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Technique Junkies – Japanese Maple

Hello fellow Technique Junkie Friends.  Today I’m bringing you some inky goodness with a fall theme using a fabulous Technique Junkies stamp called “Vintage Botanical Japanese Maple S#336” available at the Technique Junkies Store.  This stamp is gorgeous for this time of the year.

I used an oldie but a goodie Technique Junkie Newsletter technique called, “Pigment Spritzed Tutorial,” from June/July 2009.  I began by applying multiple colors of pigment ink in yellow, oranges, and browns. I then continued to stamp without reinking and then sprayed Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays over the stamped image. The initial technique calls for the creation of your own spray by using reinker and perfect pearls, but I was lazy. LOL.

To create the background I cut out the image using a Simon Says Stamp stitched card die and punched holes in each corner.  I then strung dark jute to create a frame and finished off with a bit of distress ink through a screen for texture.

Japenese Maple-wm

I’m sending this card to my Technique Junkies 1 on 1 friend.  This is a great group of other Technique Junkies who swap 1 card per month.  It’s a great way to see all the great Technique Junkies stamps in real life. As always, stop by and check out all the new goodies at the Technique Junkies store.

By for now,

The Crafty Nurse


The House That Stamps Built: Sketch Challenge

It’s the fourth Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built sketch challenge.  You have until Tuesday, March 31st to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.

Here’s the Sketch:

Sketch M2515

For my card today I broke out my favorite Kuretake watercolors.  I started by stamping the Repeat Impressions Large Butterfly 9110-L with archival ink to ensure it didn’t bleed.  I made a few different colored panels to match the butterflies and ran them through the swiss dots Cuttlebug folder to give some dimension.  I used the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle to create the top layer.  The sentiment is cut from an oval label die by My Favorite Things and stamped with Repeat Impressions Happy Birthday 1113-D.  I finished off the card with some black splatters and jute I got from Hobby Lobby and called it a wonderfully colorful spring card!

Sketch 2515 -wm

Come join us at The House That Stamps Built, you may be our next winner!  Oh, and don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.


March Tim Holtz Tag 2015

Today I finished the March 2015 Tim Holtz Tag.  It uses distress paint for the background on top of some washi.  The butterfly stamp is from the new set called “Perspective”.  I heat embossed and masked it off to place the gold ferro over the tag in place of the recommended texture paste with embossing powder.  It skips several steps and I think it turns out just as nice.  I embellished the tag with some Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprayed ribbon in Grab a Guy Gold and some metallic gold thread my sweet friend Lynn gave to me in a care package.



March Tim Holtz Tag

Here’s a few close ups:

March Tim Holtz Tag Closeup


March Tim HOltz Close up2

Entered in:

Tim Holtz Tag: March

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More than Friends


Card made with Bazzill’s Autumn Harvest paper pack and a QKR Digital Image colored with copics.  The sentiment is Simon Says stamp as is the label die it’s on.  I edged the card with distress ink and called it a fall card to send to Operation Write Home.

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QKR Challenge: Monochromatic

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