Banner Technique

Hello stamping friends.  Today I have a card using the Banner Technique, from Technique Junkies Designer Paper Perfection CD, which you can purchase for 10% off.

In fact, you can get 10% off all of your regularly priced products if you use the code TJ10Beth.


I coloured Hot Rod with Copic markers.  My coworkers are after me for some birthday cards so I came up with several of these for the men in their lives.  On the inside I stamped Happy Birthday.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope I”ve inspired you to make some masculine cards using the Banner Technique.

Posted on : Feb 20 2018
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Happy Birthday

A stamping group I’m in called for making a wood background simply by swipping ink pads.  My SU Crumb Cake wasn’t juicy enough to help this technique along so I did the best I could.

I stamped out my Hero Arts owl and coloured her with Prismacolor pencil crayons.  I stamped out my image onto designer paper and use it for her dress and hat.  I coloured under her collar to add some depth.

My Happy Birthday 3 comes from Techique Junkies and if you use my code TJ10Beth you can get 10% off this stamp and any other product you’d like to purchase.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by!

Posted on : Feb 17 2018
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How to make Transitional Ombre

Hello stamping friends.  Today I will show you how the Transitional Ombre technique found in the October 2014 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  The yellow is stunning against the brown cardstock.  I’m using Technique Junkies Why Fit in?

Did you know you can get 10% off products such as stamps, stencils, Misti, etc., at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth?  Yup, that’s right.  What a great savings on your total order.

Let’s begin, shall we?

Supplies:  One colour of cardstock, light to dark; glue pen and an elongated die.

Cut your cardstock with your embossing machine.

Glue your die cuts onto your cardstock and finish as desired.

Posted on : Feb 13 2018
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Deb’s Field

Hello folks.  I made a card from a sketch and am entering this in the Impression Obsession Friendship Flowers challenge using Deb’s Field stamp.

I watercoloured my image with Distress Markers, but my red is a Tombow marker.

My stamp group is holding several challenges this week and I’m entering it in one of their challenges too.

I painted three of these images so you will see more cards using them soon.  I have orders for birthday cards and am working hard at getting a lot made.

Thank you for stopping by!


Posted on : Feb 11 2018
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Be Unique

I’m playing in some challenges this week and one of them uses Brushos/Color Bursts.  My background turned out muddy and looks like Northern Lights.  I couldn’t figure out what to do with the Northern Lights as the surface is bumpy from adding embossing powder so I added some Stampn’ Up! leaves coloured with Copic markers.

My sentiment, Cherish what makes you UNIQUE comes from Technique Junkies Things I want to do set.  You can receive 10% off this sentiment set, or any other product at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

Here is the video I was directed to.  It’s called Color Explosion.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Posted on : Feb 10 2018
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Watercoloured Sunflowers

Hello folks. Today I am entering a challenge at Impression Obsession where the topic is “Friendship Flowers.”

My image is called Sunflowers.  I am so in love with this stamp.

I stamped my image out using my Misti and watercoloured it with my Distress Markers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Feb 08 2018
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You are the World

Good day stamping friends.  Today I created a card using a Technique Junkie technique, but for the life of me I can’t find my note with the details so I will share them with you below.  I used You are the World, from Technique Junkies. 

Did you know that new release stamps are 15% off (automatic discount at the end of your order) until January 8th, and everything else is 10% off if you use my code TJ10Beth.  The 10% discount is good 24/7.

The flower from You are the World set was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and Odorless Mineral Spirits.  I like how this stamp coordinates with my designer paper so well.  It blends right in.  Step-by-Step tutorial below.

Step-by-Step Tutorial

  • Cut bold designer paper at 5 1/2″ x 4″
  • Using a wet paint brush paint Gesso on top of your image.  Make sure your Gesso is watered down so that it does not cover your images up.  I was able to keep it thick enough to allow my sentiment to be stamped on top of the designer paper, yet thin enough that my flowers remained visible
  • Let dry completely or to speed up drying process you can use a heat gun
  • using a stencil brush, or small sponge, rub ink over top of your designer paper in areas you wish to highlight.  For my piece I just went over the flowers
  • Stamp your sentiment over top of your designer paper if desired and add your stamped image

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Feb 06 2018
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Technique Junkies February New Release

Hello and welcome to February’s release from Technique Junkies where new releases are on sale for 15% off until February 8th.  We can all use a little bargain, right?  No codes needed, just put them in your shopping cart and the discount will be applied at checkout, and ongoing is 10% off your order if you use my code TJ10Beth.  This can be applied to the rest of your order.

I am very excited about this new release.  I had a lot of fun painting my canvas in the Van Gogh style using Van Gogh Kitty.  I painted my background with acrylic paints and then I used Modge Podge to adhere my image to the canvas.  I had no idea that these cute small canvases were even made until I received them from a girlfriend for Christmas.  They actually made me giggle.

You will want to start from the beginning of the hop at Design Junkies blog so you don’t miss a thing.  If you came from Judy Jackson’s blog then you’re on the right track.  Didn’t you love what Judy presented this month?

Bam!  If this doesn’t cry colourful I don’t know what does.  What a treat to have a new stamp to colour in front of the TV.  Flower Doodles is a new image and is 15% off until February 8th, but my sentiment Own Kind of Beautiful is 10% off if you use TJ10Beth because it is not a new release.  Using my Misti I stamped out my image twice to get a crisp black image.  I used Copic paper and coloured my image with Copics.  Next I added my stentiment on a banner.

I always like to throw in a technique for those of you who ask for them.  Here I stamped out my Stone Wall and used the Painted Mesh technique from the December 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I used two older stamps:  Sentimental Sayings and Park Walk.

Next on the hop is LYNDA PLECKAN and you’re in for a treat.


Posted on : Feb 01 2018
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How to Create a Remix of Colorful Silhouettes

Hello fellow stampers.  Today I am here with a remix of Colorful Silhouettes, a technique I developed and was published in the August 2011 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.
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Today, I am using Technique Junkie’s I Woof You, and Swirls and Curls.  You can receive these stamps and receive 10% off your total order simply by using my code below.

In this “remix” I introduced an iron to my background simply because of the words, “I Woof You.” I wanted to be sure that the words were crisp and clear. You do not have to iron your image if you are going to use a silhouette stamp; it covers nicely.

Supplies: Background stamp with lots of open areas, silhouette, or other, stamp, VersaMark, white embossing powder, black embossing powder, sponges, 2 or 3 ink colours, heat gun, embossing buddy.

Sponge your colour onto cardstock. Here I used pink and red for Valentine’s Day. Make sure your cardstock is dry thoroughly before you proceed to the next step. You can use a heat gun to speed up the process.

With VersaMark, stamp the pad all over your background stamp, add white embossing powder and emboss.

If you are using a silhouette stamp you can skip this step. Otherwise, place copy paper over top of your image and, on low heat, and lightly iron your embossing so it flattens.

Using VersaMark, stamp your image and add black embossing powder and heat emboss  You are now ready to complete your card as desired.  In my example my background was not ironed.  I wanted to keep a cohesive finish so I used Swirls and Curls both on my main image and on my background.

I hope I inspired you to try this technique.


Posted on : Jan 30 2018
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How to Create Scrappy Spots

Hello, fellow stampers.  Today I am here with a tutorial that was originally printed in the June 2009 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I love this technique because it’s so unique.  It may look like a lot of work, but trust me, it goes together quickly.  For 10% off your order please use TJ10Beth.

I used Technique Junkies Birthdays and Donuts.  Ah, donuts, my weakness in life.

Supplies: 5″ x 5″ cardstock, black ink, three colours of coordinating ink, scissors, round stamp (or punch), brayer, fine black pen (not in photo), copier paper (not in photo)

Stamp out circles all over your cardstock

Stamp out a circle in the center of your full-sized copier paper. Cut out the circle with your scissors to leave a hole.

Place your hole over top of your coloured circle and stamp out the words on your circle. Repeat until every hole is covered

Stamp out your circular stamp on a sticky note, ensuring you have the sticky part on the edge of your stamp is placed in the same direction

Cover all of your circles with the circles you just cut out.  TIP:  Make sure the sticky part of the circles are all in the same direction so that when you brayer, your circle does not lift

With your third colour, brayer over top of your cardstock. It will need several coats to ensure a nice crisp even colour. TIP: Brayer in one direction. If you rol back and forth you risk the lifting of your circle.

Using your fine pen, draw around your circles once, or twice, to cover up white space, or simply to add interest.

To receive a 10% discount on this stamp, or other products, simply use my code below.

I hope I have inspired you to try this technique out. It’s a fun one!

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