Joyclair and Quick Quote Promotion

Hi everyone, it's my turn on the Joy Clair blog and we have partnered with Quick Quotes this week.  Today is the last day of the partnership so be sure to see what the designers have done with these amazing products. 

Joy Clair stamps are a perfect complement to the gorgeous Quick Quotes papers and inks.

I received some lovely papers and inks from Quick Quotes to pair with Joy Clair stamps.  The pattern papers are awesome and perfect to combine with Joy Clair stamps.

For my Hello card, I used the sentiment from the Hello Sentiments stamp set.  Included with this stamp set are 4 larger words and 26 smaller words and phrases that can be mixed and matched.  I created a card from black cardstock, then cut the Quick Quotes paper to fit.  Next, I fussy cut the flowers to fit my card.  After inking with Sunset and Aqua Inks,  I added the flowers to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.  Hello was stamped with Midnight Ink, then lightly inked nestled amongst the flowers with foam adhesives.

Hi friend uses the same floral paper used in my first card plus 2 different stamps from Joy Clair.  I used the Lovely Swirl Background stamp, stamping it with Sunset Ink on the Quick Quotes paper.  I then matted it with cardstock.    I had a scrap of muslin that I inked with Sunset Ink and placed around the card then added the panel  to a blue card.  Again, I fussy cut some more flowers and leaves, inked them with Light Moss Ink and added them to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.  The sentiment is from the Bandana Bits stamp set and it was die cut to snuggle amongst the leaves.

And since I was having so much fun, I decided to create another card.  This time, I stamped flowers from the Spring Time Flowers stamp set in Midnight Ink.  Using a water brush I painted the flowers with Sunset Ink.  For a bit more color, I used a dauber to pick up additional ink for the flower centers.  The sentiments are also from the Hello Sentiments stamp set.  I stamped them with  Midnight and Sunset Inks then die cut with Spellbinders dies before adding to the card.

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Birthday Invitations with Whisker Graphics

Hi friends, I'm on the Whisker Graphics blog with some fun and different invitations created with  assorted products from Whisker Graphics.

Little Bitty Bags – Assorted Brown Bags
Large Colored Tags
Small Colored Tags
Divine Twine Bamboo– Green and White
Divine Twine Twists – Raspberrylemon, Holiday
EKSuccess Punch
Joy Clair Stamps – Hello Sentiments
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Using assorted colored large tags, stamp the party information on each, then add coordinating colored twine to each tag.

Create a fun embossed background for the cards using embossing folders.  Inking over the embossed portions highlights the birthday elements.  I coordinated the ink colors to match the tags.

Adhere a Little Bitty Bag to each card and insert the large tags inside.  Using different kraft bags adds a fun effect to the invitations.  Add a smaller tag on top of the bags and add coordinating twine.  Stamp and die cut "you're invited", then add to the center of the tag.  If you have a lot of invitations to create, just set them up assembly-line style, working on each section before adhering them together.

Just think of all the fun invitations you can create with the great products from Whisker Graphics.   

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Mixed Media Fun with Rebekah-Meier Thermoweb

Hi everyone, I am participating in the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop this month.  This month we are working with products from Rebecca Meier and Thermoweb.

I received an amazing assortment of products to create with and I had fun experimenting with all of them.

I started with a canvas panel that I painted blue.  I then added some grey paint.

Once dry, I placed a stencil on top and used the Mixed Media Medium with a pallet knife through the stencil..

Remove the stencil and clean it immediately.  Allow the Mixed Media Medium to air dry.  Or, if you are impatient like me, carefully heat set it.

While the Mixed Media Medium is still tacky, place Gold transfer foil on top and pull away.  Repeat until the foil covers the stars.

Next, I stamped a summer scene on the bottom of the panel and added some touches of color with markers.  Finally, I dragged a black ink pad across the stars and used a baby wipe to blend it into the panel.  I wanted it to appear as if we were sitting at the beach looking up at the night sky!  I added touches of white by blending gesso around the panel.

While I had fun with the canvas,  I also wanted to work with the other products I received. 

Using the Mixed Media Foam Sheets, I cut the foam into a 5" square.   Then I scrunched up the Gold foil as I wanted to create some texture.

I carefully placed the foil on the foam panel and gently pushed the foil texture into the foam panel.

After removing the foil I had this fun (but still tacky) background. 

So I took  a flat sheet of Patina foil and placed it back on the panel.  The Patina foil adhered to the still tacky areas creating a nice melding of foils.

As you can see, there is still some foil remaining on the sheets I used.  Perfect to place aside for another project.

The foam has adhesive on both sides, so it was easy to adhere the foiled panel to my card.  I wrapped Whiskers Graphics twine around the card.

I also die cut a butterfly from the foam sheet and adhered it to the card, then added a sentiment from Joy Clair above the butterfly.

Make sure to visit the Designer Crafts Connection blog and visit all the talented designers who are participating in the blog hop.

Steph Ackerman  (here)

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In My Garden

Hi everyone, I'm on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Blog today.

I had this lovely pattern paper from Graphic 45 to use as the base.  The single flower stamp was the perfect phrase to add to the card.

For more dimension, I die cut and embossed white and purple cardstock with a Cuttlebug die.

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You Are Awesome!

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at ATSM.  I love these Magenta Stamps - detailed with enough room to add color.

Using a 5" square card, I stamped them about the card in black ink.  I also stamped some of the vines in the corner of the envelope.

Next, I colored the flowers with Copic Markers.

Using the sentiment included with the stamp set, I stamped it on white cardstock, then used Spellbinders dies to create the tag for the center of the card.

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Embossed Christmas Tags

Hi everyone.    It's Tuesday and it's my turn on the Topflight Stamp blog.  If you haven't checked out the Topflight store yet, you need to see the variety of stamps in the store.  They have some amazing stamps from all over the world.

The theme this week is Christmas and I'm using Stitched Angel Ornaments Stamp set from Creative Expressions and this set comes from England!  This week I decided to make some Christmas tags.


I stamped the tree, star and angle with embossing ink and heat set with gold embossing powder so they really took center stage.  Next, I fussy cut each.

I used some shipping tags which I covered with pattern paper.  I stamped and embossed the small stars on the first tag then added the large star on top with foam adhesives for dimension.  Then Merry Christmas was added on a slight angle.

I used some fun Christmas paper on my next tag and placed the angel on top with foam adhesives for dimension.

Finally, I placed the tree atop a green Christmas print with foam adhesives.  For a different effect, I stamped Merry Christmas, then cut it apart and added the words in 2 spots on the tag.

3 tags are now waiting to adorn their packages.

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Altered Anchor

Hi everyone, I'm on the Tiny Tool Time Blog today with an altered anchor inspired by a cruise we just took.

I used the Proxxon Scroll Saw, Jig Saw and Delta Sander to cut, shape and sand the anchor.

Plaid Coastal Paints in Sand Dollar, High Tide and Seal Grey were used to paid the anchor.

I chose a Plaid stencil to add some dimension on the anchor with Sand Dollar Coastal Paint

To finish, I wrapped rope around the anchor.  I then added mesh which I colored with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.  Finally, I created some fish and shells from Makin's Clay clay and Sea Shells Push Molds.

Please stop by the blog for more projects.

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Joy Clair Christmas in July

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Hi everyone.  We are half way towards Christmas and at Joy Clair stamps we are celebrating Christmas in July!!
I'm using the Rustic Sentiments stamp set.  Consisting of 8 stamps, these stamps can be used to create any number of projects.  It's easy to create a Rustic Christmas card with this stamp set.

Using the Evergreen stamp, I placed it on the Misti, lining it up with a white panel.

Using light green ink, I stamped the image once.

Then I reinked portions of the stamp with dark green ink and closed the Misti to restamp. 

Then I added some red ink for the berries and closed the Misti again to restamp.

After inking the edges of the panel with light green ink, I matted it with black cardstock.  I placed this panel atop Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper which was matted with black cardstock.  The Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper really helps set the tone for Christmas cards don't you think?

A 1/2" strip of Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper was placed across the panel.  Merry Christmas was stamped in dark green ink and die cut. It was then placed atop a black die cut label and added to the card over the foil with foam adhesives for dimension.

Please stop by the Joy Clair blog for more inspiration.

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Rose card with Bowdabra

I'm on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog  with this gorgeous stamp - it's called American Beauties- and it is lovely.  It's large enough to fit the card front.

I created a card from embossed pink cardstock   Then I created a bow with the Bowdabra and wrapped it around the card.  The Bowdabra allows you to make any sized bows you need and I needed a small one for my card which I wrapped around the card.  I placed half a die cut black circle on top which helped to hold the bow in place.

I colored the image with Copic Markers, then fussy cut it, placing it atop my card with foam adhesives for dimension.

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