Pretty Powerful in Pink

This month’s new release from Joy Clair did not disappoint at all. One of my favourite new sets is this one – perfect for making cards for all those brave women fighting a battle inside of them. So, what better way than to fight like a girl in pink and bling.

I used pink VersaFine Clair ink to stamp the background directly onto my card.
The pink ribbon was embossed in white embossing powder and then coloured using my Leisure Arts markers kindly sent to me by them. They are amazing and with 60 colours to choose from – I had a ball.
A few finishing touches and some sparkle and this card is ready to be sent to someone special.
And do’nt forget the gorgeous Rinea foil detail at the bottom of the card. The cherry on the cake and making everything so much better. Until next time – happy stamping! Don’t forget to visit the Joy Clair website and blog for more inspiration and some retail therapy.

Joy Clair New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to today’s blog hop celebrating Joy Clair Stamp’s 5th Anniversary and New release Stamps.
You arrived here from Maria’s Blog with her stunning creations…

Joy Clair is giving away ONE gift card of $25 dollars to TWO lucky winners. The be considered, you need to leave a comment in ALL participant blogs, from August 30 at 9:00 AM until the Monday, September 02, 2019 at 11:59 pm. ET. Each winner will receive a $25 gift card to be used on Joy Clair Store.

You are in for so many surprises with this amazing NEW release and going to love them all. Remember to hop along with all of the Joy Clair designers, leave us some LOVE and see how amazing all these new stamps are when used in so many different ways.

For my first project I made a card using the You’re a gem stamp set.
I love how versatile the actual crystal stamp is – I even cut away one of the crystals to accommodate my sentiment. I love altering and using stamps in different ways and this one will work well for so many different projects and techniques.
For my second stamp set I used the Shadow of the Almighty stamp set. Such a cute set with such an amazing message to it. But I can see those umbrellas used in so many ways and for so many different projects like beach layouts, holiday cards etc.
I create a bright blue background using inks blended and misted and then stamped my sentiment onto it once dry using VersaFine Clair ink.
I added colour to the char and umbrellas using watercolor paint in bright and happy shades. I cut off the umbrellas poles and repeated the bright and happy shades only – multiple covers for resting totally in HIS Shelter. I hope you feel inspired by these projects and stamp sets – now hop onto
Next up is Shari Gibson with her stunning projects – so hop on and leave some LOVE along the way to WIN!
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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

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Coffee with God – The Cutting Cafe Collaboration

Hi everyone Jowilna with you today
We are collaborating with The Cutting Cafe this month – have you seen their amazing cut files?
I chose this awesome Coffee Cup Gift Card to work with.

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And what’s a morning without coffee and God? Pretty dull right? I tapped into my rich brown ink colours to show the richness of Life in Christ.
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I combined my Coffee Lovers and Rise and Shine stamp sets for the outside and inside of my card.
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I used my paper crimper to add some detail to my inked card – the texture makes the card look like a real coffee cup which I love.
The lid was simply inked and a layer of dimensional glaze added and left to dry. I then cracked it lightly so it really looked like plastic. Such fun creating all those little details.
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I love how easy it is to make these cards with the cut file. Everything fits perfectly and once cut with my Silhouette machine it took mere minutes to assemble the card.
And inside a little coffee voucher card for a special friend.
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Until next time – enjoy your morning coffee and chat with God as you prepare for your day! Blessings Jowilna.

Make two cards using one stamp

Today on the Joy Clair blog I am sharing 2 cards using 1 stamp set, but changing things up by adding sentiments from another set.
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For my first card I randomly stamped the umbrellas over a piece of white cardstock. I added coloured using watercolour paint and added a layer of shimmer using a glimmer pen.

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I chose the colours for the umbrellas from the washi tapes that I used.

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For my second card I stamped the umbrellas down the side of a white panel, adding colour in the same way.

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Here i used a sentiment stamped from the Easter Blessings stamp set combined with the Spring Stroll stamp set.

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Combining different sentiments from different stamps sets is so easy working within the Joy Clair family.

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Until next time – I hope you are inspired to pull out those stamps and get creative!

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Holy Week Bloghop with Joy Clair

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Welcome to the Color by Faith Holy Week blog hop with Joy Clair
This Holy Week we are celebrating with the stunning range of Color by Faith Stamps available from Joy Clair creating beautiful art work.
I created this Bible Journaling spread with the Reckless Love stamp set and Hosanna stamp set.JNHosannaPge

At first I messed up this page so badly, but I took a couple of days to reflect and just pray and rested in the Lord and it came together in the end.
Funny how we try and impress God with perfection when He is just happy with our hearts – after all He knows us much better than the perfection we strive for.

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What does the Bible say about Hosanna? Hosanna is a word from Hebrew that is commonly used as an exclamation of adoration, praise or joy. In the Old Testament, it is applied only in scripture as “help” or “save, I pray.”
In the New Testament, the word Hosanna appears to be a “special kind of respect” referred to the one who saves.
Much like The Lord came and saved this journal page, He saves us daily from sin and imperfection – if only we call on Him.

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I think the title on this page speaks to me the most. I stamped “Hosanna” in Black Versafine Onyx, then added some inking using Oxide inks. The oxide ink lightened the black ink a lot,
and offered me the perfect opportunity to add a shadow of white StazOn Pigment over it slightly off-set for a stunning end result.

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I started off with layered of inking and paint on my background.
Stamped leaves and flowers onto cardstock and cut them out. A light inking on the leaves in green adds colour, but it is the white flowers that really pops against the colourful background that I love.

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A few white paint pen dots and graphite scribbles finishes off this page.

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Until next time – Hosanna to the King!
Wishing you a blessed Easter, peace and love.

Next hop on over to the talented Helen Gullet

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How to combine stamps to make a card and tag set with Joy Clair.

I love versatility and when it comes to stamps, combining the different sets from Joy Clair together is effortless. I combined these 2 sets together for my card and tag

God’s Promises and Rise and Shine

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For my card I used God’s Promises and Rise and Shine stamp sets together. I started off by stamping the sun from the Rise and Sine set first repeatedly in yellow ink. I then stenciled my sunshine stencil over the top edge of the card using the same yellow inks. Stamped the sentiment in black VersaFine Clair ink below the sun rising, and then added the small sun from God’s Promises stamps set. I stamped the small sun onto white cardstock, blended over it to add colour and then cut it out. It was raise using foam tape and the center of the sun glazed with dimensional glaze. All of these yellow suns are sure to bring some sunshine into someone’s day with this quick and easy card.

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I also created this tag using the Rise and Shine stamp set. I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap piece of white cardstock and inked the edges around the side only using yellow ink. Some torn experimental pieces of paper using spray inks were sewn at the bottom of the tag in layers. I used the rooster image stamped and painted for another project, but it turns out that I didn’t use it and so the head was chopped off and recycled for this tag. I like how the rooster looks like he is shouting the sentiment from the rooftops.

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Remember to add some diamante and embellishments to further dress up your tag and add interest.

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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.

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Blessed beyond measure – Bible journaling page.

“This range is perfect for my Bible Journaling Pages – I love the colours, the flowers and how easy the message of Gratefulness and blessings can be creatively documented in my Bible Study.
Clean and simple with a beautiful message for any crafting project”

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I am simply in love with this gorgeous range from Kaisercraft – what a way to kick start 2019!
For my article I start off by giving my year to The Lord – giving thanks and praying continually throughout the year!

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Head on over to the Kaisercraft blog for the full step x step instructions on how I created my page and a free download instruction sheet.

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Products used
PAPERS:
BLESSED Collection: P2668 Blissful; PP1059 Paper Pad;
KC PRODUCTS: KM123 Kaisermists Rose Gold; KM125 Candy; KM127 Turquoise; KM126 Lime; T316 Precision Scissors; T321 Craft Glue
Other: Bible, paint brushes