Saturday, February 29, 2020

February New Release "A Sister Gets It"

Hi everyone...Carmen here for Technique Junkies. And I have just ONE, small question for all of you:


I'm good now. It's just that it seems like yesterday it was the first and I was five pounds lighter. This month gets me every time.

The one great thing that happened this month was that it SNOWED here in North Carolina. I have to tell you, God was cutting it close. My 13-year-old HFA (high-functioning autistic) kid had made it pretty clear to Him that if snow continued to elude us that there may be a small wrinkle in that relationship. 

As for me, I just did what I always do and made sure I wasn't in range of any lightning that may be in the vicinity. 

At any rate, it snowed and life continues racing along.

This is the last February release promo....March New Releases hit tomorrow! Until then, I'm going to slam the door shut with a fun piece using A Sister Just Gets It 

This is one of those stamps you can use for ANYONE. It stays on my desk because even if I completely forget who I'm sending the card to, and for what reason, it doesn't matter. This sentiment takes care of every situation and every person. 

As long as they're alive.

I have no idea why I'm compelled to qualify every statement I make. I think it's OCD and the pervasive fear of lightning.

So, as I head out to bunk down in the downstairs bathroom that's sans window, I'll leave you with 10% off this little gem! Just type in TJCarmen10 and you'll get 10% off everything in your cart!

See you tomorrow for the blog hop!

Friday, February 28, 2020

TJ Inkspirations: Toner Ink Kit Unboxing and Introduction

I am so excited about today's video! I am here to introduce you to the Heidi Swapp Toner Ink Kit -- liquid toner ink that allows you to use your rubber stamps with Heat Transfer Foil and a laminator! Now you can use all of your stamps with foil.  I think it is a super exciting innovation in papercrafting.

Toner Ink Stamping Kit
Creating this video was a MARATHON. I wanted to see how many pieces I could realistically get from one stamping session with one application of the kit. I ended up with DOZENS - backgrounds, sentiments, focal images, you name it.  Then I foiled all of them, too. And you know what? I probably could have gotten ANOTHER two dozen more pieces out of the single application I did - but I simply ran out of time (I had to edit this video, too!).

The video shows you how to use the product, plus shows you the pitfalls and gives you tips for your success.  All of the suggestions and opinions are mine alone...but they are honest and I don't pull any punches, either.

One thing you should note if you are considering ordering this - our March 2020 release is on Sunday, March 1st, so if you traditionally order from Technique Junkies at that time you might want to hold off on ordering so you can save on shipping.
First come, first served though! I have a nice supply of these, but you never know what can happen.

I hope you are as excited about these as I am!

Here is  the video:

Heidi Swapp Toner Ink Kit Introduction & Unboxing
Heidi Swapp Toner Ink Kit Introduction & Unboxing
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

You don't look a day over Fabulous!

Hello friends!
Giovana here today with a very girly card!
I love how this one turned out, very easy to make.

Splatter red and dark pink shimmer pen on the front of a white card base. Set aside to dry.
Stamp Love Harlequin on white cardstock in Red Ink, then re stamp image using Versamark Watermark Ink, add Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.
Die-cut panel using a heart die.
Stamp lady from More Fabulous stamp in Black Ink on white cardstock, fussy cut image.
Stamp Day Over Fabulous on Kraft cardstock in Versamark Watermark Ink, add White embossing powder and het set. Trim image and ink all edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Adhere pieces to card base, add gold thread behind lady.
Finally, add few White Nuvo drops to embellish.

Remember you can use my TJ10Giovana code and get a 10% discount on your entire order.
Hope you like.
Have a wonderful day! 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Advice from a Giraffe

Hi folks!  Beth here with a scene that touches my heart because this stamp reminds me of Africa.  My daughter often travels to Africa for work and it touches my heart that she is so compassionate.

To create my background, I first cut the shape then sponged the entire piece with a yellow Distress Oxide.  Next, I masked the large sun and sponged orange on the top half of the sky, then added a green along the bottom.  I left the sunset to dry overnight then I stamped out Advice from a Giraffe with my Misti.

I am often asked how I get such a smooth finish when I sponge.  The secret is by using Ink Blending Brushes.  Yup, they rock my world and they can rock yours too by purchasing them at a 10% discount by using code TJ10Beth.  All products, excluding clearance items, can be purchased at 10% with the code.
I hope I have inspired you to create your own sunset.

Monday, February 24, 2020

A Lot More Fabulous

Happy Monday! 

I have a card to share today using More Fabulous & Particle Flow.

Use code TJ10Jeanne for an additional 10% off!

SD978 More Fabulous

Hope you enjoyed my project!

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.