Monday, June 1, 2020

Jubiolous June and Joyful Savings!

Today is a happy day.  A joyous day because it is Technique Junkie Release Day for the June stamp release.    You can find all of the newly released stamps HERE.  There are beautiful stamps, quirky stamps, interesting stamps, and fun stamps.  The Design Team has created some great, terrific, and fun cards fir your eye candy today.  You can start the Blog Hop HERE at the TJ Design Team blog. In addition, the Technique Junkies web store is full of other things to enhance your craftiness in however you craft - cards, scrapbooks, or multi medium projects. And please remember that all of the newly released stamps are automatically 15% off through June 8. 

My first card for your today uses the new TJ stamp called  Tire Track, Scenic Route, and an image from an older stamp set called Like a Camera.  I also used a stencil from A Colorful Life Stencils called Crocodile.   I colored the image with Copic markers.  The verse is heat embossed with detail clear powder. 

My second card uses  the new stamp set called  Beach Answers.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  The sky is sponged over a homemade cloud stencil.  The background paper  is from a store shopping bag.  It is paper. This particular store uses a variety of patterns and designs and I frequently cut them up and use the pieces on cards.   I also used Shimmering Bliss Dazzle Topper.    I wanted the beach and ocean water to "shimmer."

The verse is a new release.  My sister gave me a pillow with this saying on it.  Both of us see parts of our mother in how we look as adults.  I used Red Lipstick Day and paired it with the set of sayings from Inside Out Silence is Golden.  There are five pairs of verses in this set - totally 10 stamps.  I put the rest of the verse upside down as a reflection of the mirrored image above.  I also used Shimmering Bliss Dazzle Topper.    

Here is the entire Blog Hop list for each designer on the design team.  Please have a look at all of the eye candy -- such a great variety.  

Judy Jackson - You are here now!
Ro Donner - Go to Ro's blog next to see her great projects!!
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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Simply Amazing!

I used Lotus Corner and  Precise Posy for the main parts of this card.  The greeting is Simply Amazing.  The flowers are colored with Copic markers.  I used this card for  a friend's mother's birthday when she turned 97.  She loved it.  Her favorite color is purple!

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I hope your day is sunshiney,  with a little bit of getting a bit inky!  😉

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Ruffle Your Feathers

I stamped Linen Dots for the background and I added some of the beautiful gold and green Aurora Flakes to the background.    I heat embossed the rooster with  clear embossing powder over black pigment ink.  I watercolored the rooster and the background from Ruffle Your Feathers.

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Have a splendid day and get inky.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Just Be Sweet!

I  used Tulip with Text and words from Five Fab Phrases.  This is a great set.    I think you can make more than five phrases from this set!

Here are the phrases I came up with from this set.  Can you come up with more?
Just be sweet
Just Smile
Just Enjoy
Just Hello
Just be happy
Just dream
Simply smile
Simply dream
Simply be happy
You make me dream
You make me happy
You make me smile.

I stamped the image three times.  I sprayed the background with Ocean Depth Shimmering Bliss.   Then I painted the second image of just the tulip  with Shimmering Bliss.   I used a green for the stem and leaves.  And I used a red for the tulip it self.  But you could use purple, yellow, pink, dark blue, and a mixture of these same colors. I fussy cut the entire tulips out and popped it up.  Then I painted and cut out just the third tulip and popped it up again.  I added a tiny red bow at the base of the tulip.   

The words were  stamped and heat embossed and cut out, layered, and mounted.  

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Have a marvelous day and I hope you and your family are well.   I hope you have some time to get inky!!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Winds of Change

I stamped Build Windmills and heat embossed it.  Then   I painted it with Twinkling H2Os.   I used used the Doily Stencil from A Colorful Life Stencils to make the background.  I used a small Ink Blending Brush to add the light blue the background.

Then I stamped Inspirational Alphabet  with white pigment ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.    I sprayed two different shades of Shimmering Bliss over the background.   I wiped off any excess before heat setting the card stock to dry.  

After adhering all of the parts of the card, I gave a few quick spritzes of Dazzle Shimmering Bliss Topper.  The shimmer is delicious!
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Life Is Short

I used Stand Tall without the verse.  I added  some reinkers to a baby wipe and created my own mixture of colors on the wipe.  I had inked up the giraffes with Versamark first so when I inked up the colors, I could heat emboss with clear powder.    I then stamped the ATC Vintage Picture Frame with Versfine black ink and stamped it on thin,  text weight vellum.  After heat embossing it with detail black embossing powder, I trimmed it and ran it through a Xyron machine.  I adhered it to the giraffes and then trimmed off the excess.    Just below the mounted giraffes I stamped  the funny saying Life is Short and heat embossed it.

I used the same giraffes on the envelope. I used markers to color the giraffes and then light spritzed the stamp with a misat of water.

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  Have wonderful day with lots of warm sunshine!  Take some time to get inky.

Monday, May 18, 2020


The focal image (and the greeting) come from the set Five Fab Phrases.   Precise Posy  is the background.   I stamped both with white pigment ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  To color the background  I used Lapis Lazuli Shimmering Bliss and  Just Squeezed Shimmering Bliss.   I wiped off any residual droplets from the embossed areas before I heat set the card stock to dry.  

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I am still stuck in sunny Florida because of Covid19.   I hope it is sunny where you are, and  that you have a chance to get inky!!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

With Sympathy

Sending  sympathy cards is never fun.   I always want to have several sympathy cards on hand, on the ready to be mailed out whenever I will need them.    However, yesterday  I was caught off guard.  I "knew" this particular death was coming because my friend had fought cancer for two years.  She decided two weeks ago to stop fighting after she was told there was nothing else they could do.  She had chemo, she had treatments to boost her blood counts when it was low.   She recruited a prayer team.  (I do believe in prayer and I do believe that God answers prayer.  But I also know that way God answers prayer is not always the way we want!)  The "With Sympathy" is a retired Stampin' Up stamp. 

I did not have enough sympathy cards on hand for those friends. So yesterday I had to make five different sympathy cards.  For her husband, for each of her three children and spouses, and for her parents.  We all went to church together years ago before we moved away.  Her children were in the youth group with my kids.  Those cards are in the mail heading towards this family.  

Now today, I need to make more sympathy cards so I can have a stock on hand again.  This is one of the new cards.  It will truly one of a kind.  I will not make another like it because it was labor intensive.  I had this idea in mind and wanted to see if I could duplicate what was in my mind's eye!

1. The first step was to go over the black card stock with an embossing buddy.  Any stray gold flecks will show up in stark relief against the black.
2. Using an ultra thick rose embossing folder, emboss the card stock.
3. Under a good light,  and using a tiny paint brush, paint Versamark  embossing reinker over one  section at a time of the embossed flowers.   
4. Using detail gold embossing powder, sprinkle it over the section of the card stock  you have painted with the Versamark ink refill.  Heat emboss that section.
5.  Repeat this process until all areas of the embossed flowers are heat embossed with the detail gold embossing powder.

Have a good rest of the weekend, and get inky!!

Judy Jackson

Thursday, May 14, 2020

WWDB Challenge Week #4, Card # 7 - Challenge and Change

I used a piece of designer paper from my stash and then stamped Inspirational Alphabet  and heat embossed it.  The verse on top is Change You.   The envelope  is stamped with Fancy Paisley.  I used small ink pads to add color to the envelope.  

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Have a marvelous day, and get inky.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

WWDB Challenge Week 4 - Card # 6 - Strong Women

I used Interlocking Leaves stencil from A Colorful Life Stencils.   I used the no laminator technique  to add the spring green foil to the card base.  I used Transfer Gel Duo Then I stamped the verse Strong Women on green vellum and heat embossed it.  I placed on the left side of the card.   I stamped African Beauty 3 on white card stock. and three times on background paper.  I colored her skin with Copic markers, and used a metallic marker to color the jewelry.  Then I fussy cut the dress and turban and adhered them to the woman and fussy cut all three ladies out to adhere to the card. I used the same Interlocking Leaves Stencil to decorate the envelope with a brush from the Ink Blending Brushes set. 

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I hope  your day brings you joy. and you have time to get inky!!