Sunday, June 30, 2019

Flourished Floral

Hello lovely peeps!  Lynda Joy here, with a card for your inspiration.
Stamps:  Flourished Floral
              In My Prayers

I love the look of white embossing on kraft card stock.  It really pops out, don't you think?  

I white embossed the Flourished Floral image onto the kraft, then stamped it again onto watercolor paper.  I water colored the flower, and fussy-cut it, adding it to the embossed panel with foam tape.

I stamped the In My Prayers verse onto a piece of patterned paper, added the strip to white, then attached it with foam tape, as well.  I used a marker to color the berries.

I added the panel onto a piece of the same patterned paper, then onto an A2 card front.


I hope you like my card, and were inspired to create something today.   To get this stamp, or anything else at the Technique Junkies store, just use my code, TJ10Lynda, for a 10% discount on your entire purchase! 

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the July Stamp Release Celebration, right here at Technique Junkies!  All the designers have been working hard to bring you lots of summer inspiration!


Saturday, June 29, 2019


Hello Junkies!
It's Ceal here to share with you a card I made using this beautiful Hydrangea stamp from our June release. You can save 10% on this stamp and your entire order by using my code TJ10Ceal
I am currently at at Junkiefest and I hope that this post makes it to the blog.
To create this card I stamped the image using black hybrid ink and then colored it using Copic markers 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Why Fit In?

I love watercolouring cards! I pulled out a yellow, orange a brown to paint up the fun giraffe, then a blue to give him a bit of a loose messy background to be standing in.

The Why Fit In set is absolutely perfect for reminding yourself you are not suppose to be like everyone else!

You can take 10% off your order over at Technique Junkies store using my code TJ10Jessie 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Beach Day

Are you dreaming of a beach day? I always want to be on the beach! Here is a beachy card to help you dream. It features Underwater Borders Set of 3 (SS107) and Beach Day (SDX071).

I stamped the image on an A2 card base using Versamark and white embossing powder. I then brushed on Distressed Oxide Ink (Peacock Feathers). I faded out the ink about 2/3 the way to the top. I added a piece of washi tape then embossed the sentiment on that and added some random Nuvo Dew Drops to the top to finish off the card.

I love this border set. There are three beautiful scenes included.

So if you're dreaming of making some beachy cards, this is definitely the set for you. You can even save 10% on your TJ order by entering the code TJ10Ro at checkout! 

Hope you found a little inspiration today!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Beautiful Hydrangeas

Hello all, Kia back with you today.
I wanted to watercolour this beautiful Hydrangea image for my post today, and decided I would use my watercolour palette.

 I started by stamping the image using my mini Misti and Ranger Archival ink in Jet Black on watercolour paper. 

My personal watercolour palette holds a mix of different brands. I pick my choices by the colour, not the brand, so I have Winsor Newton, Schmincke, DaVinci and Daniel Smith. 

The leaves are done using Sch Cad Yellow Lt, WN Sap Green, Sch May Green and DS Green Apatite. For the soil I used WN Raw Sienna and Burnt Umber. The flowers are done using DS Lemon Yellow, touches of DaVinci Leaf Green and DS Quinacridone Pink. I finished up by adding a bit of Nuvo Shimmer Midas Touch to the flowers.
I had a nice lazy couple of hours painting this. I have several layers of watercolour, and I like to let the paint dry naturally, so it takes some time. To finish I added my panel to a green card base matted with black, then using the Life is Beautiful stamp I heat embossed using white embossing powder in black card stock. I attached it to the card front using foam squares. 

Thank you for joining me today.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Puppy Love

Happy Monday!

 I have a quick and easy project to share today using Eat, Play, Love and a background made with Shimmering Bliss and a stencil. 

I made the background by spraying Shimmering Bliss (Dragon's Blood) through the stencil (A Colorful Life Designs Scooped Triangles). I used my MISTI to stamp Eat, Play, Love on another panel and colored in the heart. 

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!

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Splash into Summer!

Hello weekend crafters! It's Janelle here today to share a couple of card ideas! One is sure to make a splash in your creative pool with techniques to turn a partially stamped image into a background that will make you see mermaid treasures! And another card that is clean and simple but has a bold and brave statement!

Shop today with a 10% discount!
Enter code TJ10Janelle during checkout!

It's age or distractions, or both, but I do find I either get a perfect stamped image and immediately smudge it or a partially stamped image even when I use a stamp positioner! So with the increasing amount of unusable stamped images on my work table, I needed to get creative on how to use them.  Take a look to the left of the dolphin, and you'll see proof that I've found a way to use up my mistakes!

Stamp the image some more and don't worry about not getting it all perfectly stamped (I forgot to snap a photo so just image a letter size sheet stamped repeatedly with the Nautical Doodles stamp.)

I did a bookbinder technique called Paste Paper to get a fun wavy look, but it could also be done with colored (blue paste in the photo below) ink on the Whitecaps stamp.

Then use Shimmering Bliss Spray in Lapis Lazuli, Miami Vice, and Mardi Gras. Use a piece of paper or sticky note to make a horizon and spray the bottom third of the paper with Lapis Lazuli and Mardi Gras for the ocean.

Use the mask again to cover the Shimmering Bliss ocean and sponge white paint thinly from the horizon towards the top of the paper.

Color a stamped Dolphin on white cardstock and trim around the image. Glue at the horizon and then add white pen lines for highlights on the dolphin and ocean water. Stamp the Make A Splash sentiment and glue onto a card base!

I promised a second card, and here it is to support our troops! Take a look at this clean and simple Brave Hearts card that pops with patriotic colors!

Use water-based markers to color the heart flag and ink up the sentiment in black. Stamp using a positioner tool because the heart flag may need to be stamped a couple of times. That's it!

Have a wonderful weekend and remember to use code TJ10Janelle during checkout for a 10% discount!

Friday, June 21, 2019

TJ Inkspirations: Diamonds Technique Kit

The more I play with the Aladine IZINK Diamonds, the more I love them. I can't help sharing their glittery goodness with you.

Today I have a video that has a corresponding Technique kit, using the Diamonds on a sweet little canvas tote. You can watch the video, then get all the supplies in the kit with a nice discount, and make your own.

Here is the kit for the video today:

All of these items will help you make these bags:

Aren't they cute? So easy to do, too.  Here is the How-To video:

IZINK Diamonds Canvas Bag Technique Kit
IZINK Diamonds Canvas Bag Technique Kit
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Eat. Play. Love

Hello friends!!
Giovana here today with a puppy card!!
I am a dog person, I don't dislike cats, but I prefer dogs {wink, wink}
In Peru I had dogs, after moving to America I left my dog with my dad, he lived 17 long years!
After 15 years of no dog around, we got a very energetic boy, he is only  a year old, sometimes gives me more work than a toddler, lol, but he is my company every day.

His name is Milo Jack.

Anyways, here is the card I created for you.
I think the "eat, play, love" statement is very accurate, I would add sleep too, lol

Stamp the Eat, Play, Love on white cardstock in Brown Ink, then add clear embossing powder and heat set. Die-cut it using a tag die.
Blend the panel with Distress Oxide Ink, then mist the panel with Festive Flamingo Shimmering Bliss and Gold Shimmering Bliss Topper.
Stamp Paw Prints Background on a piece of Kraft cardstock in Versamark Watermark Ink, then add White embossing powder and heat set.
Stamp the cute puppies from All Shapes stamp, color the little one and fussy cut them.
Add panels to a white card base.

 Use my TJ10Giovana code to get a 10% on your order
Hope you like my card
Have a wonderful day

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Groovy Christmas

When I saw the current Fusion Card Challenge, I knew I had the perfect stamps in my Technique Junkies Stash.

I pulled out my Groovy Christmas and stamped it in Nocturne Ink on watercolor paper and clear embossed.  Then I painted a watercolor rainbow for an abstract look using the colors from the Bus.

I wanted to add some of the swirly effect from the Inspiration Photo, so I added stenciled corners using the Lace Doily Stencil to give it more of that Boho feel.

Love this groovy design for one of my holiday cards.

Remember, you get 10% off your entire order using my discount code TJ10Stephanie.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Alcohol Ink Splash

The background for this card was created on glossy card stock dripped with alcohol inks and moved around by using a tool to blow air to push the alcohol inks around.

I used Vintage Lighthouse and Make a Splash to create this card.   Both stamps are Technique Junkies June release stamps.  I colored the lighthouse with my Copic markers.

You can take 10% off using my personal code TJ10Judy on anything in the Technique Junkies web store.  Go shopping!!

Have a great day and get inky!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Sunday Underwater Scene

A lovely Sunday morning to you!  Lynda Joy here on the TJ blog.  It's my turn to post on the blog today.  I have a card made from one of our June release stamps, Underwater Borders SS107.

I kept it a simple, single-layer card.  I Stamped one of the scenes from the Underwater Borders set onto a desert storm A2 card front, using antique linen distress ink.  I used a light ink, as I wanted to color the image in the no-line fashion.

I colored the scene with colored pencils, then hand-lettered the verse onto the card.

Inside, I simply stamped one of the other scenes from this same set of three underwater border scenes onto a panel of blue card stock and attached it to the inside.  I left room for a personal note.
Underwater Borders Stamp Set

I love each of these beautifully drawn scenes, and they are so fun to color.  

You can see another card I had created with the same set on my blog post HERE.    

I hope you are inspired by my card.  If you have not checked out the June stamps yet, you can find them HERE.  

Don't forget, to get a 10% discount on your entire order, just use my code, TJ10Lynda.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Vintage Lighthouse

Hello Junkies! 
It's Ceal, here to share a card with you today using one of our new release stamps, Vintage Lighthouse. You can save 10% on this stamp and your entire order by using my code TJ10Ceal.
To create this card, I started with a top folding Black Onyx card base and a watercolor paper panel. To create the background I used the Miami Vice and the Dolphin Cove Shimmering Bliss sprays. I sprayed them together on my craft mat and the dipped the bottom of the piece of watercolor paper in them. Next I stamped the lighthouse image in black and then used a rectangle die to cut it out and placed it back in using foam tape so it popped up a little. 
I love the look of crashing waves made by the Shimmering Bliss.