Saturday, November 30, 2019

Inventory Reduction: Up to 45% off over 350 Selected Stamps!

WOW! Our Amazing Inventory Reduction Sale!
[35% OFF]

Take another 10% off by using any of the TJ Design Team Coupon Codes. What a wonderful way to say "Thank You" to the TJ Designers for their inspiration this year,
PLUS get the additional 10% discount.
The total discount amount on the sale items is a whopping 45%!
How to redeem…
• Select items in the Inventory Reduction Category - they will be discounted automatically in your shopping cart
• Grab a discount code from one of the TJ Designer Blogs (below)
• Apply the code at checkout to save an additional 10% off!
When a Designer's code is used, they will receive a bonus! Please use a code from one of the designer who have inspired you this year!

The 2019 TJ Design Team
Jan Tink

Winter is warmer Together

Hello Technique Junkies!
It's Ceal, hee to share a card with you today featuring the Let's chill set. You can save 10% on this set and your entire order by using my code TJ10Ceal

The penguins in this set are super cute and it has some fabulous sentiments as well. 
To create my card I started with a Blue Raspberry card base and a panel of design paper. I stamped the image on a  seperate piece of white card stock and colored it using Copic markers. I used the stitched ovals from Gina K and cut the stamped panel and a panel of the Blue Raspberry to mat it and attached the to the front of the card using foam dots

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Beautiful Bare Trees

I have been playing around A LOT with the Bare Tree Duo Stamp. This Christmas version has me all googley-eyed. The q-tip stippling I did created a bokeh-ish effect which makes this card very unique.

If you follow my blog (, you may have seen this stamp used not too long ago with a very different result. (You can see all the details HERE.)

Hard to believe both of these cards were created with the SAME stamp! Can you see why I love it so? I already have lots of ideas for spring, summer and a few other occasions.

But back to the Christmas version.

You can see in this photo the supplies I used to create the card.

(As an aside, I store all of my stamps in CD cases. I trim down the cover and name and attach it to the inside cover. All my cases are purchased hubless so the stamps fit very well in them, even the background stamps. For larger sets, I used hubless DVD cases. I attach a label to the end and store them on a CD storage shelf. It's enormous...holds 1,080 CDs and I hope to have every shelf filled before I die! She who dies with the most craft supplies wins! lol)

This card was extremely easy to create, although you wouldn't guess by looking at it. This is how I created it...

✱  I began with an A2 card base I created from 110# gray cardstock. I added a hand-drawn border using a Kaisercraft Metallic Gel Pen. (I love the big has metallics, pastels, neons and glitter - 48 in all.)

✱ On the same CS I used for the base, I stamped the image with Espresso Beans Memento Ink. I liked the look of the brown on gray tones.

✱ Using a bundle of q-tips that I rubber-banded together, I inked and stamped in a stippling motion all over the tree and ground area with Platinum Brilliance Ink.

✱  I trimmed down the piece and added a glittered edge to it with a Nuvo Glitter Marker in Urban Graphite (one of my favorite colors in the collection!)  I like adding a border like this on the edge of the panel to make it really stand out.  I added foam tape to the back and attached it to the card base.

✱  For the sentiment, I stamped in Memento Ink one of the phrases from the Victorian Greetings Set of 6.  I trimmed down the panel and attached it using foam tape.

This card has shimmer and dimension, and the nearly tone-on-tone look with a bokeh feel will have this one standing out on someone's mantel.

I sure hope you found some inspiration today and are having fun making your holiday greeting cards. If you like the products I've used, you can save 10% on everything in the Technique Junkies' store by simply adding my special code when you check out.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Monday, November 25, 2019

Angels Declared

Although the 30 Days of Christmas is over  I still have several Christmas cards to show you.  This is actually a flap card.  the bottom of the angel panel lifts up and the greeting is underneath,

I used The Greatest Story and All is Calm.  Both were heat embossed.

You can use my personal coupon TJ10Judy and get  10% off of your entire order. 

Have a terrific day and get inky!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Christmas Sled

Hi TJ friends!  It's Holly posting today, and I have another watercolored card to share with you.  This time, I've stamped the Wreath Sled with Pinecone Versafine Clair ink onto some cold press watercolor paper.  I watercolored this with Daniel Smith paints and let this dry.  The red berries in the wreath have a tiny touch of glitter because I added some glittery Ruby Slippers Nuvo drops.  

Are you ready for Christmas?  There are a bunch of wonderful Christmas stamps at Technique Junkies so go check them out.  You've still got time to get those Christmas cards created and mailed!  

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Stencilled Thanksgiving

Happy Saturday!

I have a quick and easy Thanksgiving card to share today using Happy Thanksgiving and the Skeleton Leaf Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs

Use code TJ10Jeanne for 10% off at Technique Junkies!

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Friday, November 22, 2019

The 30th Day of Christmas -- and a tutorial

Today is the last day of the 30 Days of Christmas, and as such, I have the final card. I hope you have enjoyed the artwork this month.

A quick video will be posted later this weekend showing you how to do the technique.  I am having technical difficulties and and working through them right now : )

Keep in mind that all Christmas stamps are 20% off through the end of today, Friday, November 22. 2019.  Hurry and get your favorites before the sale ends! Simply add them to your shopping cart and the discount will be applied automatically.

Ready for inspiration?  

The technique used is called Multi-embossing with a stencil. I used the Poinsettias Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs (available HERE) to make these cards:

Multi-Colored Embossing on Black

Multi-Colored Embossing on White

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

“Day 29 of the Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas”

Hello friends!
Giovana here today on Day 29 of Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas!! 
For this project I used Seasons Greeting Set of 6.
Super simple and easy to mass produce.

Cut a piece of white cardstock 3.75" x 5"
Stamp Sentiment in red ink.
Stamp Pine bough in green and light brown ink around all edges.
Blend Tea ink on all edges.
Cut a couple of thin stripes of red metallic cardstock and adhere them to panel.
Embellish with white Nuvo drops.

All Christmas stamps have an instant 20% off during the 30 days of Christmas.
Use my code to get an extra 10% discount in your order.

Hope you like it
Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Day 28 of Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas

I've been having fun with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags ... so today I'm combining that inspiration with the 30 Days of Christmas at Technique Junkies.

Remember, all Christmas stamps are 20% off (and you can use my discount code TJ10Stephanie for another 10% off your order).

I started with a tag inspired by this lovely tag by Tracey McNeely's Tag from Day 12.  I liked the stamped background and the contrast of the red with the neutral background.

For my reindeer background, I used Reindeer Names stamped in red on ivory cardstock. and then die cut it with a Tag Die.

The tiny sentiment is from a set called Santa Says.  Instead of gold cord, I used gold ribbon to tie a bow around the red ribbon.

For the second tag, I took my inspiration from this lovely tag from Day 11 by talented Tracey.

I stamped the smaller poinsettia from Technique Junkies Poinsettias (set of 4) three times in red ink on white cardstock. Then I detail cut each flower and attached them to the top of my tag.  Since I didn't color my blooms, I used a red tag to get similar contrast to my inspiration tag.

I added a sentiment from Technique Junkies Victorian Greetings and a few white enamel dots.

Hopefully I've inspired you to use your Technique Junkies stamps for some fun Christmas tags.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Day 27 of Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas


Today is Day 27 of our annual 30 Days of Christmas event!

All of the stamps in the Christmas Category on the Technique Junkies website are 20% off from October 24, 2019, through Friday November 22. To celebrate, the Technique Junkies Design Team will be posting Christmas and Holiday cards every day to inspire your creativity. No code needed - discount will apply automatically 

Add the code TJ10Beth for an additional 10% off at Technique Junkies!

You can start shopping now, HERE.
I love making Pop Up Boxes.  They add a touch of surprise to the recipient when they open this collapseable card.   

My sentiment is called Happy in my Holidays.  I work with a girl who wanted this sentiment on this card that I made for her boyfriend.

The sides of my card are decorated with the Poinsettias stamp.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 18, 2019

Day 26 of Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas!

Today is Day 26 of our annual 30 Days of Christmas event!

All of the stamps in the Christmas Category on the Technique Junkies website are 20% off from October 24, 2019, through Friday November 22. To celebrate, the Technique Junkies Design Team will be posting Christmas and Holiday cards every day to inspire your creativity. No code needed - discount will apply automatically 

Add the code TJ10Jeanne for an additional 10% off at Technique Junkies!

You can start shopping now, HERE.

My card uses Cold Noses


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

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Day 25 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Hello!  Lynda Joy here, with some Christmas cheer for Day 25 of the Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas.  

My card today features the Perfect Blend SD9062 stamp....

I simply stamped the image onto recycled bristol vellum card stock, and colored it with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils.  

I added some chalk pastel with a makeup cotton ball to the background, and some shimmer in and around the mug with watered down Perfect Pearls.

I hope you are enjoying our 30 Days of Christmas feature here on the TJ blog, and have found some inspiration for making your holiday cards.

Remember, all Christmas stamps are 20% off through Friday, November 22nd.  Just add them to your cart for your discount to be applied automatically.  AND, you get an additional 10% off when you use my code, TJ10Lynda!