Technique Junkies July New Release and Sale

Ah, July–sand and sea, mermaids and starfish, beach and love.  Yes, that’s a sum up of this month’s new release from Technique Junkies.  As someone who lived 14 years on Canada’s East Coast, this month’s collection of stamps are close-to-my-heart.

 

As always, new release stamps are 15% off until July 8th, and if you use code TJ10Beth, you will receive an additional 10% off–that’s a whopping 25% off.  The remainder of your cart will be 10% off.  We are more than just stamps, so take a look around Technique Junkie’s website.

Stamps used: Drink Like a Fish and Wish Upon a Starfish

To create my background, I used Distress Inks in a blue and a green.  First, I placed the green on my non-stick craft sheet, spritzed with water and placed my 110lb cardstock over top of the ink.  I dried the layer and repeated with blue.  The results are just as I hoped for.

Next, I stamped and heat embossed my mermaid with white embossing powder, over top of my dried background. The sea floor was floor was created with Stampendous chunky metallic aseasonings embossing enamel.

Using watercolour paper, the mermaid, shells and starfish were stamped and embossed with gold embossing powder, then painted with watercolour paints.

The embossed images were then cut into shape then glued onto the card.  Even the liquid drink was carefully cut and glued down.

Stamps used:  Stays at the beach and Burst

Using  turquoise-green cardstock, Burst was stamped out with VersaMark and embossed with gold embossing powder and heat set. Over top of the background, one of my handmade backgrounds (see above for directions as to how the background was created) was cut into a circle.  Stays at the Beach was stamped out in black, and then stamped out onto watercolour paper.  The kissing fish on watercolour paper was watercoloured, fussy cut and then pop dotted over top of the fish stamped out onto the handmade background.

To see what the rest of the team has done for you, please click on the links below:


Posted on : Jul 01 2020
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Summer Bouquet, Sale and Challenge

I hope this post finds you all well.  How’s your weekend going, so far?

On June 9th, Pat Huntoon of Technique Junkies, announced a super-sized prize for the winner who has participated in this three week challenge.  No need to worry if you haven’t entered, there is still time.  The challenge runs through June 29th, and the winner will be announced on June 30th.  The grand prize is the ENTIRE JULY 2020 RELEASE OF STAMPS.  A value of $120. 

With this challenge comes a sale.  ALL of the items in the Summer & Beach categories are 20% off through June 30, 2020 by using the coupon code Summer2020 at checkout.

Full details can be read on the Design Junkies blog.

Come on folks!  Let’s join in on a super sale and prize!

Stamps:  Summer Bouquet and Sentimental Sayings

Stencil:  A Colorful Life Designs


Posted on : Jun 28 2020
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House ATC

Hello there!  As many of you know by now, I love to make, and swap Artist Trading Cards (ATC).  My card is on the left, and my partner’s card is on the right.  I think it is pretty cool how close they look to each other.  Do you make ATC’s?

Enjoy your weekend!


Posted on : Jun 27 2020
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Sunflowers, Summer Sale and Spectacular Prize

Hello sunshine!   Looking forward to the weekend?  Thank goodness it’s Friday, I say!  What better way to tell someone how much you care, than creating a ray of sunshine with sunflowers.

On June 9th, Pat Huntoon of Technique Junkies, announced a super-sized prize for the winner who has participated in this three week challenge.  No need to worry if you haven’t entered, there is still time.  The challenge runs through June 29th, and the winner will be announced on June 30th.  The grand prize is the ENTIRE JULY 2020 RELEASE OF STAMPS.  A value of $120. 

With this challenge comes a sale.  ALL of the items in the Summer & Beach categories are 20% off through June 30, 2020 by using the coupon code Summer2020 at checkout.

Full details can be read on the Design Junkies blog.

Come on folks!  Let’s join in on a super sale and prize!

Stamps:  Sunflower Duo, Sunflower Sentiments set of 2

 

 

 


Posted on : Jun 26 2020
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Besties

Hey, hey, it’s summer and time to enjoy the weather.  What better way to tell a friend how much they mean to you than sending them a hand-written note inside a card, such as the one above.

On June 9th, Pat Huntoon of Technique Junkies, announced a supersized prize for the winner who has participated in this three week challenge.  No need to worry if you haven’t entered, there is still time.  The challenge runs through June 29th, and the winner will be announced on June 30th.  The grand prize is the ENTIRE JULY 2020 RELEASE OF STAMPS.  A value of $120. 

With this challenge comes a sale.  ALL of the items in the Summer & Beach categories are 20% off through June 30, 2020 by using the coupon code Summer2020 at checkout.

Full details can be read on the Design Junkies blog.

For my image, I hole-punched a circle on a sticky-note and blended markers to replicate a sun.

Stamp:  Besties

Designer Paper and embellishments:  SU

 


Posted on : Jun 24 2020
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Technique Junkies Mega Challenge

Hello fellow stampers.  Technique Junkies is having one heck of a challenge going on right now.  The grand prize is ALL THE JULY 2020 STAMP RELEASE A $120 value.  Full details are on the Design Junkies blog.

This weeks challenge runs from June 17 to 23, and the theme is summer people, food, floral and Fauna.

Naturally, I was drawn to Watermelon Summer because I love watermelon and inking this stamp up makes the watermelon look so yummy!

This card is in the mail to a dear friend of mine.  We are BFF’s and COVID has kept us apart.  When we had to stop getting together, I started to send her one card a week.  I love writing letters, and it is fun to surprise someone with my homemade cards.  Well my BFF started to write to me each week, and I must admit that I truly enjoy receiving a written letter.

I hope that you will participate in this mega challenge.  You could be the big winner!

Happy stamping.  Stay safe.

To see my YouTube videos, click on the link at the very top.  Step-by-step tutorials are at the very top as well

 


Posted on : Jun 21 2020
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Hanging with my Gnomies

Good morning fellow stampers and paper card artists!

I fell in love with this Technique Junkies stamp because I love gnomes, and so does half the country, or so it seems.  Gnomes are popping up everywhere.  This one comes as an image of three gnomes, called “Hangin’ with my Gnomies“, which I masked and turned it into a crowd of gnomes.

I certainly don’t have a “standard look” about my work as I feel I’m all over the map with my style.  I put this card in the classification as “cutsie.”

Thanks for stopping by.  Stay safe and get creative!

 

 

 

 

 


Posted on : Jun 16 2020
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Dueling Darlings – Roses

It’s the 15th of the month and the Dueling Darlings are at it again.  This lovely challenge was hosted by Darlene and Judy, who picked “Roses” as this month’s theme.  This delightful rubber stamp comes from a very old stamp by Uptown Rubber Stamps, “She Who Has Roses.”  It was a lovely surprise to open my envelope to see what this month’s theme was going to be, and to see all the goodies in the kit.  I’m so glad to be a participant!

Each team receives kits.  The Dazzlers all received this kit, while the Diva’s received another kit.  If you visit the teams, you will see what everyone did with their kit.

I’m not good with ribbon, and my bow is a little sad, but it’s there–LOL.  You can’t tell by the photo, but the matts are gold from my own stash.

Thanks for stopping by.  Don’t forget to take a peak at what the other’s did.  It’s all wonderful!

 

SUPPLIES

Designer Papers:  SEI’s “Field Notes” pack.  Darlene loves it so much–she repurchased this paper pack for several years because she “adored” it.  There was another designer paper with flowers on it that I really wanted to use, from the kit, but my card took an unexpected detour.

Ribbon:  Michael’s.

Rinestones:  Stampn’ Up

 

 

Dazzlers:

Terry S
Darlene
Jeanette

Beth (me)
Shelly
Terry L
Tracie
Debby B

Divas

Kelly
Barb
Carol
Judy
Heather
LJ
Suzy
Tami


Posted on : Jun 15 2020
Posted under cards, DDD |

Hello

Hello folks!  A quick card here for you today, using Technique Junkies Five Fab Phrases, set of 10 and newly released Tire Track.  Tire Track is perfect for the grunge and altered art look on both cards and Artist Trading Cards.

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Jun 09 2020
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Stampin Up! Saturday — Honey Bees

Hello to you!  I hope you are enjoying this weather.  Lucky for me, the marina is open so Al and I will be taking the boat out this weekend (can you believe last weekend was freezing cold?).  We are going to enjoy Chinese food with a glass of wine while watching the sunset.

I love the Stampn Up! set called Honey Bee.  I was sold on it after my Demo used it one of her classes.  At first I didn’t like anything from the recent mini, but once I played with this set, I was sold!  I’m usually a bright-colour girl, but I fell in love with this card on Pinterest.  I do love vintage cards, but I struggle with them.

So, tell me about your COVID weekend.  Ontario is still under stage 1.  What stage are you at?

Have a nice weekend.

PAPER:  Vanilla and Crumb Cake

INK: Crumb Cake and Smokey Slate

STAMPS:  Stampin Up! and Impression Obsession.

SEE MY LATEST VIDEO TUTORIAL BY CLICKING MY YOUTUBE VIDEOS ABOVE

 


Posted on : Jun 06 2020
Posted under cards, Stampin Up |

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