Technique Junkies July New Release

 

Hello fellow stampers!  Another fun release is upon us, here at Technique Junkies.  Until July 8th, newly released stamps are 15% off, and if you use TJ10Beth discount code, you will receive an additional 10% off.  Can’t beat 25% off newly-released stamps!  When you use my code, the rest of your items in your shopping cart (minus clearance items) will be discounted at 10% off.

 

Here, I used Shells and Starfish,a new release; and the sentiment comes from an older set called Seahorse Set of 4.  I coloured my seashells with copic markers and added shading with my Prismacolor coloured pencils.

For my Summer Bouquet card I used the following papers:  So Saffron, Regal Rose and Cherry Cobbler.  This is a fun image to colour because there are so many possibilities with the colours.  My spring-like colours will be seen at a later date.

New Release Participants


Posted on : Jul 01 2019
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Technique Junkies March New Release Celebration is here!

Hello, and welcome to the Technique Junkies March Release Celebration.  Boy, do we have some awesome stamps for you!  All newly released March stamps are 15% off until March 8th, and on top of that, by using my discount code TJ10Beth, you will get an additional 10% off your shopping cart.  It doesn’t get better than this!

One of my favourite things to work with is stencils and sponging ink over top of the stencil.  TJ has a lot of wonderful A Colorful Life Stencils, and you can receive my 10% discount on those as well.  I coloured Easter Basket with Prismacolor coloured pencils and odorless mineral spirits (OMS) and added blue around the edge of my scallop die.  My sentiment is called Happy Easter and is not a new release.

Ahhh, spring!  With all this snow and ice we are having this winter, isn’t it nice to think spring?!  This beautiful tulip stamp is called Tulips Background and is paired with In Full Bloom Sentiments, Set of 6.  The sentiments can stand on their own, or be paired with another stamp quite nicely.  Once again, I used Prismacolor coloured pencils and OMS.

For my third card I used the Cute Cuts technique that I developed for the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  You can see the tutorial here.  If you take a peak at my tutorial, you will see the most adorable 12 x 12 scrapbook layout I did with my dog, Layla.  Back then I had two white chihuahuas and they were just 3 pounds each.  Boy, do I miss them–even after all these years.

For this card I did not use coloured cardstock, rather I used TJ’s Shimmering Bliss on several different sheets of paper, and placed it on a Shaving Cream background.

My stamp is called Wildly Capable and is free with a $30 (before taxes) purchase for the month of March. 

Participants for the new release:

 


Posted on : Mar 01 2019
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Technique Junkies November New Release

 

 

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Hello and welcome to the Technique Junkies November New Release, where all new release stamps are 15% off until November 8th.  The discount will automatically be adjusted in your shopping card.  And to receive 10% more in discount on new releases this month and all other products, simply use my discount code TJ10Beth., thats 25% off new releases.

Please visit Design Junkies blog.  You will find the links to everyone’s cards on the Design Junkies blog.

Card Details:

I first stamped out Oh Holy Night in a soft brown.  This is an old release so it is not available at 15% off, but you can get it for 10% off by using my discount code.

I then heat embossed the snowflakes, using Snowflakes set of 9 in three different colours.  For my sentiment I stamped out one of the snowflakes and stamped the sentiment from Snowflakes set of 9 directly over top.  The sentiment was heat embossed as well.

Here I used Champagne Toast and Raise Your Glass.

Card Details:

I stamped out Champagne Toast and heat embossed in gold then I cut them into 2 1/2 x 3 1/2″.  The background measures 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.

Next, I stamped out Raise Your Glass and punched out a decorative topper then added rhinestones.


Posted on : Nov 01 2018
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Technique Junkies Mail Art

Hello folks!  I thought I would do some mail art, as it’s always a joy to receive a fancy envelope.  Here, I used one background stamp called Fairy Tale Flowers Background.  You can receive this stamp, or any other product at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

My envelope measures 12 1/2″ x 10″.  There was a lot of colouring, which I love to do in front of the tv.  This stamp works so well for mail art and cards.  It’s just one of those adorable stamps.

 


Posted on : Aug 21 2018
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday, Lighthearted Leaves

Hello folks!  I had so much fun colouring my two cards using Stampn’ Up!s Lighthearted Leaves.  I used Copic markers to colour this time.  I used Technique Junkie Newsletters Modern Grid technique from April 2007.  I remember working on that technique for the newsletter and oh my how the time flies–it seems like yesterday Pat introduced us to this technique.  You can click on the highlighted words above to be taken to the technique.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Jul 07 2018
Posted under cards, Stampin Up, Technique Junkie Newsletter |

Gated Chickens

Howdy folks.  Today I have a very fun card for you using Gated Tags technique from the February 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter, using Keep ChickensTo get 10% off this stamp set, or any other product you purchase you just have to use my code TJ10Beth.

I had fun colouring up my chickens onto handmade tags.

Thanks for stopping by!

 


Posted on : Jun 19 2018
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Triple Play

Hi folks!  I hope you had a nice weekend and you’re enjoying the summer-like weather after a long winter.  I’ve been having fun playing with Keep Chickens from Technique Junkies.  They are so quirky, eh?!  You can receive these quirky chickens, or any other product at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth,

My card is from the February 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

 

Have a good week, and stay cool.

Thanks for stopping by.

 


Posted on : May 29 2018
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Technique Junkies February New Release

Hello and welcome to February’s release from Technique Junkies where new releases are on sale for 15% off until February 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, and ongoing is 10% off your order if you use my code TJ10Beth.  This can be applied to the rest of your order.

I am very excited about this new release.  I had a lot of fun painting my canvas in the Van Gogh style using Van Gogh Kitty.  I painted my background with acrylic paints and then I used Modge Podge to adhere my image to the canvas.  I had no idea that these cute small canvases were even made until I received them from a girlfriend for Christmas.  They actually made me giggle.

You will want to start from the beginning of the hop at Design Junkies blog so you don’t miss a thing.  If you came from Judy Jackson’s blog then you’re on the right track.  Didn’t you love what Judy presented this month?

Bam!  If this doesn’t cry colourful I don’t know what does.  What a treat to have a new stamp to colour in front of the TV.  Flower Doodles is a new image and is 15% off until February 8th, but my sentiment Own Kind of Beautiful is 10% off if you use TJ10Beth because it is not a new release.  Using my Misti I stamped out my image twice to get a crisp black image.  I used Copic paper and coloured my image with Copics.  Next I added my stentiment on a banner.

I always like to throw in a technique for those of you who ask for them.  Here I stamped out my Stone Wall and used the Painted Mesh technique from the December 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I used two older stamps:  Sentimental Sayings and Park Walk.

Next on the hop is LYNDA PLECKAN and you’re in for a treat.

 


Posted on : Feb 01 2018
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How to Create a Remix of Colorful Silhouettes

Hello fellow stampers.  Today I am here with a remix of Colorful Silhouettes, a technique I developed and was published in the August 2011 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.
For 10% off your order please used TJ10Beth.

Today, I am using Technique Junkie’s I Woof You, and Swirls and Curls.  You can receive these stamps and receive 10% off your total order simply by using my code below.

In this “remix” I introduced an iron to my background simply because of the words, “I Woof You.” I wanted to be sure that the words were crisp and clear. You do not have to iron your image if you are going to use a silhouette stamp; it covers nicely.

Supplies: Background stamp with lots of open areas, silhouette, or other, stamp, VersaMark, white embossing powder, black embossing powder, sponges, 2 or 3 ink colours, heat gun, embossing buddy.

Sponge your colour onto cardstock. Here I used pink and red for Valentine’s Day. Make sure your cardstock is dry thoroughly before you proceed to the next step. You can use a heat gun to speed up the process.

With VersaMark, stamp the pad all over your background stamp, add white embossing powder and emboss.

If you are using a silhouette stamp you can skip this step. Otherwise, place copy paper over top of your image and, on low heat, and lightly iron your embossing so it flattens.

Using VersaMark, stamp your image and add black embossing powder and heat emboss  You are now ready to complete your card as desired.  In my example my background was not ironed.  I wanted to keep a cohesive finish so I used Swirls and Curls both on my main image and on my background.

I hope I inspired you to try this technique.

 


Posted on : Jan 30 2018
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How to Create Scrappy Spots

Hello, fellow stampers.  Today I am here with a tutorial that was originally printed in the June 2009 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I love this technique because it’s so unique.  It may look like a lot of work, but trust me, it goes together quickly.  For 10% off your order please use TJ10Beth.

I used Technique Junkies Birthdays and Donuts.  Ah, donuts, my weakness in life.

Supplies: 5″ x 5″ cardstock, black ink, three colours of coordinating ink, scissors, round stamp (or punch), brayer, fine black pen (not in photo), copier paper (not in photo)

Stamp out circles all over your cardstock

Stamp out a circle in the center of your full-sized copier paper. Cut out the circle with your scissors to leave a hole.

Place your hole over top of your coloured circle and stamp out the words on your circle. Repeat until every hole is covered

Stamp out your circular stamp on a sticky note, ensuring you have the sticky part on the edge of your stamp is placed in the same direction

Cover all of your circles with the circles you just cut out.  TIP:  Make sure the sticky part of the circles are all in the same direction so that when you brayer, your circle does not lift

With your third colour, brayer over top of your cardstock. It will need several coats to ensure a nice crisp even colour. TIP: Brayer in one direction. If you rol back and forth you risk the lifting of your circle.

Using your fine pen, draw around your circles once, or twice, to cover up white space, or simply to add interest.

To receive a 10% discount on this stamp, or other products, simply use my code below.

I hope I have inspired you to try this technique out. It’s a fun one!



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