Christmas Fairy

Hello stampers!  This card is one that I made 10 times over, and is the last of my Christmas cards to be made.  Yipee!  If you’re logged into Splitcoaststampers, you can see the card that I CASEd here.

It was fun working with Lavinia Stamps.  I do have many of them to create a variety of scenes.  This was the first time I used Lavinia Stamps.  Below is a list of stamps and products I used.

Don’t you like how the fairy glows?  I used Technique Junkies Imperial Yellow Shimmering BlissIf you use the discount code TJ10Beth, you can get 10% off this product, or any other product. Another thing that I would like to point out is the smooth finish I achieved by blending my ink with Ink Blending Brushes from Technique Junkies.  Using the mentioned discount code, you can also receive 10% off of the brushes.  There are so many lovely Christmas sentiments from Technique Junkies that I finally settled on Season Greetings on the outside and Believe in the Magic of Christmas on the inside .

Going on right now is the 30 Days of Christmas at Technique Junkies.  Christmas stamps in the Christmas category are 20% off, and you can get an additional 10% off by using my Discount code. 

 

 

Supplies:

Technique Junkies:  Imperial Yellow Shimmering Bliss, Ink Blending Brushes

Lavinia Stamps: LAV212 Stars 2 Mini; LAV532 Single Skeleton Tree; LAV022 Fir Tree; LAV283 Tree Goddess Luna

Ink:  Versafine black, SU Night of Navy and Handsome Hunter, CTMH Juniper


Posted on : Nov 16 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Lavinia Stamps, Technique Junkies Stamps |

…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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

Tree Rings in the Woodlands

Good morning fellow stampers!  Today I’m posting a newly released Tree Rings from Technique Junkies.  I thought the Tree Rings lent itself to using some woodland dies, and by using Happy Birthday 3, I turned it into a birthday card.  One cannot have enough masculine cards.  Right?!

You can get 10% off Tree Rings and Happy Birthday 3, and any other item that isn’t in the clearance rack, at 10% off simply by using my discount code TJ10Beth.  Now who doesn’t love a discount?!

I stamped Tree Rings with brown Momento onto Kraft cardstock and matted it with So Saffron.  Brown Momento was stamped on So Saffron and cut out using a scallop punch.

Thanks for stopping by!

 


Posted on : Sep 10 2019
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Technique Junkies New Release and Discount

Hello fellow stampers.  It’s the first of the month and that means a new release and discount from Technique Junkies.  This stellar release is a knock out!  Until September 8th, you can purchase newly released stamps at 15% off which comes off automatically in your cart.  And by using TJ10Beth code you earn an additional 10% off the newly released stamps.  Anything (except clearance items) are always 10% off when you use my code.

My first card uses Autumn Framed Sentiments, set of 5.  Let me tell you–these stamps and coordinating sentiments are huge.  The leaves are 5″ wide and the sentiments are 4 3/4″ wide.

For my first card I stamped out my image on Kraft cardstock, coloured the leaves white and then added colour over top.

This was a super fun card to make.  I coloured the Pumpkin with a variety of orange and yellow Prismacolor coloured pencil.  In the background I stamped out Houndstooth Check background (not a new release) in Momento Rich Cocoa.  Using the Momento Rich Cocoa, I stamped my Leaves Turn sentiment onto gold cardstock.

I will have more cards to share from the new release coming up.  This is a favourite release and I hope you think so too!

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.

Participants:


Posted on : Sep 01 2019
Posted under Technique Junkies Stamps |

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