Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Best Things In Life

Happy Sunday!  Lynda here, to share a card I made using one of the stamps from the February Technique Junkies release.


I used the Best Things In Life stamp for my card today.  I created the background by spraying various colors of Shimmering Bliss onto paper, wadding it up while it was wet, then spreading it out and repeating, until I got the look I wanted.  Then I dried the paper with a heat tool, and adhered it to an A2 card front.  

I embossed the ferns parts of the stamp image with black, and then gold embossing powders onto the background I had created.

I stamped part of the verse on the front of the card, and the rest of the verse inside, adding some of the fern stamped in green.

That's it!  Easy peasy, especially with the fabulous Shimmering Bliss bottles of pure magic shimmer!!

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to get your discount by using my code, TJ10Lynda!


Saturday, February 22, 2020

Your Own Magic

Hello Technique Junkies! 
It's Ceal here to share a card with you today featuring one of our February releases Your Own Magic
You can save 10% off this stamp and your entire order by using my code, TJ10Ceal

To create this card I started with a white top folding card base and the Peacock Feathers stencil by A Colorful Life Designs, sold at Technique Junkies Stamps. I used the blending brushes to create the background and colored the image with colored pencils 

Friday, February 21, 2020

TJ Inkspiration: Introducing Aurora Flakes

We are starting to get new items in from Creativation 2020, and today's video celebrates one of the new arrivals!

Our video today is all about Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Flakes.  These gorgeous flakes are multi-colored and absolutely spectacular! Tutorials using the flakes will follow in the next few weeks, but I wanted to introduce you to these beauties as soon as possible. 

There are 10 gorgeous colors (see chart below), each at $8.95. I only have a limited supply to start out with, so keep that in mind if you are thinking about them. 

I hope you love these as much as I do!

Here is  the video:

Cosmic Shimmers - Aurora Flakes Technique Junkies
Cosmic Shimmers - Aurora Flakes
 Technique Junkies
Golden Rose Aurora Flakes
Icy Pink Aurora Flakes

Purple Dawn Aurora Flakes
Jade Gold Aurora Flakes

Morning Blush Aurora Flakes
Golden Onyx Aurora Flakes
Black Diamond Aurora Flakes
Blissful Berry Aurora Flakes
Blue Ice Aurora Flakes

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

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Dog Kiss


I have a sweet card to share with you today. It's my day to post here on the Technique Junkies Design blog, and wanted to feature a beautiful stamp, 'Dog Kiss' from the February new releases.

You can save 10% on any order by entering TJ10Patti at checkout.

Sometimes, we just want to send someone special a fun card. This stamp was perfect for a dog-loving friend who lives in Hawaii! 

This was so easy to create - The backround uses the Alcohol Ink technique on Yupo paper. I just kept adding inks until I liked the result, then cut the background to size. Three gold Washi Tape strips were added to the upper left corner, and die cut a border for the bottom of the card. (I die cut the border twice, once in purple and once in gold, so I could use the gold hearts inside the purple die cut. I'll reverse that on another card someday!)  The image was colored with Copic Markers, and a white gel pen. I used the Outside the Box technique and a rectangle die cut, adhered the image to the card, then the border - hope you like it! 

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.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Best Things - Outside the Die

Hello, fellow crafters! It's Ro here today to share a card using one of the new releases: Best Things In Life. This stamp seems to be a favorite of the Design Team, and I'll bet it's one of your favorites too.

I wanted to do something a little out of the box, so I decided to do a little twist on die cutting.  But first, here's the card I created:

As you can see, the left part of the stamp is outside of the die. This is easier than it looks. Simply lay your die over the stamped area and lightly draw a pencil line on the inside of the section you want to be outside the die, then trim that portion until you reach your line. You can see here how I laid it out.

Then just run it through your die cutter and you have something a little outside the box...literally!

Next I wanted to use my chalk pastels. I've had these for so long and they just needed some love. So I grabbed some cotton swabs and added color to selected areas of my stamped image.

And finally, I really wanted those words to shine, so I used my Kaisercraft Gel Pens to highlight the words I had previously chalked.

I selected metallic colors that were similar to the chalk color and I love the way it turned out.

I just added a piece of map cardstock to my A2 card base, and attached my die cut on top.

If you like the TJ Products I've used, you can save a cool 10% on them by adding my special code at checkout:

Hope I gave you some ideas on different looks for your cards. Thanks for visiting!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020


Happy Tuesday! 

I have a card to share today using Your Own Magic and a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.

Use code TJ10Jeanne for an additional 10% off!

SD967 Your Own Magic

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Sweet Giraffes

 Technique Junkies stamps Giraffe Print and Savannah Giraffes go together so well.  I sponged the sky with several golden shades and the word "sweet"  comes from the stamp set Sentimental Sayings.  I used only one word from one of the sayings in this set.  The giraffes are heat embossed with detail black embossing powder.

I used Imperial Yellow Shimmering Bliss spray over A Colorful Life Design stencil called Mermaid Scales

Saving money is always good.  Save 10% off your order  by using the code TJ10Judy as you check out. 

I hope you have a marvelous day and that you have a chance to get inky!