Shaking things up with Fairies

Ewww, I love, love, love this new release called Fairy Garden, set of 10.  It’s the bomb!  I see myself using this set a lot.  Fairy Garden comes with 10 stamps.

I created a shaker card with a sentiment from Fairy Garden, set of 10 on the inside.  It’s surrounded by little die cut flowers that were sponged with ink using blending brushes, adding pink to the yellow flowers.  This cute little fairy, from Fairy Garden, set of 10 was coloured with Copic markers.  Stickles have been added to add a glow of magic fairy dust.

I can’t say enough how I love these blending brushes and regret not buying them sooner.  Sponge work has always been a favourite thing of mine, but looking back, the work is not flawless with sponges.

Did you know that we sell blending brushes?  They are the best price that I have seen so far, and to further cut down on your cost, you can use TJ10Beth to receive 10% off on your brushes, or any other product.

I find myself drawn, more and more, to “cutesy” stamps.

Get creative!


Posted on : Mar 24 2020
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Poppy Teapot

We are in mid March.  Spring will soon be here!  With spring, comes all the pretty flowers.

This Poppy Teapot is from the Technique Junkies February Release.  It has been coloured with Prismacolor pencils and the teapot was painted with gold metallic watercolour.

Image, Life is Beautiful

Remember, you can get 10% off your purchase with Technique Junkies, just by using the code above, TJ10Beth.

Have a terrific weekend!

 


Posted on : Mar 21 2020
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Live Magically

How to “live magically.”  In a garden, build a house, and watch the fairies fly about.

This magical set from Technique Junkies is full of fun and creativity.  “Fairy Garden” has ten magical stamps that can be used in a variety of ways.

Here I stenciled my background with pastel colours using A Colorful Life Designs stencils.  Next, I stamped my image over top of the stencil background and coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencils.  The small fairy was stamped and cut out with a small circular punch and glittered with Stickles.  My image was too wide so I had it go on a sideways direction.  Tiny little stars were stamped around the image and a paper daisy was placed on top.


Posted on : Mar 17 2020
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Why I love blending brushes and reminder of new release

Blending brushes are da bomb!

  • No more sponges that leave distinct lines between colours
  • No more “spotting” of colour
  • Comes with 10 sizes, all of which I have used
  • Ergonomic handles
  • Soft bristles allow beautiful blending between colours
  • Washes nice with just running your brush under the flow of water
  • Price.  Price. Price.    Use my code TJ10Beth for 10% off the cost of these brushes
  • If you are thinking of purchasing brushes, act fast because this product is marked “Available for a limited time only.”
  • Get creative!

Did you miss the big new release for March?  The link to the reveal can be found here.

Don’t forget, you can use my code to receive an extra 10% off the new releases.  That, along with the 15% off, will give you 25% off the new releases.  My code will also allow you to receive 10% off other products as well.

Get creative!

 


Posted on : Mar 03 2020
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Technique Junkies March New Release

Whoop Whoop, it’s new release time!  I hope to inspire you.

New release stamps are 15% off until March 8th, and if you use my code you get an additional 10% off.  Thats 25% off.  Everyone loves a deal, right?!  Anything that is in your cart is 10% off if you use my code TJ10Beth (clearance items are not included in this discount).  In this post, you will find links to the Design Teams blogs for more inspiration. If you want to start at the first blog, please visit Technique Junkies blog.

This month, I have created ATC’s using this month’s new release called Bandana Background.  It is a large background stamp which I placed in my Misti, and used a brayer to add colour from Caribbean Sea Kaleidacolor ink pad.  Next, I used my Blending Brushes to get a flawless blended background in pink and purple.  For the life of me, I cannot recall what ink pads I used.  Using a die, I cut out a variety of shapes so my blended background would shine through, and then added a wild flower die in gold cardstock for added dimension.

Typically, I go to Things I want to do for quotes on my ATC’s and inspirational cards.  It’s a well-used stamp set that has 16 sentiments and I used “Do something wild” to coordinate with the wild flowers.

This is the Bandana background stamp I used.

 

Beth Norman-Roberts (me)?

Posted on : Mar 01 2020
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Advice from a Giraffe

Hi folks!  I’m here with a scene that touches my heart because this stamp reminds me of Africa.  My daughter often travels to Africa for work and it touches my heart that she is so compassionate.

To create my background, I first cut the shape then sponged the entire piece with a yellow Distress Oxide.  Next, I masked the large sun and sponged orange on the top half of the sky, then added a green along the bottom.  I left the sunset to dry overnight then I stamped out Advice from a Giraffe with my Misti.

I am often asked how I get such a smooth finish when I sponge.  The secret is by using Ink Blending Brushes.  Yup, they rock my world and they can rock yours too by purchasing them at a 10% discount by using code TJ10Beth.  All products, excluding clearance items, can be purchased at 10% with the code.

Thank you for stopping by.


Posted on : Feb 25 2020
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Best Things in Life

Hello fellow stampers!

Today I’m showcasing Best Things in Life large stamp from Technique Junkies.   Save on products by using my code TJ10Beth.

This is a stamp that works when you something in a hurry because it covers your entire A2 card front and you need minimal embellishing.  Here, I used sequins and added Distress Inks with my Ink Blending Brushes.  These brushes are 10% off with the above code.

Thank you for stopping by.


Posted on : Feb 18 2020
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You’ve Got This

Hello folks. It’s Beth here with a newly released image called You’ve Got This. This jazzy gal is wearing earrings (sequins) and looks like a free spirit.

You can purchase this stamp, or anything else for 10% off (excluding clearance items).  How awesome is that?!

I love to add handmade embellishments.  It just gives it a more “handmade with love” feel.  Choosing purple cardstock, to coordinate with her dress, I layered the top two flowers and added two smaller flowers on each side of the sentiment.  If you look closely you will also see leaves that are tucked under the flowers.

You can find the tutorial for this center step card at Splitcoaststampers

For a list of my tutorials please look along the top of my blog for “Tutorials” and “More Tutorials”


Posted on : Feb 11 2020
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Technique Junkies February New Release

Hi folks!

Whoo hoo, it’s February 1st, and time for another razzle dazzle new release for Technique Junkies!  All stamps in the new release are automatically discounted at 15% off, and if you use my code TJ10Beth, you will receive an additional 10% off.  Wow, what a bargain at 25% off, eh?!  Use TJ10Beth and receive 10% off everything else (except for clearance items).  You can see all the stamps in February’s new release here.

This funky peacock is called Your Own Magic and was coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencils and odorless mineral spirits.

Another fun image to colour!   Wild flowers are so pretty to colour and in real life.  Birthday Mason Jar was stamped out with VersaFine in my Misti.  The sentiment “to you” was stamped out on pink cardstock and pop dotted to give added dimension to my card.

The design team for Technique Junkies are pretty awesome.  I encourage you to see what delightful things they have to share with you.  Simply click on the names below.

Beth Norman-Robert (me)

Posted on : Feb 01 2020
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How to Make a Criss Cross Card

Today’s tutorial uses two stamps from Technique Junkies:  Birthday Queen and You are Extraordinary at Technique Junkies.  You can get these, or any other regularly-priced stamp at 10% off by using the code TJ10Beth.

Hello fellow stampers.  Today, I have for you, an oldie but goodie Criss Cross tutorial.  I wanted to do something unique with my Birthday Queen stamp, so I decided to make a bookmark.  I have five of these images, stamped out on Kraft, and coloured, to turn into bookmarks.  Isn’t that a fun idea?!

Supplies:

  • Two 4 1/4″ x 11″ cardstock for base
  • One 1 1/2″ x 12″ for band
  • One 4″ x 5″ double-sided designer paper or Two one-sided paper
  • One 3 1/2″ x 4 4 3/4″ white/ivory cardstock
  • One 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ cardstock for inside mat

Using 4 1/4″ x 11″ base cardstock, score two pieces at 5 1/2″. Using card base #1, from score line, cut on an angle from top of the score line to bottom left. Using card base #2, cut from score line to bottom right.

Using 4 1/4″ x 11″ base cardstock, score two pieces at 5 1/2″. Using card base #1, from score line, cut on an angle from top of the score line to bottom left. Using card base #2, cut from score line to bottom right. Place adhesive side to the top of the other piece of cardstock.  The bottom should level.

Place Designer Paper in paper cutter and cut paper on an angle. Ensure the cut goes from tip-to-tip. Repeat again if you have single-side paper.

You should have two pieces cut as above.

Adhere Designer Paper to the top of the triangular shaped sides of cardstock. Your piece should look like this.

Using heavy duty tape, such as Red Line tape, place tape along the bottom, and up the side for approx 1 1/2″. On the right side repeat with tape going along the bottom and up approximately 1 1/2″.

Fold in the right panel and press firmly to adhere the adhesive to the cardstock.  Place left panel over the right panel and press hard.  Adhere neutral carstock to coloured matt.  Stamp a sentiment inside on your inside panel.  Here I used You are Extraordinary.

Score the elongated Designer Paper at 5 5./8″ x 11 1/4″. Add heavy duty tape to the end of the elongated Designer Paper. Place it between the outside and the score line. Slide band over your card.

Embellish your band as desired.


Posted on : Jan 28 2020
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

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