Best Things in Life

Hello fellow stampers!

Today I’m showcasing Best Things in Life large stamp from Technique Junkies.   Save on products by using my code TJ10Beth.

This is a stamp that works when you something in a hurry because it covers your entire A2 card front and you need minimal embellishing.  Here, I used sequins and added Distress Inks with my Ink Blending Brushes.  These brushes are 10% off with the above code.

Thank you for stopping by.


Posted on : Feb 18 2020
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Dueling Darlings – Let Me Call you Sweetheart

Hello folks!  I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day.   My sweet husband received this card that I made from the Dueling Darlings kit that I received from Shelly, who hosted this month’s kit for the Dazzlers.  Carol hosted for the Divas.  Shelly and Carol called this month’s challenge “Let Me Call you Sweetheart.”

The Dazzlers and the Divas are each given a kit from the host of the month, and we are to post our cards to our blogs on the 15th of the month and travel to each other’s blogs to see what each other has done with their kit.  Make sense?

Can you tell I had fun with my kit?  There was so much goodness all over my desk,  I decided to create a card that would use most of what I received.

The only thing I used, that wasn’t in the kit, was Bazzil’s red cardstock used on my layered background.

Thank you, Shelly, for hosting an awesome challenge.

Supplies Used:

Images: The Project Bin

Cardstock- Neenah Solar White- this is the one Jennifer McGuire recommends

Ink- Memento Black Tuxedo

SU cardstock for hearts and X & O’s  – one retired not marked (101991), Rose Red, Purely Pomegranate

Rose Gold cording- Target $1.00 spot

DP- American Crafts

Silver Metallic- Paper Studios

Sizzix 3-D heart EF

Dies:

Project bin hearts and xo’s.

Embellishments:

larger adhesive hearts- Paper Studio

Park Lane- pink rhinestones

Memory Makers-heart brads

Stash- tags

 

 

 


Posted on : Feb 15 2020
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You’ve Got This

Hello folks. It’s Beth here with a newly released image called You’ve Got This. This jazzy gal is wearing earrings (sequins) and looks like a free spirit.

You can purchase this stamp, or anything else for 10% off (excluding clearance items).  How awesome is that?!

I love to add handmade embellishments.  It just gives it a more “handmade with love” feel.  Choosing purple cardstock, to coordinate with her dress, I layered the top two flowers and added two smaller flowers on each side of the sentiment.  If you look closely you will also see leaves that are tucked under the flowers.

You can find the tutorial for this center step card at Splitcoaststampers

For a list of my tutorials please look along the top of my blog for “Tutorials” and “More Tutorials”


Posted on : Feb 11 2020
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Technique Junkies February New Release

Hi folks!

Whoo hoo, it’s February 1st, and time for another razzle dazzle new release for Technique Junkies!  All stamps in the new release are automatically discounted at 15% off, and if you use my code TJ10Beth, you will receive an additional 10% off.  Wow, what a bargain at 25% off, eh?!  Use TJ10Beth and receive 10% off everything else (except for clearance items).  You can see all the stamps in February’s new release here.

This funky peacock is called Your Own Magic and was coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencils and odorless mineral spirits.

Another fun image to colour!   Wild flowers are so pretty to colour and in real life.  Birthday Mason Jar was stamped out with VersaFine in my Misti.  The sentiment “to you” was stamped out on pink cardstock and pop dotted to give added dimension to my card.

The design team for Technique Junkies are pretty awesome.  I encourage you to see what delightful things they have to share with you.  Simply click on the names below.

Beth Norman-Robert (me)

Posted on : Feb 01 2020
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How to Make a Criss Cross Card

Today’s tutorial uses two stamps from Technique Junkies:  Birthday Queen and You are Extraordinary at Technique Junkies.  You can get these, or any other regularly-priced stamp at 10% off by using the code TJ10Beth.

Hello fellow stampers.  Today, I have for you, an oldie but goodie Criss Cross tutorial.  I wanted to do something unique with my Birthday Queen stamp, so I decided to make a bookmark.  I have five of these images, stamped out on Kraft, and coloured, to turn into bookmarks.  Isn’t that a fun idea?!

Supplies:

  • Two 4 1/4″ x 11″ cardstock for base
  • One 1 1/2″ x 12″ for band
  • One 4″ x 5″ double-sided designer paper or Two one-sided paper
  • One 3 1/2″ x 4 4 3/4″ white/ivory cardstock
  • One 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ cardstock for inside mat

Using 4 1/4″ x 11″ base cardstock, score two pieces at 5 1/2″. Using card base #1, from score line, cut on an angle from top of the score line to bottom left. Using card base #2, cut from score line to bottom right.

Using 4 1/4″ x 11″ base cardstock, score two pieces at 5 1/2″. Using card base #1, from score line, cut on an angle from top of the score line to bottom left. Using card base #2, cut from score line to bottom right. Place adhesive side to the top of the other piece of cardstock.  The bottom should level.

Place Designer Paper in paper cutter and cut paper on an angle. Ensure the cut goes from tip-to-tip. Repeat again if you have single-side paper.

You should have two pieces cut as above.

Adhere Designer Paper to the top of the triangular shaped sides of cardstock. Your piece should look like this.

Using heavy duty tape, such as Red Line tape, place tape along the bottom, and up the side for approx 1 1/2″. On the right side repeat with tape going along the bottom and up approximately 1 1/2″.

Fold in the right panel and press firmly to adhere the adhesive to the cardstock.  Place left panel over the right panel and press hard.  Adhere neutral carstock to coloured matt.  Stamp a sentiment inside on your inside panel.  Here I used You are Extraordinary.

Score the elongated Designer Paper at 5 5./8″ x 11 1/4″. Add heavy duty tape to the end of the elongated Designer Paper. Place it between the outside and the score line. Slide band over your card.

Embellish your band as desired.


Posted on : Jan 28 2020
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How to Create a Wood Paneling Background

Hello there!  It’s been a busy month for me, creating three tutorials, and making cards.  I just hope I can keep up the pace throughout the rest of the year.  I am so excited about how my “wood paneling” turned out.  Written step-by-step below.

Stamps that I used in today’s tutorial can be purchased at Technique Junkies for 10% off by using my code TJ10Beth.  This also applies to regularly-priced items.  Links to the stamps I used are below.

Tutorial

By using Weathered Wall, and Wood stamps, you get an awesome lumber look.  An alternate method is seen on my creating a picket fence post.  This post also shows you how I created my streaks.

Background:

  • Using Weathered Wall, stamp out two pieces of cardstock on 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • On one of the wall and wood images, take Distress Inks that coordinate together and drag the ink pad, from top to bottom without stopping.  If you do stop, it will create a vertical line, but because this  is going to be cut into 1″ pieces, it won’t matter. This will give a weathered look.
  • On the second stamped image mist the cardstock lightly with water, then proceed to drag your ink pads from top to bottom, without stopping.  This will give a painted look.
  • Stamp out Wood onto dark cardstock.

Putting together:

  • Once dry, cut your finished wood-like pieces into 1″ x 1″ pieces.
  • Add 1″ pieces onto a double-sided sticky sheet, or you can lightly glue your pieces into place.
  • From left to right, place your first 1″ square along the bottom, in a triangular shape.  Place your second piece beside the first and continue to fill in the entire card front.  Randomly place 1″ pieces as seen above.

Finishing:

  • Turn your finished card front over. With your paper cutter (preferable) or scissors, cut the pieces that are hanging over the edges.
  • Taking the sticky backing off your sheet, and place the finished piece onto the front of a 4 /14″ x 5 1/4″ card.
  • Add a sentiment, or image to the front of your card.

Stamps used:  Click on the name of the stamp and it will take you directly to that stamp

Weathered Wall

Wood

I Hate Losing

Diet Wagon

OVER 150 TUTORIALS ARE HERE ON MY BLOG.  CLICK THE TUTORIALS AND MORE TUTORIALS LINK AT THE TOP OF MY BLOG

 


Posted on : Jan 21 2020
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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
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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.

OVER 150 TUTORIALS AVAILABLE, HERE, ON MY BLOG.  SCROLL TO THE TOP AND VISIT “TUTORIALS” AND “MORE TUTORIALS”


Posted on : Jan 14 2020
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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 |

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