Coffee Causes my Soul to Dance

Happy New Year to my fellow stampers!

 

I know a few people who are coffee lovers and drinking it causes their soul to dance.  I’m one of them.  For others, it’s the smell of fresh brewed coffee, even when they do not like to drink coffee.

Instructions for creating my background is below.

 

As you know, Technique Junkies had their new release on January 1st.  As usual, new stamps are 15% off, but when you use my code TJ10Beth, new stamps are 25% offAll other products are 10% off when you use my code.

A while back, I made a tutorial showing how to colour block using Aurora FlakesThese Flakes can be purchased for 10% off simply by using my code above.

Instructions for Making my Card

Creating My Background:

  1. Cut white cardstock to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and rub your embossing buddy all over the cardstock.
  2. Using VersaMark, stamp Whimsical Coffee Background out and cover with clear embossing powder.
  3. Using Distress Oxides in colours picked raspberry and fossilized amber, I used my Ink Blending Brushes to blend the colour onto my cardstock.
  4. Spritz background with Shimmering Iridescent Bliss Topping.
  5. Once fully dried, iron the decorated front by placing a copy paper on the bottom of your image, and one over top.  Use dry setting.  You will see the embossing powder stick to the top sheet, and that’s a good thing.
  6. Next, colour block using my video for directions.
  7. Finally, add Soul to Dance to the card front.

WOW, 25% off newly released stamps simply by using my code TJ10Beth and 10% all other products in the store!

 In the following weeks you will see this same background using different colours of Distress Oxides.

Thank you for stopping by!


Posted on : Jan 12 2021
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Strong Cup of Coffee

This is a super fun fold, and a perfect way to use my handmade background.  See below for instructions on how to make this card.

As you know, Technique Junkies had their new release on January 1st.  As usual, new stamps are 15% off, but when you use my code TJ10Beth, new stamps are 25% off.  All other products are 10% off when you use my code.

Instructions for Making my Card

Creating My Background:

  1. Cut white cardstock to 4? x 5 1/4? and rub your embossing buddy all over the cardstock.
  2. Using VersaMark, stamp Whimsical Coffee Background out and cover with clear embossing powder.
  3. Using Distress Oxides in colours broken china and evergreen bough, I used my Ink Blending Brushes to blend the colour onto my cardstock.
  4. Spritz background with Shimmering Iridescent Bliss Topping.  Using a baby wipe, wipe off the coloured background.
  5. Once fully dried, iron the decorated front by placing a copy paper on the bottom of your image, and one over top.  Use dry setting.  You will see the embossing powder stick to the top sheet, and that’s a good thing.
  6. Using Love, Laughter and Coffee, place your stamp onto your Misti, or other stamping tool.
  7. Using watercolour markers (I used Tombows), colour your stamp as desired.  I inked up each word approximately three to four times, huffing in between inking, and stamping out my sentiment. 

Creating Folded Card:

Tempting Turquoise cardstock

cut at 5 1/2? x 8 1/2?

scored at 2 1/8? and 4 1/4?

White cardstock 

cut at 2? x 5 3/8? 

cut at 4? x 5 1/4?

Stamps Used

Love, Laughter and Coffee

Whimsical Coffee Background

 


Posted on : Jan 05 2021
Posted under cards, Tutorials |

Technique Junkie New Release and Sale

Happy New Year to you and your family!  Here on the Technique Junkie team, we are showcasing January’s new release.  As always, newly released stamps are 15% off, but if you use my code TJ10Beth, you will receive 25% off.  You will see previously released stamps, and are 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.  Now that’s a deal!!  You can see what everyone has made by starting at the Technique Junkies Blog.

We have New Stamps and stencils in the Technique Junkies line! Check out our store website.

 

 

Home is where the cat is, is a darling new stamp for cat-lovers alike.  Here I used Paws stencil and rubbed brown ink over the stencil, then I took a dark Prismacolour pencil crayon and shaded the toes and the bottom of the feet for added dimension.  Because the feet have rounded edges, I decided to round my corners too.

 

I’m a lover of snowflake stamps and couldn’t resist using the new Snowflake Trio with an older background stamp called Delicate Snowflakes.  I was going for a non-traditional look because I send weekly cards to my girlfriend (sometimes every other week) just to cheer things up since COVID hit.  This could easily be a masculine card with the colours I used.  The sentiment stamp is an older stamp from the set Sentimental Sayings.  It’s a great set to have on hand because it has 7 wonderful sentiments.  I used a MojoMonday #216 Sketch.

If you find yourself saying that you can’t just choose one or two stamps from the new release, then is there a deal for you! The Gotta Have it all bundle is $94.80. Normally $126.30 Save $31.50 25% off plus shipping of $6.99

The link to the Gotta Have it all Bundle can be seen here.

Check out my fellow design team members’ blogs:


Posted on : Jan 01 2021
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Happy Birthday

Hello fellow stampers!

Way back in October it was Pat Huntoon’s birthday, and this was the card I made for her.  Because I just cannot get enough of Gnome for Christmas, I created a birthday card.  I like to stretch out my stamps.  For example, my double easel card calendar that I posted on December 3rd, is another example how I stretched out my stamps.  Below, I included the Christmas card I made with this very stamp.  I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencil crayons and blended with odorless mineral spirits.

 

Look at your stamps, and see how you can stretch them out too.

 


Posted on : Dec 29 2020
Posted under cards |

Merry Christmas from England

Hello there.  This beautiful embroidered card was made by my penpal/girlfriend for Christmas.  Isn’t it exquisite?  I have it sitting beside me on my basket storage unit.

Lynn and I became penpals at age 13, and here at 58 we are dear friends.  After writing back and forth for 13 years, Lynn came out to visit me when I lived on Prince Edward Island (Canada), then again on my move to Nova Scotia, then again three times here in Ontario.  Back in April 2015, I went to visit Lynn.  Plans were in the works for Al and I to go to England next summer, but due to Covid, we had to reschedule.

It is uncanny just how much we have in common, besides being the same age.  We love cross-stitching, card-making, same style of clothing, reading (both avid readers), and being in the same line of work (although I changed paths eight years ago).

Pretty cool, eh?!

Have a great Boxing Day for my fellow Canadians.


Posted on : Dec 28 2020
Posted under cards, Christmas |

Merry Christmas

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

Using my favourite stamp of 2020, this Woodland Wonders is a terrific stamp for Christmas, Birthday, and other masculine cards.  The coordinating envelope uses Santa Mail  The circular stamp on my card is also from Santa Mail, set of 2.   My card was a hit with Al.  For a look into the inside of my card, please scroll down.

 

Directions

  1. Heat emboss Woodland Wonders with white embossing powder.
  2. Use Diagonal Stripes Cutting Plate, or leave the background in one piece.
  3. Using a die cut, cut out “Merry” and glue onto the front of the card
  4. Heat Emboss with black embossing powder on red cardstock, using Santa Mail, set of 2.
  5. Punch out the circular image, or use a circular die cut.
  6. Die Cut greenery and glue the tips of the die cut and place under image, which was pop dotted.
  7. Using a sentiment from Poinsettia, set of 4, I stamped out my sentiment for the inside, and used die cuts/punch for added fun.

 

Have a wonderful day, and stay safe!

 


Posted on : Dec 25 2020
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Across the Miles

Hello fellow stampers!  Using Stampin’ Up! Lift me Up stamp and die set, I created a couple of cards with coordinating envelopes.  It was my challenge to create 30 cards, and coordinating envelopes,  for my dear friend for Christmas.  It certainly was a challenge because I did not come up with idea until late September.  Sneaking in cards in between design team work, the making of 16 double easel cards, custom orders, and family birthday and Christmas cards was a challenge.

I think this will become a tradition that I can work on all year long.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a nice weekend.


Posted on : Dec 19 2020
Posted under cards |

35% off selected Technique Junkies Inventory

Whimsical World is on sale

Come on over to our 35% Inventory Reduction Sale! Don’t miss out on these limited-time discounts.  Ready for a bargain?  Well, the Whimsical World stamp is just of 300 stamps on sale.  You can see the sale items here.These selected in-stock items are 35% off through TOMORROW.   Supplies are limited, so act fast.  If you use my code above, you will get an extra 10% off!
We need to reduce our in-stock items – wonderful stamps from our booth stock and more! As we redesign our booth for the coming year, you benefit! This sale is limited to in-stock inventory. No wholesale orders, please.
Select any item from the 35% discount category and it will be discounted automatically at checkout.

Posted on : Dec 14 2020
Posted under Technique Junkies Stamps |

35% off select inventory at Technique Junkies

Big Flourish is on sale

Come on over to our 35% Inventory Reduction Sale! Don’t miss out on these limited-time discounts.  Ready for a bargain?  Well, the Big Flourish stamp is just of 300 stamps on sale.  You can see the sale items here.These selected in-stock items are 35% off through December 15th.  The sale will only last 2 weeks, and supplies are limited, so act fast.  If you use my code, above, you will receive an extra 10% off.
We need to reduce our in-stock items – wonderful stamps from our booth stock and more! As we redesign our booth for the coming year, you benefit! This sale is limited to in-stock inventory. No wholesale orders, please.
Select any item from the 35% discount category and it will be discounted automatically at checkout.
Big Flourish and Birdie Tree are on sale

Posted on : Dec 08 2020
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Believe

Hi there folks!  Way way back when Odd Bird Planet was in business, and I was on their Design Team, I created this Christmas card.  I’m a hoarder of cards because they are hard to part with.  I’m curious if you are too.

Since my granddaughter was 3 1/2, I started sending her cards, and now she’s almost 4.  I thought this card would make her laugh.  I’m having so much fun  sending her cards.  I always ask her about daycare.  Her mom, Sarah (and my daughter), took a video of her opening her card.  She was adimat that she was going to read it and this is what she said, “hello Grandma Beth.  Do you like your daycare.”  I got a chuckle out of that.  I wonder if she got a chuckle out of santa driving a train.

Have a great day!

 


Posted on : Dec 05 2020
Posted under cards, Christmas |

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