Gated Chickens

Howdy folks.  Today I have a very fun card for you using Gated Tags technique from the February 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter, using Keep ChickensTo get 10% off this stamp set, or any other product you purchase you just have to use my code TJ10Beth.

I had fun colouring up my chickens onto handmade tags.

Thanks for stopping by!

 


Posted on : Jun 19 2018
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Triple Play

Hi folks!  I hope you had a nice weekend and you’re enjoying the summer-like weather after a long winter.  I’ve been having fun playing with Keep Chickens from Technique Junkies.  They are so quirky, eh?!  You can receive these quirky chickens, or any other product at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth,

My card is from the February 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

 

Have a good week, and stay cool.

Thanks for stopping by.

 


Posted on : May 29 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.
For 10% off your order please used TJ10Beth.

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!


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

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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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