Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Happy Birthday

Hello fellow stampers!  Who says you have to use Gnome for Christmas, just for Christmas.  Stretch your imagination and think of other ways you can use your stamps.  Gnome for Christmas is a set that can easily be used for other occasions.  It's like getting two sets of stamps for the price of one.

Back in October, this card was sent to Pat Huntoon for her birthday.  The gnome was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS.  

Take a look at your stamps and see how you can stretch them out.  You'll surprise yourself!


Sunday, December 27, 2020

Create Joy

Greetings!  Lynda Joy here, with the blog post for today.  My card features one of my favorite collage stamps in the TJ line, and one of my favorite background techniques.

TJ Stamps Links:
How I made my card:
  • I created a background on coated card stock, using a rainbow stamp
    pad and an acrylic brayer.  To do this, I ran the acrylic brayer along the stamp pad several times to really coat it with ink, then ran it onto the paper panel several times.  
  • I repeated until I achieved the desired effects.  Because the brayer is acrylic, not rubber, it skips and drags in spots along the panel, which creates the unique look of the background.  The paper is coated and very smooth and similar to photo paper, without the shine.  Paper is key to this technique.  I have done it with glossy paper, and the look is similar, but with a high gloss finish.
  • I black embossed the Big Butterfly Collage onto the background panel, then attached it to an A2 card front.
  • On a small scrap of the panel, I black embossed the Create Joy  verse, and added that to the card with foam tape.
When I create backgrounds with a specific technique, I usually like to create several, since I have all the supplies out.  That way, when I need a card, I can just use one of the pre-made backgrounds, and stamp on it.  It makes for an easy, quick card.  And these collage stamps are perfect for this technique.
Thanks so much for visiting.  See you on Friday with the January release
samples.  Here's my code, TJ10Lynda for a 10% discount at the TJ store.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Good friends

hello Everyone!
It's Ceal, here to share a card using one of my favorite Technique Junkies sets.  There are two things I love to use on a card and they are butterflies and snowflakes.  I used the Snowflakes set of 9. This set has six beautiful snowflakes and 3 sentiments, one of  which i didn't used that says a snowflake is winter's butterfly. 

You can save 10% on this set and your entire order by using my code TJ10

For complete details on how I made this card head over to my blog, Simply Beautiful. 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Warmest Holiday Wishes

Hi there, and Merry Christmas Eve from all of us at Technique Junkies!

It's my day to share with you here, and I'd like to feature a fun card that I created, using Gnomies Forever , Christmas Tree Sextuplet, and a sentiment from Gnome for Christmas.

This is a box card, and seemed like a perfect fit for these sweet gnomes! Using Copic markers, the images  were colored for Christmas. I found some buffalo check designer paper on Etsy, and printed out what I needed for the box. Someone VERY special received this for Christmas!

Here is a photo of the trees and their background, which was created with some Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending Brushes, and the Cloud Edger Stencil. If you don't have this stencil, you really need it! Be sure to watch Pat Huntoon's videos - she even has one that uses the stencil to do camouflage!

Here's a shot showing the card folded flat for mailing. (Due to the overhang of the tree, this will be mailed in a larger than A2 envelope).

Technique Junkies products make such beautiful cards!  

So glad you stopped by today!

Don't forget!!! You can always save 10% on any order by entering TJ10Patti at checkout.

Now, be sure to head over to the Technique Junkies store and check out the incredible new stamps this month! 

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

This was one of my Christmas cards this year. The combination of the Vintage Mantle stamp with the Inside Out: 12 Cookies was great together! On the inside, I added the snarky sentiment along with the love Mrs. Santa from the Santa Checks set:

I hope my card brought smiles to the faces of the friends and family who received it!
Pat Huntoon

Monday, December 21, 2020

A North Pole Christmas


I created three tags with Fir Forest and the Cloud Edger Stencil.   I added the greeting from Santa Mail to the center tag.  Sponging the edges of the tags gave definition and dimension. 

 Save 10% when you use TJ10Judy in the coupon box as you check out.

Have  a marvelous day, and get inkly!




Sunday, December 20, 2020

Distressed Poinsettia Greetings

 Good morning, Junkies!  It's Holly posting today, and I'm sharing this distressed Christmas card with y'all.  My usual style is clean and simple, and it was fun to go in the other direction this time.  I started by stamping the large poinsettia from the Poinsettias set with Vintage Photo distress ink.  Next, I stamped just a portion of the Vintage Music in the opposite corners with Vintage Photo distress ink.  Then I pulled out my Elegant Writer pen and added some shading to the poinsettias.  The Elegant Writer pen is actually a calligraphy pen, but the ink has some fun color separating properties when it is spritzed with water.  That's exactly what happened - I sprayed some water over the whole piece and let the inks run and pool.  Those areas of blueish green are from the Elegant Writer pen - so fun!

I let the piece dry and then I went back over the poinsettias and colored in the leaves with Rustic Wilderness distress ink and the flower petals with Aged Mahogany and Candy Apple distress inks.  To add some sparkle, I painted the centers of the poinsettias with some liquid gold watercolor paint, and then I flicked the gold paint all over the piece.  After the piece was completely dry, I brushed the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink using an ink blender brush.  The sentiment from the Victorian Greetings set was stamped with Pinecone Versafine Clair ink and affixed with foam tape.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday season!

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Learning to fly...

My younger son has an amazing girlfriend. I really, really like her! She is smart, and funny, and I really like being around her. She recently applied for, and got into, grad school. Plus, she is part of a Zoom book club with my sisters and nieces. We can get a little, well, rambunctious. She is always part of the action. A keeper for sure! 

I made this card and bookmark for her when she got accepted into Grad School. I think she really liked it!

The Cloud Edger Stencil works perfectly with the Learning to Fly stamp. The little wings on the cards are from the Whimsy Wings Set. This was an easy and fun project duo to make, and I know Maria appreciated it! Let's hope she is in the family for a long time to come.


Friday, December 18, 2020

TJ Inkspirations: Masking and Omitting Small Images

I have always loved the Don't Lose Faith stamp from Technique Junkies. It has a wonderful sentiment and is a beautiful illustration:

SD704 Don't Lose Faith

But when I came out with the SS131 Acceptance, Respect, Peace Set, I couldn't help but think that these things were a match that couldn't be passed up. The only problem was that I wanted to use the sentiments without the embedded "You must not lose faith in humanity..." sentiment.

SS131 Acceptance Respect Peace Set of 5

Today's video shows you how to mask and omit those small words from the stamp perfectly. This is the result of the masking:

and a peek at the inside of the card:

You may also notice the blue map in the background. That is a stamp called S131 Dutch Colonial Map. That stamp has never been released by Technique Junkies, even though it has been in my line. I think it is amazing on this card, so now I am releasing it for you! What I like about this is how it is detailed enough to add great interest to a piece, but non-specific enough to not have to be from anywhere specific. At least, that is how I see it!

S131 Dutch Colonial Map

You know I am here to help you save money (after I enable you!). You can get all 3 of the stamps in this kit - saving yourself $5.86 in the process!

Masked Images Kit

Ready for the video?

Masking Small Images
Masking and Omitting Small Images

...and just one more piece of art!


Pat Huntoon

Monday, December 14, 2020

Last Chance for Inventory Reduction Sale


35% off Selected Items*

Last Chance!
Don't Miss Out!
Watch our artwork video to view some of the stamps
and inspirational artwork

Limited to stamps in the 35% Category. In-stock stamps only, while supplies last. Retail only. No wholesale orders, please.
Technique Junkies Inventory Reduction Sale Inspirational Artwork

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Christmas In Dots - Glittery Gold Embossing

Hello friends!  Lynda Joy here, with a Christmas card for today's TJ blog post.
I love red and gold for Christmas.  It is classy, and festive, and happy!  I especially like gold sparkles and shimmer.  I wish you could see how this embossing powder glitters and sparkles with fiery colors of light in real life!  The photo just doesn't do it justice!
TJ stamps links:
How I made my card:
  • On a red card stock panel, I gold-embossed the Christmas In Dots  image, using JudiKins Egyptian Gold embossing powder. 
  • I added some strips of gold card stock along the left edge, and tied a gold ribbon and bow around it.
  • I added the panel to a red A2 card front.
  • I embossed the Oh Christmas Tree verse from the Oh Christmas Tree Set of 4 stamps onto a piece of gold card stock, and added it above the ribbon.
That's my card for today.  I hope you are finding joy in your holiday festivities.  I know it's different this year, but I just keep reminding myself to look for all the good I see in people, and all the blessings in my life.

Don't forget about the Technique Junkies 35% off sale on select images, going on now through December 15th.  You can find those stamps HERE.  AND, you can use my code, TJ10Lynda, for an additional 10% off of that!
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Pink Christmas

I was supposed to post this card earlier today but life got in my way, so I am late posting. I am sharing a quick card using the Snow Covered Pines. 
I love this stamp and stamped it in pink to send to a friend who loves pink.
You can save 10% on this card and your entire order by using my code TJ10Ceal

For complete details on how I made this card head over to my blog, Simply Beautiful. 


Vintage Travel Love


Maybe, someday, we can travel again. But for now, we can all dream, right?

I used the Travel Love stamp to create my vintage look. I love using Smoldering Ash Shimmering Bliss to "age" the edges of a stamped image, too.  This stamp is included in the 35% inventory reduction sale, too. The sale is good through Tuesday, December 15th. Get your favorites today!

Pat Huntoon

Friday, December 11, 2020

TJ Inkspirations: Shimmering Color on Negative Stamps


Today we have a quick video showing you how to create stunning color on "negative" stamps. The tutorial uses two of the stamps from the sale items (on sale at least while the supply  lasts!.

The stamps used in the video are from the 35% Inventory Reduction Sale Don't miss out on this sale -- 35% of all of the items in the 35% Reduction Category. The sale ends December 15 - just a few short days. Don't miss out!

Here is the artwork from the video:
Elegant Mums with Sweet Fairy Tale Set

Tulips with Acceptance Respect_ Peace Set

And the video:
Shimmering Colors for Negative Backgrounds
Shimmering Colors for Negative Backgrounds

I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC