Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Joy Clair New Release Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Joy Clair New Release Blog Hop!! (More info on the blog hop and prizes at the bottom of the post.)

Check out all the great stamps HERE!!

I have the pleasure to be assigned the "Crackle Background" stamp to play with. I made a fun, "HELLO" card that you can adapt for any occasion.

 

To make it for Mother's day use the letters to spell out "MOM". Change the colors to blue and red and make one for 4th of July, stamp with orange and black and spell out "BOO" and make it for Halloween. I know I am going to make some of the ones I have mentioned!

On to the directions!! 
  • Pick your card base size. I used an A2. Take an 8.5 x 11 sheet of card stock and cut in half. Fold one of the sides for your card base and set aside.
  • Take the other sheet and CUT in half and use this to make your card front.
  • Take the Crackle Background from Joy Clair and stamp it over your card front with your first color. I used yellow.
  • Next, rotate your card (or your stamp) and reink the same stamp with your next color and stamp. I used pink ink.
  • Then use your die cut alphabet or your favorite font with your die cut machine and cut out your word. I used Altenew Bold Alphabet Die set and cut out "hello". 
  • Behind your word, adhere some colored paper. I used pink that matched my ink. You can use one of the colors you used on your card or pick a third color.
  • Add foam dots under the letters and return them back into the spaces, add some faux enamel dots and you could be done. See below. 


    • I also added some sparkle marker to the letters to make them stand out a bit from the background on the image above. I liked this version. In person you can see the word better. To photo better I went a step further.


    • If you like the inked letters, ink them before you replace them into the holes after you add the adhesive dots.
    • Just add some embellishments, I added faux enamel dots but you can add some mini flowers, gems, die cuts or ribbon.
    • Add the card front you just finished making and adhere it to the card base you made and set aside.
    • Lastly, I rounded the corners with a corner rounder. This is also optional but I liked the look. 

      I hope you like my new technique of making fun and easy cards for any occasion! Please post some pics if you make a card using this tutorial.

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      Happy Crafting!!


      Let's start the fun and creativity!!  We always have prizes for our readers and visitors that comment HERE in our corporate blog and in ALL the designer blogs during the hop.

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      Leave a comment on EVERY DESIGNERS SITE. Tell us which is your favorite stamp set!
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      Let's start the fun with the creativity and remember that we always have prizes for our readers and visitors that comment HERE in our corporate blog and in ALL the designer blogs during the hop.
      JC_GIFTCARDS

      Just leave your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set!
      Here is the complete list of the Blog Hop:

      Have fun and get inspired!!!









      19 comments:

      1. Fantastic and wonderfully colored background with that awesome stamp. Your card is gorgeous!

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      2. Love this yummy card! Great colors; and so artsy!

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      3. That crackle background yells fun!!!!

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      4. Great job - love your design!

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      5. Great card! Really like the colors. I'm liking all the stamps in this release but my favorite is still The Potter

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      6. Love your color combo! Great background stamp!
        Born to Sparkle is my favorite new set!

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      7. Fantastic card. And lots of
        fun to make. Love how you
        highlighted the sentiment
        before attaching it to the
        background. Mom will be
        thrilled with this card.
        thanks for sharing
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      8. Great card design. I like the colors you used and your alternate color suggestions.

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      9. Wow, really cool card. I love background stamps and this one is wonderful. Hugz

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      10. I really love what you did with the new stamp on this card Jenny!

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