Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Rooster Music

Every now and then a stamp set just catches your "fancy" and you just want to make a lot of cards with that set.  That is the case with the Keep Chickens stamp set -   And there are 13 stamps in the set - for only $24.95.  And if you use the TJ10Judy discount code saving 10%, then the cost is only $22.46 or only $1.73 per stamp in the set.  What a bargain!

I used a music background paper, die cuts to cut out squares once I colored the chicken with my Copic markers, and some burlap ribbon..  

This is just a fun card!

Have a great day -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, February 19, 2018

Just Have Fun!!

This card was created with the Technique Junkies stamp Putting On Lipstick - stamped it with Versafine black ink and heat embossed it.  The image is colored with Twinkling H2Os.

I created the background with a new product to me called Brusho - which are highly pigmented powders you sprinkle on and then mist with water.   I heat set the wet water color card stock, and did it again in areas where I wanted more pigment.  I purchased some recently at Stamp Fest in Florida.  I added some layers and pearls and rhinestones embellishments.

You can get a 10% discount on your Technique Junkies order by using this TJ10Judy discount code.

Have a great day and get inky!
Judy Jackson 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hope, Love, and Faith

To create this card using a February release called Faith, Hope, and Love -, I first created a background paper to stamp on.  I used an alcohol ink technique I learned from Jennifer McQuire.   She used a glass pan with some water in it, and then squirted a few colors of alcohol inks on the surface of the water. Then you just dip card stock in the water and pull it out quickly.  You get interesting designs on your card stock. No piece of car stock will be the same.   You can start fresh each time, or just reuse the water and squirt a few more drops of alcohol ink in the water.  

And here is a tip: either use tweezers, or gloves to protect your hands or you will get some ink on your hands.  But if that happens use some hand sanitizer right away to clean your hands.  Most of the alcohol ink will come off before you wash your hands.

I then painted a few places of interest with Twinkling H2Os.   I added a greeting from the Faith, Hope, Love set -  And did you know you can bundle both sets and save some money?

And speaking of saving money -- if you use the code TJ10Judy you can save 10% even on this bundle!!

Have a great day - and get inky!!

Judy Jackson

Monday, February 12, 2018

Hopeful Birdy

This card is created with a  new /February release stamp set called Faith, Hope, Love - joined the flower stem and the branch, and then painted both with Twinkling H2Os.  I sponged the sky with light blue ink. I created the background piece with the Washi Herringbone technique. - 

Have a great day -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Cluck Cluck!!

This card only uses the February release Keep Chickens - chickens are colored with Copic markers.

I used wood background paper, square dies to create nesting boxes, the fence and the grass. The nails were created with the Art Nuvo Glitter markers - . 

The words were stamped and trimmed and adhered separately. 

Layers and linen thread tied in a knot complete the 
You can get 10% off of any Technique Junkies item (unless it is already discounted) by using the code TJ10Judy.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Keep Chickens!

This card uses two Technique Junkies Stamps.  Keep Chickens - is from the February release and you have until tomorrow, February 8, to get 15% off of your order of all of the stamps in the February release.  The Chicken Wire -  - was just just stamped her and there for the sake of interest.  The words were  stamped with black pigment ink and heat embossed with detail black embossing powder.

I used a small circle die and cut three random circles in the top layer and  layered the chickens colored with Copic markers behind the circles in an interesting manner.

You can get 10% off of any Technique Junkies item (unless it is already discounted) by using the code TJ10Judy.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, February 5, 2018

Friends and A Funky Chicken!

Welcome today.  This is just a fun card that uses two Technique Junkies Stamps.  The first one is from a February release called Keeping Chickens -, and the word  is from Sentimental Sayings -

You have until February 8 to get 15% off of your order of all of the stamps in the February release.  

The chicken is stamped with red ink and then colored with a red Copic marker.  the distressed red and white dotted piece and the black lace are both background papers. 

Layers and linen thread finish the card.

You can get 10% off of any Technique Junkies item (unless it is already discounted) by using the code TJ10Judy.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Wonderful February! Wonderful New Stamps! Happy, Happy!!

Happy Blog Hop Day! Happy February!  We have some wonderful, fun, creative new stamps to share with you today.  You can see all of the new stamps here: . And don't forget you can save 15% off these new stamps through February 8, 2018.  You can save 10% on everything else (unless it is already discounted) by using TJ10Judy.

And a news flash to add to this post - Pat Huntoon has bundled the Faith Hope Love Background and Image/Sentiment set. It will sell for $23.95 (over a 10% discount) and you CAN use the 15% off through February 8, then the discount code TJ10Judy for a 10% discount after that.

You should have arrived at my blog from the creative Ro Donner's blog -  .  If not then please start the blog hop at the beginning at the very first stop on the blog hop which is The Design Junkies blog -  .  The awesome Jeanne kicks off our blog hop today!

And now for my cards to share with you.  My very first card uses the new Technique Junkies stamp Keep Chickens  There are so many fun images!  All images are colored with Copic markers, One chicken is peaking out from behind a piece of background paper wrapped in linen thread.   The dots are created with Art Nuvo Crystal Drops.

My next card uses the new Technique Junkie stamp called Something Different I used my MISTI -   -  to be sure the image was stamped nice and dark because I used watercolor paper.  Then I heat embossed it with detail black embossing powder. Then I used water color inks and let it run.  I then water colored the butterfly.  Stick-on embellishments and layering finish the card. 

My last card for you today is created with this new Technique Junkies stamp called Why Fit   I stamped this google wearing giraffe with brown pigment ink and clear embossed it.  Then I used yellow water color to paint the rest of the giraffe.  I sponged the sky a pale blue and then  used just a small portion of the Technique Junkies stamp - Wasted -  
to add some additional dimension to the background.  I tied a small bow with several loops of linen thread, and created some loops from linen thread to add behind the giraffe panel.  It is all layered on a piece of background paper.

Your next stop in our Technique Junkies Blog Hop today is the ever talented Beth Norman - will have something wonderful to share with you today!

Don't forget that you will receive a 15% discount automatically on any new February stamps through February 8. That is a wonderful discount for sure!   Then you can get a 10% discount on everything else (not already discounted) if you use TJ10Judy. 

Now hop along to Beth's blog - - and continue on through Pat Huntoon's blog post.   I wonder what she will will use?!?

Have a creative and inky day!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Double Z Valentine

If you are regularly  reading my blog you will know that by using TJ10Judy, you can get  a 10% discount on everything you order -- unless there is also a different discount being offered.

I used two Technique Junkies Stamps to create this Valentine.  I used Love Overlay -, and Happy Valentine's Day -  . Both stamps were heat embossed.  Love Overlay was embossed  with an multi-tone embossing powder. I punched out hearts from pink glitter paper and glued them in a variety of places. 

The addition of the second Z-fold creates a card with much more visual interest.

Here are the measurements to creat this card:
1. The base card 4 1/4 by 11 inches. Score at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2 inches.
2. The pieces of designer paper measure 2 1/2 by 4 inches; and 4 by 5 1/4 inches.
3. The smaller and second Z is 3 by 8 1/4 inches. Score this strip at 2 3/4 inches and 5 1/2 (measured from the same end as the first score). 
4. Optional - I added another layer of card stock to the bottom square attached to the base card.
5. Make sure you do not glue or adhere any of the "free" parts of the Z-fold card.  Look at the pictures above for placement.

Please to use TJ10Judy for a 10% discount off your order. 

And tomorrow is another Technique Junkies Blog hop~ Please come back and see what is NEW.

Have a creative day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Happy Birthday

Using the code TJ10Judy will get you a ten percent off your order!

For this  birthday card I use some tropical background paper as I have been cold.  I am tired of cold weather already.  I colored the cake with my Copic markers to match the background paper.  I added a row on gold seed beads to add visual interest!  I used a post-it note to create the illusion that the cake was on the table.

The stamp set is called Mouse Birthday Party -  The Happy birthday is heat embossed to add some depth.

You can use this code to get 10% off your order at Technique Junkies.

Have a wonderfully creative day and get inky!

Judy Jackson