Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April 2020 New Stamp Release

We are in tough times, and what do we do when times get tough? CRAFT!

We have a fun cadre of new stamps for you this month -- no foolin'! Our April 2020 release is here and we are happy to offer you 15% off those new stamps from today through April 8, 2020. We have so much fun in store for you!

Our design team has a fun celebration in store for you. Each has prepared artwork with the stamps, which you can see here:

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I had fun with this month's release. I love the way the backgrounds pair with the focal image stamps. Here are a few examples:

 The example above uses the Precise Posy background with the Tried Running Focal image.  I used colored pencils for each of the posies and for the focal image. I really like the way these look together!

 In this example, I used the Precise Posy background again, but kept it  black and white, leaving the new Clap focal image to take center stage. The Clap stamp was colored with watercolors. Honestly, I adore this stamp in black and white.  It looks more dimensional this way, in my opinion.
 The Juggle is Real!  This punny stamp just makes me smile. The watercolored Juggle image is layered over the Op Art stamp, which was colored with blended Distress Oxide Inks.  The juggle stamp is a nice way to bring a smile to someone's face in light of the trying times we are going through right now.

Finally, I used the Stairway to the Stars stamp over the previously-released Star Collage stamp. Believe it or not, both the top focal image and the collage base were stamped in black ink on pink paper. Framboise Aladine IZINK Dye ink was blended over the background, changing the color of the paper. Glitter Gel pens were used on the stars, and although they appear silver here, they are actually red. 

Thanks for stopping by today - I hope you love this month's release and will order a few for yourself! Make sure to take advantage of the 15% discount before April 8th, too!

Stay home, stay healthy and keep crafting!
Pat Huntoon

Sunday, March 1, 2020

March New Stamp Release Celebration

Today I am thrill to announce the new stamps for release March 1st. We have a varied collection for you, and I hope you enjoy them!

First, as usual, all stamps in the March 2020 New Release Category are 15% off through March 8th. simply add your selections to your shopping cart and they will be automatically discounted.
Our designers have a celebration of the new stamps in store for you, too -- you can see the full list below. We also have a guest designer this month -- Ginger Pelfrey -- you will love her art!
Here is a little preview of some of the items you will find in the release:

I hope you like this little preview. Go see what the designers have made, and remember to take advantage of the 15% off through 3/8/2020!
And Guest Designer Ginger Pelfrey!
So glad you stopped by today - I hope you love this new release!
Pat Huntoon

Saturday, February 1, 2020

February 2020 New Stamp Release

We are so pleased to have a gorgeous rubber stamp release for you this month at Technique Junkies! We have 14 new stamps, a ton of inspiration - and, of course, our monthly 15% discount on all the the New Stamps in the February Release Category through February 8th.

To celebrate, the TJ designers have banded together to show you what they made with the new stamps.  Check their links out below my artwork.

First up for me today is this simple creation using the Elegant Illusion background with the Best Things in Life focal image.  Simply stamped in black ink with the fern outlined in green pencil, this inspirational sentiment is wonderfully easy, allowing the sentiment itself to be the star.

Next is an elegant birthday card that uses the Particle Flow stamp - which really gives beautiful movement - with the More Fabulous stamp as the focal image:

Next I used the Your Own Magic stamp as the focal image for this card. I simply colored the peacock with  colored pencils. The background uses the Just a Bloom Stencil by A Colorful Life Designs that has had Shimmering Bliss sprayed through it for a soft, shimmery background.

Next up I have the You've Got This (Set of 2). I colored her with Pastel Pencils and layered her over an ink blended Mosaic Sun Stencil.

And finally today, it is no secret that I LOVE giraffes.  My Advice from a Giraffe stamp was layered over the Giraffe Print background. Both were stamped with a chocolate ink, with the giraffe lightly colored with pastel pencils.

That's all the artwork I have for you today -- but the team as a ton! Here are their links:
I hope you enjoy today's release!
Pat Huntoon

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

A New Year, New Stamps!

Welcome 2020!
Today we announce the Newest Stamp Release from Technique Junkies.  We have 15 new stamps that are 15% off through January 8th. Simply add them to your cart and they will be reduced automatically at checkout.

In addition, the TJ Design is sharing their inspiration using the stamps. Here are the links to their artwork:
Ready for some inspiration? My artwork today is all about the snark!
First up is Whiskey and Bacon -I love this fun saying! I decided to pair it with the mosaic sun stencil from A Colorful Life Designs using an ink blending technique.

The next stamp I decided to use is the Diet Wagon stamp. Since we are ALL on diets after the holidays, I thought it was a timely release!
This stamp is called I Need Glasses. I paired it with the Rippling Squares stamp from A Colorful Life Designs.
Finally, I used the Who and What She Wants stamp over a background using Aladine Diamonds through the Flower Mist Stencil.
I hope you have enjoyed our artwork today and will enjoy the new stamps from this release! Happy Stamping, Pat Huntoon

Friday, November 8, 2019

Day 16 of the Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day 16 of the Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas! Today we continue the celebration, along with the continuation of 20% off through all Christmas Stamps on the Technique Junkies site (through 11-22-19).  Simply add them to your shopping cart and the discount will show automatically.

Today I have a pretty Poinsettia Card for you! I love poinsettias. I think they are a beautiful symbol of the Christmas Season, So I am thrilled with this beautiful 4-piece Poinsettia Set. My card is fairly simple; I colored the poinsettias with colored pencils, cut them out, then popped them onto the card front.  It's a little difficult to see in the picture, but I traced over the Warmest Wishes sentiment with a Glitter Pen to add more shimmer to the finished piece. I will be coloring plenty of these for my own cards!

I hope you are inspired by today's Christmas Post. Don't forget to get your discount on the Christmas stamps, too!

Pat Huntoon

Friday, November 1, 2019

Final Stamp Release of the year!

Today is November 1st and it is the last New Stamp Release of 2019 for Technique Junkies. Today we have 15 new stamps to show you, and as usual, the November New Release stamps are 15% off through November 8, 2019. Simply add them to your shopping cart and they will be reduced automatically at checkout. Don't forget that all of the stamps in the Christmas Category are 20% off through November 22nd, too!

The TJ Designers have also banded together to create inspirational artwork from the stamps. Here are a list of participating designers:

This first piece uses the Decaf Coffee Coffee stamp. As a hard-core coffee lover, this totally encapsulates how I feel about decaf!

I colored this stamp with pastel pencils, and placed it over a background made with the Aladine Liquid Pigments. I love how it looks liquid, don't you?
The next I have for you uses the When I Snap stamp. I love this snarky stamp and I hope you can appreciate having those days when you need to have wine with friends...sometimes you feel like you can swig right from the bottle. I know I have had those days!

I lightly colored the skin and bottle with pastel pencils, and added some sage ink to the edges of the focal piece. The background uses the Big Swirl Stencil with sage ink that was added using Ink Blending Brushes.
The piece above uses the Knitting with Friends Stamp. The words were traced over with Kaisercraft Glitter Gel Pens. the background was made by spraying Shimmering Bliss Mixed Metals Topper over the Spatter Stencil. The result is subtle, yet really shimmery...just very girly!
My final piece today uses two stamps from the November 2019 release. The focal image uses the Brighten your Path stamp (colored with colored pencils). The background uses the Brickwork stamp, which was double stamped - first with grey, then with tea stain for more dimension.

I hope our artwork today has inspired you! Remember that the November 2019 stamps are 15% off through November 8th -- AND all of the Christmas stamps continue to be on sale for 20% off through November 22nd!

Happy Stamping,
Pat Huntoon

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

October 2019 New Stamp Release!

I am so pleased to present the October 2019 new stamps from Technique Junkies! This is our holiday release and I really love the stamps we have in store for you.

First, you should know that all of the October 2019 New Release Stamps are 15% off  through October 8th. Simply add them to your shopping bag for the discount; it will be automatically applied.

Second, the entire team is participating in the release celebration. I have included their links below; please take a few minutes to visit their blogs to view their fabulous work.

Ready for some inspiration?

First up, I have a litle confession. I am obsessed with Holly. We have a beautiful bush right outside our front door...and I just am in love with it. So when I saw this close-up from JanTink from #mittenstatestamps, I knew exactly how I wanted my berries to look.

So this is a close-up of my Close-up.  The berries were colored with Copic Markers and then covered with Diamond Glaze for the wet, textural look.

The full card is here. I colored the rest of my Holly Berries card with Copic Markers, too, and added the Merry Christmas Sentiment from the Victorian Greetings Set

 Next up, I went in a totally different direction. I used the Feliz-Naughty Dog set to create this adorable card for puppy lovers.  The dog portion was colored with Copic Markers, and the background is the Festive Stripes Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs Stencils (available from Technique Junkies).

 Next up is also fun! The Santa Checks Stamp has been layered over a Pinwheel Illusion Stenciled Background. I colored her with markers, too:

This next card uses two from the release. The Mistletoe Background was colored with Nuvo Glitter Markers and the focal image, Under the Mistletoe, was traced over with Kaisercraft 
Glitter Gel Pens.

The final inspiration I have for you is this Scratched Tree. This image has been floating around in my stamps-to-be-made file for years - and I am so glad I finally made it. It is a negative-style image - very dramatic, I think. I hope you like it!

Ready for more: Here are the links to the Technique Junkies Designers who are celebrating with us today:

I hope you inspired today -- Happy shopping!
Pat Huntoon