Sunday, January 19, 2020

Dare to Begin a new Book

There's just something about starting a new book that feels like a dare, right?  These two stamps from Technique Junkies were meant to go together.   I stamped the new Stack of Books onto some watercolor paper with Versafine Clair Pinecone ink.  I then stamped the beautiful sentiment from the new Modern Encouragements set with the same brown ink and let the ink dry completely.  The background was watercolored with a pale gold ochre paint and it looks like old weathered parchment paper (love that!).  Then I used various colors of paint to watercolor all the books.  I deliberately faded the colors so the books look old and worn.

Have you gone shopping at Technique Junkies yet?  Feel free to use my code, TJ10Holly, to save money on your stamps when you check out.  Enjoy your week!

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Diet Wagon

Good morning!  I'm sharing this fun card using the new Diet Wagon stamp from the January 2020 release at Technique Junkies.  Don't we all make that New Year's resolution to stick to a certain diet and then by day 2, we're over it??  LOL  

I decided to give this diet wagon the ol' heave ho with a burned edges look.  The fire and the wagon were quickly watercolored and I sponged some Antique Linen distress ink all over the piece.  On the edges, I dragged Walnut Stain distress ink and then streaked it here and there.  After I distressed the edges with a distress tool, I adhered this to a dark brown card base.

All of the new January 2020 release stamps are 15% off through January 8.  You can use my code, TJ10Holly, for an additional 10% off for a total of 25% off the new release stamps.  Have fun!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

January 2020 Technique Junkies release

Welcome to the January 2020 Technique Junkies blog hop! This release is filled with a wonderful variety of stamps, and we can't wait to show you what we created with them. 

All of the January 2020 New Release stamps are 15% off through January 8th.

We can all use a little bargain, right?
No codes needed, just put them in your shopping cart and the discount will be applied at checkout.

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That’s 25% off the new January 2020 release!
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For my first card today, I used the new Stack of Books stamp along with a sentiment from the new Modern Encouragements set.  I watercolored the books and the background to look like old parchment paper.  As a long time reader, I can say these books are going to see a lot of use over the coming months. 

My next card is the most colorful one.  I used the beautiful new You Are Extraordinary stamp and a lot of rhinestones on this multicolored background.  The background is composed of leftover strips that were trimmed off when I used those backgrounds on cards.  This was a fun technique I learned at retreat where we sprinkled Infusions watercolor powders onto watercolor paper, spritzed them with water, placed a stencil on top, and left it alone until it dried.

For my last card today, I stamped the silhouette lady from Butterfly Dreams (the trail of butterflies that is part of the stamp was masked off so it didn't stamp with the silhouette) and then I stamped the new Who and What She Wants sentiment on the left of the lady.  It's fun to combine old and new stamps like this.  I sponged some blue and purple inks for a soft ethereal background and then I flicked water over it.  Some blue, purple, and clear sequins finish off this feminine card.

Want to see more gorgeous artwork from the Technique Junkies team?  Here is the blog hop lineup:

Pat Huntoon

Remember, you can save an extra 10% on the January 2020 release stamps by using my code - TJ10Holly.  Which new stamps are on your wish list??