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Technique Junkies February Blog Hop!

It’s the first of the month and that means it’s time for a Technique Junkies  Blog Hop showcasing the new February release!  The fabulous Technique Junkie Design Team  will provide an amazing  selection of inspiration for your enjoyment.

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Pat is again offering 15% off all February Release Stamps for one week!  In addition to new stamps, Technique Junkies has some great new stencils you absolutely need to check out.  The other new product is the Nuvo Mouse, which is a 3D effect product like modeling paste in gorgeous colors.

For my first card on the hop, I’ve taken Palm Tree’s Set of 3 #SS069 and used the Misti tool to create a multilayered effect using Distress Markers.  The Misti allows you to keep your stamp in the same place and repeatedly use different colors. I saw this technique by the wonderful Jill Foster and thought it would be perfect for this new TJ Stamp.  I used Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs and Espresso for the branches and Shabby Shutters & Peeled Paint for the branches. Once the tree is completely stamped, seal it with a clear layer of embossing powder.  This protective layer allows you to work on the background without dulling the focal image colors.  It also gives you little highlights that peek up, which I love.

Next I took distress inks in Broken China and Faded Jeans and began creating the clouds.  The “sand” is created with Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber and Gathered Twigs.

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Here is another card with the very same technique only using more muted distress inks.  For this card I added another new February stamp called Fly Me Away #S716 which frames this scene perfectly.  The sentiments in both cards are included in the Palm Trees Set of 3 set.

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My next card features Fly Me Away #S716 in a full card.  I used the same technique with the repeated stamping using the Misti Tool.  For more texture, I added a Tim Holtz Stencil over the top with Antique Linen Distress Ink. You can use any of the new Colorful Life stencils too!  The sentiment is a Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker.

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My final card for you today features “Kitty in Curlers #SD743”.  I stamped her using Versafine ink in smokey grey and colored her in Art Anthology paints in Cotton Candy for her curlers, Buttercream for the body and Baby Blue Eyes  for the background.  The patterned paper is created using the technique called, Whitewash Chic from Artistic Effects CD. I wanted her to look like an old time picture frame so I hung a string over a brad so she can hang in her glory.

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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 Projects Cheri !

The next stop is the wildly creative Ro Donner!

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

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Lanette Erickson

Cheri Weston

Kathy Stacy  That’s Me!

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Beth Norman

Pam DeChills

Judy Jackson

Pat Huntoon 

I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies February Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off the February Release Stamps for the next week only!

The First Sin – Technique Junkies

Hey Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse back with some inky inspiration for this wonderful August summer day! I created the background using “Acrylic Gesso Technique from Artistic Effects CD”.  My focal image is one of the new August release stamps called, “Fancy Fruits SS057” that is currently 15% off until August 8th!

For my sentiment I pulled out “That’s What She Said SS012″ specifically using the “I feel a sin coming on” as a quip to Eve and the apple”.  The gold spatters finish off the card.

 Thanks for stopping by the Design Team Blog today.  I hope you’ve had a chance to enjoy the Design Team Blog Hop showcasing the August Release.

Enjoy your Wednesday!

The Crafty Nurse

Crabby? Not me…..

Hello Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here with more inspiration using the April Technique Junkies Release.   If you haven’t stopped by and gotten a peek at all the new releases, I would do so soon as tomorrow is the last day of the 15% discount on the April Release.

For my card I used “Crabby Set of 3 #PS008” over the Goosebumps Double Stencil technique on the Artistic Effects CD.  The sprays are Art Anthology “Waimea Bay” and “Warm” over a Simon Says Stamp wave stencil.

This is a great stamp for so many techniques and with the added sentiments, can be a fun and quirky card.  Hope you’ll stop by Technique Junkies to pick up some really great supplies!

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Enjoy the inspiration using the April release.  Happy Stamping!

The Crafty Nurse

Coffee Anyone?

Hello Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here with more inspiration using the February Technique Junkies release.  I am a coffee JUNKIE!  Starbucks to be specific. I’ve also found a really cool treat called “Topperfino.” They are little chocolate discs that you put in your coffee that are actually pieces of art.  They are only 25 calories and so beautiful to look at.  The best thing is it combines both my loves, art and coffee.

Now on to my card.  I used “Drinking and Thinking SD656 with the  Acrylic Gesso Tutorial from the Artistic Effects CD.  To add a little pizazz, I added book paper under the gesso, then stamped my image.  In addition, I took “Kona” Velvet  by Art Anthology and framed my stamped image.

I liked the versatility of this stamp so didn’t even give her a sentiment.  Pick up a cup of coffee, add a Topperfino and stop by Technique Junkies to pick up some great supplies!

I hope you’ve been enjoying some of the inspiration using the February release.

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies Successful Woman

Hello Junkie Friends.  I’m here today with a quick card using one of the Technique Junkie sentiments from February released called, “Partners in Crime SS053.”  This set has some great sentiments and matches perfectly with some of the other release stamps or can stand alone as a focal sentiment.  I also used the new “Houndstooth Check S665” which I heat embossed in white.

The technique used on this card is one of my all time favorites called, Distress Stain Dip from the Artistic Effects CD. Each panel you make is different based on the colors and amount of stain used.

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If you haven’t checked out the February release yet, come on over to the Technique Junkies site. 

Sandy Allnock

Fearfully, wonderfully made! —Ps 139:14

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