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Cards in Envy Challenge: Typography

Happy Monday!  It’s time for another Cards in Envy challenge.  This week our theme is “Typography.” These are cards using letters, words, or sentiments as your focal image.

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 Ellen Hutson’s “Holly Jolly” stamp set for my “typography” element. The design paper is Fancy Pants “Wish Season” by Kim Watson. I stamped the snow bursts in Simon Say Stamp white pigment ink and topped them with Nuvo Crystal Drops.  My flag dies are My Favorite Things and I finished off the card with some black Distress Ink.

Hope we’ll see your “Typography” cards over at the Cards in Envy challenge.  You have until November 19th to enter.

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Technique Junkies November Blog Hop!

Is it November already? Unbelievable!  Have you been enjoying the annual Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas?  I sure have. If you need some inspiration, pop on over to the T.J. Pinterest page or check out the Technique Junkie Design Team’s site.  Pat is offering a discount of 20% on all holiday stamps.

For today though, the Technique Junkies Design Team is showing off the new releases for November.  As usual, Pat has come up with some great new stamps for this release and I know you are going to love them. Pat is offering 15% off all November Release Stamps for one week!  WooHoo!

Let’s get on with the show!

Stamp: Music Collage

Technique: “Watered Dylugions” from the Bodacious Backgrounds CD

Supplies: Fine Gold Thread, Dylusions, Stampendous Embossing Powder, Love Nicole “Thanks” Die, My Favorite Things Feather Die, Art Anthology “Sunshine” Sorbet, Simon Says Stamp Cardbase Die.

Stamp: Violin Collage, Better Things

Technique: White heat emboss over black cardstock.

Supplies: Club Scrap paper, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Versafine Black Onyx Ink

Stamp: Stay Humble

Technique: Stickers Galore from Subscriber Pages with the addition of embossing folder

Supplies: Club Scrap stickers, Art Anthology Dizzle, Tim Holtz Embossing Folder, MISTI

Stamps: Just Wing It, Paint Rings

Technique: Gold Heat Embossing, Stamping over Ombre of Art Anthology Paints

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 Lanette’s Blog, you’re in the right place!  Great projects Lanette!

The next stop is over at Jeanne’s Blog.

I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies November Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off November Stamps for the next week only and 20% off the Christmas stamps until November 15th!

 

Technique Junkies – irResistable Heart

Hey there Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here with some mid-week inspiration using the lovely October release stamp, “Grace in Her Heart”.  I stamped her on cardstock I colored with Copic markers and popped her up over cork.  My background is the irResistable Stencils Tutorial from Artistic Effects CD.

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; 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 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 – Greatest Oak

The Crafty Nurse here for some inspiration!

Stamps and Supplies:

Happy day!

The Crafty Nurse

Cards in Envy Challenge – Cheers to You!

For this Cards in Envy Challenge, we are raising our glass and having a “Cheers to You” theme.  Create a congratulations or celebration card for your entry.  Our challenge runs through Sunday, September 17th and the design team will be picking their favorites. As a quick reminder, Cards in Envy asks that you make your card fit into a standard A2 card, which is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.

My card today features a technique I saw by Kelly Laveotla comparing Distress Inks vs. Distress Oxide Inks.  I used Distress inks in Milled Lavender and Broken China.  My stamp is from an older Hero Arts kit long sold out but I liked the ease of cutting out the mask for this technique.  My sentiment is Alte New, “Magnolia’s For Her” which I white heat embossed.

I hope you will join us at Cards in Envy this week and show us your “Cheers to You” cards.

Technique Junkies – Foiled Branches

Hey, Junkies!!

The Crafty Nurse here with some foiled inspiration for you today.  You still have time to enter your comments for a chance to win $100.00 gift certificate over on the Technique Junkies Blog Hop. Also, you have until September 8th to get 15% off your September release stamps.

For today, I’m using: Pine Branch #S774 and Autumn Set of 6 #SS078

 

I’d love for you to share the cards over at the Facebook group using some of your supplies combined with Technique Junkies stamps. You still have time to enter the “Beach Blocking” challenge for a chance to win prizes.  Need more inspiration?  Check out the Pinterest board for Technique Junkies.

Finally, enjoy 10% off in the store using TJ10Kathy.

Happy Inking,

The Crafty Nurse

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