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The House That Stamps Built; Designer Choice Challenge

It’s the second Wednesday of August which means it’s time for a Designers Choice Challenge at The House That Stamp Built! Today, Cherri is hosting our challenge and she has chosen “Who Let The Dogs Out.”  Another great theme Cheri!

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!

For my “Who Let The Dogs Out” card I stenciled a background using Simon Says Stamp paw print stencil with distress inks. I then stamped Repeat Impressions “Golden Retriever 8121-P” on Bristol Smooth paper to create my focal image.  I added “hi friend” from Repeat Impressions “Hello Cling” set.

Who Let the Dogs Out

I wonder who will “let your dogs out” this week over at The House that Stamps Built.  Happy Wednesday!

Ellen Hutson Mix it up Challenge

For this Ellen Hutson’s Challenge, cards are to include a combination of Alte New & Ellen Hutson products.  My card uses the “Mondo Magnolia” sentiment from Ellen and “Sketchy Cities America” from Alte New.  The skyline is Boston and is a design case from Jen Rzasa that she taught in the Online Card Classes Watercolor.   In class she used Inktense pencils, however, I played with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I also tested them on Bristol Smooth 100lb paper and they work FABULOUSLY.  I had tried them on Neenah Solar White and they didn’t blend so I was pleased to find another surface besides watercolor paper for my new markers.

The background stamp is from Club Scrap.  I created the background on another card base then stamped the city, colored it and then fussy cut it out, popping it up on the background sheet.  I also used a brush and side water rather than a water brush.  I’m finding this works better for me.

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Ellen Hutson: Pin-Site Challenge; Alte New

 

Chicken Sandwich Anyone?

Good Day Junkies!  The Crafty Nurse here with a post from the Technique Junkies May Release.

For this card card I broke out my Distress Inks in Scattered Straw and Abandoned Coral on Smooth Bristol paper to create the technique called, “Color Sandwich” from the Simple & Easy Inking Technique CD.  When blending distress inks make sure you start off the page and then move in circular motion toward the card with light consistent pressure.  The Bristol Smooth paper is amazing for blending distress inks

I embossed “Chicken MC002” with Versafine Black Onyx Ink and heat set with clear powder, which I prefer to black embossing powder.  The sentiment “Needed To Be #553”, fits nicely next to my image and adds a little bit of whimsey needed for the card.

To finish off, I added Viva Pearl Pen in Pearl all over the dots on the “Chicken” image and in black to add interest to the top right corner.

I sure hope you get a chance to stop on over to the new Technique Junkies store and see all the new May release stamps as well as other great new products.

Happy Inking!

The Crafty Nurse

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