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!


How to create a Remix of Inky Borders

 

Happy New Year!  Today I’m starting off the New Year with a quick and easy tutorial which is a spin-off of Inky Bands from the October 2012 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  Here I am using Kitty Duo and Love Harlequin which is a new release for January 2018.  New release stamps are on sale for 15% off until January 8th.  You don’t need a code.  My sentiment, A Good Friend, is not a new release, but if you use my code TJ10Beth, you can get it for 10% off.  Not only can you receive this stamp at 10% off but you can receive 10% off any other product minus clearance items.  Now that’s a deal.

Using Post-it Notes, cover the top third of your card, leaving approximately 2 inches of white space.

Start by sponging on your first colour of ink.

Sponge colour onto cardstock until all the white space is covered.

Stamp your decorative stamp over top of your sponged area.

Stamp out your silhouette stamp.  If you have a Misti now is the time to use it.  Ink and stamp out your image until you are happy with the results.  You want a nice dark image to cover your sponged area.  The Misti tool is a favourite of mine and I don’t know how I did without it.

Stamp out your (optional) sentiment.  A Misti gives the perfect placement.  I inked and stamped out my sentiment twice to achieve a crisp black image.

You are now ready to finish your card with matting and embellishments if you wish.


Posted on : Jan 02 2018
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Triple the Fun with Joyeux Noel

Joyeux Noel   As the Technique Junkies celebrate the 30 Days of Christmas, we are seeing lots of fantastic work from Pat and her design team.

All Christmas stamps are on sale at 25% off from November 15 to December 15.

I used Triple the Fun found here.  The technique is very easy and fun to do.  Last year I made all of my Christmas cards using this technique and the card below is what I made.

Don’t they look so different with traditional and non traditional colours.  Which one is your favourite?  Mine is the non traditional colours.

Stamps Used:  Joyeux Noel

Ornament

Joy

Thanks for stopping by.

 

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Posted on : Dec 06 2016
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How to Make a Teabag Holder

Hello fellow stampers and friends.  Beth Norman here with a cute tea bag holder which pairs perfectly with this month’s stamp release called Like a TeacupThe best part of today’s post, is a gentle reminder that today is the last day to receive your 15% off discount from Technique Junkies November Release.

Supplies:  Score board or blade, ribbon, small circle punch red line tape, One 3 1/2? x 7 3/4? cardstock, One 6 1/2? x 7? designer paper

Place your cardstock horizontally and score at 3 1/2? and 4 1/4?

Place your designer paper so the short end is along the top.  Score at 1/2? and 3 1/2?

Add Red Line tape to the top of your cardstock where it was scored as shown above

Fold your second score line and tuck it under the first score line.  Fold over the small score line with the Red Line tape and burnish well.

With the long side placed horizontally score at 3 5/8?

Turn the designer paper over and score, once again, at 3 5/8?

Fold your two score lines as shown

Take your circle punch and punch our a U-shape.  Repeat for the other side

Place Red Line tape in between the two score lines

Adhere designer paper onto cardstock in between the two score lines

Add teabags into slots and close with ribbon (approximately 25″ then trimmed accordingly).  Finally, add Like a Teacup onto the front of your tea bag holder.

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Posted on : Nov 08 2016
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Courage

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Courage

Good Monday morning.  Did you have a nice weekend?  Al and I started off our holidays with a bang by visiting my best friend and cousin who lives two hours away.  On Saturday we went to the Kitchener Blues Festival and saw Cowboy Junkies and Big Sugar.  Then yesterday we went on a good hike to see three falls.  Unfortunately because of the lack of rain this summer the falls were mostly a trickle of water.  The views were magnificent on the Bruce Trail.

Today I have a card using Technique Junkies stamps called Courage and Horse.  I used the Faux Barn Wood technique from the February 2011 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  You can see the tutorial here.

Basically, I painted the paper with brown paint.  After it dried I painted on white glue, and then painted white paint over top of the tacky glue.  As it dried, the white paint crackled.

I used brown embossing powder on my horse and white embossing powder for my sentiment.

I hope you have a terrific week.


Posted on : Aug 08 2016
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Face the Sunshine

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Face the Sunshine 2

Hello fellow stampers.  The minute I saw The Crafty Nurse’s Face the Sunshine card I knew I had to CASE it.  Like Kathy, I used the Inked Resist Technique from the December 2012 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

All my sponging uses Stampin’ Up! ink pads in yellows and oranges.  The French Script was stamped in Walnut Stain Distress Ink as well as around the border of the Pumpkin Pie cardstock.

Stamps by Technique Junkies: Face the Sun Shine and French Script

Have a great week!  Enjoy the sunshine.


Posted on : May 30 2016
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There is Always Hope

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Diagonal Images Background

Good morning folks!  Are you enjoying this spring weather?  Finally we have warmer temperatures in southern Ontario so I can now go outside and walk on my breaks at work.

I have always been intimidated by this technique called Diagonal Images Background from the February 2014 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  When I was going through my binder of my issues this technique popped out at me, and wanting to use a new release stamp for today’s post, I decided to tackle this technique which turned out to be fun and easy.

I used Stylized Roses and Always Hope from Technique Junkies.

Well, I’m off today and playing all day in my studio in preparation for our June 1st blog hop.  Dare I say you will be delighted? Aren’t I a tease?


Posted on : May 10 2016
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Technique Junkies October Blog Hop

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Oak Relief with Sunflower

Hello and welcome to Technique Junkies October blog hop.  Today I’m highlighting two stamps:  Oak Relief and Hawk,Small.  You won’t want to miss a thing so start at the Design Junkies blog where the inspiration begins.  If you came from the talented Sally Lynn MacDonald’s blog, you’re on the right track.  Doesn’t Sally have cool work?  I love her sense of style.

My first card uses Oak Relief.  Steps to make my background:

  • Cut black glossy cardstock at 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Dabble dots of Mica Gloss on top of the black glossy cardstock
  • With your brayer, move the colour around the cardstock
  • Let dry (it dries quickly)
  • Using an embossing buddy rub all over the surface of the cardstock
  • Stamp out Oak Relief stamp with VersaMark
  • Sprinkle with gold embossing powder
  • Heat set
  • Cut a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ mat and adhere your Mica Gloss card to the mat
  • Decorate as desired
  • For my sunflower I cut out a Spellbinders sunflower and layered with orange, rust, and burgundy inks
  • Using a flower making tool (it has a ball on the end), I rolled the inside of the flowers to bend the petals upwards
  • I cut out a leaf from the Sunflower Spellbinders set and then sponged a darker green on the petal and adheared using Speed-Sew glue
  • Last, Flower Soft was added to the centre of the flower

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Oak Relief with Hawk, small My second card uses two stamps.  My background uses Pressed Stains technique from the April 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I think this technique is perfect for the Oak Relief background stamp.  Next, I used my Prismacolor pencil crayons to colour the Hawk, small and used the Whisped Frames technique, also from the Technique Junkie Newsletter,  to surround my image.  Last, I cut out an orange leaf using a Spellbinders leaf.  With it being autumn, I thought orange would be a great colour to use.

Your next stop is at the talented Jane Bosi.  I admire her work which you can see on her blog or and on the Design Junkies blog.

Please note that October release stamps are 15% off through October 9th.  The discount will show up in your shopping cart at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you find this hop inspirational.


Posted on : Oct 01 2015
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Technique Junkies September Blog Hop

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Christmas Joy

Welcome to the September Technique Junkies Blog Hop.   This is the time of year that we start to make our Christmas autumn cards and Halloween cards.  I can’t believe September is already upon us.  Please note that September release stamps are 15% off through September 8th.  The discount will show up in your shopping cart at checkout.

You won’t want to miss a thing because the design team really went out of their way to create some beautiful work.  To start at the beginning please visit Design Junkies blog.  If you came from the talented Sally Lynn MacDonald’s blog, you’re on the right track.  Doesn’t Sally know how to work mixed media?

For my first card I heat embossed the Flourished Christmas Tree and Joy in gold and used sparkling gold paper to embellish the card.  The snowflakes are a punch I’ve had for 15 years.  Wow, where does the time go?

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Ornament

For my second card I stamped out my Ornament 1 image in white embossing powder and sponged ink onto my image and background.  I stamped Joy in a coordinating colour.

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Oak Leaves

September’s release isn’t all about Christmas, it’s about autumn too.  Isn’t this Oak Leaves stamp gorgeous?  I used the Alcohol Ink Splatters technique from the April issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  Next, I added a Spellbinders leaf and distressed the open holes with ink, and added twine.

Your next stop is with the talented Jane Bosi who has a style all of her own.  Everything she touches turns to gold.

Please come back to visit my blog tomorrow where I will have a new release of a Halloween stamp with a tutorial included.


Posted on : Sep 01 2015
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Finding Our Way

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Finding Our Way

Hello folks and fellow stampers.  Are you enjoying the summer weather?  I read on some blogs that they have 100 degree weather, and I can’t even imagine that.  Typically, I suffer with 85 degrees F or 30 degrees C.  Here in Southern, Ontario, Canada, we don’t get a lot of hot, humid weather.  We are in for a scorcher this week which I enjoy a lot.  I haven’t been to the beach much this summer which is a little disappointing.

For my card I used Watercolor Distress found in the February 2007 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  After it dried I stamped Curved Bamboo from Technique Junkies.  Also from Technique Junkies is the sentiment Find Our Way and Dragonfly, set of 2, in which I heat embossed in a purple/pink.  Edges were distressed with Distress Ink.

I hope you have a good week.  Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Aug 18 2015
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