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.

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!


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!


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!


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!


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. 


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