Friday, January 19, 2018

TJ Inkspirations: 5 Minute Metallic Mousse Magic

Its no secret that I love Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. Many other people like it, but find it messy.

Our video today takes the mess away. You can make stunning cards in just minutes - with a quick clean-up.

Keep in mind that I am in Phoenix this week for  Creativation -- it is the show most of us know by it's former name -- CHA.  Check out my Facebook page and the Technique Junkies egroup for pictures and video from the show.  Don't you want to see what is new?

Now for the technique this week:

The products I used on the finished cards are here:
SS079 Love you more
Lotus Stencil
Lite Brite Flowers Stencil

5 Minute Metallic Mouse Cards

Here is the artwork from the video:
Lotus Repeat card

And the second card from the video:
Lite Brite Flowers Card

and the video:
5 Minute Metallic Mousse Magic
5 Minute Metallic Mousse Magic

I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Gradient Sponging Challenge Winner!

Our winner is...

Contact Jeanne for your Gift Certificate code!

Have a great day!

You are in my prayers

Hello friends! Giovana here today sharing a super easy card with some of the new goodies I just got!! Fun stuff! I will be sharing more projects with these stamps, so stay tuned.

I loved all these stamps! I decided to use the Deco Roses and In my prayers sets. The Deco Roses Background is so pretty!
Few details how I made this card:
  • Stamp background Deco Roses on a piece of Red Cardstock in White Pigment Ink. Add Bridal Embossing Powder (this embossing powder is a cream color + glitter, it is beautiful!!) then heat set.
  • Die-cut piece and adhere it to a White card base using foam adhesive.
  • Stamp sentiment on a piece of White cardstock, die-cut piece.
  • Add silver thread, then adhere sentiment with foam adhesive. 
  • Add white pearls.

Get 10% off on these stamps and any other stamp (except new January release) using my TJ10Giovana code

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

New Challenge! Spattered Ombre

Today is the start of a new challenge! 
You will have a whole month to complete the challenge. Enter as many times as you wish using the link list at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate!
You have until February 11th to enter. Winner will be announced February 12th.

A few simple rules.

You must use Technique Junkies stamps to be chosen to win a prize.

If you don't have any Technique Junkies stamps feel free to play along and link your project but you will not be in the drawing for a prize.

You must use the challenge technique in your project (that's the challenge!)

No linking old projects. Projects must be new.

Please list Technique Junkies stamps with links in your project posts.

Please link directly to your project (not a general blog).

If you have a problem linking to the challenge contact Jeanne

You can see the original tutorial HERE

Our Challenge is Spattered Ombre

watercolors or inks
watercolor paper
dropper or paintbrush (to splatter)
rubbing alcohol
stamps (I used Grey Days)

Want to save 10%?
Use code TJ10Jeanne at Technique Junkies!

Start by getting paint or ink onto your background. Start at one section and add water to 
lighten  moving up or down on your paper. I used Distress Broken China reinker.

While your ink or paint is still wet and drops of alcohol. 
Big drops for big spatters and little for little ones.

Have a great day!

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Splattered Ombre Valentine

This month's Technique Challenge is Splattered Ombre Watercolor.

Remember, if you go shopping, use my discount code TJ10Stephanie for 10% off your purchase.

I used Peerless Watercolor Royal Crimson to create my ombre background.  Instead of splattering with Alcohol, I splatted with the pure dark Royal Crimson paint to get a darker contrast.

After the paint dried, I stamped it with the new Love Harlequin Background in Black ink.  Next I trimmed it down (and saved the trimmed edges) and attached it to a black cardstock card base.

I used one of the trimmed edges as an accent (and reversed the ombre for more contrast against the background).

I punched two sizes of hearts from the darker and lighter ombre painted paper and layered them on a punched black cardstock heart.  I finished with this lovely sentiment from the Love you More Set of 5.

I can't wait to see your version of the fun Splattered Ombre Watercolor Technique.

Stephanie from 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

How to Make Scrappy Spots

Hello, it's Beth Norman here with a tutorial that was originally printed in the June 2009 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  For 10% off your order please use TJ10Beth.

I love this technique because it's so unique.  It may look like a lot of work, but trust me, it goes together quickly.

I used Birthdays and Donuts.  Ah, donuts, my weakness in life.

Supplies:  5" x 5" cardstock, black ink, three colours of coordinating ink, scissors, round stamp (or punch), brayer, fine black pen (not in photo), copier paper (not in photo)
Stamp out circles all over your cardstock
Stamp out a circle in the center of your full-sized copier paper.  Cut out the circle with your scissors to leave a hole.
Place your hole over top of your coloured circle and stamp out the words on your circle.  Repeat until every hole is covered.
Stamp out your circular stamp on a sticky note, ensuring you have the sticky part on the edge of your stamp is placed in the same direction
Cover all of your circles with the circles you just cut out.  TIP:  Make sure the sticky part of the circles are all in the same direction so that when you brayer, your circle does not lift
With your third colour, brayer over top of your cardstock.  It will need several coats to ensure a nice crisp even colour.  TIP:  Brayer in one direction.  If you rol back and forth you risk the lifting of your circle.
Using your fine pen, draw around your circles once, or twice, to cover up white space, or simply to add interest.

I hope I have inspired you to try this technique out.  It's a fun one!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Kiss!

Hello, Hello!

Hope everyone is staying warm this January!
We have entered my favorite card making season- Valentine's prep!  There are so many fun images out there and it seems everyone is wanting to give (and receive) a valentine card.  The Kiss has become one of my top favorite Valentine images.  You can get 10% off of it, or any other stamp with code TJ10LeeAnn. 

I paired it with a sentiment from the Love You More set. 
I kept it very simple, focusing on the two cuties.  They were watercolored with distress inks.  I used my MISTI to get precise placement of color. 
Using watercolor paper, I inked up precise areas of the image, masking off some areas as I went along; this allowed me to put the color where I wanted it.  Once the color was down, I moved it around some with water.  I repeated this process until I reached the desired look.

Thats it for me; when I am not here, you can find me at

Have a wonderful  and crafty week all!

Lee Ann