Joyeux Noel

Hello fellow stampers.  This photo does not do justice to the beautiful shine and to the watercolour

Ornament 1.  The sentiment came from Victorian Greetings.  There are six beautiful greetings that you’re sure to love too.

Don’t forget to use DT10Beth to get 10% off these, and any other stamp/product, that isn’t in the clearance rack.

So many times I read that a stamper isn’t pleased with their photography, and this is one of those.  Believe me when I say it’s beautiful in real life.  I think the photo didn’t caputure the beauty is because I used Koi metallic watercolours.

I’ve been working away on making my Christmas cards.  How about you?


Posted on : Oct 22 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Splitcoast Stampers, Watercolours |

Happy Holidays

Hello folks!  In need of a quick card?  Today I have just the one, using Technique Junkies Reindeer Names.  I stamped out my background in SU Real Red.

Next, I placed Happy in my Holidays into my Misti and created a coloured sentiment.  Using my Tombow markers, I coloured the sentiment and huffed on the stamp and stamped it out.  This was repeated until the right amount of colour was achieved.  Using a darker shade of green I coloured the bottom of the sentiment.

Whalaa.  Done.

Use TJ10Beth to get 10% off these stamps and any other product excluding the clearance rack.

 

Have a super day!


Posted on : Oct 17 2019
Posted under Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Dueling Darlings

Hello folks!  It’s the 15th of the month, and you know what that means.  It’s time to post our Dueling Darlings card kit.  This month Tracie sent cards kits to the Dazzlers (me), and Barb sent card kits to the Divas.

Once again, I am using the Bendi Fold fold, one of my favourites.  You can find the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers here.

I took liberty and added green trees from my own stash.

This darling deer image and sentiment came from Newton’s Nook Designs, which I have not heard of before.  Because this group revived my love for cutsey stamps, I definitely will be purchasing from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I coloured my image with Prismacolor coloured pencils.

Enjoy your day!

Image and Sentiment:  Newton’s Nook Designs called Harvest Tails

Designer Paper:  Autumn Splendor by Simple Stories

Embellishments:  Twine unknown source

Tall evergreen trees:  Sissix; Small green tree Impression Obsession


Posted on : Oct 15 2019
Posted under cards, Dueling Darlings |

Happy Birthday to me!

Happy Birthday to me!  My birthday was in August, but I’m just posting this now.  Thanks to my mom, and other birthday money, I took a deep plunge and ordered Lavinia stamps.  I have been wanting these for ages as I lost my Stampscapes stamps between two moves.  Lavinia stamps come from overseas, and when I googled for a Canadian distributer, I found Ectasy Crafts.

Let me tell you, Ectasy Crafts totally blew me away with their customer service.  I ordered my stamps at 10 p.m., on a Tuesday, and the order was filled and shipped by Wednesday.  On Friday the box of stamps was received.

These stamps were larger than I thought they would be (I didn’t read the sizing details).  When I used my Lavinia stamps my cards will be 6 x 6.  Envelopes will be purchased at Crystal Clear Bags Canada.  Their prices cannot be beat.  And lucky for me, their head office is in the same city where my husband works so he can pick them up for me.

Do you have any Lavinia stamps?


Posted on : Oct 12 2019
Posted under Lavinia Stamps |

Stencil Shading

Hello fellow stampers!

Have you ever wondered how to add more depth to your stenciled project?  Today, I am going to show you how to add shadows to help with that 3-D effect.  The stencil I used today is from A Colorful Life Designs.  The one I am using in this tutorial is called Adored Frame and can be purchased at A Colorful Life Designs.

Did you know that Technique Junkies sells A Colorful Life Stencils too?  You can use my discount code of TJ10Beth to receive 10% off your stencils, or any other product that is in the store.  This discount does not apply to clearance items.  For a full line of A Colorful Life Stencils at Technique Junkies please view here.

Tape your stencil down onto a firm background.  Be sure to use painter’s tape and tape along the inside edges of your cardstock.  Pixie spray works wonderfully too and can be purchased at Technique Junkies.  Yes, my code TJ10Beth is good for a 10% discount too.  By using Pixie spray, you do not have to use tape.

Using a finger dauber, or sponge, rub your ink-stained sponge over the area of your stencil.  Any stencil can be used.

Surprise!  You will be using a Q-tip for this step.  Using your Q-tip, rub it into a darker shade of ink than what was placed onto your cardstock.  Place the darker ink on the lower portion of the stem, swirl, star, etc.  Be sure to add the darker shade of colour in a “flicking” motion so your colour blends nicely.  If the area is elongated, such as the swirls in my stencil, add some darker colour in the top third of your design.

If there are small areas in your stencil, too small for sponging, feel free to use a pointed marker to fill in those areas as see above.

And, lastly, stamp a sentiment on your stenciled background.  Here I used Technique Junkies Love You More, set of 5.

I hope I inspired you to try adding some depth to your stencils.

Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Oct 08 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Tags

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  Well, in my house anyways.  Christmas shopping is done and now I’ve moved onto making my tags.  Believe it or not I spent 8 solid hours making my layered tags, using Stampn Ups Tags and Tidings stamp and die set.  As you can imagine, I was plum worn out after 8 straight hours and spent the rest of the day outside of my studio.

This is the first year I actually made my own tags, and completing 50 will do me for a couple of years.

Do you make your own tags?


Posted on : Oct 05 2019
Posted under Stampin Up |

Technique Junkies October New Release and Discount

 

Hello folks!  It’s the first of the month and Technique Junkies love to celebrate with a new release and big savingsToday, until October 8th you can receive newly released stamps at 15% off that automatically comes off your shopping cart, AND if you use the code TJ10Beth, an additional 10% is taken off which equals 25% off newly released stamps and 10% off any other product in your shopping card, excluding clearance items.  The full October Release can be see here.

My Merry Christmas card uses Poinsettia, set of 4; and Victorian Greetings, set of 6.  I die cut the background, adhered designer paper and added my sentiment and poinsettia which I coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencils.  I coloured two poinsettias and layered them with pop dots.  Pearls were added to the sentiment and the flower.

I love plaid, and was so excited to pair up this darling moose with it.  Chris Moose was stamped out and coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencil.  Next, I added Crystal Stickles to the white part of the hat, and the Christmas bulbs handing on the antlers.  Using Poinsettia, set of 4, I added the small poinsettia to the bottom, using pop dots to give it a 3-D feel.  As well, I punched out green leaves and die cut a heart shape using gold cardstock and used pop dots on the star.  Brads were added to each corner of the wood grain designer paper.

You can see the full release of stamps for the October New Release here.

Have I inspired you to start thinking about making your Christmas cards?  Dare I tell you all my Christmas shopping is done, except for one present?  I love the Christmas holiday season.

 

Participants:

Janine Tinklenberg https://www.jantink.com/2019/10/mitten-state-stamps-tj-october-2019.html

Posted on : Oct 01 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Pumpkins, Pumpkins everywhere

Hello stampers!  Fall is in the air and why not make a tribute to the season with an autumn card.  I love pumpkins and in a pie is even better.

Today I have used Pumpkin and Life is Beautiful.  Unfortunately the sentiment does not show up well in this photo, but in real life it looks terrific.

You can purchase these stamps, or any other product that is not on the clearance rack, at 10% off simply by using the code TJ10Beth.  Who doesn’t like to save money?

What is your favourite part of autumn?  For me it is the cozy sweaters and walking in the park surrounded by trees in full colour.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Sep 24 2019
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Winter Wonderland

Hello fellow stampers!  I’m in the Christmas spirit (yes, it is early and yes, my Christmas shopping is done) so I thought I’d make an elegant Christmas card for you today.  I will be teaching my co-workers how to make this Christmas card.  I have yet to cone up with a second idea, but I think I might know what is up my sleeve.

My images are by Technique Junkies and are called Flourished Christmas Tree and Joyeux Noel.

I heat embossed white over my Flourished Christmas Tree.  Next, I stamped out Joyeux Noel with bronze Brilliance ink.  My snowflakes were punched out and the base was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  Gold edging was added to my card.

All Technique Junkies stamps and products are 10% off with my code TJ10Beth.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

Paper:  White and Pool Party (SU); gold paper comes from Paper-Garden.ca (link is on the bottom of my right hand bar.

Inks:  Bronze Brilliance

Snowflakes:  Punch

 


Posted on : Sep 19 2019
Posted under cards, Sunflowers and Dragonflies |

Dueling Darlings Celebrating Baby Safety Month

Hello stampers.  It’s the 15th of the month and time to celebrate the Dueling Darlings kit swap.  Donna and Judy are this month’s hosts.  My kit came from Donna and contained all the products, except for the stencil, in my kit (the Dazzlers).  Judy sent off a kit to the Divas.  It’s always fun to see what each other does with our kits.

I had my stencils out and was inspired to use my stencil to add a pattern to the onsie.

Thanks for stopping by.  Below is the list of products used:

Supplies:

Image:  Gina K Designs.  It is a retired stamp set call Wee Tees; “For a Little Cutie” is from Paper Makeup Stamps

Paper:  Neenah Solar White with Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink.

Designer Paper:  Paper Studio

Cardstock:  SU Regal Rose and Berry Burst (from my own stash)

Embellishments:  Paper Studio la petites Baby Girl Glitter Foam; Recollections Multicolored adhesive rhinestones; ribbon unknown source.


Posted on : Sep 15 2019
Posted under DDD |

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