The Tropics

Hi folks!  Today’s Technique Junkies card uses The Tropics and Sky Touches the SeaYou can receive 10% off these, or any other stamps and product, just by using my code TJ10Beth.

I sponged my sky with yellow and pink and coloured the rest with Copic markers.  I did another version below.

This card was coloured with Copic markers.  Which is your favourite?

Posted on : Oct 16 2018
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How to Create with Metallic Shimmering Bliss

Can you believe that I didn’t use metallic paper on my card?  Instead I used Technique Junkies metallic Shimmering Bliss.  You can receive these gorgeous sprays or any other product at 10% off simply by using the code TJ10Beth.  It’s that simple.

The stamp I used is called Dream Big.  It is a large stamp so I cut it in half and used the bottom portion of the stamp which I gold embossed on black cardstock.

The cost of purchasing metallic paper is expensive so when Pat offered metallic Shimmering Bliss, I got a hold of them.  Here I used Golden Olive, Silver, Smoldering Ash, and Chestnut Mare.

You may be interested to hear that Pat is offering bundles now, so check them out.

Get it all Spray Bundle

Now on to my tutorial…

Spray your cardstock with the colours I listed (you can use any colour of Shimmering Bliss for a different look).  Let dry completely.


Emboss your dried cardstock.

I wanted a masculine-looking card so I picked out masculine embossing folders.

Cut into a variety of shapes as seen here.

Using your unembossed background lay it flat and arrange your embossed pieces of cardstock, leaving space between your cardstock to represent grout.  I used my ATG gun to adhere the cardstock.  You can also lightly use glue to attach your cardstock to your background as well.

Once you have your card covered you may chose to mat your background.

I hope I inspired you to pull out your Shimmering Bliss.

Posted on : Oct 09 2018
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Technique Junkies Stamps World Card Making Day Sale

Posted on : Oct 06 2018
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Technique Junkies October New Release

Welcome to the Technique Junkies October New Release!  If you came from my ubber talented friend Judy Jackson then you’re on the right track.  Otherwise you might want to start at the beginning of the hop at our blog Design Junkies so you don’t miss a thing.  Keep on reading for a tutorial I made.

We have a new designer and I’m sure you know of her.  Our new artist is the talented Ms. Jan Tinklenberg who has a stamp line called Mitton State Stamps.  This lovely Wreath Sled is one of Jan’s fine designs.

From today until October 8th you can get the October release stamps at 15% off.  It automatically comes off your cart.  It’s that simple.  For any other products you are entitled to 10% off.  All you have to do is use my code TJ10Beth.


My next card uses a technique I personally developed for the June 2010 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  This technique is called Faux Dominos and I am sharing a new tutorial with you.  Read on for it.  To see the original tutorial I shot you can see it here.

I coloured this wonderful Holiday Doodles stamp, which is a new release.

Next, I cut the image close to the half way point.

I cut the “dominoes” in 1″ pieces then I used a corner rounder to shape them into dominoes.  This step is optional.  You might like square dominoes better.

Using VersaMark I pressed the pad over top of the entire domino piece then sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat embossed the embossing powder.

To make the domino look thick, add pop dots on the back.  Now you’re ready to finish your card.

Your next visit is with the talented Lynda Pleckan.

Posted on : Oct 01 2018
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Handmade Wedding Cards and Gift

Hello fellow stampers.  Today I’m sharing three handmade wedding cards I received and a mixed media box I received at my shower.

My first card is from from Tina Zinck, a Canadian Stampn’ Up! rep, and good on-line friend.  She sent me this delightful card with an embossed sentiment.  Tina makes high quality videos and you can visit her blog here at The Serene Stamper.

My next colourful card comes from a good on-line friend from the Netherlands.  If you know Hetty, then you will most definitely recognize her style.  I love how the three hearts fit into each other.  You can find Hetty at Craft Chaos.

Lynn Cole, my dear penpal and good friend from England made this easel card.  Lynn and I started writing at 13 years old, and here we are in our mid fifties.  She’s made four visits to visit me, here in Canada, and I finally made it to England a few years ago.  Lynn is coming this coming summer, and I’m so excited.  Thinking of taking her white water rafting in the Ottawa area.  We have so much in common.

Katie surprised me with a memory box using my wedding invitation.  This good friend even added the bracelet she wore on her wedding day to the top of the box.  This was given to me at my shower and a couple of friends went together and picked a topic something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.  This box held “something borrowed.”  She loaned me her wedding pearls that was handed down to her.  I wore these at my wedding reception, which was held a week after our small wedding with just the children and grandchildren present.

The inside of the cover has the two owls that I made and placed on my wedding invitation.

The bottom of the box holds the maritime stamping I did on the inside of my wedding invitation. Stamp is from Technique Junkies.  I think this was one creative mixed media project.

Thanks for hanging in on this long post,  Have a nice weekend!



Posted on : Sep 29 2018
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Rainy Day Friends

Hello folks! Today I have a fun card using Technique Junkies Rainy Day Friends.  You can receive this stamp or any other product for 10% off simply by using TJ10Beth.

I paper pieced the umbrella and coloured my image with Prismacolor colored pencils and then painted areas with Twinkling H2o’s to add shadows.

Fall is upon us.  Temperatures are cooler and I get to get cozy wearing sweaters.  Fall is my favourite season.  What’s yours?

Posted on : Sep 25 2018
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Happy Birthday

Hi folks.  Wow, look at that shimmer on my background.  I used Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss in Mardi Gras Purple.  My stamp is called Whimsical Birthday Cake.  You can receive these and any other products at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.  It’s that simple.

I added border corners and used Nuvo Crystal Drops to the corners.

Yesterday Al and I binged watched season one of Ozark.  Anyone else watching it or have seen it?  It sure is an interesting Netflix show.

Have a great week!



Posted on : Sep 18 2018
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Hooray it’s your birthday

Hello folks, I recently went to a Stampn Up cardmaking party and this is one of the cards we made.  It went to a very special cousin on her 50th birthday.  We celebrated at the Keg and went back to party at her house.  It was a lot of fun.

Have a nice weekend.


Posted on : Sep 15 2018
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Wolf by Moonlight

Hello folks!  Technique Junkies Wolf by Moonlight is one of my favourite masculine stamps. I see so many possibilities with it.  You can receive this stamp at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.  In fact, you can use this code for anything in the store.  What a steal of a deal!

I sprayed several pieces of cardstock with Shimmering Bliss and there were puddles left behind so I smooshed my white cardstock into the puddles of Shimmering Bliss and this is the background that turned out.

I tore my main image, matted it on black and tore the black as well.  The buttons came from an advertisement on Pinterest while I was surfing cards.  I never know if these advertisements are scams but my heart went pitter patter when I saw these buttons.  There were so many to choose from that I ordered two different packages.  Wasn’t I surprised when they arrived within a week.

Have a great week and get inky!

Posted on : Sep 11 2018
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Make a Wish

Recently I attended a Stampn’ Up card class and this is one of the cards we made.  The hat was die cut from designer paper.  I like how SU is making designer paper that coordinates with dies.

Have a great weekend.  I’m off to my cousin’s 50th birthday party right after the morning wedding reception for my step daughter.  Cheers!

Posted on : Sep 08 2018
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