Wednesday, June 27, 2018

God's Masterpiece with Joy Clair Stamps

Hi! I'm here with a clean and simple card using the new stamp set by Joy Clair called, "God's Masterpiece". You can find this stamp set and a lot more from this new release HERE.


As you can see, the card is a simple one. I just added a picture of my daughter in the easel frame after I stamped the fun splotches and I was done. (I blurred out my daughter's face for privacy reasons)
Let's make this card!!
  • Pick any size card base. I used an A2 but you can do this with any size, 4x6, 5x7 or the one I did 4.25 x5.5.
  • Stamp the sentiment, "God's Masterpiece" at the top of the card in black ink. (I used VersaFine Clair Nocturne. You can purchase it at Imagine Crafts.)
  • On a scrap piece of paper, stamp the easel and color with some colored pencils or markers. (I used colored pencils from Leisure Arts)
  • Cut out the inside frame and add your favorite person or pet in the opening you made.
  • For the fun part, stamp the paint splotches from the set all over the card front using your favorite colors. I used a lot of brights for my pallet. Get creative and play with color for different looks.
  • Color the letter's in the word, GOD'S with colored pencil to match my stamping. I used Leisure Arts Premium colored pencils. They are so creamy they are like coloring with butter.

  • To add some dimension and some shine, I added some Glossy Accents over my splotches. Set aside to dry.
  • When dry, add your easel image with some foam tape and you are done! (I used a corner rounder on 2 sides to make the card a bit more interesting, this is optional)


    I hope you like my card! Give it a try! For more inspiration subscribe to my newsletter so you don't miss a single idea!

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    Miss Kate Cuttables and Roller Skates

    Hi, I'm here to show you a very quick but fun card for any occasion. I actually used these cards for an invitation to a roller skating party but you can use it for anything. A fun birthday card for a child, a "let's roll" card to invite someone to a night out, a memory card for when you used to go roller skating, or just a fun card to say hi to a active person!

    Before we get into the card instructions, don't forget to "roll" over to Miss Kate Cuttables for their daily freebie!!

    First off, buy your set of skates! You can make male or female skates! I cut the female ones out with my Silhouette Cameo 3. I just layered all the pieces together and glued them with craft glue. Nothing special or hard to do.

    I just did a simple card base of pink with some glitter paper to mimic the "disco balls" we used to skate too in the old days and I see they still use them today!!

    I taped the back skate down with tape and used some foam adhesive to pop up the top skate to add some layers and to add movement I tilted the skate a bit to look like it is in motion.

    I added some tiny decorative dots in the corner and this card is done!!

    I love this card! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    Thanks for stopping by!


    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Joy Clair "Many Names" Stamp Set

    Hi, I'm here with a fun card using the new Joy Clair, "Many Names" stamp set as well as the new "Broken Brick Background" stamp set from the latest release. I also used some great black ink by Imagine Crafts with some of their wonderful embossing powder.

    Easel card

    Easel flat
      • I took a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of red card stock and very cut off about 1/8 on two adjacent sides. Then I stamped the "Broken Brick Background" stamp with white ink. I then aged some of the bricks with a red colored pencil and then added some distress marks with a black colored pencil. For more added detail I used some red stamping ink to blend the edges and added some patches in some spots. This is helpful to add interest and some details to the card so it doesn't look like a flat, boring card. 

        Easel cu
        • Next, I stamped some of the word stamps from "Many Names" around on the brick wall to represent some graffiti. I did not want them to be straight, just stamp them where-ever. (It is kinda fun to be able to stamp without positioning or worrying about getting a word straight.)
        • I used VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink from Imagine Crafts. I love this ink because it stamps beautifully and the coverage is wonderful! I only have to stamp images ONCE!!
        • After I stamped all the words I used some watered down white paint to add some splotches for just a little more interest.   At this point the card front is complete. Set it aside to dry.
        • I took a A2 size black card base and scored the front of the card down the middle, across the horizon. I then mounted my dried red wall onto a piece of black card stock measuring 4.25 x 5.5 and attached it to the bottom portion of the card from below the score line. Do not glue above the score line. This makes an easel card.
        Easel up
        • To make your easel card stand up, I stamped my sentiment from "Chain Breaker" onto some black scrap cardstock and embossed it with some white embossing powder and heated it up with my heat gun and cut it out. I popped it up on some foam tape to hold my card front up to form the easel part of my card.
        • Lastly, I added some decorative dots with some liquid paint and I was done!
        Easel card

        I hope you like my fun easel wall card using the new stamp set, "Many Names" from Joy Clair!

        Monday, June 11, 2018

        Miss Kate Cuttables Challenge

        Today I am doing a challenge with Miss Kate Cuttables. The challenge is making something with a "Sea Creature".

        Before we get to the project, don't forget to get your "FREEBIE" at Miss Kate Cuttables.

         I first chose my file from the "Beach/Ocean/Tropical" category. I opened up the file in my Silhouette program and laid out the images on my virtual mat. I like to cut all my pieces in one pass if I can. Below you can see how I laid them out.

        I cut them all out and then assembled them with some craft glue. When the sea horse was all put together I added a bit of glitter pen to the darkest layer or top layer for some added shimmer.

        Next, I put my card base together. I used a typical A2 card base in a light green. I added a blue mat cut 1/4 inch smaller then layered a striped patterned patter cut 1/8 inch smaller then the blue mat. I glued them all down with craft glue. Then I cut out a navy blue circle with my circle die (or you can use your Silhouette machine using a 3.5 inch circle) Lastly, I cut out a blue decorative paper to resemble water at 3.25 inches. These were all glued down with craft glue and ready for my main image, the sea horse. I used some foam adhesive to attach it to give it some dimension.

        To finish it off I added some faux green enamel dots in each corner and I was finished.
        I hope you like my answer to the "Sea Creature" challenge. I think it is adorable!!

        Thanks for checking in!

        Friday, June 1, 2018

        Joy Clair Challenge for June

        Joy Clair is having a challenge for the month of June. Below is the "inspirational images" and you make a card that reflects that for you. It could be using the color, or what the images make you feel, or even what one of the images has on it! Anything goes!!

        As you can see, this is a wide open interpretation. You can do summer, 4th of July, red and white colors, boating, swimming....what ever you think you want to do and then post your image over at the Joy Clair Blog for June Challenge.

        Here is my card!

        I used a new set from Joy Clair called, "Manna From Heaven". I love that soup can. You can see that set as well as the whole release over HERE.

        I also used a few other stamp sets from Joy Clair. I used my favorite set called, "Hello Sentiments". It has a lot of words to be used on just about any card for any occasion.

        I even used the stamp set, "Get Well Wishes" for the "GET WELL WISHES" words. Get little set for sending some sunshine someone's way.

        Here is an up close picture of my can.

        I used some Leisure Arts Premium Colored Pencils to color my can. I then blended it out with a little Gamsol to make it look smoother. I love these pencils! They are so creamy to color with. You can find them HERE.

        I used a die to cut some white flowers and add some Nuvo drops for the centers and added it to a quick card base and I was done!

        I hope you liked my version of the June Challenge. I can't wait to see yours!!