Friday, October 23, 2015

Rustic Thank You with Joy Clair

I'm back with another lovely card for Joy Clair. I combined the Rustic Occasions Sentiments Clear Stamp set, along with Trick Or Treat Clear Stamp set to create this masculine, rustic Thank You card. I love the pine boughs on the Rustic set - they match perfectly with the woodsy font.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hello Autumn with Joy Clair Stamps

 I'm really excited about the new stamp company, Joy Clair - and even more thrilled that I am part of their first design team! I will be sharing their lovely designs with you every week.  These are the best quality clear stamps I've ever used - they stamp like a dream. These stamps are perfectly clear, have no odor, have sharp and deep etch depth, adhere well to acrylic blocks, have excellent ink transfer and are resistant to yellowing. You've got to try them! 
For my card today, I used the Hello Autumn Stamp set. This set is loaded with wonderful fall sentiments and lovely leaves and acorns - just what you need for your autumn projects. 

Be sure to check out the other stamps in the Joy Clair Store.
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Monday, October 19, 2015

CardMaker Magazine Inspiration

I've got a blog post today over at the CardMaker Magazine Blog.  I remade a card that Colleen Schaan had originally designed.  I updated the card using adorable stamps from Joy Clair ( and these stamps are on sale right now!).  Please go to the blog to see her gorgeous inspiration piece.
Supplies used: Kraft cardstock from Coredinations; Getaway patterned papers from Echo Park; Happy Halloween and Trick or Treat stamp sets from Joy Clair; paper cord ribbon from May Arts Ribbon; adhesive foam from Close To My Heart.

Dia De Los Muertos Tag

Hi, it's Gini and today, I have a Day of the Dead tag to share with you. I knew the bright colors associated with this celebration, would translate beautifully with the ColourArte palette. diaSupplies  
  1. Quickly paint the tag with black gesso, leaving small areas unpainted. dia1
  2. Mist the tag to fill in the blank areas. Dry with a heat tool. dia2
  3. Stamp Day of the Dead images randomly over the stamp using white ink.  dia3
  4. Apply Radiant Gels through a stencil. Sprinkle parts of the image with glitter. dia4
  5. Die cut the scull. Spritz watercolour paper for a backing. dia5
  6. Paint the Watermelon Mist around the edge of the tag.
  7. Add ribbons and die cut flowers to finish the tag as shown. Dia