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Technique Junkies – Pear Minx

Kathy, The Crafty Nurse here today with more Technique Junkies inspiration using “Fanciful Fruit – Set of 2#SS057” from the August release.

The background is the result of playing with both Minx and Art Anthology products.  The Minx colors used was the white called “Immaculate” and the orange called, “Radiance”.   The Art Anthology Sorbet I used was “Vegas Gold” which I ran through with a texture comb.

I heat embossed the pear from “Fanciful Fruit” with Versafine Black Onyx Ink and clear powder.  I also spayed it with Gilded Gold Colorations and placed the whole thing over some torn mulberry.

August Minx

Sure hope you find some time to get your fingers inky today and I’ll see you later on this month for more junkie goodness.

See you then!

The Crafty Nurse

The House That Stamps Built; Project for the week 8/8/16

Hello stampers.  Kathy, The Crafty Nurse here with some tips and tricks to embossing on Mulberry for my project of the week at The House that Stamps Built!

I was digging through my stash the other day and found some gorgeous mulberry paper and wanted to share how to use this supply for your focal image.

Lets get started!

For this project the supplies you’ll need are:

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Begin by treating your piece of mulberry paper with an embossing buddy or powder.  This helps so the embossing powder doesn’t stick.

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Stamp and apply your powder to the mulberry – I used gold.

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Emboss you image with a heat gun.  I used “Shade of Elm” Make sure before you apply the heat to let your tool heat up for a few minutes so when you do emboss, it’s quick.

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Now we are going to make a “torn edge”.  To do that, take your aqua or water brush and paint a line around your image.  You can create a square, a circle, or an oval.  For that matter you can draw any shape you like.

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I used a square for my shape but rounded the edges in my final project.

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To get the torn edge, just pull the mulberry toward you while it is still wet.

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Here is the final mulberry stamped piece.

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To create the background of your card, choose an image with texture.  I stamped “Pine Silhouette”  and clear embossed.

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I then distressed with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

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Then applied water splatters.

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Wipe off the extra ink over the embossing.

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Apply a clear stick glue to the back.

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Adhere to your project.

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Stamp your sentiment.  I used the Stamp-a-Majig to stamp Plate 8600 sentiment, “Wishing you Happy”.

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Finally, put all your elements together for your final card.

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I hope you’ve gotten a few tips and tricks this week at The House That Stamps Built and we look forward to seeing your cards in our current challenge this week.

Technique Junkies August Blog Hop!

It’s August 1st and that means it’s time for the Technique Junkie Design Team’s  blog hop showcasing the new Technique Junkies stamps for August 2016.

Pat is offering 15% off all August Release Stamps for one week!  WooHoo!  So stop by all the design team’s blogs for great ideas and samples of other new August Release stamps  you can find in the Technique Junkies Store.

My first card uses the Metallic Magic Technique from December 2002 for the background.   I then ran it through a We R Memory Keepers Geometric folder and used the new “Grand Greetings Set of 5 for my sentiment on gold My Favorite Things card stock.  These new release sentiments are perfect for card fronts.

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My second card uses the “180 Degree Technique from Bodacious Backgrounds CD” with the “Hipster Cats #S718” stamp. The inks were Hero Arts Cup of Joe and Sand.  The sentiment isn’t a new release, but a great Technique Junkies stamp called, “Better Things SDX063” which I heat embossed with Liquid Platinum powder.
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My next card uses two techniques.  The background is “Marbling Rainbow from April/May 2004” and the focal image featuring the gorgeous “Horse #SD706” stamp uses “Polished Mulberry from June 2003 Newsletter”.  The marbling was done with reinkers and alcohol.  My sentiment is another new August release called, “Move Your Soul SDX082”.

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My final card  uses the “Marbled Smooch Technique from October/November 2010 Newsletter featuring “Just Look Up SD722”. He’s simply stamped on the background and colored with metallic gel pens.  I added stars from My Favorite Things Dies and finished off with Wink of Stella.

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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.

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

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Kathy Stacy – That’s me!

Lanette Erickson

Beth Norman

Pam DeChellis

Judy Jackson

Tonya Davidson

Pat Huntoon

Robin Redd  

I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies August Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off August Stamps for the next week only!

 

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