Fall themed cards with Joy Clair

Today I am sharing some Fall inspired cards. And although we are heading into summer I dream of cooler weather already. These stamps are so versatile and can be used for any occasion – even if its not fall in your neck of the woods.

For my first card I stamped the leaves to create an area in the middle for the sentiment – pretty much as the stamp was intended to be used. Such an awesome idea and can be used in a myriad of ways.
I used my favorite markers to add some colour to my leaves – quick easy and an artistic mess.
The sentiment was stamped with my favorite Sepia Versafine ink pad, and a few diamante finished off this card.
My second card uses a piece of old book paper inked using Memento ink and splattered with water to create the mottled effect.
A few leaves from the stamp set and a sentiment is all that is needed for a quick and easy card.
Perfect for someone special celebrating a special day of occasion. Neutral and versatile for male and female recipients. Such a cute set that is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Until next time happy stamping!

Coffee Lover’s Bloghop with Joy Clair

Welcome to today’s blog hop with Joy Clair stamps and all the Coffee Lover’s out there. Sit back grab a cup of your favorite brew and enjoy all the inspiration we have for you today!

Welcome to the coffee lover’s blog hop – hop along with us, sit back with a cuppa and enjoy the inspiration!
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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!
Thanks for stopping by Jowilna xxx

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Make your cards shine with Rinea foil

Today on the Imagine Crafts Blog I am sharing this card using Rinea foils to create and add shine to any project. You can create amazing elements for your scrapbook layouts and cards using the range of Rinea foils. Combined with inked backgrounds you can create a feast of colour and shine

To tie into the theme of using Desert colours this month I used my Memento Markers to add colour to my stamped heart using shades of cream, yellow and orange. I love how it turned out.
A few paint splats on top of the coloured heart adds some personality to it.

Products used imagine Crafts Craft Mat Sheer Shimmer Spray Frost Memento Dual Tip Marker Dandelion Memento Dual Tip Marker Cantaloupe Memento Dual Tip Marker Tangelo Memento Dual Tip Marker Desert Sand Other: White cardstock: Antalis, Rinea Foil, Embossing folder Couture Creations; Heart Stamp: Art by Marlene, Wording stamp: Joy Clair; Sewing machine: Embossing machine: Go Cut and Emboss; Diamante and pearls

Gentleman’s Emporium Card with a twist

I love mixing and matching different paper ranges – for me there is something special about being able to make them work together and look amazing. For this card I combined Butterfly Garden and Gentleman’s Emporium together and it looks awesome.

It all started when I tested my foiling technique on this piece of Butterfly Garden Patterned paper using a dot stencil I knew I wanted to turn it into a card and this was the perfect opportunity.

Products used: CO726063 Foil – Gold (Iridescent Triangular Pattern) – Heat activated, CO726526 Paper Pad – Butterfly Garden – 12 x 12in – 304.8 x 304.8mm, CO726823 Paper – 12 x 12in – Gentleman’s Emporium Sheet 10 – 304.8 x 304.8mm
Other: Pearls, heavy gel, stencil, foam tape.

I added a cut out element to the center of the card form the Gentleman’s Emporium, as well as the sentiment piece layered on top of it. Below the card in the center I added a foiled scroll element tucked under the card and finished off with a pearl.
The center piece was raised using foam tape for dimension.
And a few more pearls added on the card piece for repetition.
Until next time – I hope you experiment with some different ranges combined together to create magic. Live creatively Jowilna x

Learn How To Create A Color Wash Effect On A Card

Following in the footsteps of fashions trends we explore the warm yellow that has the world looking all happy and sunshiny. I too have fallen in love with this Tuscan Sun color and who wouldn’t? I show you how easy it is to achieve this warm dark yellow effect by mixing colors, pastes, and watercolor techniques. Take a look at how I created this watercolor wash effect.

I used Creative Medium, Memento Luxe inkers, and clear texture pastes to create my colored base.
Mix Creative Medium, 2 drops of Dandelion inker, 2 drops of Peanut Brittle inker and a small drop of the clear glossy texture paste. Smooth the mixture out onto a piece of cardstock and leave to dry.
Once dry the surface creates a plastic looking smooth effect. Use a Loopy Rings die-cut and cut out the basic shape to use on your card. The die-cut elements have this amazing plastic looking effect that is super strong because of all the product mixed together on its surface.
Use On Point Glue to adhere the Loopy Rings die-cut to the front of your card base. Add drops from your inkers into an inkwell and add water. Using a large soft watercolor paintbrush, paint inside the circles to give a watercolor wash effect. By mixing the two colors of inker you can achieve the perfect warm mustard yellow.
Finish off your card by using the left-over watercolor ink to splat drops of color onto your card. Add a stamped sentiment using VersaFine Clair Nocturne and a stamped shark image. Add pearls and diamanté.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – White
  • Joy Clair Stamps
  • Memory Box – Loopy Rings metal die
  • Die-cut machine
  • Anna Griffin – Texture Paste
  • Pearls
  • Diamanté

Fintastic Birthday Cards with Joy Clair

I am still loving the NEW Joya Clair stamp releases and this one is becoming a sure favourite. Does it feel like that with every stamp set? Yip pretty much. I often think what on earth will I use that set for – and then once I actually do, start colouring and stamping and creating it turns out that I am really loving it. This little shark right here is one of those…

The backgrounds used for these cards were created as samples in a Gelli Printing class. How amazing are they? What did I used you ask, well I used my pigment powders to create these magical effects in my Gelli Plate.
The stamped images were stamped onto my white technique cardstock in VersaFine Clair Nocturne and coloured using alcohol based markers.
The sentiment was stamped onto scrap white off-cuts and raised using foam tape for dimension.
And those magical white spots, well those are stamped bubbles, then coloured in with bleach/jik. The bleach reacts with the colour underneath and whitens out the ink colours to reveal perfect white spots. And then I also splatted onto the background with the bleach for a gorgeous effect. The happiest little sharks wishing someone a fantastic day!
For my second card I used the same coloured backgrounds with my Gelli plate but this background has more white space visible.
If you look carefully you can actually see some yellow sun rays peeking through. This was done on scrap papers where I misted yellow Mr Huey ink through a stencil for a background. And now this background to found a new lease on life with this stunning background.
My stamped sentiment was done directly onto my coloured background also using VersaFine Clair.
The apple was glazed using dimensional glaze for a bit of shine.
And here are my two stamp sets used for creating these stunning quick and easy cards.

Products used:
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
3D Gloss Dimensional Glaze
Baby Shark Clear Stamps
Teacher Clear Stamps
White cardstock, Infusions Pigments, Gelli Plate, Markers

Memento Dew Drop Backgrounds for cards

One of my favourite techniques is simply plain inking a background, and admittedly with all the amazing products and must-haves on the market it is one of the things we do less and less. It was time to dust off the amazing little inks and make some magic with blending backgrounds.

I used my Memento Dew Drop ink pads and blended through some Celebr8 Stencils to create 3 magical cards. It is that simple. I combined the 2 colours by first blending the one colour and then the second colour for a stunning effect. Remember to overlap your ink colours when blending for a seamless effect running into each other.

I use small circular movements to pick up my ink and to blend, to get a streak-free perfect effect.
To complete my cards, I added some simple stamped sentiments in black, a few pearls and diamante as decorations and paint splats for that fun messy effect.
These quick cards are gorgeous and as a bonus I used everything I had on hand, using ink colours that I don’t always use, and stencils that haven’t been used in a while. And a stamp set that I love but haven’t used nearly enough.

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