…and to all a Good Night

Hello folks!

Since November 1st, I have been posting Christmas cards for Technique Junkies, every Tuesday, because it’s the 30 Days of Christmas.

All of the stamps in the Christmas Category on the Technique Junkies website are 20%  until 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.  You can start your shopping here.
Use code TJ10Beth for an additional 10% off your purchase.
I had a lot of fun making this card.  It was an experiment that turned out, much to my relief.
To make my card I did the following:
  • Smooshed a pink and yellow Distress Ink on a non stick surface, sprayed with water and placed my 5 x 5 cardstock into the wet ink.  I moved it around to cover the entire surface
  • Once completely dry, I stamped Santa in Moonlight with black Versafine.  Using my Misti, I stamped it several times to get the image nice and black
  • Next, I used Ink Blending Brushes to blend Night of Navy around the edges
  • I cut out a round circular stencil with my circle dies and used the round piece to place over the moon and then I blended Night of Navy around the moon
  • Next, I added the sentiment Good Night
  • Lastly, I used Snowflakes, Set of 9 (not a Christmas stamp, and not 20% off, but you can use discount TJ10Beth to get 10% off).  The smallest snowflake was heat embossed using white embossing powder
  • The finished piece was matted on a 6 x 6 card front

Posted on : Nov 12 2019
Posted under Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Night in Bethlehem

Hello fellow stampers!  The Christmas season will soon be upon us, and I have started making my cards.  This year I am making 10 of each design.  Normally I make 50 of one design, but I have gorgeous Christmas dies and stamps that I want to use.  I’ve had this SU set for a couple of years and this is the first time I used it.  There are so many pretty cards out there using Stampin’ Ups! Night in Bethlehem stamps and dies.

All I can say is, oh my goodness, it’s already November.  That’s when I get in panic mode and put the push to make pretty paper purses to hold small gifts, but this year I’m going to try a new card/gift box holder.  If I’m successful, I will post it.  Now a dear friend, Patti Gilliam is the queen of all thinks folded.  You can visit Patti’s blog Cherish Each Precious Day.

Have a great weekend!


Posted on : Nov 09 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Stampin Up |

Day 13 of the Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas

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.  You can start your shopping here.
Use code TJ10Beth for an additional 10% off your purchase.
Aren’t these holiday dogs just the cutest?  I had fun colouring them and turning them into tags.  It seems like I’m always scrounging for tags, and being that I wrap before Christmas comes out of the closet, I need have tags on hand.  Yes, I shop all year round and wrap early too.  That way I’m not overwhelmed with things to do during the busy Christmas season.
I thought it would be cute to add a small bell to the bows.
I hope I gave you some inspiration today.

Posted on : Nov 05 2019
Posted under Christmas, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Technique Junkies November Release and Discount

Good morning fellow stampers.  Wow, are you in for a treat with our November release.  There are so many wonderful designs that it was hard to narrow it down to two for my post.  As usual, all November release stamps are 15% off, plus you can use my discount code TJ10Beth to receive an addition 10% off.  Now that’s a steal!

You will find the list of the Design Team participants below.  Click on all of them because there is a beautiful selection of work from such a talented group.  Now is the time to start making those Christmas cards!

I fell off my chair when I saw Knitting with Friends because I am a knitter and get together regular with a small group of friends to have lunch and knitting.  It’s a good time to catch up on everything new and boy do we enable each other.

I just had to turn them into a Christmas card.  I think it’s an adorable card for my knitting group, don’t you think?

My next card uses Snowman.  Speaking of snowman, I just love the family movie called Jack Frost.  Apparently there is a spooky movie with the same name, which I haven’t seen.  I have watched Jack Frost every Christmas season for at least 10 years, or more.  There were so many ideas going through my head with this adorable Snowman and I finally settled with this design.

Tutorial:

  1.  Using Blending Brushes, blend Tempting Turquoise onto the background.  Oh my goodness, this was my first time using these brushes and being a die-hard sponge user, I instantly became a Blending Brush lover.  Look how smooth my background is.  White cardstock is 4 3/4″ x 5 3/4″.
  2.  Stamp Real Red Snowflakes, Set of 9.  In open areas, stamp small snowflakes with Tempting Turquoise and place sequins on the inside
  3.   Colour Snowman with Prismacolour pencil crayons.  Here I used a grey blue and a pink.  For the nose a reddish-orange.  Fussy Cut the Snowman and adhere snowman to a white oval background.  Before lifting it out of the paper, once cut, take the smallest of Blending Brushes and lightly blend Tempting Turquoise around the edge of the die and onto the edge of the white cardstock.
  4.  Cut out a scallop oval in Real Red and using pop dots, add it to the back of the white oval.
  5.  Taking a pink paper that coordinates with the pink on the snowman, cut a 1 1/2″x 4 3/4″ and using the Real Red, cut out a piece that that looks pleasing and add it to your pink.  I used a thin line, but you can do a thicker red.
  6.  Add a bow to your cardstock around the pink and red band.
  7.  Add a sentiment.  This sentiment came from Snowflakes, Set of 9.
  8.  Finally, add stickles to your buttons and ball of hat.
  9.  Edge in Real Red.

Participants:

TJ Design Team blog

Ceal Pritchett
Giovana Smith
Holly Brown
Janine Tinklenberg
Jeanne Streiff 
Judy Jackson
Kia Gibson-Clapper
Pat Huntoon
Ro Donner 
Stephanie Severin
Lynda Pleckan

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

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 |

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 |

A is for Artificial Christmas Tree

Hi folks, I’m late for this challenge in my stamping group.  Had it made in time but was too “lazy” to film it, resize it and post it.  It can be a real mental challenge for me and I wonder how many are in the same boat?

I created my “artificial tree” with scraps of DP and stamped Technique Junkies’ Big Flourish.  It adds a flare like a snow-like breeze surrounding the tree.  You can receive Big Flourish, or any other product that you’d like for 10% off simply by using code TJ10Beth at your checkout.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Feb 12 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Merry Christmas Sarah

After knitting nothing but dishcloths for three years I branched out and knitted a 3 1/2 yard scarf.  When I showed the photo from the pattern book to my daughter, Sarah, she went gaga over it so I suprised her with with scarf for Christmas.  It only took three weeks to knit, sew in the ends and add tassles.  Not bad, eh?  I finished a blue, brown and turquoise scarf for my husband, Al.  It took me by surprise when he said he’d like one.

I have a coworker that wants one, and of course I want one for myself as well so I’ll be busy for a while.  I’ll take the pace a little slower because my stamping did take the back seat as I wanted to get the scarves done in time.

Stay warm!

 


Posted on : Dec 29 2018
Posted under Christmas |

Winter Wonderland

Hello fellow stampers.  I made the final six Christmas cards for the year, using Technique Junkies Snowflakes, Set of 9.  I’ll bet you’re saying, “hey, you’re always using that set.”  Truth be told it is my favourite winter stamp set because I have always been in love with snowflakes.  They are so versatile as you can see here where I used a deer die cut and heat embossed gold snowflakes around the edges.

You can get this stamp set, or any other product at 10% off just by using my discount code TJ10Beth.

In the background I used Creaking Trees.  I cut the sentiment off the top of the trees.  The nice thing about cutting the sentiment becomes more versatile.  Added to the right bottom corner is a 3-D Christmas tree embellishment.

Have a great week!


Posted on : Dec 18 2018
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

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