Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Flowers and Flowers


I used Technique Junkies Three Flower Collage stamp as the focal image for this card.  I brayered from a Kaliedacolor ink pad -- do you remember those?  The background was stamped with Technique Junkies Stamps Queen Anne's Lace.  Then I sprayed over the stamped image in purple with Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss sprays.

I tied two ribbons around the panel to match the colors of card stock I used for matting and for the base card. Some bling brings sparkle!

There are two clearance areas on the Technique Junkies web store - one is for cling mounted clearance and the other is for unmounted clearance (just the rubber!).

Then you can get a 10% discount by using the the discount code TJ10Judy.

Have a wonderful day, and get inky!


Monday, January 14, 2019

Eiffel Tower in the Spring


I found this information about the Eiffel Tower on the internet and thought I would share it with you.  These are not my own words.
The Eiffel Tower, as the name might suggest, was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel's engineering company, Compagnie des √Čtablissements Eiffel

Contrary to popular belief, however, Eiffel himself has very little to do with the tower's design and actual construction.  The tower was designed by two of Eiffel's senior engineers, Maurice Koechlin and √Čmile Nouguier. The tower's design came about after a discussion about a suitable centerpiece for the 1889 Paris Exposition.

The Eiffel Tower was originally constructed for the 1889 Paris Exposition.
It was specifically intended as the grand entrance to the Exposition and was not meant to be a permanent feature of the Parisian skyline. After its official inauguration in March of 1889, the tower was supposed to stand for 20 years and be dismantled in 1909.

This was the total time limit awarded to Eiffel for his permit to build it. Once ownership reverted to the City of Paris the original plan was to dismantle it. In fact, part of the original competition rules was for the winning structure to be easily dismantled. But as it provided a great radio antenna it was allowed to remain standing after the permit's expiration.

So  groups of  tourists travel to see the Eiffel Tower many years after it was built. 

I used Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss sprays to color the scene.   The Technique Junkies Collage Eiffel stamp is so lovely.  The truck comes from the Technique Junkies Stamps Enjoy the Ride.  I used a small portion of  Technique Junkies Key Script to stamp the die cut circle at the top left. 

There are two clearance areas on the Technique Junkies web store - one is for cling mounted clearance and the other is for unmounted clearance (just the rubber!).

Please remember using the discount code TJ10Judy will discount your entire order amount by 10%.  

Have a wonderful day, and get inky!







Saturday, January 12, 2019

Life is a Balance


I used Technique Junkies stamps Life is a Balance stamp to create this card.  I stamped it in a pigment ink and heat embossed with a glittery black embossing powder.  I used an embossing folder to create the background. Both the background and the focal image panel were highlighted Art Nuvo mousse in pink and a yellow green.

There are two clearance areas on the Technique Junkies web store - one is for cling mounted clearance and the other is for unmounted clearance (just the rubber!).

Please remember using the discount code TJ10Judy will discount your entire order amount by 10%.  

Have a wonderful day, and get inky!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Big Flourish

I first stamped Technique Junkies Stamps Big Flourish  twice.  Once in brown and once in black.  Then I matted the focal image in black and the base card stock is a brown.

The verse In My Prayers  is also a Technique Junkies Stamp. It is matted as well.

A glittery black ribbon and boy finish this simple card.

There are two clearance areas on the Technique Junkies web store - one is for cling mounted clearance and the other is for unmounted clearance (just the rubber!).

Did you know you can get an extra 10% off your order by using the coupon code TJ10Judy?

Have a great day and get inky!!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Roses in Paris!

  I saw a card similar to this one that I  created somewhere on Pinterest.  While it is similar this one is still original with me!  I used Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss sprays on every element of this card.

The base card panel was stamped with Technique Junkies Dragonfly Collage.  Then I spray it with 3 colors of Shimmering bliss sprays.  One of the things I did was to create a softer version of  a few of the more intense colors.   I put some water into a small spritzer bottles,  and added some of the Thulian Pink and  Luscious Lawn sprays.  They still shimmered!

The bottom tag was tamped with Technique Junkies Key Script. I heat embossed the image with white embossing powder and then sprayed with Shimmering Bliss sprays.  The top tag was stamped with Collage Eiffel Collage. Then it was sprayed with Shimmering Bliss sprays.

Each of the layers were matted with black paper to make each layer stand out a bit more.  The paper roses from my stash were sprayed with the lighter Shimmering Bliss of various .  The white ribbon was sprayed random spritzes of color and then heat set to dry.

I then assembled it all. The top tag is popped with foam dots.

Remember there is a 15% discount on the new release for Technique Junkies Stamps through January 8. 


There are two clearance areas on the Technique Junkies web store - one is for cling mounted clearance and the other is for unmounted clearance (just the rubber!).

And for everything else you buy, use my personal code TJ10Judy to save 10%!

The New Year has begun and and it is time get inky!!


Saturday, January 5, 2019

Joy in Your Journey


This card features two new Technique Junkies Stamps in the January Release!    I used   Weathered Wood  and Joy in Your Journey  

I stamped the wood panel in a light brown ink and then sponged both blue and a light brown ink over all to distress it.   The focal panel was stamped in dark brown Versafine ink and then heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder. I used Technique Junkies Ocean Depth Shimmering  Bliss to add blue to the panel. Then distressed the panel by sponging brown ink randomly.  I stamped the area with the compass, spritzed with Technique Junkies Ocean Depth Shimmering Bliss spray . Then I used a circle die to cut it out and popped it up with foam dimensionals.  I added some green with a marker to some of the flourishes.

Please remember that  all of the new release stamps are 15% and the sale price will automatically show up through January 8.  

Please remember that you can get 10% off your purchase (but not on the newly released stamps) by using the coupon code TJ10Judy!

I hope 2019 brings you Joy in Your Journey and that you have lots of time to get inky!!



Tuesday, January 1, 2019

A New Year and A New Stamp Release -- Yahoo!!!





Today is exciting!  There has not been a Technique Junkies Stamps Release since November 1, 2018!    And today is not only the start of  a New Year - 2019 - it is also RELEASE DAY!! Yahoo.  

Be sure you start looking at the various blogs start here at the very beginning.   And the Beginning is of course the Technique Junkies Blog!  There you will find a list of all of the blogs of the Design Team.  Please be sure to go to every blog, and please leave some "love" in the way of comments.  As always there will be an automatic 15% off all of the new release stamps through January 8, 2019.  Please make sure you go and have a look!  The stamps are so nice!



I have two new cards for you to enjoy today.   This first card was stamped with permanent black ink and then sprayed with Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss Sprays.  

I used Ocean Depth and  Luscious Lawn.  I used Technique Junkies Stamps Collage Eiffel and Technique Junkies Stamps French Sentiments - Set of 4.    The sentiment was stamped with Versafine pigment ink and then heat embossed with detail black embossing powder on vellum.  It is attached  with Xyron adhesive.


My second card uses Technique Junkies Stamps Caladiums.  These plants are so colorful!  Who wouldn't want them in their garden!    I used a die cut word for the sentiment on the front.   I used Art Anthology Nuvo Mousse Pink Flambee to water color the pink parts of the leaves.    I used Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss Luscious Lawn .    

Don't forget that all of the newly released Technique Junkies stamps are on sale with an automatic discount of 15%!

And there are all kinds of cling mounted stamps on sale! Check them out!  There is a second group which are unmounted on sale as well.

Don't forget you can get 10% off your purchase (but not on the newly released stamps) by using the coupon code TJ10Judy!


Have a wonderful New Year's Day!   I hope the new year brings you lots of joyful experiences, lots of learning experiences, lots of love in many ways,  and lots of time to get inky!!



Monday, December 31, 2018

11 Favorite Cards From the Past

Tomorrow is Technique Junkies first stamp release for 2019.  Be sure to come back for that special day!  Today I am sharing  11 favorite cards I have created for this blog since Pat Huntoon has owned Technique Junkies Stamps.  Of course, they are all Technique Junkies Stamps.  The links for the stamps used will be below the picture.

Here are the Technique Junkies stamps links are:






















I hope you have enjoyed this look back at these eleven cards.  Be sure to come back for tomorrow's Stamp Release Blog!

Have a great day, and get inky

Judy Jackson


Saturday, December 29, 2018

Woman With a Puppy


To create this card, I used my very, very dirty Versamark ink pad.  I wanted to use the dirty one and not the clean one because I wanted to color my image with Pan Pastels.   In order to do that I had to be able to see it!   In order to see the stamped image the Versamark pad had to be dirty.  



I used a MISTI so I could stamp, restamp, restamp, restamp, and restamp until the image was clear enough for me to use.  Because Pan Pastels do not have a skin color I used my Copic markers to color her skin. I used a very thin tip on a writing marker to add some details around the puppy, her face, and her arm.  Those details did not show up with the Pan Pastels.   I used a pointed Q-Tip to add the Pan Pastels to background, her hair, her dress, and the spot on the puppy.  I stamped randomly on the card base to add texture.

I used these Technique Junkies Stamps:


Please look at the Cling Mounted Stamps Mega Clearance Sale on the Technique Junkies Web Store page.  And if you can use the unmounted stamps (however you do that)  then look at  the Unmounted Stamps Mega Clearance Sale page.  You will find some great deals!

And you can use my discount code for most things - TJ10 Judy

Have a great day, and I hope you have a chance to get inky!

Judy Jackson



Thursday, December 27, 2018

Turn On the Light!


It is always strange to me that when you take a picture of a card, it doesn't come out in the right colors.   I took several pictures and it still wasn't right!  So you will just have to believe me that the upper TJ Shimmering Bliss color is Mindaro and it is Yellow. And the light blue is sprayed heavily with Mindaro!  And it IS yellow. And the bow matches it perfectly!  The blue is Shimmering Bliss Ocean Depth.

The Technique Junkies stamps I used are:
Big Flourish
French Text  and
Turn On the Light.

The text inside the light bulb is heat embossed in detail black embossing powder.

Please look at the Cling Mounted Stamps Mega Clearance Sale on the Technique Junkies Web Store page.  And if you can use the unmounted stamps (however you do that)  then look at  the Unmounted Stamps Mega Clearance Sale page.  You will find some great deals!

And you can use my discount code for most things - TJ10 Judy

Have a great day, and I hope you have a chance to get inky!

Judy Jackson