Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Amazing Rainbow

Happy Wednesday Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here today sharing a rainbow of inspiration using the August release stamp, "Amazing Grace #SD776".

The background is created using Distress Dragging from the February 2007 Subscriber pages. Then using my MISTI, I stamped "Amazing Grace" using Versafine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed with clear powder.

We hope to see you in the Facebook group and participating in our monthly challenge over at the Design Team Blog. 

Happy Inking!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Colorful Silhouettes

Hello folks. Beth Norman here.   I hope your week is going well.  This is a pre-post as I'm vacationing in the Maritimes (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton).  I live out east for 14 years and haven't been back in 20 years.  Wow, where does the time go.  I'm reconnecting with friends.  The highlight of the trip is I managed to buy two tickets for the Oak Island tour.  Al and I have watched The Mysteries of Oak Island for four years and am thrilled that we obtained tickets for a tour of the area. I managed to secure two tickets before they sold out in 15 minutes.
Anyways, onto my card.  I used the Colorful Silhouettes technique from the August 2011 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter which you can see here.

Using Colorful Silhouettes technique, once again, I used Downtown Boy Kitty, Hats off, and Burlap stamps.

To receive 10% off your order you can use the code TJ10Beth.

Thanks for stopping by!

Technique Junkies Challenge - Bleach Blocking!

Welcome to our newest challenge!

You will have a whole month to complete the challenge. Enter as many times as you wish using the link list at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate!
You have until September 10th to enter. Winner will be announced September 11th.

A few simple rules.

You must use Technique Junkies stamps to be chosen to win a prize.

If you don't have any Technique Junkies stamps feel free to play along and link your project but you will not be in the drawing for a prize.

You must use the challenge technique in your project (that's the challenge!)

No linking old projects. Projects must be new.

Please list Technique Junkies stamps with links in your project posts.

Please link directly to your project (not a general blog).

If you have a problem linking to the challenge contact Jeanne

The challenge is... Bleach Blocking!
You can see the original tutorial HERE

For this technique you will need:

white cardstock
dye inks (I used Ranger Distress inks)
plate (for bleach)
paper towel
ink blending tool (or sponge)

For my card I swiped dye ink pads. Hybrid and pigments inks do not work as well with this technique) across my cardstock. I used Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean inks. I made diagonal lines but you can use any ink design you want for your project. Make sure you have good ink coverage on your cardstock.

I folded a paper towel on my plate and wet it with bleach. 

Dip your blending tool into the bleach and create a pattern by "stamping" the bleach.

I used my MISTI tool along the Let's Play Around stamp set with black ink to stamp my image and sentiment.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Crinkled Watercolors Technique Challenge Winner!

Thank you to everyone that entered our challenge!
Look for a new challenge later today!!!

The winner of our Crinkled Watercolors Technique Challenge:

Please contact Jeanne for prize information within 7 days.

Look at Mary's beautiful card!

Have a great day!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Full of Love!

Hello All Lanette Here!

I just wanted to share a fun card that I created using a bit of Nuvo's Gilding Flakes!! I think they might just become my new addiction! I love how easy they are to use and they add the perfect amount of bling.

Anyhow lets take a look at my card...

Products Used: Technique Junkies Seagrass Mat (#S758) & Life is full of Love (#SD682) Stamps. Martha Stewart Fine Gold Embossing Power. Prima Oil Pastels & Watercolor Paper. Nuvo Gilding Flakes, Versa Mark Ink. Deco Foil Glue Pen. Misc Twine and resin rose.

My card was super quick and Easy to make here's what I did...

I started my stamping and embossing my water color with our beautiful Seagrass Mat Stamp.  After I embossed the image I used Prima's Water soluble Oil Pastels to add a bit of color.

Next I add a bit of bling with my Nuvo Gilding Flakes and my glue maker. I just added a bit of glue here and there. Before the glue dried a sprinkled a couple flakes on my card and rubbed off the extra. 

For my verse I went with our Life is Full of Love stamp. Stamped & embossed on vellum.

And there you have it a sweet little card with just the right amount of bling.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

I hope that I have inspired you in some way!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

One Cool Cat

Hello everyone!  Chris here, sharing a card created with the new August stamp Do Rag Kitty and the Create Joy sentiment stamp

 A Colorful Life Stonework stencil, Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste

Construction and products used for this card are found in this video:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Shades of Chocolate

I am simply drawn to varying shades of brown married together in an elegant card. And that's what I have for you today.

This elegant lady demands your attention and wants you to beYOUtiful! All those shades of brown! Yummy!

For the distressed background, I first stamped Seagrass Matt using various browns in the Distress Ink family.  I then crumpled it up (like I was going to toss it in the trash) and smoothed it back out. I used a soft greyish-brown Distress Ink (Pumice Stone) and highlighted the raised areas caused by the crumpling. I also added some of that ink to the edges of the panel which makes it really stand out from the card.  After ironing it flat(ish), I added a soft yellow torn vellum strip, then attached the panel to my brown card base.

I added a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Dark Walnut and while they dried, I stamped the other elements of my card.

The main focal image, Vine Beauty (a new release this month), was stamped using Versamark and Nuvo Embossing Powder (Hot Chocolate). I fussy cut the image and added it to the card with foam tape.

For the sentiment, I used a stamp from the Typewriter Set. I find myself going to this set a lot for sentiments. There is a variety of them in there that work with many other sets. Don't be afraid to mix up your stamps. They all play well together! Using Versamark and Hot Chocolate Nuvo Embossing Powder, I stamped and die cut the sentiment and colored in the "you" with a Zig Wink of Stella pen in Glitter Pink. I also added a dab of pink to the Vine Beauty's lips and flowers. I then placed the sentiment die cut on the card using foam tape.

I hope you had a chance to hop at the beginning of the month and found some great new inspiration and stamps.  If you like the stamps I've used here, or any of the other wonderful stamps at Technique Junkies, and would like to save 10% off  your order, simply add the code below:

Hope you enjoyed your visit today! See you soon!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!