Friday, April 22, 2022

In the Meadow - Technique Junkies

 Hello. I posted four cards using the new In The Meadow stamp from Technique Junkies during the month of April. Here's a round up of those cards, including the one that I posted today on Social Media. A friend of mine gifted me with several bottles of Nuvo Shimmer Powder and I created a yellow and pink background that reminds me of a sunset. Check out all the great stamps at Technique Junkies here: https://techniquejunkies.com/ Use my code: TJ10Tracy to save 10%


If you are like me, and you just must have the full set, there is a special price for the 
"Gotta Have it All" Bundle:
Don't forget to use my code: TJ10Tracy to save 10% off your order:

Coupon Code cannot be used with "Gotta Have it All Bundles"

I hope you enjoyed my cards - have a hopeful day!
https://techniquejunkies.com/ 
VersaFine Clair Ink: https://shrsl.com/38ybd

Catherine Pooler Inks @ Technique Junkies: https://techniquejunkies.com/catherine-pooler-ink/

Best Craft Tape Ever: https://shrsl.com/3guvi

Wendy Vecchi Make Art - Stay-tion: https://shrsl.com/38owp Paper Rose - Dies - Stitched Rectangles - 4.25 x 5.5: https://shrsl.com/3c836
Accent Opaque White 8.5” x 11” Cardstock Paper, 100lb: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XMXQTRX?ref=exp_nancystamps_dp_vv_d&th=1
Altenew - Cutting Mat (SBC): https://shrsl.com/38ox0 Altenew-Cutting Mat (AN): https://shrsl.com/38oxu Filmora (Video Editing Software): https://shrsl.com/2yrp6 Canva Designs for Social Media Posts: https://www.canva.com/join/wonderful-cheer-press Foiling Snobs Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/foilingsnobsclub Donations to this channel: PayPal:https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/tracyshultz1
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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Blooming Wildflowers - Technique Junkies

Hello!  Tracy Shultz, the Hopeful Crafter, here with a bright and beautiful card today! I paired the gorgeous new stamp Blooming Wildflowers with a beautiful scripty sentiment from the previously released In Full Bloom Sentiments, Set of 6 available at: https://techniquejunkies.com/  Save 10% off your order with my coupon code: TJ10Tracy



To start, I heat embossed the beautiful Blooming Wildflowers background stamp with black embossing powder. I also heat embossed the "Life Life in full Bloom" sentiment with black embossing powder. I then used Catherine Pooler inks to ink blend the embossed panels. Technique Junkies has a large selection of Catherine Pooler inks: https://techniquejunkies.com/catherine-pooler-ink/?sort=featured&page=2  I used the following colors (from top to bottom): Chiffon, Catching Rays and Pucker Up.  You can also use: Limoncello, Tiki Torch and Rouge to get a similar effect (yellow, orange and pink inks). Next I used my favorite stitched rectangle dies to die cut the ink blended background and the ink blended sentiment. I adhered the background panel to a black A2 card base. I used a stitched rectangle die again to create a black mat and placed that behind the sentiment. I adhered the sentiment and the mat to the background and the card is ready to go out in the mail! In case you missed the new release (April 2022), here is a photo:

If you are like me, and you just must have the full set, there is a special price for the 
"Gotta Have it All" Bundle:
Don't forget to use my code: TJ10Tracy to save 10% off your order:

Coupon Code cannot be used with "Gotta Have it All Bundles"

I hope you enjoyed my card - have a hopeful day!
https://techniquejunkies.com/ 
VersaFine Clair Ink: https://shrsl.com/38ybd

Blooming Wildfire: https://techniquejunkies.com/blooming-wildflowers/

In Full Bloom Setiments: https://techniquejunkies.com/in-full-bloom-sentiments/

Catherine Pooler Inks @ Technique Junkies: https://techniquejunkies.com/catherine-pooler-ink/

Best Craft Tape Ever: https://shrsl.com/3guvi

Wendy Vecchi Make Art - Stay-tion: https://shrsl.com/38owp Paper Rose - Dies - Stitched Rectangles - 4.25 x 5.5: https://shrsl.com/3c836
Accent Opaque White 8.5” x 11” Cardstock Paper, 100lb: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XMXQTRX?ref=exp_nancystamps_dp_vv_d&th=1
Altenew - Cutting Mat (SBC): https://shrsl.com/38ox0 Altenew-Cutting Mat (AN): https://shrsl.com/38oxu Filmora (Video Editing Software): https://shrsl.com/2yrp6 Canva Designs for Social Media Posts: https://www.canva.com/join/wonderful-cheer-press Foiling Snobs Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/foilingsnobsclub Donations to this channel: PayPal:https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/tracyshultz1
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Friday, April 15, 2022

A Colorful Life Designs Graduation Card

I created this card using the Graduate Row and the Scribble Sphere Stencils from A Colorful Life Designs. I also used sentiments from the "Congrats Grad" stamp set by A. Jillian Vance Designs.

The stencils are part of the new release from A Colorful Life Designs: https://shrsl.com/3gvo3


To create my card, I first used Catherine Pooler Inks (Pucker Up, Catching Rays, Chiffon, Lime Rickey and Cummerbund) to blend the Graduate Row stencil. Using the complimentary mask that comes with the stencil, I covered the graduates in a row to protect them from my next step. I used a foam domed blender tool to ink blend with Catherine Pooler Ink (Serenade) over the Scribble Sphere stencil.

Screen shot of the Graduate Row Stencil:

Screen shot of the Scribble Sphere Stencil:

My card features two sentiment from the "Congrats Grad" stamp set from A Jillian Vance Designs: https://shrsl.com/3gvmg


I finished my card by die cutting the panel with the Big and Little Chain Reaction Die by Gina Marie Designs  I then adhered all the layers to an A2 card base created using black card stock. 

Some of the supplies that I used:
The Graduate Row and Scribble Sphere stencils from A Colorful Life Designs: https://shrsl.com/3gvo3
Congrats Grad stamp set from A Jillian Vance Designs: https://shrsl.com/3gvmg
Catherine Pooler Designs Ink: https://shop.catherinepooler.com/?aff=111
Wendy Vecchi Make Art - Stay-tion: https://shrsl.com/38owp Paper Rose - Dies - Stitched Rectangles - 4.25 x 5.5: https://shrsl.com/3c836
Accent Opaque White 8.5” x 11” Cardstock Paper, 100lb: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XMXQTRX?ref=exp_nancystamps_dp_vv_d&th=1
Altenew - Cutting Mat (SBC): https://shrsl.com/38ox0
Altenew-Cutting Mat (AN): https://shrsl.com/38oxu
Foam Domed Blending Tools:
Ink Blending Tool and (2) 10-Pack of Replacement Domed Applicators: https://shrsl.com/38owt
Ink Blending Tool and (1) 10-Pack of Replacement Domed Applicators: https://shrsl.com/38owv
Filmora (Video Editing Software): https://shrsl.com/2yrp6 Canva Designs for Social Media Posts: https://www.canva.com/join/wonderful-cheer-press

Donations to this channel: PayPal:https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/tracyshultz1
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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Boho Dots Background and How to Alter Sentiments/Masking Technique

 Hello!  Today I am sharing a card that I made with three different stamps from Technique Junkies. I used the brand new "Boho Dots Background" and the previously released "By Us"  and "Drunk and Disorderly."

 You can find them here: https://techniquejunkies.com/   Don't forget to use my code to save 10% off your entire order: TJ10Tracy

I started by stamping the Boho Dots background with Pucker Up Ink from Catherine Pooler. Technique Junkies does sell Catherine Pooler Inks here: https://techniquejunkies.com/catherine-pooler-ink/
Here's a screen shot of the Boho Dots Background stamp:
I used the "By Us" image, but not the sentiment. The image features two gal pals having a good laugh!  Here is a screen shot of the stamp:

Notice, the above sentiment is not the sentiment that I used on my card. Instead, I used my favorite washi tape, Spellbinder's Best Ever Craft Tape: https://shrsl.com/3guvi which adhered very well to the red rubber stamp. I covered the "No one will ever be as enterained BY US as us!" sentiment with the tape. I then used Versafine Clair nocturne ink to ink the image in the normal fashion. The next step is very important: I removed the tape before impressing the stamp onto my paper.  That is because the ink transfers to the tape and if I were to ink it with the tape still stuck on the stamp, I would get a blob of black ink where the sentient is (ask me how I know...lol).   




Next, I stamped the "Drunk and Disorderly" alternative sentiment under the image of the gal pals. I then trimmed the stamped images with a square die and create a mat layering behind it using fuchsia cardstock.   I used the Big and Little Chain Reaction Die by Gina Marie Designs to die cut the Boho Dots Background image. I then adhered all the layers to an A2 card base created using fuchsia card stock. 

Here's a picture of all the new release stamps from Technique Junkies:
In case you are like me and you want it all, there is the "Gotta Have it All" bundle:



Technique Junkies  10% off code:  TJ10Tracy:  https://www.techniquejunkies.com

Best Craft Tape Ever: https://shrsl.com/3guvi
Catherine Pooler Inks @ Technique Junkies: https://techniquejunkies.com/catherine-pooler-ink/
VersaFine Clair Ink: https://shrsl.com/38ybd
Wendy Vecchi Make Art - Stay-tion: https://shrsl.com/38owp Paper Rose - Dies - Stitched Rectangles - 4.25 x 5.5: https://shrsl.com/3c836
Accent Opaque White 8.5” x 11” Cardstock Paper, 100lb: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XMXQTRX?ref=exp_nancystamps_dp_vv_d&th=1
Altenew - Cutting Mat (SBC): https://shrsl.com/38ox0 Altenew-Cutting Mat (AN): https://shrsl.com/38oxu Filmora (Video Editing Software): https://shrsl.com/2yrp6 Canva Designs for Social Media Posts: https://www.canva.com/join/wonderful-cheer-press Foiling Snobs Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/foilingsnobsclub Donations to this channel: PayPal:https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/tracyshultz1 --MY SOCIAL MEDIA-- You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TracyShultz 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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Monday, April 11, 2022

Life is what Happens Between Coffee and Wine - Technique Junkies

Hello!  Today I have a fun card featuring two Technique Junkies Stamps: the brand new "Between Coffee and Wine" and the previously released background stamp "Coffee Stains."  You can find both of them here: https://techniquejunkies.com/   Don't forget to use my code to save 10% off your entire order: TJ10Tracy

I started by stamping both the background stamp and the sentiment onto a piece of off white paper (looks like linen paper). I used Altenew Mocha Ink for the Coffee Stains background stamp, and Versafine Clair Pinecone ink for the sentiment. I used gold foil behind the sentiment, creating a mat, and copper foil behind the Coffee Stains stamp. I used a layering stitched rectangle die to cut out the background, sentiment and the mat layers.  I like the use of two different metallic colors for the mat layers. Finally, using burgundy card stock, I cut out the Hero Arts die set called Gal Pal Brunch. 

Here's a picture of all the new release stamps:
In case you are like me and you want it all, there is the "Gotta Have it All" bundle:



Technique Junkies  10% off code:  TJ10Tracy:  https://www.techniquejunkies.com

Altenew Ink:
https://shrsl.com/2pq1l
VersaFine Clair Ink: https://shrsl.com/38ybd
Wendy Vecchi Make Art - Stay-tion: https://shrsl.com/38owp Paper Rose - Dies - Stitched Rectangles - 4.25 x 5.5: https://shrsl.com/3c836
Accent Opaque White 8.5” x 11” Cardstock Paper, 100lb: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XMXQTRX?ref=exp_nancystamps_dp_vv_d&th=1
Altenew - Cutting Mat (SBC): https://shrsl.com/38ox0 Altenew-Cutting Mat (AN): https://shrsl.com/38oxu Filmora (Video Editing Software): https://shrsl.com/2yrp6 Canva Designs for Social Media Posts: https://www.canva.com/join/wonderful-cheer-press Foiling Snobs Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/foilingsnobsclub Donations to this channel: PayPal:https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/tracyshultz1 --MY SOCIAL MEDIA-- You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TracyShultz Blog: www.thehopefulcrafter.com Instagram: @Shultz551 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/shultz551/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehopefulcrafter.com Email: thehopefulcrafter@gmail.com


Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Wisteria Background - Dream, Hope, Wish, Wonder

Hello! Tracy Shultz, The Hopeful Crafter, here to share a card created with the new Wisteria Background Stamp. I also used The Dream, Hope, Wish, Wonder (set of 4) Stamp Set. All new stamps are 15% off through April 8.  Save 10% on everything else with my code: TJ10Tracy

I created my card using Catherine Pooler inks as watercolors. I die cut the panel with a loopy edge rectangle die. I also cut the background mat layer (using pattern paper) with the same die. I stamped the Hope, Wish, Dream and Wonder sentiments using Drive In Ink (Purple) by Catherine Pooler. Technique Junkies now carries Catherine Pooler Inks.

This is a photo of the entire new release.  
In case you are like me and you want it all, there is the "Gotta Have it All" bundle:
                                                                                     

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Friday, April 1, 2022

Technique Junkies April New Release

Hello! It's New Release Day at Technique Junkies. All new release stamps are on sale for 15% off until April 8. Use my code: TJ10Tracy to save 10%  on everything else.

Check out my YouTube Channel where I have a new video featuring the new release:  https://youtu.be/QMyamuB6J-4
 

If you are like me and you want all of the stamps, there is a "Gotta Have It All" bundle that is available to purchase at a discounted price:
My card features the Born to Garden stamp from the new release, and the Secret Garden stamp from a previous release. I used Catherine Pooler Inks (Martini for the Born to Garden stamp and Grass Skirt for the background Secret Garden stamp)

Please check out the Technique Junkie Design Team members here:
TJ Blog:https://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/2022/04/april-2022-stamp-release.html

Tracy F:https://nohippiesinalabama.blogspot.com/2022/04/april-2022-technique-junkies-release.html
Pam: https://4mustangcreations.blogspot.com/2022/04/april-release-at-technique-junkies.html
Holly: https://glitterstampsandink.blogspot.com/2022/04/technique-junkies-april-2022-stamp.html
Patti: https://cherisheachpreciousday.blogspot.com/2022/04/of-course-size-matters.html
Judy: https://judysstampart.blogspot.com/2022/04/awesome-new-stamps-for-april.html
Pat: https://patstamps.blogspot.com/2022/04/technique-junkies-april-stamp-release.html


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