the March release, you can see it HERE.  The design team's blogs are listed there for your inspiration.  

Thank you for spending some time with here.  I hope you are having a wonderful day!


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Rose Border

Hello Junkies! 
It's Ceal, it y turn to share with you on the blog today.  
My card uses the Rose Border stamp and the In Full Bloom Sentiments.
Remember to use my code TJ10Ceal to receiver 10% off of your order.

To create this card I started with a white top folding card base and a panel of Bristol Smooth cut down a quarter of an inch smaller. I stamped the Rose Border on the piece of bristol and then watercolored it with Zig Clean Color pens. After I was done coloring I staled the greeting. I love this sentiment because we should live our lives in full bloom everyday. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Spring Crabapple

I think Spring may FINALLY be showing it's face! And to celebrate, I'm sharing a beautiful Crabapple card, created with one of the fabulous new releases this month!

There's something about kraft CS and pink that just makes me happy. And the Crab Apple (JT013) stamp was a perfect fit for this combination! I started out by using my MISTI to stamp the image with Versamark onto the kraft CS. It was then embossed with white embossing powder and colored with Spectrum Noir colored pencils. I used the brand new Cut-Align to trim the piece down with a precise border around the image.

Using a Kaisercraft Glitter Gel pen, I added some sparkly pink highlights to the flowers. I then stamped and embossed the Life is Beautiful (SDX099) stamp with some bright pink EP. The panel was then attached to a pink A2 card base using foam tape. For a little extra bling, I added some pink Robin's Nest Dew Drops.

This card came together so quick and easy! My kind of project! If you have a hankering for some beautiful springtime stamps, I suggest you head over to Technique Junkies. You can save a cool 10% off your purchase by entering my special code at checkout!

Hope you enjoy spring in your neck of the woods! 

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019


Hey there, TJ peeps!!! 

I'm still playing with the fabulous new stamps from the March Release!  This one is called Butterfly Beauty and it truly is!  I've used a lot of product from the Technique Junkies Store on this card, all links are provided.  

I started layering wet Distress Oxide Inks on watercolor paper drying each layer before adding the next.  I splattered water around the panel to achieve more dimension.  

The butterfly was then stamped on the panel with a waterproof ink and painted it with a yellow Inktense Pencil. Using some green Distress Oxide Inks, I sponged Flowing Drops Stencil from A Colorful Life onto some areas in the background.  

Using the TJ Stamp "Faint Scratches" , with the same waterproof ink I used to stamp the butterfly, I stamped it around the background for another layer and more texture and dimension.  

The sentiment "One Must Live" was also stamped in the same waterproof ink.  

For final details, I painted Shimmering Bliss "Harvest Sunset" on the inside of the butterfly's wings....I just loved this look, and made little dots with my white gel pen.  

All the products I have listed and linked here can be purchased at a full 10% discount by using my personal code TJ10CHERI.  In fact, that discount code can be used on all stamps in the store and some supplies. 

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

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Dogwood Blossoms

I love the Spring feel of the stamps that were released this month. The Dogwood Background stamp (from the Mitten State Stamp line) resonates with me especially deeply, because to me they represent spring perfectly. I paired the Dogwood stamp with one of the In Full Bloom Sentiments.  

The image was colored with colored pencils, then blended with Gamsol to smooth the line colors and blend them.  It was so easy to color and I love the way it turned out!

Spring is in three more days -- I hope our Dogwood Stamp inspires you to take a few moments to appreciate the season.

Pat Huntoon

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Spring Bunny on Sprayed Textured Newsprint

Happy Saturday, everyone! I'm here with a mildly mixed media Easter card using new the new March stamp, Spring Bunny and many more cheerful products! Isn't it time for more spring projects?

All the Technique Junkies products in today's project will be at your fingertips just a little bit further down in the post with instructions but first here is some shopping information you'll want to know!

• New Technique and Card Kit! Check out yesterday's post for details! •
• There are quick and stunning ways to make cards with Spray and Stamp Bundles! •
Shop with a discount! Use code TJ10Janelle at checkout for 10% off your order! •

I mentioned before that this card is mildly mixed media, but with a little bit of uniformity, you could create a traditional card with the same supplies. Here's how the sample is designed in the photo!

  1. Ink the Textured Newsprint Background stamp with 2-3 spring color ink pads using a single color at a time cleaning between each color so the inks won't stain other ink pads. Stamp on white cardstock and trim to only the edge of the image.
  2. Spray top half with Miami Vice Shimmer Spray and bottom corners with Vivid Volt.
  3. Stencil Nuvo Mousse on top with Harlequin stencil. Repeat on the bottom with another color mousse or darker inks.
  4. Randomly stamp Easter sentiment on the top half of background image in waterproof black ink. Adhere to coordinating color cardstock and tie twine around the top before adhering to kraft card base.
  5.  Stamp Spring Bunny with black waterproof ink. Color with watercolors then trim around image leaving a white border.
  6. Adhere Spring Bunny with foam adhesive to card base.
Classic Variation: Try a more uniform background by using a single color for the Texture Newsprint stamp, stencil in a complementary color over the complete image and then add a single stamped sentiment near the tied twine.

I hope you are enjoying some crafting time today that includes a little bit of sunshine peeking in your window too!

Remember to shop with code TJ10Janelle for a 10% discount!

Check out more Technique Junkies projects on my blog at Rain Puddles Design. Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, March 15, 2019

TJ Inkspirations: Brushed Mousse Technique and Card Kit

Today brings you a different idea from Technique Junkies. We have a video for you showing you a technique, plus a card kit to match. The kit has all (excluding ink and washi/painters tape) the items needed to make 10 of the cards shown in the video. The best part? The kit components are 35% off when purchased in the kit!

Brushed Mousse Technique Kit
This first kit release brings you the following items:
- Lace Doily Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs
- 10 pieces of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" paper stock
- English Heather Nuvo Embellishment Mousse
- Royal Aubergine Nuvo Embellishment Mousse
- Waverly 1" Stencil Brush
- Kit-Exclusive Thank you Stamp from Technique Junkies

Whether of not you purchase the kit, the video shows how to use the Mousse in a fun way -- easy clean-up, non-messy, too.  And the card takes only minutes to complete!

Ready for inspiration?
The video:
Brushed Mousse Technique and Card Kit
Brushed Mousse Technique and Card Kit

And the card:
Brushed Mousse Technique
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

If I had a flower

Hello friends! Giovana here today.
Hope you all are having an amazing day!

For today's project I used one of the sayings part of the new, just released "In Full Bloom Sentiments

First, I created a background piece on watercolor paper with Tangerine Color Burst Powders, set aside to dry.
Once your piece is dry, stamp sentiment in Chocolate Ink, do not remove your stamp from Misti.
Use Lace Close-Up Stencil and add white pigment Ink, then put your panel back on your Misti and stamp sentiment again until you get the perfect and dark impression you want.
Position your stencil back on sentiment and add Clear Embossing Paste, this will give your panel a shiny look.

Stencil front of white card with Lace Close-Up Stencil in Tangelo Memento Ink.

Add sentiment on card using foam adhesive.

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

Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

She Judges Everyone

While I don't have any kitties ... I have plenty of friends who do ... so I had a lot of fun creating with these adorable Technique Junkies stamp sets (remember, you get 10% off your order with code TJ10Stephanie at checkout).

First I stamped the cute little Cat Frame in brown ink on Ivory Cardstock.  I used colored pencils on the eyes and nose.

I paired him with sentiments from Cat Greetings (all mounted on foam tape for dimension.  I used my new Cut-Align from My Sweet Petunia to get a perfect border around my image & sentiments.

How about the same kitty stamped in grey ink on grey paper with bright green eyes.

Another fun sentiment from the Cat Greetings for this sweet girl.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


Hello fellow stampers!  Today I have a card to share from you that uses two newly-released March stamps.  I used Tulips Background and In Full Bloom Sentiments, set of 6You can get these, and other stamps/products simply by using TJ10Beth.
Spring is around the corner for Southwestern Ontario, Canada, and I'm anxious to see spring tulips!

Thanks for stopping by.  Think Spring!


Monday, March 11, 2019

Full Bloom

I used two Technique Junkies Stamps to create this card.  I used Sketched Flowers and In Full Bloom Sentiments. 

I used the side of  dye based markers to apply ink to the Sketched Flowers rubber stamp. I first applied ink to the stems and leaves and stamped that.  Then I used shades of yellow and apllied that  to the stampand stamped that.  Using a stamp positioner tool such as the MISTI  is essential in stamping a large background stamp like this.    I added a bit of brown Nuvo glitter pen to the flower centers.

The greeting was heat embossed with detail black embossing powder.  I used my heat gun to carefully distress the bow. 

Pat Huntoon has announced a NEW kind of special for you!  If you spend $30.00 (after any discounts, and before taxes and shipping) then you will receive a free stamp  called Wildly Capable. This free stamp is available with your $30 purchase all through the month of March!
It will be automatically added to your order of $30 or more before discounts, taxes, and shipping.  This stamp will be available for purchase come April 1, 2019.  There are any number of stamps in the Technique Junkies Web Store I can see this being used with!  

If you purchase other things (stamps,stencils, sprays, and more) you can receive another 10% discount by using the code TJ10Judy when you check out.

Have a grand day, and get inky!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Friends Are Flowers

Greetings!  I am back today with another card using the Technique Junkies new March release stamps.  For my card today I used these TJ stamps:
Dogwood JT014
In Full Bloom Sentiments Set of 6 SS105

On water color paper, I gold embossed the Dogwood image.  I water colored the background first, then the dogwood blossoms and branches.  

I embossed the verse from the In Full Bloom set onto the same water color paper, and attached it with foam tape for dimension.

I mounted the whole shebang onto old gold card stock, then onto a blue A2 card.  

And for the inside:

I hope you were inspired by my card today, and have been enjoying the designers' cards.  If you would like a 10% discount in the Technique Junkies store,  use my code TJ10Lynda at the checkout. 

Thanks for your comments.


Saturday, March 9, 2019

Dogwood Background

Hello Technique Junkies! 
It's Ceal, here to share a card with you today featuring the Dogwood Background from the March release. 
You can save an additional 10 % by using my code TJ10Ceal

To create this card I started with a neutral card base, a pink mat cut down a quarter of an inch smaller and a white panel. Using the Original Misti because I wanted to make sure I got a crisp image, I stamped the image on the paper using a black hybrid ink. I used Copic markers to color the dogwoods. For the greeting I used the Happy Easter stamp.

Friday, March 8, 2019

TJ Inkspirations: March Artwork Video

We just released the March 2019 stamps at Technique Junkies, and I am proud to share this beautiful video displaying all of the new artwork from the Technique Junkies Design Team. I hope the artwork in this video inspires you!

Before you take a peek, make sure to take advantage of the 15% discount on the new March 2019 stamp releases.  Because I am out of town this weekend, I am extending the 15% New Stamp discount through Sunday, March 10, 2019 until midnight EST.  Add the stamps to your order and the discount will be added to you shopping cart at checkout.

Ready for inspiration?
And the video:
March 2019 New Stamp Release - Technique Junkies Stamps
March 2019 New Stamp Release - Technique Junkies Stamps
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Pretty Pots

Have you all been enjoying the new stamps for March? I am loving all the beautiful flowers. One of my favorites from the release is Pretty Pots. Another favorite is In Full Bloom with all those great sentiments!

So I've been happily playing with the two sets and created a fun card that I can't wait to share with you!

To begin, I stamped the Pretty Pots (S808) on a piece of ivory CS using Memento Ink in Desert Sand. I trimmed down the piece, matted it with kraft CS, then attached it to a brown A2 card base. 

On another piece of ivory CS, I stamped the sentiment from In Full Bloom (SS105) using Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa.  I also stamped the background again (in Desert Sand) and trimmed out three of the little pots. I colored the pots then added some Flowersoft (Summer) for dimensional flowers.

Using a die, I cut out the decorative frame for the sentiment and added some foam tape to the back. Using some very awesome Glitter Gel Pens from Kaisercraft, I outlined the sentiment. The panel was then attached to the card base, and the pots attached to that with some clear dimensional tape.

Just look at the glitter and dimension on these close-ups!

I had so much fun making this card. I can't wait to come up with other projects using these stamp sets.

And, in case you didn't know, these awesome stamps are still on sale until the 8th of this month...save 15%! And you can save 10% on any other items you may want. Here are the details:

Hope you enjoyed this project. I'll see you soon!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!