Welcome to day two of the Joy Clair August Release. A special thanks to everyone who stopped by yesterday and left a comment on our blog post. Today we are introducing a fun bandana themed set designed by Amy Tedder called Bandana Bits Clear Stamps. Scroll to the bottom of the post for details on how you could win today's stamp set.
Marisa Job used the design elements from Bandana Bits Clear Stamps to create a stunning frame for her sentiment. To create her dreamy watercolor background Marisa used Ken Oliver's Colorburst. For all the details visit her blog post.
Sheri Holt shares a Americana themed card using white embossing powder to stamp her images from Bandana Bits Clear Stamps. We just love how she used doilies and mini clothespins in her design.
Michele Kovack shares another beautiful watercolor card using Bandana Bits Clear Stamps and Kuretake Watercolors. Have you tried using sequins yet in your card designs?
Eva Dobilas shares how striking the design elements can be from Bandana Bits Clear Stamps, when stamped in black and paired with deep reds and oranges with a pop of turquoise.
Kristi Schurr created a fun designer paper by stamping and repeating one of the design elements from our Bandana Bits Clear Stamps. What a fabulous presentation for a piece of costume jewelry.
Darsie Bruno embossed the Bandana Bits Clear Stamps image in white and then used Ken Oliver's Colorburst to create her fun watercolor background.
Kathy Jones shows you how fabulous Bandana Bits Clear Stamps looks when the image is colored with Copic Markers.
Joy Clair Giveaway Day Two - For your chance to win today's release set Bandana Bits Clear Stamps, simply leave a comment answering today's question of the day on this post. Have you incorporated watercolors into your crafting projects recently and if so what is your favorite watercolor medium? You have until Wednesday August 26th to leave your comment here. A winner will be announced on Thursday's Release release post. (August 27th).
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I have only tried a little water color. I just ordered some color burst so I plan on a lot more!
Posted by: christi | August 25, 2015 at 11:35 AM
Another great day of inspiration! The stamp set is super cool and cute. You all did a fabulous job showing the versatility of the set.
Watercolors- I tend to use my distress inks with water brush more often than not. Sometimes I use watercolor pencils or Gelatos but usually I turn to my markers.
Posted by: Kathy Jo | August 25, 2015 at 12:10 PM
Oh my goodness what a beautiful stamp set. I love swirls. . . and butterflies, so I really like the cards that combined my two favorite things. Adding this set to my "must have" list. :)
Posted by: Judy Bennett | August 25, 2015 at 12:11 PM
Beautiful cards . So much inspiration.
Posted by: sharon c | August 25, 2015 at 12:19 PM
Wow...beautiful stamp set!!! I have not yet tried my hand at water coloring. I bought the watercolor paper so I've taken the first step! The watercolor samples on your blog are so,pretty. Love Darsie's card!
Posted by: Janet Saieva | August 25, 2015 at 12:48 PM
I love bandanas and the color combos are truly endless. I just purchased the new Zig water color markers and I'm loving them, but I also still love my distress inks. Can't wait to see tomorrows release and what you all come up with. Thanks for inspiring and the chance to win.
Posted by: Lisaerica | August 25, 2015 at 01:23 PM
Posted by: yvonne | August 25, 2015 at 01:25 PM
Oh wow! So glad to see these talented designers back again and to see some more of Amy Tedder's stamps. I have only used water colour sparingly as I am not very good at it yet.
Posted by: Carol Rossouw | August 25, 2015 at 01:41 PM
Love these cards! My first thought was, what am I going to do with stamps of bandana bits? However, after seeing the amazing cards created by the talented design, I can think of wonderful ways to use them to enhance my cards. Love it. Thanks Darsie for once again sending me to see these beautiful cards and another great stamp set.
Posted by: Carol Lust | August 25, 2015 at 02:23 PM
What a cute bandana set! I sure could have used this a few weeks ago on a scrapbook layout I was doing! I do love watercoloring. Most often I use my Distress Inks to do my watercoloring.
Posted by: Carol H. | August 25, 2015 at 03:26 PM
Love this stamps...my favorite watercolor medium is in the tube...the pencils do a nice job...but love my watercolors....
Posted by: Gloria Westerman | August 25, 2015 at 04:10 PM
I won a set of Spectrum Aqua markers but haven't had a chance to use them yet. I have used my distress inks to do a little watercolor. Love this set.
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Posted by: Michel E | August 25, 2015 at 07:51 PM
What a gorgeous stamp set, and stunning cards!! This set would be incredibly versatile, and I could see myself getting tons of use from it.
I have been using watercolors a lot lately. I use distress stains and markers, as that's what I have on hand. I've recently bought watercolor pencils, but haven't had much of a chance to use them. I've only used them twice, on very small projects.
Posted by: Cheryl Wright | August 25, 2015 at 08:05 PM
What an incredibly versatile stamp set , as can be seen by all of these beautiful samples !
I do sometimes use distress inks for watercolour and recently tried some watercolour pencils , but I need to practise with these a bit .
Thanks to Darsie for showing me this stamp and sending me to your blog , where I have been able to admire all the posts,
Posted by: Ruth | August 26, 2015 at 03:00 AM
Yes I have been using water coloring on recent cards. I feel more comfortable using traditional watercolors and am using Koi. But I am practicing using distress inks to water color with to obtain depth as well as various shades of lighter and darker color. I find distress inks are a bit harder for me to get control over. Finally, I love to saturate color on the background, then sprinkle epsom salts to dry overnight. I wake up to marvelous crystals that have grown over the color images. No two are ever identical. With best wishes ♥
Posted by: Rosy Newlun | August 26, 2015 at 03:28 AM
Pretty stamp set! Enjoyed seeing all the awesome sample cards created with it too. :) Yes, I watercolor on my cards....mostly use watercolor pencils or crayons but also my ink pads and a aqua-brush sometimes.
Posted by: Beverly S. | August 26, 2015 at 07:27 AM
Beautiful Stamps,cards and colors used.
Posted by: Elaine | August 26, 2015 at 07:44 AM
Really cool stamp set and such a great variety of cards made with it!
I have incorporated water colours into my crafting. My favourite medium is water colour pan paints.
Posted by: Gab | August 26, 2015 at 10:19 AM
Wow! This stamp set is simply gorgeous! I love it!
Posted by: Marlyn | August 26, 2015 at 10:19 AM
BEAUTIFUL stamps and cards!!!
I have to confess that I have only tried pencils so far, still learning to not be too heavy handed. I have some more distress inks on their way to my house and look forward to trying them with traditional brushes and a waterbrush :)
THANK YOU for the CREATIVE INSPIRATION and the chance to win!!!
Posted by: TracyM #6773 | August 26, 2015 at 10:20 AM
Love the new stamps and all the creative ideas! I use mostly distress inks for watercolor backgrounds, and pencils if I want to color an image. Lately I've been experimenting with blending mediums besides water: baby oil, alcohol. I'm certainly no expert, but it's fun!
Posted by: Emily | August 26, 2015 at 10:24 AM
I've only recently started using watercolors, but I love both pans and watercolor pencils. BTW, these bandana stamps are beautiful!
Posted by: Susan H. | August 26, 2015 at 11:27 AM
Wow, these are gorgeous. I have just discovered (I think) the best way of water-coloring for me. There are so many options, I was a bit overwhelmed. I decided to go with the ink and water pen method. Easy, and I already had these items.
Posted by: Ang | August 26, 2015 at 01:32 PM
I'm always a little slow to actually incorporate the trends into my own cards. LOL! I have not used any watercoloring techniques on any of my cards yet, but I was shopping for a set of watercolor paints online just the other day and I think i have decided which set I will be buying hopefully very soon.
This bandana stamp set is gorgeous. I look forward to seeing more of your stamps.
Posted by: CC | August 26, 2015 at 01:56 PM
Very pretty designs. I would love a chance to win this set. I like to use Twinkling H2Oz and also Distress Ink to do water coloring.
Posted by: Lorna Baumann | August 26, 2015 at 04:55 PM