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Technique Junkies – Just Wing It

Hello Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here today sharing some inspiration using the November release stamp, “Just Wing It”.

The background is created using Distress Ink. Then I heat embossed my image using white powder over the background using my MISTI.  I inked the sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx Ink and embellished the edges with another gorgeous stamp called, “Toile de Jouy Set of 9” using a grey ink.  I finished off framing the eyes with some pen work and called her done.


I hope you and your family are enjoyed your Thanksgiving weekend and don’t forget to take time this holiday season to get inky!

This will be my last post for Technique Junkies, at least for a while as I’m taking a break from the team.

Thank you all for your support.

Happy Inking!!

Pearly Gelato Painted Rings

Hey there Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here with some mid-week inspiration using a technique called “Pearly Gelato Wash” from Pat’s newsletter pages.  Over the beautiful gelatos background, I stamped “Painted Rings” with Simon Says Stamp white pigment ink.  My sentiment is another favorite called, “Doo Wah Ditty”, which I framed with distress ink and backed in black cardstock then finishing off with Clear Nuvo Drops.

We’d love to see your cards and projects over at the Facebook Group.

Happy Inking!

Technique Junkies – Watercolored Painted Rings

Hello Junkies!  I’m here today with a Technique Junkies November release stamp called “Painted Rings” which I painted with Jane Davenports “Mermaid Markers”.  Simply stamp and heat emboss the “Painted Rings” with white powder on 140 lb. watercolor paper.  To color, use your Mermaid Markers by coloring a heavy line on the bottom of the bubble and feather out with your aqua brush.

My focal image is another great stamp called “Typewriter Set”. I also colored this with the Mermaid Markers after stamping and heat embossing over watercolor paper.

I hope you find some time to get crafty today.  Please join us over at the Technique Junkies Facebook Page, we’d love to see you!

Technique Junkies – Day 25 of 30 Days of Christmas

Hello Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here posting one of my all-time favorite holiday stamps for the 25th day of Technique Junkies 30 days of Christmas. Pat is offering 20% off all Christmas stamps during this celebration.

This is such an easily reproducible card especially when you use the MISTI.

Stamp:  Christmas Dove

Technique: Heat embossed with Platinum embossing powder by Ranger.

We’d love to see you are making for this holiday season over at the Facebook Group.

Happy Inking!

Technique Junkies – Torn Music Collage

Happy Friday!

I’m here today making beautiful music using the new “Torn Music Collage” stamp using Hero Arts “Wet Cement” repeatedly with the MISTI over woodgrain design paper until I got the depth I wanted.  I then covered the entire piece with Art Anthology “Dazzle” to create a sparkly background.  My sentiment, “Stay Humble” was stamped on the same design paper and embellished with stitching dies.

We hope you are enjoying the November Release hop. Until then, please join us at the Facebook group.

Happy Inking

Technique Junkies November Blog Hop!

Is it November already? Unbelievable!  Have you been enjoying the annual Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas?  I sure have. If you need some inspiration, pop on over to the T.J. Pinterest page or check out the Technique Junkie Design Team’s site.  Pat is offering a discount of 20% on all holiday stamps.

For today though, the Technique Junkies Design Team is showing off the new releases for November.  As usual, Pat has come up with some great new stamps for this release and I know you are going to love them. Pat is offering 15% off all November Release Stamps for one week!  WooHoo!

Let’s get on with the show!

Stamp: Music Collage

Technique: “Watered Dylugions” from the Bodacious Backgrounds CD

Supplies: Fine Gold Thread, Dylusions, Stampendous Embossing Powder, Love Nicole “Thanks” Die, My Favorite Things Feather Die, Art Anthology “Sunshine” Sorbet, Simon Says Stamp Cardbase Die.

Stamp: Violin Collage, Better Things

Technique: White heat emboss over black cardstock.

Supplies: Club Scrap paper, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Versafine Black Onyx Ink

Stamp: Stay Humble

Technique: Stickers Galore from Subscriber Pages with the addition of embossing folder

Supplies: Club Scrap stickers, Art Anthology Dizzle, Tim Holtz Embossing Folder, MISTI

Stamps: Just Wing It, Paint Rings

Technique: Gold Heat Embossing, Stamping over Ombre of Art Anthology Paints

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 Lanette’s Blog, you’re in the right place!  Great projects Lanette!

The next stop is over at Jeanne’s Blog.

I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies November Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off November Stamps for the next week only and 20% off the Christmas stamps until November 15th!


Technique Junkies – Beautiful & Brilliant

The Crafty Nurse here with some inspiration to spark your creative flow.  Have you joined our monthly challenge?  If not, we’d love to see your entries for prizes and you just may learn a new technique at the same time. You can find the challenge over on the sidebar of the Technique Junkies Blog. 

We’d also love to see your cards and projects over at the new Technique Junkies Facebook Group.

Now let’s get on to the inspiration.  Can you tell I love this background stamp?  It’s got a vintage feel to me.  This card uses a Distress paint resist technique that’s as easy as stamping with paint, drying and applying ink over the top to colorize. I also added Art Anthology “Dazzle” which is a great to add some pizazz and seals in any water-soluble inks.


Happy day!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies – Grace in Her Heart

Hello Junkies!  I’m here today with a Technique Junkies October release stamp called “Grace in Her Heart #SD819”.  I began my background using Distress Paints adapting the Distress Stain Dip Technique from Artistic Effects CD.  I then ran it through an embossing folder for texture.  My stamp is on kraft cardstock using Versfine Black Onyx ink.

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!  We also look forward to your entries in our monthly challenge over at the Design Team Blog.

Technique Junkies: Pearl Paint Resist

The Crafty Nurse here with another holiday card using a gorgeous background stamp from the October release.  Today’s the last day to grab new releases for 15% off.

Stamps: “Arabesque #S767” and “Winter Wonderland sayings set of 3”

Technique: Distressed Paint Resist – Stamp using pearl paint, dry, apply distress inks, buff.

Supplies: Pearl Paint, Distress Inks, Sequins, Vellum, EP

Please enjoy 10% off at the Technique Junkies store using TJ10Kathy.  Please join us over at the Technique Junkies Facebook Group to share your work. Don’t forget about the monthly challenge for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate.

Happy Arting

Technique Junkies – Scientific Computations

Hey there Junkies!  The Crafty Nurse here today using “Scientific Computations #S705” from the October Technique Junkies release in honor of my youngest son’s birthday.  Happy Birthday, Matt!!

You still have a few days to pick up a 15% discount on the new releases.  In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying the Design Team Hop. It’s a treat!

I love this stamp.  Matt is a math wizard and it’s perfect to encourage him while he’s busy at college.

The background was actually a happy accident while I was playing with Distress Paint. I had applied color randomly to my craft mat and got a very painterly background. I stamped “Scientific Computation” with silver Hero Arts ink, then clear heat embossed. My sentiment is from “Simple Sentiments #SS03A”

We hope to see you in the Facebook group.  Please also use the TJ10Kathy discount code over at the Technique Junkies store!  As part of the October Blog Hop, Pat is offering a 15% discount on all the new October Release Stamps.

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