One Stamp – Two Looks

Now that Christmas is over, it is time to think about Valentine’s Day.  I have two cards to share with you today.

Before I show you my cards, I would like to draw your attention to the fact you can get 10% off everything in your cart simply by using TJ10Beth. Now that’s a steal, eh?

 

 

Instructions for making Valentine Wishes card

  1. Using watercolour paper or 110lb cardstock, streak Distress Oxides in colours picked raspberry, broken china, evergreen bough and fossilized amber randomly onto a non-stick craft mat.
  2. Spritz with water, enough so all of the ink is spritzed.
  3. Lay your cardstock flat into the ink and use your heat tool to set it.
  4. Lightly tap your dry cardstock onto the beaded ink and heat set again.
  5. Wipe clean and repeat process until you are happy with your background.
  6. Once your background is thoroughly dry, stamp out Valentine Wishes.
  7. Use a variety of stencils and place them around Valentine Wishes.
  8. Rub areas with your embossing buddy and take a stencil and press VersaMark over a portion of the stencil and use gold embossing. Heat set the gold embossing powder.
  9. Use whatever pleases you.  On the bottom I used a die and matted onto a piece of black cardstock.

 

 

 

Valentine Wishes

Snowflake Trio

Stencil Rings


Posted on : Jan 26 2021
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Love Sale at Technique Junkies

All Love stamps are 20% off.  Use code TJ10Beth to receive an additional 10% off.  Sale on through January 29th.

 

Stamps used

Love Heart

Owl on Branch (Get 10% off by using TJ10Beth.  This is not a Valentine stamp)

 

HAPPY SHOPPING


Posted on : Jan 22 2021
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Love is in the air

Yes, love is in the air for many of us card makers.  Now is the time to start thinking Valentine cards.  If you use my code TJ10Beth you can get 10% off the stamps I used today.  Plus, you get 10% off the remainder of your shopping cart.  Whoop Whoop!

Directions for how I made my card

  1. Using 4″ x 5 1/4″, watercolour paper, rub a variety of watercolour markers (I used Tombow) over your entire surface and heat set.
  2. Rub entire surface with embossing buddy.
  3. Stamp out Valentine Heart Border two times.
  4. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
  5. Using clean water, and a painting brush, generously wet your watercolour paper and wipe away the colour with a baby wipe.
  6. Stamp out the word Love from Love, Faith and Peace, Set of 10 and using a circular punch, punch out the word Love.
  7. Once background is completely dry, pop dot the sentiment and add black border then adhere to card front.

Stamps I used

Valentine Heart Border

Love, Faith and Peace, set of 10


Posted on : Jan 19 2021
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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
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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
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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 |

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