Friday, September 1, 2017

We Wish You A Merry Christmas with A New Stamp Blog Hop!



Happy September Blog Hop Day!  Today Technique Junkies Stamps and the Design Team invite you hop along with us as we showcase the September release of Technique Junkies Stamps.  Most of the stamps are Christmas themed.  There are vintage illustrations,  autumn leaves,  and  a beautiful set of Christmas greetings. Please hop along with us  make your wish list!  Remember all of the September release stamps are 15% through September 8.  YOu can see all of the new releases here - http://techniquejunkies.com/september-2017/  .
Then you can save 10%  on everything else by using the code TJ10Judy.   And of course all of the stamps for this Blog Hop are Technique Junkies stamps. 


There will be some wonderful prizes during this hop.  Technique Junkies will be giving away 2 (yes, two) $100 TJ Gift certificates. To enter, all anyone has to do is to comment on a blog. You may comment on ALL the blogs to get multiple entries. Gift Certificate winners will be chosen on September 5.  So comment away and leave the designers some "love"  on their blogs.  YOU just might be the winner!

If you didn't start at the Design Team Blog -- then please start here: http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/.  And you should have arrived at my blog from the creative Beth Norman's blog - 

My first card for is created with this Vintage Mantle stamp - www.techniquejunkies.com/vintage-mantle/ .  The image is colored in with Copic markers , and the verse is heat embossed to stand out. I used a heavy embossing folder for the background. The greeting at the bottom is called The Stockings Were Hung - www.techniquejunkies.com/the-stockings-were-hung/



I used two new stamps for this card - Pine Cone www.techniquejunkies.com/pinecone/
 and one from the new Gifts of Christmas set - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/.  It is a wonderful set with 5 greetings stamps for Christmas.  The greeting at the top and the pine cones were heat embossed. Then I fussy cut the branch and the pine cones.  I added some snowy glitter flakes and attached them the card front.  The branch is just adhered directly but the pine cones are popped up with dimensionals.

Many people give home made things for Christmas.  I often do that. And I have given some of my home canned jams or pickles or salsa or applesauce to family or friends at Christmas.   So this Happiness is Homemade set -  www.techniquejunkies.com/happiness-is-homemade-set-of-4/ -
and it works well for a Christmas card or a gift card with your gift of some home made jam. The scene is colored with my Copic markers.  But the background is a very fun technique I discovered on some one's blog.  And I am sorry I cannot remember which blog it was.
This is how you create the background which is created with the Salad Spinner technique.    First you get down your salad spinner.  If you do not have one, go to a thrift store and see if you can find one.  Or go to a discount store and buy one. Please refer to this picture and the written directions below.

1. Use a salad spinner. Place on a paper towel on top of a tin foil barrier to your counter top.
2. Create a platform.  I used card board and mounted some added thickness on the sides.  It needs to be the width of the inside of the salad spinner.
3. Use either glossy card stock or water color paper.  Liberally  spray water all over the surface.
4. Add reinkers or 5. Colorburst powders.
6. Spray with water again to make sure the surface is very wet.
7. Place the lid on the salad spinner and spin gently. Faster spinning creates more lines.
8. This is the finished product with Color Burst powders.
9. This is the finished product with reinkers.
10. Dry naturally or with a heat gun before using on cards.  Every background will be different.  This is a fun technique that requires no skill!


Please now hop along to Vicki Garrett's blog -   

Don't forget to  write your comments on the Design Team blogs as you go from blog to blog.  That will increase your chances in winning one of the two $100 gift certificates to the Technique Junkies website! You may give a comment for the contest through September 5.

Now remember all of the September release stamps are 15% through September 8.  Then you can save 10%  on everything else by using the code TJ10Judy.   And of course all of the stamps for this Blog Hop are Technique Junkies stamps. 



This is an exciting day!  So get inky!

Judy Jackson


47 comments:

Kathy S said...

What a great use of those old salad spinners! I actually still have the "toy" paint spinner from my children that I will break out every once in awhile. Thanks for the reminder. Beautiful cards Judy. Hope all is well. Happy Hopping!

Margaret Klitch said...

Love your cards, especially the Happiness is Homemade. Beautifully done!

Colleen Balija said...

What a cool technique, I don't have a salad spinner but now I'm gonna have to look for one because that background is incredible!

Elaine Horton said...

Salad spinner background -great idea! Will have to check my local thrift stores for one. Great cards!

Lisa Torres said...

Beautiful cards my fav is the pine cone stamp. Old is new again, grew up with a spin art as a kid and now it comes back around as a tool for art. Thanks for sharing this technique.

Lanette said...

Stunning cards and a fabulous technique.. thank you for an amazing hop!

Donna Luncford said...

Great jam card using a unique background technique...thanks

Patti J said...

Salad spinner? Seriously? What a great idea!!! Love your cards - thanks so much for sharing them!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

great cards! the mantel one is so pretty and the preserves are too cute!

Alicia

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my goodness!!! Such a stunning idea to use in this way your sald spinner!!! I'll try!!!
Your cards are really beautiful!!!

Joddie Rae Samuelson said...

I have to try the salad spinner! Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing them!

Jill Slocum said...

Time to find the paint spinner toy my daughter had! Love this technique! Beautiful cards!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Judy, I love ALL of your cards, they are simply gorgeous! I give away a LOT of pickles, jams, etc for gifts as well and I enjoy doing it. Your salad spinner technique is totally new to me and am excited to try it. Thanks so much for sharing!

Lou Wittmer said...

Wow! I need that pinecone stamp. And the salad spinner reminds me of when I was a kid...such fun! Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen Bingham said...

Never thought of using a salad spinner. Great idea!

Irit Shalom said...

Your cards are perfect! So different and yet each and every one is unique. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Your salad spinner technique looks like fun.
Maria B

jc said...

Great background. I think I still have my old salad spinner. Thanks for the instructions.

Susan said...

superb cards! thanks for explaining the salad spinner technique!

SmilynStef said...

Love the gorgeous shade for your jar of jam ... lovely cards.

Larrissa Douglas said...

Loved the salad spinner idea! Had never heard of that before. Thanks.

Roz M. said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards and for providing the blow-by-blow guide to the Salad Spinner background technique. It looks so cool and I'm keen to give it a whirl! Thanks also for the chance to win the generous prizes!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful work Judy! Love seeing the visuals for your fun colorful background!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great cards Judy! I love the fun visuals for your colorful backgrounds with the salad spinner!

Kathy Eddy said...

What a cool technique for your background. Love it!

Aimeslee W. said...

Great stamps and cards! xoxo

Lisa Hall said...

Your stocking card is simply DEVINE on that embossed background cardstock. Love the glittery snow look on the pinecones.

Lisa Hall said...

Your stocking card is simply DEVINE on that embossed background cardstock. Love the glittery snow look on the pinecones.

Deborah Daniels said...

Cool techinque, I really need to try it-now off to find a salad spinner! Thank you for sharing your cards are very pretty indeed.

Aaron Tuck said...

Such beautiful cards

Bonnie said...

Great technique, now I need to find another salad spinner. Your cards are done beautifully.

Sue LD said...

Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing the salad spinner technique.

KraftiKathi said...

Love the stockings and mantle. Have been looking for a salad spinner. I will succeed!

Bev Gerard said...

Such great samples, and a yummy, enticing creation for the Happiness is Homemade set. Mmmmmm!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Great cards! Love the salad spinner technique. I have a salad spinner and use it all the time. Never for making backgrounds, though. Gonna have to get a crafting one, lol. Thanks for sharing.

scrappyrat said...

Too funny! When I was in high school I worked at a tourist trap in Florida where people could make spin art t-shirts (it was done with thick, sticky paint that was a major pain to clean up after they'd been spun inside a giant bubble. Yuck!) This obviously works on the same principle, but looks much easier to clean up. Neat idea to use the salad spinner instead of the kits they used to sell when I was a kid. :)

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Oh my gosh, what beautiful and creative products and projects - Cool use of a salad spinner! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

Diane M said...

Wow! Thanks for the majing spin art new again,

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Love the Vintage Mantle!

ricky said...

Always enjoy seeing your awesome cards!

Karen D. said...

so fun....great cards.
amazing hop,
tfs,
Karen

Beverly S. said...

Pretty cards! AND thank you Technique Junkies for the pretty new releases and fun blog hop.

tish rowe said...

thank you for sharing such wonderful tutorial. love your work.
Tish

Helen Budz said...

What a great set of cards to showcase these new stamps. TFS

Mary Strauser said...

What a great idea for the salad spinner will have to fine one.

Leslie Davis said...

Wow. Very creative.

Wendy said...

Three beautifully crafted cards. Thank you for sharing your stamping talent. Great blog hop and eye candy.