Friday, July 23, 2021

TJ Inkspirations: Textured Stenciling with IZINK Ice


IZINK Ice Textured Stenciling
You have to try this!
This is so unique! Today we are showing you \the simple method of using Aladine IZINK Ice through a stencil to create vibrant translucent color with cool texture. .

After you watch the video, you can pick up your favorite colors of Aladine IZINK Ice HERE - and you can use the code IZINK15 to take 15% off the IZINK Ice in your shopping cart.

All of the artwork from the video is below - you can get the link HERE or watch from the email link below.

Here's how!
Textured Stenciling with IZINK Ice Technique Junkies
On the Road Again!

Meet us on the Road at our next show:

Hamburg NY - August 28 - 29

Westminster MD: September 10 - 12

Allentown PA: October 30 - 31

Stay Tuned! We may be adding more shows in the fall.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Tamashii Collage

 Our Asian-inspired Tamashii Dragonfly Collage is absolutely serene and beautiful. This stamp is part of the July 2021 new release and is 15% off until July 8th.

The background is lightly colored with Shimmering bliss in Vivid Volt and Mardi Gras Purple, and the tree and dragonfly were colored with Copic Markers. A Sakura White Gel Pen was use to highlight the tree and dragonfly.

Monday, July 5, 2021

Accept what is

 This is a good reminder to live in the present... This stamp is from the July 2021 new release and is 15% off as part of the new release discount until July 8th.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

New stamps and a discount - July 2021

 Today is release day at Technique Junkies and we have 15 new stamps this month - all at 15% off until July 8th! In addition, we have an "inspiration tour" from our designers showcasing the new stamps. Their links are at the bottom of this post.

Here are all the stamps in the release:

Ready for some artwork?

First I have this fun Sweet Birthday stamp. This was colored with Copic Markers, and is layered over an Embossed piece colored with Shimmering Bliss:

Next up, I have this colorful No-one is Watching piece:

Finally, I have this pretty Butterfly Flourish Collage stamp combined with one of the wonderful sentiments from the Lighthouse Sentiments Set of 6:

Here are the links for the designers participating in the inspiration tour:
Pat Huntoon
Have fun shopping!
Pat Huntoon

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

New stamps and a discount!

Today is release day at Technique Junkies, and we have 15 new stamps to dazzle you with! This month is all about the beach and ocean - and they are fun fun fun! I hope you love them as much as I do.

The new stamps are 15% off through June 8, so make sure you get yours before the discount expires. Simply add your selection to your shopping cart and they will be discounted automatically at check out.

We have a little inspiration tour for you too. Here are the links for the designers participating in the release celebration:

Ready for more art? (Note that the Design Team blog contains quite a bit of my work, too):

First, I layered the Beach is my Therapist stamp over the Sketched Beach Stamp on Kraft paper:

And I also have this Framed Seascape - Ocean Frame Sentiments Combo that I colored with Nuvo Glitter Markers.

And finally for today, I decided to make my Flag Across America with a Diversity spin:

Don't forget to add your favorites to your cart before the sale ends - and make sure to check out all the gorgeous artwork, too!
Pat Huntoon

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Floral Corners under the Mat!

 This is a mistake-proof card! With the floral corners stamped UNDER the mat, overlaps are forgiven. This uses the new Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink on both layers.

Simply stamp the corners on the bottom mat, avoiding overlapping along the edge, then add the top layer to cover up any messiness. Easy Peasy!

The stamp set is HERE. Pat

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Make someone smile today!


Make someone smile today! The Plant Smiles stamp was layered over the Crosshatch Scratches stamp to make this cute card from Technique Junkies.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

(Math) Geek is the New Sexy


My chalkboard-inspired Mathematics background is a perfect base for the Geek is the new Sexy focal image! Behind the focal image is a Shimmering Bliss-dipped panel to add some color.

Friday, May 14, 2021

TJ Inkspirations: Quick Kraft Floral Corners

Kraft Floral Corners
You have to try this!
I love the versatility of the Floral Frame Square corners -- they are gorgeous colored, not colored, as corners, and just as accents. Today I am highlighting a quick one-layer card that uses three of the stamps along with just three colored pencils with stunning effects.

Are you interested in seeing more ways to use these pretty corners? Check out the artwork below the video!

You can fin the stamp set of 5 HERE. PLUS - if you leave the words PAPER PLEASE in the comments at checkout, I will add 5 Kraft paper cards to your order (while supplies last) to help you start your krafty-corners card making adventures!.

Here's how!
Quick Kraft Floral Corners - Technique Junkies
More Ideas For You!

Mini Slimline Card

Reversed Corners

Square Card

Monochromatic Theme

A-2 Card

Under the Mat Stamping

Slimline Card

Distress Oxide Dip
Reverse Corner Border
On the Road Again!

Meet us on the Road at our next show:

Mesquite TX: June 12, 13

Syracuse NY: July 30, 31

Hamburg NY - August 28 - 29

Westminster MD: September 10 - 12

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Stars Can't Shine without darkness


What a great reminder that we can't get better unless we persevere through the hard times! Most of us have learned this less through Covid, and as we come out the other side, can appreciate it more! These 2 Technique Junkies Stamps: Hanging Stars and Stars Can't Shine were both stamped with Silver Delicata Ink.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Music of Reason


Perfect for any Math person (I am speaking to you, engineers and teachers!) our Mathematics stamp is a natural match with the Music of Reason sentiment. 

I decided to make my background look like a chalkboard by stamping it with white on black card stock. Mathematics rock!

Pat Huntoon

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Long Stemmed Rose for Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! Although flowers are beautiful for Mother's Day, Paper Roses last forever! The Technique Junkies Long Stemmed Rose stamp was combined with the You are the World Set to make this Copic-colored card.
Check out the inside, too!
Pat Huntoon

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Plant Smiles Delicate Flower

 Such a sweet sentiment! This was layered over an ink blended stencil from A Coloful Life Designs called Delicate Flower. A nice reminder to make people happy! The Plant smiles stamp is part of the new stamp release at Technique Junkies and is 15% off through May 8th.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Floral Frame Square with colored flowers


The Floral Frame Square Sentiment Set of 5 is one of my personal favorites from the May Release. It is so versatile and can be used with colored flowers (as I did above), or with a monochromatic feel (many of the TJ designers did this - it is so pretty!).

This stamp set is part of the May New Stamp Release and is 15% off through May 8th.

Pat Huntoon

Saturday, May 1, 2021

May 2021 New Stamp Release!

Today is release day at Technique Junkies, and we have 15 new stamps for you this month! As usual, our new releases are 15% off through May 8th. Simply add them to your cart and they will be automatically discounted at checkout.

The Technique Junkies Design Team is celebrating with artwork, too. Links to their blogs and videos are below. You won't want to miss what they do!

Here is a peek of the artwork in this release - along with the link to the Gotta Have It All bundle, if you love the whole thing:

Ready to see some artwork?

First, I have the Amsterdam Reflection stamp:

The Birthdays are like Golf is perfect for all the golfers in your life:

I love this Secret Garden Background stamp combined with the Floral Frame Square Sentiments:

And the Crosshatch Scratches make a great background for the Plant Smiles sentiment:

 All of the Technique Junkies Designers have great artwork to show you this month! Here are the links to the designers participating in this month's celebration:

And we have some videos today, too!
I hope you enjoy this release! Make sure to shop before May8th to get your favorites at 15% off!
Pat Huntoon