Thursday, February 28, 2013

Try that Technique

Good Mornin'
Nancy Dawson here with today's Try that Technique! This Cut-Circle Technique is featured in the August, 2012 TJ Newsletter.

It is fun, simple and quick. I put another twist by using an oval instead of a circle. Come try this technique and start stampin'. I'm sure you are going to love it. 

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Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Faux Encaustic Wax Technique

I know this photo looks a bit odd with the black all around it, but I had to do it so the image would show up as close to real life as possible. Without the black, you cannot see the embossed B/G or read the sentiment. OK enough of all that.

This is the most fun technique! I like it because there is such an element of surprise. You never quite know what i will look like until you remove the iron. Speaking about the iron. Many of you might hesitate to try this technique because you don't have a iron without holes. Just cover the iron with heavy duty foil, a few layers and you are all set to go. Before you start press the iron down on a towel to take all the wrinkles out of the foil.

For this card I  used my Cricut to cut out the flowers and stem. This was an experiment as I thought the melted crayon might crumble under the pressure. Thankfully I was wrong! The sentiment is from Jodey Posey. This card was great fun to make and a joy to my friend whom I sent it to.

Don't be afraid to give this a try. If I can help you in any way...just shoot me an email.

See you in two weeks!
Jackie K


Monday, February 25, 2013

Foiled and Glittered Snow Flakes by Judy Jackson

Snow is so pretty when it is fresh and clean.  It is not fun to drive on however, nor is it fun to remove from driveways or roads.  So I would prefer to enjoy snow only in pictures now.

To create this card, I used an embossing folder with snow flakes, a retired brass stencil, and The Let is Snow rubber stamp was purchased recently but I can't remember which company made it.  I am sitting in Florida as I write this post and my stamp isn't with me. :( 

And this technique on the Shimmer Glimmer Sparkle and Shine CD is perfect for snow cards!

If you still have snow on the ground, I hope it is pretty for you. Per has it will give you a "snowy craft day!"

Judy Jackson

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ann here with more distress!

A couple of weeks ago I shared a card made for an upcoming class I'm teaching on Distress pads, refills, and stains.  Here is the second card that they will be making in their class. 

It uses Distress Ink Watercoloring as well as Distress Spritzing.  I LOVE that Distress spritzing technique.  So easy with a great look!

Hero Arts stamp was color with the refills and glittered for some extra punch.  The MS butterfly just has three dabs of gold glitter down the middle.  The ribbon is quite gold and got really faded out on the picture.  I was at the store dropping off the samples when I realized that I hadn't taken pictures of the cards.  Phone cameras aren't that good! 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Holly Brown: Sanded Core'dinations Purple Flowers

Hi folks!  It's Holly posting today, and I'm sharing this clean and simple card using the Sanded Core'dinations technique from the 4-10 issue.  I didn't want to cover up any of the gorgeous flowers so I simply put some little pearls in the centers of the sanded flowers and added a sentiment to the open space at the top.  The supplies on this card come from Classy Cards 'n Such, one of our wonderful TJ vendors.  Be sure to use the special code in your current issue when you go shopping at Classy Cards 'n Such.  You can find lots of supplies that are perfect for many of our TJ techniques there.   Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Inked Resist

Good morning friends. Beth Norman here.   How is your week so far?  So far my week is going quick.  Friday, here I come--LOL.  By now you may recognize that I love to use bright colours on my cards.  This Inked Resist cards is one of my favourites.  In fact, I made 10 of these babies and gave them away as a gift set.  My main image is one of the first stamps I ever bought and is from Stampington and Co  My sentiment is SU, as the majority I have on hand.  Thank you for stopping by.  Don't forget to peak back at what our Design Team has done for you.

Inked Resist

Hello fellow TJ'rs.  Beth Norman here.  Are you having a good week so far?  Have you tried the Inked Resist from the December issue yet?  I had a lot of fun creating this card by splitting my inked resist into two parts.  If you like sponging, as much as I do, you'll love this easy technique.  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Glitter Coloring

It's a shame you can't see the glittery shine on this card. It's amazing. This technique is from the Shimmer Glimmer Sparkle and Shine CD. It takes some time and patience but I found this to be very relaxing.
This card uses the same technique from the CD. It is so very effective and who doesn't like a bit of glitter on the face and in their hair?
Try it and have fun!!!
See you back in 2 weeks!
Jackie K


Monday, February 11, 2013

Watercolored Stains by Judy Jackson

I love this technique from the current newsletter!  It makes for easy and wonderful backgrounds!  The background stamp is from Stampin' Up!  The verse is from Impression Obsession -- an advertiser on the TJ newsletter. They have discount code in the newsletter! How great is that?  The woman stamp is a retired stamp from PSX.  I would love to own these stamps. I was able to get images from a friend. 

Enjoy your day! 

Judy Jackson

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Ann here with some distress

Distress Stain Dipping that is!!

This is a card that I created for an upcoming class I'm teaching at Tigard Main Street Stamp and Stationery in Oregon.  The class attendees will be learning 6 different techniques to use with distress inks, refills, and stains.  The image from Stampendous uses the distress ink watercoloring technique as well.  Fun being able to coordinate your background papers with your image! 

Give these techniques a try.  They are both easy and fun!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Holly Brown: Zig Zag Accordion Card - Be Mine

Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today and I'm sharing this fun accordion card with y'all.  This is the Zig Zag Accordion card technique from the Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts CD.  It's such a fun 3D card to create.  I used papers and dies and bakers twine from Classy Cards 'n Such (a TJ vendor) to make this a fun Valentine's card.  Won't it be fun to see the recipient's surprise when this pops out of the envelope??  

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Scribble Borders

Good morning.  Beth Norman here. Do you like Scribble Borders as much as I do?  It is probably the quickest technique we have, and one that adds a big punch to your black & white image.  Speaking of image, don't you just love my Raggedy Ann?  This darling is from Impression Obsession, and they have several styles of Raggedy Ann's to choose from.  My sentiment is from SU.  Have a terrific day!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Hello Junkie Friends~ Kathie McGuire here on your stamping weekend with a Tri Shutter card from the Fancy Folds and Motion CD I made so many Christmas cards with this design, I'll be sharing a lot of them here over the next few months. I hope you enjoy this card and thanks for stopping by today! Kathie