Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Joy Clair August Blog Hop Day 1

Hello, Joy Clair friends! Welcome to the first day of the Joy Clair August Blog Hop! Today the design team will be showcasing some of the newest Everyday stamp sets. You should be arriving for the super talented Stephanie's blog. If you just happened upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, hop on over to the Joy Clair blog.

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Today, I am showcasing the new Ugly Sweater stamp set.

This card is super easy to recreate! It all starts with a piece of Kraft cardstock. I took different border stamps from the Ugly Sweater stamp set and stamped each on using white ink. I repeated this step until the card front is full. For the sentiment, I used a simple word die cut from red cardstock. To add a little bling to the card, I used a gold enamel dot for the I.

Let's talk prizes!!!!


Just left your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set of each day! The lucky winner will be chosen to win a gift certificate to the Joy Clair store!

Here is the complete list of the Everyday Blog Hop:
Jessica Pascarella YOU ARE HERE

Tomorrow you will see the entire Color by Faith Collection and all the New Background sets!!! To continue today's hop, your next stop will be the super talented LeeAnn's blog!

Thank you for stopping by!


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sending Birthday Wishes

Hello, MarkerPOP. What is on your bucket list? I have been thinking about mine lately and keep adding to it! One thing is to take a hot air balloon ride. Have you ever been on one? I would love to...I think...not a fan of heights!

With hot air balloons on the mind, I figure I needed to create a card using the Waffle Flower's Across the Miles and Chameleon markers:

To begin this card, I stamped the balloon image onto white cardstock and colored in with a variety of Chameleon markers. The image is cut out and set aside. I wanted to add blue to the background of the card. I recently received the NUVO Embellishment Mousse and wanted to find a way to use it. I applied the cream to the card and blended it around using a baby wipe.

Once the background dried, I stamped the cloud images in grey ink. The hot air balloon is attached using foam tape. The sentiment banner is stamped at the bottom of the card with grey ink. The sentiment is stamped in black ink.

The following Chameleon markers were used on today's card:
BG4, PR4, PK3, YO3, OR4, BR2, BR4

Thank you for stopping by!


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Joy Clair - Embossing and Bible Journaling

Hello, Joy Clair friends! Today I am excited to share my latest Bible page with you. I have tried to using embossing powder on a page before. My gun ended up getting too hot and turning the page brown. So I spent some time trying to figure out how to work my gun with the thin pages in the Bible. I believe that I finally figured it out and love how this page turned out!

Today I am showcasing the adorable Color by Faith's Be Brave stamp set:

When I start a page, I like to begin with positioning the stamps to get an idea of what I want the page to look like. Once this is done, it allows me a better idea of where to put my paint. The larger painted areas and for the different phrases. The paint lines are were the different arrows will be stamped.

Now it is time to stamp and emboss! One by one, I stamp the images on top of the painted area. Right away, I add the embossing powder and heat with the heat gun. (I let my gun heat up before I aim it towards the page. Once I move to the page, I move the gun in a circle motion to hit the entire embossed area.) I repeat this process until all the images are complete.

To finish the page, I added some paint swatches of gold.

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Joy Clair - Be Brave
Paper Studios - Washi Tape
Acrylic Paints
NUVO Gold Embossing Powder

Howdy, Howdy, Howdy

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Cactus are very popular right now. I don't know about you, but I cannot get enough of them. I have plenty stamps and papers covered with them! Why not add more to?!?

Today I am pairing up the Stamping Bella's SG Cactus and Echo Park's Just Be You paper pad:

I stamped the cactus onto light green paper from the 6x6 paper pad. I used a few different shades of green Chameleon markers to color in the image. The cactus are cut out and set aside. I used a few different prints, layered on the card base to start this card. To make the cactus pop, I added a circle die cut from the starry print from the paper pad.

To finish the card, I used the stamp 'Howdy' from the SG Cactus stamp set and repeatedly stamped across a printed strip of paper. This strip is then attached to the card using my Scotch glue tape.

The following Chameleon markers were used on today's card: GR2, GR4, CB

Thank you for stopping by today!


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Joy Clair August Challenge

Happy August, everyone! It is the first...which means that it is the beginning of a new challenge on the Joy Clair blog! We had so many people join in last month and are looking forward to see who all joins in this month!

This month's challenge is:

Agosto Challenge - Layers

I used the Sunflower stamp set for my challenge card.

I stamped the images onto kraft cardstock. The images are colored in using colored pencils. I love the look of color popping of the kraft cardstock. (I just need to work on my coloring skills.)

Thank you for stopping by!