Sunday, October 22, 2017

30 Days of Christmas: Day 8- Safari Christmas

Those who know me well know that I love, love, love giraffes.  That's why this stamp makes me so very happy!  I used the Safari Santa stamp with Studio 71 Alcohol Markers, and highlighted them with the silver and red markers from the Nuvo Glitter Markers. This is shimmery in all the right places in person!

I hope you have been enjoying the 30 days of Christmas...and taking advantage of the 20% discount on all the stamps in the Christmas category
Enjoy the weekend!
Pat Huntoon

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Day 7 of the 30 Days of Christmas: Christmas Cocktail Invite

Hello All Lanette Here!

Today I am continuing our Christmas inspiration with a bit of Crate Paper scraps and Distress Oxide Ink!

Techinique Junkie Stamp Used: Christmas Cocktail

Here is a close up of my watercolor background using Distress Oxide Ink.

Here is a better look at this fun stamp I used:

SD729 Christmas Cocktail

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

I hope that I have inspired you in some way!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Day 6 of the 30 Days of Christmas: Glittery Stenciled Gilding Flakes Pinecone

Gilding Flakes are one of the most beautiful mediums to add to  your paper crafting projects due to their shiny goodness.  Combine flakes with glitter, and suddenly you have a gorgeous shimmery end product. That is what we are doing today.

Many people don't care to use either glitter OR gilding flakes because of the  potential mess. I am here to tell you that you don't have to have it be messy! Watch the video below to see how to control the mess without sacrificing the beauty of the project.

Note that I finished my piece as a Christmas card - because at Technique Junkies, October 15 through November 13th are the 30 days of Christmas. Every day during that time period, check in with us on the Technique Junkies Design Team blog for inspirational Christmas cards.  Additionally, all of the Christmas stamps on the Technique Junkies site are 20% off through November 13th! Simply add any stamp from the Christmas Category and the stamps will be automatically discounted at checkout.

Here are the stamps and Stencil I used on the finished card today:
Merry Christmas 2

Medallion Fade Stencil
Glittery Stenciled Gilding Flakes
This is the finished piece from the video:
Glittery Stenciled Gilding Flakes

And here is the video tutorial:

Glittery Stenciled Gilding Flakes
Glittery Stenciled Gilding Flakes
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

30 Days of Christmas Day 5

Good Morning, it's Chris here today.  Thanks for joining me for Day 5 of the Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas cards!  All stamps in the Christmas category at Technique Junkies are 20% off during these 30 days!  Just add them to your cart and the discount is automatic at checkout.

Today I am sharing a watercolor frosty holiday card using Let It Snow.

This is such a sweet image and so much fun to work with.

I chose to use Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

To create this card, I stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink on Artistico 140# cold press watercolor paper.  I then scribbled Zig markers on a craft mat to create a palette from which to paint from.  Using my Silver watercolor brushes to pick up the ink from my craft mat a was able to easily and simply paint the image.

I slowly and carefully tore the edges from my watercolor panel but slowly altenating tearing tiny bits from front to back of the panel.  I added a festive red striped patterned paper to a red top fold A2 card base and then adhered the watercolor panel using lots of 3M foam tape.

Thanks for dropping by today, and come back each day for more Christmas and holiday inspiration!

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Day 4 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day 4 of our fabulous Christmas spread. I'm sure you will find many trinkets to titillate your tinsel-time!

I've got a simple card for you today featuring Hillside Pines

I simply die cut a circle from a post-it and placed it on the card panel. Using a sponge dauber, I inked the cardstock creating a cloudy night sky. I then used the reverse panel of the circle die cut to ink in the moon. Without reinking the blue dauber, I dabbed around the edge of the moon to give the illusion of clouds passing by. Using a dark green ink, I stamped the trees on then panel and added the Good Night sentiment with Versamark and white embossing powder.

The panel was then matted and attached to a card base. I then added dabs of Nuvo Pearl Drops for stars and snow.

Remember to visit us every day for a new Holiday Project! All Christmas-themed stamps are on special 20% off during this time and, for a whopping bonus, save an additional 10% by using my special code below:

Hope I inspired you just a little. Don't forget to come back tomorrow!!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Hi there, Junkies!  Welcome and thanks for joining us on Day 3 of our 30 Days of Christmas creations!!!! 

From October 15 through November 13 here on the Technique Junkies blog we will be showcasing Technique Junkies Christmas stamps and during this time, Pat is offering ALL TECHNIQUE JUNKIES CHRISTMAS STAMPS AT 20% OFF.  You don't have to do anything....just put them in your cart and the price will be adjusted.  

BUT WAIT....THERE'S MORE:  For an additional 10% off your Technique Junkies Christmas stamps, use my personal discount code of TJ10CHERI (you'll have to enter that upon check out) you can receive a total of 30% off all TJ Christmas stamps.  

Fun and easy card to create here using "Cocktail Joy" from the recent October Release collection.   (I'm all about fun and easy when making Christmas cards).

Stamped in VersaMark ink on kraft card stock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Colored in with Copic markers and a ghostly effect was produced using my white Prismacolor pencil.  A Wink of Stella clear glitter pen was used to add some glitter to the leaves and holly berries. Tiny scrap strips of gold glitter paper were added to frame the Merry Christmas sentiment.  Die cut with scalloped die panel and mounted on a deep red cs panel then mounted on a white card base.  

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my card for day 3.  Join us each day for a new Christmas card inspiration.  

Don't forget to take advantage of Pat's generous 20% off discount on all TJ Christmas stamps (ends on November 13) and use my personal code for an additional 10% for a total of 30% off.  (NOTE:  My discount works as at 10% off any and all TJ Stamps you'd like to purchase, excluding the October release)

Monday, October 16, 2017

30 Days of Christmas Day 2 and a New TJ Challenge!

Today is day 2 of the 30 Days of Christmas! 
Every day from today through November 13th the Technique Junkies design team will be 
posting Christmas cards to inspire your Holiday spirit! But that's not all...

EVERY stamp in the Christmas category is discounted 20% 
during the 30 Days of Christmas! 

Just add them to your cart and the stamps will be discounted automatically.
Want an extra 10 % off on Christmas stamps? Use code TJ10Jeanne

Today also is the start of a new 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 November 12th to enter. Winner will be announced November 13th.

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... Build a Background
You can see the original tutorial HERE

For my version of this technique you will need:

 inks (I used SU! inks)
MISTI or stamp positioner
I also used white acrylic paint on my project

I positioned my Pinecone stamp in the Misti.

I didn't measure. I just used the MISTI and repositioned my stamp each time. 
Since I started in the middle everything lined up easily. 

Here's my background.

I used a paintbrush and thinned (with water) white acrylic craft paint to paint some 
snowy areas on the pinecones. Then I splattered over the entire background. 
Stamp sentiment (Gifts of Christmas (set of 5)) and attach to card to finish.

For an additional 10% off on everything (30% total on Christmas stamps!) use the code below.

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Transitional Ombre Technique Challenge Winner!

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

The winner of our Transitional Ombre Technique Challenge:

Please contact Jeanne for prize information within 7 days.

Check out Aimeslee's fun card!!!

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

30 Days of Christmas: Day 1

Welcome! Today is the first day of the 30 Days of Christmas! Every day from today through November 13th the Technique Junkies design team will be posting Christmas cards to inspire your Holiday spirit! But that's not all...

EVERY stamp in the Christmas category is discounted 20% during the 30 Days of Christmas! Just add them to your cart and the stamps will be discounted automatically.

Okay, ready for the artwork for DAY 1?

Just a little guilty looking puppy....
This uses the Christmas Dog stamp with the Dear Santa stamp.  The look on his face says it all, doesn't it???

In any case, we hope to inspire you this month with our Holiday creations. Join us every day!
Pat Huntoon

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Let it Snow!

Good Morning!
I have a fun card to share with you this morning using the Let it Snow Stamp
I coloured the super sweet image using Chameleon Pencils!

They do a fabulous job on Kraft coloured cardstock.

I added some white gel pen "snow" and some glittery stickles "sleet".

Have you seen all the amazing samples using this stamp?

Hope you have a most amazing day!!!!


Friday, October 13, 2017

TJ Inkspirations: Studio 71 vs Copic Markers

A few weeks ago my friend Marie emailed me to tell me about the new Studio 71 Alcohol markers.  After looking into them, I realized that they are quite a bit cheaper than other alcohol markers on the market and I was curious if they were comparable to the Copic Markers I already own.

So I bought them. Funny, the buying/acquiring part of this job comes pretty easy to me...

But most importantly, I compared them.  Today I have a video for you that compares the markers, head-to-head. The video is STRICTLY my opinion. I really don't have a horse in the race!

BUT -- I am pretty impressed with the markers, and I have decided to offer the 24-pack of Studio 71 alcohol markers on a PRE-ORDER basis for 20% off list price. The 24-pack of markers usually retails at $48.00, so from now until October 30, I am taking pre-orders for the 24 pack for only $38.40. (yup, that's just $1.60 per marker). Just put them in your shopping cart, and the discounted rate will be applied automatically (until October 30th).  The orders will all mil the first week of November.

That being said:
You do not need these markers IF you have a decent supply of Copic markers.  Really, you don't. 

These are terrific for people who have very few markers, or who are just starting a collection
.  This will save people OODLES of moola. If you already have Copics - restrain from buying them and spend your money on stamps to color, instead!

Studio 71 vs Copics
This is the result of the comparison - do you know which is which?

Let it Snow

And here is the video tutorial:

Studio 71 vs Copic Markers Head-to-Head Comparison
Studio 71 vs Copic Markers Head-to-Head Comparison

Sunday starts the 30 days of Christmas!

Starting October 15 (Sunday), we start the  30 days of Christmas. Every day from October 15 through November 13 the Technique Junkies Design Team and I will be posting Christmas cards every day during that time.

Stay tuned - I will be announcing a GREAT discount for them on Sunday also!
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

In Everything Give Thanks

Hello friends! Fall is here, pretty leave colors, amazing weather (I am a fall weather person), pies and great bakes! Thanksgiving is just around corner, and what a better occasion to send a special card to your special people using the new Give Thanks stamp.

So today, I have a quick tutorial for you, so let's get started.
  • Start dusting little bits of Color Burst powders onto a piece of watercolor paper, then mist the cardstock until you like the result, set aside to air dry or use you heat gun.
  • After that, stamp image in jet Black Stazon Ink using your MISTI, it will take 2 or 3 pressures to get a goo impression (Remember watercolor cardstock is not as smooth as regualr cardstock)
  • After that, stamp the image in Versamark Watermark ink, then add Clear Embossing powder and heat set. (This give your image a shinier look) 
  • Finally, die-cut the stamp piece and adhere it to a Kraft card base, add white and patterned paper panel and a scallop border. Add ribbon and dew drops.

And just in case you want to get any of the wonderful technique Junkies Stamps, you can use this code to get 10% off (excludes Ocotber release)

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

irResistable Heart

Hey there Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here with some mid-week inspiration using the lovely October release stamp, "Grace in Her Heart".  I stamped her on cardstock I colored with Copic markers and popped her up over cork.  My background is the irResistable Stencils Tutorial from Artistic Effects CD.

We'd love to see your cards and projects over at the Facebook Group and in our Design Team challenge where you can win prizes for your entries!

Happy Inking!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Happy Birthday Pat

Hi, it's Beth Norman here with a birthday card for the owner of Technique Junkies, Pat Huntoon.  She recently celebrated her birthday so I made this card for her.  Canada Post is slow so and I was slow in getting it made, so it will be a little late in the mail.

The stamp I used was from Hello Cupcake, set of 7.  After stamping the image out with my Misti I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencil crayons.

Pat, I hope you had a great birthday.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Deepest Sympathy

Unfortunately, we all need to send sympathy cards now and then.  I try to have several on hand  at all times.  It seems like when I get behind in having some at the ready, then I need several all at once. 

The base card is white card stock.  The flower panel if framed in navy card stock.  I sponged blue ink for the sky and some green ink for the grass.   The flowers are a Technique Junkies stamp and I applied ink to the stamp with markers.  The name of the stamp is Daisy Garden -  . I inked the stem with a shade of green and the flower in blues.  I stamped it over and over.  It is border with a dark blue card stock panel layered on the white base card.   The verse is from Technique Junkies Stamps With Sympathy -    .  

Have a wonderful day -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Eclipse Explained

No, I'm not talking solar system. I'm talking technique!

I came across this technique this past weekend and liked it so much I had to give it a try. I'll explain the step-by-step process so you can try it too!

Here's how it came together:

  1.  First I set up a file in my Silhouette Design Studio (you could do this with die cuts as well). I set up a box measuring 4" high by 5.25" wide (which happened to be the size of the background stamp). I then added "JOY" text to the center of the box. I then loaded my mat with plain white cardstock and sent the cut file to my Silhouette Cameo.
  2. Before removing the cut out images from the mat, I placed it in my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform (the open sides allowed me to place the whole 12x12 mat in there).  I carefully laid the background stamp, Snow Swirls, in the area to be stamped and closed the lid of the platform to pick up the stamp. I inked the stamp with Memento Ink (Summer Sky) and stamped the cardstock, reinking a few times to get full coverage.
  3. I then removed the cut out elements from the mat. The letters were set aside temporarily. The rectangle was adhered to a blue cardstock mat cut slightly larger than the stamped image. That was then attached to my card base.
  4. Foam tape was added to the back of the three letters and they were attached to the cut out spaces. I inked the edges before placing them down. The center of the "O' was then put in place (no foam tape).
  5. The sentiment was stamped on the same cardstock used for the mat. The stamp, All Is Calm, was done in Memento Ink (Paris Dusk). The piece was then trimmed out and foam taped to the front of the card. I added a little clear Wink of Stella to the letters to give it a little shine, although, sadly, I couldn't capture it in the photo.

I love the simple elegance this technique gives to the card. I sure hope you give this one a try. Would love to see your finished projects!

Til next time,
Keepin' It Inky!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Giving Thanks!

Hello All Lanette Here!

I just wanted to share a quick fall card with an amazing message, featuring one of October's New Release Stamps!

Here is a better look at this beautiful Stamp.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

I hope that I have inspired you in some way!