Metal and Brad Tutorial

Hi folks.  I was inspired by a UK Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine where I saw a similar card, so I decided to put a tutorial together for you.  It’s just the perfect masculine card.  I gave my card to my son-on-law as a congratulations on your promotion card.  The stamp I used is Stay Humble by Technique Junkies.  As luck would have it I found a package of five coloured shiny bristol board at the dollar store.  Once I found out it did emboss to my expectations, I went back to buy more, but it was all gone.  Bummer.  My card measures 5″ x 5″, but you can do any size, including an A2 size.

Cut your cardstock into a variety of sizes.

Emboss your cardstock.

It is hard to tell where my card ends are because I neglected to shoot my tutorial on a darker background.  My edge is on the left hand side of my cardstock.  Keep all edges aligned along the edges of your cardstock, overlaping where necessary.  Just add a small amount of adhesive to the back of your cardstock as you will want to move your cardstock around.

This is what my card looks like before the placement of brads and stamped image.

Using your poking tool, put holes into each corner of your cardstock then add a brad.  Brads do not need to be added to the underside of your stamped image.  You will want to add a brad to each corner of your stamped image.  I used a variety of coloured metallic brads.

I hope I inspired you to try a new way to add pizzaz to your card.


Posted on : Nov 21 2017
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

Christmas Cocktail-Four Ways

Hello fellow stampers and friends.  Today I’m using Technie Junkie’s Christmas Cocktail and made four styles for you.  I just love this stamp. It is perfect for those friends who enjoy a drink for the holidays.  I also like it for the humour on it.

I created a colourful stamped out image by placing my image in my Misti and colouring small areas at a time with a Tombow and SU markers right onto the stamp.  Then I huff to rewet the marker and repeat approximately three times per area so I get a nice crisp colour.  I found it relaxing while I watched Christmas movies on TV.  Yes indeed, I’m in the Christmas spirit.

The bow die came from a UK papercrafts magazine.

Here I used gold paper from Paper  It is nice and heavy and comes in many colours.  I embossed my background with a poinsettia-like embossing folder.

I don’t often use ribbon, so I wanted to see how ribbon would look with this image.

Now for my favourite version.  Sadly, I ruined the right hand side as the black was not even.  Again, I used the gold from

Which one is your favourite?



Posted on : Nov 14 2017
Posted under Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Painted Harvest

Hi folks!  Sorry I am a day late.  Yesterday was a jammed packed day with grocery shopping, putting up the Christmas tree, three hour nap and then date night with Al.  We saw Murder on the Orient Express and went out for a nice steak.  Considering I just finished my card yesterday, you can see why I had no time to post.

So long to fall; we had our first snow.  I quite enjoyed it.

Now onto my card.  I used Painted Harvest on Triple the Fun card that I filmed a tutorial for Technique Junkies way back in 2013.  You can find the tutorial here.

The inks I used were a variety of Distress Inks, and Adirondak inks as my SU pads are drying up because they are so old.  I decided as I need new ones I’ll order the new pad along with the reinker as the new pads are newly designed and so juicy.  My greens are Old Olive and Hunter Green from SU.

The green paper I used is retired Hunter Green.

Have a nice weekend.




Posted on : Nov 12 2017
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

Day 24 of 30 Days of Christmas

Hello fellow stampers and friends.  Are you following Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas?

I thought it would be fun to make a Bendi fold card for you.  I started by stamping out Santa Moonlight several times with my Misti.  When the image was good and dark I masked off my moon and created Northern Lights for the sky.

In the forefront I used Bunny Girl which I fussy cut, and then added a funky tree.

I curved the front of my card and added Stampn’ Up DP with snowflakes.

The 30 days runs from October 15th to November 13th.  During this time all Christmas stamps are 20% off, and if you use my code TJ10 Beth, you get an extra 10% off–making your savings 30% off.

Hope this puts you in the Christmas mood.


Posted on : Nov 07 2017
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Birthday Hedgehogs

Hi folks!  No doubt, if you’re a Stampn’ Up! fan, you’ve seen these critters around. My dad used to have a hedgehog and my son wants one so bad.  So, for my son’s birthday he will just have to settle on paper hedgehogs instead of the real thing.  All products are Stampn’ Up! including this delightful designer paper.

I followed a tutorial by Tina ZinkFrenchie has also done a wonderful video as well.

My hedgehogs and foilage came from the set Painted Harvest, and the grass came from the set High Tide.  I didn’t have any faces as shown in the videos so I drew mine on with a marker.

These are fun to make and I hope I’ve inspired you to try making your own set of hedgehogs.

Posted on : Nov 04 2017
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

Technique Junkies November New Release

Welcome to the November release hop for Technique Junkies.  You won’t want to miss a thing so head on over to the Design Junkies blog,  If you came from Ro Donner’s blog then you’re on the right track.  Ro is a very talented lady, wouldn’t you agree?   From now until November 8th, new release stamps are 15% off.

Coffee, coffee, coffee.  Can’t live without it and this darling stamp set says it all.  I used the background stamp Cups’n Mugs and the sentiment is Buy Coffee.  To achieve this colourful look I coloured on my stamp with a Tombow marker and huffed on the stamp and stamped it out with my Misti.  I repeated this action three times for every image to get nice crisp lines.

Here I used the Shaving Cream technique for my background.  Using my Misti I stamped out my image several times.  Bigger Bow is the stamp that was used.  Next, I added my own paper bow using a bow die.

Christmas is a time for celebration and along with that are dinner parties, Christmas parties, and just a whole lot of fun.  This would make a lovely thank you for the host/hostess.  Here I used Flatware and Grand Greetings.

I hope you liked these super awesome new images.  Your next stop is at Judy Jackson’s blog.  You will be in for a real treat from this talented lady.

Hold on there.  Don’t leave before reading this important news.  It is also 30 Days of Christmas and there is 20% off all Christmas stamps, plus if you use my code TJ10Beth you get an extra 10% off.  If you are purchasing a non-Christmas stamp 10% will be applied with my code.  Happy shopping.

Posted on : Nov 01 2017
Posted under Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Technique Junkies Stamps |

30 Days of Christmas, Day 17

Hello there.  How are you enjoying Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas?  When stampers are thinking about making Christmas cards, Technique Junkies are bringing on the inspiration.

I created my card using Berries Panel and Gifts of Christmas sentiment.  I coloured my image with Chameleon coloured pencils.

The 30 days runs from October 15th to November 13th.  During this time all Christmas stamps are 20% off, and if you use my code TJ10 Beth, you get an extra 10% off–making your savings 30% off.

Please come back tomorrow for our new release blog hop.  You’ll be wowed.

Posted on : Oct 31 2017
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Day 10 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Hello fellow stampers and friends.  Are you following Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas?  Pat and her Design Team are showing off Christmas cards for 30 days.  Not only are all Christmas stamps 20% off but if you use the code TJ10Beth, you get an extra 10% off, so that is a 30% savings.

Here I used Cocktail Joy.  I placed it in my Misti and coloured individual areas with Tombow markers and huffed on the coloured area and stamped it out.  I coloured and huffed three times in each of the areas I coloured with marker.  The holly leaves were coloured in lightly with a light green Chameleon coloured pencil.

My dear friend, Nancy Gibson, sent me a wonderful goodie box for my birthday and included in that box was Frantage Encrusted Jewels which I sprinkled on the side of my image and used a heat gun to set my jewels.  To prevent them from blowing away, I followed the recommendation to heat from underneath.  Pretty cool, eh?

Thank you for stopping by!


Posted on : Oct 24 2017
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Lovely as a Tree

Whoop, whoop, it’s the weekend and I’m off work this weekend.  I was on 3-11 last week and had lots of energy to make loads of cards before I went to work.  I even had time to join in on a challenge this week.  The challenge was to make a reflection which I did by stamping on acetate and pressing it upside down under my stamped trees.

I thought this would make a great masculine card for my friend who is undergoing knee surgery in November.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend.


Stamps: Lovely as a Tree by Stampn’ Up!

Sentiment is also Stampn’ Up!

Posted on : Oct 21 2017
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas – Day 3

Hello fellow stampers and friends.  Technique Junkies is doing the 30 days of Christmas and this is the card I made for Day 2 of this delightful series.  To see what the Design Team, and Pat, made you can take a peak on Design Junkies.

I created my card by following a You Tube video.  I made 10 of these cards to send out.

I stamped out Flourished Christmas Tree with white embossing powder and watercoloured with my Distress markers.  Once dried I stamped out Magic of Christmas.

Christmas stamps will be 20% off for the duration of the 30 Days of Christmas.  If you use my code, seen below, you will get an additional 10% off your Christmas stamps.

There is a new challenge up for Technique Junkies which you can see here.  Hope to see you there!



Posted on : Oct 17 2017
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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