Friday, May 1, 2020

Technique Junkies May 2020 Release Blog Hop Celebration

Happy Release Day!  We have new stamps in the Technique Junkies line.  You can find more inspiration from our design team in the list below.

All of the May stamps are 15% off through May 8th.  Just add them to your cart and the discount will be taken.  ALSO, don't forget to use my code, TJ10Lynda, for an EXTRA 10% off release stamps.  That's 25% off!  

I have two cards today.

Card 1:  Tulip Dreams

TJ Stamp links:
Tulips With Text S870
French Text S246
Five Fab Phrases Set of 9 SS117  (inside verse)

I stamped the French Text  background stamp onto bristol paper with Ranger Archival ink, and brushed on some distress ink, and added some dabs of distress ink here and there.  I tore the right edge, and lined it with distress ink, and rolled two of the corners.  I attached a coral ribbon, and attached this panel to a coral panel, the size of an A2 card, then attached it to a card front.

I used the Misti to stamp the Tulip With Text, adding color to the stamp with Arteza real brush markers.  I show how I do this technique in the second part of my YouTube video HERE, with another card.
I kept adding different shades of the colors, then used a damp brush to pull some of the color through the image.  I repeated this stamping and painting technique until I was happy with the finished tulip. 

I fussy-cut the tulip, and added it to the card front.

Inside, I stamped some of the phrase elements from the Five Fab Phrases set, and portions of the French Text.

Card 2: Being A Family

TJ stamps:  Being A Family

I stamped the Being A Family stamp onto ivory card stock, and colored the leaves with Polychromos colored pencils.  
I gave them a little more color, and a more spring-like look, by adding
some pale yellow tones to the leaves, in addition to two or three shades of green.  

I also used Polychromos colored pencils to outline the scripted letters, just to carry some of the color through the card to create balance.

I added some twine, and a die-cut butterfly. 

Inside, I lightly stamped a piece of the leaves, colored it with my Polychromos, and added a butterfly die-cut.  I added a strip of the same green as the front panel.

And that's a wrap for today.  I hope you are enjoying this amazing release.  I love everything in this one!  

Now, hop on over to the other design team projects. Links are listed below:

Thanks for stopping by.  I do appreciate your visits and your comments.  



  1. Awesome video. Learned a few things (thanks). Your cards are lovely. TLC went into the making of these.

  2. Your cards are so lovely, Lynda. Already have the stamp for the second card on my wish list! tfs-stay well.


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