Thursday, October 4, 2018

Joy Clair Stamps New Release Blog Hop

It's New Release Blog Hop Day!!

https://www.joyclair.com/collections/new-arrivals/OCT2018?aff=31

I am excited with this new release from Joy Clair Stamps. I made my card for the hop with 2 sets from the release. I used "Vintage Ornaments" and "Christmas Lights". I love both of these sets for the versatility.



I stamped the branch from "Vintage Ornaments" with my Tombow water color markers onto water color paper. I then moved my stamp and only colored a few branches of the stamp to extend my branch a bit more.


I then used some water to bleed out the branches a bit. After I stamped my ornament and then the hook that came in the set to hang my ornament. I love that little hook!! So cute! Next, I stamped my sentiment into the ornament. There are many sentiments and images you can stamp inside the bulb or use them separately. That is what  makes this set so versatile.


I used StazOn ink since it is water proof. I painted all elements with some water color paints. When it was dry, I cut out a mask of the ornament (stamping the ornament on sticky note paper and cutting it out to cover the image to protect from other techniques) and covered the ornament. I also ripped some scrap paper to cover my branches and then "FLICKED" some metallic silver, metallic gold and some black paint to form my background.

For the fun bulbs I used the "Christmas Lights" background stamp. I stamped the image on some card stock and added some Deco Foil adhesive to all the light bulbs and let it dry. Then I added some Deco Foil from the rainbow foil paper to make my lights shinny. (Click HERE to read more about this technique) I then cut out each light bulb to adhere to my Christmas tree that my ornament is hanging from. I glued them on with some white glue. Lastly, I matted my card front on some gold and then black card stock and mounted it on an A2 card base.


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PRIZES

To celebrate this release, Joy Clair is giving away a $25 gift certificate to ONE lucky winner! Please leave a comment on the Joy Clair Blog and ALL Designers Blog by Sunday, October 7th, for a chance to win.

The winner will be announced on the Joy Clair Blog on 10/31/2018.

Our new products are now available in Joy Clair Store! We hope you find something you like!

BLOG HOP

Ready for more inspiration? Here is the list of design team members hopping…

Joy Clair Blog

Martha Lucia Gomez

Angie Cimbalo

Lindsay Adreon

Andrea Bjork

Jenny Fruchey YOU ARE HERE

Ceal Pritchett

Monica Maier

Donna Idlet

Nicole Winslow

Hellen Gullett

Kerry Urbatch


Jen's Crafty Place

29 comments:

  1. This set would work for scrapbooking also~ beautiful card!!!

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  2. Love the background and layout very much - TFS and for the hop!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by!!

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  3. I loved the look of the branch before reading your story. Then, you told me how you made the green bleed a bit. I'm picking up on that technique and using it. Thanks for a very, very lovely card.

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    1. You are so welcome!! I am glad to help you find a new technique!! Check out the blog for more fun ideas and techniques!!

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  4. Your sweet Christmas card has a wonderful background and a fabulously creative use of these amazing new Joy Clair stamps. Thanks for sharing your inspirational art.
    Blessings,
    karen Letchworth

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    1. Thank you, Karen!! I hope you find some inspiration by looking around my blog!

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  5. That’s a great Christmas card ! I love your branches. Thanks for the inspiration. Love, Marjorie
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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    1. Thank you, Marjorie for stopping by my blog, don't forget to subscribe to my newsletter for more fun ideas and inspiration mailed to you each time I post!

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  6. Love how you embellished the the lights. Cleaver idea.

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  7. Hi Jenny! I love your card!! I’ve always loved Christmas light stamps and the Art Deco foil on the bulbs is awesome!!

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    1. Thank you!! I love Christmas lights too!! These get addicting. I will be doing this with all my bulb cards now!! So fun and EASY!

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  8. Love all the splatters on your beautiful card.

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    1. Thank you!! It does add a bit of interest to the background so it isn't so plain.

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  9. The splatters are my favorite 💕💕

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  10. Your card is so pretty with those sparkly lights and beautiful ornament.

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  11. Simple design but so pretty.
    The branch with the lights
    and the dangling ornament
    are more than enough.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. This is gorgeous. So dimensional. Love the foil. Hugz

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  13. Thank you!! and HUGS to you too!!!!

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  14. What a lovely card! Beautiful and wonderfully festive.

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  15. Pretty card! Love the greenery and ornament!

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