Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cool Cat



I wanted to share this super cool Kitty image with you!!!!
I coloured her in Copic Marker and added a touch of Diamond glaze to her glasses

You can find Do Rag Kitty HERE

The sentiment can be found in the May West Sentiments set

Happy Stamping!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Friday, August 18, 2017

Stencil Printing with Nuvo Mousse and Paste

TJ Inkspirations
Techniques, Tips and Creative Ideas to Inspire your Muse
More stencils to come!
I have about 30 more stencils to add to the store from A Colorful Life
Designs. Check back on www.techniquejunkies.com
later this week to see all the the gorgeous new designs, including new Christmas stencils!
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Dear Patricia,  Oh oh oh I love my Nuvo products with my stencils. There are so many fun things you can do with them! Today I have a video tutorial showing you how to use Nuvo Embellishment Mousse with Nuvo Glimmer Paste to create Stencil Printed backgrounds with your fingertips! I had fun creating this video...hope you enjoy the techniques.
Stencil Printing with Mousse and Paste
Here are the finished cards for the techniques:
Let's Play a Round
  
Throw Kindness


Shine Like Sunbeams
Keep Believing

And here is the video tutorial:

Stencil Printing with Mousse and Paste
Stencil Printing with Mousse and Paste
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!
 
Sincerely,
 

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Amazing grace.


Hello friends! Giovana here today showcasing a couple of sets from the new release August release.

I combined "Coral" and "Amazing grace", this card turned out super prettier, I think my pictures don't do justice, but I have a step by step process on how I did it.

  • Stamp the "Coral" image on a piece of watercolor paper using Versamark Watermark and your MISTI of course.


  • Add Bridal Embossing Tinsel over the image and heat set.


  • Apply Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks over the image.


  • Stamp the Amazing Grace stamp on a piece of clear vellum in StazOn Blue Hawaii ink, 


  • Create a banner from the vellum piece, die-cut a gold border and sew them together on a piece of Gold cardstock.


  • Add front panel to a cream cardstock card base. Embellish with blue and clear rhinestones.


Hope you like it a give it a try. In case you want to get new stamps (not the new release) and other special goodies, use my code to get a 10% off (yay)

Have a fantastic day!!


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Amazing Rainbow


Happy Wednesday Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here today sharing a rainbow of inspiration using the August release stamp, "Amazing Grace #SD776".

The background is created using Distress Dragging from the February 2007 Subscriber pages. Then using my MISTI, I stamped "Amazing Grace" using Versafine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed with clear powder.



We hope to see you in the Facebook group and participating in our monthly challenge over at the Design Team Blog. 

Happy Inking!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Colorful Silhouettes

Hello folks. Beth Norman here.   I hope your week is going well.  This is a pre-post as I'm vacationing in the Maritimes (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton).  I live out east for 14 years and haven't been back in 20 years.  Wow, where does the time go.  I'm reconnecting with friends.  The highlight of the trip is I managed to buy two tickets for the Oak Island tour.  Al and I have watched The Mysteries of Oak Island for four years and am thrilled that we obtained tickets for a tour of the area. I managed to secure two tickets before they sold out in 15 minutes.
Anyways, onto my card.  I used the Colorful Silhouettes technique from the August 2011 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter which you can see here.


Using Colorful Silhouettes technique, once again, I used Downtown Boy Kitty, Hats off, and Burlap stamps.

To receive 10% off your order you can use the code TJ10Beth.

Thanks for stopping by!

Technique Junkies Challenge - Bleach Blocking!

  
Welcome to our newest challenge!

You will have a whole month to complete the challenge. Enter as many times as you wish using the link list at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate!
You have until September 10th to enter. Winner will be announced September 11th.

A few simple rules.

You must use Technique Junkies stamps to be chosen to win a prize.

If you don't have any Technique Junkies stamps feel free to play along and link your project but you will not be in the drawing for a prize.

You must use the challenge technique in your project (that's the challenge!)

No linking old projects. Projects must be new.

Please list Technique Junkies stamps with links in your project posts.

Please link directly to your project (not a general blog).

If you have a problem linking to the challenge contact Jeanne

The challenge is... Bleach Blocking!
You can see the original tutorial HERE

For this technique you will need:

white cardstock
dye inks (I used Ranger Distress inks)
plate (for bleach)
paper towel
bleach
ink blending tool (or sponge)


For my card I swiped dye ink pads. Hybrid and pigments inks do not work as well with this technique) across my cardstock. I used Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean inks. I made diagonal lines but you can use any ink design you want for your project. Make sure you have good ink coverage on your cardstock.


I folded a paper towel on my plate and wet it with bleach. 


Dip your blending tool into the bleach and create a pattern by "stamping" the bleach.


I used my MISTI tool along the Let's Play Around stamp set with black ink to stamp my image and sentiment.


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Crinkled Watercolors Technique Challenge Winner!




Thank you to everyone that entered our challenge!
Look for a new challenge later today!!!

The winner of our Crinkled Watercolors Technique Challenge:


Please contact Jeanne for prize information within 7 days.

Look at Mary's beautiful card!



Have a great day!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Full of Love!

Hello All Lanette Here!

I just wanted to share a fun card that I created using a bit of Nuvo's Gilding Flakes!! I think they might just become my new addiction! I love how easy they are to use and they add the perfect amount of bling.



Anyhow lets take a look at my card...


Products Used: Technique Junkies Seagrass Mat (#S758) & Life is full of Love (#SD682) Stamps. Martha Stewart Fine Gold Embossing Power. Prima Oil Pastels & Watercolor Paper. Nuvo Gilding Flakes, Versa Mark Ink. Deco Foil Glue Pen. Misc Twine and resin rose.



My card was super quick and Easy to make here's what I did...



I started my stamping and embossing my water color with our beautiful Seagrass Mat Stamp.  After I embossed the image I used Prima's Water soluble Oil Pastels to add a bit of color.


Next I add a bit of bling with my Nuvo Gilding Flakes and my glue maker. I just added a bit of glue here and there. Before the glue dried a sprinkled a couple flakes on my card and rubbed off the extra. 



For my verse I went with our Life is Full of Love stamp. Stamped & embossed on vellum.



And there you have it a sweet little card with just the right amount of bling.



Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

I hope that I have inspired you in some way!



Thursday, August 10, 2017

One Cool Cat

Hello everyone!  Chris here, sharing a card created with the new August stamp Do Rag Kitty and the Create Joy sentiment stamp






 A Colorful Life Stonework stencil, Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste

Construction and products used for this card are found in this video:


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Shades of Chocolate

I am simply drawn to varying shades of brown married together in an elegant card. And that's what I have for you today.



This elegant lady demands your attention and wants you to beYOUtiful! All those shades of brown! Yummy!

For the distressed background, I first stamped Seagrass Matt using various browns in the Distress Ink family.  I then crumpled it up (like I was going to toss it in the trash) and smoothed it back out. I used a soft greyish-brown Distress Ink (Pumice Stone) and highlighted the raised areas caused by the crumpling. I also added some of that ink to the edges of the panel which makes it really stand out from the card.  After ironing it flat(ish), I added a soft yellow torn vellum strip, then attached the panel to my brown card base.

I added a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Dark Walnut and while they dried, I stamped the other elements of my card.

The main focal image, Vine Beauty (a new release this month), was stamped using Versamark and Nuvo Embossing Powder (Hot Chocolate). I fussy cut the image and added it to the card with foam tape.

For the sentiment, I used a stamp from the Typewriter Set. I find myself going to this set a lot for sentiments. There is a variety of them in there that work with many other sets. Don't be afraid to mix up your stamps. They all play well together! Using Versamark and Hot Chocolate Nuvo Embossing Powder, I stamped and die cut the sentiment and colored in the "you" with a Zig Wink of Stella pen in Glitter Pink. I also added a dab of pink to the Vine Beauty's lips and flowers. I then placed the sentiment die cut on the card using foam tape.

I hope you had a chance to hop at the beginning of the month and found some great new inspiration and stamps.  If you like the stamps I've used here, or any of the other wonderful stamps at Technique Junkies, and would like to save 10% off  your order, simply add the code below:


Hope you enjoyed your visit today! See you soon!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

Hi there Junkies....

Today is the LAST DAY to get the newest August Release stamps at 15% off.  You don't have to add a code, it automatically is applied to your purchase.  

Here's a little card I did the other day using one of the stamps from the new August release called "Hibiscus Panel".  



This image was stamped on watercolor paper and colored using my MozArt brush pens and and aqua brush.  The bg was created using the same pens and a watercolor wash.  I then sprinkled it with water and used a paper towel to lift the color and created the "orb" detail.  After it dried, acrylic black paint and water was mixed and sprinkled over the image for additional detail.  A final touch was adding clear sequins after die cutting the panel and layering it onto a watercolor paper panel colored with Brusos to help accent the image and the colors. 

This image is fabulous and I know I'll be using more and more.

I hope this card inspired you!!! 

Don't forget about the 15% off discount on all the new stamps and if you'd like a little more on all the other stamps that Technqiue Junkies offers, please us my discount code TJ10CHERI - just add the code before checking out and a 10% discount will be applied.  






Monday, August 7, 2017

Strong Women

Do you ever get stumped when stamping new images?  I think we all do at times.  I admit I was a "late" converter to Pinterest. But i have used it now lots of times for ideas for my house and for my stamping.  I only use it as a "idea maker" and never CASE it completely

My card here uses parts of several Technique Junkies stamps.  The August release stamp on this card is Strong Women - www.techniquejunkies.com/strong-women/   .  I used Copic markers, sponging, Nuvo Glitter Markers, and Smooch paints.

 

Other TJ stamps I used are Let's Face It 4 - http://techniquejunkies.com/lets-face-it-4/  ; Key Scripts - www.techniquejunkies.com/strong-women/ ; Dragonfly Collage 


Have a great day and get inky!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fluff your Tutu



Good Morning!

Vicki here with your Saturday share.

When I received this awesome stamp, the striped stockings made me think of the Wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz. Is it possible that the Ruby Slippers could have been Ruby High Heeled Pumps?
In my imagination it is!!

I coloured the image with Copic Markers and used the Red Pen from the Ember Glow Nuvo Glitter Markers to do the shoes and satin along the tutu!


It's whimsical and well.......shouldn't life be like that. When people try to bring us down, it's important to keep on keeping on....dance to the beat of our own drum and if we have a tutu, fluff it up and dance!!!!

I have had this Magic Oz paper from Graphic 45 for ages. I've actually hoarded it because I LOVE the Wizard of Oz and well, I just enjoy looking at the pretty paper.

I decided to use a bit of it for this card, 'cause I thought it would be perfect!!!!

Here's hoping you have a wonderful weekend.

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~




Friday, August 4, 2017

TJ Inkspirations: Wicked Washi Cards

TJ Inkspirations
Techniques, Tips and Creative Ideas to Inspire your Muse
August's New Releases are here!
We have 15 new stamps for you in August - and, of course, they are 15% off now through August 8th.

Make your selections and add them to your cart - the discount will be applied automatically at checkout.
Join our new Facebook e-group!

I would like to invite you to join the Technique Junkies Facebook Group, which recently moved from Yahoo.  We have a fun, interactive group with plenty of artwork for you to view! Simply search Technique Junkies Group in Facebook or copy and Paste this link:

Keep in mind that the FaceBook group is different than the Technique Junkies Facebook Page -- we encourage you to participate in the group!
Join Today!
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Check out the Coupons Below!
August 11, 12 - Cincinnati OH
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August 26, 27 - Hamburg NY
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September 9, 10 - Westminster MD
Stamp Scrap Art Tour
September 23, 24 - Duluth GA
Stamp Scrap Art Tour
Sept 30, Oct 1 Southfield MI
Stamp Scrap Art Tour
October 14, 15
York PA

Heirloom Productions
October 21,22 - Sevierville TNToo Much Fun

 
Dear Patricia,  Howdy! If you didn't hear, Technique Junkies released 15 new stamps this month, and our tutorial today uses two of those new stamps.  Keep in mind that the August 2017 New Release stamps are 15% off through August 8th, too.

The two techniques we are using today are from the Washi Tape and Ribbons CD. This particular CD has 33 pdf tutorials on it; I put it on permanent sale today for $4.95. I love these two techniques -- they are easy, and provide gobs of color to your finished piece.

The stamps we are using today are:
Fluff your Tutu
Typewriter Set of 10
Do Rag Kitty
 
Washi Tape and Ribbon CD
Two Wicked Washi Tape Cards
Here are the finished cards for the two techniques:


And here is the video - Enjoy!

Two Wicked Washi Tape Cards
Two Wicked Washi Tape Cards
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!
 
Sincerely,
 

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

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