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The Crafty Nurse here with a post using some of the great new release stamps from January.  When I saw the book themed stamps, the first thing I thought about was creating some fabulous bookmarks.

I used alcohol inks a few different ways.  First I dropped them directly onto the tag then added 91% alcohol on top with a dropper to create great movement.  Then I used the more traditional polished stone technique using the applicator and blending solution then pouncing on the tag.

After applying the ink, I stamped “Books #S644” on a few tags and heat embossed with clear.  I then chose several of the sentiments from “Bookworms #SS054″ and stamped those as well.  To finish off I created tassels with bakers twine and metallic thread.  I found a great tutorial on Pinterest on how to make these very quickly.

I hope everyone is enjoying their new year and making time to get your fingers inky.  Also, don’t forget, Pat has offered $15% off the January Release stamps until the 8th so stop by the Technique Junkies store and grab up some goodies.

Take care,

A Day For Daisies: Frame Challenge 9-11-15

It’s Friday and time for a new challenge at A Day For Daisies!  For our new challenge, we are showcasing Frames!

For my Design Team inspiration, I chose one of the new release stamps called,  “Fairy Flower Bouquet Portrait.”  I colored the image with Copic Markers in deep violets and bright greens.

For the frame, I used a die cutting trick of using two dies taped together thereby creating a frame of whatever shape you choose. I then inlayed another piece of the Lawn Fawn pattern paper to add a little more background.  My sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  I finished off with some silver metallic thread and white gel pen.

I sure hope you’ll stop by and see all the other designers cards showing their “Frame” creations.  The challenge will run through Thursday, September 24th at Noon.  See you at A Day For Daisies Blog!

We’d also love for you to visit our Facebook Community Page as we’d love to see your cards there too!

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A Day For Daisies: Sequins Challenge 8-14-15

It’s Friday and time for a new challenge at A Day For Daisies!  It’s all about sequins! I don’t know about you but I love sequins and I know we all have more than enough to create some beautiful cards and projects.

For my Design Team inspiration, I chose one of the new release stamps called,  “Vintage Lip Color.”  I colored this beauty with Copic Markers using a deep green to simulate velvet. For her hair I took a very stiff stencil brush and tapped it on the chisel end of my Copics to pick up color, then tapped in onto the hair creating that great texture.  It’s a little challenging to get the colors just right, but with some practice I think you’ll love this technique.

The paper pad is from Echo Park called “Getaway” and the scalloped die for the awning is Lawn Fawn. To finish off the card I added gold and silver sequins then placed a dot of Diamond Stickles in the center for some added bling.  I like to fill in my sequins.

The sequins challenge will run through Thursday, August 27th at Noon.  See you at A Day For Daisies Blog!

We’d also love for you to visit our Facebook Community Page as we’d love to see your cards there too!

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Doodle Pantry: ATG

Addicted to Stamps: Make Your Mark (stipple brush and Marker for hair)

Crafting By Design: 3 or more layers

Design Team Show Case: August

A Day For Daisies: Feather Challenge 7-31-15

It’s Friday and time for a new challenge at A Day For Daisies!  For our new challenge, we are showcasing Feathers!  Wow, did I have fun.  I couldn’t decide to stamp feathers, make feathers, use dies, or go outside and pick some off the ground.  There are so many fun ways to use feathers that I sure hope you join us in the fun.

For my Design Team inspiration, I chose one of the new release stamps called,  “Bird Family On A Branch.”  I colored the image with Copic Markers in a combination of both cool and warm colors.  I die cut the family out using a Sizzix rectangle die and applied Spun Sugar Distress Ink around the edges while the die was still in place to create that nice white border.

For the feathers, I started with WPlus9’s Fanciful Feathers die.  I then sprayed them using several Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays and distressed with Gathered Twigs. After that, I got out the Liquid Platinum embossing powder and my Perfect Medium Embossing Pen and went to town creating a center area for the powder to stick. I tied the feathers together with silver metallic thread, chose Simple Stories “Vintage Bliss,” as my pattern paper, and die cut the card panel out with a WPlus 9 card panel die.

I sure hope you’ll stop by and see all the other designers cards showing their “Feather” creations.  The challenge will run through Thursday, August 6th at Noon.  See you at A Day For Daisies Blog!

We’d also love for you to visit our Facebook Community Page as we’d love to see your cards there too!

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