How to make quick and easy Gentleman’s Emporium Cards

Welcome to today’s blog post with me Jowilna. I finally got my hands on the New Gentleman’s Emporium Range and I love it. I made some quick cards with foiled details, and let me just say that the foiling makes these cards shine even brighter.

I used my patterned papers as a base for my cards, and if you get hold of the 6×6″ paper pads they are simply perfect for making cards – no waste, no mess, no fuss.

For the sentiment on this card I cut a strip of the patterned paper and raise it using foam tape. A few pearls dresses up the card.

For my second card I used some elements from the Collection pack layered on top of a foiled frame. Note how I dropped the frame off the edge of the card for a fun look.

I repeated my use of pearls as embellishments and a few ink splats.

Quick and easy cards for all those men in our lives, but still adding some bling for good measure. Until next time, live creatively!

Products used
CO726850 Mini Cut, Foil and Emboss Die – Gentlemans Emp – In Spades (1pc) – 49 x 57mm
CO726819 Paper – 12 x 12in – Gentlemans Emporium Sheet 6 – 304.8 x 304.8mm
CO726814 Paper – 12 x 12in – Gentlemans Emporium Sheet 1 – 304.8 x 304.8mm
CO725357 Foil – Gold (Iridescent Square Pattern) – Heat activated
CO726591 Creative Detailer (inc 12 large refills, 10 small refills, 2 positioners)
CO726813 Paper- Gentlemans Emporium Collection Pack – Stickers, Postcards and Papers – 12 x 12in

Stamping and Colouring

How gorgeous is the new stamp set from Little Birdie? I simply had to colour the images as soon as I got hold of it. It calls for creating a stained-glass window card, but in the meantime, a good colouring session with some of my favourite watercolour markers did the trick.

Stamp the image onto white cardstock. I used my smooth AC white cardstock using Black VersaFine Clair ink. Then use your markers to add colour to the image.
I did add some watercolour splats once the image was totally coloured, just because she called for some magical fairy dust floating about.
And now I need to add some glitter to her, some dimensional glaze and turn her into a stunning card or use her on a layout.

Products Used
LBCR76268 Little Birdie Fairy Sparkle Clear Stamp (4.5×6.5 inch)
TVF-CLA-351 VersaFine Clair Ink Pad – Nocturne
DDOA851303 Artiste Dual Tip Pens – Brush & Marker (12 Pack) – Watercolour
DDOA851102 Artiste Dual Tip Brush Markers (12 Pack) – Pastel
AC NEUTRALS 71793 AC Cardstock 12×12 Smooth – White (10 Sheets)

Cup of Sloffee Cards with Joy Clair

Today on the Joy Clair blog I am sharing these cute cards using the Cup of Sloffee stamp set. I mean how cute are these images?card_main

I created a quick card using stenciling and coloring. For my card I stenciled afterwards adding some pattern to the background.

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I colo0ored the sloth using markers and stenciled with memento dye ink.

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For my tag I first stencilled and then stamped and coloured the sloth. See how the stenciling peeks through the colouring on the sloth giving him some cool and creative markings.

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And a few ink splats and diamante adds some colour and interest.

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Don’t forget to head over to the Joy Clair blog and website for some more inspiration and ideas using the new release stamp sets.

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Until next time happy stamping and hang in there!
Jowilna x

Little Birdie Flowers Home Décor Piece

I found the perfect way to showcase beautiful Little Birdie flowers and this stunning paper range from Celebr8.
The gorgeous shades of purple in the paper was the inspiration behind using the strong Little Birdie Purple Passion flowers and I love how it turned out!floral circle

You can read all about how I created this project here

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Products Used

Joy Clair Cross Promotion with Clear Scraps

Welcome to the Joy Clair and Clear Scraps Collaboration Week. If you haven’t seen the Clear Scraps products yet you are in for a real treat.62435789_10156147688337854_765326226838519808_n

I received this stunning little mini-album from Clear Scraps to decorate. I am not a fan of mini albums but had so much fun decorating this little treasure, and had a few surprise end results too.

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For the inside of my album I cut white cardstock pages and stamped some images onto them. I used some markers and even a gold Sharpie to add colour to the images.

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For the cover I used my Americana acrylic paints and my Gelli plate to create the fun and colorful effect.

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My stamped Castle image is from the Heir of God | Bible Journaling stamp

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The Castle image was also coloured using markers, cut out and adhered to the cover and then a layer of dimensional glaze added for a nice finish.

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But, the inside of the cover reveals a surprise – a gorgeous cupcake cut out. I wasn’t feeling the cupcake image on the outside so I covered it up using my stamped Castle image< but when you open the cover you can still see it.
A fun surprise indeed. Now all I need to do is dress it up with some glitter inside the cut out for a sparkly King and Queen-like cupcake – a perfect match for this album.

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I love how the colours and the paint effects all came together so beautifully in a bright and happy project.
The products are of the highest standards and so amazing. And I loved working with them.

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Until next time – happy stamping!

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Father’s day Cards with Joy Clair

Hi there, today I am sharing some cards using the new Best Dad ever stamp set and matching background set. It’s not often that you find stunning male inspired stamps and so I am truly going to love using this one often.
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This stamp set is so versatile and with the stunning full background stamp you can use it to make tags for layouts, stamp backgrounds on a layout and even use it in your art journal.

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I coloured my images using markers – I kept to a grey and neutral palette with a few paint splats using watercolour paint for a fun effect.

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A few buttons, diamante and washi tape finished off these cards.

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I love how you can use the stamps in different ways to create clean and simple cards or go to town using the entire background.

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Until next time happy Father’s day to all the dads out there! Wishing my dad was here today….

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Bright and Fun Birthday Cards with Joy Clair stamps

How amazing is the new release stamps from Joy Clair Stamps? I simply had to make some fun cards with these stamps – bright and beautiful was at the order of the day.
I had created some fun alcohol inks backgrounds that turned out perfectly for these images.Card1MainJN

My stamped images were colored using markers to achieve the bright and fun colorful look.

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I stamped the sentiment and grouped it layered with some cactus using foam tape.

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For my second card I used only a strip of cactus on a colorful alcohol ink background strip. The strip in the center is framed with some colorful Bazzill Basics cardstock.

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The sentiment was stamped and stapled to the top edge of the colorful panel. I added paint splats {yes I love them} to the background  – these pull all the colors used across the card
and adds loads of interest.

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A few diamante makes for a nice finishing touch.

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I hope you are inspired to create some beautiful cards using this new stamp release from Joy Clair Stamps. Hop on over the website to see all the new designs.
Until next time – happy stamping and stay colorful!

Create a Gift Card Holder with foiled details

Hi everyone, Jowilna on the blog today sharing this easy Gift Card Holder using envelopes. It’s so easy to make but so clever and will really add interest to any gift.gift card envelope tag_main

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step 1 – Paint your chipboard title with some gesso and then spray with mists to add colour. Leave to dry or dry with a heat gun.

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step 2 – I had this tag that I stenciled for dimension and a blue background. I then added orange and purple mists to match my project colours.

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step 3 – Create 2 small envelopes using the Coutere Creations score board. My envelopes measure 4×3″.
Foil the outside of the one envelope and then add some embossed detail.
Adhere the 2 envelopes together by sliding the flaps inside each other and add some adhesive to adhere.

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step 4 – Decorate the inside of the envelope using some Ephemera.
Cut flowers out of white cardstock and add mists for colour. Cut extra smaller flowers out of patterned paper.

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step 5 – Adhere the envelopes to the tag using double sided tape. Adhere the title (cut up) to the envelope with the die-cut flowers.
Wrap a ribbon around the bottom of the tag and add diamante to the center of the large flower.

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Rub some copper wax onto the chipboard words for interest.

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Use dimensional glaze and add some detail to the bee only.

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Notice how the colours all look so amazing together – shades of purple, orange, pink and copper.
How easy is this little gift card holder – now simply slip a gift card inside the envelope (or two) and make someone’s day really special.
Products used
CO 726526 Butterfly Garden 12 x 12 Paper Pad (24 Sheets)
CO 726540 Butterfly Garden Ephemera
CO 725697 GoPress Heat Activate Foil – Copper (Mirror Finish) – 125mm x 5m
CO726578
Chipboard – Butterfly Garden – Bee Happy Sentiment (1pc)
Until next time – happy crafting Jowilna x

Modern Art Journal Page

I spent the day trying to get rid of a cold and headache, and ended up recycling an old art journal page I started a while ago. It ended up being a good day.art journal page

The original page started with some white Gesso on the Kraft coloured pages in the Dina Wakeley Media Journal. The Gold stars were stenciled with my own stencil design using Icing Paste from Prima.
And that was it. nothing else.

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So I started to add some Impasto paint sponsored by Trocraft to work with. The paints are amazing and I loved working with them. And those gorgeous pastel colours – just so pretty.
Impasto paints are heavy bodied paints, making them really thick, they are heavily pigmented paints for awesome colour ways.
They are great for creating texture and can be applied with a palette knife, a brush, texture tools or your fingers.
You can water them down a bit should you wish to, and they mix really well into pastes. So yes these are amazing paints for art journaling and mixed media.

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I added some Mont Marte acrylics too in bright pink, orange and Turquoise.

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And then some gold leafing applied with some tacky gel.

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A few palette knife streaks using navy paint and black modelling paste. But the majority of the soft pastel coloured page was done with Impasto Paints (Manor Blue/Mint/Dusty Rose/Lavender)

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And then I tested a new set of Graphite pencils I got recently. Its a cheap set – but works really well and I love them.

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So all in all my headache is still present, I feel crappy but I wished this piece of art was on a canvas for my wall. So there’s that.
Not bad for an otherwise not so great day.

Disclosure: The Prima Impasto Paints were given to me by Trocraft South Africa to work with. The opinion expressed about the product is my own and I do not get paid for it.

Grace Bible Journaling Page

Today over on the @Joy Clair blog I am sharing this Bible Journaling page using one of the stunning new stamp sets.
This page started as something else, but I am happy to say by adding some new stamped images and more color it turned out to be bright and beautiful.GraceBibleJournalingPage_MainJN

I stamped some of the images directly into my Bible, and then added loads of colorful layers. These fun flowers were stamped onto white cardstock and colored using markers.
I then cut them out and adhered them overlapping the original stamping.

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The first layer as stamped using flowers, the flowers colored and then I added some stenciling details in various shapes of orange and purple.
The stenciled dots fill in some of the images as well as add an interesting layer of color and pattern.

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Stamped leaves and paint splatters add more color and detail.

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All my stamping was done using VersaFine Onyx Black by Tsukineko.

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I love how the page turned out using different stamp sets together for a fun look. But most of all I am so grateful for God’s Grace upon my life – without HIM I am nothing

2 Corinthians 12:8 -9
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Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

 

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Grace: It has been defined as the divine influence which operates in humans to regenerate and sanctify, to inspire virtuous impulses,
and to impart strength to endure trial and resist temptation; and as an individual virtue or excellence of divine origin

Products used are sponsored as part of my Design Team agreements.