Monday, September 30, 2019

Wedding Thank You

Happy Monday!

Wouldn't a set of these make a wonderful wedding gift?

Here are the how to's:

1. Using the MISTI, stamp the Bride with Bouquet in grey ink.
2. Color the bouquet. 
3. Paint an area the size of your sentiment with pink acrylic paint.
 4. Spray back of stencil (A Colorful Life Designs - Many Marvelous Mask Deckle Rectangle) with Pixie Spray.
5. Put the mask over the image and lightly inner sponge edge with grey ink. 
6. Using the MISTI, stamp  Thank you from Bridal Thank You (set of 7) with black ink.
7, Add white Nuvo Drops to the necklace and around sentiment.

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

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Hearts Like Dogs

Good morning, Junkies!  It's Holly posting today.  Did you see this adorable puppy in this month's release?  I love puppies so I just HAD to have this stamp, which is called Hearts Like Dogs.  I stamped it with a gray ink, and then I stamped it again onto a sticky note.  After I cut out the dog on the sticky note, I used it as a mask by sticking it down over my original stamped image.  Then I placed the Circle Mosaic stencil over the masked image and very lightly brushed some gray ink around the sides and the top of the dog.  When I was satisfied with the stenciling, I removed the stencil and the mask and adhered the stamped/stenciled piece to a gray card base.

Did you see the new ink blending brushes in the Technique Junkies store?  They are super soft and they work beautifully to apply ink over stencils.  You can see how my stenciled mosaic fades out on my card.  Those brushes are magical!!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Put On The Hat

Happy Saturday! 

Who's ready for Halloween?

Here are the how to's:

1. Spray back of stencil (A Colorful Life Designs Mosiac Sun) with Pixie Spray.
2. Stencil background with Izink Dye inks (Grenadine and Aurore)
3. Using the MISTI, stamp Put on the Hat with 
4. Using a small paint brush add Cuivre (Copper) Aladine IZINK Diamond Glitter Paint to hat band.

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

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Friday, September 27, 2019

TJ Inkspirations: Nevermore Scary Good Inspiration

Halloween. Most people love it or hate it -- not too many people are ambivalent about it. No matter which camp you are in, I recommend watching today's video - it shows lots of techniques for layering stamps, sprays and stencils for an awesome effect.

I also prepared a Nevermore Stamp and Spray bundle today with a whopping 11 items in it, so if you do want to take a stab at this card, you can get it all at once. The picture for the bundle is below, but you can check it out HERE, too.

Ready, Halloween crafters?

Here is the finished piece from the video: 

Nevermore Spray Bundle


Ready for the video?
Nevermore: Scary Good - Stamped, Sprayed and Stenciled Inspiraton
Nevermore: Scary Good - Stamped, Sprayed and Stenciled Inspiraton

The Nevermore Bundle:

Nevermore Stamp and Spray Bundle

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Stencil Techniques With Distress Inks

Hope is

Hello friends!
Sharing a simple yet beautiful Hope card.

Blend Pink Ink over Rose Cluster Stencil on a piece of white cardstock.
Stamp Ribbon from Walk through the fie stamp in Red Ink.
Stamp sentiment from Hope is stronger in Brown Ink.
Die-cut panel and add a pink panel behind it.
Adhere it to a white card base with foam tape.

Use this code to get a 10% discount!

Hope you like it!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Coffee ... Priceless

My card today is inspired by both the sketch and picture at the current Fusion Card Challenge - Coffee.

I inked-up two of my Technique Junkies Coffee stamps - Cups 'n Mugs and Coffee Barcode (2 must-have stamps if you're a coffee stamp collector like me) - in coffee-colored Versafine Clair Acorn Ink ... remember, you can get 10% off those stamps and anything else you purchase from the Technique Junkies store using my discount code TJ10Stephanie.

I cut the background stamp in half and added the border (inspired by the color of the notebook in the photo) between the pieces and the Coffee Barcode Sentiment mounted on foam tape.

I finished by adding some gold metal circle embellishments to the centers of the flowers on several of the Coffee Cups.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Pumpkins, Pumkins everywhere

Hello stampers!  Fall is in the air and why not make a tribute to the season with an autumn card.  I love pumpkins and in a pie is even better. 

Today I have used Pumpkin and Life is Beautiful.  Unfortunately the sentiment does not show up well in this photo, but in real life it looks terrific.

You can purchase these stamps, or any other product that is not on the clearance rack, at 10% off simply by using the code TJ10Beth.  Who doesn't like to save money? 

What is your favourite part of autumn?  For me it is the cozy sweaters and walking in the park surrounded by trees in full colour. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Watch the Leaves Turn

Leaf Twig is a perfect stamp to pair with Leaves Turn.  Both stamps were with Versamark and heat embossed with detail gold embossing powder.  I used Twinkling H2Os to paint the leaves on the black card stock.

However, you can gain 10% off by using my code - TJ10Judy - when you check out. 

Have a great day and get inky!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Put On The Hat

Happy Sunday!  Lynda Joy here, with some halloween fun.

I created an A2 card from lime green card stock, and brushed some black ink through a web stencil from my stock.  I varied the pressure so it was more intense near the center of the web and faded out lighter at the edges.

I stamped the Put On The Hat image onto orange card stock, then onto purple card stock.  I layered the orange one onto a panel of purple, and added it to the web-covered card front.
I black-embossed the purple one, and fussy-cut it, adding it to the one on the card front with foam tape to give it extra dimension and texture. 

I did a little doodling on the witch hat, which I had stamped in lime green. 

That's it!  Easy-peasy halloween card.  It's supposed to be 85 degrees here today, so it's difficult to think about fall holidays.  But, fall is in the air here in upstate NY.  Color is beginning to show up in the trees, and the geese are honking their way south to warmer climes.  I'm ready for fall, and all the glorious gifts it brings. 

Thanks for reading my post.  You can see my other cards from the Technique Junkies September release HERE. 
As I write this, I have two almost finished winter (gasp!) cards for the October 1st release on my desk.  We can't wait to share the fun new stamps, and hope to see you here for the excitement.  

Use my code, TJ10Lynda, for 10% off your purchases at the Technique Junkies store!


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 

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!

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! 

If you would like to order this stamp (or any others), you can save a cool 10% by entering my special code below. This code never expires and is good on any purchase through Technique Junkies!

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

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!