Project Inspiration | Technique Junkies November 2021 New Stamp Release

Today I am sharing a look at several projects created with the new November 2021 New Release Stamp Collection from Technique Junkies!

I love the overall “mood” of this group of new stamps; together they invoke cozy feelings and encourage stay-inside crafty retreats. ALL of these stamps are fun to play with and inspire lots of creativity!

For an ADDED bonus, ALL the new release stamps are ON SALE for 15% off the regular price until November 8, 2021! No coupon needed!

Here are a few projects I created in honor of “new release day”, but there will be more inspirational projects and videos throughout this month! 

I was SO inspired by the “Piano Key Border” stamp, I turned on the camera and let it run while I created this card… check out my process video – the whole project only took a few minutes to create, and it’s easy enough for the beginner!

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“HOP” along through the other Design Team members’ blogs and check out their crafty creations, as well! 

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Commit to Christmas | Card Ideas Episode 4 | Stamping Color Variety

Christmas preparation is year-round for a cardmaker, so here are even MORE ideas for your holiday projects!

Stamp a background on solid color cardstock using the same colored ink as the cardstock. Die cut, and embellish with a simple sentiment, a few more solid-colored die cuts and a little bling.

ALL STAMPS USED IN THIS POST ARE FROM TECHNIQUE JUNKIES! SAVE 10% EVERY DAY AT TECHNIQUEJUNKIES.COM WITH COUPON CODE TJ10ERIN

Step outside the box with unique color combinations!

Here’s another look at the exact same technique using different colors. Remember, same background stamp ink as the solid colored cardstock. It creates a nice look that isn’t washed out or busy.

Another variation of the same technique. Use vibrant colors to perk up your Christmas card giving this year!

Need help with color combinations? Check out my earlier blog post with lots of tips and tricks for winning color combos (plus there’s a FREE PRINTABLE COLOR GUIDE!):

Check out my SHORT VIDEO and see how easy it is to create these Christmas cards!

Check out the entire “Commit to Christmas” Video Playlist on the Sandpaper Road YouTube Channel! START HERE:

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SUPPLY LIST:
STAMPS by Technique Junkies
Mid-Century Sparkle Retro Background
Retro Ornaments Background
Dotted Merry Christmas
Bah Humbug

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DIES by Creek Bank Creations
Shape Die (“Label Rectangle Stitched Die Set”)
Stitched Circle Die Set

Creating Fall Leaves with Distress Oxide Ink

Fall is here! So today I’m sharing an easy technique for creating beautiful autumn leaves with your Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks. I’m using this fantastic stamp set from Technique Junkies, which is a nice corner stamp and comes complete with two sentiments.

First, stamp the corner image with Archival ink.

Next, choose the ink colors for the leaves.

Smoosh some ink onto a craft mat or other slick surface. Use Nuvo Aqua Flow Water Brush Pens (or other water pens) to “paint” the color onto the leaves. For best results, start with the lightest ink color first, and only color small parts of each leaf.

Continue this technique, adding increasingly darker inks as you go.

Use a combination of Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks (or whatever inks you have on hand). I really like the look of the Distress Ink/Oxide Ink combination for this technique.

Fussy cut the stamped image after you finish coloring.

Use a craft knife to cut out teeny-tiny details INSIDE the leaf corner.

Find bold patterned paper that contrasts the ink colors in the leaves.

If you look at the leaf colors as a whole, they have a muted orange-y-green-y feel (overall). To make this “pop”, I wanted a bold patterned paper in a true blue or a navy blue. Don’t limit yourself to looking through only your “fall” papers; I found the PERFECT sheet of paper in the “Age of Technology” paper collection by Craft O’Clock (a relatively “masculine” paper set).

Next, stamp and emboss the sentiment.

Cut an A2-sized card panel from the “Age of Technology” paper. Die cut a hole in the center of the panel. Then use the same dies to cut a frame from a coordinating paper from the same collection. I am using the “Label Rectangle Stitched” Die Set from Creek Bank Creations.

Use Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive or other liquid glue to adhere the frame and the leaf corners to the card panel.

Adhere the completed card panel with the leaf frame on top of the embossed sentiment.

Before adhering the card panel to the card base itself, you could opt to drag a little acrylic paint around the edges of the card base. I really like this look, a lot. To me, it really “finishes” the card.

That’s it!


Ranger Ink – Dina Wakley Media – Heavy Body Acrylic Paint – White

from: Scrapbook.com

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