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Technique Junkies: Kraft Resist

The Crafty Nurse here for a midweek post to spark your creative flow.  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.

Stamps: “Hibiscus Panel” and “Trust Your Journey”

Technique: Kraft Resist from Bodacious Background CD

Supplies: Distress Inks, Gold Crackle Paint, Clear Embossing Powder

Please enjoy 10% off at the Technique Junkies store using TJ10Kathy.

Happy Arting

The Crafty Nurse

Cards in Envy Challenge: Wings

Happy Monday!  It’s time for another Cards in Envy challenge .  This week our theme is “Wings.”  This can be anything with wings such as butterflies, dragonflies, birds, angels, etc.

As a reminder, Cards in Envy asks that your card fit into a standard A2 envelope for ease of mailing, but that doesn’t mean they have to be one layer or clean and simple.

For today’s card I used a fun technique from a tutorial CD called “Bodacious Backgrounds” by Technique Junkies called, 180 degree stamping.  The stamp is also by Technique Junkies called, Vintage Butterfly Collection,” with a great sentiment called, “Forever and a Day” which I heat embossed with silver powder.

Wings

Hope you like it and enter a card with us at Cards in Envy!   Where will your wings take you today???

 

Technique Junkies July Blog Hop!

Happy July 1st fellow Junkies!  With summer here, the Technique Junkie Design Team is celebrating with a blog hop showcasing the new Technique Junkies stamps for July.  In addition to some fabulous stamps, there are stencils, art anthology colorations, and a variety of dimensional mediums perfect for those who like to play with ink.  As is her custom, Pat is offering 15% off all July Release Stamps for one week!  WooHoo!

I’d love for you to stop by all the design team’s blogs listed below for great ideas on how to use those new July Release stamps found in the Technique Junkies Store.

I wanted to start the hop off with a patriotic flare using a combination of new and existing Technique Junkies stamps.  The background was built using “Patriot Fragments”, a fabulous set that can be used all together for a background like I have done, or individually as elements on your projects.  The technique is the Big Bold Blending Tutorial from the Bodacious Backgrounds CD using Candy Apple Red and Faded Jeans Distress Inks.  To build the focal image, I started with the Tim Holtz stars stencil using the Gelato Wipe technique (but with distress ink) from Sensational Stencils CD.   I then stamped the new “Dream Big SD697” from the July release and went over that with a black gel pen to add pop.

July1

My second card features the new “Mermaid Love #S698” which I stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored up with Copic Markers.  To create the sun rays I used the basic “Grunged Stencil Technique from the Sensational Stencils CD” with the Tim Holtz Ray’s stencil and Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Squeezed Lemonade, and Mustard Seed inks. The sentiment is another new July stamps called, “Better At The Lake Set of 5 – SS057”.  I finished off the white water with Copic White Paint applied with a stipple brush, a great way to add texture and “splash” to water.

July6

My next card  uses the “Colorwash Alcohol Tutorial from the August/September 2012 Technique Junkies Newsletter.  I love the depth and variety of color in this technique and the way it sets off the boats in the new “Rowboats #712” stamp.  The sentiment is from a previous release called,  “Winds of Change SD621” .

July5

My last card uses some copper Washi Tape for the background.  For more ideas using Washi tape, check out “Washi Tape & Ribbons CD.  My focal stamps is “Rescue Love SD689” that I stamped with Tombow Markers in several colors, then painted Art Anthology Dimensional paint in Vegas Gold, Kenyan Copper, and Desire.  The background is one of my favorite TJ Stamps “Faint Scratches #S518” stamped in Antique Linen Distress Ink.

July7

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 Karen’s Blog, your in the right place! Great project Karen, you rock!

The next stop is at Lanette’s  Blog.

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog

Karen McAlpine

Kathy Stacy – That’s Me!

Lanette Erickson

Beth Norman

Pam DeChellis

Judy Jackson

Robin Redd

Marilyn Hughes

Pat Huntoon

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

Entered in:

Marker Pop: Celebration

Crafting By Design: ATG

Casual Friday’s Color Challenge; Red/White/Blue

Tip Toe Through The Tulips Technique Junkies

Hello Junkies!

Kathy, The Crafty Nurse here today with a quick card using “Tulips #S662” from the Technique Junkies March release.  The background was created using the “Background Whimsy – Copic Method” from the Bodacious Background CD.  Instead of outlining the image completely with the white gel pen, I did a more freehand approach giving it more of an artistic feel, which I think works with this gorgeous stamp.  My sentiment is Kindness Matters SDX026″.

As we are coming to the end of April, I can’t wait for you to see the May release stamps.  Be sure to stop by the May Blog Hop on Sunday, May 1st.  This month I am offering a Technique Junkies stamp for a random commenter!

See you then!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies – Do you have a song?

Hey Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here with another card from the Technique Junkies March release and I for one am thrilled because this has been a favorite for me.

Today, I brought out my colored pencils using a super fun technique called, “Krafty Color Guilding from the Bodacious Backgrounds CD.”  I admit the coloring craze has bitten me and I had a great time with this technique because this “Whimsical World #S634” image couldn’t be more perfect for using pencils.

I also love the sentiment “Always Find a Song #SD414” because to me it is about your own choice to either put a song in your heart or remain silent.

I hope you will choose to sing!

March Pencil

In a few short days we will be sharing our April release and I for one can’t wait.  We hope you will come back and hop with the Design Team.  Until then, keep inking!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies Purple Haze

Hello Junkie Friends.  I’m here today with a quick card using one of the March Technique Junkie release stamps, “Whimsical World S634.”

The technique used on this card is called Background Burst from the Bodacious Backgrounds CD.  I used Pan Pastel over black card stock then ran the it through a We R Memory Keepers embossing folder. The sentiment is from Simple Sentiments 3A #SS03A.

March-Purple Whimsical

Thanks for stopping by and if you haven’t checked out the March release yet, come on over to the Technique Junkies site. 

Butterfly Dreams

Hey Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse back with some inky inspiration for this wonderful almost spring day!  I hope you all get a chance to play a little in your craft room while you enjoy the coming of great weather.

For my card today I went monochromatic using the new March Palettini release “Vintage Butterfly Collection #P035.”   The technique today is from the Bodacious Backgrounds CD called, “180 Degree Stamping,”  The two inks are Altenew Deep Iris and Lavender Fields.  This technique is super easy and creates fabulous depth to your card.

The sentiment is from “Simple Sentiments Set 3a  #SS03A” simply stamped and popped up on foam. I added two panels of ribbon by Ellen Hutson and finished off with sequins filled with Stickles (I prefer not to see the holes).  I also added a line of Stickles on the edge of the card stock for a little added bling.

Thanks for stopping by the Technique Junkies Blog today and we all wish you lots of creative play today and always.

Bye, Bye for now!!

The Crafty Nurse

Rainbow Resist – Technique Junkies

Hey there Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here with a little inspiration using the new March release stamps at Technique Junkies.

Today I used “Tulips #S662”“Veiled Woman #SSD658” and “Classy & Fabulous #SDX070” to create my card.  I started by making two panels with different techniques then combining both.  The techniques I used can be found on the “Bodacious Backgrounds CD.” The rainbow panels use the “Irresistible Rainbow Technique and the middle panel uses the “Brayer Resist” technique with Kaleidacolor Ink in Desert Heat.

To color “Veiled Women SSD658” I stamped her with Archival Ink on watercolor paper, then colored with the same Distress Inks used in my background which were Blue Print Sketch, Lucky Clover, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, and Candied Apple.  You likely noticed while the colors are vibrant, they are lighter than their normal colors because I used a glossy card stock to achieve a smoother application of ink.

March Tulip & Veil

I hope you are enjoying the cards the Design Team has made for the March Blog Hop. Don’t forget to take advantage of Pat’s 15% off sale on all March stamps for the next week.

Bye for now!

The Crafty Nurse

Sandy Allnock

Fearfully, wonderfully made! —Ps 139:14

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