Shimmering Bliss Flowers and Leaves

Hello, Beth Norman here with a Shimmering Bliss tutorial for you, showing how you can make your own flowers and leaves. Shimmering Bliss and any other product is available at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

 

Spray your cardstock with Shimmering Bliss.  Here I used two colours:  Imperial Yellow and Festive Flamingo.  Let dry completely.  You can air dry or heat set.  I always like to go with air drying.

Using your embossing buddy, rub over the entire surface.  Stamp out with VersaMark and emboss with your favourite colours of embossing powders.

I stamped out a variety of colours with Swirls and Curls stamp.

For my leaves I used Vivid Volt and Imperial Yellow.  One thing that I love about Shimmering Bliss is the varigated colours you can achieve which is realistic rather than cutting out plain cardstock.

I sprayed, from left to right, Thalian Pink, Miami Vice, Imperial Yellow and Festive Flamingo mixed with Imperial Yellow.

Shimmering Bliss is truly a joy to use.  Results are different all the time.


Posted on : Aug 14 2018
Posted under Projects, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

Whimsical Garden

Hi folks.  Well, it was a great weekend having a date night with Al.  He works 7 days a week these days, so when he was free Saturday night I did myself up and off on the town we went.  For those who follow me on Facebook you will have seen the Bluewater Bridge that goes to the U.S., or comes to Canada, however you look at it.  It was so pretty lit up at night.

 

I am so behind in my stamping that I made a quick card today, to free up some time to shoot tutorials for Technique Junkies.  Did you know you can get 10% off all products, including the new Shimmering Bliss sprays just by using my code TJ10 Beth?

 

I used Donuts Happy Birthday and Whimsical Garden on my card.

Have a great week!

 

 


Posted on : Aug 07 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

August New Release for Technique Junkies

Image may contain: text

Hello fellow stampers.  Welcome to the August release of Technique Junkies, where  we have 18 new stamps in the Technique Junkies line! All of the August 2018 New Release stamps are 15% off  through August 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.

We also have a brand new EXCLUSIVE Technique Junkies product!  Introducing Shimmering Bliss!
25 colors of shimmering dye based ink sprays that are perfect for stencils, techniques and any time you want to add shimmer to your projects! There are 20 beautiful colors and 5 “Topper colors” that are a clear spray loaded with sparkly mica to either use on top of other colors or alone.  By using my code TJ10Beth you automatically receive a 10% discount on Shimmering Bliss and any other product (that is not a new release) in our store.

You won’t want to miss a thing, so if you didn’t start at the Design Junkies blog you’ll want to head over there.  If you came from the ubber talented Judy Jackson’s blog then you’re on the right track.

Card Details:

1,.   Spray watercolour paper with Shimmering Bliss in Imperial Yellow and Vivid Volt.

2.    Once completely dry, stamp Flower Texture Collage (new release) and Sunflower Sentiments (not a new release) using StazOn

3.    Cut your sentiment in a banner style and adhere to your card and mat to finish it off

 

Here I stamped out BFFs (new release) and used a sentiment from Partners in Crime (not a new release).

I stamped out Whispering Friends  and used Mood Swings and added sequins.

I love stencils and A Colorful Life Stencils are sold at Technique Junkies.  There are so many choices but I finally settled on masking my owl from Perk Up Soon and placed Circle Mosaic Stencil over top of my owl and sponged a few colours over top.  I had so much fun that I made five of these cards for my collection.  I sewed two buttons on to add interest.

Your next stop is at the very talented Lynda Pleckan’s blog.

Information on Shimmering Bliss:

  • PIGMENT DYE SPRAYS
  • CAN BE USED ON REGULAR CARDSTOCK OR WATERCOLOR PAPERS
    • WATERCOLOR PAPERS WORKS BETTER WITH SOME TECHNIQUES (SUCH AS WET RESIST, CRINKLE, ETC)
  • CAN BE USED WITH CHALK INK, DISTRESS INK AND DYE INKS (IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU HEAT SET FIRST). WILL ALSO WORK WELL WITH VERSAFINE, STAYZ ON AND VERSAFINE CLAIR.
  • CAN BE USED TO WATERCOLOR (SPRAY ON PALETTE AND USE BRUSH)
  • MICA WILL SETTLE TO BOTTOM OF BOTTLE. BEFORE USING, SHAKE YOUR BOTTLE IN A CIRCLE OR FROM SIDE TO SIDE – NOT UP AND DOWN. SHAKING VERTICALLY WILL CLOG THE SPRAYER WITH THE MICA POWDER.
  • HOLD APPROXIMATELY AN INCH FROM THE SURFACE YOU ARE SPRAYING AND SPRAY IN A SWEEPING MOTION.

 


Posted on : Aug 01 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Kitty Watching

Hello fellow stampers and card makers.  Someone is playing peek-a-boo with us and that someone is Kitty Watching from Technique Junkies.  You can get any of the stamps I used, and any other product at Technique Junkies for 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.

I stamped out Wood to make a fence, and decorated the fence with Sunflower Duo.

Have a great week.  Don’t forget to stop by again tomorrow where we have our monthly new release and blog hop with a discount on all new releases.


Posted on : Jul 31 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Center Step Card

Hi folks.  One of my favourite stamps is Let Your Light Shine.  It’s just one of those stamps that captivate me.  You can get yours too, or any other Technique Junkie product for 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.  I also used Swirly Waves along the bottom front of the center step card.  You can see the tutorial here.

Thanks for stopping by.

 


Posted on : Jul 24 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

It’s Christmas in July

Hello folks.  This was a very hard card to photograph because of the pigmented Mica watercolors I used.  Ever since I saw Draped Ornaments, I’ve been wanting to try this technique which is very pretty in real life.  You can get Draped Ornaments, or any other stamp, such as Merry Christmas 2, which was used on my card, at 10% off simply by using TJ10Beth.

Steps to Making My Card:

  1.  Using an embossing buddy, wipe the entire surface of your black paper
  2. Stamp VersaMark on your stamp and stamp it out.  Heat emboss in gold or silver (I did both and both looked great)
  3. Using a small brush and water, paint the ornaments with Mica powders
  4. Using your enbossing buddy, once again, rub the area that you want your sentiment to be and stamp out your sentiment with VersaMark
  5. Heat emboss in gold or silver
  6. Mat with shiny paper if you have it

Thank you for stopping by!


Posted on : Jul 17 2018
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Wedding Treat Bags

Whoop Whoop, my wedding is getting closer, and what better way to celebrate then to give out thank you gifts to the adults and treat bags for the children.  All of my treat bags use Technique Junkies stamps, and they are available to you, along with any other product for 10% off simply by using TJ10Beth.

Mermaids are in fashion at the moment so I couldn’t resist using Floral Mermaid on several of the treat bags.  I have a friend who just painted a mermaid on her daughter’s wall so I made these specifically for her two daughters.

 

These are for our grandchildren.  My daughter’s 14 month old daughter is getting owls.  My daughter knows very well how crazy I am for owls so I blast the owl apparel, scrapbook for first birthday and now the treat bag.  I can just picture my daughter, Sarah, rolling her eyes and saying, “not owls!”–LOL.  This owl set has 7 stamps in the set called You are a Hoot.  Al’s grandson, and soon to be mine, is getting Hot Rod on his treat bag.

Keep Chickens is so cute I couldn’t resist using this stamp set that comes with 13 stamps.

Thanks for hanging in for my long post.  Have a good week!

 

 

 

 


Posted on : Jul 10 2018
Posted under Projects, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Stenciled Embossing

Hi there fellow stampers and friends.  Today I want to show you an easy way to make a card simply by using heat embossing and a stencil.  Technique Junkies carries a huge line of A Colorful Life Stencils and you can get those, and any other product at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.  Now that a steal of a deal.

Here I used Island Flowers stencil.  I didn’t add embellishments as I wanted to keep this card mailable across the border to the US.  Now onto my tutorial.

Supplies:  Stencil, embossing powder, embossing buddy, VersaMark and heat gun

Using your embossing buddy, rub over the entire surface

Optional:  You can tape down your stencil.  I felt confident enough to get a good result without taping so you won’t see my stencil taped down.

Press VersaMark over your entire stencil, particularly in the open areas.

Cover with embossing powder and heat emboss your entire card front

You are now ready to complete your card as desired.


Posted on : Jul 03 2018
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Technique Junkies July New Release Blog Hop and Sale

 

Welcome to the July release of Technique Junkies stamps and sale.  From now until July 8th, new release stamps are 15% off, and to further excite you, you can take 10% off the rest of your order by using my code TJ10Beth.  New release stamps are automatically discounted, so there is room for my code.

Did you arrive from Judy Jackson’s wonderful blog?  Wasn’t she a treat?  If you did arrive from Judy’s blog you are certainly on the right track.  I do encourage you to start at the beginning of the hop at the Design Junkies blog so you don’t miss a thing.

My first card is called Triple the Fun.  The Technique Junkie Newsletter tutorial can be viewed here.  I thought this Play Like a Pirate stamp set was perfect to make because it shows off so many of the stamps in the set of 7.  I liked it so much that I made a few more to give as birthday cards to some male friends of mine.  I used an older stamp called Happy Birthday 3.

Here I used three stamp sets.  The two that are new releases are Seashell Borders, set of 2, and Floral Mermaid.  My sentiment is from an older set called Psalms of the Sea, Set of 6.  I coloured my image with Prismacolor coloured pencil and odorless mineral spirits and painted Twinkling H2O’s around my images.

My third, and last card, uses two new stamps which are Floral Mermaid and Seagrass.  I masked my mermaid and stamped Seasgrass out twice and painted the grass with Twinkling H2O’s.  My older sentiment comes from Psalms of the Sea, Set of 6.

Your next stop is at Lynda Pleckan’s blog, and boy does she have something nice to show you.


Posted on : Jul 01 2018
Posted under Technique Junkies Stamps |

Our Deepest Condolences

Hello folks!   Sympathy cards are always so hard to do, but after I made this card, I felt it was fitting for a sympathy card.  For a 10% discount on the stamps I used, or any other product from Technique Junkies simply use my code TJ10Beth.

Here are the steps I did to make this card:

  • Press Distress Oxides onto a silicone mat and spritz with water
  • Take your watercolour paper or 110 lb paper and smoosh the paper into the wet Distress Oxides
  • Let dry completely
  • With a pale ink, add music notes. Here I used Technique Junkies Vintage Music
  • Next stamp a silhouette image over top of the background.  Here I used Growing Wild
  • Add your sentiment.  Here I used With Sympathy, set of 5
  • Add a butterfly or other embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Jun 12 2018
Posted under Technique Junkies Stamps |

Powered by Wordpress | Design by Laycock Designs