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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!

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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

A Blog Named Hero – A Bit of Sparkle

Hello fellow Hero Art’s Friends!

Kathy, The Crafty Nurse here with you today for my take on a this month’s “A Bit of Sparkle” challenge going on all month at A Blog Named Hero.  This month we are collaborating with Simon Says Stamp so you’ll definitely want to join.

For my sparkle, I chose to use IndigoBlu’s Mega Flake.  The colors are amazing in real life and the technique is super easy using the Hero Arts cling stamp from Sweet Threads.

Here’s a close-up of both the mega flake and Simon Says Stamp “Thanks” die.

We’ve added the current challenge to the side-bar on the right over at A Blog Named Hero so you can find it quickly to enter. Can’t wait to see your “A Bit of Sparkle” cards this month.  Have fun!

The House That Stamps Built; Designer Choice Challenge

It’s the second Wednesday of January and that means it’s time for a Designers Choice Challenge at The House That Stamp Built!  Today, I’m the host and have chosen the theme of “Winter Wonderland.”  Here in Virginia it’s finally getting cold enough to call it winter.  Moving from New York, it’s nice not to be buried in the snow!

As a reminder, 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 “Winter Wonderland”  card, I played with Mega Flakes by Indigo Blu.  I started by stamping Repeat Impressions, “Snowflake Solid, Lg. 8912-I,” “Snowflake Solid, 8914-E”, and “Snowflakes 8805-K” with Flitterglu.   I then applied the flakes and burnished off.  My sentiment, “Let it Snow 2006-H,” is gold heat embossed and edged with gold foil tape.  I finished off the project with some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Scintillating Silver Spray.  

Winter Wonderland

I look forward to seeing what your “Winter Wonderland” cards look like at The House that Stamps Built.  Happy Wednesday!  I also hope you’ve checked out my Project of the Week from Monday using the Herringbone Technique.

Technique Junkies – Silver & Gold

Christmas is almost here Junkies and today I’ve got a little holiday inspiration for you.  I hope you get a chance to get inky this holiday week, I know I will.

For my card I began by stamping “Christmas Tree, Set of 6” with Flitterglu and applied Indigo Blu Mega Flake in Chariots of Faire and Winter Dawn.  I did the same process with the fabulous “Snowflakes” stamp then sprayed it all with “Gilded Gold” Fairy Dust by Art Anthology.

For my card base I created an interlocking die background by cutting a flag die out of Silver and Gold pattern paper then lined them up to create a fun background.  This is a take on the Herringbone background that I learned by Shari Carroll.  For my sentiment I used the Tim Holtz Holiday words “noel” die.

We here at Technique Junkies wish each and every one of you and your families the most wonderful holidays and look forward to showing you the great new release coming on January 1st!

The Crafty Nurse

 

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