Wednesday, July 26, 2017

With Sympathy

From time to time, we all need to express our sympathy to our friends or to our extended family.  I needed to send out three sympathy this week. Frequently I try to have sympathy cards on hand  but I had run out of those. This is a relatively easy card to make.

The stamp is from Inkadinkadoo.  I used an embossing folder with flowers, and used that that the layer under the focal image.  Then it was place on the white base card.

I used Chamelon Colortone Pencils to color the image and on a few places I used some Smooch paints.

Have a great day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, July 24, 2017

Life is A Canvas



I know we all watch technique videos - at least all of the stampers I know personally do.  This weekend I watched a technique video  with Ken Oliver using his Color Burst products.  And I watched another video about using a "word" with interesting fonts to create a background.  After that my mind began to whirl!  Does that ever happen to you?  I had company tonight for dinner so I couldn't act on what my mind was twirling around.   But after they left I tidied up and then went to work on my what my mind was creating.

I chose to use a Technique Junkies Palenttini stamp Life is a Canvas -  http://techniquejunkies.com/life-is-a-canvas/  .   I stamped in the middle of the card front and at an angle.    I learned long ago that when you want to be sure that no one tell if something is stamped perfectly straight or not, it is best to stamp it at an angle.  It helps to fool the eye and it adds visual interest to the card.  So the entire background of the front panel is stamped with this stamp.   So I chose one of the stencils from A Colorful Life -  http://techniquejunkies.com/a-colorful-life-stencils/.  I taped it down on scrap paper so it wouldn't move.  I then spritzed it with four different colors of Color Burst over the stencil. Then I spritzed it all with water.  Because the Color Burst was also on top of the stencil I didn't want to waste that beautiful color!  So I laid another piece of white card stock on top of the stencil and covered it with a paper towel.  So I now have a second piece of card stock to do something with.  I carefully peeled back the stencil and there was an interesting colorful Chevron pattern over the words of the stamp.  I thought it was cool!

I felt this needed a focal image in top of this background , but what?  I felt it needed to be sort of whimsical but what stamp to use?  So I just started looking at the collection of  individual stamps I have. I came across this giraffe  called Stand Tall - http://techniquejunkies.com/stand-tall/ . I chose not to use the words on the stamp. I cut them off with a clean cut so I can insert them again on an acrylic block so I can use them when I want to do so. I first inked up the stamp with Versamark, then I tapped the stamp with colors here and there until all of the giraffes with inked up with a variety of colors - the colors are similar to what I used from the Color Burst through the stencil. Then because there was Versamark underneath the dye based ink  I could cover it clear embossing powder and heat set -- so I did!   I loved seeing the vivid colors really "pop" with the heat embossing.  The giraffe focal image is popped up with foam tape.

Layers, a ribbon, and a tag embellishment finish the card. I hope you were challenged to do something new to you today.  So Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Simply Shells



I used two Technique Junkies July stamps for this card.  I used Simply Shells for the background - http://techniquejunkies.com/simply-shells/ ; and Sky Touches the Sea - http://techniquejunkies.com/sky-touches-the-sea/  .

I made a background of Antique Glimmers, and used my MISTI - http://techniquejunkies.com/misti-most-incredible-stamping-tool-invented/   - as sometimes ink doesn't want to stick the Perfect Pearls part of the paper.  Enough inking impressions does the trick.

I then stamped the verse and heat embossed it.  I layered on matching card stock to the others.  Ribbon and pearls finish the card.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Always Hope

I sometimes really like a smaller stamp.  But the question always is, "How do you use a small stamp?" I really liked this image of this Little Church from Technique Junkies - .http://techniquejunkies.com/little-church/ .  I stamped it three times and colored it in with my Copic markers.  I used a ticket punch to punch it out, and used the same ticket punch to frame it.  I punched out several tickets -- about 6 -- to cut in two and to fully frame the image.  

I used map backgrund paper and some torn vellum to tie  together the Technique Junkies greeting - Always Hope - http://techniquejunkies.com/always-hope/ - and the three churches.   The greeting was heat embossed with black ink and clear embossing powder.  I drew some squiggly lines with Tombow glue and sprinkled  some pretty mica flakes and beads that came all mixed together.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, July 17, 2017

Masculine Happy Birthday


This is a relatively card to create.  I used a die cut, and sponged the sky and water on a small rectangle piece of white paper.  I brushed some Wink of Stella over the sky to have the early evening stars shimmer.  I used the Nuvo Glitter Markers  and DOTTED - not brushed the color. I discovered that on dark areas when you brush the color on, it appears silver and not the color of shimmer you want.  Then the scan doesn't show the color very well either.  I used a Technique Junkies stamp from the Grand Greetings set -  http://techniquejunkies.com/grand-greetings-set-of-5/ . It is a lovely masculine card and easy to mail.  

Have a great day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Happy Birthday to my first granddaughter!

When family members have birthdays near one other family, I think it is fairly common to celebrate more than birthday on a special day.   That will happen this weekend.  My daughter's birthday is tomorrow.  Her daughter's birthday is six days later.  So this weekend, both birthday girls are coming to my home for a birthday dinner for both of them.  My granddaughter will be 12, almost a teenager! Let's just say her Mommy passed 29 a few years ago !😉

At my local stamp club most of those in the group finished their card using the elements provided, but I chose to wait and a special fairy to her card.   The words and the numbers are from Stampin' Up and the fairy is from Heather's Stamping Haven in Nepean, Ontario.  Unfortunately, Heather closed that store several years ago.  But I still have some of her wonderful stamps. My husband's parents were both born in Canada and immigrated to the United States many years ago, and became naturalized citizens of the USA. But there are a lot of cousins still in Canada and often we visited them for a family reunion. The cousin we stayed with was right near that small but delightful  stamp store.

I colored the fairy with Twinkling H2Os and then fussy cut her out.  The Happy Birthday banner is adhered with foam take pieces to give give that "popped up" added dimension.  I tied a tiny pink bow and adhered to the wings with a tiny glue dot.n I hope she enjoys this card!  

Have a great Saturday and get inky!  

Judy Jackson

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Palm Collage


I used a piece of card stock on which I had previously applied the Antique Glimmers technique. Then I used a MISTI tool (http://techniquejunkies.com/misti-most-incredible-stamping-tool-invented/) to stamp the Technique Junkies Palm Collage stamp (http://techniquejunkies.com/palm-collage/) a few times to get the best coverage over the background.  Then I heat embossed the image with black embossing powder that also has shimmery glitter included. 

To add color I used Twinkling H2Os, and Nuvo Glitter markers (http://techniquejunkies.com/nuvo-glitter-markers/) to add extra sparkle here and there.  The hibiscus flowers in the bottom left corner  are colored with the Nuvo glitter markers. 

Layers and a ribbon finish the card.

Have a great sunny day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson


Monday, July 10, 2017

Taking Time


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I created the background just about the base card with brown card stock and Technique Junkies Travel Documents stamp - http://techniquejunkies.com/travel-documents/  .  The focal image from the July release of Technique Junkie stamps called Perspective - www.techniquejunkies.com/perspective/ - is stamped on a v background  created with Antique Glimmers technique.  

I used a Misti tool  to stamp the focal image because I wanted to  be sure that I had a clear dark image to emboss with detail black embossing powder.  I have found that heat embossing words, letters, and fine lines it is good to emboss with clear embossing powder over a dark ink.  But if you want to heat emboss a solid image  it is best to emboss with black embossing powder of some type.  
I used burlap ribbons and stick on pearls for embellishments.

And we all want to save money, right?  You can get a 10% savings by using the coupon code TJ10Judy when you check out.

Have a great day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Filled with Wonders!


 I created a piece of card stock with various shades of blue with the Antique Glimmers technique.  Then I stamped  the Technique Junkies stamps Filled With Wonders - www.techniquejunkies.com/filled-with-wonders/ - from the July release.  I heat embossed the image with black Versafine ink and clear embossing powder.

I painted the image with Twinkling H2Os and I added some purple rhinestone bling to the banner.   I highlighted different areas on the image Nuvo Glitter Marker - http://techniquejunkies.com/nuvo-glitter-markers/  .  

Please remember that all of the Technique Junkies Stamps July release stamps - www.techniquejunkies.com/july-2017-release/ - are on sale for 15% off through July 8 and this is the last day!  The discount will be automatically applied at check out.

All other products may be used with the code TJ10Judy and you will receive 10% off.   


 Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Oh to Be a Mermaid!


To create this card with this lovely Technique Junkies stamps  Be a Mermaid - www.techniquejunkies.com/be-a-mermaid/ - I used a piece of scrap card  stock that had been treated with the Antique Glimmers technique.  I stamped the image with Memento black, and colored in the image with Chameleon Colortone Pencils - http://techniquejunkies.com/chameleon-colortone-pencils/  .  I highlighted certain areas with Nuvo Glitter Pens - http://techniquejunkies.com/nuvo-glitter-markers/  .


Then I used an embossing folder with the panel behind the focal image.   I hightlighted the embossed areas with a stiff sponge.


Ribbons and glitter paper  finish my project.  


Please remember that all of the Technique Junkies Stamps July release stamps - www.techniquejunkies.com/july-2017-release/ - are on sale for 15% off through July 8.  The discount will be automatically applied at check out.


All other products may be used with the code TJ10Judy and you will receive 10% off.   


Have a wonderful stamping day and get inky!


Judy Jackson

Monday, July 3, 2017

Meet Me

 The mermaid -  http://techniquejunkies.com/mermaid-on-rock/  -  from the June Technique Junkies Stamps release is so beautiful I had to use her again  I used the Chameleon Colortone Pencils - http://techniquejunkies.com/chameleon-colortone-pencils/   -
 to color her in. I also used the pencils to color in the water.  I added a bit of glimmer with a glitter gel pen and smeared the glitter around with my trusty finger tip!  I used a homemade stencil to sponge in the clouds.  And then I decided to a touch of white embossing powder over a tiny bit of glue for the white caps on the waves.   The verse is a Technique Junkies Stamps July release called Sky Touches the Sea -  www.techniquejunkies.com/sky-touches-the-sea/ .  It was heat embossed.

Please remember the newly released Technique Junkies Stamps for July are on sale 15% off through July 8. The discount will be taken off automatically.  And to remind you all other items in the Technique Junkie store  can have a 10% discount if you use the discount code TJ10Judy.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy July! New Stamps! New Fun! New Cards! And a Blog Hop!


Every month the Technique Junkie Design Team gets new stamps for the next month's new stamp releases.  We often get them several weeks in advance of the new release.  That is so we can work up new cards and other new projects in time for the big reveal blog hop the first of the month.  This is always exciting for us.  And we get to play before they are publicly seen. Whoo-hoo!  So this day has the first reveal.  And the entire July Release of Technique Junkie Stamps can be seen here - www.techniquejunkies.com/july-2017-release/.



The Technique Junkie new release blog hop always starts with the Design Team blog - http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/  and you should have arrived to my blog from                          .

My first card uses two new Technique Junkies Stamps - Be A Mermaid - www.techniquejunkies.com/be-a-mermaid/ - and Simply Shells - www.techniquejunkies.com/simply-shells/.  I used a piece of card stock and applied the Antique Glimmers technique to create the color. Then I stamped the shells with a smoky gray ink. The mermaid stamp was stamped in black Memento ink and colored in with Chameleon Colortone Pencils - http://techniquejunkies.com/chameleon-colortone-pencils/ . Her hair and the star were highlighted with Twinkling H2Os. Then I used the same Distress Inks I used for background and watercolored the background, adding some other colors with the Chameleon pencils.  I used the new Nuvo G;litter Markers to color the heart.  Layers and ribbons finish my card.


This card features a new Technique Junkies stamp that is just fun to color!  It is called Filled With Wonders - www.techniquejunkies.com/filled-with-wonders/ . I used Twinkling H2Os to color all of these details.  I tied a tiny gold bow on the flamingo's neck.  And did you know flamingos have red feathers on their back?  I didn't either!  I googled for a picture to find out for sure just what colors I should use.  I also discovered that the reason for their pink and reddish feathers is from their diet -- of a certain type of shrimp. When baby flamingos hatch their feathers are gray -- no pink at all!

I used a scrap of  card stock with Antique Glimmers and used my MISTI - http://techniquejunkies.com/misti-most-incredible-stamping-tool-invented/ - to be sure I was getting a sharp clear image to heat emboss. I had to reink my stamp about 2-3 times.  I must not have been putting enough pressure or something.  But the MISTI solves the problem!   I used black embossing powder with just a bit of sparkle in it and heat set.  Then in my stash, I found this delightful clock background paper that matches the colors used in the Antique Glimmers technique,  It just was perfect with this new Technique Junkies stamp Perspective - www.techniquejunkies.com/perspective/.

My last card uses the new Technique Junkies Stamp called Palm Collage -  www.techniquejunkies.com/palm-collage/. I used the MISTI to stamp it and it worked well to ensure I got a good crisp image to emboss with plain black embossing powder. To add the details in the coloring I did several things.  First I took a sponge with yellow ink and swirled it around the center where I imagined the sun was shining.  Then I added a bit of pink ink around the yellow, and finished with a light blue ink all around the rest of the card.  I painted the seahorse, the flowers, the starfish,the grass, and the shell with Twinkling H2Os, But then I went over the flowers, part of the starfish, part of the shell, a few of the palm leaves, and some of the dots with the Nuvo Glitter Markers to add highlights of color here and there.  The marker ink really helped to give a shimmery pop of color!

As always the newly released Technique Junkies Stamps for July are on sale 15% off through July 8. The discount will be taken off automatically.  And to remind you all other items in the Technique Junkie store  can have a 10% discount if you use the discount code TJ10Judy.

I am sure that  Vicki Garrett at http://summerthymestudio.blogspot.com/search/label/Technique%20Junkies%20Stamps
 will have wonderful cards for you to see next after me!  Technique Junkies has some truly gifted artists on the Design Team. 




And don't forget, there is 15% off of all the July Release Technique Junkies Stamps until July 8, 2017!  And you can get an additional 10% off everything else with the code TJ10Judy!
Have a great day and be sure you get inky!

Judy Jackson

Friday, June 30, 2017

The Beach


Sometimes we all need a simple card and this one fits the bill.   The background is a piece of card stock with Antique Glimmers technique. It was already stamped with the Technique Junkie Stamp Sea Waves - http://techniquejunkies.com/sea-waves/.  I then stamped the wave stamp  from Technique Junkies Stamp set-  Psalms of the Sea - http://techniquejunkies.com/psalms-of-the-sea-set-of-6/  .  It was stamped several times with white pigment ink and heat embossed with opaque white embossing powder.  I also used the verse The Beach Fixes Everything - http://techniquejunkies.com/the-beach-fixes-everything/   and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  A white ribbon finishes the card.

The July Technique Junkies new releases will be featured in a blog hop on July 1.  Make sure you plan to hop with us.

Have a wonderfully inky day!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Let the Sea



This lovely Technique Junkies Stamp is called The Tropics - http://techniquejunkies.com/the-tropics/ .  It is heat embossed with black embossing powder.  I used Twinkling H2Os to paint the water, and I used sponges and a home made cloud stencil for the sky.  The verse is from the Technique Junkies set called Pslams of the Sea - http://techniquejunkies.com/psalms-of-the-sea-set-of-6/
 .

Layers and a string of pearls finish my card.

Have a wonderful day -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson


Monday, June 26, 2017

The Sea Speaks

This was a fun card to create!  I  had some Pinterest inspiration for the water colored background.  I used some Distress inks spritzed with water to run.  I used the Technique Junkies Stamp Veined Marble - http://techniquejunkies.com/veined-marble/  -
on the background.  All of the other stamps are from Technique Junkies Stamp set Sea Horses - http://techniquejunkies.com/seahorses-set-of-4/  . They were stamped with black Versafine ink and heat embossed.

I used Twinkling H2Os to color in the seahorses and the shells which were fussy cut and adhered  over the punched out vellum seaweed fronds. I used Nuvo drops randomly to represent bubbles in the ocean water.

A  ribbon bow and pearls were my final touch.

Have a wonderfully stamping day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson
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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Chameleon Colortone Pencils



This is the first card I have created for Christmas this year.  Usually I have a simpler design because I mass produce about 125 cards every year.  Cards that are too fussy, are difficult to mass produce do not get made in mass quantities.  This is one of them.  But I recent;y purchased the Chameleon Colortone Pencil (http://techniquejunkies.com/chameleon-colortone-pencils/) and I wanted to try them out.  I think they worked beautifully.

The stencil is from Technique Junkies web store (http://techniquejunkies.com/circle-mosaic-stencil/) and was colored with Art Anthology Colorations sprays (http://techniquejunkies.com/products-and-accessories/art-anthology-products/).  This particular piece was one of those from card parts baskets, and I just thought it went with the colors I used when coloring the images.

The stamped images are from Stampin' Up and are retired.

The Chameleon pencils were easy to  use and blended very easily and very well.  Although they do not say they are made a waxy substance, it appears as though they are. On a previous card, I tried using the Wink of Stella over the colored image, and there was some kind of chemical reaction,  Instead of turning shimmery, the colored image turned white! So now I know to not use those two products together!

Layers of card stock, some bling, and the card is ready to go!

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Deep Waters


The month of June seems to have us thinking about beaches, and sand, and ocean water, and sea shells.


I painted some watercolors across the white card stock to create and surf.  I used shell stamps from these Technique Junkies Stamps:


http://techniquejunkies.com/starfish/  . I stamped them and watercolored them, let dry, fussy them out, and layered them.  Some of the shells have dimensionals under to give the shells different heights. 

The verse came  from this Technique Junkies Stamp set: http://techniquejunkies.com/psalms-of-the-sea-set-of-6/  . The verse is stamped with brown Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 


I hit a wet watercolor brush with paint to make the splotches, and I added Nuvo drops for additional visual texture on the card.  The dry fairly quickly to touch but take sev eral hours to become hard.


Take some time to stamp, and get inky!

Judy Jackson




Monday, June 19, 2017

Mightier than Waves


Today I used the newly released Technique Junkies Let your Light Shine stamp http://techniquejunkies.com/let-your-light-shine/   to create my card.  used one of the  wonderful  A Colorful Life stencils - http://techniquejunkies.com/search.php?search_query=A+colorful+life+stencils  -  along with the gold Nuvo Mouse - http://techniquejunkies.com/nuvo-products/  to create the background for the focal image.
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I  used the Twinkling H2Os to paint the focal image.  I wanted to use a different verse than the verse that is a part of this stamp. So I was very careful to not get any Memento ink on the verse.  However, the "S" that is a part of the verse is also a part of the lighthouse and I had to decide how I was going to treat that "S."  I painted it gold and added a gold ribbon bow.

Then I stamped the verse from the Psalms of the Seat set - http://techniquejunkies.com/psalms-of-the-sea-set-of-6/ with Versafine black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

A burlap ribbon over layed with the matching ribbon finishes my card.

Please remember that you can get a 10% discount by using the code TJ10Judy on your order.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Mermaid on A Rock


I used one of the  wonderful  A Colorful Life stencils - http://techniquejunkies.com/search.php?search_query=A+colorful+life+stencils  -  along with the Nuvo Mouse - http://techniquejunkies.com/nuvo-products/  to create the background for the focal image.

The stamps I used are Technique Junkies stamps - Mermaid on the Rock -    http://techniquejunkies.com/mermaid-on-rock/  , and the verse from Seahorses -
http://techniquejunkies.com/seahorses-set-of-4/ .

I used Twinkling H2Os to color in the image. A ruffled ribbon and some bling finish my card.

Please remember that you can get a 10% discount by using the code TJ10Judy on your order.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Voice of the Sea!


Today I used the newly released Technique Junkies Seahorses set   - http://techniquejunkies.com/seahorses-set-of-4/ to create my card.  I have no seaweed stand so I free-hand painted the sand and sea weed with Twinkling H2Os.  I also used the Twinkling H2Os to paint the seahorses.  I had no real idea exactly what color seahorses are in real life - I tended to think of them as a tan color.  So I googled seahorses and discovered they can be all kinds of colors depending on what is happening around them.   If they were trying to hide, or look for a mate, or if they were irritated about something their colors would change.

I wrapped a ribbon about the focal image layer and added some stick-on beads for texture and visual interest.

Please remember that you can get a 10% discount by using the code TJ10Judy on your order.  Distress Oxide inks excluded from this discount as they are already discounted.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, June 12, 2017

Let Your Light Shine



I used a new Technique Junkies June stamp release to create this card.  The name of the stamp is Let Your Light Shine - http://techniquejunkies.com/let-your-light-shine/.  I heat embossed it with white opaque  embossing powder.  Then I burnished blue ink over all of the white space on the card stock.

A ribbon was tied around the bottom and Ta-Da - the card is almost done.Then all of the above was layered on white card stock which is why it is hard to see the bottom layer.

Don't forget all Technique Junkie June release stamps - http://techniquejunkies.com/june-2017-release/  - are on sale 15% off through June 8, 2017.
And if you order anything else besides June release stamps you can get 10% off by using this code - TJ10Judy.



Please join us over at the new Technique Junkies Facebook Group to share your work. 
Click on the link, and there is another place to request to join.  One of the team will approve you

Have a great day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Ocean Depths


I used two Technique Junkies stamps for this card. The focal image is Oceanside - http://techniquejunkies.com/oceanside/;  and a June release Psalms of the Sea - http://techniquejunkies.com/psalms-of-the-sea-set-of-6/
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I colored in the image with my Copic markers and added a few Prills.   Then I stamped the verse in brown Versafine ink, covered it with clear embossing powder and heat set it. I sponged in the sky.

And if you order anything you can get 10% off by using this code - TJ10Judy. Distress Oxide inks are excluded from this coupon.

Please join us over at the new Technique Junkies Facebook Group to share your work.

Click on the link, and there is another place to request to join.  One of the team will approve you

Have a great day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Friends - An Oldie!


This stamp reminds me of  one of my sister-in-laws.  She has long time friends from grade school and she is in her 80's!  I used this one Technique Junkies set - By Us - http://techniquejunkies.com/by-us/.

The image is colored in with my new Chameleon pencils,  then die cut out and framed with a border and layered again.  This is an "oldie"stamp. The pencils are fun to use  and really helped to give texture and definition to her hair.

Remember you can get a 10% discount on most anything else (there are a very few exclusions) with the code TJ10Judy. Distress Oxide inks are not discounted.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, June 5, 2017

Beach Girl


I love this Technique Junkie Beach Girl image!   http://techniquejunkies.com/beach-girl/
It is a classically wonderful image,  And this Technique Junkies stamp June release of The Beach Fixes Everything - http://techniquejunkies.com/the-beach-fixes-everything/  
 goes with the Beach Girl image wonderfully!


I painted the scene with Twinkling H2Os and glued on some real sea shells.  A ruffled ribbon border is a wonderful embellishment.  Technique Junkies background stamps Key Script - http://techniquejunkies.com/key-script/  and Wasted - http://techniquejunkies.com/wasted/ - were used to add interest to the base card stock.

Don't forget all Technique Junkie June release stamps - http://techniquejunkies.com/june-2017-release/  - are on sale 15% off through June 8, 2017.
And if you order anything else besides June release stamps you can get 10% off by using this code - TJ10Judy. Distress Oxide inks are not discounted.



Please join us over at the new Technique Junkies Facebook Group to share your work.


Click on the link, and there is another place to request to join.  One of the team will approve you

Have a great day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Mightier Than the Waves

I created this card using one of the Technique Junkies June releases - Psalms of the Sea - http://techniquejunkies.com/psalms-of-the-sea-set-of-6/  .  I used a light blue card stock and an embossing folder. I added ink to the embossed lines and a little white opaque embossing  powder and there but not all over.   The verse is also heat embossed with detail black embossing powder.  The wave stamp is stamped twice over the verse.  I used die cut shells and water colored  with pink and blue inks. I used the detail end of the matching blue marker to put in faint lines on the shells and used foram tape to "pop" them up.

The verse and the embossed card stock is layered on a darker blue and then on dark silver-gray glimmer card stock (not text weight). I sponged around the verse.

Have a wonderful Saturday -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Seaside Blog Hop for June! New Stamps! New Sale!

Happy June 1!  And Happy June Release Blog Hop Day!  This is always a happy day to release new stamps and see what everyone does with the new stamps.    I have four cards for you today and each one features at least one newly released Technique Junkie stamp -- And of course all of the stamps featured on my cards today are found at http://techniquejunkies.com/.  I will give you the direct link for each stamp used on each card.    The Blog Hop starts here:  http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/ .  And as usual, Pat has all of the Technique Junkie June Release stamps on sale from now through June 8.  Please go shopping here -- techniquejunkies.com/june-2017-release/.  
My first card features the new stamp Mermaid on the Rock - techniquejunkies.com/mermaid-on-rock/ and the greeting is from Psalms of the Sea - techniquejunkies.com/psalms-of-the-sea-set-of-6/.  I used  Twinkling H2Os to color her and the rock. The sky is sponged.  The verse is tamped on vellum, sponged around the edge while still on the Xyron backing sheet.  The wave is colored with Twinkling H2Os.   I also used  Sea Waves -  http://techniquejunkies.com/sea-waves/  - over Antique Glimmers. 


My second card uses one stamp - Let Your Light Shine - techniquejunkies.com/let-your-light-shine/.    It is colored with Twinkling H2Os.   I used an embossing folder for the background.



My third card uses one stamp from Psalms of the Sea - techniquejunkies.com/psalms-of-the-sea-set-of-6/, and Seagrass Lighthouse - http://techniquejunkies.com/seagrass-lighthouse/  .  I used Twinkling H2Os and I sponged in the sky.  The background is created using A Colorful Life stencil along with Art Anthology Coloration sprays.




My last card uses 2 new June Release stamps - Seahorses - techniquejunkies.com/seahorses-set-of-4/ , and Wild Sea Air - techniquejunkies.com/wild-sea-air/.  Both the verse and the seahorse are stamped on Vellum and heat embossed with clear embossing powder over brown Versafine ink. The vellum is adhered to the base card with Xyron adhesive. I die cut various leaves to imitate seaweed and other sea foliage. Then I added dots of Tombow glue here and there and added Prills to add dimension. Tiny Sea shells were also adhered to the bottom.  



Did you know that Technique Junkies now has a Facebook group? Please join us over at the new Technique Junkies Facebook Group to share your work.  Click on the link, and there is another place to request to join.  One of the team will approve you.

Please make sure you follow the hop links below and hit every blog.  You will not want to miss this hop.  I have seen several of the cards in our private Design Team group and they are wonderful!

Here is the full blog hop rotation:
Then do not forget about the sale of 15% off for all of the Technique Junkies June Release stamps! You can find them all here - techniquejunkies.com/june-2017-release/.


If you wish to order other items you can use the coupon code on my side bar to get 10% off of your order.

Have a great day and get inky!
Judy Jackson