Friday, April 17, 2020

TJ Inkspiration: What We Do Best (and a video)

With the ongoing stay-at-home orders across our nation, it is imperative that all of us do our best whatever our personal situation. For some, it means working from home; others are home schooling, and even more are essential workers going into work outside of the home. As papercrafters, we need to do OUR part and contribute our talents the best we can.

So this week, I am thrilled to announce a new challenge: What We Do Best (WWDB).

Our challenge will run for four weeks starting today, with each of the four weeks featuring a different theme. Each week, you can make one or more cards with envelopes using Technique Junkies stamps within a weekly theme. Simply post them to the Technique Junkies FaceBook group OR email them directly to me.  

Each week, one of the challenge cards will be selected RANDOMLY and will win a $50.00 gift certificate to the Technique Junkies online store!  

That is $50.00 PER WEEK that we will be giving away with this challenge!

Here are the "rules" and the themes:
1. Create a card using Technique Junkies Stamps or Foils. Please, no other companies' stamps on your creations. Dies, stencils and other embellishments are welcomed, but kindly remember that it is a company-sponsored challenge.
2. You must include a decorated envelope with your card entry.
3. Email your card to OR post to the Technique Junkies Facebook Group with the following hashtag: #WWDB. 
4. You may post a different card every day. Cards that have been posted to the Technique Junkies FaceBook group prior to the start of the challenge may not be used in this challenge. Each card posted must be made by the poster and only be posted once during the contest.
5. One submitted entry (card) will be selected randomly at the end of the week, and a $50.00 gift certificate winner will be announced on this email and to the FaceBook group on the following Friday.

Here are the themes:
Week One: 4/17 - 4/23: Thank you card:
Thank a nurse, doctor, police officer, first responder, mailman, store clerk or other essential worker. Entries MUST include a decorated envelope. We don't just want to make cards, we want to send them out!
Week Two: 4/24 - 4/30 Get Well Card:
Must also include a decorated envelope.
Week Three: 5/1 - 5/7: Thinking of you card:
Think shut-ins and other people struggling with the situation. Again, you need to include a decorated envelope.
Week Four 5/8 - 5/14 Encouragement card:
Pretty broad spectrum here - but inspiration, thinking of you, thank you, all encompassed here, too. Again, an envelope is necessary.

I can't wait to see what you make!
I would never challenge you and not play along! Today I have a pretty Cherry Blossom Thank you Card using Aladine Pigment Inks to paint the blossoms.  I have a little tutorial for you, too!  First, here is my card:
Liquid Ink Colored Cherry Blossoms
And I loved coloring the Cherry Blossoms so much that I decorated the inside, too!
I am planning on sending my card to a very special nurse I know!

Okay, now for the fun part! Watch as I paint with the pretty Liquid Pigment Inks: 

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

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

1 comment:

Karen McAlpine said...

Sounds Fun! I look forward to participating in this event! Thanks for hosting!!