Denim and Diamonds Insdpired Card

Layers of ink are my favourite way of using them. All Purpose ink especially is so versatile and layering them together can be amazing, but as soon as you layer them with other products they simply shine

For this card I teamed them together with Sparkle Paste to create a gorgeous effect
Mist a piece of watercolour paper with water. Then lift some API with a paint brush and paint the entire surface until fully covered. Leave to dry or use a heat gun to dry
Once dry, stencil a pattern onto the paper using Silver Sparkle Paste. I used this gorgeous star design that lends itself so well to this design and sparkle theme
Stamp a sentiment using VersaFine Clair Nocturne onto white cardstock and trim to size. Adhere the sentiment and add finishing touches using diamante and sequins

Products used
LBCR73839 Sparkle Paste – Shimmer Cloud (50g)
C8 SM4612 Celebr8 Mask – Wish Upon a Star
TAPI-093 All-Purpose Ink – Blue Bayou
DDOA551003 Watercolour Paint Brush Set (10 Pack)
TVF-CLA-351 VersaFine Clair Ink Pad – Nocturne
Other: Palette knife, water misting bottle

Mintay Home for Christmas Double Page Layout

Sharing this double page layout using the gorgeous Home for Christmas range from Mintay. I loved everything about this range – so easy and versatile to work with. I hope you are inspired!

I did use a sticker title for this layout together with some stamping .
To add some details I used my Rose Gold Gelatos to add colour to my background. The rose gold works perfectly with the coloring of the paper and adds a beautiful shimmer to the white background.
Mintay papers are perfect for adding layers – use foam tape to raise some elements creating dimension and interest.
Grouped elements make for striking visuals – and remember to keep things tight and close together for your eye to focus.
I hope you have fun creating with this range as much as I did. Until next time – happy scrapping Jow

Season’s Greetings – stamped card background

Welcome to another blog post featuring some of the amazing Christmas themed goodies available now. I love the Mini Stamps from the Naughty or Nice Collection – simple to use and easy to make a statement with on your next project. This stamp is the one I might just chose to use for all my Christmas Cards this year – gorgeous and elegant.

step 1 – Stamp the images repeatedly onto smooth white cardstock using black ink.
step 2 – Add colour using whatever medium you prefer – I used my watercolour paints to add colour.
step 3 – Trim your background to fit onto the front of a folded card. Then use Liquid Pearls to add some dots in between the stamped images. Leave to dry.
step 4 – Grab some elements to use form your Ephemera packet to use on your card.
step 5 – Adhere the ephemera to your card and finish off with some embellishments.
I love how elegant and simple this card looks – just perfect for the festive season.
Products used:
Mini Stamp – Naughty or Nice – Mistletoe (1pc)
Ephemera – Naughty or Nice Die cut Ephemera Set
Adhesive Pearls – Deep Red (2mm- 424pc)
Adhesive Pearls – Emerald Green (3mm – 206pcs)
Adhesive – 3D Foam – White – Strips (3mm Wide)
Double Sided Tape – Bulk 12mm (12 Pieces)
Liquid Drops 3D Pearls – Rouge
Water colour paint, smooth white cardstock
Until next time – I hope you have started your Christmas cards already!

Fall Winter Coffee Lover’s Bloghop with Joy Clair

Hello crafty and coffee loving friends! Welcome to my post of Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with Joy Clair.

For my card I stamped and embossed the coffee cup in brown ink and added gold embossing powder. Once heat set I did a quick watercolour wash over it to add colour. I really love how it turned out.
The sentiment is a combi9nation of flat and layered for added interest.
And finished off with a few diamante and ink splats.
We hope you will hop along with us – and maybe you could win BIG!
From November 1st. to November 8th, the entire store of Joy Clair is in promotion just for us! All the stamp prices has been reduced 25% to help you with your projects for the rest of the year and to be prepared for the new wonderful things that we will have on 2020.
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with Joy Clair!

Create interest using layered stencils in red and metallic

Create some fun and interesting layered effects using stencils and color for your next project. Combine bright and bold colours like shades of red with metallic for a striking effect. Take a look at how I created this background.

Layering different stencil patterns over each other can create a really interesting effect on your backgrounds. Layer them by using inks or combining different mediums together like I did here.
Trim a piece of smooth white cardstock to fit the front of your card base. Tape stencil to the back and start blending using Memento Luxe Love Letter in. Leave some areas open
Next blend in the open areas using VersaMagic Red Magic and also overlap onto the Memento Luxe blended areas to create a seamless look.
TIP: Remember that you can also use your Versamagic Dew Drop ink pads for blending – you don’t always need Large ink pads
Stamp a sentiment onto white cardstock using VersaMagic Dew Drop ink pad in Red Magic and trim to size
Over stencil some silver glitter crosses to break the red color and add some interest to the background.
Finish off your card by adding the sentiment, diamanté and a wooden flower element

Products used imagine Crafts
Craft Mat
VersaMagic Dew Drop Red Magic
VersaMagic Red Magic
Memento Luxe Love Letter
Other: Stamps: Joy Clair; Foam tape; Cardstock: Antalis; Wooden element: Prima Stencils: Celebr8Crafts

Mixing it up, Lady Pattern Paper and Kaisercraft

Mixing it up again this time around and still very much in love with the Kaisercraft Magenta paper range for its pretty flowers, and Lady Pattern Paper for its basic essentials paper that works with anything.

A spunky layout filled with personality, colour and charm yet grounded – just like my beautiful niece. This is a fun layout, with all the elements that I love thrown together.
I started by adding some colour to my background paper used.
Mix tuxedo black and Paris Dusk Memento ink on a plastic packet. Then mist the ink with water until it forms coloured drops. Lift the packet and stamp the colour onto the background. Make sure some colour will be visible from behind your photo and elements. Leave to dry.
Adhere the patterned background to a sheet of cardstock to firm it up
Adhere the pink card cut from the bonus sheet from the Essentials V3 pack. Then adhere your photo, followed by the tag, flowers and other elements
Finish off your layout with some embellishments, brads and ink splats.
A quick and colourful layout perfect for any occasion, young and old. Just have fun with it – and don’t forget to mix those gorgeous paper ranges together for a unique look

Products used
KCPK607 Magenta 12×12 Paper Pack
LPPB0029 Basic Essentials V3 Pack (36 Includes Cut Out & 3 FREE Sheets)
TMD-608 Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad – Paris Dusk
TMD-900 Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black

Project Life – Real Life Memory Keeper

Project Life or Pocket scrapping is all about real life – the photos we take daily as a quick reminder of what happened in the here and now. It’s made for those impromptu snaps and imperfect moments we want to remember, for cellphone photos and its made for me and you!

it fits into my daily routine as it has now rules and its all about what I like and love. This is me.
For years I have tried to convince people about the specialness of Project Life and only now in the last year or two have they come around, seeing what I am seeing and realizing the value of these everyday moments. No matter how you approach Project Life – make it meaningful and true to you. This is not fake or perfect memory keeping – this is the raw uncut version of life.
In the pockets we make our own cards, adding creativity and handmade touches – still answering the creative call and living our best lives through it.
It’s about celebrating our loved ones – perfect and imperfect.
its about those little moments that our breath away – the things we want to hold onto most of all.
That is Project Life.

Art by Marlene Art Journaling Page

Each month I teach an Art Journaling Class and the Art by Marlene stamps and products has quickly become a firm favorite in these classes. This month we used the beautiful crab stamp – and it was a huge hit with everyone!

The base was created with watercolour paint [my first love] some of my stencils and of course lots of stamping to create the different layers.
These guys are so cute – we used watercolour paint to add layers of colours to the crabs giving them such unique personalities – each one looking amazing.
Rainbow colours for the win!
Stunning effects on the background using DecoArt paint and Glamour Dust for the coolest resist technique!
Why not join me for class next month at Short Cuts Crafts.

Products used
Art by Marlene stamp #18 Crab
Art by Marlene stamp # 38 Little Ladies
Background Flocons stamp Carabelle
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Jow’s Mandala stencil
Americana White
DecoArt Glamour Dust Black iris

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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