Monday, October 1, 2018

Technique Junkies October Release and Discount

Hello, and welcome to the October Technique Junkies new stamp release and blog hop!  We have 15 new stamps for you with this release.  

And, as usual, the new release stamps are 15% off until October 8th. can take 10% off your non-release purchases by using my code, TJ10Lynda, at the checkout!   You can take THIS LINK over to the Technique Junkies store whenever your are ready to place your order.

If you are here from Beth Norman's blog , you are in the right place.  If not, you can start at the beginning of the hop HERE.   

There are so many fabulous stamps, it's difficult to pick a favorite.  So, I decided to make two cards for this post.  Both cards use Janine Tinklenberg designs.  More cards will follow later in the month.

Merry Christmas Lighthouse
Technique Junkies Brant Point Lighthouse (new)
Technique Junkies Christmas Ornaments Trio (previous)
Click on the red links to go to the stamp on the TJ website.

I stamped the lighthouse with Ranger Archival ink watering can onto gray card stock, and colored it with Polychromos colored pencils.  To created the winter sky, I used Faber Castell pastels, applying them with a makeup pad.  The Merry Christmas is from the above ornaments trio set.


Christmas Cactus Season's Greetings
Technique Junkies Christmas Cactus (new)
Season's Greetings Set of 6 (new)
Red links go to the TJ website.

I inked just the flower part of the stamp with TH distress ink in antique linen to achieve the no-line affect, and stamped it twice along the top of a watercolor card panel.  I used TH distress inks to watercolor the images, and added some spatters.

For the verse, I stamped with VersaMark, and gold embossed it.  

I added some VersaMark along the edges of the panel, and gold embossed all around.  I added the panel to a white A2 card.  

I decided it needed something else, so I softened the white with some distress ink, which I brushed on with my Clarity stencil brushes.

I hope you are enjoying the hop.  From here, hop on over to Pat Huntoon's blog for more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping in today.  I appreciate your visiting, and your comments.



  1. Two wonderful cards. Your Christmas Cactus is absolutely stunning.

  2. Wow! Great cards - especially the "no line" coloring on the Christmas Cactus.

  3. That Christmas cactus is SO gorgeous. Love the no line watercoloring here, so clean and elegant with the gold embossing.


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