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!
We are ringing in the New Year with a Blog Hop for the January Technique Junkies new release. The fabulous Technique Junkie Design Team will provide an amazing selection of inspiration for your enjoyment.
Pat is again offering 15% off all January Release Stamps for one week! In addition to new stamps, Technique Junkies has great art supplies like stencils, art anthology colorations, velvets, and sorbets – which are fabulous dimensional mediums that can be used in such fun ways.
My first card uses some of those Art Anthology mediums in Red Velvet, Mi Bella and Cotton Candy for the background. The featured stamp called “Love You #SD725” is perfect for ATC backgrounds, but I’ve used it as a focal image. After white heat embossing “Love You, I applied the three mediums blending each to create a gradient. Behind the focal image is another new release called “Love Script #S697”, which I stamped in a pale shade of blue. The frame is a My Favorite Things Die that I covered with “Art Anthology Black Leather” paint, which has a glorious shimmer adding that extra pizazz to your card. I finished off the card with the Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ivory Seashell. These are super quick drying and self-leveling creating perfect pearl shapes.
My second card uses the “Kraft Resist Technique from the Bodacious Backgrounds CD” with Vintage Photo Distress Inks to make the “Messy Love #S744” stamp stand out. I cut the Messy Love panel using a heart die to expose another January stamp called, “Love Script S697”. In the process of making this card I was really inspired by the theme of love and community so using the people die from My Favorite Things I created two stacks of people holding hands in solidarity. I don’t think this die is being sold anymore, but I really loved how it paired with the TJ January release stamps.
My next card features the gorgeously delicate new stamp called, “Being Yours #SD727.” For the background I began with a Stencil Girl stencil using “Gessoed Stencil Technique from the Sensational Stencil CD” . The color is Picked Raspberry Distress Ink applied in an ombre fashion. The focal image “Being Yours” was embossed using silver sparkle powder. I cut think strips of silver glitter paper to frame the vellum and finished with sequins and stickles.
Being Yours Close Up
My final project uses the “By Us #SD700” with the technique “Whitewash Chic from the Artistic Effects CD“. I colored the image with distress markers and a fine tipped water brush. The frame was created by another My Favorite Things half circle die that was popped up for extra dimension. I cut away the sentiment so I could use it as a sentiment.
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.
If you are arriving from Cheri’s Blog, you in the right place! Gorgeous Projects Cheri !
The next stop is the wildly creative Ro Donner!
Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:
Kathy Stacy That’s Me!
I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies January Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off January Stamps for the next week only!
It’s the second Wednesday of November which means it’s time for a Designers Choice Challenge at The House That Stamp Built! Today, Cheri is hosting our challenge and she has chosen “Being Thankful” a perfect sentiment as we fast approach the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US!
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! You have until Tuesday, November 15th to enter.
For my “Being Thankful” card I began by stamping “Falling Leaves #3306-I” as a background. I then stamped the “Vertical Positive Foliage #6002-M” and gold heat embossed then stamped it again popping up selected images for added dimension. My sentiment is the classic “Thanksgiving Blessings #3214-G” which I also gold embossed. I scattered Stampendous Embossed Enamel in Ochre & Gold all over the edge and finished off with the new Nuvo Crystal Drops.
Thanks Cheri for this weeks “Being Thankful” theme. This is my favorite time of the year and I really enjoyed reflecting on the memories of family and thankfulness as we move through this holiday season.
Please show us your cards at The House that Stamps Built. Happy Wednesday!