Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Technique Junkies April Stamp Release

 Welcome to Technique Junkies April Release Day!
We have new stamps in the TJ line.  
Check out the list below for some 
sweet inspiration from our Design Team! 

All of the April 2020 New Release 
stamps are 15% off through April 8th.
Just put them in your shopping cart and 
the discount will be applied at checkout.  
And, if you add my code, TJ10Lynda, 
you will get an additional 10% off!  
That's 25% off the new release stamps!!

I have two cards for your inspiration today. 

Friends Are Flowers
                                In Full Bloom Sentiments

This is a fabulous background stamp.  I stamped and white embossed the Poppies and Roses onto craft card stock.  I used distress reinkers to paint the flowers.  I started with one layer of color, then when that was dry, added another layer.  I repeated this, depending on the color, two or three times, for a total of four or five layers altogether.  I was careful not to add too much water, so as not to pill the card stock.

I embossed the verse from the In Full Bloom Sentiments set, under the watercolored panel.  Added a matching ribbon, then attached the panel to a craft A2 card front.

Your Own Kind of Beautiful
Stamps:  Lotus Corner
              Own Kind of Beautiful   

This is a one layer card!  I stamped the Lotus Corner stamp with light pink distress ink onto very pale pink card stock.   When that was dry, I used Polychromos colored pencils to add highlights and shading, and deepen the color.   
I added the Own Kind of Beauty verse with Ranger Archival Ink.  To create the illusion of dimension, I drew a line around the image and verse, using the fine tip of a gray Tombow marker.  I created a mask to cover the image area, and brushed pink distress ink along the outside of the area.
I hope you like my cards.  Be sure to check out the other designers' cards, using the links below:  

Technique Junkies Blog 
Lynda Pleckan  (that's me)
Carmen Garcia 

Thank you for visiting my blog today, and for your kind comments.




  1. Beautiful cards! Love love love the lotus!

  2. Oh, Lynda! These are absolutely gorgeous. I wanted to read how you achieved your look but for some reason your print is too tiny for me to read.

  3. Great new release...your cards are so lovely, Lynda. I especially like how you've colored the floral images on your first card so that the large blooms become focal. tfs

  4. Incredibly original and gorgeous take on poppies and roses. The lotus corner just has me sitting here enthralled with the color and shading. You are such a talented artist, Lynda!!

  5. That is most awesome for a one layer card!!

  6. Lynda, these are gorgeous! My personal fave is the second card. You worked magic with your pencils!!! Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.


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