Monday, October 16, 2017

30 Days of Christmas Day 2 and a New TJ Challenge!

Today is day 2 of the 30 Days of Christmas! 
Every day from today through November 13th the Technique Junkies design team will be 
posting Christmas cards to inspire your Holiday spirit! But that's not all...

EVERY stamp in the Christmas category is discounted 20% 
during the 30 Days of Christmas! 

Just add them to your cart and the stamps will be discounted automatically.
Want an extra 10 % off on Christmas stamps? Use code TJ10Jeanne

Today also 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 November 12th to enter. Winner will be announced November 13th.

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

The challenge is... Build a Background
You can see the original tutorial HERE

For my version of this technique you will need:

 inks (I used SU! inks)
MISTI or stamp positioner
I also used white acrylic paint on my project

I positioned my Pinecone stamp in the Misti.

I didn't measure. I just used the MISTI and repositioned my stamp each time. 
Since I started in the middle everything lined up easily. 

Here's my background.

I used a paintbrush and thinned (with water) white acrylic craft paint to paint some 
snowy areas on the pinecones. Then I splattered over the entire background. 
Stamp sentiment (Gifts of Christmas (set of 5)) and attach to card to finish.

For an additional 10% off on everything (30% total on Christmas stamps!) use the code below.

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Transitional Ombre Technique Challenge Winner!

Thank you to everyone that entered our challenge!
Look for a new challenge later today!!!

The winner of our Transitional Ombre Technique Challenge:

Please contact Jeanne for prize information within 7 days.

Check out Aimeslee's fun card!!!

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

30 Days of Christmas: Day 1

Welcome! Today is the first day of the 30 Days of Christmas! Every day from today through November 13th the Technique Junkies design team will be posting Christmas cards to inspire your Holiday spirit! But that's not all...

EVERY stamp in the Christmas category is discounted 20% during the 30 Days of Christmas! Just add them to your cart and the stamps will be discounted automatically.

Okay, ready for the artwork for DAY 1?

Just a little guilty looking puppy....
This uses the Christmas Dog stamp with the Dear Santa stamp.  The look on his face says it all, doesn't it???

In any case, we hope to inspire you this month with our Holiday creations. Join us every day!
Pat Huntoon

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Let it Snow!

Good Morning!
I have a fun card to share with you this morning using the Let it Snow Stamp
I coloured the super sweet image using Chameleon Pencils!

They do a fabulous job on Kraft coloured cardstock.

I added some white gel pen "snow" and some glittery stickles "sleet".

Have you seen all the amazing samples using this stamp?

Hope you have a most amazing day!!!!


Friday, October 13, 2017

TJ Inkspirations: Studio 71 vs Copic Markers

A few weeks ago my friend Marie emailed me to tell me about the new Studio 71 Alcohol markers.  After looking into them, I realized that they are quite a bit cheaper than other alcohol markers on the market and I was curious if they were comparable to the Copic Markers I already own.

So I bought them. Funny, the buying/acquiring part of this job comes pretty easy to me...

But most importantly, I compared them.  Today I have a video for you that compares the markers, head-to-head. The video is STRICTLY my opinion. I really don't have a horse in the race!

BUT -- I am pretty impressed with the markers, and I have decided to offer the 24-pack of Studio 71 alcohol markers on a PRE-ORDER basis for 20% off list price. The 24-pack of markers usually retails at $48.00, so from now until October 30, I am taking pre-orders for the 24 pack for only $38.40. (yup, that's just $1.60 per marker). Just put them in your shopping cart, and the discounted rate will be applied automatically (until October 30th).  The orders will all mil the first week of November.

That being said:
You do not need these markers IF you have a decent supply of Copic markers.  Really, you don't. 

These are terrific for people who have very few markers, or who are just starting a collection
.  This will save people OODLES of moola. If you already have Copics - restrain from buying them and spend your money on stamps to color, instead!

Studio 71 vs Copics
This is the result of the comparison - do you know which is which?

Let it Snow

And here is the video tutorial:

Studio 71 vs Copic Markers Head-to-Head Comparison
Studio 71 vs Copic Markers Head-to-Head Comparison

Sunday starts the 30 days of Christmas!

Starting October 15 (Sunday), we start the  30 days of Christmas. Every day from October 15 through November 13 the Technique Junkies Design Team and I will be posting Christmas cards every day during that time.

Stay tuned - I will be announcing a GREAT discount for them on Sunday also!
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

In Everything Give Thanks

Hello friends! Fall is here, pretty leave colors, amazing weather (I am a fall weather person), pies and great bakes! Thanksgiving is just around corner, and what a better occasion to send a special card to your special people using the new Give Thanks stamp.

So today, I have a quick tutorial for you, so let's get started.
  • Start dusting little bits of Color Burst powders onto a piece of watercolor paper, then mist the cardstock until you like the result, set aside to air dry or use you heat gun.
  • After that, stamp image in jet Black Stazon Ink using your MISTI, it will take 2 or 3 pressures to get a goo impression (Remember watercolor cardstock is not as smooth as regualr cardstock)
  • After that, stamp the image in Versamark Watermark ink, then add Clear Embossing powder and heat set. (This give your image a shinier look) 
  • Finally, die-cut the stamp piece and adhere it to a Kraft card base, add white and patterned paper panel and a scallop border. Add ribbon and dew drops.

And just in case you want to get any of the wonderful technique Junkies Stamps, you can use this code to get 10% off (excludes Ocotber release)

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

irResistable Heart

Hey there Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here with some mid-week inspiration using the lovely October release stamp, "Grace in Her Heart".  I stamped her on cardstock I colored with Copic markers and popped her up over cork.  My background is the irResistable Stencils Tutorial from Artistic Effects CD.

We'd love to see your cards and projects over at the Facebook Group and in our Design Team challenge where you can win prizes for your entries!

Happy Inking!