Saturday, November 10, 2018

Joy Clair's "Living Water" and "Thankful and Blessed"

Today's post is a Joy Clair new release project. Be sure to check out all the new stamps in this release HERE.

I used two new sets from the fall release, "Living Water" and "Thankful and Blessed".  These two sets have a lot of potential. They are great for fall, manly cards, reflection cards or scrapbooking and Bible journaling.  I decided to make a card that can be used for a male or for any fall event.


I stamped my images from "Living Water" onto some watercolor paper and then painted them with water and my Tombow markers.  I added water to the edges of my paper and tore them to add some texture.


After the paint dried, I cut around the deer image and tore the bottom to add texture to that embellishment.


I took some brown or natural colored paper and trimmed it down to 4 x 5.25 inch and ran it though my Sizzix Big Kick with a leaf embossing folder to add more texture and contribute to my fall theme. I added it to an A2 card-base with a black card front. I used glue to adhere the watercolor background to the leaf base, leaf base to the black cardstock and black cardstock to the card base. I used pop up adhesive dots to adhere the deer over my painted background to bring him to the foreground.  To finish off my card, I cut some pumpkin colored paper into a banner and stamped the word, "Grateful". I used the word stamp from the "Thankful and Blessed" stamp set. I added a button with some bakers twine to fill up the space and add some more interest.


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Friday, November 9, 2018

Miss Kate Cuttables November Challenge

This month's challenge at Miss Kate Cuttable's is Fall Colors: Orange/Brown/Yellow/Gold/
Red/Green (any combination). I used a mixture of orange, yellow, brown, and green. I have lots of birthday's in October and November and this card fits the bill!!

Before we get into how to make the card, be sure to get today's FREEBIE over at Miss Kate Cuttables.

Back to the project!!

You can find the cupcake I used HERE and many other cupcakes HERE
I cut out the cupcake from MKC and glued it all together. I added some glitter pen to the frosting to make it shimmer. It doesn't come out very well in the pictures but you can see it a bit below.

After I cut out and assembled the cupcake, I ran a piece of natural cardstock though my Sizzix in a fall embossing folder and adhered it to my card base. I adhered the cupcake with some foam adhesive dots to give it some dimension.

I then used some green paper to cut a banner from MKC and assembled it. You can find the banner HERE.  I stamped "Give Thanks" from a stamp set I own and popped it up on some foam adhesive dots as well.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Snowy Greetings from Joy Clair Stamps

"It's the Season" over at Joy Clair Stamps!! Join us for a fun Hop with all the Designers using our holiday stamps for lots of great ideas for the Holidays!

I love the "Snowy Greetings" stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps. It has a lot of fun sayings and cute images to boot!

To make this card I started out with some blue card stock and splattered it with some watered down acrylic paint. I loaded an old tooth brush and ran my thumb down the bristles to make a tiny spray of "snow".

 Next, I stamped some of the snowflakes from the set with some Versamark and used some white embossing powder to set them off. I heated it with my heat gun and moved on to my next step.

I stamped the snowmen on copic friendly paper with some Memento black ink and colored them in with my copics. I used a tiny bit of sparkly pen when I was finished because I love the shimmer it adds to snow.

I added my snowmen with some adhesive foam dots and stamped, "Let It Snow" with the same black ink and added some ... with a black pen. As usual, I didn't stop there with my "black pen" so I added some outlines around my blue card stock to add some more detail.

I mounted my blue paper onto an A2 card base with foam adhesive and I was finished! Check out the whole release HERE!!

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Congratulations "Nana" Christy!!

Today we have a special Blog Hop for Nana Christy!! Congratulations to the Grandma to be!!

Just a quick baby card today. I used "New Baby" stamp set by Joy Clair Stamps to make my fun baby mobile. I just stamped 4 of the fun images, colored them and set them aside. I took an A2 card base, added some yellow decorative paper for my "wallpaper" trimmed 1/4 inch smaller then my card front, added some strips of brown paper to be my "mobile" and added some string. Adhered my images with some foam adhesive, glued on some string and I was finished. For some added dimension I added a tiny yellow faux enamel dot as the mobile hanger. I also added the stamped sentiment "Congratulations" with a penned in exclamation point.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Joy Clair and Therm-O-Web

I am participating in a Joy Clair Stamps and Therm-O-Web collaboration.

I am featuring a new release of Joy Clair Stamps "Christmas Lights". It is a cool background stamp with tiny light bulbs on a string.

I decided to use some of the Deco Foil by Therm-O-Web and foil all my bulbs. I love the shine the foil brings to my projects! I used the Rainbow Foil to achieve all the colored bulbs with only purchasing ONE foil pack.

I took an A2 card and stamped the "Christmas Lights" in black in on the front. I then used the Deco Foil Adhesive to color all the bulbs. I then let it dry for about an hour. The adhesive will be clear and tacky to the touch. Then the fun part begins!!

I took a tiny square of the Rainbow foil and used a section of color to place over the tacky bulb, shinny side UP. Rub gently to get the adhesive to grab hold of the foil and peel back the foil to reveal all the shinny goodness!!

I continued to move my foil around to different bulbs and shifting the foil to a different color on the tiny foil sheet until all my bulbs were covered. I then selected a large Deco Frame and peeled off the release paper to reveal the adhesive and place it on the front of my card. I found a die cut circle I owned that was the same size as the opening I wanted to make and used my Sizzix to cut out the hole.

I then used the previous Christmas release of Joy Clair stamp set, "3D Christmas Poinsettia" to stamp my "Merry Christmas" sentiment inside the card where it would show though the center opening on my card front.

(As a bonus, I took the decorative circle I cut out of the front and added it to the back of my card to jazz it up a bit. I also used a Deco Frame to make it stand out.)

I hope you try the new Deco Foils from Therm-O-Web. They come in some fabulous colors!! A word of caution:  Once you use the foil you may become addicted to it, like I did!!

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Miss Kate Cuttables Halloween Sucker Covers

Thanks for stopping by today!! I have a Miss Kate Cuttables Halloween goodie to share with you!

 Before we get into the project, be sure to go to Miss Kate Cuttables for the Daily Freebie!!

I chose to do a simple PRINT AND CUT of my designs since I was doing so many. You can chose to actually cut each layer out and glue them together for an even more special treat, but that is a lot of work if you are doing more then one or two.

I purchased a bunch of fun Halloween Head files from Miss Kate Cuttables for this project. Just about any design will work for this. It just has to have enough image to cover your suckers. I liked the heads. There are MANY Halloween heads to choose from. Pick your favorites!! If you are like me, I loved them all so I had to BUY THEM ALL!!

I just laid them all out on my Cameo 3 digital cutting mat and used the "trace tool" to trace all images and "cut and detach" so I only had my images to work with and not the white around each. Then I selected them all again and used the "shadow" tool to make a shadow around each image. I like a little white around them, it looks cleaner.

I then printed the images with my home printer with photo glossy paper. When they came out of the printer, I adhered the sheet to my cutting mat and cut them images out with my Cameo 3. The rest is easy, just take your suckers and use tape to tape them over the suckers. I arranged mine on a box wrapped in paper so they stand up and the kids can choose what sucker head they want. It makes Halloween that much more special!!


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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Fall in Love with Joy Clair Stamps

What a fun stamp set! This new release from Joy Clair Stamps has a great set called "Turkey Talk" that is just perfect for the project I was making. I made place cards for Thanksgiving! I love to make my table a bit personalized each year and making place cards is a fun way to add that handmade touch. They are easy to do and I also made them "reusable" by covering the turkey's sign with some packing tape. This way you can write the person's name with a dry marker or water color marker and just wipe it off to use it again next year with another person's name on it. (But if you are like me, it is the same people every year so it doesn't matter. I usually just make a different set each year!)

This is pretty easy and straight forward. Just stamp the turkey image onto some paper. I used Copic friendly paper since I colored them with my Copic markers. You can color them with anything. Let the kids color them for some family involvement!! I then just cut around them and mounted them on a piece of folded card stock. (The final measurements are 2 x 3.5 but you use a 4 x 3.5 piece of paper and fold on the 4 inch side to make it 2 x 3.5 inch) I thought the bottom corner needed a little something so I used one of the many sayings as my sentiment. That's it! It's done.

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