How to Create a Wood Paneling Background

Hello there!  It’s been a busy month for me, creating three tutorials, and making cards.  I just hope I can keep up the pace throughout the rest of the year.  I am so excited about how my “wood paneling” turned out.  Written step-by-step below.

Stamps that I used in today’s tutorial can be purchased at Technique Junkies for 10% off by using my code TJ10Beth.  This also applies to regularly-priced items.  Links to the stamps I used are below.

Tutorial

By using Weathered Wall, and Wood stamps, you get an awesome lumber look.  An alternate method is seen on my creating a picket fence post.  This post also shows you how I created my streaks.

Background:

  • Using Weathered Wall, stamp out two pieces of cardstock on 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • On one of the wall and wood images, take Distress Inks that coordinate together and drag the ink pad, from top to bottom without stopping.  If you do stop, it will create a vertical line, but because this  is going to be cut into 1″ pieces, it won’t matter. This will give a weathered look.
  • On the second stamped image mist the cardstock lightly with water, then proceed to drag your ink pads from top to bottom, without stopping.  This will give a painted look.
  • Stamp out Wood onto dark cardstock.

Putting together:

  • Once dry, cut your finished wood-like pieces into 1″ x 1″ pieces.
  • Add 1″ pieces onto a double-sided sticky sheet, or you can lightly glue your pieces into place.
  • From left to right, place your first 1″ square along the bottom, in a triangular shape.  Place your second piece beside the first and continue to fill in the entire card front.  Randomly place 1″ pieces as seen above.

Finishing:

  • Turn your finished card front over. With your paper cutter (preferable) or scissors, cut the pieces that are hanging over the edges.
  • Taking the sticky backing off your sheet, and place the finished piece onto the front of a 4 /14″ x 5 1/4″ card.
  • Add a sentiment, or image to the front of your card.

Stamps used:  Click on the name of the stamp and it will take you directly to that stamp

Weathered Wall

Wood

I Hate Losing

Diet Wagon

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Posted on : Jan 21 2020
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How to add Depth to your Stencilling

Let your stenciled background shine!  This super easy, and fun, technique uses ink, a bold stamp and markers to add depth. This stencil is available at A Colorful Life Designs .  Click here to find this Garden Gate Stencil.  You can see all the stencils that Technique Junkies carry here.

Anything purchased at Technique Junkies is 10% off  by using my code TJ10Beth .  Clearance items have already been reduced.

Tape your stencil down well with tape, touching the sides of your paper.  If you have the fabulous new Pixie Spray, use that.  Unfortunately, I live in Canada and cannot have it shipped across the border so I’m on the lookout at local stores.

Sponge ink over entire surface of stencil.  Here I blended my Distress Oxides with the Ink Blending Brushes in colours: Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Broken China.

Using fine-tip markers you will be adding depth to your pretty card front. I filmed, and started using, Distress markers, but personally I found it too bright. You may like that look. Ended up switching over to SU markers. It’s all about what you like to use. When adding marker, use a darker version of what has been sponged on.

Using your markers, trace around various areas of your stencil as seen in the photo. You can add as little, or as much, as you like. For this tutorial I traced lines on most of the stencil. Tip: if you have two different colours in one spot, you can use two coordinating markers in that one spot.

Here you can see the added depth because a shadow was created

By using a bold stencil such as You are so Loved, as above, a sentiment is all you need.  This allows your hard work to shine.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

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Posted on : Jan 14 2020
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Stencil Shading

Hello fellow stampers!

Have you ever wondered how to add more depth to your stenciled project?  Today, I am going to show you how to add shadows to help with that 3-D effect.  The stencil I used today is from A Colorful Life Designs.  The one I am using in this tutorial is called Adored Frame and can be purchased at A Colorful Life Designs.

Did you know that Technique Junkies sells A Colorful Life Stencils too?  You can use my discount code of TJ10Beth to receive 10% off your stencils, or any other product that is in the store.  This discount does not apply to clearance items.  For a full line of A Colorful Life Stencils at Technique Junkies please view here.

Tape your stencil down onto a firm background.  Be sure to use painter’s tape and tape along the inside edges of your cardstock.  Pixie spray works wonderfully too and can be purchased at Technique Junkies.  Yes, my code TJ10Beth is good for a 10% discount too.  By using Pixie spray, you do not have to use tape.

Using a finger dauber, or sponge, rub your ink-stained sponge over the area of your stencil.  Any stencil can be used.

Surprise!  You will be using a Q-tip for this step.  Using your Q-tip, rub it into a darker shade of ink than what was placed onto your cardstock.  Place the darker ink on the lower portion of the stem, swirl, star, etc.  Be sure to add the darker shade of colour in a “flicking” motion so your colour blends nicely.  If the area is elongated, such as the swirls in my stencil, add some darker colour in the top third of your design.

If there are small areas in your stencil, too small for sponging, feel free to use a pointed marker to fill in those areas as see above.

And, lastly, stamp a sentiment on your stenciled background.  Here I used Technique Junkies Love You More, set of 5.

I hope I inspired you to try adding some depth to your stencils.

Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Oct 08 2019
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How to Layer your Stamps

I hope you’re having a good week so far.  It is my turn to post on the Technique Junkies blog and there you will find my tutorial on making a layered card using Snowflakes, set of 9, ink and embossing powders.  You can visit Technique Junkies here.

You can get a 10% discount on everything in the store just by using my sale code TJ10Beth.

Right now there’s a mega clearance on Technique Junkies website.   Pat is surrounded by rubber and wants to let some go at unbelievable prices.  Some as low as 50 cents.  Get yours here.

 


Posted on : Dec 04 2018
Posted under Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

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
Posted under Projects, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

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
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

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