Thursday, January 31, 2019

Hugs and Kisses

Hello friends!
Giovana here today with a Valentine card, love is in the air and I think this card is just perfect for the occasion.
For this card I used Love Overlay Background and the new Hugs and Kisses stamp.

Using your Misti, stamp Love Overlay Background on watercolor paper in Versamark Watermark Ink, add white embossing powder and heat set.
Die-cut panel or trim it to 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".
Stamp Hugs and Kisses on vellum paper in Versamark Watermark, then add Gold embossing powder and heat set it. Add behind the vellum a piece of Stick It, then die-cut it with circle dies.
Add background and sentiment to a pink card base.
Embellish card with a red scallop piece, a paper flower that was previously misted with Gold Shimmering Bliss Topper.
Add pearls.

Card size A2.

Here you can see the gold shimmery flower, so pretty!!

Remember you can get all these products HERE.
You can use my discount code TJ10 Giovana to get a 10% discount in all these products!

Plus, today is the last day to take advantage of the Love Sale!!!
All the products in the Love Category have an instant 20% discount, use my code and add an extra 10%!! YAY!!

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Cats and More Cats

This week I had fun playing with cats.  I wanted to try some unexpected ink and paper combinations with these fun Hipster Cats.

Remember, you can use my code TJ10Stephanie for 10% off your entire purchase at the Technique Junkies Store.

I started by stamping the Hipster Cats in Black Jack ink on a piece of hand-marbled paper I had made.

Those Hipster Cats are so fun in their glasses & bow ties.  I added a bit more of the marbled paper to frame the sentiment Cats and More Cats.

Next I stamped the Hipster Cats in Versafine Clair Twilight Ink on lavender cardstock.

This one I paired  with the Genius and Crazy Sentiment and a scrap of the hand-marbled paper.

The final group of Hipster Cats was stamped in Flirty Fuchsia on the same lavender cardstock.  I added some striped washi tape, pearls and a wrap of twine to these fun purple cats together with the Cats and More Cats Sentiment.

Hopefully you'll look at your background stamp collection differently and try some fun and unexpected paper and ink combinations.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


Hi there TJ fans!  I have a Valentine for you.  

The Technique Junkies Stamps I used to create this card were "French Sentiments Set of 4" , from the January 2019 Release  and  for the background, this awesome stamp, "Ornate Swirls" .   

{Enabler alert!!!  You get a 10% discount on these stamps and your full order by using my personal discount code TJ10CHERI.  Easy peasy!!!! }

To create this card, I  used my MISTI and first stamped the "Ornate Swirls"  on a cream colored card stock layer with a combination of Distress Oxide Inks.  I was looking for a deep rose.  After stamping in the "rose" combination, I then stamped again using a brown color Distress Oxide Ink creating the vintage look I was going for. 

On another cream panel I heat embossed the word Je t'aime, from the French Sentiment Set of 4 with a cream embossing powder and inked over it with the same ink combination of colors.  When dry, I used some older heart dies and cut the sentiment out as well as a scalloped heart to place behind it. 

I hope you found some inspiration here today.  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget your discount on any and all Technique Junkies Stamps using my discount code!  

Monday, January 28, 2019

Never Tried Before

I used three Technique Junkies stamps in making this card:

I stamped both images on white card and the spritzed with vagarious colors of Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss spray.  I only stamped a small section of the Flatware stamp.

I stamped the sentiment on the dark yellow card stock and heat embossed the sentiment.

Please remember to look at the two clearance sale items - mounted and unmounted on cling foam.
Do you want to save 10% on your order?  Then please use my code TJ10Judy when you check out.

Have a terrific day - and get inky!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Joy In Your Journey

As January heads into it's last week, and I reflect on this first month of the new year, I realize that I did not make any new year's resolutions.  I don't usually, as I find them difficult to keep.  I really just strive to be the best version of myself.  If I do that, then everything else falls into place somehow.  I am just relaxing, and finding joy in my journey.

For my card, I used Technique Junkies stamp Joy In Your Journey.

I inked the stamp with distress ink, and stamped it onto pale green card stock, then cut it out and mounted it to a blue panel.  I wrapped some gold fiber around it, and added some pearl accents.  I colored the white pearls with my gold Krylon pen.
On a panel of white card stock, I ran a green distress oxide pad down and across the panel.  I repeated this with a blue distress oxide pad.  I love the background this technique creates.  I added the panel to an A2 card front, then mounted my main image panel to it with foam tape for dimension.

As this month comes to a close, how are you finding your new year going?  Are you finding joy in your journey?  Hopefully it is going well for you, and as expected.  

I hope you found inspiration in my card.  For a 10% discount on your Technique Junkies order, just use my code, TJ10Lynda.  


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Valentine cards

Happy Saturday Technique Junkies! 
It's Ceal here. Valentines is right around the corner so I am here to share a couple of cards with you. 
Remember you can save 10% off your order by using my code TJ10Ceal

My first sample uses the Paris Postmarks background stamp and the You Are so Loved sentiment
I started with a white top folding card base and a piece of white cardstock, cut down with a postage stamp die. To create the background, I blended Victorian Velvet distress oxide and then stamped the background using VersaMark ink and embossed it using Rose Gold embossing powder. I also embossed the greeting in rose gold as well. 

My next sample uses the Hugs and Kisses sentiment and the Scribble Roses stencil. To create this card I started with a white top folding card base and a white panel cut down a quarter of an inch smaller. I stamped the sentiment in the center and then used a mask to cover it while I used the stencil around the parameter. To finish the card I die cut some hearts out and ink blended behind he negative space. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Fun with Snowflakes

I was thinking to myself that I was over this winter and snow stuff. I was wrong! With all the newly fallen snow outside, I was motivated to bring out my snowflake stash one more time to create a couple of fun wreath-style snowflake cards.

I've been wanting to do some cards in this style for some time now, so I decided to make a template using my Silhouette Cameo. I cut it out of heavy duty cardboard (it took a LOT of passes, lol!) but it turned out perfect!  I selected some snowflake stamp sets (listed below) and my ink colors, and stamped a couple of snowy cards. 

If you are wondering how this came about, I placed the template in the stamp positioner and placed my first stamp. I stamped it, turned the cardstock, stamped again, turned the cardstock, stamped, etc.

After I completed the first "circle", I selected the next stamp and positioned it where I wanted it. Then began stamping and turning to complete that pattern. I repeated the process with the other stamps.

Once the wreath was completed, I added some beautiful shimmer using Shimmering Bliss (Iridescent). I matted the panel and attached it to a card base. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of cardstock and trimmed it down with a tail. That was then attached with foam tape and some jewel elements were added for extra sparkle. Just look at the shine on this card!

The next card was basically completed in the same manner.

For the snowflake in the center, I stamped off on a scrap piece of paper, then stamped on the cardstock, which gave it a lighter, more background feel so it didn't overpower the sentiment. You can really see the shimmer on this close-up!

I used four stamp sets on these cards:

    Snowflakes, Set of 9 (SS098)

    I also used Shimmering Bliss in Iridescent to give the cards their beautiful shimmer.

    The other supplies used included: Cardstock; Foam Tape; Memento Ink (Love Letter, Bahama Blue, Teal Zeal, Summer Sky); Versamark Ink; White Embossing Powder; and Little Things By Lucy's Cards (Mermaid, Ice Cube Mix); Homemade Template made with Silhouette Cameo; Stamping Platform.

    I hope you're not too sick of the snow to get out your snowflakes and play! If you like the TJ supplies listed here, you can save 10% on your order by entering the code below at checkout!
    Til next time,
    Keepin' it inky!

    Monday, January 21, 2019

    You Stole My Heart

    Happy Monday!

    Pretty sure everyone has figured out I'm an animal lover by now. Dogs, cats, chickens and ducks live with me (well, not all in the house). I'm also a lover of animal stamps and today's card features a favorite. How can you go wrong with a cute puppy stamp? 

    My card uses You Stole my Heart and a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called Cute Love. I think they are just a perfect pairing! Don't forget if you are ordering today you can get 10% off by using the code TJ10Jeanne at Technique Junkies

    Here is a closer look.

    Hope you enjoyed my project!

    Sunday, January 20, 2019

    Warm and Cozy

    Good Morning!!!

    I hope you are all enjoying a nice weekend. Here in Kingston, we are having our first official "real" winter storm. It has been snowing since yesterday with a temperature of -18c. That truly is an anomaly because normally it won't snow at that temperature. That being said, we are warm and cozy at home with our two fireplaces blazing.

    This card is quite appropriate for a blustery winter day isn't it?
    This set is called Happy Winter Wishes

    I coloured the image with copics as I wanted some Brightness~~~~

    Hope you stay warm and cozy today

    If you want to save a little on your purchase at TJ stamps, you can use my code:


    Happy Stamping!


    Saturday, January 19, 2019

    Not My Circus

    Happy Saturday, Technique Junkies! It's Janelle here today with a burst of Shimmering Bliss for a circus and monkey card!

    Have some fun shopping today with
    10% at the Technique Junkies store!
    Use code TJ10Janelle at checkout!

    When I saw the Not My Circus stamp I thought shimmering sunburst of color, so that was my inspiration for this card. Grab your Shimmering Bliss Sprays and let's have some fun making a sunburst of color for Not My Circus stamp!

    For the colors on the sunburst, I used Shimmering Bliss Sprays in Thulian Pink, Imperial Yellow, and Miami Vice.

    My method for creating the sunburst was to quickly spray three 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch white cardstock with each Shimmering Bliss Sprays and then stack them before cutting them. Color side down mark around the edges halfway on each side, top, and bottom, then the sides once more so there are four bursts. The top and bottom get the same done, but you'll notice that I was in another universe when I measured mine and made six sunbursts! On a white cardstock score across the center horizontally and vertically at 2-1/8 inch and 2-3/4 inch. This will help you glue from the exact center for your card. Start gluing each piece from one of the scored lines and go around until they are all glued on. You will have extras to make another card, too!

    I colored Not My Circus with colored pencils that were close in hue to the sprays and then used an oval die cut for a fun focal shape. Pop it up with adhesive foam, That's it!

    Remember, all of the stamps in the LOVE Category are on sale for 20% off now through January 31st! No code needed!

    And shop with code TJ10Janelle at checkout for 10% off! Happy shopping!

    Check out my other Technique Junkies projects on my blog at Rain Puddles Design.

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    TJ Inkspirations: Love on Sale!

    I don't have a video for you today, since I am off to Creativation (formerly CHA) this week. I hope to come home with some new products, new ideas, and lots of inspiration to share in the coming year.

    I DO have a sale for you, though. All of the stamps in the LOVE Category are on sale for 20% off now through January 31st, so that you can stock up on Valentine stamps in plenty of time. Just add them to your shopping cart and they will be discounted automatically.
    Make sure to check out the Technique Junkies Facebook group for fun photos from the show floor!

    You Stole My Heart
    Hugs ad Kisses by Jeanne Streiff
    I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

    Pat Huntoon
    Technique Junkies LLC 

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

    My Sister, My Friend

    Hello friends! 

    Hope you all are having a great day!
    Today I want to share with you this beautiful Caladiums image!!

    Here are the details:
    * Stamp the Caladiums on white cardstock in Black ink, color image with markers and pencils.
    * Die-cut panel, then spray Dazzle Shimmering Bliss Topper, set aside to dry.
    * Stamp sentiment "My Sister, My Friend" on gray cardstock in purple ink, adhere to panel, tie ribbon around.
    * Die-cut a panel in bright pink and adhere it behind stamped panel.
    * Adhere panel to a white card base, size A2 card.
    Embellish with white rhubarb nuvo drops.

    Here you can see the how shimmery the panel is.

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

    Hope you like it.
    Have a fantastic day!

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    Glitter Tape Fun

    I won't lie ... I'm a bit of a glitter-phobe (okay more than *a bit*).  I can't stand finding little bits of sparkle all over my clothes & my home ... which is why I'm a fan of the new Glitter Tape at Technique Junkies.

    No stray glitter ... just a stripe of super-glittery goodness that all stays on your card (where it belongs).

    Remember, you can use my code TJ10Stephanie for 10% off the entire store (including this fun Glitter Tape).

    I like using my MISTI to apply glitter tape.  It's easy to remove the overlap from the mouse pad or the glass surface ... and the grid lines help me line things up.  The Glitter Tape is forgiving like washi tape ... so if you need to re-position, it's super-easy.

    This is the beautiful Olive Green.  I attached four equally-spaced horizontal strips to frame my image Faith Family Farming image ... the perfect touch of sparkle that even works for a masculine design.

    I also like attaching the Glitter Tape diagonally ... this is the gorgeous Copper Tape.

    I trimmed down my panel to frame some fun Why Fit In Giraffes (the 2nd guy is photo-bombing).

    I couldn't resist adding some googly eyes to the Why Fit In Giraffes.

    Love those fun little guys. 

    If you're a glitter-phobe like me (or even if you're not) can't wait to see what you create with the fun selection of Glitter Tape in the store.