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