Changing Things

Hello folks!  I had lots of fun making this card, coordinating the sponged ink background with my papers. This stamp is called Changing Things, by Technique Junkies, and is 10% off just by using my code TJ10Beth.  Did you know Technique Junkies carry a variety of products including A Colorful Life stencils, Ken Oliver’s Color Bursts and Nuvo Products to name a few?  You can purchase these items, and stamps at 10% off just by using my code as well.  Pat is very generous.

I made my card by stamping out my image with my Misti, then let it dry overnight so when I sponged, the black wouldn’t smudge.  You don’t have to wait that long, but I did just because it fit into my stamping schedule.  I masked my lady and sponged with three colours, then coordinated my papers with the ink.  Each piece of paper was embossed with my Cuttlebug.  My lady was coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencil.  I even gave her some eye shadow and lipstick–LOL.

Did you know Technique Junkies has a Facebook group?  I’d love to see you there; it’s a great place to showcase your work.  There is also a monthly challenge and this month it is a sketch challenge. The winner of the challenge receives a $25 gift card to Technique Junkies.

 

Have a great week!


Posted on : Apr 17 2018
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Soul to Dance

Hello folks!  Today I’m here with Poppy Bouquet which is well loved by many of you, and the design team.  If you click on the link you can see many samples of what the design team did with this card.  To get your Poppy Bouquet, or any other product at 10% off simply by using TJ10Beth.

I thought it would be fun to add Soul to Dance on my card.  It is a sentiment that speaks to my heart.

Have you joined our Facebook group yet?  We have monthly challenges and this month’s challenge is a sketch.  You don’t have to use a Technique Junkie technique because we are all about Technique Junkies stamps now.  Hope to see you there!


Posted on : Apr 10 2018
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Technique Junkies April New Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Technique Junkie’s April new release blog hop, where all new releases are 15% off until April 8th. There are 15 new stamps being released, and 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.   We have a Yahoo group to share artwork and we would love to see you there.

 

If you came from the ubber talented Judy Jackson’s blog you’re on the right track. You might want to start at Design Junkies so you don’t miss a thing

For my first card I used All the Moms, Set of Three stamp all around the sides of my Pop up Box Card.  You can find the directions to making this box on Splitcoaststampers.  If you order your stamp now, you will have lots of time to get a box made for your mother, as Mother’s Day is fast approaching.  Trust me, this is a very easy card to make.  It may look intimidating but it isn’t.

 

I stamped Happy Mother’s Day on each flap.  It is just one, of two, Happy Mother’s Day sentiments that come with this set.

Okay, I couldn’t resist doing another fold.  This one is called Tri Shutter Card.  I had lots of fun with this stamp set called Party Chicks, Set of 12.  I coloured my chicks with Copic markers.  Isn’t it fun?

 

My last card uses the stamp Wildflowers.  She reminds me of myself, a free spirit.  Flower Soft was added to her hair.  I created my background and recently did a tutorial on it called Mixed Media.  I thought it was perfect for this image.  Not in the new release, but is 10% off if you used my code TJ10Beth, is Love Harlequin and Big Flourish.  The background was coloured with Gelatos.

Your next stop is to the talented Lynda Pleckan.


Everything will be OK

Hello friends and fellow bloggers.  Technique Junkies is having their very first Sketch Challenge and we hope you will join along.  Here, I used Faith, Hope & Love background by heat embossing with white embossing powder.  My sentiment is Everything will be OK.  These stamps, as well as all Technique Junkie products (except for new releases from the 1st to the 9th of each month), are on sale for 10% off if you use my code TJ10Beth.

Did you know Technique Junkies has a Facebook Group?  It is a great place to share your artwork.  Hope to see you there.

Thanks for stopping by!

 


Posted on : Mar 27 2018
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You’re in my Prayers

Hi fellow stampers.  Today I used Technique Junkies Flourished Floral in a way I’ve never tried, but have always wanted to, before.  You can purchase this stamp, or any other product, including Ken Oliver’s Color Bursts, at 10% off your entire order simply by using my code TJ10Beth.  As you can see from all the times I’ve used this stamp, it is quite versatile, using it for cards to ATC’s.

I heat embossed Flourished Floral in white embossing powder, then coloured it with Prismacolor coloured pencil and blended with odorless mineral spirits.  When I cut out my image with a circular die, I kept it in the die and sponged blue around the edges and matted using a scallop circle.  To finish off my card I used In my Prayers and cut it out using a banner die.

My card is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Mar 20 2018
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How to construct a mixed media project

Hello fellow stampers.   I had a ton of fun making this mixed media project as it is far from my norm.  I dabbled in mixed media when I spent years working on altered books.  Boy, was that fun!  On any of these stamps, or any other stamps and supplies you can use my code TJ10Beth to receive 10% off your order.

Have you seen the new Color Bursts by Ken Oliver?  You can get them at 10% off as well.  Go wild with your mixed media!

 

Stamps:  Love Harlequin, Big Flourish, Paint Rings, Be Silly, Rose Doodles

Stencil:  A Colorful Life Stencils

Start by stamping on white tissue paper.  On my tissue I used Love Harlequin and Big Flourish.

Use Modge Podge to adhere your tissue paper to your cardstock.  Place Modge Podge on the cardstock to prevent the ink from bleeding.

Colour entire surface with Gelatos.

Burnish Gelatos with your finger.

Optional:  Place a stencil over any open area and spritz with water.  This will leave a pattern.  I ended up taping my stencil down which is not shown in this photo.

I got some water on my tissue, so I tore pages from a book to cover up the smudging.

Take a stencil and paint light layers of colour using paint over top of your stencil.

Next, I added Paint Rings background stamp to my piece

Finish as desired.


Posted on : Mar 13 2018
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Technique Junkies ATC Challenge

Hello fellow stampers.  Are you new to ATC’s or are you a die hard?  This month Technique Junkies is having their first ATC challenge where you can find the full details here.  This month the theme is spring ATC and what is better than the Flourished Floral (a favourite of mine).

You can receive this stamp, or any other product for 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

Artist Trading Cards (ATC) were developed for artists to trade.  They are never to be sold.  Details of the ATC, such as: who created it, the date, number (ie. 2/5) and title are written on the back.  Technique Junkies has a perfect stamp for the back which can be found here and is called ATC Sign in.

ATC’s are 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.  For my ATC I cut the main image a little smaller so I could add the appropriate size of border.

I do hope you can find the time to join in on the challenge which you can enter until March 11th.


Posted on : Mar 06 2018
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Technique Junkies March New Release

Hello and welcome to March’s new release from Technique Junkies where new releases are on sale for 15% off until March 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.

If you came from the ubber talented Judy Jackson’s blog you’re on the right track.  You might want to start at Design Junkies so you don’t miss a thing.

On my first card I watercoloured Perfect Atoms.  Because there seems to be some love between the birds I chose heart filled designer paper.  For my watercolours I used Distress Markers and Tombow Markers.

For my second card I coloured my Itoh Peonies with Prismacolour pencil crayons and OMS.  I added the sentiment (not a new release) from Grand Greetings.

My third, and last card, uses Be Pretty and the the technique Gelatos Wipe which is on the Sensational Stencils CD.  You can purchase any CD at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.  The stencil I used comes from A Colorful Life which can be purchased at Technique Junkies as well.

Your next stop is  at Lynda Pleckan who will wow you!


Posted on : Mar 01 2018
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How to make Men’s Blue Jeans

Hello fellow stampers. Today I’m going to share with you how to make men’s jeans which is a nice masculine card for that someone special. If you want to receive 10% off these stamps, or any other product, simply use TJ10Beth in your shopping cart to receive the price reduction.

These jeans are a breeze to make. Who knew they could sew up so quick!

Start by stamping out your Blue Jeans background stamp

Using red, or another colour of choice, stamp out Cheers! from Simple Sentiments 2a

Adhere the Cheers! to the left side of the seam from Simple Sentiments 2a

To make the leather patch cut a 2″ x 2″ piece of Kraft paper and distress the edges with brown ink.  Stamp out Happy Birthday 3 in the centre then add some holes around the edges.  Take a fine tip marker and draw from hole to hole to make it look like it is stitched

Attach to the left side of your stamped image. Add a brad to the pocket. You are now ready to finish your card as desired. Have fun!


Posted on : Feb 27 2018
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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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