Technique Junkies MARCH New Releases Blog Hop

Palettini - Stir the Imagination. Shake up your Style by Sally Lynn MacDonald

Today marks the first day of March and a set of new stamp releases from Technique Junkies! The Technique Junkies Design Team has put together a blog hop showcasing all of the new designs for March. You should have started from the beginning of the hop: which is at The blog before mine is, Karen McAlpine at Make sure to check out her work!

Make sure and take a look at the new releases, the artful inspiration and enjoy 15% off the March releases from now through March 8th.

Here are the stamps I am featuring from my Palettini line of new releases this month!

P033 Hydrangea Collage


P035 Vintage Butterfly Collection


P036 Vintage Floral Collage


P037 French Bicycle Collage


And here are some projects that I made using these stamps.

P033 Hydrangea Collage


I stamped the image with a variety of colors of ink onto a cream cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. I love little ‘petal’ or teardrop sized inkpads when you want to pick out different areas with color. I used a punch around the edges and followed up with edge inking in Clearsnap’s Creamy Brown pigment ink.  The brown ink for the image and sentiment was stamped in Potter’s Clay by Memento.

P035 Vintage Butterfly Collection


I stamped the image on kraft paper and then onto a tag to get a contrast between the two. I considered aligning them (but too lazy, lol!). I love the detail in this stamp. You can create your own backgrounds and collage papers with it. It’s marvelous just as one color. So easy to use! Also, I’m highlighting the PS005 Sentimental Sayings stamp set. It is designed so you can use a stamp as one piece, or split each saying into two parts as I did on this card. You could use the two parts on the card front, or one on the outside and one on the inside of the card. I love this set. It is very versatile.

PS005 Sentimental Sayingssingle


I stamped the image in Versamark ink and ‘chalk popped’ the images by applying chalk, buffing over the Versamark watermark ink to grab the colors. I didn’t want to hide all the beautiful butterflies so I stamped the sentiment on vellum paper and clear embossed the Memento Pear Tart ink.

P036 Vintage Floral CollageP036-1web

I really had way too much fun with this stamp. I inked it up with multiple colors of Memento inks in purple, olive and black to start. Then I colored the images with Copic markers. I made a mask of the foreground parts of the image and sprayed over the top with Art Anthology Colorations in Timeless to get the ‘glow’ of the buttercup yellow background. But I wanted it to pop some more, so I applied some Art Anthology Minx in blue and green to the edges as well.  Finally, I restamped the edges of the collage image with embossing ink and set it with gold powder to sit on top on the Minx.

And now for a completely different application of this stamp.


I stamped P010 Travel Documents in Memento Luxe Toffee Crunch and heat set it to get it super dry. Then I stamped P036 Vintage Flower Collage with embossing ink and white embossing powder. Once melted with the heat tool, it creates great ‘wells’ for doing a little watercoloring. I used Tombow Markers and a waterbrush to color in all the details, and then did a wash with a blue marker for the background.  Isn’t it pretty? I think this is quickly becoming my new favorite stamp to color! I finished off the card with a sentiment from SS012 That’s What She Said.

P037 French Bicycle Collage


I like having a few stamps in my line that can have a masculine appeal. I feel like this one can be easily used that way.  First I stamped the image in black ink onto a white panel.  Then I stamped P010 Travel Documents in brown ink for a backdrop. I will never tire of that stamp!  I added some copic color to the bicycle and to the stamp portion of the collage, deepening the shadow line and making the sentiment pop a bit more against the background.

This stamp would work so well for travel, for graduation or new college students – or just vintage fun.

I hope you enjoyed these stamples using the newest releases from Technique Junkies!

The blog hop roll is below. If you haven’t done so, I encourage you to start at the beginning. Next up is Marilyn Hughes at  Enjoy!

Design Team Blog
Lanette Erickson
Judy Jackson
Karen McAlpine
Sally Lynn MacDonald
Marilyn Hughes
Kathy Stacy
Jane Bosi
Tonya Davidson
Robin Redd:
Beth Norman
Pat Huntoon

What are your favorite stamps from this release so far?

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