Saturday, August 1, 2020

August 2020 New Stamp Release!!



Today is release day at Technique Junkies, and we have 14 new stamps for you! As usual all of the newly released August 2020 stamps are 15% off through August 8th, so make sure to shop and get your discount! 

Today the Technique Junkies Design Team is helping with the celebration by displaying their beautiful artwork. Before we get to mine, here is a list of all of the designers who are participating:


Here is some of the artwork I have for you this month:
The first uses the Circular Vines Stamp with the Love Faith and Peace set:

I couldn't help pairing the Gluestick stamp with the (previously released) Happy Housewife stamp!


And...this cat. I used the I Got This For You stamp over a background with 3D Aladine Paint through the Zinnia Set Stencil. I always hear stories of cats bringing in dead (or worse, half-dead) birds, mice, chipmunks, etc. What a great birthday card this makes for your Cat Loving friends! 


And Finally for today, I have the Mad Mod Lace stamp paired with the Kick Ass Shoes stamp:

I hope you enjoy all of the artwork today from our release celebration!!!
Pat Huntoon

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Christmas in July - last few days!



Today for Technique Junkies' Christmas in July I have a fun card using the Santa Checks stamp.  I colored her with colored pencils, fussy cut her, and popped her over my background.  The Poinsettias in the back use Framboise Dye Ink blended through one of the Layered Mandala Stencil pieces. I used Miel ink through one of the layers, too, but it really doesn't show that well online - though it is subtle and pretty in person! 

You can still save 25% off on Christmas stamps with the code JULYXMAS at checkout.
Pat

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Christmas in July: Christmas Mug Shot



When we put this stamp out, I underestimated how many people it would resonate with! As long as there are cats and indoor trees, this will probably ring true.

The Technique Junkies Christmas Mug Shot stamp used here was layered over s background that was created with distress inks blended through the Messy Diamond Grid Stencil with Blending Brushes. I had no idea that the Antique Linen ink would almost glow against the Kraft paper background.  I think it is a really cool effect!

You still have time to use the 25% discount off the Christmas Stamps through December 27th, too!

Here are all the links:

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Christmas in July: Red or White



Today's Technique Junkies' Christmas in July card is brought to you by...wine. I like a nice glass during the holidays...and, like the stamp Red or White Christmas, I am not all that picky!  I thought it was fitting to use the Peppermint Swirl background with the fun nature of this card, Normally I use that background in a more, um, sober manner, but it works here, no?

You can still get 25% off all Technique Junkies Christmas stamps   ( https://techniquejunkies.com/christmas/ using the code JULYXMAS through July 27th. Make sure you check out our contest, too!  Details are here:  https://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/2020/07/tj-inkspirations-foiled-christmas-cards.html

Pat

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Christmas in July: Seasons Greetings Holly



Today's Christmas in July card uses the Technique Junkies Season's Greetings Set for both the background and the sentiment. My holly was colored with alcohol markers -- they just pop off the Kraft paper, don't they? I love the elegant simplicity of this card. Remember that all stamps in the Christmas category are 25% off through July 27th using the code: JULYXMAS. 

For more information about Technique Junkies Christmas in July including the sale and challenge, click here: https://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/2020/07/tj-inkspirations-foiled-christmas-cards.html
XO,
Pat

Monday, July 20, 2020

Chirstmas in July: Christmas Carol Kitty



" Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, Your ornaments are history..."
What is not to love about this fun Christmas card using the Christmas Carol Kitty stamp? I used the Pinecones stamp as a fun background for my singing cat. I colored the cat with colored pencils and Gamsol, then added a touch of glitter to the Santa's hat to make it shimmer.

Christmas in July runs through July 27th; remember that you can take 25% off Christmas stamps with the code JULYXMAS through the 27th. Details about our Christmas in July event and contest may be found HERE.
Cheers,
Pat


Sunday, July 19, 2020

Christmas in July: The perfect Christmas Cocktail


Hi all! We are in the midst of Christmas in July at Technique Junkies (you can read the details HERE) and I have a fun card today!

Today's card uses the Christmas Cocktail stamp in the foreground. I colored the image with colored pencils, blended them with Gamsol, then I went over the entire cocktail portion with the Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Marker to add overall clear shimmer.

The background is a white piece of paper that was sprayed with Just Squeezed and Thulian Pink Shimmering Bliss. I dried that with a heat tool, then lightly stamped the Chevron background stamp with clear embossing pad, then embossed it with silver. I wanted a fun distressed llook in the background and I am really happy with how it turned out!

Keep in mind that you can get 25% off the Christmas Stamps with the code JULYXMAS through July 27th!

Merry Christmas in July!
Pat