Wednesday, July 1, 2020

NEW RELEASE FOR TECHNIQUE JUNKIES

Here it is July already...where has the time flown? To welcome in the month, Technique Junkies has a brand new release to share with you. 
Blurb about collection


Release Notes:  All new releases are on sale until the 8th of the month. You will automatically receive 15% off those stamps. As an added bonus, receive an ADDITIONAL 10% OFF by adding the code "TJ10Ro" at checkout. That 10% code is good all month long on all products through Technique Junkies!  If you'd like to see all the stamps in the release, just click H E R E !

If you have arrived from Judy Jackson, you are in the right place. If not, you may want to start at the beginning so you don't miss any good stuff! Here is the full line-up for your convenience:


RO DONNER  ⇐ You are here!

Now let's get on to the fun stuff!


Basic supplies may include: MistiCutAlign Tools; various inks pads including the new IZink InksInk Blending Brushes; cardstock, vellum and adhesives; paper trimmer, scissors and/or Xacto knife; heat tool; embossing powder

❀❀❀❀
SUMMER BARN (S845) - NEW!
Simple Sentiments Set 2 Style B (SS02b)
I am in absolute LOVE with this stamp! I stamped it in black ink and colored it in with Polychromos Pencils. A little sticker border and stamped sentiment finished off the card.


❀❀❀❀
DANDELIONS IN THE WIND (S866) - NEW!
Weed or Wish (SD694)
I happen to love dandelions. Whether they are sunny yellow or ready to blow in the wind. The beauty of these dainty blooms was captured by using silver embossing powder. I added a silver edge to the panel with Nuvo Glimmer Markers, and the sentiment is from an older set (another dandelion favorite of mine) stamped with black ink on silver cardstock.


❀❀❀❀
FLORAL CARD FRAME (S872) - NEW!
Kindness Matters (SDX026)
This frame stamp is so delicate and so elegant. I felt all it needed was a very simple sentiment. The image was stamped in black ink and the flowers were colored with markers. 

❀❀❀❀
WISH UPON A STARFISH (SD1031) - NEW!
What a fun stamp! The image was stamped on a card panel and masked off. I added some blow marker spray in blue and green. The image was colored in with both Nuvo Glimmer Markers and Kaisercraft Gel Pens. Both pen types add a wonderful shimmer and sparkle to your colored projects.
❀❀❀❀
MODERN DANDELIONS (S868) - NEW!Simple Sentiments Set 2 Style B (SS02b)
Another absolutely adorable dandelion stamp makes its debut this month. This is going to be a fun one to play with...I have so many ideas! For this one, I stamped and embossed the flowers, added some gold stickers, and stamped the sentiment in black onto gold cardstock.
❀❀❀❀
STAYS AT THE BEACH (SD1030) - NEW!
What an absolutely adorable stamp! Love the little top hat and pearls! You could change out the sentiment and this would make an adorable wedding or anniversary card! For this card, I stamped the image in black in and used both Polychromos Pencils and Nuvo Glitter Markers to add some color and shine. I found some sand printed paper for a background and added a couple of small shells to finish off the card.


❀❀❀❀

Well, there you have it. Hope you found some inspiration today. The next blog linked up is LYNDA PLECKAN. She has some great projects to share with you!

Remember, all the new releases are on sale (15% off) only until the 8th, so shop early. And save an additional 10% by using the code below (that code is good any time all month long on all products!).
Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!




Tuesday, June 30, 2020

YOU ARE MERMAZING!

I have been having a lot of fun with this particular stamp set from Technique Junkies. The images and sentiments are so cute I just can't seem to get enough of them. Today I am sharing a card I created using the mermaid image from the Oceans of Love, Set of 9 (SS119).

Oceans of Love, Set of 9 (SS119)
Swirly Waves (S802)
I also love the background image! It's a perfect backdrop for this adorable mermaid and turtle. 

To create the card, I started with a turquoise A2 card base. On a white piece of cardstock, using my trusty MISTI stamping platform, I stamped the mermaid image with black ink. I also stamped the image onto some masking paper and trimmed that out. I placed the mask over the stamped image, then stamped the Swirly Waves image using Aladine Dye Izink in Mer Du Sud (South Sea). Then, with an ink blending brush, I added a lighter blue in some areas to soften the stark white waves. I added a light turquoise panel to the back of that and attached it to the card base.

Using my favorite coloring pencils, Faber-Castell Polychromos, I colored in the mermaid and turtle image. I've been practicing a lot with these pencils. I hope you notice some improvement! lol. I then added a beautiful shimmer to the mermaid tale using a Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Pen. Just look how cool that is!
 
I then stamped the sentiment using black ink to finish off the card. I have to say, this is one of my favorite cards of late. I just love this stamp set! (Did I mention that already?) Here are the stamp set images:

Oceans of Love, Set of 9 (SS119)

Swirly Waves (S802)
Did you know you can save 20% on all the summer and beach themed stamps over at Technique Junkies? Just enter the code Summer2020 at checkout. But today is the last day, so hurry! All other items at Technique Junkies can be purchased at a 10% discount by using the code below.

Please stop back by tomorrow, July 1st, for the monthly release of stamps from Technique Junkies. There are some awesome stamps in this release, and I'm sure you will find some to enjoy!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!


Monday, June 8, 2020

Purrmaid Wobble Card

Good day, stamping peeps! It's a beautiful day as I write this. Hope it's sunny in your part of the world! I have a fun card to share with you today...it's a wobble card. I love these Action Wobbles. They make fun interactive cards. Here is the card:

These are the products I used and some alternate suggestions.

OCEANS OF LOVE, Set of 9
Look at all the fun stamps in this set!
A COLORFUL LIFE: CURRENTS
This stencils is not currently available through Technique Junkies,
but below are a couple of great alternatives.
A COLORFUL LIFE: WAVES
This is a great stencil alternative available through Technique Junkies.
BUBBLE FLOW
This stamp would make a terrific background for any of the images
in the Oceans of Love set.
One of the fun things about this card is the spring feature of the purrmaid.


I love Action Wobbles...they bring your object to life!

This card was not difficult to create. I started with an A2 card base and added a teal mat to it. Using inks and a blender brush, I applied color through the stencil. This detailed stencil was very easy to use...I simply sprayed the back with Pixie Spray which holds the stencil in place. I trimmed down the stenciled piece and added a white mat to it. 

I stamped the purrmaid image on white cardstock and colored it with Polychromos pencils. I trimmed it out, attached at Action Wobble to the back and attached it to my card. I cut apart the "Happy Birthday" from the "Sweet Mermaid" (or you could just mask if you don't like cutting your stamps) and stamped it along with the "Purrmaid" stamp onto teal paper. I trimmed it down, matted that with white, and attached it to my card. I added a few enamel dots to finish off the card.

Today is the last day to save extra on any of these products (except those noted) at Technique Junkies! 


While the 15% expires tomorrow, the 10% is good any time and never expires. So keep it handy for all your Technique Junkies purchasing!

Hope you enjoyed my card and found a little inspiration. Stop by and visit me on the Technique Junkies Blog on Wednesday where I will share another fun card using this set.

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!


Monday, June 1, 2020

NEW JUNE STAMPS FROM TECHNIQUE JUNKIES

Welcome to another fabulous new stamp release from Technique Junkies. Just wait until you see all the beachy goodness! Not just beach, though. Guy stuff, floral, and sentiments too!
I had so much fun with my new stamps! I love anything beach-themed, and it shows! But there are some great stamps that can be guy-themed, another great release of the Outside/Inside Sentiment Sets.




Release Notes:  All new releases are on sale until the 8th of the month. You will automatically receive 15% off those stamps. As an added bonus, receive an ADDITIONAL 10% OFF by adding the code "TJ10Ro" at checkout. That 10% code is good all month long on all products through Technique Junkies!  If you'd like to see all the stamps in the release, just click H E R E !


If you have arrived from Pat Huntoon, you are in the right place. If not, you may want to start at the beginning so you don't miss any good stuff! Here is the full line-up for your convenience:
RO DONNER  ⇐ You are here!

Let's move on to the fun stuff!


Basic supplies may include: MistiCutAlign Tools; various inks pads including the new IZink InksInk Blending Brushes; cardstock, vellum and adhesives; paper trimmer, scissors and/or Xacto knife; heat tool; embossing powder

❀❀❀❀
BEACH RULES
Beach Rules is a fun stamp to use! I chose to stamp it in a lot of different colors, with the help of my MISTI. I just happened to have that great paper background which went perfectly with this stamp! To add some shimmer and sparkle to the stamped images, I went over the letters and images with Kaisercraft Gel Pens. I use these pens quite often and absolutely love them!


❀❀❀❀
FISH FRAME
OCEANS OF LOVE, SET OF 9 (sentiment)
This is such a gorgeous frame stamp! And paired with one of the sentiments from Oceans of Love, it makes a great statement. I added some beautiful shimmer to the elements with some Nuvo Glitter Markers.

❀❀❀❀
OCEANS OF LOVE, SET OF 9
This set is "mermazing"!!! I absolutely love the images and the great variety of sentiments! I'll be using this set a lot! I chose the adorable mermaid and birthday sentiment for the outside of the card. I used the seaweed and another sentiment from this set for the inside of the card!

❀❀❀❀
FLORAL SEAHORSE (outside)
FIND MY SOUL (inside)
Possibly one of my favorite seahorse images EVER....I colored it with polychromos pencils and added a soft grey outline to give it some more dimension. For the inside of the card, I added chalk background and Kaisercraft Gel Pen to some of the words. The borders are washi tape!

❀❀❀❀
SCENIC ROUTE
TIRE TRACK
HOT ROD (not new)
Is this a great guy card or what!!!! That tire track is spot on and goes wonderfully with the sentiment, AND the old car! Such an easy card to create, and perfect for the dude in your life.
❀❀❀❀
INSIDE OUT: SILENCE IS GOLDEN, SET OF 10
COFFEE KITTY (not new)
For you snarky card lovers, this set is the cat's pajamas! This is a new set in the Inside Out series. There are 10 sentiments included to create 5 different cards. You'll be seeing more from this set in my future posts. I used a cork paper for the background. And that coffee kitty goes with everything.

❀❀❀❀
Well, there you have it. Hope you found some inspiration today. The next blog linked up is Stephanie's. She has some great projects to share with you!

Remember, all the new releases are on sale (15% off) only until the 8th, so shop early. And save an additional 10% by using the code TJ10Ro (that code is good any time all month long on all products!).

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!




Friday, May 1, 2020

May 1 = New Stamps from Technique Junkies!

It's May 1st! Congratulations for surviving April...it's been a crazy month. But be assured there is still some normal going on: New Month = New Stamps from Technique Junkies. Thank goodness that hasn't changed! I have five cards to share with you today.




There will surely be stamps in the collection that will appeal to everyone. 

Release Notes:  All new releases are on sale until the 8th of the month. You will automatically receive 15% off those stamps. As an added bonus, receive an ADDITIONAL 10% OFF by adding the code "TJ10Ro" at checkout. That 10% code is good all month long on all products through Technique Junkies!  If you'd like to see all the stamps in the release, just click H E R E !

You may want to start at the beginning so you don't miss any good stuff! Here is the full line-up for your convenience:


RO DONNER  ⇐ You are here!

Let's get to the fun stuff!


Basic supplies may include: MistiCutAlign Tools; various inks pads including the new IZink InksInk Blending Brushes; cardstock, vellum and adhesives; paper trimmer, scissors and/or Xacto knife; heat tool; embossing powder

❀❀❀❀
HANGING WITH MY GNOMIES
HANGING WITH MY GNOMIES is a truly fun stamp. The gnomes and sentiment come together on one stamp...three gnomes and the sentiment. I stamped it several times and cut out each gnome separately to adhere to a step card. Fun, right?

❀❀❀❀
FIVE FAB PHRASES, SET OF 10
FIVE FAB PHRASES is a great set for general card-making. It includes the sentiments "Hello," "Smile," "Dream," "Enjoy," Happy," "Simply" to name a few. I created a washi tape background to complement the bold Hello. I love how simply elegant this card turned out.

❀❀❀❀
OLD MAN
INSIDE OUT: OLD FART, SET OF 10

I am so glad TJ released this OLD MAN stamp! I've used the Happy Housewife so many times in my snarky cards. It's good to have a male version now! lol

And paired with him on this card is another in the Inside Out Series: OLD FART. If you love funny, snarky sentiments, this set will definitely tickle your fancy. There are sentiments for both the outside AND the inside...five sets of them to be exact!

❀❀❀❀
I have always loved this saying. And I love that it is now available in a stamp. SHOOT FOR THE MOON stands out beautifully on the dark cardstock sprayed with Iridescent Shimmering Bliss.

❀❀❀❀

Well, that's it from me today. Hope you found some inspiration. The next blog linked up is Lynda's. She has some great projects to share with you! And don't forget Technique Junkies is doing a four week challenge (we are currently on week 2). All the details can be found HERE along with the winner of Week 1.

Remember, all the new releases are on sale (15% off) only until the 8th, so shop early. And save an additional 10% by using the code below (that code is good any time all month long on all products!).
Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!