Hi, Connie here with a "love" card using the Scriptures of Love set and the Saved by Grace set by Joy Clair. These two sets make beautiful Valentine cards and expressions of love cards. Same thing, right? Same kinda of beautiful!
The background is stamped with different sizes of the rose flower from the Saved by Grace set, in random places on the card front. Color is added using Distress Oxide inks. Extra leaves are stamped and trimmed out and added to the card using dimensional adhesive. The sentiment is double matted in coordinating cardstock and adhered to the card front. The card is then double matted and adhered to a folded card base. Twine and ink splats are added for texture. Very simple but pretty card ~
I love pretty simple too!!!
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member
It's Donna here with a cute Valentine's Day card or you can use it for a friend or family member to let them know you love and adore them. I am using the Joy Clair Stamp sets, Valentine Background Builder, Best Buds and Love Quotes. If you have not check their website, they have some very nice Valentine, Friend, and Love stamp sets, you can see the whole line of love and friendship stamps here.
Here is my card and how I put it together:
Closer look at the card
1. My card is an A2 card, measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2,
2. I cut a panel at 4 x 5 1/4, I stamped the love stamp from the Background Builder stamp set, and used my stamperatus to stamp the image down the panel so that everything was even,
3. I die cut a heart and stamped the sentiment from the Love Quotes stamp set using Versamark and heat set the sentiment with black embossing powder,
4. I then stamped and cut the cute image from the Best Buds set, I used my scan and cut to cut them out and then colored them with copics. I used some foam tape to pop them up onto the heart and adhered the heart to my card.
Love how my card turned out, clean and simple but adorable!
Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!
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Hello and welcome! It's Angie here with my first Joy Clair post for 2020! Happy New Year to you all!
I'm so happy to be here and to share my love for Joy Clair Stamps with you! There are so many exciting things happening this year - stay tuned - you won't want to miss a thing!
I decided I better get busy and make Valentine's Day cards for next month so I pulled out some of my favorite sets and made 2 cards.
Here's how I made my first card:
1) I stamped and colored the narwhal from Joy Clair's "I Think You're s'Whale" stamp set and the fussy cut him out. I decided not to use the free cutting files to cut him out, because I wanted no white edge on him. Sometimes I like the edge and other times, I don't!
2) Next I cut some dotted wave dies from watercolored patterned paper, stacked and glued 3 of them on the same patterned paper sheet of 4.25" by 5.5"
3) I did use the cutting files to cut out two of the underwater plants, but that was just to help me decide the layout of my card. I often use the free cutting files just to cut the shapes out so I can play with my layout before I decide what I want to do. Below I have pretty much decided I wanted to affix everything, then cut out a rectangle from the the large panel.
4) Next, I moved the cut files and stamped the plants right on the wave die cuts.
5) I used more Zig Clean Color brushes to highlight and shade the leaves in the water, the cut the large dotted rectangle section out.
6) Next I stamped the green hearts (behind the pink and purple ones) from the Joy Clair "Love Languages" stamp set. That particular heart stamp (one of many hearts in that set) had a bottom edge that looked like "splashing" to me so I thought it would look like the heart was splashing out of the waves! I added little die cut hearts to the centers so they wouldn't be teal hearts, but pink and purple hearts with teal edge and teal "splashes."
7) Last, I added the rectangle to a white card base, added some pink dots for his cheeks, added Glossy Accents to the hearts and clear Nuvo drops for more splashes! Here's a closer look so you can see his cheeks, and all the shine on those hearts and water drops.
And I included this picture so you can see the texture of the papers and even more detail- it's a very pretty paper pack from Pink Paislee called "Summer Lights."
I included one more picture because I made a matching envelope and for my return address stamp, I used a custom Joy Clair stamp. Joy Clair has quite a few styles of these they can make for you and they can even make special stamps from your logo, etc. (I've blocked out my address with a post it for privacy.)
I did make a 2nd card for today's as I am working to get all my Valentine's Day card made. Here's a look:
This card was much quicker to make. I used Distress Ink, blender brush and stencil on a 4.25" by 5.5" piece of white card stock. I blended it darker at the top and faded out as I went down the paper. Here you can see I am deciding where to place by sweet kittens from the Joy Clair "Best Buds" stamp set, after I finished the stenciling.
To add some interest, I die cut a dotted square from the front of the card from white and then a smaller one from watercolored paper from the same pack. I stamped the kitties on that top one and colored them, then added lots of red hearts and stamped the bottom edge with a stamp from Joy Clair's "Valentine Background Builder" stamp set in Distress Oxide Fired Brick. The red hearts match because I cut them from card stock that I inked with the same color ink. I added Wink of Stella to the hearts, then some Glossy Accents for shine and dimension. Here's a closer look:
I hope I have inspired you to create some Valentine cards! My grandkids always love getting them and so do other family members - it's nice to be remembered on holidays! If you are interested in my supply list, please go to my blog - Cimbacreativefun - and scroll to the bottom for links to all the goodies I used on my projects today.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
Let's face it, you either love or hate Valentine's Day based on one common theme -- do you have a significant other? For this year I created two cards. One for my single friends and one for my Valentine.
For my Valentine I used the Whale Hello There Stamp Set I have a set of fancy fold cards that are perfect for building a cute little sea scene. I used some glitter self adhesive sheets and pattern paper from my stash to create the backdrop. To finish the card off I added gems. The Brother's Scan In Cut came in handy to cut all the images out. I simply used alcohol markers to color them in.
Now for the snarky! This is actually one of my very favorite stamp sets EVER! I am not a fan of Valentine's Day, so I tend to use it often. To create this card I cut half a circle at the top and added self adhesive glitter sheets. It came together quickly because of the clever use of the half circle and self adhesive glitter sheets. The #Single set makes the perfect card for all your Single friends!
Which Valentine camp are you in? Are you in the lover or the leave me alone one?
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!
Hi everyone! It's Lindsay, from Crafting While Caffeinated Blog & YouTube Channel, here with you today. I am so excited to share my cards with you today! There are times when I want to make my card fronts just a little bit more interesting and fun. And to do that, today I am making my card front different shapes!! Keep reading below to see how I did it!
You don't need any dies or special tools in order to create shaped card fronts. All you need is some scissors! I did use a stencil, an OLD one that I bought when I was in high school!! Using a pencil, I drew the heart with a very light hand. Then, I just used my scissors to cut on the lines!
To help the heart stand out from the inside panel I added some stenciling. I did mask a heart on the inside panel just to be sure I would have a space to write a greeting!
If you're not comfortable with your cutting skills, you can use dies for this technique as well. That's what I did on my second card. I used a large circle die to die cut the bottom third of the card off. This gave the card front a nice rounded look! If you don't have dies, you could easily trace a plate and cut with your scissors.
I used a circle die because I wanted to make my card front into a moon for a space themed card. In order to make the front look like the moon, I ink blended with a light gray ink and then with a darker gray ink, I blended in some darker gray circles.
I also needed my moon to look as if it was in space. To do that I added a black strip of cardstock to the bottom portion of the inside panel. I also stamped a few stars with Staz On Pigment Ink in Snowflake. The stamps are from the "Out of This World" stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps
The final touches to this card are super simple! I first stamped and colored the rocket ship image from the "Out of This World" stamp set. Because I colored the image with alcohol markers, I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I did fussy cut the image so I could pop it up with a bit of foam tape.
And finally, I added a sentiment banner. I went with the "I Hope Your Birthday is a Blast!" sentiment from the same stamp set. Versafine Clair in Nocturne is the ink I used because it is my FAVORITE to use for sentiment because it is so crisp!
I hope you all enjoyed a look at how to create shaped card fronts and you found a few ways to incorporate this technique into your own cardmaking!
If you are interested in any of the stamp sets I used today,they are listed and linked down below! Until next time, happy crafting!!
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Hello there Joy Clair friends! It's Kerry here and today I'm taking a break from the winter festivities to celebrate a little with my friends on the other side of the hemisphere. Yeppers, it's SUMMER down under and I thought I'd create a little sunshine today!
It actually started out as a challenge. I wanted to challenge myself to work with a random stamp set from my JC stash. SOOOO...I went to my JC Stamp stash and with my eyes closed, I grabbed a random stamp set. I flipped it around and discovered I picked a nice and fruity/summery set called :Life Is Sweet" . Alrighty! Sooo. How was I going to work with this set in the middle of winter, right before Christmas and the New Year? Then it hit me. It actually slapped me right across my face! The SOLSTICE! It just happened and reminded me that While we're enjoying winter up here in the NORTHERN hemisphere, down SOUTH, they're basking in the sunshine! SOOO...There you have it, I figured it out. I'd make a nice sunshiny card for all my friends waaayyyy down south! :)
I started out by stamping the Hello Summer sentiment onto a little white tag. I then blurred it up a bit with a blending brussh and flicked some black acrylic paint on it. I attached a scrap of some limey iridescent watercolor paper from my crafty scrap stash and then added some lace, twine and a bow. After working on the tag, I picked some BRIGHT yellow cardstock for the card base and stamped some lemons faintly in the background. I attached my tag to this card base and then added some "sunshine" by tucking a golden candy cup wrapper under the tag. To finish things off, I added a few sparkly gems here and there.
I like to curl the edges of my tags when I place them on a cardfront. I think it helps add a bit more dimension and aids in the shadow effects I like to have when taking photos. Of course, finding the right props for summer...during winter is a pretty big feat so I ended up with grabbing some sour candies and a little lime green bucket. Candy's important during the summer, right?
Thanks for hopping over today and I hope your last few weeks of 2019 are fabulous. I'm looking forward to many great happenings in 2020! See you around!
Hello everyone... I cannot believe it that New Year is in 10 more days!!! This 2019 has been a wonderful and also challenging year for me. I know it will be a super long list to write down what GOD has done and taught me in this year. And I know well that God has not done with us yet and I am so looking forward to see and experience what He has stored for me and my family in 2020.
Today, I have this clean-and-simple New Year card. I would like to start the new year with some colors... what is more colorful than rainbow, right? The New Year New Me Stamp Set is perfect for any New Year themed projects for sure.
I use the Kaleidacolor Bouquet In Pad to stamp the colorful Happy word on the background. I stamped them directly on a white card base one color at the time. Since it is Kaleidacolor ink pad, the ink strip pads close to each other in one case, so I cover the ink strip pad with post it note so the color won't blend each other.
For the sentiment, I stamped the word and phrases using MISTI on a white cardstock with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink pad and then I cut it with the scallop die. After that, I used VersaMarker to add the ink around the corner of the die cut, dipped the edge in gold embossing powder, and then heat set it with craft heater. I did it on each edge of the sentiment die cut. You can do it all edge at the same time, but I found this way is easier because I can hold it at the clean space instead touch the powder accidently.
I added the sentiment on the card with 3D foam tape and it is done. I hope this quick and simple card give you an idea to cheer someone up with your handmade card.
And this will be my last project as, Joy Clair design team member. I would like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE THANKS to Amanda, Christy, and Martha for giving me a wonderful journey for being a part of your Joy Clair family in the last couple of years. I treasure your friendship and generous hearts. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
It's Jess here again today with one more Christmas Card share for you! I'm a last minute shopper myself - but I hope you have all your presents wrapped and ready to go! I HOPEFULLY will by the time you are reading this post!
I started by stamping the moose onto a piece of white Neenah cardstock and coloring with my Nuvo Maker pens and trimming out the image. I had some Kaisercraft paper in my stash that was PERFECT with the pine trees, but still whimsical feeling along with some woodgrain paper, so I used that as my background.
Look how happy this guy is! LOVE it! I used some really cool twines I had in my stash (thank you Dollar Tree!) and added the "Merry ChristMOOSE" sentiment, stamped in red. Finally, I haven't played with Nuvo Crystal Drops in a while, so I added a few of those just to add a little sparkle. Every Christmas card needs some sparkle, don't you think? Thanks for stopping by today!
I wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS with a happy, healthy and CREATIVE New Year!
Hi, Connie here with a festive holiday card using the Santa's Coming set by Joy Clair. This is such a fun set and easy to make beautiful cards with the least amount of supplies. That is a win win for me. Ink, paper, twine, stamps and two markers ~ that's it for supplies!
I used my Misti (stamp platform) to get the houses lined up straight and then stamped them out on gray cardstock. I used Versa Fine Clair by Imagine Crafts. I love the deep, rich black color it produces. On a silhouette type stamp the ink is important. You want good coverage of color. The wreath was colored in with dual tip markers by Leisure Arts. This card could be backed with different colors of cardstock (like traditional holiday colors) and look amazing. I used silver cardstock with the gray. Love the look!!
The house were splattered with white acrylic paint. I use an old toothbrush and watered down paint to get a good snow look. The card is adhered together with 3D foam squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful holiday!!!
Joy Clair DT Member