Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Winter Wonderland Christmas

It's hard to believe that Christmas will be here in just a couple short weeks! Hope you are all ready!

I've taken a break from Christmas decorating, cooking baking, present wrapping, and the Hallmark Channel (lol) to whip up a fun little shaker card using Let It Snow and Magic of Christmas stamps.

Although I added a little more glitter to the shaker part than I had anticipated, I still love the card.

To make this card, I started by cutting a circle out of the top panel. I then lightly traced the circle on my card base and stamped the image in the center. I added some color with markers and some "snow" with Nuvo Drops.

I flipped over the front panel and attached a clear piece of acetate over the opening. I then added dimensional tape to coral the "shaker guts" (that's a technical term, right?). I attached a snowglobe frame to the front, added some snowflakes from the Let It Snow set and stamped the sentiment in red. I also added a couple of snowflake stickers to the acetate.

Then I flipped the card back over and added some glitter to the center of the acetate. I removed the protective paper from the dimensional tape and carefully placed the card base on the panel, making sure there was a good seal so no glitter would leak out. 

To me, shaker cards are just so fun. I'm not sure why I don't make more of them!

I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season and are getting your craft on!  Remember that you can always save 10%* on your order by using the code below:

Technique Junkies is also having an Inventory Reduction Sale. Save 35% on select images! And shipping is only $3.50 up to $75.00 (then it's FREE!).  

Happy Holidays!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Hi there Junkies,

I hope you're all not tired of seeing Christmas cards yet...I love this stamp "Holly Bird"  (from the September 2017 release) and I just wanted to color him with PrismaColor Pencils on kraft cs and see how he'd turn out, and I really like it. What do you think?

The sentiment is "Merry Christmas 2" , one of my faves because of the font and the size.  After coloring the bird, ribbon and holly with the PrismaColor Pencils, I added "snow" with my white gell pen in the background as well as on some of the berries and leaves.  The sentiment was heat embossed with white ep.  

Good news!  The Featured challenge "Gradient Sponging" has been extended through January 14th.  You've got more time now to play along with this challenge and win some TJ Stamps.  You can check out the details HERE and join in on the fun!  (So you'd like to play and be entered in the winning but don't own any TJ stamps...then there's MORE GOOD NEWS....head on over to Technique Junkies store and cash in on the 35% off sale on selected stamps.....STILL GOING ON....HURRY...NOT SURE HOW MUCH LONGER IT WILL BE AVAILABLE.   

Want a 10% discount on any other stamps from the store, please use my code and enjoy your purchase.    

Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas Mug Shot

Hi! Jeanne here today with a Christmas card for any cat lover.

I made a watercolor background and then stamped Christmas Mug Shot over the top in black. I colored the kitty and then added some watered down white acrylic paint to the sign and then restamped with my MISTI. I finished the sign with some Nuvo Drops for a little dimension.

Save 10% at Technique Junkies Stamps!
Use the code TJ10Jeanne

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Be your own kind of beautiful.

Hello friends! Giovana here today with a non-holiday card. Yes! I bet you are done making your Christmas cards, right? Hehehe, I am not and most likely will not, but that's OK, I just wanted to create something different for you and I hope you like it!

So, this is a very gold card, I have this idea and I love how it turned out.
Here, few details:
  • Start stamping "Nordic Knit" background on a piece of Cream cardstock in Golden Glitz Delicata Ink. Your MISTI will help you restamping the image to get a perfect impression.
  • Die-cut the middle are using a heart shape Or any shape you like.
  • Stamp the "Own Kind of Beautiful" sentiment on a piece of gold vellum in versamark Watermark Ink, then add Copper embossing powder, heat set.
  • Die-cut the background panel with stitched dies and added to card with foam tape. 
This is how your card will look like at the end. I added few red pearls and a die-cut flower/leaves.

 You can get this stamps at the Technique Junkies store, you can use my TJ10Giovana code and get a 10% off!!
Hope you like it.
Have a fantastic day.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Holiday Procrastination

Happy Holidays, Junkies! Time is flying by and Christmas will be here before you know it. Are you ready? Me, I'm a Procrastinator. The Queen of Procrastination. I still haven't sent my Christmas cards from last year and it's time to send this years. Maybe I can just stick two in one envelope and save postage. Ho-Ho-Ho. 

Luckily, I keep a few extras on hand. When that creative urge strikes, I make it count and make as many cards as my time and knees (I am a standing crafter) will allow. My card for this post is ready, but I'm only getting around to posting it an hour before it's due. Procrastination. But better almost late than never, right?

The card I have to share with you today features the stamps Hillside Pines and Gifts of Christmas.  

I started out by stamping the trees in a Hunter Green on the left side of my cardstock. I then stamped it again a little lower and to the right.  Using some gold embossing powder, I added the sentiment and trimmed down my piece of cardstock to approximately 4" x 5.25". I used some gold cardstock as a matting piece and attached both pieces to my card base.

This simple but elegant card would be very easy to mass produce using a stamping tool such as the Misti or the Tim Holtz Platform. I'll have to keep that in mind for when I make my cards to send this year....or next year (procrastination).

Right now, Technique Junkies is having an inventory reduction sale! Save 35% on selected stamps. Stamps make great gifts for the crafter in your life, even if that crafter is you! After all, with all the holiday preparation and craziness, don't you deserve a little gift for yourself? You can also save 10% on all other products* using the code below:

And remember...shipping is only $3.50 up to $75 purchase...over $75, it's FREE!

So sit back, get that cup of coffee or tea, and do a little shopping and stamping. I'm off to address last year's Christmas cards. Happy Holidays!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Life is a Song

Hello fellow TJ stampers and friends.  I played outside the box this week by using a melody of stamps and techniques. 

I started out by using a sponge over top of a stencil from A Colourful Life Stencil.  Next, I stamped out Paint Rings using black Versafine.  I then sponged on blue and green onto a piece of white cardstock and stamped out Vintage Music. I cut out a variety of circles and glued them to the original stamped image. Using a banner I sponged on yellow and pink and stamped out Life is a Song.  Lastly, I stamped out Treble Clef, small and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  Matting it in black brought everything together nicely.

Paint rings has proved to be popular with the Design Team.  If you click on any image you can see what cards the Design Team has made with the stamp you clicked on. 

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Holly Bird Christmas

This beautiful Technique Junkie stamp is called Holly Bird - and is colored with Copic Markers.  The greeting is from the Technique Junkie set called Gifts of Christmas -  

Layering and stick on bead embellishment finish the card.

And remember you can get an addition 10% discount with this code - TJ10Judy.

Happy stamping and get inky!

Judy Jackson