Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Technique Junkies Christmas Card

I have a card posted over at the Technique Junkies blog. Come visit for full details!


As always,
Keepin' it inky!

Friday, October 4, 2019

NUVO EMBOSSING POWDER CHART

Hey, stampin' friends! Just a quick post today. I use a lot of Nuvo Embossing Powder in my projects. I wanted to track which ones I had so when I went shopping I didn't accidentally buy duplicates.

I love when charts are available for me to stamp an image in different inks, or show which pens or pencils I have in my collection. But I couldn't find any for the Nuvo EPs. So I created one for myself. One with the colors added from their online swatches, and one blank so that I could stamp and emboss an image with each one I owned. That way I could easily see which ones I have and also what they will actually look like in person when I use them.




I got to thinking somebody else out there might find this helpful too, so I am attaching both files here.



Let me know if you like them, or if there are any other "charts" you would like to see that haven't already been created.

Til next time, 
Keepin' it inky!



Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Technique Junkies October Release

Hello, my Technique Junkies fans and friends! It's October 1st. You know what that means! Brand new stamps!!!  Wahoo!  I have five cards featuring several of the new sets that I can't wait to share with you!



These new stamps will get you going on your Christmas card projects for sure! They are whimsical, beautiful, ethereal and fun! 



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 (that's 25% total, people!) 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 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; watercolor paints; water brush; steel dies and WRMK Evolution

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Stamp(s) Used: 
- Cardinal (JT023)
- Victorian Greetings, Set of 6 (JT030)

Other Products Used:  
- Derwent Inktense Pencils

I love, love, LOVE this cardinal! To make the card, I stamped the image and trimmed it around the bird and branches. I die cut a frame from woodgrain patterned paper and attached it to the bird with the head and tail on the top of the frame. This was then attached to black cardstock, and mounted on the white card base. I splattered white watercolor paints on the entire card. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed, then die cut and attached to the card front.

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Stamp(s) Used: 
- Meowy Christmas, Set of 2 (JT029)

Other Products Used:  
- Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils
- Super Fine Glitter
- Ranger Glossy Accents

I stamped the image and sentiment on kraft cardstock, then heat embossed them in white. I added a little more white on the cat with colored pencils, trimmed down the panel, matted with red cardstock, then attached it to the card base. I added some glossy accents to the ornaments then dusted the entire piece with super fine iridescent glitter. I tied two small bows from red ribbon and adhered them to the ornaments.


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Stamp(s) Used: 

TJ Products Used:

Other Products Used:  
- Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

This set of pooches is just the cutest addition for your Christmas Cards. For this card, I die cut the green frame, then traced on white cardstock where the openings would appear. I masked each opening and stamped the images where I wanted them. Using an Ink Blending Brush, I added ink to the background of the sentiment with IZink Ink in Menthe. After coloring the dog images, I added a little sparkle to each one with the Gel Pens. I added a couple more matted layers to the card base, along with the main focal image, then added some gems for just a touch more sparkle.

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Stamp(s) Used: 

Other Products Used:
- Perfect Pearls
- Spellbinders Holiday Greetings Dies  

This card came together fairly quickly! I stamped the adorable background with Versamark, then used Perfect Pearls to add a shimmery highlight to the image. I trimmed down the piece and attached it to the top portion of the card base. I die cut the images from white card stock, layering the deer three times for a little more sturdiness. Then I attached those pieces to the card panel, and cut the deer one more time out of the teal cardstock to inlay into the white deer frame. With that beautiful shimmery background, nothing else was needed!
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TJ Products Used:

Other Products Used:  
- Derwent Inktense Pencils
These gorgeous poinsettias come in two different sizes with two sentiments. I randomly stamped both images on the white panel, colored them in, then trimmed the panel down to mount on a black backer. The sentiment was stamped in black ink, and a generous spritz of Iridescent Spray was added to give the piece a stunning shimmer. The panel was then attached to a pink card base, and I added a few clear gems for interest.

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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!




Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Happy Howl-O-Ween!

Hey, friends! I have a very fun card to share with you over on the Technique Junkies Blog. Come visit for all the details and a discount code! https://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/2019/09/happy-howloween.html



Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

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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INSIDE

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!