Tuesday, April 7, 2020

With Heartfelt Sympathy

Hello fellow stampers!

This new release is full of beautiful stamps, and the Lotus Corner is just one of them. My sentiment is currently not on the website.

Lotus Corner and all newly released stamps are 15% off until tomorrow.  If you use my code TJ10Beth, you will get 25% off of new releases and 10% of any other purchases made.

Images were stamped out onto watercolour paper and coloured with Tombow markers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 6, 2020

Anything is Possible

Happy Monday!

I have a card to share today using Lotus Corner Anything is Possible from the latest Technique Junkies release.

Use code TJ10Jeanne for an additional 10% off
That's 25% off the new release until April 8th!

Lotus Corner

Anything is Possible 

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Today Anything Is Possible

Sunday morning greetings!    

Lynda Joy here, with a card I made using a fabulous collage stamp from the Technique Junkies April new stamps release.  As always, all new release stamps are 15% off through April 8th.  And with my code, TJ10Lynda, you will get an additional 10% off, for a total of 25% off the new stamps!

I created the background using distress inks as watercolor.  I used a brush to create areas of greens and purples.  I let that dry, then embossed the Butterfly With Text stamp with black on the colorful background.  

I embossed and added the Anything Is Possible verse with foam tape. 

Inside:  Verse from Modern Encouragements Set of 4

You can see two other cards I created for the hop HERE.

Thanks for visiting.  You can find all of the stamps in this release HERE.


Saturday, April 4, 2020

Tail in the Air

Hello Technique Junkies! 
It's Ceal, here to share another sample using one of the April releases, Tail in the Air. If you are a dog lover like me then this is a must have for your collection. 
Remember you save 15% off all new releases until April 8th (no code needed) and you can save an additional 10% off your entire order by using my code TJ10Ceal.
My card was super simple to make, I started with a top white folding card base and a white panel. I stamped the image using Copic friendly ink and then colored the pup using Copic markers. I added a little "hill" in the corner by using a stencil and the blending brushes. 

If you didn't get a chance to hop for our release celebration, you can see the cards I created for that HERE

Friday, April 3, 2020

April 2020 New Artwork Inspiration

We just released the April 2020 stamps at Technique Junkies, and I am proud to share this beautiful video displaying all of the new artwork from the Technique Junkies Design Team. I hope the artwork in this video inspires you!

All of the April 2020 New Stamps  are 15% of April 8th, 2020. Simply add them to your shopping cart and the discount will be applied automatically.

Ready for inspiration? The video below is a compilation of the Technique Junkies Design Team's artwork using the new March stamps. 

Here is  the video:

April 2020 New Stamp Release
April 2020 New Stamp Release
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Yellow Brick Road


It's my day to post on the Technique Junkies Design blog, and I wanted to share a card using Op Art, and Yellow Brick Road, from the April new releases.  

You can save 15% on all new release stamps until April 8th!

I read a meme on Facebook the other day that said 'who knew when we woke up that Sunday in March, and pushed the clock forward an hour, we'd wake up in the twilight zone'?  I had to laugh out loud, but I have to admit, with everything going on around us, it feels a bit like that's what happened!  

So...with that thought in mind, this card was born!

The background was created by heat embossing with black powder. The sentiment was also heat embossed.

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

This was so easy to create! Hope you will give it a try!

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

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Technique Junkies April Release and DISCOUNT

Happy April Release!!!

We have new stamps in the Technique Junkies line!
Be sure to check out the list below for some sweet inspiration from our Design Team! 

All of the April 2020 New Release stamps are 15% off through April 8th! 
We can all use a little bargain, right? No codes needed, just put them in your 
shopping cart and the discount will be applied at checkout. 

Use code TJ10Jeanne for an additional 10% off
That's 25% off the new release until April 8th!

My first card uses Tried Running

My next card uses Clap

Check out what the Design Team made!

Hope you enjoyed my projects!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Live Magically

Happy Tuesday!

Everyone needs a little magic in their life, right?

My card uses stamps from Fairy Garden (set of 10)

Get 10% off! Use code TJ10Jeanne at Technique Junkies

Monday, March 30, 2020

Beautiful Roses

Old Fashioned Roses is such a beautiful stamp!   I opted not to put a verse on the front so I can use it  for almost any reason: a birthday card, a Mother's Day card,  a get well card, a sympathy card, or just a thinking of you card.

I watercolored it on water color paper.  First I stamped it with Versafine black ink using a stamp platform similar to a MISTI.  Then I watercolored itm, and adhered teeny tiny beads here and there along the edges of flowers or the leaves. Can you see the beads?  I misted it with Dazzle Shimmering Bliss Topper spray.  What a beautiful shimmer!

Do you want to save some money?  Save 10% on your entire Technique Junkies order by using the code TJ10Judy in the coupon box as you check out.

 Here's wishing you a happy day in which you get inky!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Yellow Rose Birthday

Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today, and I wanted to share this watercolored roses card with y'all.  I stamped the beautiful new Old Fashioned Roses with a permanent gray ink onto watercolor paper.  After the ink was completely dry, I watercolored the entire piece with some watercolor paints.  

The sentiment, which is from the new You are Old set, was stamped with the same gray ink onto some white cardstock.  I cut this out with a tag die, threaded some yellow ribbon through the holes, and taped the ribbon to the back before attaching the piece to a yellow card base.

Just a reminder that our 25% off sale is continuing through 3-29-20. Simply use the code SAVE25 at checkout. It will work on EVERYTHING in stock in the Technique Junkies Store (retail orders only).

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Looking for (and finding!) the Beauty in the Beast

 Sure. These are scary times. Completely unprecedented. Not one of us has ever really entertained the idea we'd actually be quarantined inside our homes, have we?

So, today, I decided I was too tired to really worry about it anymore. 

We stay in the house for a couple of weeks, take a room every other day to "spring clean" (which is why my children aren't speaking to me and that's working out just perfectly) and I craft. 

But today we hit 80 outside. 60 yesterday. 80 today. Welcome to North Carolina and our 7 and 1/2 days of spring. Hello summer.

Anyway, I went outside today and was stunned by the seemingly overnight transformation in my yard. Everything bloomed! Many things bloomed again! 

Right then and there, I decided to find the beauty in the proverbial beast of situation we're in right now. And I did. I encourage you to do the same. Before I get to my last, two March New Release cards, I'll share them with you. 

 My first year fiddling with spring bulbs and WOW! Talk about rewards!

I have NO idea what these pretty flowers are. This is the 7th year they've appeared. I don't do anything but leave them in the pot. And they somehow like me enough to come back. If you know what they are, please share! But they bring me such joy!

Ahhhhh...my "Walking Stick Tree" which is a Filbert Nut Tree. When I prune it, I can usually get takers for these branches. They never die out. In the winter, it's beautiful. In the summer it's covered with ugly, green leaves. But that's ok. I love this tree!


And all this from a postage stamp of a yard managed by the worst gardener in known history. Seriously. My philosophy is "stick it in the ground, water it and hope for the best". So find the beauty...it's the only way to drive off the beast that is the abyss of fear, uncertainty and the unknown. We have the choice to fear or fight. We're Americans, damn it! We don't cower before enemies- foreign or domestic-and we certainly aren't going to be destroyed by this. Chin up, people. Choose to live. Choose to be happy. Choose to see the beauty.

We've got faith, family and friends. 

The only thing lacking is craft supplies. Let me help you with that.

 I can't get enough of the Old Fashioned Roses! I stamped and embossed on patterned paper and using die cuts, I made a bendi frame. As soon as my mother saw this, it got up and walked right on out the door with her.

My second is using Floral Silhouette1 and the sentiment stamp A Sister Just Gets It, I used my Stamparatus to line up the stamp. I used distress markers to color in the flowers, dotting in highlights, basically just goofing off. Then, I misted it with water and stamped. I wanted a little more highlights so I colored which part of the stamp to highlight, misted and stamped. Quickest and easiest cards EVER but really make you look like the most amazing artist ever! I really love that part most of all.

Grab 10% off everything on the site using TJCarmen10 

Stay safe, stay home and stay sane.

If the last part is your biggest challenge, there's always wine. 

Friday, March 27, 2020

TJ Inkspiration: Easy Ink Blending and Layering (and the sale continues)

We are living in uncertain times.  So many of us are at home, either working or just finding ways to persevere through it all. And still others are braving the potential ravages of COVID19 as essential workers (superheros!).

Obviously, rubber stamping is not an essential business. (At least not to anyone outside the crafting community). Still, many of us are trying to stay in business during these unsure times. Technique Junkies will be fine throughout this rough stretch...but keep all the small businesses you know in mind throughout this crisis. Many are trying to continue to pay key employees as long as possible.

On a more positive note, Just a reminder that our 25% off sale is continuing through 3-29-20. Simply use the code SAVE25 at checkout. It will work on EVERYTHING in stock in the Technique Junkies Store (retail orders only).

What to do in these uncertain times? Get crafty! I am trying to craft, even just a little bit, every day, and I hope you will too. It IS therapy, isn't it? I will be posting all kinds of work to my personal blog and to the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog throughout the next several weeks. Let us help keep YOU sane!

To kick off, here is a quick and fun tutorial for you. It just uses blending brushes, ink, a stencil and a little spray for a fun background. Here is the video:

Easy Ink Blending and Layering
Easy Ink Blending and Layering

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

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Good Stories

It's my day to post here on the Technique Junkies Design blog, and I wanted to share a cute card using 'Bad Decisions' from the March new releases.  The background was created using the K-Flip Technique from the October-November 2014 Technique Junkies Tutorial.  The image/sentiment was stamped with the K-Pad, and stamped again on a piece of cardstock covered with Washi Tape strips. I fussy cut the dress and adhered it to the focal panel. A gemstone finished off the focal panel.  A couple of Washi Tape strips were added to each side of the K-Flip panel, and the card was assembled.

This was so easy to create! Hope you will give it a try!

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.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

You add magic to my life

Hello friends!!
Hope you all are having a good day!
Today I have a simple card for you.

Details about this project:
Stamp Floral Border on a white card in Brown Ink.
Color image with markers.
Blend green and red ink on panel.
Stamp You add Magic sentiment in Versamark Watermark Ink, then add Gold Embossing powder and heat set.

Don't forget about the Virtual Sale going on right now!!

Save 25% off all in-stock items with code SAVE25 through Sunday, March 29. Includes rubber stamps, heat transfer foils, Shimmering Bliss Sprays, Nuvo products, Aladine Ink – everything in the store!

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Prison Orange and Virtual Stamp Convention

Good morning! In light of the situation with the COVID19 all of the stamp conventions have been delayed, postponed or cancelled.  So Technique Junkies is bringing those show specials to you.  Visit https://techniquejunkies.com/ and use code SAVE25 to receive 25% off your total purchase of all in stock items through March 29th.
Today I am sharing a card using one of the new March releases called Prison Orange

I have so many coffee loving friends and this stamp is perfect for making cards for them.
Thank you for stopping by this morning. Stay safe and healthy crafty friends!

Ginger Pelfrey 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Shaking Things up with Fairies

Ewww, I love, love, love this new release called Fairy Garden.  It's the bomb!  I see myself using this set a lot.  Fairy Garden comes with 9 stamps.

I created a shaker card with a sentiment from Fairy Garden on the inside.  It's surrounded by little die cut flowers that were sponged with ink using blending brushes, adding pink to the yellow flowers.

I can't say enough how I love these blending brushes and regret not buying them sooner.  Sponge work has always been a favourite thing of mine, but looking back, the work is not flawless with sponges.

Did you know that we sell blending brushes?  They are the best price that I have seen so far, and to further cut down on your cost, you can use TJ10Beth to receive 10% off on your brushes, or any other product.

I look forward to seeing your fairy cards in our Technique Junkies Yahoo group.

Get creative!

Monday, March 23, 2020

You Add Magic and SALE!!!

Happy Monday!

Now through March 29th, everything in stock is 25% off at the Technique Junkies store.  See Pat's post on the TJ blog HERE for full details!