Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Same Stamp, Two Different Looks

I have a post up over at the Technique Junkies Blog. I would love you to visit me there. You will find all the details on these cards, plus some awesome discount codes!!


See you soon!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Technique Junkies September Hop

Hello, Junkies Fans. Where has this summer gone?!!  I cannot believe it is already September.  But with a new month brings new stamps! And Technique Junkies are celebrating the Fall and Halloween with these NEW RELEASES, with a few other fun stamps thrown in (like Coffee {wink-wink} !!!!)  Look what I have for you today!



If you have arrived from the very talented Stephanie Severin, then you are on the right path. If not, you may just want to start at the very BEGINNING so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects shared by the Design Team. And until September 8th, there is a special 15% discount on all the new releases. (And for everything else, see my special code at the end of this post to save 10%.)



Now, let's get on with the fun!!!




First up, I have some really fun Halloween cards to scare, I mean share...they are definitely of the macabre genre. What can I say, I was feeling a little dark (in a playful way) when I did these cards.  I posted a list of all the supplies used under each card.  Let's get spooky!




TJ PRODUCTS:
New Release:  Wolf By Moonlight
Shimmering Bliss Spray: Mardi Gras
Other Products:  Misti

Additional Supplies: Cardstock, Watercolor Pencil, Label Maker (sentiment), Versamark Ink, Adhesive, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Washi Tape, Paper Trimmer

The image was stamped onto a piece of cardstock using Versamark ink and then heat embossed with black embossing powder. The moon was colored in with a Watercolor Pencil and blended with water.  The Shimmering Bliss was sprayed over the panel. Washi tape was added to the black card base, then the stamped panel was attached.  The sentiment was added using a label maker.

TJ PRODUCTS:
New Release:  Pile of Skulls
Other Stamps:  Skull Frame, Be Scary
Other Products:  Misti

Additional Supplies:  Cardstock, Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black), Stickles, Adhesive, Versamark Ink, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Foam Adhesive, Adhesive, Paper Trimmer


The background image was stamped using Versamark ink and heat set with black embossing powder and attached to the card base. On a separate piece of cardstock, the large skull was stamped, embossed and trimmed, as was the sentiment which was mounted with black cardstock. Using red stickles, I added eyes and a border around the large skull, and highlighted the word "scary". Once dry, both pieces were added to the card using foam adhesive.


TJ PRODUCTS:
New Release:  Textured Newsprint
Other Stamps: Raven Nevermore

Additional Supplies:  Raven SVG, Silhouette Cameo, cardstock, Acrylic Block, Distress Ink (Barn Door), sponge dauber, Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black), Versamark Ink, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Adhesive, Paper Trimmer

On a cream piece of cardstock, the background image was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder. On a white scrap of cardstock, the sentiment was stamped and embossed. Using a sponge dauber and Distress Ink, I added color to the corners of the background and around the sentiment. The raven was cut from an svg using a Silhouette Cameo. (The newly released Raven Collage would also look awesome using this technique!!)  All the pieces were then adhered to a black card base.

And now a couple of beautiful cards that are neither scary nor macabre!  This next one is from a new stamp designer for Technique Junkies, Jan Tink. You are going to absolutely LOVE her style!



TJ PRODUCTS:
New Release:  Autumn Blessings
Shimmering Bliss:  Chestnut Mare, Dragon's Blood, Golden Olivine, Harvest Sunset, Imperial Yellow, Just Squeezed, Worn Saddle
Other Products:  Misti

Additional Supplies: Cardstock, Glass Mat, Paintbrush, Versamark Ink, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Watercolor, Adhesive, Paper Trimmer

The image was stamped with Versamark and heat set with black embossing powder. Each color of Shimmering Bliss was sprayed onto a glass mat (or you could use an acrylic block). Using a paint brush, I added color to all the leaves and tree base. The background was filled in with watercolor and then flicked with a darker blue watercolor.  The panel was matted with black and adhered to a white card base. It's hard to capture just how shimmery and beautiful this card is IRL. You truly have to see it in person to appreciate it's magnificent shine.


I just LOVE coffee themed cards, and this one was so much fun to create! I added some "bloodshot" to the eyes to mirror how I must look every morning before coffee. lol


TJ PRODUCTS:
New Release:  First Coffee, Bunch of Beans
Shimmering Bliss:  Chestnut Mare
Other Products:  Misti

Additional Supplies:  Memento Ink (London Fog and Tuxedo Black), Versamark Ink, Nuvo Embossing Powder (Hot Chocolate), Colored Pencils, Cardstock, Twine, Adhesive, Foam Adhesive, Paper Trimmer, Crystal Adhesive

I stamped the background image on white cardstock using Versamark and heat embossed it. I added Shimmering Bliss spray across the panel and set it aside to dry. I inked up the cat portion of the image using the London Fog and stamped my image utilizing the Misti. I then inked up the other half of the stamp with the Tuxedo Black ink and restamped with the Misti. Using colored pencils, I added some bloodshot lines and colored in the hat, pillow, cup, cat and slippers. I added a little crystal adhesive to the cup for a little shine. Once dry, I trimmed the piece down and matted it with red cardstock. I then trimmed the background piece and also matted it with red cardstock. I then wrapped that piece with twine and adhered the panel to the card base. Using foam adhesive, I added the stamped image panel, finishing off the card.

Well that's all I have for you today. I hope you are enjoying the hop and getting lots of ideas and inspiration.  Your next stop along the way is the very fun and creative Judy Jackson. And don't forget about the great discounts! Here are the details:


Happy hopping!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!















Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Ministry of Silly Walks

How many of you are Monty Python lovers? Even if you aren't, this project will tickle your funny bone.

I just returned from Stampaway in Cincinnati, Ohio, where I had the pleasure of working in the Technique Junkies Booth with Pat Huntoon. A very sweet lady had mentioned that there were no samples of a particular stamp and she would love to see it used. Look no more, my friend. I present Silly Walks (SS037), a set of 13 stamps from Technique Junkies!


Granted, the front of the card is a tad plain. The real surprise is inside. I used my new-to-me Karen Burniston die set called Twist Panel Pop-Up (#1009) that I purchased while at Stampaway. Click on the video below to see the pop-up in action!


Too fun! I love action cards! And the Silly Walks stamp set is just perfect for this card! Here are a couple of still shots of the inside of the card.



As I mentioned, there are 13 stamps in this set. Check out that walking style! I have to admit, I rewatched this skit on YouTube and it made me chuckle, even after all these years. If you want to watch it, too, I have linked it HERE.


The little hat used on the card was from another Technique Junkies stamp set called Hats Off to Dad (SD792). The sentiments on the front and top inside were generated from my label maker.

If you want to get your Monty Python on, you can save 10% at Technique Junkies on any of the stamps I've used here (and any others that tickle your fancy) by using the code below.

Hope I brought a chuckle to your day. 

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

New Stamp Release and a Brand New Product from Technique Junkies!


Welcome back for another fabulous Technique Junkies Blog Hop! We have some awesome stamps in the August line-up, plus a BRAND NEW PRODUCT: SHIMMERING BLISS!! (You're gonna love it!)

If you have arrived from Janelle's Blog, you are in the right place. If not, you may want to start at THE BEGINNING so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects being shared today!

AUGUST SPECIAL:  All new stamps being released are on sale until August 8th!!! Save 15% on your new release order. You don't need a code...it will be automatically added at checkout. Also, for any other product you may want to add to your card, INCLUDING SHIMMERING BLISS, you can save 10% by adding the code TJ10Ro. What a sweet deal!

Let's get started! It's a little lengthy, but I have so many goodies to share with you! And I have something a little different today. My very first ever product demonstration video! How about some Shimmering Bliss?!



Now that you've seen how cool those sprays are, don't you just want to get every one?! I know my next order is going to include those sprays! I want every color! Speaking of every color, here is a little chart of the colors currently available...so yummy!



And now, here are my projects! I have listed all the supplies used for each card along with links to products available for purchase at Technique Junkies. First up you will see the cards that were featured in the video.



Products Used:
Shimmering Bliss: Festive Flamingo, Vivid Volt
Stamps:  Whispering Friends (RB019), Mood Swings (SDX109)
Other Supplies: Swing Card cutting file, Black and White Cardstock, Colored Pencils, Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black, Stamp Positioner, Tinted Adhesive Embellishments, Tape Runner








Products Used:
Shimmering Bliss: Miami Vice
Stamps: Enjoy the Ride (SS095), Bubbles (S741)
Other Supplies: White and Teal Cardstock, Hero Arts Infinity Dies, Memento Ink: Bahama Blue, Versamark, Enamel Dots, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stamp Positioner, Tape Runner






And now for the rest of the projects!




Products Used:
Stamps: Enjoy the Ride (SS095), Creaking Trees (SD736)-Not a new release
Other Supplies: Black and White Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Tombow Markers, Paintbrush, Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black, Enamel Dots, Stamp Positioner, Tape Runner





Products Used:
Stamp: Genius and Crazy (SDX115)
Other Supplies: White, Green and Teal Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black, Enamel Dots, Twine, Stamp Positioner, Tape Runner







Products Used:
Shimmering Bliss:  Imperial Yellow, Thulian Pink, Mardi Gras Purple, Iridescent
Stamp: Cocktails and Facebook (SD871)
Other Supplies: White and Dark Yellow Cardstock, A Colorful Life Stencil (Sprinkles Flow), Vellum, Hero Arts Infinity Dies, Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black, Tombow Markers, Enamel Dots, Stamp Positioner, Tape Runner







Products Used:
Shimmering Bliss: Iridescent
Stamp: Never Stop Making Wishes (SD696)
Other Supplies: Black and Grey Cardstock, Vellum, Versamark, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Nuvo Glimmer Paste: Silver Gem, Stamp Positioner, Tape Runner






Products Used:
Shimmering Bliss: Iridescent
Stamps: Retirement (SDX110), Faith, Family, Farming (SD868)-Not a new release
Other Supplies: White and Black Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Hero Arts Infinity Die, Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black, Superior Watercolour, Paintbrush, Stamp Positioner, Tape Runner



Products Used:
Stamps: Cartwheel (SD891), Calligraphy Loops (S714)-Not a new release
Other Supplies: Black and Dark Yellow Cardstock, Versamark, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Memento Ink: Cantaloupe, Washi Tape, Stamp Positioner, Tape Runner







Whew! That was a lot of projects! Hope you stuck with me til the end! I just couldn't help the flow of creativity this month! { BIG SMILE }

Your next stop along the way is the very creative Judy Jackson. And don't forget about the great discounts!
INCLUDES SHIMMERING BLISS!





















Happy hopping!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!