Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Dog Lovers Unite!

Hey Fellow Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here today with another card from our March 2017 release. Spring and sprung and as we appreciate the beauty of our surroundings, we here at the blog hope you find time to reflect that beauty in an artistic way.

This card is for our dog lovers in the group!  Sorry cat peeps!  You have to admit it's pretty darn funny through.....

The focal image called "Can't Afford The Cat SD764" is simply stamped with Versafine Black Onyx Ink using my MISTI tool, then heat embossed with an application of Distress Inks in Wild Honey and Gathered Twigs over the top.  I used "Paid In Full #P027", a Palettini Collection stamp as way to add additional text for the background of both focal and background images.

Thanks for stopping by the Technique Junkies Blog today and as always we wish you lots of creative play today and always.

Bye, Bye for now!!
The Crafty Nurse

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

How to Do Reverse Embossing

Hello fellow stampers.  It's Beth Norman with a Reverse Embossing tutorial for you today.  I used the elegant Peeking stamp and Believe in Yourself.

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Supplies: Oversized cardstock, 4 x 5 1/4 cardstock, two colours of ink, sponges, die
With your die, cut out your shape on your oversized cardstock, leaving a lot of room to sponge without getting colour on the edges of the template.
Lay your smaller sized cardstock under your cardstock that has been cut out with your embossing machine.
Sponge in your lightest colour and cover the entire open area.  Here I used SU Flirty Flamingo.
Next, sponge in a darker colour, keeping it close to the outside of your circle, or whatever shape you use.  Here I used SU Sweet Sugarplum.
Finished sponged work.
I love my Misti.  It allows for fabulous placement.  Finish your image as desired.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Spring time Daisies!

Hello All Lanette Here :)

Since spring has finally arrived I thought I would share a fun mixed media layout that I created using one of this months fabulous new releases.. This release is packed full of Spring time fun but today Spring Daisies was the stamp for me. So without further ado lets take a look at my layout.

Technique Junkies Stamps Used: Crosshatch & Spring Daisies 

If you would like to see how I created this layout you can checkout my process here:

Just a few details for fun...

Here is a better look at the stamps I used today:

Spring Daisies

Spring Daisies


Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you in someway :)

Friday, March 24, 2017

Distress Oxides with Stencils

Today I am pleased to offer you a VIDEO tutorial. The tutorial shows you how to use Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks as a background, with a stencil layered over the top.

The Distress Oxide Inks came into the Technique Junkies store at the end of last week, then just as quickly disappeared. I do have a small number of them left, and anticipate getting more in 14-21 days. As a consolation, I am offering all 12 of the inks as a pre-order for $62.00, roughly 15% off the normal retail price. 

Simply add them to your cart, as they come into the store, I will be mailing them immediately. In the meantime, the video below shows you how create a multi-colored Distress Oxide background with a Stencil layered over the top. This was over stamped and matted for a finished card.

Here are the stamps and stencil I am using today:
Rain Dance Girl
Dance in the Rain
Zen Doodle Stencil
Distress Oxides with Stencils          
The first picture above shows the oxides, stencils and stamps, but doesn't really show the shimmer of this peace. This shows it a bit better:
The video below shows howto make the card. Because this is the first video I have produced in a really long time, I ask for your forgiveness on it's awkward qualities! Thanks for watching.

Layered Distress Oxides with Stencils
Layered Distress Oxides with Stencils
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


“The Dragonfly brings dreams to reality and is the messenger of wisdom and enlightenment from other realms.” – Author Unknown
I have always been fascinated by dragonflies and butterflies. Their ethereal wings fluttering by. I love it when a dragonfly hitches a ride when I'm kayaking. So, admittedly, Dragonfly Collage (S681) is one of my favorite background stamps. It was my inspiration for today's card. I love how the light airiness of the wings are balanced out by the heaviness of the stenciled word. Might just have to make one to frame for my craft space!
To make this card:

  1. Start with black A2 card base.
  2. Cut floral paper slightly smaller and adhere to card base.
  3. Stamp Dragonfly Collage (S681) onto a 3 7/8” x 5 1/8” piece of kraft cardstock using Versamark Ink, then emboss with clear embossing powder. Adhere to slightly bigger piece of black cardstock and attach to card base.
  4. Stamp Dragonfly Collage again onto floral paper using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Trim out the larger butterflies and dragonflies.
  5. Add foam adhesive to the wing area of each trimmed piece. Remove backing tape. Add glue to the body of the images and attach to the appropriate areas of the embossed background image.
  6. Using the Art Anthology Soliloquy Stencil and painter’s tape, mask around the desired word and attach to the card front.  Add Art Anthology Stone Effects Dimensional Medium in Lava with a paint brush, dabbing through the stencil. Be sure stencil is kept flat to avoid bleeding. Remove (and wash) stencil. Let dry.

What inspires you?

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Hey there, Junkies,

A very quick post today.  I had some fun making this very quick card using the sponging of various colors of Distress Inks and the new Hello Cupcake stamp set. This is an awesome set!

To make this card, I sponged on the diagonal then colored the various cupcakes with Copic markers.  I also highlighted and did some doodling with my white gel pen to help make the image pop off the background.  

After I finished coloring, I splattered some black acrylic paint on the layer with my paint brush.  I like the detail that gave the bg.  I had a scrap piece of designer paper so I used it to accent the layout.  

I hope you find ways to use this technique with some of your stamps.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Friendly Daisies

To create this lovely spring card I used Technique Junkies Spring Daisies - I used black Memento  ink and then used both Copic markwers and watercolors to add the color to this panel.  The verse on the tag is called A Good Friend - - and is a wonderfully true thought.  Good friends are are very real treasures.

The verse was stamped with black Versafine ink and heat embossed with  detail black embossing powder. I punched out the shape and several "ribbon tags" of both green and gold glitter paper.  I adhered the "ribbon tags" with glue dots, and used several layers to finish the card.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson