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!

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

Way to Go Celebration card with Joy Clair and Thermoweb

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Today on the Joy Clair Blog I am sharing a celebration card made using a previous release stamp set and some Thermoweb foiled elements.

I struggled using this stamp set when it first release – I think personally I had been in a bad space for a while and just didn’t ‘see’ the potential. But once I got over the pressure of being creative and just went for it, things fell into place.
First I started with a background I had created using the Gelli Plate and acrylic paints. I then added some foiled elements from Thermoweb/ Brutus Monroe punched into circles. The circles formed a base for my stamped mask to sit on but also used as an element at the bottom of the card as decoration.
A few diamante adds to the theme and a little bit of glamour.
Stamped diamonds colored with markers grouped together with the sentiment at the bottom of the card.
Using foam tape to raise the mask at the top of the card adds some dimension and just makes it stand out against the foiled circle. And now this stamp set is quickly becoming one of my favorites to use . And the moral of the story is simply that once the ice is broken, and you just go for it – things often fall into place. So for today – go out and be brave – just do it!
Until next time Love Jowilna x

Art by Marlene Art Journaling Page

I had a play date on Sunday in my Art By Marlene art journal – just me and some time doing what I love. And this was the end result. I love the freedom, colour and design of her products – the magic that anything is possible and I can create just because.
Position a sunray stencil [Stencilled by Jow] on your journal page towards the top edge. Use a sponge to sponge yellow acrylic paint through the stencil and keep it in place. Then use orange acrylic paint to stencil partially over the yellow to create interest.
Select images from your Die-cut book to use on your page and carefully remove them. I used a girl, leaves as wings, some circles cut in half and a Protea flower.
Stamp the image BM05 twice onto smooth white cardstock using VersaFine Clair ink. Fussy cut around the images.
Stamp the image BM05 twice onto smooth white cardstock using VersaFine Clair ink. Fussy cut around the images.
Add a single drop of liquid acrylic paint onto a plastic packet and mist with water. Carefully lift the packet, flip it over and stamp the acrylic onto your page. Leave to dry naturally or use a heat gun to dry and speed up the process.
Use Tombow adhesive to adhere the die-cut and stamped elements to your page as per the sample. Cut one of the stamped images in half and use at the top and bottom of your page.
Add finishing touches and details to your page. Add shadows using a graphite pencil and distress crayon around the girl image. Use a white marker to add white dots randomly across your page. Draw small white circles on the stamped images.
Use black VersaFine Clair ink pad and stamp a title onto your page.

Until next time I hope you are inspired by this page and by the amazing products available from this talented and amazing designer. Art by Marlene – designing real images for real life making creativity fun and easy!

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

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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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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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.

Blossom | Bible Journaling Clear Stamp
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