Wednesday, February 15, 2017

ATC with Attitude

Hey There Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here with a little ATC attitude for you this month using one of the February new release stamps called, "Downtown Boy Kitty #SD705".  Wow!  Does this stamp really epitomize the glorious detail you can get in a high quality red rubber stamp.  You can see every line of fur and every cross hatch in his tweet jacket.  This is a real stunner!

For my ATC, I began by dry embossing a standard 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 size piece of card stock with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  I applied a few layers of Daniel Smith watercolors in Quinacridone Gold, Aureolin, and Burnt Umber.  Boy Kitty was stamped using Black Soot Archival Ink, then colored with Distress Markers.

My sentiment is a Tim Holtz sticker, but Pat has also created a fabulous sentiment that goes perfectly with this stamp called "Sarcasm." 



Hope you all find time to this week to get your hands inky with a few of these new stamps from the February 2017 release

Until next time,


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day


Hello stampers, Beth Norman, here with a Valentine's Day card for you, so I'm sending out my love to all of you on this special day.

I wanted to do something a little different, and this is what I came up with.  My main stamp is called Happy Valentine's Day, and if you click on the link, not only will it take you to the stamp, but it will show you examples made by the Design Team.  I love that feature Pat added to her website.  Please forgive me for the shadows.  It was late at night when I took these photos.  Now I know never to do that again.


This is the front view.  My embellishment came premade from Michael's.

I added a pink flourish behind the main image which is called Big Flourish.  The nice thing about Big Flourish is that it covers a lot of space, making it easy to enhance other stamps, or can be used on its' own.

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

One Kitty Three Cards...

Hello All! Lanette Here!

Today I wanted to share tree different cards using the same two stamps from this months release. 

First I played with my watercolors......




Second I used My watercolor pencils and some scraps from my paper bin.....

For my third card I colored with my spectrum markers and used a bit of distress ink..




Here is a better look at the stamps I used today...

SD705 Downton Boy Kitty




Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
I hope that I have inspired you in some way!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Like a Camera

Happy Thursday Junkies! Pam here today to share another project featuring one of the fab February releases.
I modified my stamp a bit to better fit into my project idea.  I used the Like a Camera stamp BUT I actually cut the sentiment apart from the pic design and used it with another stamp set Oh Snap!.  I wanted a more vintage look to my project. And remember you can always piece your stamp back together on and acrylic block to get the original design again.

Here's the result:

Love the vintage look of this card and I am loving this sentiment!!


I used my MISTI tool in order to get a great image over the Distress Ink background. This makes it so easy to get a perfect image every time.

Thanks for joining me today!
Embrace imperfection! 
Pam

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Beans, Beans, The Magical Fruit!

Coffee Beans, that is!

Taking a quick coffee break for my project today.

I have a super simple card to share with you today. I used the Drinking The Coffee and Coffee Beans Background stamps to create a fun just because card.  



I used a few brown tones of Distress Inks on the background stamp and misted it lightly with water before stamping. I stamped the sentiment on some wood patterned paper and trimmed. The panel was elevated with some foam tape.  Add a little ribbon and some wooden beads and you're all set.

Now, I must get back to that coffee!!!!

See you soon!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

PLAYING WITH YUPO PAPER

Hello Junkies!  

I've been having some fun playing with yupo paper.  If you don't know, yupo paper is a "plastic paper", (now that's an oxymoron).  It's non-porous and in our world of papercrafts it's used mostly with alcohol inks and markers for making backgrounds.   I've found several tutorials on YouTube and thought I'd get out my plastic gloves and see what I could create.  

(You definitely want plastic gloves while playing around with a variety of alcohol inks, it can be very messy, and I found, when the alcohol ink got on my fingers, it dried the skin around my cuticles.) 

You can heat set yupo paper with your heat gun, but you must keep it moving and not hold it in one place too long, otherwise, (remember this is plastic), you'll have a shrinky dink card.  (I know this to be true, LOL).  

The inks you'll want to use for stamping on yupo should be Stazon or Archival Inks.  In my card, I used Ranger black Archival ink.  Beside the alcohol inks, you'll need some 91% alcohol for helping you move the ink around the paper.  

Also, you'll want to seal background piece, when you're ready to use it.  Alcohol inks, can be reactivated unless you seal it.  I used a light coat of Kamar Varnish, which I purchased at ACMoore craft store.  




My card uses TJ Stamps #S661 "Growing Wild" and #SDX083 "In My Prayers".  

Here's another example of playing with yupo that I posted on my blog last week.


For one more day, you can grab the Technique Junkie February release stamps at a 15% discount. You don't need a code, it will calculate upon check out.  Easy peasy.  

I hope you get some crafting time today - it's fun there.  







Monday, February 6, 2017

Kitty Love

This is one of the fun new Technique Junkie February Releases.  I love this kitty in the new Kitty in Curlers stamp - http://techniquejunkies.com/kitty-in-curlers/.  However for this card it is the verse from Technique Junkie  stamps - Mae West Sentiments - http://techniquejunkies.com/mae-west-sentiments/ - that makes the card.

Miss Kitty is colored with Copic markers.  Then I added rhinestones and a pearl to create a necklace for her big date.  A clear heart and the pearl are colored with a hot pink Copic marker.

So now I hope you do know that the February Releases for Technique Junkie are on sale for 15% off through February 8.  What are you waiting for?

Have a wonderful day -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson