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Technique Junkies – Let your Light Shine!

Hey Fellow Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here today with another card from our June 2017 release using “Let Your Life Shine” stamp.   To create the sun rays, I used the Tim Holtz “Ray’s” Stencil with Squeezed Sunshine, Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed Distress inks.  I added a layer of Art Anthology “splash” which is a sparkle medium over the entire piece.  I then added some birds with Art Anthology Stencil “Take Flight”. I finished off the card with a frame of Art Anthology “Lava” for a black frame.

Thanks for stopping by the today and as always we wish you lots of creative play today and always.

Please use Discount Code:  TJ10Kathy

Bye, Bye for now!!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies – Masculine Birthday

Hey Fellow Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here today with another card from the June Release for Technique Junkies using the Nautical Background stamp.  I began by stamping and embossing the Nautical Background, then used a My Favorite Things stamp to die cut “Happy Birthday” four times.  I then glued all those dies together, replacing the top embossed piece back over all the stack of die cuts.  I then fit the entire stack back into place on my card.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and as always we wish you lots of creative play today.  Stop by the Facebook Group to show us your work.

Discount Code for any Technique Junkie Stamp is: TJ10Kathy

Bye, Bye for now!!

The Crafty Nurse

Dreams of A Watercolor Mermaid

The Crafty Nurse “swimming” by to share some mid-week inspiration using stamps from the Technique Junkies June release. You still have a few days to receive 15% percent off this great release over at the Technique Junkies store.

The background for my card is from Sensational Stencils CD called Distress Stain Dip.  I changed it up to use Distress Paint instead of stains in the colors Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon and Wild Honey.  I added a wave texture using a Tim Holtz Stencil then added additional distress ink around the edges.

For the focal image, I stamped “Mermaid on Rock” onto 140lb. watercolor paper with Archival Ink.  I colored my mermaid using Windsor Newton Watercolor markers and added highlights with prismacolor pencils.  Adding pencils over watercolor is a great way to add depth to your coloring.

Stamps:

We would love for you to join our monthly challenges for a chance to win prizes.  Don’t forget to share your work over at the Facebook group.  We love to see your cards and projects.

Enjoy your day!!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies – Like Fireworks

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend.  I’m here today with a Technique Junkies June release stamp sentiment stamp called “Like Fireworks”.

My card started with a very old stencil by Club Scrap from the October 2001 kit club. The colors were Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Red Royal, Butter Ball and Dusty Blue.  I thought the “Like Fireworks” sentiment worked perfectly as she lights the way forward. I think the sentiment also works for 4th of July themed cards.

I hope you find some time to get crafty today.  We are all over at the Technique Junkies Facebook Page so if you haven’t stopped by, we’d love to see you!  You still have until June 8th to buy any June Release stamp at 15% off over at the Technique Junkies store.

 

Technique Junkies June 2017 Blog Hop!

Happy June 1st fellow Junkies!  It’s almost summer and June’s Technique Junkies release is here!!  The Technique Junkie Design Team has put together some fabulous samples of this months release showcasing the new Technique Junkies stamps for June. Pat is once again offering 15% off all June Release Stamps for one week!  WooHoo!

I’d love for you to stop by all the design team’s blogs for samples of the new June Release stamps you can find in the Technique Junkies Store.  Don’t forget to use discount code: TJ10Kathy for savings.

Close Up

Stamps: Beach Fixes Everything #SDX097

Stencil: Tim Holtz Bubbles

Medium:

  • Distress Paints in Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, and Picket Fence
  • Embossing Powder: White
  • Distress Crackle Paint
  • Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Tea Dye

Stamps:

Medium:

  • Hero Arts Shadow Ink – Wet Cement & Dusty Blue

Stamps:

Medium:  Hero Arts Shadow Ink – Butter Bar, Navy, Cardinal

Stamps:

Medium: Distress Paint in Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Wild Honey; Stickles, Tonic Nuvo Drops – Ivory Seashell

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 cards Cheri!

The next stop is the talented Jeanne Streiff

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog

Lanette Erickson

Cheri Weston

Kathy Stacy – That’s Me

Jeanne Streiff

Ro Donner

Beth Norman

Judy Jackson

Vicky Garrett

Giovana Smith

Chris Dayton

Pat Huntoon

We hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies June Release Hop!  Don’t forget – 15% off June Stamps for the next week only and use discount code TJ10Kathy!

We’d love for you to join us on the Facebook Page and show us your projects.  We also have our monthly challenge where there is a chance to win free stamps.

Entered in: MIUCB#2

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Mixed Media Monthly – Challenge #37 – Put a Stencil On It

Chall #37 graphic

Technique Junkies Memorial Day 2017

Happy Memorial Day friends.  Having a father who served in the Navy for 20 years and a son who served as a US Marine, this day always brings me to thoughts of those who gave their lives for our freedom.

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Technique Junkies – Honoring our Military on Memorial Day

Hey Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse  here today as we go into Memorial Day 2017 to honor those service men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country and the freedoms we enjoy.  Thankfully, my youngest son, Matt, a United States Marine, came home safely so my heart goes out to all those mothers and fathers who provided the ultimate sacrifice.

Stamps:

I used my MISTI tool to do repeated stamping with Tombow Markers in #856, #565, #055.  Place stamp in MISTI and stamp each section using Tombow Markers. The background is stamped simply with Versamark Ink in a staggered pattern.

I hope you and your family enjoy this extended weekend and take a few minutes to appreciate the sacrifice made by so many of our countries military persons.

Use Discount Code: TJ10Kathy  – for you stamp purchases at Technique Junkies.

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies: Shiny Pearls

The Crafty Nurse here for a midweek post to spark your creative flow.  Please join us over at the new Technique Junkies Facebook Group to share your work.

Stamps: “Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful”

Technique: Stenciled PE from the Sensation Stencil CD

Please enjoy 10% off at the Technique Junkies store using TJ10Kathy.

Happy Arting

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies – Hat’s Off to Dad

Hey Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse back with some inky inspiration to prepare you for your favorite dad.

My card today I used a few of the new May release stamps.  Use discount code TJ10Kathy for 10% off any stamps in the store.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please join us over at our Facebook Group.

Keep inking!!

The Crafty Nurse

Cards in Envy Challenge: Favorite Color Combination

Happy Monday!  It’s time for another Cards in Envy challenge .  This week our theme is use your “Favorite Color Combination.”

As a reminder, Cards in Envy asks that your card fit into a standard A2 envelope for ease of mailing, but that doesn’t mean they have to be one layer or clean and simple.

For today’s card, I chose the colors pink, yellow and black.  For the focal image, I used a Technique Junkies April Release stamp called “Life is Tough“, which I heat embossed with white, then applied Distress inks in a favorite technique called Distress Stain Dip, which can be found on the “Artistic Effects” CD at Technique Junkies. To add depth, I ran the entire card through the We “R” Memory Keepers Geometric embossing folder and applied additional Distress inks over the top.

Hope we’ll see your “Favorite Color Combo” cards over at the Cards in Envy challenge.  You have until May 28th to enter.  If you love this stamp, I have a coupon code for a 10% discount at Technique Junkies: TJ10Kathy

Sandy Allnock

Fearfully, wonderfully made! —Ps 139:14

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