Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Perfect Pearls Retro Ornaments - Technique Junkies

  Hello! Tracy Shultz, The Hopeful Crafter here with a post for you. Last week a  brand new Technique Junkies release dropped and these fresh new stamps are perfect for creating holiday cards!  Today, I have four cards using Perfect Pearls and Embossing powders to create some classical holiday looks.

The new release stamps are on sale for 15% off through Oct. 8. 
Use my code for 10% off all non-sale items: TJ10Tracy 
List of Technique Junkies products I used: 
Retro Ornaments Background (S932): https://techniquejunkies.com/retro-ornaments/ Gifts of Christmas Set of 5 (SS081): https://techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/ Light of Faith Set of 4 (SS142): https://techniquejunkies.com/light-of-faith-set-of-4/

I created a how to video for these cards: https://youtu.be/MYFmQek3bis



To create my gold Perfect Pearls background I followed these steps: 
1. I stamped the Retro Ornaments stamp onto black cardstock using Versamark Ink 
2. I used Perfect Pearls from the Ranger Metallic Perfect Pearls kit to dust over the stamped Versamark panel.
3. I sprayed a light layer of water on the Perfect Pearls panel. This seals the Perfect Pearls. 
4. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Light of Faith Stamp Set of 4 on gold card stock and  used a stitched rectangle die to cut out both the sentiment and the Perfect Pearls Card Panel.
5. I used foam tape to pop up the sentiment panel and adhered everything to an A2 card panel. 

Here are some photos of the other cards that I made. All of these are explained in my video: https://youtu.be/MYFmQek3bis                    







 Here is a picture of all the new Technique Junkies Stamps
List of Products: 
Retro Ornaments Background (S932): https://techniquejunkies.com/retro-ornaments/ Gifts of Christmas Set of 5 (SS081): https://techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/ Light of Faith Set of 4 (SS142): https://techniquejunkies.com/light-of-faith-set-of-4/


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Friday, October 1, 2021

Technique Junkies October New Release

 

Technique Junkies October 2021 Release
There is a brand new release at Technique Junkies.

techniquejunkies.com/october-2021-stamp-release/

These awesome stamps are so much fun! 
The link above will take you to the entire new release. 
They are on sale Oct 1-8, 2021 at 15% off. 
Use my discount code TJ10Tracy for 10% off everything else. 

techniquejunkies.com/october-2021-gotta-have-it-all/

There is also a discount if you "Gotta Have it All" and want to purchase the full collection. The link above will take you to the Gotta Have It all discounted bundle. 

Now for my card:

I used the Bird and Poinsettia Boarder Stamp to create this holiday card. 
The sentiment is from the Light of Faith Stamp Set. 

I created a how to video for this card:

I created this card by stamping with markers. I used inexpensive Dual Art Markers from Amazon. I used the packaging photo as my guide and colored each section of this beautiful stamp. The sentiment I stamped and heat embossed using VersaFine Claire Ink in the color Acorn. I used my postage stamp die to die cut the panel and adhered it to a maroon A2 card base.

 Technique Junkies: https://www.techniquejunkies.com

All of the new release stamps are 15% Off through October 8th. My 10% coupon: TJ10Tracy will take 10% off anything else ordered. You Tube: Tracy Shultz Blog: www.thehopefulcrafter.com Instagram: @Shultz551 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/shultz551/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehopefulcrafter.com Email: thehopefulcrafter@gmail.com

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Two Witch Cards using products from Technique Junkies and A Colorful Life Designs

Hello!  Today I have two fun Halloween Cards featuring Technique Junkies Stamps: Hang Your Broom (#SD1123) and Witch in all of Us (#SD1136) and Drippy Moons Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. 

You can find these stamps at www.techniquejunkies.com
Don't forget to use my code: TJ10Tracy to save 10% off your order

You can find the awesome Drippy Moon Stencil at A Colorful Life Designs
Don't forget to use my code: TracyFan10 to save 10% off your order

Hang Your Broom (#SD1123)

I created a video and posted it on my YouTube Channel demonstrating how to make these cards:  

To create these cards, I used Pixie Spray to spray the back of the stencil. This is a low tack adhesive, available at Technique Junkies, gently holds stencils in place but won't tear paper. I used Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink to ink blend the Drippy Moon Stencil. Then, I stamped the Sentiments on white cardstock and trimmed them with my deckle trimmer. I had some dies in my stash that I used to accent the stamped panels. I used some ink to ink blend the edges of the stamped panels. I used foam tape to adhere the panels to the stenciled card base, then adhered the finished card panel to a black A2 card base.  

Thank you for visiting - Have a Hopeful Day!

 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Technique Junkies - Zombies and Bloody Halloween

 Hello! Do you love the popular Zombie TV show? I sure do! I was super excited to see this new stamp from Technique Junkies called Zombies from the September 2021 New Release. I paired it with the Bloody Halloween sentiment, also from the September 2021 new release.

Today is the final day to get the new September stamps on sale for 15% off.  Here is a link to the September stamps: https://techniquejunkies.com/september-2021-new-stamp-release/

There is also a discounted bundle if you've got to have all the new release stamps:  stamps: https://techniquejunkies.com/september-2021-gotta-have-it-all/

I created a video of how I made my card:

To create my card, I followed these steps:

1. Using Masking paper, I cut a circle out and placed the masking paper (not the circle itself but the paper around the circle) down on an A2 Card Panel (Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover paper, size 5.5" x 4.25")

2. Using Catherine Pooler ink in Black Jack and a foam domed blender tool, I lightly ink blended the circle to create a moon. I removed the masking paper. 

3. Next, I used the new Simple Ground Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs to create the ground that the mummies are standing on. I used Catherine Pool Black Jack ink to ink blend the ground. 

4. I stamped the Zombie stamp with Catherine Pooler Midnight Archival Ink.

5. I used Pan Pastels and the Cloud Edger Stencil to create a spooky sky in purple and grey. 

6. I stamped the Bloody Halloween sentiment with Catherine Pooler Midnight Archival Ink then fussy cut the sentiment. I used foam tape to pop the sentiment up on the card panel. 

7. I used a foam domed blending tool to ink blend the edges of the panel and then adhered it to an A2 card base. 

Check out all the Technique Junkies products at www.techniquejunkies.com and don't forget you can save 10% off your order (except new releases when they are already discounted 15% during the 1st and the 8th of each month) by using my coupon code: TJ10Tracy

Thanks for checking out the blog today!  Have a hopeful day!


Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Technique Junkies New Release September 2021

Hello. Today I am participating in the Technique Junkies new release blog hop. All the stamps in the new release at 15% off until September 8.  Use my code for 10% off everything else TJ10Tracy
 For my two cards, I used ink blending and emboss resist ink blending.  I created a video on my YouTube Channel demonstrating these techniques:

For my first card, I used the Pile of  Leaves Stamp (#S941) techniquejunkies.com/pile-of-leaves/

To create this card, I ink blended several different colors of ink onto a piece of 4.25" x 5" white Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover paper (100 lbs.). Then I stamped the Pile of Leaves stamp in Versamark Ink and heat embossed the stamped image with Nuvo gold glitter embossing powder. I used an Autumn Sentiment Die from my stash and adhered the panel to a gold card base. 


For my second card, I used the Halloween Doodles techniquejunkies.com/halloween-doodles/ Stamp.

To create this card, I embossed the stamp with black embossing powder, then ink blended with orange and yellow ink. I used black ink to distress the edges. I die cut the the sentiment Halloween from a die in my stash and adhered to a black A2 top folding card base. 

This is a complete look at all the new stamps that are available at: techniquejunkies.com/september-2021-new-stamp-release/

These stamps are available at a discount bundle:  techniquejunkies.com/september-2021-gotta-have-it-all/


Make sure you check out these design team members, who are also part of hop, for more inspiration:

TJ Blog: https://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/2021/09/september-2021-new-stamp-release.html
Erin: https://sandpaperroad.com/2021/09/01/project-inspiration-technique-junkies-september-2021-new-stamp-release/
Holly: https://glitterstampsandink.blogspot.com/2021/09/technique-junkies-stamp-release.html
Patti: https://cherisheachpreciousday.blogspot.com/2021/09/ghosties-night.html
Beth:‎https://www.sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/blog/63938/technique-junkie…e-sale-and-video/
Judy: https://judysstampart.blogspot.com/2021/09/spectacular-september-new-stamps-on-sale.html
Pat: https://patstamps.blogspot.com/2021/09/september-2021-tj-stamp-release.html

The following is a list of each individual stamp in the release:


All the stamps in the new release at 15% off until September 8.  Use my code for 10% off everything else TJ10Tracy

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A Colorful Life Designs New Release

 Hello. I am excited today to be sharing some cards that I created from the A Color Life Designs Stencils New Release. 
Click here to see all the new stencils from A Colorful Life Designs https://shrsl.com/354ji
Don't forget you can save 10% off using my coupon code at checkout: TracyFan10
I have several cards that I made using the Rain Stencil and the Umbrellas Stencil. I created a video on my YouTube channel:









The Sentiments are from a new Technique Junkies Stamp called Rain Sentiments, Set of 6. You can purchase the set here:  techniquejunkies.com/rain-sentiments-set-of-6/ (available 9/1/2021). The Rain Sentiment stamp, as well as all the September 2021 New Release Stamps, are 15% at Technique Junkies until Sept. 8. You can use my coupon code to receive 10% off all other items: TJ10Tracy


Thanks for visiting my blog today!

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Email: thehopefulcrafter@gmail.com

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Blog: www.thehopefulcrafter.com

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