Supplies: Art Anthology Sorbet in Honolulu Blue, Baby Blue Eyes, Pixie, and Mint Julep, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder in Morning Glory Azure, Stampendous Embossing Enamel in Aqua, Tim Holtz Embossing Folder & Ribbon.
Technique: Stamp Zen Waves with Archival Ink then apply Art Anthology Sorbet in dark to light. Dry emboss using bubble folder for texture. Heat emboss sentiment using Lindy’s powder. Add versamark to edge and emboss using enamel.
Please enjoy 10% off at the Technique Junkies store using TJ10Kathy.
It’s the first Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built color challenge! You have until Tuesday, December 8th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions. Also, if you use a Repeat Impressions stamps, you will receive an additional entry for a better chance to win.
Here are this weeks colors:
For my card this week I did a little layering of the Repeat Impressions “Poinsettia 2012-H.” I used Copic Markers and stacked up the layers using foam tape.
My background is an embossing folder by Tim Holtz as is the die cut “noel” sentiment. The ribbon is Ellen Hutson.
Happy Friday! I’m thrilled to be posting today for A Day For Daisies new challenge showcasing the Pumpkin Head collection. For our challenge we would love to see some treat items. They can be little boxes, bags, or anything that you can give to someone as a treat. This challenge will run through Thursday, November 5th at Noon.
I couldn’t resist using Pumpkin Head 2 which I colored with Copic’s. The tree is from a Tim Holtz embossing folder and stencil which I fussy cut out. The treat box is an older Fiskars template so it was fun to break out some goodies from my stash I hadn’t see in a while. I love that these challenges push your creativity!
Hope my sweet pumpkin head treat box gives you some inspiration to come join our challenge. Can’t wait to see what you talented creators make!
Happy July 1st fellow Junkies! With summer here, the Technique Junkie Design Team is celebrating with a blog hop showcasing the new Technique Junkies stamps for July. In addition to some fabulous stamps, there are stencils, art anthology colorations, and a variety of new dimensional mediums perfect for those who like to play with ink. As a special treat, Pat is offering 15% off all July Release Stamps for one week! WooHoo!
I’d love for you to stop by all the design team’s blogs listed below for great ideas on how to use those new July Release stamps found in the Technique Junkies Store.
My first card uses the Burnished Backgrounds Tutorial from the Simple & Easy Inking Techniques CD. Instead of choosing just three (3) colors, I decided that I needed a rainbow to show off this stunning new July stamp called “Peonies #S626.” The Distress inks used are Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, and Mermaid Lagoon. The black frame is a My Favorite Things die embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. The sentiment is heat embossed using another July stamp called, “With Sympathy (set of 5) #SS049” on heavy bazzill vellum. I finished with black pearls.
My next two cards feature an older technique from October 2006 Technique Junkies newsletter called “Powder Key Enameling.” The goal is to layer several colors of embossing powder to create texture, which is perfect for new release stamp called, “Shells #PS009.” The powders used are Stampendous Aged Marine, Distress in Brushed Corduroy, and Antiquities Verdigris. I took it to the next step by adding additional distress inks in Black Soot and Gathered Twigs. I also embossed the same powders over gold charms shells on this first example and in the second I’ve added the sentiment that comes with the “Shells #PS009” set.
My final card uses the “Non-Stick Color Technique,” from the Simple & Easy Inking CD. For this technique you typically stamp into multiple colors applied to a craft sheet, however, I used it more as a background by applying Abandoned Coral distress ink in layers. To highlight the sentiment I first stamped and white heat embossed “With Sympathy (set of 5) #SS049,” then ran it through my Big Shot using a Tim Holtz Embossing diffuser and embossing folder. If you aren’t familiar with the diffuser, it has shapes cut out in the middle and are used with embossing folders to allow areas to stamp. I finished the card with a few flowers and brads.
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 Sally Lynn’s Blog, your in the right place! -Sally, you rock!
The next stop is at Pat Huntoon’s Blog.
Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:
Design Team Blog http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com
Pam DeChellis http://journeyawakensthesoul.blogspot.com
Beth Norman http://sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/blog
Jane Bosi http://janembosi.blogspot.com
Jerri Jones http://www.abushelandahug.blogspot.com
Marilyn Hughes http://DollsEtc.blogspot.com
Sally Lynn MacDonald http://www.sallylynnmacdonald.com
Kathy Stacy https://craftynurse4u.wordpress.com – That’s Me!
Pat Huntoon http://patstamps.blogspot.com
I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies July Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off July Stamps for the next week only!
Hey Junkies! It’s the Crafty Nurse back with a little inspiration post for you today featuring more of the June release stamps from Technique Junkies.
Today I’ve got a great summer card for you using the Gel Medium Resist Technique found on the Sensational Stencil CD.
I began by watercoloring the “Seahorse” stamp using distress inks. To create the background, I applied gel medium through my stencil and allowed to dry. My color was added using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays in gold, brown and blues. The gel medium picks up some of the spray colors which I think looks great. You’ll find more details and other options in the Sensational Stencils CD for this technique. The starfish is cut out from the “Tide Pool Starfish” stamp and the tag is an Avery Elle die.
Here’s a close-up of the gel medium.
I hope you’ll find some time this week to play with your Technique Junkie stamps. Don’t forget to stop by the TJ store and see all the fun new product Pat is carrying in addition to stamps.
See you again soon,
The Crafty Nurse
I used the “Pasted Resist” technique from the Sensational Stencils CD. I began by stamping the image with Archival Ink then topped with translucent embossing paste. Once dry, I inked over the image and paste with distress inks and framed it with gold foil tape.
I think the next time I do this I will mask off the seahorse so that image stands out more. But inky play is all about having fun and learning, right? You could either use liquid frisket, rubber cement, or a paper mask though I’d lean toward the liquid frisket.
If you haven’t yet checked out the June release stamps, come on over to the new Technique Junkies store. In addition to stamps, Pat has added lots of other mediums, stencils, and other inky goodness. See you there!
Happy Saturday Friends! It’s time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids (SAS4Kids) challenge and the theme for this entry is CELEBRATE! Whoo Hoo! We’ve been seeing lots of halloween, fall, and autumn cards and while those are stunning, SAS4kids is taking a few weeks to have a challenge on celebration. It can be anything you celebrate for kids like birthdays, graduations, a job well done or heck, just celebrate the gorgeous day! As is traditional with SAS4Kids, we have some spectacular sponsors and this week is no different. As I mentioned in our last challenge SAS4 Kids is about celebration and bringing some joy into the lives of kids who are ill and hospitalized. We’d love for you to enter our challenge and when you are done, sending in some cards of celebration to lift the spirits of a little one in need.
As is our custom, we have some fantastic sponsors this challenge who are offering amazing prizes for randomly chosen winners. The design team will also be acknowledging their card favorites so there are lots of chances to win. Our sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:
1) The Paper Shelter: a $20.00 Gift Certificate
2) Crackerbox Palace: 3 Images of winners choice
3) Stitchy Bear: 2 Images for a total value of $6.00
My first inspiration offering today uses the pre-colored digital image and background from The Paper Shelter’s “Brave & Cute Knight”. I printed him out twice and made the second print a little smaller so I could pop it up with dimensional tape and there would be an obvious second image on top. I also brought the image into Photoshop Elements and added my own title Hip Hip Hooray! That’s one of the great things with The Paper Shelter’s images, they are so high quality you can really make some cool combinations with your images and paper. I finished the top off with a My Favorite Things scalloped die to frame up the card.
My second inspiration card uses a digital image from Crackerbox Palace called “Smiley”. I colored him with copic markers and used a texture folder from Tim Holtz Alterations line on a transparency. I really liked the feeling of bubbles in the background. The paper I used is from American Crafts, “Hip, Hip, Hooray” 6 x 6 pad. The Birthday die is Paper Trey Ink. It’s also hard to see, but the whole card is on a white card base.
Just finished my July Tim Holtz tag for 12 tags of 2014. This one was really fun as we made our own sand. I didn’t have the Antique Linen Glitter so I made my own with the clear dry glitter and antique linen reinker. You can make all the colors of distress glitter by adding a few drops of the reinker. The shards aren’t as big, but at least you can have lots of colors. To make sand, mix UTEE, glitter, distress embossing powder in Frayed Burlap and Black soot, then add glossy accepts to moisten. Apply glossing accents to the surface, then press sand into it and let dry. The sea horses were also really fun to make. All the directions are on Tim’s blog and he even gives a 10 percent discount for supplies. Now go and have some fun!