Sunday, September 1, 2019

Technique Junkies: September Release

Can you believe it's September already???? And you know what a new month means! New stamps from Technique Junkies! If you love Autumn and Halloween, you are going to LOVE this collection! There are also stamps for lovers of funny and beauty! Here's what I've created so far!




There are 15 new sets! And I have the pleasure of sharing several of those with you today! Be sure to stop by each Design Team Member's blog to see all the wonderful creations!



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 go 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


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Stamp(s) Used: 
- Autumn Framed Sentiments (SS112)
TJ Products Used:
- Kaisercraft Gel Pens
- Shimmering Bliss Topper: Gold

This set comes with three different sentiments and the beautiful leaves borders. I flipped the borders from their intended design. The kraft cardstock and the brown paper complement the beautiful gold embossing. Spectrum Noir colored pencils were used to color the leaves. 


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Stamp(s) Used: 
- Pumpkin
- Leaves Turn

This card was fun to create. I lightly stamped the image on vellum and using an embossing stylus and mouse pad,  outlined all the elements. I then colored in the image with Zig Clean Color Realbrush Markers. I flipped the image over (which is why it's reversed from the stamped image) and cut it out with a die. I used the same die to create a frame, attached both pieces together, and mounted it on the card base. I added the sentiment to the bottom of the card. I love how soft the pumpkin appears on the vellum.


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Stamp(s) Used:
- Happy Howl-O-Ween

Another fun one to create. I chose a purple cardstock to similate a Halloween night and heat embossed the image with white embossing powder. I colored in the image with Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils and trimmed the piece down. I added some orange ribbon for a border, then attached the piece to the card base with foam tape to give it a little more dimension. Using a white gel pen, I added a little bit of stars to the night sky. This image is so adorable. It's another one from the Mitten State Stamps Collection by Janine Tinklenberg.


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Stamp(s) Used: 
- Many Paws (SD979)
- Crazy Cat Border (SD798) *Not a new release
TJ Products Used:
- Aladine IZink Dye Ink Pads
Kaisercraft Gel Pens

Since cats want equal time, this cute release features a funny sentiment with some adorable kitties. On a piece of orange cardstock, I stamped the background and trimmed the panel down. I inked the edges to give it definition. I inked a lighter orange piece of cardstock on the edges, and mounted both pieces to the card base. On a goldenrod colored cardstock, I stamped the image and added highlights with the Gel Pens. After trimming that piece down and attached to the card, I added a couple of gemstones for interest.



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Stamp(s) Used: 
- Sweeter
TJ Products Used:
- Nuvo Glitter Markers

I've nicknamed this chick "Stella". She is cracking me up! I stamped and embossed this image on some lavender cardstock and colored it in with colored pencils. I drew in a messy little border and trimmed the piece down. To the card base, I added a piece of decorative paper which was matted and wrapped with a purple ribbon. Stella's hat got a little shimmer by using a Nuvo Glitter Marker. A couple of gems to finish off the card, and she is Stylin'!

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Well, there you have it. Hope you found some inspiration today. Don't forget to visit all the blogs featured in this release for more inspiration and fun!

And 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!






Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Better Things Teaser

I have a new post over at the Technique Junkies Blog. Here is a sneak peak:


Full details and more pics can be found here:  https://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/2019/08/better-things.html

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!


Thursday, August 1, 2019

August Release from Technique Junkies

Oh m'gosh! Technique Junkies has brought the wow yet again! I can't wait for you to check out all the new stamps for August, PLUS brand new product! And the cool part is that you can save up to 25% on your purchases. (Read on for details!)

I have several projects to share today. Here is a sneak peek!



There are FIFTEEN brand new stamps! You can see the whole collection HERE. I had the pleasure of playing with several of them, and I'm excited to share these projects with you.  Here we go....



I instantly fell in love with Desert Landscape Border (SD925). I could picture a beautiful sunset highlighting the cactus shadows. I used watercolor paper and created a pink, yellow and orange sky with Gansai Tambi Watercolors. I stamped and embossed the image, trimmed it down, and attached it to a black card base.  The sentiment is an OBG (oldie but goodie - you'll be seeing several of these in this post) that goes perfectly with this scene. It's called Life is Beautiful (SDX099). I simply stamped and embossed in white. Perfect finish for this card!




This card was so fun and easy! I stamped and embossed I'll Be Watching You (SD957) on the center of my panel. Using Shimmering Bliss Sprays, I added a mesmerizing background in Festive Flamingo, Vivid Volt and Mindaro. Don't you just love that shimmer?! I added a little black flecking (is that really a word?) with my black blow pen (I know these are for kids, but I use them all the time...a lot less messy than flicking paint!). I attached the panel to a white card base that I had edged with an Urban Graphite Nuvo Glitter Marker. A few embellishments and this card is done!



This stamp is another special design from the Jan Tink (Janine Tinklenburg) Collection. Her nature drawing skills are crazy awesome! This particular one is called Echinacea (JT015). For this card, I stamped and embossed in gold on 110# cardstock. Using Tombow Markers, I colored in the image and the background. I trimmed down the piece and edged it with a Golden Ochre glitter marker from the Nuvo Ember Glow Set. I added a beautiful sheen to the piece using Gold Shimmering Bliss Topper Spray. I matted the piece with gold cardstock and attached it to a black card base. I added a simple charm I made eons ago using Shrinky Dinks. It was the perfect finishing touch to this beautiful shimmering card.



This sentiment just got me! I am a huge animal lover and was so happy to add Fur Baby (SDK149) to my collection. It paired beautifully with another OBG called Buddies (S675). This card was super simple. I just stamped the image with Gray Flannel Memento Ink and added it to a red cardstock covered card base. The sentiment was stamped on the same red cardstock, trimmed down and attached to the card. I added a tiny paw print button to finish off the card. So stinkin' cute!



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This card was created using the newest Inside Out set. There are several pairs of sentiments included for both outside and inside your cards. The set contains 10 stamps. Inside Out: For The Girls (SS110) gives a lot of fun and snarky bang for yer buck! Since anyone who knows me knows I am a Flamingo girl, it is no surprise that I chose this sentiment and these particular stamps to accompany it! For the background, I stamped an OBG, Flamingos Background (S789) using Angel Pink Memento Ink. I then added (another OBG) Flamingo 1 (SD890) in black ink and colored it in with Raspberry Tart Glitter Marker from the Nuvo Northern Lights set. For the legs, I used Crushed Papaya from the Nuvo Ember Glow SetI basically repeated the background for the inside of the card, and stamped the sentiment inside and outside in black ink. I added a few jewels and a washi tape border to finish off the card. 

Hope you aren't sick of me yet, cuz I have a couple more cards to show you!



This sentiment, Internet Browser (SD924)! It is SO ME!!!! And paired with The Happy Housewife (SD947), released a couple of months ago, it makes a fantastic, funny card. I stared with a gray card base. I stamped the sentiment in Love Bug Memento Ink then created a rough mask over the left part of the stamped image. I then stamped the housewife in black in  over the top. I used a fine marker to add a squiggly border. I love the simplicity of the card. That sentiment and her look just says it all!




This stamp just cracked me up. Prickly (SD917) is the perfect apology card sentiment! I stamped the image with Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink and colored it in using Tombow markers. I had just purchased a small pad that had this cactus paper in it and couldn't believe how well they went together! The paper was trimmed down and attached to my card base. Once my image was trimmed, I matted it with green cardstock and attached it to the card with foam tape. No  embellishments needed on this one! (I'm linking this one up on the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.)


And last, but not least...a NON-CARD!



I absolutely love this sentiment. It is very calming. I paired Grain of Sand with some beach background paper I had. This was from a 6x6 paper pack. I just trimmed it down and stamped the image in black. It was too pretty to put on a card and give away! So, I framed it instead in a Dollar Tree frame I had laying around. It now sits on my desk. When things get stressful, I can just gaze on this beautiful scene and sentiment. It was fast, easy, and inexpensive!



I know I shared a LOT of cards with you today. I hope I didn't overwhelm you. But when I get a new batch of stamps that inspire me, I can't help but create. And I'm so happy to have you all to share them with!

Now, if you love these stamps (and I know you do!), you can save up to 25% on the new releases. Until August 8th, the new stamps are on sale for 15% off! Add my special discount code at checkout (see below), and you will save an additional 10%. This code is good for anything purchased through Technique Junkies, all month long!



And to tease you even more, Technique Junkies has some brand new product available on their site. Be sure to check out the IZINK product line of Diamond Glitter Paint, Pigment Inks, and Ink Pads from Aladine! I've gotten my hands on a couple of these products and can't wait to get more! You'll be seeing them featured in future posts.

If you have popped over here from Pat Huntoon's blog, you are on the right track. If not, you may want to start with the Technique Junkies Blog so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects being shared by the Design Team. Here are all their links for your convenience.


Ro Donner(This is me!)

Happy stamping!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!






Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Giraffe Funny

Oh my golly! I found a stamp and stencil combination from Technique Junkies that is PERFECT together! The recently released Zen Doodle Giraffe (SD930) and the Wavy Weave Stencil from A Colorful Life are awesome companions! I paired them with a sentiment from Mae West Sentiments (PS004) and am in love with how it turned out.

CARD OUTSIDE
 
CARD INSIDE
Isn't that a fun card? To make it, I began with a kraft cardstock A2 card base. Then I grabbed some goldenrod colored CS and cut it into 4 panels. I used two and saved two for other projects. On one panel, I inked through the stencil with a dauber using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. I did the same to the inside of the card. I attached the stenciled panel to my card base and moved on to the next step.

I set up my stamp and cardstock in the MISTI so that I would be able to cleanly stamp multiple times without messing up my image. On the goldenrod CS, using Tombow markers to color my image, I stamped the giraffe. I colored the leaves with a green, then stamped; colored the giraffe with brown, then stamped; then colored a little brown on the stems of the leaves, then stamped. With a black fineline marker, I added some detail to the giraffe on the nose, eyes, and horns. I also stamped the sentiment on the CS, then trimmed the pieces down (the sentiment is one stamp, which I simply stamped then cut in half). I attached all three pieces to the card to complete the project.

I love this whimsical giraffe. And this stencil! I've seen it used so many ways (recently I saw it used as a water background). 

I encourage you to think outside the box when you look at your stamps and stencils. You never know what great combinations you can think up!

Oh, and if you like these stamps and stencils, or any of the other great selections at Technique Junkies, you can save 10% by entering this code at checkout:

Hope you found a little inspiration today. You can see my latest post and project for Technique Junkies HERE!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!




Monday, July 1, 2019

Technique Junkies Stamps - New Release!!!

Can you believe it's July already?! Where has the time flown? In Michigan, we have definitely had our share of rain this season, but it finally looks like we may have some good weather for a change! 

So, with that inspiration in mind, let's move into summer with the new Technique Junkies stamp release for July. The stamps in this collection scream summer and tropical and warm. I think you're going to love them. 



I had so much fun with these new stamps! I am a flamingoholic, so that one was totally my cup of tea. And the sailboat is so striking...great for a masculine card. All the stamps I played with were so fun to color using different mediums. I'm sure you will agree once you try them for yourself.

Let's get the business details out of the way:




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!

Now onto the fun stuff!

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Stamps Used: 
- Sailing Panel
- Smooth Sailing

Other Products Used: Nautical Background Paper, Colored Pencils, Embossing Powder 

This card has a lot of layers which really highlights the focal image. I had some great nautical paper which I trimmed to various sizes. I matted the focal image and sentiment with a blue background and attached them to the card with foam tape. The image was colored with colored pencils. Even though there is a lot going on with this card, it was very simple to create. I will definitely be using this image again. I think it will make a great bookmark!

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Stamps Used: 
- Foot Down
TJ Products Used:
- Kaisercraft Gel Pens
Other Products Used:  Bubble Wrap (for background), Distress Oxide Inks, Enamel Dots

I had created this fun background a while ago and had it just waiting for the perfect stamp. Well, this Flamingo was IT! If you've never created a bubble wrap background, it is super easy. Take a piece of bubble wrap and ink it up with your favorite color. Stamp on your cardstock in a random pattern, reink, and repeat. I love the effect it creates. The image was colored with Kaisercraft Gel Pens. You can see a little better in the close-up how shimmery these pens are. I was even to make the crown a twinkly gold! And check out the shine on that beak!

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Stamps Used: 
- Just Keep Swimming
- Texture Waves
TJ Products Used:
- Shimmering Bliss (Ocean Depth)
- Nuvo Glitter Markers
Other Products Used:  Memento Ink (Summer Sky and Bahama Blue), sequins, Nuvo Crystal Glaze

How can you not fall in love with the expressions on these fish?! So stinkin' cute! I used the Bahama Blue to stamp the waves background, then gave it a coat of Shimmering Bliss. For the focal point, I stamped the fish and sentiment (all one stamp) and then colored each fish in with Nuvo Glitter Markers. Oh my goodness! The shine on these fish! I added some Crystal Glaze to the eyes and let that dry. I stamped the background on top of the image, wiped off the eyes, then gave it a coat of Shimmering Bliss and quickly wiped off the eyes again. I edged that panel with a Nuvo Marker, added some sequins, and more Crystal Glaze for "bubbles". The focal panel was attached with foam tape. What a fun shimmery, shiny, whimsical card!

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Stamps Used: 
- Drink In One Hand
TJ Products Used:
Kaisercraft Gel Pens
Other Products Used:  Washi Tape, Lucy's Jewels, Colored Pencils


I would love to hang out on the beach with this llama drinking umbrella drinks! I created a very subtle background with colored pencils and colored in the image. I added highlights with Gel Pens, and even went over the lettering with different colors. I added a few jewels and attached the panel to my card base which was edged with Washi Tape. 


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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 below (that code is good any time all month long on all products!).
Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!








*Basics may include: MistiCutAlign Tools; various inks, cardstock, vellum and adhesives; paper trimmer, scissors and/or Xacto knife; heat tool; embossing powder