Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Walk in The Park

Hello Junkies!  

The Crafty Nurse here with my last post for the month using the November release stamps.  My card features the "Brick Wall Background S646" and "Park Walk SD665."  I began by stamping the brick wall with Black Onyx Versafine Ink then heat embossed with clear powder.  I created the brick pattern using art anthology in Teracotta-Velvet, Pumpkin Spice-Sorbet, and Kenyan Copper-Sorbet. I then edged the entire stamp using  “Black Leather Jacket Sorbet," which created great texture.  For my focal point, I stamped "Park Walk SD665" which I sprayed with Art Anthology Colorations in Avocado and Timeless.

I hope everyone is enjoying some family time for the Thanksgiving Holiday this week and hope you'll find some time between eating and family to get inky.  

Gobble, Gobble!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Flower Bouquet Tutorial

Good day fellow stampers and paper crafters.  Beth Norman here with a 30th birthday bouquet for my daughter.  If you look closely you will see a Serenity Butterfly amongst the flowers and Happy Birthday nestled in the front of the basket.  I thought you might like to see the process I went through so you can recreate a flower bouquet too.

Supplies:  Co-ordinations cardstock, regular cardstock, designer paper, paper flowers, basket, styrofoam to fit your basket, ribbon, liquid glue (I used Tombow), quick dry bondable glue (I used Speed-Sew), wooden stir sticks, green paint, paint brush, paper straw, flower dies, sanding block, embossing machine, embossing folders

Cut out your largest flowers using the Co-ordinations cardstock and designer paper.  Run your flowers through the embossing machine with the embossing folder then gently sand away the raised portion of the embossing to expose the lighter undercoat.
Cut the second layer with plain cardstock.  Make sure the pieces are smaller than the first layer.
Using a mixture of Co-ordinations and regular cardstock cute the smallest flowers. Run flowers through embossing machine.
Layer your flowers are desired.  In the center add store-bought little flowers, or buttons.
Paint stir sticks green for the stems.
Using good bondable glue to adhere your flowers to the stir sticks and Serenity Butterfly.
Glue styrofoam with good bondable glue.  Lay different products around the styrofoam to keep it in place while the styrofoam dries.
Add paper straw and ribbon and complete as desired.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thank You Watercolor Card

This was a fun stamp to play around with my watercolors.  I inked the stamp with my Spectrum Aqua pens, and then stamped onto dampened watercolor paper.  I re-inked the stamp with Versamark and heat embossed with black powder.  I painted the background with Twinkling H2O's.

Stamps from Technique Junkies 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Angel Choir

{jane bosi}  Happy Thursday, Junkies!!  With the holidays just about upon us, I'm starting to focus on Christmas cards.  While I like the traditional holy family images, it's always fun to step outside of the box with more non traditional images and colors.  It's a nice stretch of creativity!

Today, I have two cards to share that feature the beautiful Angel Choir image.  This is a great image to color!  Or, if you aren't feeling like a lot of coloring, spotlighting is a great technique that can highlight a few of the beautiful cherub like faces:
I also added the beautiful "Merry Christmas 2" sentiment--I just love the script of the font--so delicate!

That's all for me today.  Make your today awesome--Jane

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Life is a Song Journal Page

Good morning Junkies!  I've been working on journal pages lately and wanted to share this with you.  Since it's beginning to turn cooler where I live, I was in the Fall mood and decided to focus on that.

I started by filling in the background with a combination of Art Anthology Desire, Fiji, Tuxedo Velvet and Lemon Tart Velvet mixed with Splashed Sorbet, and using the Cracked and Dot Matrix stencils.  Everything is just randomly applied.  I then used the page to mop up some Wild Orchid and Juicy Colorations I had on my mat.  I then sprayed Rustic Colorations over the entire page and blotted.

I stamped Big Ornamental Leaf with Orange Blossom ink, cut out, and adhered to my page.  I then stamped Life is a Song in the same ink, cut it out, and adhered to my page.  It was still looking kind of bare so playing off the sentiment, I used by Brother Scan N Cut to cut out some birds and blossoms and added that to my page.

Here's to having a wonderful Fall!

Until later.........................


Monday, November 16, 2015

Merry Christmas to You

Good day from Judy Jackson!

I ran an white card stock panel through an embossing folder.  I highlighted those embossed parts with a sponge.  I stamped the Technique Junkie Merry Christmas in the center of the embossing folder.  There was no embossed areas in the center.  I used the Technique Junkie stamp Wasted to add some texture to the rest of the empty spots. I only inked the smaller dots on the stamps. I used markers to color in the M and the C in the greeting.    A few rhinestones add that bling we all seem to like on our Christmas cards. 

And this ends the Christmas cards I have created to this date as I am writing.  But who knows, I may  make some more!  Have a wonderfully inky day!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Saturday Junkies, Pam here today!  First of all I want to thank everyone for joining us for the 30 days of Christmas!! Such wonderful projects and great inspiration from the talented design team.
To change it up a bit today I am featuring a fall/Thanksgiving card.

This is an absolutely gorgeous background stamp Oak Relief and just perfect for fall in New England!! I used Distress Ink to ink up the stamp and then spritzed it with a bit of water and stamped onto water color paper.  

Love the colors!! 
The Date-O-Matic stamp was added and voila- a Thanksgiving card.  This is a super versatile add on stamp for any holiday or birthday!

Just stamp a thankful sentiment inside and it's on it's way.
Thanks for joining me today! 
Embrace Imperfection!