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Technique Junkies – Grace in Her Heart

Hello Junkies!  I’m here today with a Technique Junkies October release stamp called “Grace in Her Heart #SD819”.  I began my background using Distress Paints adapting the Distress Stain Dip Technique from Artistic Effects CD.  I then ran it through an embossing folder for texture.  My stamp is on kraft cardstock using Versfine Black Onyx ink.

I hope you find some time to get crafty today.  We are all over at the Technique Junkies Facebook Page so if you haven’t stopped by, we’d love to see you!  We also look forward to your entries in our monthly challenge over at the Design Team Blog.

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Technique Junkies; Vintage Christmas

Hello Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here with some holiday spirit.  I love to get my Christmas cards done early so I don’t have to rush around in December when I need them.  I’ve used some new and old Technique Junkies stamps to create this vintage style card.

Stamps: Arabesque #S767Gifts of Christmas #SS081, and Snowflakes #S235

Supplies: MISTI, A Colorful Life’s “Square Fade Stencil,” Distress Paint in Frayed Burlap, Distress ink in Antique Linen, Gold Foiling, Holographic EP, Versamark, WPlus9 Die, Neenah Cardstock, gold cardstock, flitter-glu, and gold flakes.

Directions:  Stamp Arabesque using Distress paint on cardstock using MISTI, ink with Distress, DRY completely with heat tool, apply versmark through stencil,  apply holographic EP and heat, stamp sentiment using MISTI (a must because of texture), cut card panel using circle die, pop-up center die, stamp snowflake with flitter-glu, foil, buff, and back with gold cardstock.

We’d love to see your cards and projects over at the Facebook Group and in our Design Team challenge where you can win prizes for your entries!

Happy Inking!

Technique Junkies: Pearl Paint Resist

The Crafty Nurse here with another holiday card using a gorgeous background stamp from the October release.  Today’s the last day to grab new releases for 15% off.

Stamps: “Arabesque #S767” and “Winter Wonderland sayings set of 3”

Technique: Distressed Paint Resist – Stamp using pearl paint, dry, apply distress inks, buff.

Supplies: Pearl Paint, Distress Inks, Sequins, Vellum, EP

Please enjoy 10% off at the Technique Junkies store using TJ10Kathy.  Please join us over at the Technique Junkies Facebook Group to share your work. Don’t forget about the monthly challenge for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate.

Happy Arting

Technique Junkies – Scientific Computations

Hey there Junkies!  The Crafty Nurse here today using “Scientific Computations #S705” from the October Technique Junkies release in honor of my youngest son’s birthday.  Happy Birthday, Matt!!

You still have a few days to pick up a 15% discount on the new releases.  In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying the Design Team Hop. It’s a treat!

I love this stamp.  Matt is a math wizard and it’s perfect to encourage him while he’s busy at college.

The background was actually a happy accident while I was playing with Distress Paint. I had applied color randomly to my craft mat and got a very painterly background. I stamped “Scientific Computation” with silver Hero Arts ink, then clear heat embossed. My sentiment is from “Simple Sentiments #SS03A”

We hope to see you in the Facebook group.  Please also use the TJ10Kathy discount code over at the Technique Junkies store!  As part of the October Blog Hop, Pat is offering a 15% discount on all the new October Release Stamps.

Technique Junkies October Blog Hop!

Is it October already?  For me, that means another year older as I celebrate the big 55 this year!  It also means it’s time for the Technique Junkie Design Team’s  blog hop showcasing the new Technique Junkies new releases for October.

Pat is offering 15% off all October Release Stamps for one-week beginning today!  WooHoo! Use my discount code: TJKathy10 for a 10% discount on your other purchases.

Now let’s get on to the goodness!

Stamp: Arabesque #S767

Supplies: A Colorful Life Square Fade Stencil, Art Anthology Stone Effects in Bone, Simon Says Stamp leaf die, Distress Paint in Frayed Burlap

Stamp: Scientific Computations #S705

Supplies: Art Anthology Fairy Dust in Sterling Distress Ink, My Favorite Things Die

Stamps: Textured Stars #SS773, Simple Sentiments 3A

Supplies: Distress Paint, Embossing Powder, Hero Arts Silver Ink

Stamps: Turn on the Light; #SD754

Supplies: Art Anthology Crackle Stencil, Distress Paint, Cork

Now, that I’ve shown you what I have to offer, I don’t want you to miss any of the other design teams creativity so I encourage you to start hopping at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.

If you are arriving from  Cheri’s Blog, you in the right place!  Gorgeous cards, Cheri!

The next stop is at Jeanne’s Blog.

We hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies October Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off October Stamps for the next week only!  You can also use my discount code: TJKathy10 for an additional discount on your other purchases.

 

Technique Junkies – Foiled Pinecone

Hello, Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here with some Autumn splendor using gold foiling.  I have a great kit from Indigo Blu, but any sticky glue and foil will do.

Stamps: Pinecone #SD821 and Autumn Set of 6

Supplies: A Colorful Life’s “Square Fade Stencil”, Delicata Gold Ink, My Favorite Things Flag Die, Flitter Glu, Tricolor foil, Distress Ink.

I love an interesting background and often just try things to see how they work.  The base layer of cardstock is colored using extra Distress ink I “mopped up” from my craft mat using a baby wipe and pouncing it on card stock.  The next layer is the gorgeous Delicata Gold ink on black card stock using the very detailed Autumn Set of 6 set. For the focal image, I started with more of the mopped up ink then over that I stenciled the Square Fade stencil using a light touch and making sure to heat set.  I then stamped the pine cone using Flitterglu and foiled.

We hope to see you in the Facebook group and participating in our monthly challenge over at the Design Team Blog.

Happy Inking!!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies – Starry ATC

The Crafty Nurse here today with more Technique Junkies inspiration using “Star Collage #S772” and “Rustic Pine SD838” from the September release to make an Artist Trading Card (ATC).

I began by embossing Star Collage with Distress embossing powder in Frayed Burlap.  I then used my MISTI to stamp the Rustic Pine stamp over the top giving a cool background.  My sentiment is heat embossed using Simple Sentiments 3a and I broke out my old postage scissors to cut the edges.

Sure hope you find some time to get your fingers inky today!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies – Greatest Oak

The Crafty Nurse here for some inspiration!

Stamps and Supplies:

Happy day!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies Distressed Collage

Hello, Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here some mid-week inspiration using a few of the September release stamps.

Stamps: Star Collage #S772Good Night SDX105, and Rustic Pine #SD838

Supplies: Distress Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Star Stencil, Lawn Fawn Die, MISTI

We hope to see you in the Facebook group and participating in our monthly challenge over at the Design Team Blog.

Happy Inking!!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies – Seeing Stars

The Crafty Nurse here for a midweek post to spark your creative flow.  Have you joined our monthly challenge?  If not, we’d love to see your cards and your entry may just win a prize at the same time. You can find the challenge over on the sidebar of the Technique Junkies Blog. 

We’d also love to see your cards and projects over at the new Technique Junkies Facebook Group.

Now let’s get on to the inspiration.  This stamp is perfect for both cards and art journal pages. I began by stamping “star collage” using the “Distressed Stain Direct” tutorial from the Bodacious Background CD which is on sale for $4.95.  I then stamped “star collage” again on grey card stock and sprayed with Distress Mica in silver.  I then cut out the stars using the My Favorite Things stitched star die and popped that up over the first panel. My sentiment was embossed.

Stamps:

 

Happy day!

The Crafty Nurse

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