How to Create with Metallic Shimmering Bliss

Can you believe that I didn’t use metallic paper on my card?  Instead I used Technique Junkies metallic Shimmering Bliss.  You can receive these gorgeous sprays or any other product at 10% off simply by using the code TJ10Beth.  It’s that simple.

The stamp I used is called Dream Big.  It is a large stamp so I cut it in half and used the bottom portion of the stamp which I gold embossed on black cardstock.

The cost of purchasing metallic paper is expensive so when Pat offered metallic Shimmering Bliss, I got a hold of them.  Here I used Golden Olive, Silver, Smoldering Ash, and Chestnut Mare.

You may be interested to hear that Pat is offering bundles now, so check them out.

Get it all Spray Bundle

Now on to my tutorial…

Spray your cardstock with the colours I listed (you can use any colour of Shimmering Bliss for a different look).  Let dry completely.

 

Emboss your dried cardstock.

I wanted a masculine-looking card so I picked out masculine embossing folders.

Cut into a variety of shapes as seen here.

Using your unembossed background lay it flat and arrange your embossed pieces of cardstock, leaving space between your cardstock to represent grout.  I used my ATG gun to adhere the cardstock.  You can also lightly use glue to attach your cardstock to your background as well.

Once you have your card covered you may chose to mat your background.

I hope I inspired you to pull out your Shimmering Bliss.


Posted on : Oct 09 2018
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Technique Junkies October New Release

Welcome to the Technique Junkies October New Release!  If you came from my ubber talented friend Judy Jackson then you’re on the right track.  Otherwise you might want to start at the beginning of the hop at our blog Design Junkies so you don’t miss a thing.  Keep on reading for a tutorial I made.

We have a new designer and I’m sure you know of her.  Our new artist is the talented Ms. Jan Tinklenberg who has a stamp line called Mitton State Stamps.  This lovely Wreath Sled is one of Jan’s fine designs.

From today until October 8th you can get the October release stamps at 15% off.  It automatically comes off your cart.  It’s that simple.  For any other products you are entitled to 10% off.  All you have to do is use my code TJ10Beth.

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My next card uses a technique I personally developed for the June 2010 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  This technique is called Faux Dominos and I am sharing a new tutorial with you.  Read on for it.  To see the original tutorial I shot you can see it here.

I coloured this wonderful Holiday Doodles stamp, which is a new release.

Next, I cut the image close to the half way point.

I cut the “dominoes” in 1″ pieces then I used a corner rounder to shape them into dominoes.  This step is optional.  You might like square dominoes better.

Using VersaMark I pressed the pad over top of the entire domino piece then sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat embossed the embossing powder.

To make the domino look thick, add pop dots on the back.  Now you’re ready to finish your card.

Your next visit is with the talented Lynda Pleckan.


Posted on : Oct 01 2018
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How to Create Shimmering Bliss Smoosh

Hello folks!  It’s my turn to post to the Technique Junkies blog and I posted this tutorial using Shimmering Bliss. For any product you see me use here, or your choice of products at Technique Junkies, you can get 10% off just by using TJ10Beth.  It’s that simple.  On my card I used Whimsical Garden and Always Hope.

Speaking of simple, this is a very simple technique.  Let’s begin shall we?

Start by spraying on watercolour or 110 lb cardstock using Shimmering Bliss.  Let dry 15 minutes.

Using a darker colour, spray completely over the top of the base you just sprayed.

Working quickly, continue spraying and smoosh with scrunched up cellophane. Continue until fully covered.

Here you can see the results of the bottom layer peaking through.  Your background is now ready to be used as desired.


Posted on : Aug 28 2018
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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
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How to construct a mixed media project

Hello fellow stampers.   I had a ton of fun making this mixed media project as it is far from my norm.  I dabbled in mixed media when I spent years working on altered books.  Boy, was that fun!  On any of these stamps, or any other stamps and supplies you can use my code TJ10Beth to receive 10% off your order.

Have you seen the new Color Bursts by Ken Oliver?  You can get them at 10% off as well.  Go wild with your mixed media!

 

Stamps:  Love Harlequin, Big Flourish, Paint Rings, Be Silly, Rose Doodles

Stencil:  A Colorful Life Stencils

Start by stamping on white tissue paper.  On my tissue I used Love Harlequin and Big Flourish.

Use Modge Podge to adhere your tissue paper to your cardstock.  Place Modge Podge on the cardstock to prevent the ink from bleeding.

Colour entire surface with Gelatos.

Burnish Gelatos with your finger.

Optional:  Place a stencil over any open area and spritz with water.  This will leave a pattern.  I ended up taping my stencil down which is not shown in this photo.

I got some water on my tissue, so I tore pages from a book to cover up the smudging.

Take a stencil and paint light layers of colour using paint over top of your stencil.

Next, I added Paint Rings background stamp to my piece

Finish as desired.


Posted on : Mar 13 2018
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How to make Transitional Ombre

Hello stamping friends.  Today I will show you how the Transitional Ombre technique found in the October 2014 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  The yellow is stunning against the brown cardstock.  I’m using Technique Junkies Why Fit in?

Did you know you can get 10% off products such as stamps, stencils, Misti, etc., at 10% off simply by using my code TJ10Beth?  Yup, that’s right.  What a great savings on your total order.

Let’s begin, shall we?

Supplies:  One colour of cardstock, light to dark; glue pen and an elongated die.

Cut your cardstock with your embossing machine.

Glue your die cuts onto your cardstock and finish as desired.


Posted on : Feb 13 2018
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How to Create a Remix of Colorful Silhouettes

Hello fellow stampers.  Today I am here with a remix of Colorful Silhouettes, a technique I developed and was published in the August 2011 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.
For 10% off your order please used TJ10Beth.

Today, I am using Technique Junkie’s I Woof You, and Swirls and Curls.  You can receive these stamps and receive 10% off your total order simply by using my code below.

In this “remix” I introduced an iron to my background simply because of the words, “I Woof You.” I wanted to be sure that the words were crisp and clear. You do not have to iron your image if you are going to use a silhouette stamp; it covers nicely.

Supplies: Background stamp with lots of open areas, silhouette, or other, stamp, VersaMark, white embossing powder, black embossing powder, sponges, 2 or 3 ink colours, heat gun, embossing buddy.

Sponge your colour onto cardstock. Here I used pink and red for Valentine’s Day. Make sure your cardstock is dry thoroughly before you proceed to the next step. You can use a heat gun to speed up the process.

With VersaMark, stamp the pad all over your background stamp, add white embossing powder and emboss.

If you are using a silhouette stamp you can skip this step. Otherwise, place copy paper over top of your image and, on low heat, and lightly iron your embossing so it flattens.

Using VersaMark, stamp your image and add black embossing powder and heat emboss  You are now ready to complete your card as desired.  In my example my background was not ironed.  I wanted to keep a cohesive finish so I used Swirls and Curls both on my main image and on my background.

I hope I inspired you to try this technique.

 


Posted on : Jan 30 2018
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How to Create Scrappy Spots

Hello, fellow stampers.  Today I am here with a tutorial that was originally printed in the June 2009 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I love this technique because it’s so unique.  It may look like a lot of work, but trust me, it goes together quickly.  For 10% off your order please use TJ10Beth.

I used Technique Junkies Birthdays and Donuts.  Ah, donuts, my weakness in life.

Supplies: 5″ x 5″ cardstock, black ink, three colours of coordinating ink, scissors, round stamp (or punch), brayer, fine black pen (not in photo), copier paper (not in photo)

Stamp out circles all over your cardstock

Stamp out a circle in the center of your full-sized copier paper. Cut out the circle with your scissors to leave a hole.

Place your hole over top of your coloured circle and stamp out the words on your circle. Repeat until every hole is covered

Stamp out your circular stamp on a sticky note, ensuring you have the sticky part on the edge of your stamp is placed in the same direction

Cover all of your circles with the circles you just cut out.  TIP:  Make sure the sticky part of the circles are all in the same direction so that when you brayer, your circle does not lift

With your third colour, brayer over top of your cardstock. It will need several coats to ensure a nice crisp even colour. TIP: Brayer in one direction. If you rol back and forth you risk the lifting of your circle.

Using your fine pen, draw around your circles once, or twice, to cover up white space, or simply to add interest.

To receive a 10% discount on this stamp, or other products, simply use my code below.

I hope I have inspired you to try this technique out. It’s a fun one!


How to create a Remix of Inky Borders

 

Happy New Year!  Today I’m starting off the New Year with a quick and easy tutorial which is a spin-off of Inky Bands from the October 2012 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  Here I am using Kitty Duo and Love Harlequin which is a new release for January 2018.  New release stamps are on sale for 15% off until January 8th.  You don’t need a code.  My sentiment, A Good Friend, is not a new release, but if you use my code TJ10Beth, you can get it for 10% off.  Not only can you receive this stamp at 10% off but you can receive 10% off any other product minus clearance items.  Now that’s a deal.

Using Post-it Notes, cover the top third of your card, leaving approximately 2 inches of white space.

Start by sponging on your first colour of ink.

Sponge colour onto cardstock until all the white space is covered.

Stamp your decorative stamp over top of your sponged area.

Stamp out your silhouette stamp.  If you have a Misti now is the time to use it.  Ink and stamp out your image until you are happy with the results.  You want a nice dark image to cover your sponged area.  The Misti tool is a favourite of mine and I don’t know how I did without it.

Stamp out your (optional) sentiment.  A Misti gives the perfect placement.  I inked and stamped out my sentiment twice to achieve a crisp black image.

You are now ready to finish your card with matting and embellishments if you wish.


Posted on : Jan 02 2018
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Metal and Brad Tutorial

Hi folks.  I was inspired by a UK Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine where I saw a similar card, so I decided to put a tutorial together for you.  It’s just the perfect masculine card.  I gave my card to my son-on-law as a congratulations on your promotion card.  The stamp I used is Stay Humble by Technique Junkies.  As luck would have it I found a package of five coloured shiny bristol board at the dollar store.  Once I found out it did emboss to my expectations, I went back to buy more, but it was all gone.  Bummer.  My card measures 5″ x 5″, but you can do any size, including an A2 size.

Cut your cardstock into a variety of sizes.

Emboss your cardstock.

It is hard to tell where my card ends are because I neglected to shoot my tutorial on a darker background.  My edge is on the left hand side of my cardstock.  Keep all edges aligned along the edges of your cardstock, overlaping where necessary.  Just add a small amount of adhesive to the back of your cardstock as you will want to move your cardstock around.

This is what my card looks like before the placement of brads and stamped image.

Using your poking tool, put holes into each corner of your cardstock then add a brad.  Brads do not need to be added to the underside of your stamped image.  You will want to add a brad to each corner of your stamped image.  I used a variety of coloured metallic brads.

I hope I inspired you to try a new way to add pizzaz to your card.

 


Posted on : Nov 21 2017
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