Thursday, February 28, 2008

Technique Junkies - too delish!!!

Ah i am LOVING my Technique Junkies issues. Need to get more back issues :P here are a few cards i made using the ideas in the newsletter:

This background is called Cuttlebug Smoosh and I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Dried Marigold, Antique Linen, and Milled Lavendar. I stamped the main image in Antique Linen and then used Distress Embossing powder in Antique Linen, Milled Lavendar, Shabby Shutters and Dried Marigold. Inked the edges and used my foam blending tool to add some of the same ink colors to enhance the satmp - sentiment is Studio G of course!

Next background is Reinker Splash altho i did not use the glossy paper and think it would come out a bit differently so i will try that next time. Again used the distress inks - Peeled piant and Antique Linen. Stamp is also distress embossing powders - antique linen, dusty concord, worn lipstick and peeled paint. sentiment is studio g again but the FIRST one i used - i stamped it and then realized it is mis-spelled!!! yup! litte instead of little ah well they are only a buck!! (used my new eyelets and crop a dile - can you tell i need some practice with that thing???ugh! good thing this card is for my mom!)

this last background is spanish gold using acrylic paint. stamped image is colored using gamsol and prisma pencils. now to get the colors right for "spanish silver".....

i have gotten lots of new supplies in so stay tuned for more new things :)

i am going to try and start using some of this stuff on scrapbook LO as I have enough cards - found a GREAT site - check out the blinkie on the right - Got Sketch. AND BTW - if anyone knows how to make these little things that link to a website PLEASE help me as i want one or want to make myself one.....


  1. I saw your cards on the Technique Junkies list. They're gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful!

  2. These are gorgeous. Thank you for explaining how you did the coloring.

  3. These cards are just gorgeous! I just love TJ newsletters! If you are interested in back newsletters search the TJ site or just email Pat; at one time there was a special and for about $32 (I think) you received access to all back newsletters on the website.

    To answer your question about making the cuttlebug embossing stand out, I used StazOn on the acetate. StazOn will dry on acetate. Have fun and post your creations, I want to see them!