Sunday, April 26, 2020

Get Well Bouquet in Blue

This week we are focusing on get well cards for the WWDB (What We Do Best) challenge over on the Technique Junkies Facebook group.  I stamped the beautiful new Milk Bottle Bouquet stamp with blue ink and then brushed the same blue ink all over the edges with an ink blending brush.  The sentiment is from the Floral Framed Sentiments set, and I stamped it with the same blue ink.  For my envelope, I inked up the bouquet with the blue ink, but I stamped it off on scratch paper first before pressing it down on my envelope.  

Come join us in the WWDB challenges!  You could win $50 just for playing along!

Monday, April 13, 2020

Colorful Batik Butterfly Collage

Good morning!  I'm here to share this colorful batik butterfly collage card with y'all today.  This Butterfly Collage with Text is from the new April release over at Technique Junkies, and it's a gorgeous background stamp.  After I stamped it with black ink, I placed the Primitive Batik stencil over it and used the ink blending brushes to apply green, blue, and pink ink all over.  You can see where some of the colors blended together to make a fun pop of turquoise or a purple hue.

This was a fun and easy card to create.  What colors would you use with this Butterfly Collage with Text stamp and the Primitive Batik stencil??  

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Technique Junkies April 2020 release blog hop

Welcome to the April 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 April 2020 New Release stamps are 15% off through April 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.

How about an additional 10% off at Technique Junkies?

That’s 25% off the new April 2020 release!

Use code TJ10Holly

For my first card today, I stamped the beautiful new Milk Bottle Bouquet with Versamark, covered it with white embossing powder, and heated it with a heat tool.  Since we are coming up on Mother's Day in May, I thought it would be perfect to add the Happy Mother's Day sentiment to this card.

This next card was an experiment and I loved it so much, I am going to set aside some time to make a dozen more.  First, I stamped the fabulous new Butterfly Collage with Text using some permanent black ink onto white cardstock.  Next, I pulled out my much neglected Distress Stains (remember those??) and picked three coordinating colors.  Here, I used Tumbled Glass, Milled Lavender, and Dusty Concord.  A word of warning - the Dusty Concord is no longer purple.  It actually changed color in the years that it was sitting in a dark cool place, and it is now a deep denim blue-ish color.  But the three colors looked great together, and after I added sequins and the purple organdy ribbon, it all came together beautifully.

My last card for today features two new stamps - Lotus Corner and Anything is Possible.  I stamped the Lotus Corner with black Memento ink and colored it with Copic markers.  The sentiment is stamped with the same black ink.  To give this card a feeling of the flowers sitting on water, I placed the Primitive Batik stencil over the flowers and lightly brushed some blue ink through the stencil.

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

Don't forget, you can save an extra 10% on the April  2020 release stamps by using my code - TJ10Holly.  Which new stamps are on your wish list??