Technique Junkies – A Vintage Christmas

Hey there Junkies!!

The Crafty Nurse here busy making my holiday cards.  Today I broke out the Artistic Effects CD to find a great technique called “Acrylic Stains.” This is a super easy technique and perfect for replication of multiple cards.

For the image I used a Technique Junkies stamp called “Vintage Botanical Holly,”  Such a beautifully classic stamp.  After creating the background with the acrylic stain technique, I stamped the holly in Hero Arts Forever Green Shadow Ink.  I then painted over the leaves using Art Anthology Sorbet in “leaf” which adds fabulous texture and sparkle.  I then sprayed the whole background using Art Anthology Colorations in “Timeless,” hit the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and finished with a bit of ribbon.

My second card was made using the same stamp, but this time I stamped it using acrylic paint by Ranger in “Pearl.”  Once that was dried, I distressed with Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, and Evergreen Bough.  I lifted off some color using water and added some glitter paper for sparkle.

I think I like the second one better, what do you think?

I hope you are enjoying this wonderful time of the year and taking some time to get your fingers inky.

Take care for now,

The Crafty Nurse



About urrn4u

Hi! I'm Kathy, a Southern Californian native who has lived in the west coast, midwest, northeast and now the southeast. I'm a Registered Nurse who lives for the creation of Art. I am currently on the Design Teams of Cards in Envy, From The Heart Stamps, and Technique Junkies with previous design credits for A Blog Named Hero, A Day For Daisies, Creative Vision, From the Heart Stamps, Open-Minded Crafting, Repeat Impressions Stamps, Sketch Saturday, Send a Smile 4 Kids and Try Stampin' On Tuesday. I've also guest designed for Crafting By Design, Kenny K, The Alley Way, and Simon Says Stamp. I am married 25+ years to a wonderful man and have two very special grown sons, Dan and Matt.

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