Sunday, December 20, 2020

Black and Silver Bah Humbug


As we get closer to Christmas, I vacillate between Bah Humbug and Happiness. I won't be seeing my kids this year in person, but have had immense joy in texting and calling them this holiday season. So this is my last Bah Humbug card for this year - and I hope it actually makes you smile.

I used the Bah Humbug stamp, with a Shining Star Stencil background that was sprayed with Silver Shimmering Bliss.

Hope YOUR holidays are happy!


Thursday, December 10, 2020

Retro Modern Bullseye Blooms

 I was going for a Retro Modern feel when I used the Bullseye Blooms on my background. I stamped it once with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Ink, then turned the cardstock 180 degrees and stamped it again with Fossilized Amber DO. I love the effect! The Focal point stamp is the ATC Alpha Hi stamp. Both of these are on sale NOW through December 15th as part of the 35% Inventory Reduction Category Sale. Limited to in-stock, selected items in the Inventory Reduction Category only. Hurry and get yours before they are all gone!

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Seahorse on Tiger Marble


One of the things I love about this great Tiger Marble Background stamp is that it is ultra versatile. I am using it here as a beach water background, but it also effective as beer suds and as a marbled background, too.  The Seahorse and the Tiger Marble are both included in the 35% Inventory Reduction Category Sale - Selected items are included, but limited to the inventory I have in stock. Hurry, though, time is running out! The sale ends December 15th.  The Stir your Soul stamp is NOT included in the sale, but still a bargain at $2.95.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Mouse Birthday Party

How cute are birthday mice? The Mouse Birthday Party Set includes the 4 stamps in the focal image. I masked the mice onto the cake and used colored pencils to color. The yellow background uses the Big Flourish stamp to add a little flair.  Both the Mouse Birthday Party set and the Big Flourish stamp are included in the 35% off sale while supplies last! 

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Filled with Wonders -- 35% off!

As you may know, we currently have a 35% discount on selected inventory at Technique Junkies. There are so many great steals in the sale! The stamp featured here today, Filled with Wonders, is part of that sale.

To create my card, I colored the stamp using the Pastel and Neon Pens from the  Kaisercraft Gel Pens, Set of 48. I have to say, I have had these pens for 4 years - AND they have been used in the make and takes in my tradeshow booth, and they are still going strong.

After the stamp was colored, I used the Cloud Edger Stencil to fill in the background. I think the muted blues in the clouds make the gel pens POP!

 Make sure to take advantage of the 35% Discount on the items in the 35% Inventory Reduction Category. There are over 300 images on sale!

Pat Huntoon

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Thankful Woodland Wonders

 Another Always Thankful card, this one with a Woodland Wonders background. It is so November-y! The woodland scene was colored with colored pencils.

Pat Huntoon

Monday, November 23, 2020

Leafy Always Thankful

As we get closer to Thanksgiving, I am trying to keep my blessings in mind even though we cannot share the day with as many family and friends as we may have in the past.

My card today is a reminder to remember just that. My Always Thankful stamped sentiment tops a background made with an ancient Cuttlebug folder from my stash. I rubbed the embossed image with Forest Moss Distress Oxides, added a little to the edges and inside, and topped that off with Technique Junkies Mixed Metals Shimmering Bliss. It is super shimmery in person!

Pat Huntoon

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Pine Bough for Christmas

 This is one of the Christmas Cards I am making this year. Since we all have a little extra time on our hands, it is a good time to resurrect a tradition we all love - Christmas Cards! I think last year was the first year I skipped in many, but this year I am back at it, full force. It is one of the positive benefits of the pandemic!

The Pine Bough stamp was colored with colored pencils and tops the Dotted Merry Christmas stamp. Very simple, with the twine in the center, but somehow peaceful. Hope you are making headway on your cards!

Pat Huntoon

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

A cup of love with my friends


One of the things I miss the most during this pandemic is the ability to sit in a coffeeshop with my friends to share our lives over cups of brown liquid gold and just laugh. When we get back to normal, this is way up on my to-do list!  My simple card uses the Love Laughter and Coffee stamp embossed in cream over a cream background that was stamped in brown with the Coffee Stains Stamp.

What do you look forward to when the pandemic is over?


Sunday, November 15, 2020

Woodland Wonders on Kraft

 Breathe Deep. Reach High. Be full of life. All good things to remember in life! The Technique Junkies Advice from the Forest card celebrates that good advice. On this card we show it off with the Woodland Wonders background stamp. Colored Pencils were used to add a little extra to some of the flora and fauna, too.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Glittery Judaica

 Happiness is a Hanukkah card with Glitter Pens! Our Judaica Background stamp was selectively colored with our Kaisercraft Gel Pens. The sentiment is from the Happy Hanukkah set of 2. The inside of this card is fabulous, too!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

My coffee kitty truth


Yup. Me in the morning. I am grateful to have a hubby to bring it to me every day while I am still in bed!

I love the way the distress oxide inks create a gorgeous background, then layer so nicely using the Technique Junkies Coffee Bean Stencil. The Coffee Kitty and the I've Had My Coffee stamps are both from Technique Junkies, too.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Are YOUR fat pants ready?


Are your fat pants ready? Who doesn't love a good Thanksgiving feast? Loosen your belt, get your fat pants on, and give thanks. This fun Technique Junkies stamps says it all!

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Graceful Ballerina

 Remembering to be graceful is one of my ongoing life goals. This French Script Ballerina reminds me to do that every day! The sentiment is from the Acceptance, Respect, Peace Set and the background uses Distress Oxide inks through the Boho Flowers ACL stencil.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Always Thankful Skeleton Leaf

 No matter what happens in life, these are words to live by! Our ink-blended card uses the new Technique Junkies Always Thankful stamp with the Skeleton Leaf Stencil from the A Colorful Life Designs Stencil line (available from Never lose sight of your reasons to be thankful!

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Dimensional pine bough


Creating dimension with a layered stencil? Yes Please! The new TJ Pine Bough stamp was combined with one of the stamps from the Seasons Greetings stamps for pine perfection. This one-layer card uses the ACL Marvelous Masks deckled rectangle stencil with distress oxide inks to create our dimensional illusion.

I am creating a tutorial (and kit) for this style of one-layered cardmaking - watch your inbox soon!

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Elegant Champagne Flutes

Have you seen this elegant Champagne Flutes Stencil? They are ultra-elegant and wonderful for New Years, Anniversary and so many other Celebrations. New from Technique Junkies and 15% off through November 8th! The glittery flutes were made using Aladine Diamonds in Rose Gold.

Lets hope we have much to celebrate in 2021!
Warmest regards.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

cardinal from heaven


So many people I know attach meaning to seeing animals and especially birds to lost love ones. Personally, I see my mother when I see a cardinal, and I believe I am not the only one! I create this Cardinal from Heaven stamp in homage to her. I always feel like it is a sign that I am on the right track, or sometimes, that things will be okay. 

Remember that the November stamps are 15% off through November 8th. 


Sunday, November 1, 2020

November 2020 New Stamp and Stencil Release


Today is release day at Technique Junkies, and we have 15 new stamps and 2 new stencils for you! And, as usual, they are 15% off through November 8th, too!

Today I am going to highlight artwork form the stencils from the release! Here are a few samples for you:

The first sample uses the new Champagne Flutes stencil with the New Year New Hope stamp. I used Glitter Paint through the stencil and this is just super sparkly and gorgeous in person! 

The card above was made using the Coffee Beans stencil with the Love Laughter and Coffee Stamp. Some days my life revolves around coffee!
I know the Perk Up Soon focal image here was released previously, but I couldn't help but to show you how great the Coffee Beans Stencil was with the Glitter Paint, too. Plus - I used the Coffee Stains stamp on the top portion of this card!

And finally, I have a Hanukkah release this month. One set of sentiments (one for the inside and one for the outside of the card) called Happy Hanukkah, set of 2, plus one background stamp with Judaic images called Judaica background. I LOVE finally having stamps to make cards for my Jewish friends!

The TJ Design Team has banded together to inspire you with artwork from the new release, too. Here are the links to their beautiful designs:

Pat Huntoon (you are here)

Make sure you pick up your favorites from the November New Release and get your 15% discount before November 11th, too!

Pat Huntoon

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Did you keep the receipt?

Outside of card:

Inside of card:

At first glance, it looks like a normal Christmas card...then the snark hits you on the inside! The Technique Junkies 12 Cookies Inside Out set combines with the ACL Poinsettia Stencil and the Santa Checks stamp for good Christmas Fun!

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Christmas Tree Sextuplet

 The Christmas Tree Sextuplet stamp is so pretty when adored by Glitter Dots and Nuvo Gloss Drops! The sentiment is the Merry Christmas Dots stamp. 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Misty Trees on Kraft

 The Technique Junkies Misty Trees Stamp looks as good on Kraft Cardstock as it does on white! This one is topped with one of the sentiments from the Celebrate Diversity set. The trees were colored with two different Distress Oxide Inks.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Ice Crystal Jingle Bells


The Technique Junkies Jingle Bells Stencil pairs perfectly with the Joyful Jingles stamp. The stencil looks great with the Ice Crystals Foil which was applied with ThermOWeb Transfer Gel Duo.  No heat required with the Duo Gel! 

Have fun with this one!

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Winter Bouquet

The Technique Junkies Winter Bouquet stamp is so easy to color and makes a great focal image. I used colored pencils on my creation. The pines in the background are from the Seasons Greetings (Set of 6). 

Friday, October 16, 2020

TJ Inkspirations: Ink Blended Dancing Sprigs


I love to use the ink blending technique over Shimmering Bliss Backgrounds. In today's tutorial I am using the Dancing Sprigs Stencil (Colorful Life Designs). Today I am also offering a kit (while supplies last) so that you have everything you need to make it yourself! 

Here is the artwork piece made from the tutorial:
Thankful Ink Sprigs

The kit may be found here:
Dancing Sprig Kit

And here is how we made these:
Ink Blended Dancing Sprigs by Technique Junkies
Ink Blended Dancing Sprigs by Technique Junkies

I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Shiny Stars

The Technique Junkies Shining Star Stencil was specifically created to be used with the Brightly Shining stamp, so pairing them to make a complete card makes creating easy! The stenciled stars were made using Diamond Chip Foil with Transfer Gel Duo - no heat necessary. The Brightly Shining stamp was heat embossed with silver. Everything was matted on mirrored cardstock to add extra shine! It is really lovely in person.


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Sandy Little Christmas

 There is something wonderful about running your toes through the sand in winter, especially if you are from the north! The Sandy Christmas stamp celebrates that perfectly! I love the flamingo image in the beach chair. So much fun!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Winter Wonderland Misty Trees

Our new Misty Trees Stamp is so beautiful. Whether used on white or colored paper, it is always terrific. For this version, I swiped three colors of Distress Oxide Inks over the trees to achieve a multi-colored effect. The sentiment is from the Oh Christmas Tree Set of 4. Such a simple and fast card!

Monday, October 12, 2020

Gnome for Christmas


Who doesn't love Gnomes! The Technique Junkies Gnome for Christmas set is sweet and fun, and everything Christmas Gnomies! The background of this card uses the solid stamp stamp from the Layered Mandala stencil from A Colorful Life Designs (available from Technique Junkies).

Sunday, October 11, 2020

One of the things I love about foil is that you can make images like the bells on the Jingle Bells Stencil look beautifully metallic. I used the Stardust Foil with Transfer Gel Duo (which means NO laminator is necessary) to create metallic bells. The focal image is the Joyful Jingle stamp, which was heat embossed in silver. What a great Christmas card this makes!


Saturday, October 10, 2020


 There is something very charming about a grumpy cat! Our Bah Humbug cat is charming in his own way. I topped him off with some glitter on the "fur" part of the hat, and gloss on the stars. Love him!

What do you think?

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Gifts of the Season...


One of the best part of the Technique Junkies New Stamp Release is the Inside Out: 12 Cookies Set. Five sets of stamps for the outside and inside of your the gifts of the season here. Make sure to look at the outside AND the inside of the card! Today (October 8th) is the last chance to get 15% off the October New Stamps!

Thursday, October 1, 2020

October 2020 New Stamp Release!

Today is release day at Technique Junkies, and I am pleased to announce that we have 15 new stamps and 2 New stencils to show you! In addition, we have two guest designers - Beverly Sizemore and Shirley Hotop - joining our release celebration. Make sure to visit their blogs and enjoy their talent! Links to all of the participating designers are below the artwork.

As usual, all of the new stamps are 15% off through October 8th. If you love them all, consider the "Gotta Have It All" Bundle - you will save over $36.00!

I have a few more pieces of artwork to show you today -- and much more to come in the weeks ahead, too. Here are a few to look at today:

The piece above uses the Holy Night Silent Night focal stamp over background that uses the new Shining Star Stencil. This couldn't have been easier!

This next piece uses the Christmas Tree Sextuplet stamp with the Dotted Merry Christmas stamp. The trees were colored with pearly watercolors -- they are awfully pretty in person!


Finally, you may have seen the new Bah Humbug stamp on some of the other blogs or email. I thought that the cat image was perfect to pair with the Inside Out: 12 Cookies Stamp Set. The top is the outside of the card -- the bottom is the inside.  I think the cat's eyes show its enthusiasm perfectly!

Want to see more artwork? Here are the links to the other designers:

I hope you find a few new things you love!
Pat Huntoon