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)

Clean and Simple cards with AAA Cards

Today I am participating in the AAA Card Challenge with Joy Clair Stamps.
Join us in the challenge in creating a Clean and Simple card with The theme Up To One Third and the optional twist of bright colours.
Come and play along and join in the fun.
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I used this gorgeous Wellie stamp from the Spring Stroll stamp set.
I stamped the image onto white cardstock, added colour with markers and then punched it into a circle.

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The sentiment was stamped onto the same cardstock and cut into a rectangle, that I raised using foam tape on top of some thread.

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A few embellishments finished off this clean and simple card beautifully. Keeping it all neutral.

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I like how the shade of white turned out to be different than my base cardstock – adding some interest but still keeping it clean.

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I hope you are inspired by this card challenge and will play along with us. Head on over to the blog to see what the other designers created that are playing along.
Until next time x

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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How to use 2 stamp sets to create 2 Floral cards – Joy Clair.

Welcome to today’s blog post filled with inspiration using 2 stamp sets from Joy Clair to create 2 different cards perfect for Spring and Summer flowers.

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I used the following stamp sets to create these cards.

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I used the small flower cluster from the Martha’s Flowers stamp set and stamped it repeatedly on white cardstock and used Tombow markers to add colour to the flowers.
The leaves are from The Reckless Love stamp set.

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The sentiment was stamped onto a round piece of cardstock, and then the flowers arranged around the circle to create a wreath.

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For my second card I created a background using some stencils. On top of the card I added stamped and coloured flowers, that sit on top of a stem that was stamped repeatedly using a sentiment from the Whale Hello stamp set.
The one flowers was adhered flat and the top one was raised using foam tape for dimension.

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The smaller flowers were cut from the center of the bigger flowers and arrange across the background.
At the bottom of the card a stamped sentiment raise on foam tape adds more dimension.

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Take a look at the NEW arrivals from Joy Clair stamps this month that I used.
Until next time – happy stamping!
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Around the world with Joy Clair Stamps

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Welcome to the JoyClair Around the World Bloghop
We have an amazing line-up of creative partners sharing their ideas, craft spaces and challenges with you today.

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. (Easter Time) we will be posting FIVE (5) different challenges throughout the day. And at 1:00 p.m. we will have a very special
Blog Hop around the world with Joy Clair & Friends, featuring a dazzling array of very special friends and guests designers!!

For right now let’s get some of the most important information out of the way so we can have fun, fun, fun all day (and night) long!

We want everyone to be able to play so there is *no* requirement to use Joy Clair Stamps although we would be thrilled if you did. Please make a new card though!
We will have all challenges open until next Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 11:55 p.m. EST to let you create a little more, because celebrations should never be limited to a single day, right?
If you are unable to participate in the challenges, simply comment on the posts. We will be giving one prize to a randomly drawn commenter compiled from all WCMD 2018 posts.
Add your link to the appropriate Inlinkz Link-up tool for that post. You may enter as many times as you wish while the challenges are open. There will a prize posted on each challenge and one card will be randomly chosen as a winner of that prize from those that Link-up.
Have tons of fun!
>>>SCHEDULE & CHALLENGE LINKS<<<
7:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 My Space
9:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 Rainbow Colors
12:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 Make & Mail

1:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Around the World Blog Hop with Joy Clair Friends

3:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Smooshing
6:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Letters & Die Cuts

EDITOR’S NOTE: Winners of all the challenges will be announced as usual on a Joy Clair Blog post on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

We really want to reward those who enter multiple challenges. The crafters who enter a different card for at least FOUR (4) of the challenges (hopefully all of them!) AND add JCGP to the name of their link (for example “Lisa Lane JCGP”) will be entered into a special pool to receive the Grand Prize. Entering to the WCMD -18 My Space Challenge below will qualify as 1 of those 4 challenges.

What is the Grand Prize you ask? We are giving away 6 Stamps Sets from Joy Clair Store (just in time for our upcoming next Release)!

I am co-partnering the Letters challenge with the amazing Nicole Winslow

For my card I used a combination of a sentiment and a stencilled background using letters.

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step 1 – Stamp your sentiment onto smooth white cardstock using Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair ink. Punch the sentiment into a cricle.

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step 2 – Stamp coffee beans onto the circle using Pinecone VersaFine Clair ink.

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step 3 – Stamp the Doodle Flower Background onto a card panel using Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair ink.

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step 4 – Use VersaFine Clair and blend 2 colours over the stamped image to add colour.

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step 5 – Use Alpha stencil and glitter paste to stencil letters onto the background and leave to dry. Once dry, trim into a small strip.

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Stamp more coffee beans onto the front of your card panel. Combine the sentiment circle with the stenciled strip onto the card. Use foam tape to raise the circle sentiment for dimension and interest.

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We hope you enjoyed the World Card Making Day with us featuring the stunning Joy Clair stamps.

Products used
VersaFine Clair Warm Breeze
VersaFine Clair Glamorous
VersaFine Clair Pinecone
Joy Clair Doodle Flower Background
Joy Clair Coffee Lovers
Alpha Stencil by Stenciled by Jow

Rainbow Of Colour And Texture – Altering And Using Die-Cuts.

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So I have a die-cut and want to use it on several different projects – but how do I make it look different each time, so that it doesn’t all look the same?
Well today I am sharing another 2 of my ideas on how to alter your die-cuts for a different look.shadow-card_main

Create a shadow

I like combining the same die-cut to create a shadow effect. This is achieved by using the same die-cut and slightly off-set them to create a shadow effect.
Step 1 – Die-cut your title twice using plain white cardstock. Use a light blue ink pad and add colour to the die-cut.
Tap the ink pad lightly onto the die-cut until it is covered in a solid layer of ink.
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Colour and shine

For this die-cut word I used the amazing new Kaisercraft gel pens to colour my word.
This is such a fun and informal way of adding amazing colour to anything and looks great on a single die-cut word.

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step 1 – Die-cut your word out of smooth or textured white cardstock.

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step 2 – Use your gel pens to add colour. I just scribbled different colours onto my word using one colour at a time for a fun rainbow look.
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step 3 – Once done, I added a layer of dimensional glaze to my word to finish it off with a glossy layer. Then it is ready to be adhered to your card or layout.
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What a fun way of adding colour, texture and dimension to your die-cuts in a few easy steps.

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