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Hey Fellow Junkies!
The Crafty Nurse here today with another card from our June 2017 release using “Let Your Life Shine” stamp. To create the sun rays, I used the Tim Holtz “Ray’s” Stencil with Squeezed Sunshine, Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed Distress inks. I added a layer of Art Anthology “splash” which is a sparkle medium over the entire piece. I then added some birds with Art Anthology Stencil “Take Flight”. I finished off the card with a frame of Art Anthology “Lava” for a black frame.
Thanks for stopping by the today and as always we wish you lots of creative play today and always.
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Bye, Bye for now!!
Hey Fellow Junkies!
The Crafty Nurse here today with another card from the June Release for Technique Junkies using the Nautical Background stamp. I began by stamping and embossing the Nautical Background, then used a My Favorite Things stamp to die cut “Happy Birthday” four times. I then glued all those dies together, replacing the top embossed piece back over all the stack of die cuts. I then fit the entire stack back into place on my card.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today and as always we wish you lots of creative play today. Stop by the Facebook Group to show us your work.
Discount Code for any Technique Junkie Stamp is: TJ10Kathy
Bye, Bye for now!!
The Crafty Nurse “swimming” by to share some mid-week inspiration using stamps from the Technique Junkies June release. You still have a few days to receive 15% percent off this great release over at the Technique Junkies store.
The background for my card is from Sensational Stencils CD called Distress Stain Dip. I changed it up to use Distress Paint instead of stains in the colors Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon and Wild Honey. I added a wave texture using a Tim Holtz Stencil then added additional distress ink around the edges.
For the focal image, I stamped “Mermaid on Rock” onto 140lb. watercolor paper with Archival Ink. I colored my mermaid using Windsor Newton Watercolor markers and added highlights with prismacolor pencils. Adding pencils over watercolor is a great way to add depth to your coloring.
Enjoy your day!!
My card started with a very old stencil by Club Scrap from the October 2001 kit club. The colors were Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Red Royal, Butter Ball and Dusty Blue. I thought the “Like Fireworks” sentiment worked perfectly as she lights the way forward. I think the sentiment also works for 4th of July themed cards.
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! You still have until June 8th to buy any June Release stamp at 15% off over at the Technique Junkies store.
Happy June 1st fellow Junkies! It’s almost summer and June’s Technique Junkies release is here!! The Technique Junkie Design Team has put together some fabulous samples of this months release showcasing the new Technique Junkies stamps for June. Pat is once again offering 15% off all June Release Stamps for one week! WooHoo!
I’d love for you to stop by all the design team’s blogs for samples of the new June Release stamps you can find in the Technique Junkies Store. Don’t forget to use discount code: TJ10Kathy for savings.
Stamps: Beach Fixes Everything #SDX097
Stencil: Tim Holtz Bubbles
- Distress Paints in Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, and Picket Fence
- Embossing Powder: White
- Distress Crackle Paint
- Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Tea Dye
- Hero Arts Shadow Ink – Wet Cement & Dusty Blue
Medium: Hero Arts Shadow Ink – Butter Bar, Navy, Cardinal
Medium: Distress Paint in Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Wild Honey; Stickles, Tonic Nuvo Drops – Ivory Seashell
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 the talented Jeanne Streiff
Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:
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The Crafty Nurse here today as we go into Memorial Day 2017 to honor those service men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country and the freedoms we enjoy. Thankfully, my youngest son, Matt, a United States Marine, came home safely so my heart goes out to all those mothers and fathers who provided the ultimate sacrifice.
I used my MISTI tool to do repeated stamping with Tombow Markers in #856, #565, #055. Place stamp in MISTI and stamp each section using Tombow Markers. The background is stamped simply with Versamark Ink in a staggered pattern.
I hope you and your family enjoy this extended weekend and take a few minutes to appreciate the sacrifice made by so many of our countries military persons.
Use Discount Code: TJ10Kathy – for you stamp purchases at Technique Junkies.
Stamps: “Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful”
Technique: Stenciled PE from the Sensation Stencil CD
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The Crafty Nurse back with some inky inspiration to prepare you for your favorite dad.
My card today I used a few of the new May release stamps. Use discount code TJ10Kathy for 10% off any stamps in the store.
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The Crafty Nurse here with a card for your mid-week inspiration.
Technique: Variation on: Pouncing Tutorial Feb/March 2008 Subscriber Pages
- Mix any two colors of pigment or mica based powders with Acrylic Glazing Liquid (Satin) – I used Lindy’s Magicals
- Dip your fingers in first color of paint and apply to dark card stock. Repeat second color
- Cut two thin strips of black card stock and ink with silver pigment ink
- Using MISTI, stamp Lollipop Flowers onto black card stock and clear heat emboss
- Stamp “Sister” sentiment from “How Blessed Am I”, with silver pigment and clear emboss
- Edge both focal pieces with silver pigment ink to frame
- Apply Nuvo Ivory Seashell Pearl drops to flower centers
- Finish by dabbing silver pigment over image to give “painterly” look
Thank you for joining me today for some mid-week inspiration. Please share your creations with us at the Technique Junkies Facebook group. We’ve also got the May challenge for you to enter until May 13th. If you enjoyed the inspiration, you can purchase your own stamps using the discount code: TJ10Kathy. Enjoy!