Monday, July 22, 2019

Life is a Journey!

I have been using some older backgrounds that I created years ago.  And this card has one of them.  The background panel was created with the Antiqued Glimmers technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter from December 2009/January 2010.  

The Pelican stamp was colored with Nuvo Embellishment Mouse which I used as watercolors.  I added some lines for details here and there with a fine point black pen.  Life Is a Journey stamp is from the set Enjoy the Ride which has 6 stamps in it.

Do you like saving money?   You can do that by using my personal code TJ10Judy when you check out.

Have a stampalicious day, and get inky!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Shimmering Waters and Dream Without Fear

Hello Saturday and thank you for stopping by the Technique Junkies post! This is Janelle today roping up a dreamy and lovely card!

This card came out crystal clear for me, it was just a matter of getting the ropes colored and trimmed within a frame. Once I put this card together, I realized I did it the long and arduous way, so I'm going to suggest something much more manageable!
Stamp and color the Ropes on white cardstock then create a mask for them before spraying Lapis Lazuli and Miami Vice Shimmering Bliss Spray randomly over the masked image for a simple watery effect. 
Stamp the Dream Without Fear sentiment and trim to the desired size for the card, then use it as a guide to where you'll want ropes to overlap. Make a small pencil mark where you'll want to start and stop the overlap as a guide. Use a craft knife or utility knife to trim along the rope between the pencil marks. This will be where the sentiment paper edge will be tucked underneath the rope. Glue sentiment into place. Glue onto a card front.
I spent a long time cutting around all the ropes with long breaks between for neck and shoulder stretches, so I highly recommend not doing that. I layered it over a thoroughly sprayed piece of white cardstock. It gives it dimension, although using a gray marker or pencil before masking and spraying would do the same effect.

Thank you for stopping by today and wishes for many crafty moments in your weekend!

Friday, July 19, 2019

Shimmering Sky Backgrounds

I had a blast creating in my stamp studio this week, and really enjoyed using some silhouette stamps (both released, and soon-to-be-released) with my Shimmering Bliss Sprays. I thought it would be fun to share the technique for creating sky backgrounds using the sprays. They are so easy to do!

I want you to try them, too! All of the Shimmering Bliss Sprays are 15% off through July 25th so that you can get some and start creating your own beautiful backgrounds!*

Want to see them in action? Here are some examples:

Shimmering Sky Backgrounds

Aren't they gorgeous? So easy to do, too.  Here is the How-To video:
Shimmering Sky Backgrounds for Silhouette Stamps
Shimmering Sky Backgrounds for Silhouette Stamps

*Shimmering Bliss Discount is not available on wholesale accounts. Only available on the individual bottlesa (not on the "Get it All" pack). Not available for orders outside the United States.
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wreath Wishes

I love mailing flowers ... they last forever and never need to be watered.  Remember, you can use my discount code TJ10Stephanie for 10% off your Technique Junkies order.

Today I'm sharing a card where I tried too incorporate some of the coloring techniques I learned in a recent class with Kathy Racoosin (I still need lots of improvement, but the only way to get better is to practice, practice, practice).

I started by stamping the Wreath Wishes stamp on the textured side of watercolor paper using my MISTI and Amalgam Ink.  I left my stamp in place, because I wanted to come back and stamp one more time after I finished coloring.

One of the tips from Kathy was to lay down some marker before you start coloring with pencils.  I used one of her favorite Copic colors for doing that and also used a very light blue green Spectrum Noir marker for the leaves.

Next I worked to really sharpen my pencils to a very sharp point and tried to use a lighter hand with my shading (still need more work on both).  I tried to be fearless and just let myself color.

I combined pinks and purples for the blooms ... and blues and greens for the leaves.

This stamp set has two sentiments that fit perfectly inside the wreath to produce a 4 1/4" square card ... perfect to pop in the mail to let someone know they are on my mind.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Vintage Lighthouse

Hello fellow stampers!

Everywhere I turn, I see nautical cards, household decor, etc.  I'm feeling extra nautical this summer because my husband bought a cruising boat this summer, so much of my free time is spent at the marina on the boat.

It's extra fun working on nautical cards, now that I have a boat, and there is no lack of nautical images at Technique Junkies.

Here I used Ropes on my background, coloured in two different colours using my Misti, and Vintage Lighthouse in my foreground.

You can get these, and any other product that is not in the clearance rack, for 10% off with my code TJ10Beth.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for some more inspiration.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Dream Without Fear

Happy Monday!

Sometimes a card comes together really fast and still looks great. This is a good example of that happening. I always have a stack of backgrounds in my stash. This one is watercolored. I had planned to use it for another projects but the colors seemed wrong so I put it away for later use. Well... when I saw the Summer Bouquet image I knew it would be perfect! I stamped in black ink and then added a little shading and the leaves with markers. I finished the card off by adding the Dream Without Fear sentiment. Ta dah! Done. 

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Putting My Foot Down

Hello!  Lynda here with a card for you from one of the July release stamps.
Isn't this Zentangled flamingo adorable?  I thought so.  And it's the perfect verse to go with her!

I used the TJ stamp Foot Down.  I stamped it onto white card stock, and colored her with markers.  I cut along the right side, following the contour of the image.  On another white piece of card stock, I stamped it again, onto light blue card stock.  I brushed on some blue ink along the edge where the words are.

I added the cut-out panel to the blue panel along the left edge.  I used foam tape to give it dimension.  I added the whole shebang to a pink glitter panel, and added that to an A2 card.



For the inside, I stamped the Flamingo SD890 stamp, twice.  I added some pink ink with a brush.

Have you had a chance to check out this fabulous release at Technique Junkies?  If not, you can find all the stamps HERE.   The release post with all the designer's links is on the IO blog HERE.

I hope you enjoyed my card, and were inspired.  Don't forget, use my code, TJ10Lynda, to receive your 10% discount on your entire Technique Junkies order! 

Thanks for stopping by the Technique Junkies blog today!


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Summer Bouquet

Hello everyone!
It's Ceal, here to share a card with you today using this gorgeous Summer Bouquet stamp from our July release.  To save 10% on this stamp and your entire order from Technique Junkies Stamps just use my code TJ10Ceal at the checkout.

To create this card I used the no line coloring technique. I started with a top folding white card base and created the background by using a stencil.
I stamped the  Summer Bouquet on a piece of white card stock using Gina K Warm Glow Amalgam ink and colored it using Copic markers. The warm glow ink fades away as you color giving it a no line appearance.
To finish the card I cut the floral bouquet out using the Scan N Cut and then popped it on the card front using foam tape. 

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Summer Bouquet

Hello friends!!
Hope you all are having a fantastic day!
Summer is here and flowers are everywhere, I love flowers everywhere, lol, but this year I didn't plant as many as I wanted, I am saving my seeds and planning better things for next year.

Talking about flowers, don't you love this gorgeous image just release?!
This is "Summer Bouquet" and perfect for coloring if you like to do so or just great done using embossing powders.

Stamp Summer Bouquet on white cardstock in Black Ink, color image with markers.
I used Spectrum Noir.
Fussy cut image.
Create a background with a stencil and purple ink.
Cut a piece of vellum and adhere it to card front, then add the Summer Bouquet with foam adhesive.
Color center of flowers with Gold marker from Ember Glow Set.
Embellish card with Nuvo drops.

Remember you can save 10% on your order using my code TJ10 Giovana
Hope you like it!
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Stamp a Bookmark!

As soon as I saw the new Sailing Panel (SD902) stamp, I knew I wanted to create a bookmark with it. I've been reading a lot lately and always have some ugly scrap of paper or receipt marking my place. Why not make a beautiful bookmark, I asked myself. So, I did. And I love it.

I started with a premade white tag. After stamping the image in a light blue ink, I trimmed down the panel to a good size for a bookmark. I add a little color to the water and boat sails with colored pencil. A pop of red was added using a Nuvo Glitter Marker. I also used a Glitter Marker to edge and add a sparkly border to the tag. The sentiment was stamped in a darker blue ink with the Beautiful Ride (SDX091) stamp.

I love the simple elegance of this stamp combo. Every time I pause my reading, I can now do it with a beautiful piece of art.

Would you like to save 10% off your Technique Junkies order? I can help you! Simply add the code below at checkout and your discount will be applied (no expiration date!).

Hope you found a little inspiration today! 

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Foot Down

 Hello to my fellow Junkies. Kia here with you today and I am putting my "Foot Down." Or I should say this fun zen Flamingo is putting her foot down.
We painted a Flamingo in my watercolour class that I attend and we used a lot of different colours to achieve our final results. I liked mine so much I framed it for my living room. 
 I wanted to do a Distress Oxide background, so I took my cue from that class. I used 6 colours for this background. Pinks, Corals, and a bit of Marmalade, building the colour as I went along.
 Once I was finished the colour and dried the piece I die cut using my Deckled Rectangle die. I added a few splatters, then added Nuvo Shimmering Pen in Midas Touch to the Flamingo's body, neck and beak, along with more splatters.

To finish up I added black fun foam to the back of my panel, attaching using Scorpal tape. 

This is a video of my process:

I hope you have enjoyed this card and thank you for joining us today here at Technique Junkies.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Be Strong!

This great stamp  Strong, Brave, and Humble is part of the Technique Junkies Stamps new release for July.   The focal image is colored with my Copic markers.  

The background was created with the Opalite Smoosh technique from the Technique Junkie newsletter.

Please remember that all of the new releases for Technique Junkies stamps are on sale for 15% off -- there is an automatic discount when you check out through July 8.   And this is the last day to get this discount!
And you can stack the savings by using my personal code TJ10Judy and get another 10% off. What a deal!

Have a stampalicious day and get inky!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Sailing in Shimmering Bliss

Hello, summer Saturday, crafters! Today I'm here with a breezy card for a sunny day on the sea. If you haven't already gone through the new release celebration, you can check out a video over on yesterday's post from Pat and see the full collection on the website!

The July release is automatically 15% off through July 8th, 2019. 
Simply add them to your shopping cart.
Shop today with an additional 10% discount!
Use code TJ10Janelle at checkout.

Today's card is a splash of shimmering color like the sun reflecting on warm sea waters. Take Lapis Lazuli and Miami Vice Shimmering Bliss and spray in a random pattern on white cardstock. Take the spray nozzle off of the Vivid Volt Shimmering Bliss bottle and use it to drop shimmering bliss liquid across the sprayed cardstock. Let dry, cut to size, and adhere to a colorful card base.

Stamp Sailing Panel on white cardstock and color as desired. I used alcohol markers for mine. Trim down to fit the card and adhere. Add little details with a white paint pen, black waterproof pen, and some enamel dots.

That's it for my project! Enjoy some crafting time this weekend and come back tomorrow for more inspiration!

Remember to shop with an additional 10% off today
with code TJ10Janelle at checkout!

See more Technique Junkies projects on my blog at Rain Puddles Design!

Friday, July 5, 2019

July 2019 New Release - Artwork Video

We just released the  July 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!

All of the July 2019 New Stamps are 15% of through July 8th, 2019. Simply add them to your shopping cart and the discount will be applied automatically.

The video below is a compilation of the Technique Junkies Design Team's artwork using the new July stamps. Ready for inspiration?

Here is  the video:

Technique Junkies July 2019 New Stamp Release
Technique Junkies July 2019 New Stamp Release
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Just Keep Swimming

Hey all! Jessie here with you today sharing a sweet little Clean and Simple card featuring Just Keep Swimming!

I did some simple watercolouring with my Schminke watercolours. Making all the fish a different colour! I am in love with this stamp. It might be my favorite from this month's release... but that will probably change next week! 

You can save 10% by using my code TJ10Jessie!