Joy Clair Blog Hop - Day 1

It's Day 1 of the Joy Clair Blog Hop and we have so many different stamp sets to share. 
Let's start the fun with the creativity and remember that we always have prizes for our readers and visitors that comment HERE in our corporate blog and in ALL designers blog.


You should have arrived here from Lori's blog.  If you get lost along the way you can always start back at the Joy Clair Blog.

Today, I'm working with the Fall Leaves stamp set.

Since these stamps consist of 2 parts - the leaves and the veins, I found it best to use the Misti to get accurate stamping.  I placed the leaves and sentiment where I wanted them on a cardstock panel, then closed the Misti.

I inked the stamps in assorted colors of Powderpuff Ink from Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company.  Then reclosed the Misti to stamp the images.  I repeated this process to add additional colors.

Placing the second stamp layers on top of the stamped images, I reclosed the Misti to pick them up.  Inking with black ink, I then closed the Misti.  You can see how the veins are perfectly aligned with the first images. 

I matted the panel with kraft cardstock, then wrapped the panel with twine.  The panel was added to pattern paper matted with kraft cardstock then added to the card.  Fall in Love was stamped, die cut, matted with a larger die and added to the card with foam adhesives over the twine.

My next card was created in the same manner.  I wanted a vertical card, so I wrapped twine along the side of the card.  A striped panel was added to the card and the stamped panel was matted and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

The sentiment was stamped in several colors of Powderpuff Ink, die cut and matted with a larger die before being added to the card with foam adhesives.

 Just leave your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set of each day!
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  1. Steph, love how you arranged the leaves on your cards! Fall is my favorite season of the year. Love the the autum colors.

  2. Your fall cards are just so beautiful and elegant! Love the colors!

  3. Such great layouts! Love this multi step set and can't wait to use it for some yummy fall cards too!

  4. Steph, your cards make me want the Autumn gets here sooner! LOL! Love each of the design, Step. Fabulous Fall color combo, too!

  5. Love the technique you used!! Beautiful cards!!!!

  6. Beautiful colors for soft, fall cards!
    My favorite sets are the Coffee Christmas
    and Coffee Quotes.

  7. Love the cards.
    the colors are muted and peaceful.
    thanks for sharing.

  8. Great job, love the way you combined the colors of the leaves.

  9. I love anything Autumn. Beautiful job on creating these cards.

  10. Beautiful Fall cards. I like how you inked the leaves.
    My fave set is Rose Sentiments.

  11. Love your beautiful cards. The leaves are fabulous.

  12. Beautiful new set. And love your leaf backgrounds and the twine is the perfect touch.

  13. Those leaves are wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration

  14. Pretty fall cards! Love the beautiful stamp set you used! Fall leaves is a fave!

  15. Just beautiful cards, Steph!! Perfect colors and perfect for fall!!