Feeling Lucky with Joy Clair Stamps.

On the Joy Clair blog today we are hopping along with this Lucky Charm stamp set creating tons of amazing projects to get you inspired.
I fell in love with this little guy the moment I saw him. I created this quick card using green which is not my favorite colour but I love how he turned out.
We used the Lucky Charm stamp set to create with.

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The background was done using H2O’s that I mixed onto a plastic packet and stamped onto my white card front. I left it to dry naturally to create those interesting lines.

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The rainbow was stamped onto white cardstock and coloured using metallic pens from Kaisercraft. I love the shimmer these pens add.

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The sentiment was raise using foam tape strips – and what an amazing sentiment this is – I can see myself using it lots in the future.

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This little guy was coloured using watercolour paint and the gold in the buckles added using my gold gel pen.

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I love how this card came together using some of my favorite products and now one of my favorite new stamp sets from Joy Clair.

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Wildflower Meadow Layout and thoughts of memory keeping.

I have always prided myself at the fact that I wanted to keep scrapbooking and memory keeping affordable and accessible to everyone. Yes I know every month there are loads of new product out on the market, new papers that are simply prettier
than the previous range, new technique products, more versatile stamps and stencils – and believe me we all fall into the trap of wanting it all.
Which brings me to my point. I made this layout with left-over papers from a double page. The only product I added was thread, 3 flowers, some stamen clusters, gold glitter, diamante and a few leaves – all things I had.
And of course my trusty sewing machine and favorite punch for detail.
Did I want to turn it into a layout with tons of flowers, loads of mixed media techniques, half a jar of art stones, inks, mists, charms, more flowers and stuff – sure I did.
Is it really me, well maybe not so much, only once in a while, does it make sense in my life and those who want to re-create the layout because they have the paper – definitely not as much.
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Where then do we draw the line? Create what you love and what you can afford, or succumb to the pressure of industry giants and icons and follow the masses.

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I say stay true to you – don’t succumb to something you are not. Just for the sake of happiness and enjoyment and love.

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I loved every real minute of creating this quick and easy and affordable layout using this beautiful paper range, I loved adding the gorgeous flowers I had, recycling the leaves and adding thread and some gold glitter.

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I love the softness and the delicate flowers…

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I love that I could scrap this gorgeous photo of a beautiful soul…

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I love what I do. I love to inspire. I love that I can’t afford all those things because it pushes me to be resourceful and real about my life and memory keeping.
I love that after all these years my clothes are still full of ink splats and glue stains, that life is real and that I love being creative even more than before.
Is it easy – by no means – and that just means that giving up is not an option, although some days it really feels like the only option.

Wildflower Meadow Paper Pad by Craft Consortium sponsored by The Funky Llama SA.
Flowers by Little Birdie from The Wholesaler

How to survive in the wilderness – Bible Journaling with Joy Clair.

Today on the Joy Clair blog I am sharing this Bible Journaling page using the stunning new Blossom stamp set.
Surviving when everything feels like a wilderness is not easy – but rest assured God won’t forsake you, nor will He desert you. He will lift you up from this dessert and land of drought into His luscious presence.
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I started off my page by adding some colour to the background using Memento dewdrop inks and a blending tool. I then stamped the large cactus image directly onto the green area, added some shimmer paint and white gel pen details.
The other images were stamped onto white cardstock, painted with watercolour paint in shades of green and blue, cut out and adhered to the page.

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To highlight the text and make it stand out more, I stamped the sentiment in black VersaFine Clair ink, then stamp it again in green VersaFine Clair ink and cut out the relevant word and adhered it over the black word.
Such a simple way off adding colour and importance to a word.

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A few ink splats finished off the background page. I love the versatility of this set and am going to use it a bunch of times in my crafting.
Hope you are feeling inspired by the message – and even though life may seem like a bit of a wilderness or dessert – God won’t forsake you. You have come this far keep going.

Blossom | Bible Journaling Clear Stamp
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How to use hotfoil stamps with spray inks for stamping.

Hi! It’s time to create a colourful background with stamping and hot foil stamps.
Hello and welcome to another blog post with me Jowilna. Today I am sharing a single page layout where I created my own stamped background patterned paper with a hot foil stamp. I love how this turned out and its so fun and easy to create.
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step 1 – Place your hot foil stamp onto your craft sheet or scrap paper face up. Use spray ink and mist your hot foil stamp liberally.
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step 2 – Flip a sheet of white cardstock over onto the stamp and lightly press down onto the paper where the stamp is underneath it. This pressure will transfer the colour onto the paper. Repeat several times using a single colour.
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step 3 – Repeat step 1 and 2 with 2 more colours of spray inks. Keep stamping the image onto the background until you are happy with the look. Leave the ink to dry.
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step 4 – Stamp some more flowers, but this time I used an ink pad to stamp the flowers and cut them out.
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step 5 – Cut out some extra flowers. I also trimmed the white edges off of the elements form the die-cut ephemera packet.
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Assemble your layout by adding a 3″ (7.5cm) wide strip of patetrned paper on the left edge of your background. Add your photo using foam tape. Then add your stamped flowers and cut out elements.
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Add some embellishments and diamante. To add interest to the large flowers, add some gel medium and then sprinkle with gold glitter and leave to dry.
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These colourful flowers are the perfect element for any project and by changing up the way you use your hot foil stamps, you can change the look and effect.
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Until next time – I hope you experiment with all those gorgeous hot foil stamps you have.
Supplies
CO725422 Arizona Poppy 

See How to Use Inkers for a Mixed Media Tag.

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This month’s color, Coral offers so many possibilities. I pulled out all my products in those shades and created a bright and beautiful gift tag perfect for tying around a gift.
I love making tags instead of cards – so quick and easy and just the right size to experiments and create some fun effects.
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For a step x step on how i created this tag head on over to the Imagine crafts blog

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Supplies used

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  • Watercolor paper
  • Cardstock – white
  • Stampers Anonymous – stamp
  • Paint brush
  • Watercolor paint

Mixed Media Layout with Jowilna – Couture Creations.

I am sharing this layout using some of the gorgeous dies available combined with the versatile Le Petit Jardin paper range. With the new range of Modern essentials dies its easy to add beautiful details to any project. And that’s exactly what I did with this layout. I used my die-cuts to frame the photo on one side and the Le Petit Jardin Ephemera on the other side – this way I am placing the focus on my photo which is ultimately the most important part of telling the story.sweetlayout_JN

I used the Le Petit Jardin dies, corner and flourish cut out of blue cardstock for my layout. The 2 x corner cuts was used to frame the photo on the right hand side.

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The flourish die-cut was grouped together with some ephemera elements on the left hand side of the layout.
detail8To add colour to my layout I used watercolour paint to splat colour onto the background. The colours picked were found in my photo. I love how it makes the layout bright and fun, and together with the paper also a bit grown up.
detail4This range is truly versatile and I like adding colour to it. The colours added to this layout makes for a fun and youthful project.
The donuts sticker used makes further adds to the accent colours used and is a fun addition to an otherwise serious layout.
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Until next time – have fun using your die-cuts on your projects – adding texture and pattern. But above all have fun!
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With Love Is The Sentiment Today

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Make your colors pop and become more vibrant by using layers of ink on top of each other and add a magical spray of Ink Potion to it. A quick resist effect and stenciling adds to this fun love inspired Valentine’s Day card in shades of red.

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Supplies used to create this card

Imagine 

Other

  • Modeling Paste
  • Heart Stencil
  • Brick stencil
  • Kaisercraft – Sentiment
  • Heart die-cuts
  • Carabelle Studio – background stamp
  • Watercolor paint
  • Palette knife
  • Heat gun
  • Anna Griffin – Glossy Paste
  • Foam tape

I Believe layout featuring Le Petit Jardin

Welcome to the blog today – I am sharing a beautiful simplistic layout with you today using the Le Petit Jardin range.
This range won’t be complete with the amazing Poppy Hot foil stamp added to it. I think its my new favorite of all designs.

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step 1 – Cut out some flowers from the paper #04. I cut out a large selection of all the different flowers to create my clusters with.

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step 2 – Cut a strip 3″ (7.5cm) wide from the striped paper piece. Trim the barcode off as well to use from this sheet. Adhere the striped piece flush at the top of your background cardstock piece, and the barcode strip just below it.
step2Create some hotfoil Poppy elements to use on your layout.

step 3 – Heat your foil stamp in the GoPress and Foil. Place gold foil face down onto the hot stamp.
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step 4 – Place patterned paper on top of the foil and then add your shims. I used the back of paper #08  as well as some other scraps to foil my flowers onto.
Send the stacked foil stamp through your GCut machine.
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step 5 – Remove the shims and the foiled paper to reveal the foiled image.
Remember to keep your foiled scraps to use – I show you how I recycle these at a later stage.
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step 6 – Cut out your foiled flowers – I made some in gold and some in turquoise. See how the patterned paper background adds interest to the foiled flowers.
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Assemble your layout by adding your matted photo. Then adhere your flowers clusters and finish off by layering the foiled poppy flowers on top. Add pearls, diamante and stamped details to your layout.
Add some ephemera elements as well.

Thank you popping by today – hope this inspires you until next time.
Jowilna x

Couture Creations List of Materials

CO725414Jardin paper #12
CO725449  Jardin pa #04
CO725455 Jardin pa #08
CO725446 Ephemera set
CO725355 Go Press and foil machine
CO724824 GoCut and Emboss Machine
AD49574 Hotfoil Poppy stamp
AD49576 Mini stamps
ULT2000001 Snow White Card stock

Le Petit Jardin Quick and Easy Cards

Thanks for joining me on the Couture Creations Blog today. Today I am showing you how I recycle all those foiled left-over pieces that are just so amazing.
I simply can’t bare throwing away all those beautiful foil left-overs away after creating foiled elements. So I always have a plan to use them and turn them into quick cards.
Take a look how I use those pieces together with the Le Petit Jardin range to create my quick and easy cards.

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step 1 – I can’t bare to throw away my left-over pieces once I have filed elements to use. So as a typical crafter and maybe a bit of a hoarder I keep them and use them.

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Step 2 – Adhere these pieces onto smooth white cardstock using a glue stick. Cover the area on your cardstock using glue, and then place the foiled piece onto the glued area and smooth it out with your palm.
step2Step 3 – Trim the cardstock piece to size and then add embossing using an embossing folder and your Go Cut and Emboss machine.
TIP: I like adding the embossing for 2 reasons. It adds interest, but it also forces the foil even tighter onto the cardstock ensuring it won’t come loose ever.
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step 4 – Stamp a sentiment onto the front of your folded card in black ink.
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step 5 – Matt the foiled and embossed piece onto some patterned paper scraps.
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step 6 – Cut out some extra foiled flowers and adhere them to the top of the foiled background piece.
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step 7 – Adhere the foiled piece to the card above the sentiment.
step7Finish off your card with some paint splats and diamante.
And in a few easy steps you have recycled some of your foiled left-overs and created a gorgeous set of cards.
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Until next time thanks for visiting
Jowilna x
Couture Creations List of Materials
CO725447 Le Petit Jardin – Double Sided Sheet 02
CO725449 Le Petit Jardin – Double Sided Sheet 04
CO725455 Le Petit Jardin – Double Sided Sheet 08
CO 725422 Le Petit Jardin Hotfoil Stamp – Arizona Poppy
CO725355 Go Press and foil machine
CO 725692 GoPress Heat Activate Foil – Sea Breeze (Iridescent Digital Pattern)
CO 725385 GoPress Heat Activate Foil – Gold (Mirror Finish)
AD49576 Le Jardin Stamps
Black ink, cards, buttons, thread, diamante

Double up on Mixed Media Layout.

I love dabbling in mixed media elements on my layouts. You may think of going overboard but for me, the wisdom lies in knowing when to stop, when you can take something away instead of adding that one thing,
then you know you have created something special that focuses on the photo and the story
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This range is perfect for those special memories where you may only have a single photo that you can use enlarged to tell your story.
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You can head over to the Kaisercraft blog here to see the full step x step for this layout.

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PRODUCTS USED:

 PAPERS: WHISPER Collection: P2676 Organic, P2681 Raw, P2682 Bisque, P2684 Buff, SS379 Sticker Sheet,
KC PRODUCTS: Kaisermist Brown KM130, Kaisermist Black KM 131, DD3319 Tree Trunk Decorative Die, DD001 DIYcuts Diecutting machine, DD3321 Fern Leaf Decorative Die, IT483 Ferns Template,
Other: Modelling Paste, wooden stars, rhinestones, foam tape

Download the full step by step instructions by clicking on above main image or HERE

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