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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

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

The House That Stamps Built; Designer Choice Challenge

It’s the second Wednesday of September, summer is now over, and the kids are back in school.  Today, I am sharing the Designers Choice Challenge at The House That Stamp Built hosted by Deonna who has chosen the theme of “Falling For Fall/Autumn.”

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 “Falling For Fall card” I broke out my gold leafing flakes. This is a old time favorite technique that is so perfect for those fall themed cards.  The technique is easy. I began by applying Versamark Ink to “Oak Leaf Silhouette #5110”“Maple Leaf Silhouette #5127,” and “Random Dots #3404c” then applied “heat and stick” powder. Once that is covered you heat it up with your embossing gun until a shine appears, but not too long because you will ruin the stick.  Then dip your project in the flakes and burnish off with a stiff brush.

To finish the card I stamped “Let Us #2826” sentiment across a My Favorite Things die on DCWV foil paper.

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I can’t wait to see your Falling for Fall cards at The House that Stamps Built as this time of year is my absolute favorite.  The colors are so magnificent, there’s a crispness in the air and the holidays are around the corner.  YEAH!

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