Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Believe in Magic

I have always thought that peacocks are just beautiful. Their long feathers sparkle and shimmer almost like magic.  This peacock in Your Own Magic  captures that kind of magic!  It is a wonderful Technique Junkies stamp!  It is watercolored with Twinkling H2Os so I could get the sparkle close to nature.

I used the Lace Doily from A Colorful Life Design  on the background layer.  I sprayed several Shimmering Bliss sprays to coordinate with the colors in the peacock. I heat set it to dry the ink completely.  Then I stamped Particle Flow and heat embossed it with dark blue embossing powder.  

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I hope you have a fabulous day and that you have a chance to get inky!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Sweet Giraffes

 Technique Junkies stamps Giraffe Print and Savannah Giraffes go together so well.  I sponged the sky with several golden shades and the word "sweet"  comes from the stamp set Sentimental Sayings.  I used only one word from one of the sayings in this set.  The giraffes are heat embossed with detail black embossing powder.

I used Imperial Yellow Shimmering Bliss spray over A Colorful Life Design stencil called Mermaid Scales

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I hope you have a marvelous day and that you have a chance to get inky!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Best Things in Life!!

As we grow "chronologically mature" we often find that what was important to us in our twenties is not really the things that matter after all.   And we discover that the Best Things in Life  are exactly what this new Technique Junkies stamp states so well!

The fern and the words are heat embossed  on Vellum.   I used Shimmering Bliss Sprays on the background panel with a Colorful Life Stencil.  I had cut the fern away from the words  so now I have two stamps instead of only one.   So I stamped the fern in dark green ink  over the sprayed stencil image.

A ribbon bow is added under the vellum and two shades of green to add layers to the finished card complete it.

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I hope your day is special -- and you can get inky!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Love is Forever

I have visited the southwestern United States several times.  That section of our country has its own special beauty.  It is not the beauty of colorful flowers and green grass and leaves,  but nonetheless,  it is certainly beautiful.I saw these dies at a rubber stamp show last year, and immediately thought of  the Technique Junkies Desert Landscape Border stamp.   

The sunset sky in the southwest is full of yellows, reds, and oranges.   I created that sunset sky by sponging  ink over a home made cloud stencil.  Then I used  A Colorful Life Designs Stencils  Circle Mosaic and sprayed  Shimmering Bliss  Imperial Yellow over the Circle Mosaic stencil.

Various shades of vellum  create the scene with the help of the desert landscape dies.  The vellum die  cuts were adhered to the scene using my Xyron machines. 

The greeting at the top is from Mae West Sentiments and was heat embossed with Silver Pearl embossing powder. 

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Happy creating and get inky!!

Monday, February 10, 2020

You are Fabulous!

Friends are important. Friends challenge us at times. Friends comfort us. Friends forgive us. Friends enjoy us. Friends affirm us.  And that is what these friends - Best Buds - are doing. Affirming!  Perhaps one of these friends has had a "milestone" birthday, or something sad, or a bad diagnosis, and almost anything but needs to be affirmed that she is still great and Day Over Fabulous does that perfectly! 

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I hope your day is special -- and you can get inky!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Sisters Get It!

Siblings are important.  Have you ever thought about the fact that more than likely your siblings are the people you will know longer in your life than anyone else.  They have often experienced many of the same things you did growing up.  That creates a special bond.  The card celebrates that special bond - because A Sister Just Gets It.  Sisters are family and friends.  Besties celebrates that too!  Both stamps are Technique Junkies stamps.

The image is colored with Copic markers.  I used a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs and sprayed Shimmering Bliss Dazzle over the stencil on top of the background paper.

This is the last day to get an automatic 15% off of  the Technique Junkies February release.   And you can stack my special DT code of TJ10Judy to get another 10%  off your entire purchase - including the new release stamps!

I hope day is great and special -- and that you have some time to get inky!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020


All of us always want to look our best -- if possible.  And for most of  us, we always want to look good when our picture is being taken.  So using Like A Camera   and pairing it with More Fabulous works well.   The photographer was colored with Copic markers. The stencil is from A Colorful Life Designs.  It was sprayed with a variety of  Shimmering Bliss Sprays.

I can see this as a birthday card, thinking of you card, a Mother's Day card, and more.  

Please remember that all of the new Technique Junkies February release are on sale for 15% off through February 8.  Ad you can stack my personal  ode - TJ10 Judy - and get another 10% off.  That's a total of 25% off the new release!

Have a great day -- I hope you are warm -  and get inky!

Monday, February 3, 2020


We are still celebrating the newly released Technique Junkies stamps for February.   Every stamp in this release is automatically 15% off -- no code needed -- through February 8!

This card uses the new stamp Best Things in Life.  I cut the stamped words apart in phrases and framed them using colors from the "background paper" which is really a colorful shopping bag!  The fern from the stamp was stamped randomly on vellum and then heat embossed.  I tore it to add dimension.  Then I ran through my Xyron machine to attach it to the background paper. I glued on a few beads here and there.

Take advantage of this good information and save 25% on the new stamps!

Have a wonderful day -- and get inky!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Fun and Fabulous New Stamps for February!

Aren't new stamp releases for Technique Junkies wonderful?  It is exciting to see what is new and what stamps there that suddenly I must have!!!  And new releases with a discount is even better!  So save 15% through February 8!  And use my personal Design Team code (TJ10Judy) and save 10% more!
Please begin your Blog Hop journey through the February Technique Junkie stamp release here:

My first card for you today is below.  The background is Pom Pom Swag.  The two ladies are really and truly sisters!!  Do A Flip! is Pat Huntoon and her sister.   Ofd course the new stamp A Sister Just Gets It is just perfect with the real "sisters."  I used Copic markers to color the sisters.

Giraffes are such special animals. They are so tall and stately! And the way they move is with great grace. The background is a new Technique Junkie release Giraffe Print.  The focal image is Advice From a Giraffe.  It is also a new Technique Junkies release.   I first inked the stamp with Versamark, and then with the rust ink.  Then I covered it with clear embossing powder and heat embossed the powder.

New release Particle Flow is such interesting stamp.    I stamped in four different colors and clear embossed each color. I used gold vellum and die cut a fancy shape.  Since the aqua ink was in the middle, I heat embossed the aqua embossing powder over the stamped image of  Your Own Image a new Technique Junkie release.

Here is the complete Blog Hop list. Please visit every blog to see the exciting things the Design Team has for you.  

Please remember how to save yourself some money when shopping in the Technique Junkies webstore.   Nowrough February 8 all of the new February release stamps are 15% off - automatically - no code needed!  Then use my personal Design Team code - TJ10Judy - and get another 10% off!

Have a wonderful day -- go shopping -- and get inky!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Joy Shared

I used the lovely new Technique Junkie Release stamp Bird and Letter Collage for this card.  The greeting is from Sentimental Sayings.  It only uses one part of one stamp, but it works.  

I used the older "Spotlight" technique which can be googled if you are unfamiliar with that technique.

For coloring I used Shimmering Bliss Sprays and the Flamboyant Flourishes stencil from A Colorful Life Stencils.

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I hope your day is wonderful and that you have some time to get inky.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Lovely Hibiscus

I am in Florida for the winter, and we have hibiscus blooming.  I hope we do not get a freeze that kills off the flowers.  I saw a yellow one the other day, and it was beautiful.   So I decided to make a yellow flower on this Technique Junkies Hibiscus Panel.  I used Twinkling H2Os to paint the flower panel.

I used A Colorful Life Designs Stencils  Interlocking Leaves for both the base card panel and to finish out the hibiscus panel.     The base card was sprayed with a couple of shades of green Shimmering Bliss sprays.   The leaves on the hibiscus panel were sponged with dye based ink.   The differences compliment each other.

Layering and yellow fuzzy yarn finish the card.

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Have a wonderful day -- and get inky. 

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Diet Wagon

I stamped the Technique Junkies Diet Wagon stamp directly on the background paper with Versafine black ink.  I heat embossed it with detail black embossing powder.  Then I painted the fie flames and the wagon with Twinkling H2Os.    Then I die cut grass from green vellum and carefully glued it to the bottom on the card. 

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I hope you are having a spectacular day  and that you can carve out some time to get inky.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

With Sympathy

We always need sympathy cards.  I tend to make between 5 to 10 sympathy cards at once.  It seems to me when I need one sympathy card, I will need 3 to 4 cards all about the same time.  

This sympathy card is created from an embossing folder.   I used a sponge dauber to add dye based ink to the surface of the embossed roses and leaves.  Then I used a paint brush to push ink around the surface and into the crevices created by the embossing folder.   I smooshed a darker pink on a non-porous surface and used that as a palette with a paint brush to add a darker shade of pink (or green) to make the roses seem more realistic.  

I heat set it to dry the ink on the card stock.  Then I applied Versafine  black ink and heat embossed the greeting on the front of the card. 

I sent this card to a friend who recently lost her father. 

Have a great day and get inky.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Small Steps

Stencils are fun to use. I used one of the delightful A Colorful Life Stencils on the Technique Junkies website.  I used Pixie Spray to hold the stencil in place.  This YouTube video will show you how to use Pixie Spray. 

I sprayed several colors of Shimmering Bliss Sprays.  I heat set it to dry the card stock.  Then I stamped one of the stamps from the Technique Junkie stamp set Modern Encouragements.  A few tiny beads, some ribbon, and layering and the card is complete.

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Have a terrific day -- and make some time to get inky!

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Fur Baby

People who know me well, know I am not an animal person.  It helps that I am allergic to both cats and dogs.  I enjoy watching cute animal videos but that is it.  I do not want the responsibility of pets either. All of my siblings have or had dogs or cats, even when we were kids.  But I never did. And they have pets now.  Two of my children have pets.  They didn't as children because of my allergies.  But these two Technique Junkies stamps just go together. 

So I paired Buddies and Fur Baby to create this cute card.  The Buddies stamp just makes you go,  "Awe, so cute!"  I used a smooth vanilla card stock. Using my MISTI was very important as I "knew" I would need to ink and reink and reink  this photo stamp to get a good clean image.  I used Memento ink in shades of brown.  Then I smooshed the ink pad on a non-porous surface.  I spritzed the ink with water and then watercolored over the fur on the animals. I used a brown fine type water based marker to add in the details that watercoloring faded a bit.

Fur Baby was heat embossed with detail gold powder.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Hate Losing

I used two Technique Junkies stamps for this card:
I Hate Losing and
Once in a Lifetime.

I colored the lady's hair and skin with Copic markers.   I used  the Nuvo glitter markers to color her dress and to give it texture.

I then used a stencil from A Color Life Designs and added color with a finger dauber sponge.

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Hope you day is great and that you have time to get inky.