Friday, March 1, 2019

Technique Junkies March 2019 Release Celebration

Welcome to Technique Junkies March Release Celebration!
All of the March New Release Stamps are 15% off through March 8th.  
Add an extra 10% when you use my code, TJ10Lynda.  
That's 25% off new release stamps!
Links to the other designers' blogs are listed below. 

I have three cards for you today.

For my first card, I used the fabulous Sketched Tulip and In Full Bloom Sentiments.

I stamped the Sketched Tulip  with black in my Misti, then 'painted' with Arteza real brush markers.  I used a bit of water mist, and a water brush, then added more color, continuing until I had built up enough layers.  Since I kept it in my Misti, I was able to add one final layer of the stamp details back in.

When dry, I used a paper mask to add color in a rectangle around the tulip, then the Scribble Rose Stencil to add more color to create the pattern.  


The verse, from the In Full Bloom Sentiments, was added with Archival fern green ink.  


Of course, no card is finished without an inside, so here it is...

My second card features the Crabapple and the In Full Bloom Sentiments


I stamped the Crabapple  with VersaFine Claire nocturne ink, and loosely water colored it with Daniel Smith watercolors, then fussy-cut it.  I created a rectangle of soft pink distress ink on an A2 card front, and added the fussy-cut Crabapple in a die-cut frame.


I stamped the verse from Full Bloom Sentiments below the frame.  


NOTE:  The Wildly Capable stamp is free on orders $30.00 or more until March 31st.  You will receive it automatically with your purchase.  And here is my third card, using this fun stamp...

Other designers' blogs featuring this release: 

Technique Junkies Blog 
Lynda Pleckan- you are here
Pat Huntoon 

I am adding my first card (Tulips) to these challenges:  
The Library Challenge  - Spark Joy (tulips bring me joy)
Little Red Wagon - Stamp something you love
AAA Cards Challenge -

I am adding my second card (crabapple) to these challenges:
Double D Challenges  - Pink & white
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes
Watercooler Wednesday Challenges - All about occasions

I hope you are inspired by my cards.  Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs and the Technique Junkies Blog.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Your comments and encouragement mean so much to me, and keep me inspired.



  1. Both cards are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Pink & White’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. Oh, you have some beautiful cards here and I love the watercolor. Thank you so much for sharing your crabapple card with us at Double D!

  3. Very pretty indeed! Love the colors of both. And thank you so much for sharing what you did for the insides as well. That's rarely shown, so I appreciate that. 😊

  4. Really pretty cards and I love tulips too. Thanks for joining The Library.

  5. Pretty cards, Lynda !

    Thanks for joining our "Love it " Challenge @ Little Red Wagon this week. Hope to see you back again soon !


  6. Beautifully coloured tulip - my favourite Spring flower! Thanks so much for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

  7. Wonderful cards, I love them both. Your coloring is SUPERB!!! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Pink and White Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
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  8. Two gorgeous cards! Your fussy-cutting skills on the crabapple card are outstanding. Love how you've used the frame. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  9. I love the window frame around the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

  10. Two gorgeous floral cards, so beautifully coloured.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  11. What a beautiful card! Love that stencilled panel! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!


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