Love makes our friends a little dearer

 

Today I created a fast card using Circular Vines and Love, Faith and Peace, Set of 10.  What I love about this stamp set is that you can arrange the sentiments in so many different ways.  First, I picked the word Love and paired it with makes our friends a little dearer.  These are two different stamps, so interchanging the sentiment with the large word can make many possible sentiments.  With 10 stamps to work with, there are many possibilities.

Taking direction from my friend Heidi, of My Little Stamping Blog, I changed things up a bit by using stamps instead of stencil.

For my card, I tore computer paper, layed it over the background, then stamped Circular Vines over top in Old Olive.  Then using blending brushes, I lightly sponged along the edges of the torn paper.  Next, I stamped out two stamps from Five Fab Phrases, Set of 10.

Finished things off with sequins.  Who doesn’t love a little sparkle in their life?

Have a great day!


Posted on : Aug 11 2020
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Peace brings us all a little nearer

 

Good day to my fellow friends, stampers and visitors.  Aside from my broken ankle,  summer has been great! I hope you have been enjoying the nice weather.

My card uses two new releases, World Compass and Love, Faith and Peace, set of 10.

I cut my white cardstock to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and using my Misti I stamped out World Compass. Using vellum cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ I stamped two stamps from the Love, Faith and Peace, Set of 10.  I added 8 brads to hold down the vellum because adhesive shows through the vellum, and I did not use any embellishments to hide the adhesive.  I love the look.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Aug 04 2020
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Technique Junkies August New Release and Sale

 

Hello fellow stampers.  It’s new release day at Technique Junkies.  Whoop Whoop!  From now until August 8th new release stamps are 15% off.  Use my code, and you can get an additional 10% off, plus you get 10% off your other purchases.

I had a lot of fun making these two cards.  It’s been a while since I used alcohol inks, so I pulled them out and using glossy cardstock, I added colour to my background.  Next, I used my embossing buddy and rubbed it all over my background to prevent static cling from messing up my backgrounds with the white embossing powder.

SENDING LOVE

Mad Mod Lace

 

SENDING HUGS

Chrysanthemums

DESIGN TEAM SHOWCASING THIS NEW RELEASE

These two cards are so rich in colour and show up best using bright colours.  I hope I inspired you today.  Enjoy your weekend!

 

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Posted on : Aug 01 2020
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Come Sit on the Porch with Me

Come sit on the porch.  The weather may be hot but the drinks are cold.

This is such a wonderful stamp.  I just love these background sentiment stamps that Technique Junkies sell.  This one is called Sit on the Porch.  I’m giving this to a girlfriend to tell her my cozy balcony, complete with cozy seating and many cushions, will soon be open for a visit.

I think we are all trying to get used to COVID and social distancing, especially on our porch’s and balconies.

Have a great week!


Posted on : Jul 28 2020
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Modern Dandelions at Sunset

Hello stampers!  Surviving this heat?

Today’s card depicts hot weather as the sun sets, watching dandelions dancing in the wind..  Mermaids are swimming under the sea, and a walk along the shore one will find starfish and shells.

 

Our Facebook group had many beautiful examples of cards using the new release.  Join our Facebook group for a heads up on challenges with a chance to win a prize, meet the design team, and show off your TJ artwork.  We love to see what you do with our stamps.

STAMPS USED:

Modern Dandelions

In Full Bloom


Posted on : Jul 14 2020
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Technique Junkies July New Release and Sale

Ah, July–sand and sea, mermaids and starfish, beach and love.  Yes, that’s a sum up of this month’s new release from Technique Junkies.  As someone who lived 14 years on Canada’s East Coast, this month’s collection of stamps are close-to-my-heart.

 

As always, new release stamps are 15% off until July 8th, and if you use code TJ10Beth, you will receive an additional 10% off–that’s a whopping 25% off.  The remainder of your cart will be 10% off.  We are more than just stamps, so take a look around Technique Junkie’s website.

Stamps used: Drink Like a Fish and Wish Upon a Starfish

To create my background, I used Distress Inks in a blue and a green.  First, I placed the green on my non-stick craft sheet, spritzed with water and placed my 110lb cardstock over top of the ink.  I dried the layer and repeated with blue.  The results are just as I hoped for.

Next, I stamped and heat embossed my mermaid with white embossing powder, over top of my dried background. The sea floor was floor was created with Stampendous chunky metallic aseasonings embossing enamel.

Using watercolour paper, the mermaid, shells and starfish were stamped and embossed with gold embossing powder, then painted with watercolour paints.

The embossed images were then cut into shape then glued onto the card.  Even the liquid drink was carefully cut and glued down.

Stamps used:  Stays at the beach and Burst

Using  turquoise-green cardstock, Burst was stamped out with VersaMark and embossed with gold embossing powder and heat set. Over top of the background, one of my handmade backgrounds (see above for directions as to how the background was created) was cut into a circle.  Stays at the Beach was stamped out in black, and then stamped out onto watercolour paper.  The kissing fish on watercolour paper was watercoloured, fussy cut and then pop dotted over top of the fish stamped out onto the handmade background.

To see what the rest of the team has done for you, please click on the links below:

Carmen Garciahttps://www.papercraftgoddess.com/2020/07/technique-junkies-july-new-releases-and.html

Posted on : Jul 01 2020
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Summer Bouquet, Sale and Challenge

I hope this post finds you all well.  How’s your weekend going, so far?

On June 9th, Pat Huntoon of Technique Junkies, announced a super-sized prize for the winner who has participated in this three week challenge.  No need to worry if you haven’t entered, there is still time.  The challenge runs through June 29th, and the winner will be announced on June 30th.  The grand prize is the ENTIRE JULY 2020 RELEASE OF STAMPS.  A value of $120. 

With this challenge comes a sale.  ALL of the items in the Summer & Beach categories are 20% off through June 30, 2020 by using the coupon code Summer2020 at checkout.

Full details can be read on the Design Junkies blog.

Come on folks!  Let’s join in on a super sale and prize!

Stamps:  Summer Bouquet and Sentimental Sayings

Stencil:  A Colorful Life Designs


Posted on : Jun 28 2020
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Sunflowers, Summer Sale and Spectacular Prize

Hello sunshine!   Looking forward to the weekend?  Thank goodness it’s Friday, I say!  What better way to tell someone how much you care, than creating a ray of sunshine with sunflowers.

On June 9th, Pat Huntoon of Technique Junkies, announced a super-sized prize for the winner who has participated in this three week challenge.  No need to worry if you haven’t entered, there is still time.  The challenge runs through June 29th, and the winner will be announced on June 30th.  The grand prize is the ENTIRE JULY 2020 RELEASE OF STAMPS.  A value of $120. 

With this challenge comes a sale.  ALL of the items in the Summer & Beach categories are 20% off through June 30, 2020 by using the coupon code Summer2020 at checkout.

Full details can be read on the Design Junkies blog.

Come on folks!  Let’s join in on a super sale and prize!

Stamps:  Sunflower Duo, Sunflower Sentiments set of 2

 

 

 


Posted on : Jun 26 2020
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Besties

Hey, hey, it’s summer and time to enjoy the weather.  What better way to tell a friend how much they mean to you than sending them a hand-written note inside a card, such as the one above.

On June 9th, Pat Huntoon of Technique Junkies, announced a supersized prize for the winner who has participated in this three week challenge.  No need to worry if you haven’t entered, there is still time.  The challenge runs through June 29th, and the winner will be announced on June 30th.  The grand prize is the ENTIRE JULY 2020 RELEASE OF STAMPS.  A value of $120. 

With this challenge comes a sale.  ALL of the items in the Summer & Beach categories are 20% off through June 30, 2020 by using the coupon code Summer2020 at checkout.

Full details can be read on the Design Junkies blog.

For my image, I hole-punched a circle on a sticky-note and blended markers to replicate a sun.

Stamp:  Besties

Designer Paper and embellishments:  SU

 


Posted on : Jun 24 2020
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Hanging with my Gnomies

Good morning fellow stampers and paper card artists!

I fell in love with this Technique Junkies stamp because I love gnomes, and so does half the country, or so it seems.  Gnomes are popping up everywhere.  This one comes as an image of three gnomes, called “Hangin’ with my Gnomies“, which I masked and turned it into a crowd of gnomes.

I certainly don’t have a “standard look” about my work as I feel I’m all over the map with my style.  I put this card in the classification as “cutsie.”

Thanks for stopping by.  Stay safe and get creative!

 

 

 

 

 


Posted on : Jun 16 2020
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