Hey there Joy Clair friends! This week is a FUN WEEK at Joy Clair. All week long the designers have been sharing some gorgeous holiday creations and today Steph and I are sharing our holiday projects with you! I'm sharing this fun and festive card using a few NON-HOLIDAY stamp sets from the Joy Clair collection.
Yes, thinking out-of-the-box was the requirement for me this time as I do not have any traditional Christmas sets from Joy Clair (yet). SOOO...what was I to do? Go with it! I dug through my collection of amazing stamp sets and pulled a few that inspired me to create something Holiday-ish! Hope you enjoy!
I selected Doodle Flowers and Hello Sentiments to create this jar of joy card. I used my colored pencils and watercolors to color the jar and hand write the Joy sentiment. I also doodled the background frame using a micron pen. I think it helps contain the jar and helps pop this panel off the page.
I added a few sprigs from the stamp set, doodled a few red berries and applied some micro glitter to one edge of the jar. I also wrapped a bit of twine around the neck of the jar to incorporate the ribbon/fiber elements that are consistent in my designs.
Just adding a bit of colored pencil coloring within the doodled lines helped continue the color-theme and connect the border to the jar image.
So...The next time you're thinking of making a holiday card, think OUTSIDE of the box. Change it up a bit because you don't have to stick to traditional holiday images when making handmade cards!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of Christmas in July! See you soon!!! Kerry.
Hi everyone, Steph here to continue with this celebration of Christmas in July with Joy Clair stamps.
Joy Clair has an amazing collection of Christmas stamps. Today I'm using the Rustic Sentiments stamp set. Consisting of 8 stamps, these stamps can be used to create any number of projects. Creating Rustic Christmas cards is a breeze using this stamp set.
Using the Evergreen stamp, I placed it on the Misti, lining it up on 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 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 stamped 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 with foam adhesives for dimension. You can just see the 1/2" strip of Foiled Paper below the sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget the Discount Code: CIJ17 to create or complete your Christmas Stamp Collection with Joy Clair Stamps!!!