Dueling Darlings – Penguins

Hi folks!

It’s the 15th of the month, and the Dueling Darlings are having a duel using this month’s theme, “penguins.”  Terry S, from the Dazzlers (I’m part of the Dazzlers team), and Laurajean (LJ) gave us all the supplies we needed to complete a card or two.  I think my penguin is enjoying the sunshine on a snowy day.

I missed putting on 3D embellishments because I didn’t see them neatly in an envelope until I typed this out yesterday.  Ugh!

My image was coloured with Prismacolor colored pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits.

Thanks for stopping by!

Image:  Inky Antics Petey Penguin #2

Designer Paper:  American Crafts

Dies:  Memory Box Swirl Stitch Clouds, Lil’ inker sun

Ribbon:  Offray ginghams

 

 


Posted on : Jan 15 2020
Posted under DDD, Dueling Darlings |

How to add Depth to your Stencilling

Let your stenciled background shine!  This super easy, and fun, technique uses ink, a bold stamp and markers to add depth. This stencil is available at A Colorful Life Designs .  Click here to find this Garden Gate Stencil.  You can see all the stencils that Technique Junkies carry here.

Anything purchased at Technique Junkies is 10% off  by using my code TJ10Beth .  Clearance items have already been reduced.

Tape your stencil down well with tape, touching the sides of your paper.  If you have the fabulous new Pixie Spray, use that.  Unfortunately, I live in Canada and cannot have it shipped across the border so I’m on the lookout at local stores.

Sponge ink over entire surface of stencil.  Here I blended my Distress Oxides with the Ink Blending Brushes in colours: Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Broken China.

Using fine-tip markers you will be adding depth to your pretty card front. I filmed, and started using, Distress markers, but personally I found it too bright. You may like that look. Ended up switching over to SU markers. It’s all about what you like to use. When adding marker, use a darker version of what has been sponged on.

Using your markers, trace around various areas of your stencil as seen in the photo. You can add as little, or as much, as you like. For this tutorial I traced lines on most of the stencil. Tip: if you have two different colours in one spot, you can use two coordinating markers in that one spot.

Here you can see the added depth because a shadow was created

By using a bold stencil such as You are so Loved, as above, a sentiment is all you need.  This allows your hard work to shine.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

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Posted on : Jan 14 2020
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

Stampin’ Up Saturday – Sense of Time

Hello folks!

My goal is to make more sympathy and masculine cards this year.  This particular card is for a dear friend who celebrates his birthday in June.  I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of rushing to make a card at the last moment.

If you are a regular reader, you may have noticed that I like to make 3-D cards.  The tutorial I follow to make this easel card can be found on the following sites:

Photos:  Splitcoaststampers

Photos: Card making magic

Video: Splitcoaststampers

Video:  You Tube

 

PRODUCTS USED:

Cardstock:  Old Olive, Rust, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso

Ink:  Old Olive, Dusty Durango, Momento Brown

Embellishments:  Cogs and Wheels

Stamps:  SU Sense of Time, Mark’s Finest Papers

 


Posted on : Jan 11 2020
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

One card made in two different colours

I love to make two cards in two different colours, don’t you?!  Directions to making this are below.

This lovely collage and sentiment stamp is from Technique Junkies January new release, and you know what that means?  Yup, a sale.  From January 1 to 8, the new release is automatically discounted by 15%, and if you use my code TJ10Beth, you will receive a total of 25% off.  Stamps I used are Bird and Letter Collage and You are Extraordinary.

Now this is how I like my cards–nice and bright!  Which colour is your favourite?

How I made my cards:

  • Rubbed my cardstock with an embossing buddy to take out the static and finger prints on my white cardstock
  • Used VersaMark and stamped it out onto my cardstock, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
  • Using my blending brushes (10% off with code TJ10Beth) I rubbed on Distress Oxides
  • Next, I rubbed off the colour off the white embossing with a Kleenex
  • Added sentiment and sequins

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great week!


Posted on : Jan 07 2020
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Born to Fish

Hello folks.  Can you believe it’s 2020?  It’s a new month and that means a new release with 15% off the releases.  If you use my code TJ10Beth you will get an additional 10% off.  Aside from the new releases, you can used my code for 10% off the remainder of your order.  You can see the new release here.  (this is an older stamp and not a new release)

It was recently my husband’s birthday, and since he likes to fish, I made a special card for him using Born to Fish.  I am sure you would agree that masculine cards are not as easy to make as other occasions.  Using this set takes away alot of planning.

 

 


Posted on : Jan 04 2020
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

January 2020 New Release

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  Well, we reached 2020 and what a way to start off the year.  Technique Junkies has an awesome new release and I can’t wait to show you two of the new stamps.

All of the January 2020 New Release stamps are 15% off through January 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.

Grab my discount code TJ10Beth for an additional 10% off of the newly released stamps.  Regular priced items will be discounted by 10%.

I love silhouette stamps, don’t you?  I wanted to give colour to my Wishing Big stamp, and so I placed elongated Post-it notes along the top and bottom of my card front.  Next, I seamlessly blended Distress Oxides onto the white cardstock.  With the use of Ink Blending Brushes, the blending of inks is flawless.  Technique Junkies sell Blending Brushes and their pricing is fantastic.  You can get your brushes at 10% off just by using my code above.

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, so why not get started early.  Using You are It, I saw a form of Joseph’s Coat when I saw this stamp.  I took this technique and ran with it by blending colour onto my white cardstock, then I stamped out my image using my Misti using Black VersaFine, so the colour was nice and rich.  Using Blending Brushes, I rubbed Real Red around all the edges of the edges so the black-frayed edging was noticeable.

You should see the beautiful cards made by my fellow teammates.  Simply click on their names and you will be sent directly to their project/card.

Beth Norman-Roberts (me)

Posted on : Jan 01 2020
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

This view is from my stamp room window on the first snow storm of the year.

I’m working 3-11 this week.  How are you spending Christmas?


Posted on : Dec 25 2019
Posted under Personal Photos |

Merry & Bright Christmas

Hello folks!

Well, it’s down to the wire.  I hope all of your cards are mailed.  At the time of writing this post, I’m still trying to locate a couple of cards that I know I addressed but can’t put my hands on. If your stamp room looks anything like mine you would understand.  Everything about my stamp room cries Christmas.  I have gift boxes, bows, presents that need wrapping for my granddaughter (always buying “just one more” present for my darling Charlotte), and two bags full of nicely decorated dishcloths that I knitted for my pharmacy ladies and coworkers.

It’s been a busy Christmas season with four Christmas concerts at two of my local theatres.  I’m really looking forward to seeing Chen Yun in Detroit this January.  You can see the beautiful trailer in a short YouTube video here.

This will be my last post before Christmas.  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season!

 

Dies:  Stampn’ Up

Sentiment:  Technique Junkies Victorian Greetings, set of 6

 


Posted on : Dec 21 2019
Posted under Christmas |

Inventory Blow out at Technique Junkies

35% off a huge assortment of stamps at Technique Junkies.

These stamps are on sale for 35% off.  Use my code TJ10Beth to receive an additional 10% off.  45% off sounds great, doesn’t it?!

Samples using stamps from the invetory reduction sale


Posted on : Dec 19 2019
Posted under Uncategorized |

Wine Tag Tutorial

35% off a huge assortment of stamps at Technique Junkies.

These stamps are on sale for 35% off.  Use my code TJ10Beth to receive an additional 10% off.  45% off sounds great, doesn’t it?!

Hello fellow stampers.  I am in the need for a wine bottle tag for a large open house I’m attending this weekend, and I always like to give the hostess a bottle of wine, and wanted to make it extra special this year.  I thought a handmade wine bottle tag would fit the bill.

Using my most-used Christmas stamp, called Merry Christmas, I coloured it up with Prismacolor coloured pencils.

To receive a 10% discount on this stamp, and any other regularly-priced product at Technique Junkies, simply use my code below.

Cut your cardstock (here I used Kraft cardstock) paper to 9.5″ x 3″. Score at 3″. This will be the top of your tag.

Using a ruler, draw a line from each corner, at an angle, and where the line intersects, cut up to that point to create two points for the bottom of your tag.

Emboss your tag up to the 3″ line, or you can carry the embossing right up to the top of your tag.

Emboss your tag up to the 3″ line, or you can carry the embossing right up to the top of your tag.

Cut out your image and layer it as much or as little as you like. Here, my red edges are a little rough because I hand cut my red matt. I think it gives my tag a rustic feel, so if you do the same, look at it as a little rustic.

Close up of my tag.

Merry Christmas Everyone

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Posted on : Dec 17 2019
Posted under Projects, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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