Technique Junkies – 30 Days of Christmas, Day 23

Hello Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here celebrating Day 23 of the 30 Days Of Christmas.   Pat is generously offering 25% off all holiday stamps over at the Technique Junkies store.

I’ve featured a favorite TJ stamp, “Father Christmas” which I colored with Distress Markers.  The background has another great holiday stamp, called Snowflakes, which I heat embossed in white and used the Stained Resist Tutorial from the Artistic Effects CD.  I finished off with some Distress Mica Spray for some glitz.

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We would love for you to follow the Design Team Blog for more Christmas ideas using the Technique Junkies stamps. There are only a few days left so we hope you’ve enjoyed the cards and found inspiration for your holiday card making.

By for now,

The Crafty Nurse

Cards in Envy Challenge: Wouldn’t That Be Sweet

Happy Monday!  It’s time for another Cards in Envy challenge .  This week our theme is “Wouldn’t That Be Sweet.” Some examples would be candy, cookies, cupcakes or maybe a sweet teddy bear, animal, or even a child.

As a reminder, Cards in Envy asks that your card fit into a standard A2 envelope for ease of mailing, but that doesn’t mean they have to be one layer or clean and simple.

For today’s card I used My Favorite Things “Twice The Wishes” card kit from July 2016. It’s sold out but the die and paper can be purchased separately.  This layered cake has a cool slider die that I elected not to use, but is really fun.  I thought the Gnome also from MFT would sit perfectly on top of this cake.  I colored him with Copics in BG45, BG23, & BG11 and skin tones in E50, E51, E11 & R20.  I finished off the card using some wink of stella and yellow Pico Embellisher Irresistibles.

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What sweet treat will you show us when you enter in our challenge over at Cards in Envy?  You have until December 18th to enter.

Ellen Hutson 12 Tags With A Feminine Twist 2016 & Mixed Media Monthly

It’s that time again over at the Ellen Hutson Classroom for the 12 Tags with a Feminine Twist.  If you want to double down, you can combine this with the “Mix-it-up” challenge also featured in the classroom.  The Mix-it-up” challenge features Art Impressions so I have used a holiday set I picked up at Michael’s last year but doesn’t appear to have a specific name on the package.

I’m also entering this tag into the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge “Merry & Bright”.

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For the Ellen Hutson portion of the “Mix-it-up” Challenge I used the “Merry & Bright” die but only used the “&” and a …  which is part of the letter “i” to imply Madge may have something else in mind!  The other component of the Mix-It-Up up challenges is to use Red, Teal and Green.

For my mediums, I colored her with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and instead of a waterbrush to move the paint, I used a Wink of Stella pen.  Perfect for the holidays.   The background tag is covered with Distress Paint in Evergreen Bought & Peacock Feathers then stamped with Hero Arts Silver using the Hero Arts Snowflake background.  I then foiled around the edges, a technique on Day 3 over at the Ellen Hutson Blog.

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I’m sure many of you have noticed that I’m not posting much these days.  I’ve removed myself from all but two of the many design teams that I was working on but do plan on sharing intermittently as I find time to create.
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Ellen Hutson: Pin-Site Challenge; Art Impressions

Ellen Hutson: 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2016 – Used Foil

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge “Merry & Bright”

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The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes

It’s the fifth Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built Anything Goes challenge.  This doesn’t come around too often, but it’s your time to do anything you wish.  You have until Tuesday, December 6th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.

For my card today I stamped “Repeat Impressions “Penguin Tree 8802-N with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink and Copic Colored using YR15, Y15, R24, R27, C2 and C0.  I finished these adorable fella’s using Wink of Stella in Clear and gave them a tinsel frame.

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Come join us at The House That Stamps Built, you may be our next winner! If you use a Repeat Impressions Stamp in your design, you’ll get an extra entry!

Oh, and don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

A Blog Named Hero – Holiday Giveaway & Celebration of our Sponsors

Share the Holidays with A Blog Named Hero and all our 2016 Sponsors!

The Crafty Nurse here to celebrate the holidays and share a special thank you to all of our extremely generous 2016 sponsors.  

This is a special celebration with lots of prizes and opportunities to thank both our sponsors and you our loyal Blog Hop participants.  Please leave a comment on one of our posts this month for a chance to win.  For even more opportunity to win, enter a card in the challenge.

Today I’ve used Ellen Hutson’s “Cozy Christmas” by Julie Ebersole.  This is such a timeless set and so great for a quick holiday card. I always like to find different ways to use the stamps so the light string became a frame. I also only used part of the “smoke” to create different puffs out of each house.

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The House That Stamps Built: Sketch Challenge

It’s the fourth Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built sketch challenge.  You have until Tuesday, November 29th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.

Here’s the Sketch:

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For my card I’ve used Repeat Impressions Chickadee At Rest #211-P , which I colored with Tombow Markers and stamped in sections using my MISTI tool.  I then clear heat embossed the entire image so I could distress the background with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  The gorgeous sentiment is “PEACE 3215-F” stamped in Versafine Black Onyx ink.

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Hope you’ll join us at The House That Stamps Built, for our Sketch Challenge. Don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

Technique Junkies ATC – 30 Days of Christmas

Hello Junkies!!

Are you totally enjoying the 30 days of Christmas here at The Technique Junkies Design Team Blog? I know I sure am.

Today, I’ve got a sweet little ATC card to share with you today that I created using a piece of sticky back canvas that I stenciled with embossing paste using a Tim Holtz holiday stencil.  Once that was dry, I sprayed with Art Anthology Coloration Spray in Avocado and Leaf.  The red ATC base is created using the Red Pepper Color Wash spray with a small spritz of Dylusions White Linen.  To add a little old school feel I broke out the oldie but goodie brads.  My sentiment is from the October Release called, “All is Calm #SDX079” and stamped on black card stock also spritzed with Dylusions White Linen to mimic snow.  Finally, to add some flare, I edged my sentiment with Gold Kylon.

Stop by every day through December 15th to enjoy the Design Teams 30 Days of Christmas here at Technique Junkies.

We’d love to see some of your creations so keep posting them at in the Technique Junkies Yahoo Group!

Happy Inking!!

The Crafty Nurse

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Hello Fellow Technique Junkies!!

I sure hope you are enjoying Pat’s 30 Days of Christmas, but today, I thought I’d share with you a little inspiration using “Survive Together”,  the gorgeous new November release.  I also used “Trust Your Journey” and “Layered Swirls” as backgrounds. I just love the way the text supports the message and the swirls surround the couple.  Magical.

Until next time,

Happy Inking,

The Crafty Nurse

Cards in Envy Challenge: Thank You

It’s Monday Folks and time for another Cards in Envy Challenge Post.  This week we are honoring Thank You Cards. This is timely with Thanksgiving right around the corner.  The “Thank You” challenge will run through Sunday, December 4th.  Your card can include anything related to being thankful as long as it fits into an envelope.  Winners will be chosen by the Design Team and featured on the Cards in Envy blog.

My card today uses the November 2015 Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp.  I watercolored the leaves after I heat embossed with gold and bronze.

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We hope you’ll join us this challenge but are also taking time to be with your family and friends with whom you are thankful.

 

Technique Junkies – Thankful Swirls

The Crafty Nurse here with more inspiration from Technique Junkies.

Today, I used “Layered Swirls”  as a background for my die cut leaves which I heat embossed in gold.  The sentiment is from “Typewriter Set” and find it a perfect saying for someone weathering a storm, which to me this card represents. The background is Alcohol Ink on Yupo which I spritzed again with 91% Alcohol for that spread out splottchy effect.  I cut out the cardbase using a Simon Says Stamp die. I distressed and added twine to finish.

Stop by Technique Junkies store to pick up some great supplies for your inky pleasure!

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Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Nurse

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