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Summer’s Here!

Hey Junkies!  It’s the Crafty Nurse back with a little inspiration post for you today featuring more of the June release stamps from Technique Junkies. 

Today I’ve got a great summer card for you using the Gel Medium Resist Technique found on the Sensational Stencil CD.

I began by watercoloring the “Seahorse” stamp using distress inks.  To create the background, I applied gel medium through my stencil and allowed to dry.  My color was added using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays in gold, brown and blues.  The gel medium picks up some of the spray colors which I think looks great.  You’ll find more details and other options in the Sensational Stencils CD for this technique.  The starfish is cut out from the “Tide Pool Starfish” stamp and the tag is an Avery Elle die.

Here’s a close-up of the gel medium.

I hope you’ll find some time this week to play with your Technique Junkie stamps. Don’t forget to stop by the TJ store and see all the fun new product Pat is carrying in addition to stamps.

See you again soon,

The Crafty Nurse

Mix it Up Challenge using Ellen & Avery Elle

Happy Thursday Friends.  Today I broke out my Dylusions Ink to do some watercoloring to enter my card into the Ellen Mix It Up Challenge.  For this challenge Ellen chooses one other company for a combined product challenge.  This week it’s Avery Elle.

My card features the “Mondo Magnolia” by Ellen and the Avery Elle “Gift Tag” set. To achieve this look I followed Julie Ebersole’s tutorial from a previous “Hello Monday” called “Magic Watercolor” – Thanks Julie!

Believe it or not, Julie almost scrapped this because she didn’t like how it came out at first but I’m thrilled she persevered.  The birthday sentiment is from “Cupcake Party” by Simon Says Stamp.

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Mix it up: Ellen & Avery Elle

Inspiration Destination: ATG

Crafting By Design: Flowers

Simon Says Stamp: Color Swatch

Crafty Gals Corner: Flowers

Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit #2

Here’s card 2 using the Simon Says Stamp January card kit and Operation Write Home’s Sketch 245.  The tag die is Avery Elle cut from the cream card stock, then stamped Hero Arts Shadow Ink with the stamp set and added some Hero Arts gems.  The “miss you” die is from Die-Versions from the OWH Fundraiser last year. I finished off the tag with some organza ribbon.

Miss You HeroEntered in Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Operation Write Home: Sketch 245

 

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