The Crafty Nurse here with a card for your mid-week inspiration.
Technique: Variation on: Pouncing Tutorial Feb/March 2008 Subscriber Pages
- Mix any two colors of pigment or mica based powders with Acrylic Glazing Liquid (Satin) – I used Lindy’s Magicals
- Dip your fingers in first color of paint and apply to dark card stock. Repeat second color
- Cut two thin strips of black card stock and ink with silver pigment ink
- Using MISTI, stamp Lollipop Flowers onto black card stock and clear heat emboss
- Stamp “Sister” sentiment from “How Blessed Am I”, with silver pigment and clear emboss
- Edge both focal pieces with silver pigment ink to frame
- Apply Nuvo Ivory Seashell Pearl drops to flower centers
- Finish by dabbing silver pigment over image to give “painterly” look
Thank you for joining me today for some mid-week inspiration. Please share your creations with us at the Technique Junkies Facebook group. We’ve also got the May challenge for you to enter until May 13th. If you enjoyed the inspiration, you can purchase your own stamps using the discount code: TJ10Kathy. Enjoy!
Happy Wednesday Junkies!
She is simply stamped using the MISTI with black Versafine Ink. The MISTI ensures that you can stamp and re-stamp without error. I ended up stamping her three times to get a nice solid image.
The technique today is from the April/May 2013 Subscriber Pages called, “Snippets Tutorial”. This technique’s background is washi tape and I am in love with the new Jane Davenport tapes. The tapes and image were a perfect marriage.
Come on over and play with us over at the new Technique Junkies Facebook Page. We’d love to see your projects.
The Crafty Nurse here today thinking about my summer vacation on the beach! A girl can dream, right?
I used the Misti stamping tool to create my card today. The great thing about this tool is when you have a solid stamp, you can still get a really crisp image. It also helps when you are doing more complex masking like I did here with the Technique Junkies stamp “Palm Tree’s Set Of 3 SS069.”
The technique is not complicated. I’ve taken Palm Tree’s Set of 3 #SS069 and used the Misti tool to create a multilayered effect with Distress Markers. The Misti allows you to keep your stamp in the same place and repeatedly use different colors. I saw this technique by the wonderful Jill Foster and thought it would be perfect for this TJ Stamp.
1) Place stamp in Misti to desired position
2) Color trunk of tree beginning with Frayed Burlap Distress Marker stamping in between each new color addition. Move on to darker colors in Gathered Twigs and Espresso to create shadow and depth.
3) Now apply Distress Marker to trees in the same fashion. I used Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint.
4) Once all the coloring is done, apply versamark and heat set. This creates a protective layer and allows you to work on the background without dulling your focal image colors.
5) Reverse Mask Moon by using die cut circle through masking paper. Apply Distress Ink in Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber
6) Complete card with the sentiment “Winds of Change”
I hope you’ve found a little inspiration today. If you’d like to try this technique, you can pick up this stamp at Technique Junkies using the 10% discount TJ10Kathy. If you have any questions, leave a comment and I’ll be happy to assist. Or you can join us in the Facebook group to enjoy some stamping conversation and card inspiration.
Pat is still offering her new release stamps at 15% off as well so happy shopping.
The Crafty Nurse here today with one cat crazy card!
I used the Misti stamping tool to create my card today. The great thing about this tool is when you have a solid stamp, you can still get a really crisp image. It also helps when you are doing more complex masking like I did here with the January release stamp “Cat Crazy SD701.”
I started by stamping each of the “Crazy Cat’s” onto my card front. They were done in Archival Inks in Sepia, Black Soot, & Hickory Smoke. I then masked all three of the cats and placed the Art Anthology Stencil called “Cracked” over top and stenciled in using Vintage Photo Distress Inks. I stamped off 3 more of the black cats and then cut out the word “crazy” which I used as my sentiment.
To finish off I created a ground for my kitties to sit on with watercolored distress inks and finished off with more distressing on the edges.
I’ve also entered this card in the Mixed Media Stencil challenge using the Art Anthology Cracked Stencil.
For those crazy cat lovers and stampers alike, I hope you’ve found a little inspiration today and look forward to seeing what you do with your new Technique Junkies stamps.
Hello fellow Hero Art’s Friends!
Kathy, The Crafty Nurse here today sharing some inspiration for our “Pop of Color” challenge in collaboration with The Ton. You have until the end of the day to enter this month over at A Blog Named Hero.
Both cards were made using The Ton’s “Fall Foliage” set. This stunning stamp layering set is so great, I made two cards! The first card is in line with our “pop of color” challenge and features the stamp layering technique from The Ton’s You-Tube video. I personally used a Misti tool to make sure my layers aligned. For background leaves, I stamped only the final layer in the leaf set so my focal leaf “Popped” and added a Darice embossing folder over a diffuser for more “pop”.
My second card features negative watercoloring taught by Dawn Woleslagle of WPlus 9 in Online Card Classes Intermediate course. I am quite the novice in watercolor, but I really enjoyed using this gorgeous stamp with this technique.
We can’t want to see what you’ve created for your “Pop of Color” over at A Blog Named Hero. Have fun!