Daily Archives: April 15, 2015

Technique Junkies Design Team Post

I’m so excited to be part of the Technique Junkies Design Team and today is my first post for the Design Team Blog.

For my card today, I’m bringing you a wonderful spring image from the Technique Junkies April release called, “Whimsical Garden #SD620”.  To achieve the background, I started by laying down Gelato’s in Mango, Lemon, Lime, and Tangerine.  I then sprayed a light mist of Dylusions Ink in Pure Sunshine through my flower stencil.

Next, I stamped the flowers with Versafine Black Onyx Ink and clear embossed them.  I almost never use black embossing powder as I don’t like the fly away remnants I always get with black embossing powder. Using a black pigment ink and a clear powder gives you the same pop of black, without any stray powder on your project.

I finished my card using the Palettini “Mae West Sentiments #PS004” collection.  I love that you get six great sentiments in this stamp set.


April Release - Whimsical Garden #SD620-wm

I hope you’ve gotten a little inspiration today and sure hope you’ll join me in getting inky with some Technique Junkies stamps!   For more great ideas on how to use Gelato’s and Spray Inks with stencils check out the Sensational Stencils CD.

The Crafty Nurse

The House That Stamps Built: Photo Inspiration

It’s the third Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built photo inspiration challenge.  For our April challenge, the design team chose a stunning watercolor image with thoughts towards April Showers.  As with all our challenges, let the photo be your guide and by all means, use creative license in your card.

You have until Tuesday, April 21st to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.  If you use a Repeat Impressions stamp, you’ll get an extra entry!

Here’s the inspiration chosen by our Rock Stars:

April Showers

For my card I’ve used the Repeat Impressions, “Hot Air Balloon Cluster 9116-N” and the sentiment, “Reach For 3105-E”.  I began by developing a base of color using my Kuretake Watercolors.  I then stamped the balloons and sentiment and ran the card base through the Clouds folder by Darice.

Come join us at The House That Stamps Built, you may be our next winner!  Oh, and don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

April Photo Inspiration -wm

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