Tutorial | Sweet Birthday Card | Sandpaper Road

For a tasty summer birthday treat, I’m sharing a quick photo-tutorial for two new cards! Both card varieties feature the “Sweet Birthday” stamp from Technique Junkies, part of the July 2021 New Release. 

The most important thing about this technique is to use a stamping platform and DO NOT MOVE THE STAMP until the whole card is complete. 

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First, I used StazOn Ink to stamp the image on a scrap piece of vinyl. The vinyl I am using is the kind you would use for projects with your electric cutting machine. I had a lot of scraps leftover after cutting out vinyl letters, so I often use the scraps as masks.

After I stamped the image on the vinyl, I cut out the word “Sweet”.

Then, I used Archival Ink to stamp the image again on white cardstock. After the ink was dry, I laid the vinyl mask over top of the image. Then I stamped again over the mask, but I used VersaMark Ink. The VersaMark Ink stamped through the open cut-out, so embossing ink was ONLY over the word “Sweet”. I removed the mask, poured red embossing powder over the image, and heat-set the powder. 

For the ice cream and the cone, I stamped on separate cardstock and colored in the images with Distress Oxide Ink and Waterbrush Pens. Then I fussy-cut the ice cream and cone and glued them onto my main stamped image. I adhered the main image onto a card panel I created with the Weathered Wall background stamp and some white embossing powder. I love this look!

For my second version of this card, I did the same thing with the mask, except that I placed the tiny vinyl cut-out OVER TOP of the word “sweet”. I had to stamp it once just to see where to place the mask. Then, my stamped image was done in a sand-colored VersaColor Ink and I embossed it with clear powder. I am not sure if you can get VersaColor ink anymore (I’ve had my ink-pad for quite a while!). Then, I colored in the cone and ice cream with Distress Oxide Inks

After the main image was finished, I removed the mask from over top of the word “sweet” and put the large mask over everything. Then, I stamped “sweet” in VersaMark and embossed with red powder. As a final touch, I sprayed the whole thing with a touch of Iridescent Shimmering Bliss. Finally, I used a circle die for the image and mounted that on top of 2 shaped dies. One was just regular patterned paper from my stash, and the other was a scrap of paper that I die cut after spraying with Dolphin Cove Shimmering Bliss. 

Play around with stamping and masking and you will see the variety you can get from your stamps!

If you are interested in these stamps and sprays by Technique Junkies, you can use the coupon code TJ10ERIN to get 10% off your next order at techniquejunkies.com !

Want to see this masking technique on another project? Check out my video tutorial on using vinyl for masking!

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Supplies:
Stamping Platform
Sweet Birthday Stamp by Technique Junkies
Weathered Wall Stamp by Technique Junkies
VersaMark Ink
VersaColor Ink (Sand)
StazOn Ink (Black)
Archival Ink by Ranger (Black)
Clear Embossing Powder by Stampin’ Up!
White Embossing Powder by Ranger
Red Embossing Powder by Stampin’ Up!
Embossing Powder Bag by Ranger
Distress Oxide Ink (Vintage Photo) by Ranger
Nuvo Waterbrush Pen by Tonic
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Tim Holtz 5” Mini Snips
Stitched Circle Dies by Creek Bank Creations
Label Rectangle Stitched Dies by Creek Bank Creations
Vinyl (scraps from Cricut projects)
Cardstock
Shimmering Bliss Iridescent Topper Spray
Shimmering Bliss Dolphin Cove Spray

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Project Inspiration | Technique Junkies July 2021 New Stamp Release

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

This month’s new release is what I call a “stash builder”! Even if you already have a ton of stamps, the July 2021 new releases are THE stamps you will need to have in your collection. You will see a nice mix of seasonal, birthday, “hometown” and eclectic images, perfect for mix-and-match projects!

AND… I have a coupon code for you! All of the new release stamps are 15% off through July 8th! Use the code TJ10ERIN to get 10% off the rest of your order at techniquejunkies.com !

“Mornin’ on the Farm” and “Butter My Butt” Sentiment Set

For more project inspiration, hop along and visit the other Technique Junkies Design Team blogs! Such beautiful creations!

Technique Junkies Blog

Pam

Erin *YOU ARE HERE!*

Holly

Patti

Tracy

Beth

Judy

Pat

I found myself inspired to use a lot of “masking” with these stamps, and I often use vinyl when I create masks. Using masking is how I was able to create a colored rooster on the [farm] card, and also how I was able to have only the word “sweet” embossed in red in the ice cream cone card.

If you have never tried this masking technique before, check out my tutorial HERE:

Don’t forget…

All of the new release stamps are 15% OFF through July 8th! PLUS, use the code TJ10ERIN to get 10% off the rest of your order at techniquejunkies.com! Enjoy!

COMPLETE SUPPLY LIST (including links) to products used:

JULY 2021 NEW RELEASE STAMPS by Technique Junkies-
Boring Hair
Feel Most Alive
Accept What Is
Tamashii Dragonfly
Sweet Birthday
Mornin’ on the Farm
Butterfly Flourish Collage
July 2021 “Gotta Have It All Bundle” – all 12 new release stamps ($99.99 – save $31.26!)
Iridescent Shimmering Bliss Topper
Vinyl
Wendy Vecchi Clearly for Art Blackout
StazOn Ink
VersaMark Ink
VersaColor Ink
White Embossing Powder by Ranger
Raven Embossing Powder by Brutus Monroe
Wow! Colored Embossing Powders
Stampin’ Up! Colored Embossing Powders

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Inspirational Ocean Mandala Card | Sandpaper Road

Isn’t this card just lovely? I love the peacefulness of the Mandala image mixed with the turbulence of the water.

YOU can make this card, too! It’s easy!

I only used a few supplies… a sheet of paper from the 6″ x 6″ Summertime Picnic paper collection by Craft O’Clock; the Stormy Sea Border stamp and the Ocean Frame Sentiments stamp set both by Technique Junkies, and some embossing ink/powder and a few markers. That’s IT!

First, I stamped the water image and colored it in with alcohol markers. There are LOTS of ways to color in this Stormy Sea Border stamp. You can see more coloring varieties in my video tutorial:

After coloring, I fussy-cut out the top of the ocean image. Then, to save time, I just tore off the bottom of the ocean image. Using some Scor-Tape, I adhered the water to the piece of patterned paper.

Next, I cut the patterned paper to 4″ x 5-1/4″. Using VersaMark ink, I stamped one of the Ocean Frame Sentiments in the center, sprinkled white embossing powder on top, and heat-set the powder. Then, I mounted the whole piece on top of a white sheet of cardstock and then mounted THAT on a brown card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.

For a finishing touch, I added some bling stickers I had in my craft stash.

That’s it!

Save 10% on your entire order at Technique Junkies with the coupon code TJ10ERIN !

Find Craft O’Clock paper (made in Poland) in the USA at the Sandpaper Road shop!

PROJECT SUPPLY LIST:
Ocean Frame Sentiments by Technique Junkies;
Stormy Sea Border by Technique Junkies;
Summertime Picnic Paper Collection by Craft O’Clock (6″ x 6″);
Distress Ink by Ranger (Black Soot);
VersaMark Ink;
White Embossing Powder by Ranger;
Crafter’s Companion – Spectrum Noir – Classique Markers – Blues ;
Scor-Tape 1/2″;
White and brown cardstock by Stampin’ Up!;
bling stickers from my craft stash.

Thank you for looking!

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