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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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
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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
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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
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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
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Let’s Chill and Huge Inventory Blowout at Technique Junkies

Well, here we are in the month of December and by now Christmas cards should be ready for the mail.  Or are you a last-minute person?  This year I started my cards extra early so there was no rush and it was nice.

FOR DETAILS ON THE INVENTORY BLOWOUT PLEASE SCROLL TO BOTTOM.

This cute card full of fun was made by using Technique Junkies Let’s Chill stamp set.  What I love about these adorable penguins is that this is not just a Christmas stamp, but a winter set which could be used for birthdays and thank you’s.

Let’s Chill is my favourite from the November release.

There is still time to do some shopping before Christmas and if you use code TJ10Beth you can get 10% off your order.

 

35% INVENTORY REDUCTION is happening now!

Items in the inventory reduction category are now 35% off.  But wait, use my code TJ10Beth to get an additional 10% off!  Now that’s a steal.

 


Posted on : Dec 03 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Pop up Box Card |

Day 27 of Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas

 

Today is Day 27 of our annual 30 Days of Christmas event!
All of the stamps in the Christmas Category on the Technique Junkies website are 20% off from October 24, 2019, through Friday November 22. To celebrate, the Technique Junkies Design Team will be posting Christmas and Holiday cards every day to inspire your creativity. No code needed – discount will apply automatically
Add the code TJ10Beth for an additional 10% off at Technique Junkies!
You can start shopping now, HERE.
I love making Pop Up Boxes just as much as the recipient of these cards.  Recipients are always surprised to see things pop out of their folded card.  Yes, this card does close flat.
This card was made for a girlfriend who asked that Happy in my Holidays be used on a card for her boyfriend.
My sides were decorated with Poinsettias.  I coloured them with coloured pencils.
Happy Stamping!

Posted on : Nov 19 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkie Newsletter |

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