Saturday, September 21, 2019

Hope is Stronger





Hello Junkies!
It's Ceal her to share a card with you today that features our Hope is Stronger stamp. I paired it up with the Faith, Hope and Love background . 
You can save 10% on these stamps and the rest of your order by using my code 
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To create this card I started with a side folding white card base and a kraft panel. I masked off a section of the panel for the greeting. I stamped the background stamp with embossing ink and embossed it using rose gold powder. I used colored pencils to color the image. 



Friday, September 20, 2019

TJ Inkspirations: Inked and Sprayed Skeleton Leaf

I love fall. The weather has just started to turn slightly cooler here in Connecticut and it won't be long before Autumn shows all of her gorgeous colors.  Today's video celebrates the change of season and reminds us to slow down to enjoy things all at the same time.

Today we are Inking and Spraying a Skeleton Leaf Stencil with amazing results. It truly is a 5 minute card, and it has a fabulous WOW factor! 

This card is one of the Friday Night Make and Takes that we have been doing our tradeshows this month. It certainly is a favorite for many of our stamping friends.

Here is the finished piece from the video: 

Inked and Blended Skeleton Leaf

 

Ready for the video?
Inked and Sprayed Skeleton Leaf
Inked and Sprayed Skeleton Leaf


About today's products:
Skeleton Leaf Stencil


Pixie Spray is a light-tack stencil adhesive that will change the way you create with stencils. You can create beautiful, crisp stencil projects without painter's tape.
Pixie Spray

Leaves Turn Stamp:
Leaves Turn Stamp
Golden Olivine Shimmering Bliss Spray:
Golden Olivine Shimmering Bliss Spray

The 2" x 2" Aladine IZINK Ink Pads are lovely little inks have a beautiful foam pad, and at $2.99 they are priced right, too.  All of the inks are available individually, of course, but if you are a get-it-all kind of person, you might want all 20 of the inks for just $49.99 - 15% off!

Aladine IZINK Dye Inks
 I blend these inks with Ink Blending Brushes in the video - also new to the TJ Store. They are, by far, the easiest and best way I have ever blended ink. We have the original black handled brushes ($24.95)
Ink Blending Brushes

I hope you are inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!
 
Sincerely,
 

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

19 Tabs

Happy Thursday!

I just love this sentiment. Where is that music coming from?


1. I created a washy background with watercolors
2. Using my MISTI, I stamped Internet Browser using black ink.
3. Assemble card
4. Accent with Nuvo Drops.

Don't forget to add the code TJ10Jeanne for 10% off at Technique Junkies! 


Hope you enjoyed my projects!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Happy HOWLoween!!!

You know how sometimes a stamp just attracts all your attention? Well, this Happy Howloween stamp is that stamp for me this month. Normally, I'm not a big Halloween card kinda girl (don't hate!), but I AM a big doggy-lovin' girl. And this stamp is just so darn cute, it turns me into a Halloween card lover.  Check it out!



Are those pooch ghosts not the cutest? And I had so much fun making this card. I was inspired by some backgrounds I had seen recently and as I started looking through my embossing powders, I found one that was absolutely perfect for this stamp. It was a glittery-black. Just look at how that  background makes these adorable doggies pop!



I will admit this card took a little time. But it was a labor of love! I began by embossing in black and coloring in this adorable stamped image with Spectrum Noir markers. I fussy-cut the top portion of the panel and left the bottom part straight, since it would be hidden behind a frame. Using a black marker, I ran it around the edge of the trimmed image so no white edges would show on the dark background. I then added dimensional foam tape to the back and set the piece aside while I worked on the rest of the card.

For the background, I die cut four of the same frame out of black CS. On one of the frames, I removed the inner portion. This one will serve as the top frame for the image. The remaining three frames were stacked and glued together to give it some dimension and sturdiness.  Using my Versamark ink pad, I pounced the entire background of the stacked piece and embossed it using the glitter/black powder.  An easy alternative to embossing powder would be coloring the background using the Urban Graphite Nuvo Glitter Marker. (I used it to draw a frame around the sentiment layer.) I repeated the embossing process for the top frame and added foam tape to the top 2/3 of the frame (since the bottom portion will be attached directly to the image which was already popped up).

I cut out a moon from goldenrod CS and colored over it with the gold Nuvo Glitter Marker from the Moroccan Sunset set and added that to the background. I then attached the doggy image to that and then placed the open frame on top.  Look at the dimension on this card!



For the sentiment, I stamped it on white CS and trimmed it down, then used the Urban Graphite marker to create a frame. This was then attached to the piece using glue and foam tape. The completed piece was then attached to a black A2 card base.

I love how the project turned out and I'm so happy to share it with you! 



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I'm glad you stopped by to visit and hope you found a little inspiration today.

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!





Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Leaves Turn

Hello crafty friends, Kia back with you this week to share this beautiful stamp called Modern Foliage. When I was thinking about my card the only plan was it was going to be in blue. I did not think about the other colour until I was making it.

In my mini Misti, I first stamped the background panel, which I had die cut with my stitched rectangle die, using VersaFine Clair Ink in Paradise. My original plan as to use a blue card base, but that was changed as I went to a white card base. 
 Using my Life Changing Brushes I went around the edges of the panel again using the Paradise Ink. I then die cut the smaller middle piece and stencilled using A Colorful Life Designs Scribbled Lines Stencil, then attached it to the card panel. 

For the top piece I again stamped a smaller die cut panel and proceeded to stamp it with the foliage stamp. I then coloured the piece using my Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. 

The base colour is Lemon Zest, then Mango Mimosa and finally Spiced Ginger. I started out colouring the small background pieces in the Lemon Zest but ended up changing that twice and finally settled on Indigo Batik. 
Once complete I attached fun foam to the back of the yellow panel using Scorpal tape before attaching to the card. 

I stamped the sentiment called Leaves Turn using the Paradise Ink and die cut it to fit across the yellow panel. 

I finished my card with a bit of Midas Touch Shimmering Pen on the 3 leaves just above the sentiment to add a bit of sparkle.

I did a video for this card which follows.


Remember to use my discount code when shopping in the store,


Thank you for visiting today, and I will see you next time.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Thankful For You!

Happy Monday! 

I do love a big bold sentiment so the phrases from Autumn Framed Sentiments are just perfect for me!


1. I created a background with Color Burst on watercolor paper. Let dry
2. Using my MISTI, I stamped the Thankful phrase from Autumn Framed Sentiments.
3.. I added an orage layer behind colored panel and adhere to white card.
4. Add embellishments. 

Don't forget to add the code TJ10Jeanne for 10% off at Technique Junkies! 


Hope you enjoyed my projects!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Watercolored Pumpkin by Holly Brown


Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today and I'm sharing this pumpkin that I watercolored with Daniel Smith paints.  I stamped the Pumpkin with a dark green permanent ink onto watercolor paper.  After it was completely dry, I watercolored the image.  While that was drying, I started thinking about making my own plaid background with the same green color that I used on the pumpkin leaves.

So I used another piece of watercolor paper and three different sizes of brushes to draw the plaid lines.  The green paint is called Green Apatite Genuine from Daniel Smith, and it's perfect for a rustic handmade background.  I cut the piece down to fit onto a card and then wrapped some brown ribbon around it.  The pumpkin was cut with an oval die and affixed to the card.  

This month's Technique Junkies release is full of wonderful fall-themed stamps.  You can check them out here.  Feel free to use my code, TJ10Holly, when you shop at Technique Junkies.  

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Leaves Turn

Happy Saturday! 

Fall is right around the corner! Yeah! 


1. Using my MISTI, I stamped Modern Foliage using a waterproof brown ink.
2. I colored the image with watercolors. Let dry. Restamp using the MISTI.
3. Add green layer behind colored panel and adhere to white card.
4. Stamp and mat Leaves Turn sentiment. 
5. Accent with Nuvo Drops.

Don't forget to add the code TJ10Jeanne for 10% off at Technique Junkies! 


Hope you enjoyed my projects!

Friday, September 13, 2019

TJ Inkspirations: Howl-O-Ween Stencil Omitting

Remember when we used to create a mask over stamped images when adding color around them? Well today's video shows how to use a stencil, tacked down with Pixie Spray, along with (teeny-tiny blending brushes to get designs in the little areas around an image without masking. 

Today we are Stencil Omitting. (Hmmmm. Kind of sounds like a crime, but its not!)

The video today uses Ink Blending Brushes with IZINK Dye InksPixie Spray and a Stencil to create a great backdrop for the wonderful Howl-O-Ween stamp that was released this month.

Here is the finished piece from the video: 

Howl-O-Ween

 

Ready for the video?

Howl-O-Ween Stencil Omitting
Howl-O-Ween Stencil Omitting

About today's products:
Howl-O-Ween_ Set of 2
Grunge Dots Stencil

Pixie Spray is a light-tack stencil adhesive that will change the way you create with stencils. You can create beautiful, crisp stencil projects without painter's tape.
Pixie Spray



The 2" x 2" Aladine IZINK Ink Pads are lovely little inks have a beautiful foam pad, and at $2.99 they are priced right, too.  All of the inks are available individually, of course, but if you are a get-it-all kind of person, you might want all 20 of the inks for just $49.99 - 15% off!

Aladine IZINK Dye Inks
 I blend these inks with Ink Blending Brushes in the video - also new to the TJ Store. They are, by far, the easiest and best way I have ever blended ink. We have the orignal black handled brushes ($24.95), and now we have pretty Rose Gold Handles ($27.95 - 'cause sometimes we just need pretty things!), too!
Black Handle Ink Blending Brushes
Rose Gold Ink Blending Brushes

I hope you are inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!
 
Sincerely,
 

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thankful for you.

Hello friends!
Giovana here today with a Fall card for you!
For this card I used the new Autumn Framed Sentiments Set.

Details;
Stamp the Leaf Frame on White Cardstock in Aladine Thé Ink (tea color), then color it with markers.
Fussy cut the image , ink all edges with same ink color, then spray it with Mixed Metals Shimmering Bliss Topper. Set aside.
Spray a piece of Watercolor paper with Gold Shimmering Bliss Topper, then stamp sentiment in Thé Ink.
Adhere leaves to watercolor panel, add a stripe piece of patterned paper and gold metallic tape.
Add panel to white card base with foam adhesive.
Finally add Yellow Nuvo drops.

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

Hope you like it!
Have a wonderful day!
 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Pastel Embossing


Long before I fell in love with Technique Junkies Stamps, I fell in love with the great Techniques that Pat featured.

I decided to go back through the archives and revisit one of those Techniques this week - Pastel Embossing.  The original technique required a stamp positioner, so the MISTI makes it much easier to achieve.  Remember, use my discount code TJ10Stephanie for 10% off your entire purchase at the Technique Junkies Store.

I used the new Modern Foliage Stamp and some vintage Pastels I picked-up at a local used craft supply store.  I stamped the image in white kraft ink on white cardstock for my first attempt.



I used multiple shades of blue pastel to then color over the image.  I thought the image would work well because of all the lines, but it likely would work better with stamps that had a bit more solid space ... but the cool thing, is I like the different result you get with this type of image too.




After coloring, I used my MISTI to stamp a second time and then clear embossed.  For my card I paired it with two shades of teal cardstock and a sentiment from one of my favorite Technique Junkies sets - Grand Greetings.  I wanted a sentiment that would let the background shine.




I originally cut the backgrounds into thirds, thinking I would combine them ... but ultimately left them all together, but loved how the background between the pieces helped bring out the patterns.




Next I stamped with the same white ink, but this time on light blue cardstock using shades of brown pastels.




I embossed the second one with clear embossing powder, and then did the same stamping and used rose gold embossing powder on the third one.  Here are all three backgrounds side-by-side.




I used the same card layout for the last two cards, but swapped out the sentiments and added some sequins.



I mounted these stripes on a scrap of patina designer paper and stamped the sentiment in a darker brown.



I made the third card a bit larger, so I could leave more space between the panels for the glittery sparkle to shine through.  I used the same Rose Gold Embossing powder for the sentiment from Grand Greetings.




I added rose gold sequins.


I hope you have fun looking through the Technique Gallery for new techniques to try with your current supplies ... it's always fun trying new things.