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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 – Watercolored Dylusions

Hello Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here to share some inspiration for using a few of the new July Release stamps by Technique Junkies.  The technique is from Julie Ebersole using Dylusions Inks Sprays as watercolor. You have until July 9th to purchase the new releases at 15% discount.  In addition, don’t forget to use discount Code: TJ10Kathy for other purchases.


Technique: From Julie Ebersole

Thank you for joining me today.  Please share your creations with us at the Technique Junkies Facebook group.  We’ve also got the Technique Junkies July  “Drip” challenge for you to enter until July 9th.   If you enjoyed the inspiration, you can purchase your own stamps using the discount code: TJ10Kathy. Enjoy!

Technique Junkies – Record Snowfall

The Crafty Nurse here with more inspiration from Technique Junkies.

Today, I used both old and new Technique Junkies Stamps.  The old stamp is the Snowflakes #S235, which is probably my most favorite TJ stamp for the holidays.  It comes with 16 different snowflakes! The new stamp is the “All is Calm SDX079″ sentiment, which I stamped and silver embossed on black card stock spritzed with Dylusions White Linen spray to mimic snow.

During the holidays, one of the most found memories is listing to old records by Bing Crosby and Andy Williams.  As I began creating this card I began to notice the embossed circles look a little like a record! Okay – you have to have imagination, but I sure see a record!  Anyway, to create the record, I embossed several circle dies together and popped them up to give dimension.  I then stamped the Snowflakes and added sequins.  My background is from Bodacious Backgrounds CD using Watered Dylusions Technique and another new release background stamp called “Baubles”.

Stop by Technique Junkies store to pick up some great supplies for your inky pleasure!  I hope you are enjoying the 30 Days of Christmas at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.


Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies – Mandala Mistletoe

Hello Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here with another post showcasing the October Technique Junkies release.  When I was making this card I really wanted to use the Mistletoe stamp in a different way so I performed a bit of stamp surgery by removing the attached sentiment.  Worry not, if you want to use your sentiment again, just put it together on the stamp block and it’s good as new.  Cutting apart your stamps gives a lot of new ways to use them.

Once my stamp was recovered from surgery I used the leaf portion to create somewhat of a mandala pattern for a background.  Before I did this though I created those embossed circles. To achieve this, lay out your circle dies and washi tape them together.  Then run it through your die cutting machine using the embossing folder all at the same time.   Here’s what they look like so you have an idea.


For my focal image I stenciled the Hero Arts Reindeer with Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber inks. I fussy cut him out then applied additional shading to make him pop.  My sentiment is from the gorgeous “Christmas Ornaments Trio Set of 9” which I embossed.

I hope you are enjoying the 30 Days of Christmas here at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.

Happy Inking

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies: Red or White, Hic….

Hello Junkies!!

The Crafty Nurse here today with a bright and festive card featuring one of Pat’s October release stamps called “Red or White Christmas #SD750″.

The background was created using the Pasted Resist Technique from the Sensational Stencil CD. I began with the Tim Holtz Poinsettia stencil and embossing paste.  After that was dried, I sprayed with Red Pepper Color Wash Spray.  Then over that I lightly spritzed Dylusions White Linen Spray.  This combination of colors is really vibrant and perfect for a holiday red. I also spritzed the white Dylusions over my black card stock for more texture. My card base is a very deep olive green and looks really great against that stunning red.

Stop on by the Technique Junkies Store to check out the October Release.

Until then, happy inking

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies Blog Hop!

Is it October already?  For me, that means another year older!  It also means it’s time for the Technique Junkie Design Team’s  blog hop showcasing the new Technique Junkies new releases for October.

It’s holiday time here at Technique Junkies and I know you are going to love what the design team has come up with.  Don’t forget that Pat always provides a 15% discount and this month it’s extending through October 10th so stop by the Techniques Junkies Store to score your goodies.  In addition to the stamps, the store is carrying stencils, art anthology colorations, and a variety of new dimensional mediums perfect for those who like to play with ink.

My first card features the gorgeous new stamp “Christmas Ornaments Trio Set of 9 #SS055”. Using a circle template I created multiple “bauble shapes” with Distress Inks in Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, and Twisted Citron. Then, using my Misti tool, I stamped the star ornament in this set making sure to mask the tip so it didn’t overlap.  I doodled an edge to frame it and used the Distressed Stain Embossing Technique from the Artistic Effects CD for my background.  The sentiment is also from this set and goes perfectly with this ornament set.


My next card features a clean and simple card (which I hardly EVER do) using “Mistletoe #SD745” stamped repeatedly on the top of a card front.  I colored the leaves with G94, YG03, and R59 Copic Markers, then Distressed the edge with Antique Linen. My sentiment is from “Christmas Ornaments Trio Set of 9 #SS055”


My next card features “Christmas Mug Shot #SD732” that I embossed in white over black card stock spritzed with Dylusions white spray.  For the background, I white embossed “Baubles #S713” then sprayed the background with Art Anthology Colorations in Avocado, Siesta Key’s, and Fern Leaf.


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 McAlpine’s Blog, you in the right place!  Gorgeous project Karen!

The next stop is at Beth Norman’s Blog.

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog

Lanette Erickson

Karen McAlpine

Kathy Stacy – Thanks Me!!

Beth Norman

Pam DeChellis 

Judy Jackson

Tonya Davidson

Pat Huntoon 

I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies October Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off October Stamps through October 10th only!

The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes

It’s the fifth Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built Anything Goes challenge.  This doesn’t come around too often, but it’s your time to do anything you wish.  You have until Tuesday, September 6th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.

For my card today I had some creative play using Dylusions ink to watercolor with.  If you haven’t tried this, it’s so simple.  All you do is stamp and emboss your image, spray with water over entire piece and start dropping color.  You can use any water based color and Dylusions works very well.

For my card I started by stamping the Repeat Impressions “Flower Power Frame 10202-Q and embossed with white powder. I dropped in Cherry Pie, Funky Fushia, Pure Sunshine, Lemon Zest and Cut Grass. I created a border using a My Favorite Things frame and used the sentiment “Special 8608-D”.

August ATG

Come join us at The House That Stamps Built, you may be our next winner! If you use a Repeat Impressions Stamp in your design, you’ll get an extra entry!

Oh, and don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.


The House That Stamps Built; Designer Choice Challenge

It’s the second Wednesday of June and that means it’s time for a Designers Choice Challenge at The House That Stamp Built!  Today, Deonna is hosting our challenge and she has chosen “Use Two or More Stamps.”

As with our other challenges, we are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to the Repeat Impressions store for our random winner.  Don’t forget, if you use a RI stamp, you get an extra entry!

For my “Use Two or More Stamps” I started by heat embossing the new Flower Power 102 Background  on watercolor paper, then used Dylusions Ink to paint on watercolor over the entire thing.  The sentiment is Because 8622-D also white heat embossed on black card stock.


I sure hope you break out your creativity for “Use Two of More Stamps” this week at The House that Stamps Built.  Happy Wednesday!

A Day For Daisies: Anything But A Card Challenge

It’s Friday friends and time for another post featuring the Vintage Hats Collection by A Day For Daisies.  We are also starting a new challenge using “Anything But A Card”.  The challenge will run through Thursday, May 5th so we hope you’ll come on over to enter.

For today’s card, I used “Vintage School Girl Four” which I colored with Dylusions Inks.  This is a really fun technique though it does use water and can cause bleeding of your printer ink. Simply begin by adding small amounts of water where you want color, then drop Dylusions Ink into the water for a vibrant watercolor look.

For my tag I used the My Favorite Things Blueprint Tag stamped with Technique Junkies French Text background. I died the ribbon with Dylusions inks and used the Simple Stories “DIY Boutique” paper pack.  My sentiment and the swirls stamp are by My Craft Spot called, Tiny Tags.

Anything But a Card

We can’t wait to see what your “Anything But A Card” entry looks like using your A Day For Daisies Images.  Please also visit our Facebook Community Page as we’d love to see your cards there too!

Technique Junkies Watercoloring with Dylusions

Hello Technique Junkie Friends.  Today I’m bringing you some inky goodness using a watercoloring technique with Dylusions Ink, which you can now find in the Technique Junkies Store.

I began by white heat embossing over Versamark ink on smooth bristol paper.  I taped my project to a board to avoid warping then laid down a lot of water using the Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer. Staring with Pure Sunshine I simply dropped the Dylusions Ink toward the outer edges of the poppies then moving toward the inside using Squeezed Orange, Cherry Pie, and Postbox Red.   That’s it – easy as pie!

The stamp I used is Technique Junkies “Large Poppies”.  This is a favorite of mine and comes in both small and large sizes.  The sentiment is called, “Believe in Yourself” and great to send someone for inspiration.

Large Poppies-wm

I hope you’ll join us over at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog for more inspiration.  If you haven’t visited the new Technique Junkies store, I encourage you to stop by because new things are always added.

I also want to leave you with a teaser and tell you the new stamps coming out for August are FABULOUS!!!  The design team has put together a great blog hop for you starting on August 1st.  Pat will also be offering a sale so be sure to check back then!

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