Ruffle your Feathers

Hello fellow stampers!  How do you like my five hour card?  Yup, five hours to make this card.  I knew that I wanted a rustic look, and the planning took so many hours to do, replacing idea after idea, until I finally found the right combination of stamps, embossing powder and colours.  Please tell me you find yourself in the same position as me.  I can’t be the only one to spend so many hours planning out a card.

This stamp, called Ruffle your Feathers, is a new release for Technique Junkies for the month of May.  Don’t despair that you missed out on the “new release discount” because you can grab my code TJ10Beth for 10% off of anything in the store, excluding clearance items.

CARD TUTORIAL

  1. Stamp Little Checkerboard in black ink over white cardstock
  2. Stamp Plaid in red over white cardstock
  3. Heat emboss Chicken Wire 2 with gold embossing powder
  4. Layer each stamped image as shown above
  5. Add a black border around the card front and around the image, and complete by adding a gold border around both the card front and image

Posted on : May 21 2019
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Free Spirit

Hello there.  First, let me apologize for the poor lighting.  When I took a bunch of photos there was no sun for days.  Just rain.

I fell in love with this stamp called Free Spirit because it reminded me of my cousin, Terry Ann, who is a free spirit.  She has a business doing Reiki, Indi Head Massage, Massages, and card readings.

This stamp can be yours at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth.  There are four stamps in this set which you can see here.

Have I told you how much I love my Misti?  It came in very handy when I “coloured” my stamp.  Using Tombow markers, I coloured my stamp in small sections and stamped out my image multiple times until I was satisfied with the darkness of colour.

My background was created by cutting multiple blue shades of cardstock, in an angular direction.  After gluing on my cardstock with Modge Podge, I trimmed the edges once it was dry.  Next, I ran my background through my Big Shot (yes, after 10 years my Cuttlebug bit the dust) using a wood grain embossing folder.

You’ll be seeing more of this stamp set, that’s for sure!

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : May 14 2019
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Technique Junkies May 2019 Release

https://paperartscafe.blogspot.com/2019/05/technique-junkies-may-2019-new-release.html

Hello and welcome to the May Release for Technique Junkies.  I was so in love with these images that I completed four cards in two days, after I was done work at my day job.  First to business.  You can receive new releases at 15% off and if you use my code TJ10Beth you will receive 25% off of new releases.  This runs until May 8th, and once that is gone, you can use TJ10Beth for 10% off your order.  When the 15% discount ends, you can still catch a deal by using TJ10% for 10% off your entire order, excluding clearance items.

Now onto my cards.  Because I’m showcasing only four cards, it was hard for me to decide which four to showcase, so I started with my favourite called Live In Color.  I have a beautiful watercolour designer paper pad, which I used because it coordinated with the sentiment and my colouring.

My second card is perfect for upcoming Father’s Day.  I am making mine for an uncle who is so good to me, as my dad passed quite some time ago.  I love how my uncle is tickled by receiving my cards.  I used the newly released Golf Club Patent, and an older stamp called Happy Father’s Day. I stamped onto Kraft with VersaFine and highlighted with a white coloured pencil. Because the golf club are rounded, I rounded the corners of my card.

I wanted to make an elegant card because this lady looks so elegant.  By using gold, black and white papers, I believe I achieved a classy feel to my card.  This image is called Be a Legend.  I coloured the lady with Copic markers.

My last card was made using this month’s free stamp.  How can you get this free stamp, you ask?  Simply by placing a $30 order before taxes and shipping.  My free sentiment is called Wish Upon a Star.

Card Details:

  • Stamp Watercolor Flowers with VersaMark and gold embossing powder onto white tissue paper and heat emboss
  • Tear tissue and adhere with a light coat of Modge Podge
  • Using designer paper for the left side of your card, tear the edges to keep things cohesive with the torn tissue paper
  • Stamp out Wish Upon a Star sentiment in the right corner where there is no tissue paper
  • Cut out star with, or without a die, using sparkling paper or Shimmering Bliss Chestnut Mare
  • Place three gems under the sentiment

New Release Participants:

Lynda Pleckan https://paperartscafe.blogspot.com/2019/05/technique-junkies-may-2019-new-release.html


Posted on : May 01 2019
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Pretty Pots

Hi folks!  I’m here with a CASE’d card from Ro Donner, a Technique Junkie design team member.  The minute I saw her card I knew I wanted to CASE it.  I was even going to use the same beautiful soft palate, but somehow the bright colours ended up in my hands.  I can’t help myself–I love bright and vibrant.  To see Ro’s card take a peak here.

Paired with Pretty Pots is In Full Bloom Sentiments.

If you are so inclined to place an order and want a 10% discount, you can use TJ10Beth and you will automatically get 10% off, excluding the clearance items.

 

This month’s free stamp are for orders of $30 before taxes and shipping.  Here is a sneak peak of the sentiment stamp.  The swirls are not part of the stamp, but you can purchase Swirls and Curls here.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see the new release for May.  It will also come with a free stamp with a $30 purchase.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Apr 30 2019
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Fiesta time!

Hello fellow stampers.  Doesn’t this stamp make you feel like getting up and dancing like there’s no Manana?  Fiesta time!

Sponging ink is one of my favourite techniques, and here I used my Swirl Grid stencil from A Colorful Life Stencils to make my card look festive. Next, I coloured my Fiesta stamp with Tombow markers and spritzed lightly with water and stamped it out.  I can see giving this card to one of my dear friends when I’m at a social gathering in the summer complete with a pool and tiki hut.  Doesn’t that make you want to bring on summer?

Fiesta is a new release for April and you can use the discount code of TJ10Beth to receive 10% off these, and any other product from Technique Junkies, excluding clearance items.

I’m hoping this card brings spring and summer on quickly.  Frankly, I’m tired of gray skies and clearing my card of snow.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 


Posted on : Apr 23 2019
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Party On

Howdy folks!  Well spring is here, at the time of this writing, and it puts me in such a good mood.  I’m stamping more, and enjoying life to it’s fullest!  I think I can put the winter doldrums behind me.

Did you know you can receive a free stamp from Technique Junkies with a $30 purchase before taxes and shipping?  That’s right.  This is the adorable stamp that’s up for grabs this month.  Who doesn’t like to party by way of stamping?  I make my stamping time enjoyable with my music, or even Netflix.  Can you imagine that I watched the complete 6 season of Prison Break in less than a month?  I’ve moved onto true crime now.  Of course it helps that I work 3-11 every other week, and am showered and dressed by 6 a.m., leaving me 7 hours of stamping time before I head into work.

With any purchase, excluding clearance items, you can receive 10% off by using my code, TJ10Beth. 

My swirly background uses TJ Swirls and Curls.

My butterflies and scallops are by Martha Stewart.

Paper colours I used are SU Crumb Cake and Marina Mist.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Apr 16 2019
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Technique Junkies Awesome April New Release

It’s here!!  April’s new release, and boy are you in for a treat! You have until April 8th to get our newly released stamps at 15% off, which will automatically be deducted in your shopping cart.  For an even bigger discount, simply use TJ10Beth for 10% off your entire purchase, excluding clearance items.

Before I was into “owls” I was a giraffe gal, just like Pat Huntoon. This fun stamp is called Zen Doodle Giraffe. I love zen doodle anything and was thrilled when zen doodle and a giraffe came together as one.  I really hope we see more zen doodle stamps to come.   My sentiment is an older release called Move Your Soul.

As you may be aware, I love to create cards using one stamp and different papers or different layouts.  Because I loved this layout sketch I found on Pinterest, I kept the design and mixed up my papers.

I love poppies.  Poppies remind me of my father because he served the Canadian Armed Forces for 22 years.  This Poppy Field was stamped on 110 lb cardstock and watercoloured with Inktense watercolour pencils.  While the Poppy Field is a new release, the sentiment came from In Full Bloom Sentiments from last month’s release and is subject to a 10% discount only.

Hurray for Anniversary Sentiments!  I wanted to make a masculine card with this sentiment.  We never see enough masculine cards, do we?  Anniversary Sentiments, set of 7 will be a well-used stamp set for sure.

This card was fun to make–it uses one of my favourite techniques–sponging.  I used four different Distress Oxides and blended them onto 110 lb white cardstock.  Then I let it dry over night so my embossing would not stick to the sponged background.  I used white embossing powder on my background stamp, Garden Party, and last month’s release In Full Bloom Sentiments.

 

THIS MONTH’S FREE STAMP WITH A $30 PURCHASE BEFORE TAX AND SHIPPING.  ENJOY!

NEW RELEASE PARTICIPANTS


Posted on : Apr 01 2019
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First Coffee

Hi fellow stampers.  Well, my stash for home and selling at work is overflowing at the moment.  Just like my red shoes, I love a pop of red.  Don’t you?  This cute critter desperately needs a cup of coffee in the morning (that would be me), and so does the critter on the cards.

Technique Junkies stamps used:  First Coffee and Bunch of Beans.  As always, you can receive a 10% discount simply by using my code below.  Oh happy day!

Cardstock colours, Real Red, Early Espresso and a green shimmery cardstock (name unknown).

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Mar 26 2019
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Wildly Capable

Hello fellow stampers!  Today I am sharing a free Technique Junkies stamp that is up for grabs when you spend $30 before taxes and shipping.  The stamp is called Wildly Capable and will be on sale next month.  Technique Junkies stamps are deeply etched.  My heart goes pitter patter when I go through my stash of TJ stamps.  Sometimes it’s hard to pick just one to work on which is why I have been making a lot of cards this month.

If you would like a 10% off discount for a savings on all products, excluding Clearance stamps and New Releases, you can use my code below.  Don’t forget that we have Shimmering Bliss and you can get a steal at $99 for the whole set of these shimmery sprays.  That is 20% off the regular price of purchasing sprays individually.  My code works for Shimmering Bliss too.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Mar 21 2019
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Wildly Capable

Hello fellow stampers!  Today’s card uses Technique Junkies Wildly Capable stamp.  I love this stamp and see lot’s of ways to use it:  encouragement, congratulations on your new job, support, etc.  To get this stamp free, for the month of March, all you have to do is place a $30 order with Technique Junkies, before taxes and shipping.

Want a little added savings?  My code is below.  Enjoy!

My colour inspiration came from my friend, Tina Zinck.  I fell in love the moment I saw her card.  The colours used were Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist.

Whoop, Whoop, it’s wing night with my group of friends.  The group gets together on Thursdays.  We celebrate birthdays and special events, and the restaurant we go to allows us to bring in our own dessert, and heaven knows there are desserts every month.  It’s a ball of fun for sure.  Do you get out with friends?

Thanks for stopping by!

 


Posted on : Mar 14 2019
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