Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Born to Fish

Well, it's almost January 1st. That means a new release is in store for you tomorrow, so don't forget to come back or visit my blog Sunflowers and Dragonflies.   New release stamps are 25% off and if you use my code, you will receive an additional 10% off.

For today's card, I used Born to Fish.  My husband loves to fish so I thought I would this stamp.  Technique Junkies has so many stamps that fit that special, or just-for-fun, occasion. 

Looking forward to your visit tomorrow.  Happy New Year.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Truly Madly Deeply

Happy Monday!
I have a Valentine card to share today.

I wanted a muted background with a splash of color so I used a pale tan ink on the Valentine Love background stamp. I used my MISTI to restamp after adding light pink (I used a water based marker) on the lips. Next I stamped the Truly Madly Deeply sentiment in red ink. I used a 
paintbrush and water to wet the ink and let it bleed a bit. I added some splatters with the same ink. 
Once dry I used my MISTI to restamp the sentiment again in red.

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

 Valentine Love

S728 Valentine Love

Truly Madly Deeply 

SDX100 Truly Madly Deeply

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Seeds of Today

Happy Sunday!  Lynda Joy here, with a quick and easy card for today's inspiration.  
While I have really enjoyed creating so many holiday cards these past few weeks, I'm ready to get back to some every day stamping.
Technique Junkies stamps:  
Dogwood Blossom 
Seeds of Today 

I chose this lovely little dogwood stamp, and kept my card to two colors to keep it simple.  I inked the stamp in my Misti, using distress minis.  I added the lightest colors first, then gradually built up to the darker shading colors.  I love the Misti for this technique.  

I added some additional color to the flower with pastel pencils, and blended it out with a tortillion.

The verse was stamped with cocoa ink.  I added some distressed edges with distress ink and a brush, then layered it onto a green panel, then onto the card.

That is it!  Easy-peasy.  I hope you are able to find some time to create today.  It feels good to be back in my craft room after all of the holiday festivities.
If you're doing some shopping at the TJ store, don't forget to use my code, TJ10Lynda, to get 10% off your entire purchase. 

Have a very Happy New Year.  Don't forget to join us here for the January 1st release!  Pat has some fabulous new stamps for us!


Saturday, December 28, 2019

Birthday Sunflower

Hello everyone, it's Ceal here to share a card with you today. 
I can't believe Christ has come and gone and now it is time to stock up on birthday cards. 
For my card I used one of my favorites, Single Sunflower along with the Textured Newsprint and Happy Birthday sentiment. You can save 10% on these stamps and your entire order by using my code TJ10Ceal.

To create the card I started with a white top folding card base, a panel of black onyx for the mat, a couple panels of watercolor paper for the image and background. I stamped the Textured Newsprint on the one of the watercolor paper panels and then spritzed it with Dolphin Cove Shimmering Bliss. Next I stamped the Single Sunflower on the other panel of watercolor paper and then stamped the Textured Newsprint on top and colored it using Copic markers. I fussy cut it out and added it to the front of the card and to finish it up I added a birthday greeting. 

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everybody! I have a real quick post for you today. This card features a couple of stamps: a sentiment from the set Victorian Greetings and Bunny Girl.

Both sets are available at Technique Junkies. If you'd like to see all the Christmas Stamps, they are all in one place, simply click:  H E R E

And remember you can always save 10% off your purchases at Technique Junkies by entering the code TJ10Ro at checkout!

We wish you a very Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays to all!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Rose

 Hello all, Kia here with you today to share this beautiful Christmas Rose. I wondered what the Rose would look like with an alcohol ink background, so that is where I went with this card.
On Yupo paper and using Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearl Ink in Intrique, I did a basic background waiting for the ink to become tacky before applying gold foil to random areas. 

I then let the piece dry thoroughly before stamping the Rose using Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black, which took a few passes.
I then attached the piece to my card base and decided not to stamp a sentiment as I think I will use it for a thank you card. When I decide I can always stamp it then.

Thank you for joining Technique Junkies today. This is my last post with the Design Team. I have very much enjoyed my time here and wish to thank Jeanne for the opportunity. I would also like to wish both Jeanne and Pat continued success.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Merry Christmas Penguin

I used three Technique Junkies stamps to create this card: Let's Chill, Retro Sparkles,  and Merry Christmas 2.  The snow is torn card stock that is sponged with navy ink. The Retro Sparkles image is heat embossed, as is the greeting.

If you use my Design Team code TJ10Judy you will get 10% off!! Wow!!

 Have a wonderful day -- and get inky!

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Gold Holiday Lights

Hi Junkies, it's Holly posting today.  There's only three more days til Christmas, so I'm posting my last holiday TJ card for the year.  I wanted to do something different with the Christmas Lights stamp, so I embossed it with gold embossing powder and watercolored each bulb with an iridescent gold watercolor paint.  The sentiment, from the Poinsettias set, was embossed with the same gold embossing powder.  I fussy-cut that and popped it up with foam tape.

Before I adhered this to my card base, I decided I wanted a gold mat between my black card and the stamped lights piece.  The gold cardstock I had did not match my embossing powder, so I employed an easy trick.  I inked up the edges of some black paper with Versamark, covered them with the gold embossing powder, and melted the powder with a heat tool.  I love the seamless transition from my gold sentiment to the gold lights to my gold "framing." 

I hope you all have a wonderful and happy holiday with your friends and family.  

Saturday, December 21, 2019

It's Penguin Day

Happy Saturday!

I'm back with more penguins! 

Use discount code TJ10Jeanne
at checkout to save 10% off!

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Poinsettia card and tags!!

Hello friends!!
Hope you all are having a great day!
I want to share with you a set of tags I created using the Poinsettia, set of 4.

Create a background panel on a white cardstock panel (5.5" x 8.5") in Grenadine Ink
Die-cut tags from the panel, blend Tea Ink on all edges.
Stamp the Poinsettias, color them with markers and fussy cut them.
Adhere them to tags.
Stamp Merry Christmas sentiment on white cardstock, then die-cut them.

With the leftover border, make a card :)
Every single piece got used!!

And just in case you didn't know!!
Technique Junkies Inventory Reduction Sale!

Take another 10% off by using the code TJ10Giovana
The total discount amount on the sale items is a whopping 45%!

How to redeem…

1. Select items in the Inventory Reduction Category – they will be discounted automatically in your shopping cart 35%
use discount code TJ10Giovana
Apply the code at checkout to save an additional 10% off!

Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Two Years in Review

Today is my final blog post as a member of the Technique Junkies Design Team ... it's been an awesome two years creating with these fabulous stamps.  Remember, you can still use my discount code TJ10Stephanie for 10% off your entire order through the end of December.

I thought it would be fun to go through all the cards I've made and share 10 of my favorites (plus a new one).

This was one of the first cards I made with Technique Junkies Stamps ... and it's still one of my favorites.  I love the unexpected Pine Cones in pink.

I love the great masculine stamps ... this shimmery Life and Beer looks good enough to drink and the fun Paint Rings Background Stamp is perfect for all of the different drink stamps.

I've made lots of clean and classy wedding cards with the Bride with Bouquet Stamp ... this one was simply stamped and accented with adhesive pearls ... and how perfectly elegant is the sentiment from Wedding Wishes.

I used this week's CAS(E) this Sketch! with the Bride with Bouquet Stamp and Wedding Wishes sentiment for a new card.  

I stamped the Bride on Lace Designer paper and colored her bouquet with pencils.

I love exercising my marker and pencil skills with all of the gorgeous floral stamps at Technique Junkies ... the Hydrangeas is one of my personal favorites because it reminds me of my grandma.  The sentiment is from the oh-so-versatile Simple Sentiments 1a.

This sentiment & image combination (Dear Santa with  Christmas Kitty) was the one I used the most ... I love this kitty in red.  And if you love CAT stamps ... Technique Junkies is the store for you.

I love the striking beauty and simplicity of the Side Hat (especially with the pop of those red lips) ... and Audacity is the perfect companion sentiment.

I first fell in love with Technique Junkies because of their techniques ... I learned so many things throughout the years.  Love how the Winter Foliage Background worked with this marker and water technique.   The All is Calm Sentiment is perfect for the holidays.

The Framed Sunflower is perfect for practicing some water-coloring ... so big and bold.  Sentiment is from the Super-Versatile Simple Sentiments 1b.

Technique Junkies is indeed the Queen of Background Stamps ... and the Red Rubber is so perfect for all sorts of techniques.  This one played with Distress Oxide Sprays and the lovely Christmas Lights ... the slight shading on each bulb makes it perfect for coloring.  Sentiment is from the super-affordable set of six Victorian Greetings.

This inky, splattery beauty just might be my favorite ... the Big Butterfly Collage is so perfect for all sorts of inky play.

I'm so grateful for the time I've spent designing with these gorgeous stamps.  Thanks for joining me for a walk down memory lane.

Technique Junkies is having an Inventory Reduction Sale with 35% off a large inventory of stamps.

Remember, even if stamps aren't included in the clearance, my discount code TJ10Stephanie still gets you 10% off.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Wine Tag Tutorial

35% off a huge assortment of stamps at Technique Junkies.

These stamps are on sale for 35% off.  Use my code TJ10Beth to receive an additional 10% off.  45% off sounds great, doesn’t it?!

Hello fellow stampers.  I am in the need for a wine bottle tag for a large open house I'm attending this weekend, and I always like to give the hostess a bottle of wine, and wanted to make it extra special this year.  I thought a handmade wine bottle tag would fit the bill.  

Using my most-used Christmas stamp, called Merry Christmas, I coloured it up with Prismacolor coloured pencils.

To receive a 10% discount on this stamp, and any other regularly-priced product at Technique Junkies, simply use my code below. 

Cut your cardstock (here I used Kraft cardstock) paper to 9.5" x 3".  Score at 3".  This will be the top of your tag.

Using a ruler, draw a line from each corner, at an angle, and where the line intersects, cut up to that point to create two points for the bottom of your tag.
Emboss your tag up to the 3" line, or you can carry the embossing right up to the top of your tag.
Cut out your image and layer it as much or as little as you like.  Here, my red edges are a little rough because I hand cut my red matt.  I think it gives my tag a rustic feel, so if you do the same, look at it as a little rustic.
Close-up of my tag, using Merry Christmas
This will be my last post before Christmas, so I want to wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.