Monday, April 24, 2017

Birthday Greetings Featuring Joy Clair's Let's Celebrate!

Hello there Joy Clair Friends!  It's Kerry here and I've got something F.U.N. to share with you today!  Since It's my birthday month (I'm an April Fool's Day baby!) I was excited to be able to create a card for myself...and another for my little sister!  Yes, I have a sister that was born on my birthday! Just imagine that!  It's true!  For real!  No joke!  SOO...This new Let's Celebrate set came just in time to play!  

So the first thing I did was create a fabulous background for my card(s). Each Joy Clair set comes with a little acetate sheet on top of the stamp set so that it can glide easily into the packaging. This little sheet is the perfect tool to transfer ink! Since I recently got the full set of Ranger Distress Oxide Inks and reinkers, I was excited to play with them once again. Just placing a few drops of color on my non-stick sheet, spritzing with water then laying the acetate over the top created the yummiest color blend. I lifted the acetate carefully and laid it onto a sheet of white cardstock to transfer the ink. YUM!  
Isn't it just too, too delish?  I just love it! You really have to know when to say when! Don't go crazy with rubbing the ink into the paper, just lay it gently on the paper and lift. Perfect every time!  
After that, I stamped, cut, colored and cut out the cupcakes. I also wanted to create some "Sprinkles" for the card so I swiped a few colors onto some scrap paper.  I cut these scraps up to mimic the look of sprinkles.  
I thought I'd give you a closer peek at some of the yummy color blends that were created with the yummy ink: 
You can see a few of the little sprinkles on the kraft banner and under the Kraft banner. I also added a little bit of tissue paper to accentuate the party vibe!  
This is such a yummy set! The adorable balloons were colored and are ready for the other card but when I applied them to this card, they just disappeared into the background color. I know they'll take the spotlight in the next birthday card I create! 
Thank you for stopping by to see this fun card! Don't be scared to make a mess...add some sprinkles and have some fun!  :)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Mudder's Day...

Hello there Joy Clair friends!  Today I'm joining my fellow JC Design Team sisters in sharing some fun Mother's Day cards!  I love this Mother's Day set because it has some pretty funny puns.  I also love the teapot that is so gorgeous!  I decided to create this MOO card for my Momma!  

I used my MISTI to stamp the cow about three times with black ink.  I then stamped the camo-elements from the God's Army set.  Yes, they work well as MOO spots too!  I colored the nose and udders with colored pencils and added a bit of slippery-slobbery glaze...If you've ever been licked by a cow, you'll know what I mean.  It's absolutely gross!  LOL
I added the sentiment to the inside so that I could keep the focus totally on that cow and her spots! I'm sure my mom will have a chuckle when she gets this card in the mail!  

I hope you've found some fun inspiration in our cards today.  Thank you for stopping by! 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Light a Fire!


Hello there inky friends!  Today I have a super fun project to share with you!  I'm joining my fellow Joy Clair designers AND the My Sweet Petunia designers in a blog hop collaboration!  If you've arrived to my blog from Maureen's blog, you're on the right track.  If not, I've attached the crumb trail so you can hop along!
My Sweet Petunia

Please join us on the hop by visiting and commenting on each blog along the way.  As you visit our blogs, remember to leave some love.

**My Sweet Petunia will be selecting one winner to receive their choice of an Original or Mini MISTI (Now PATENTED!  WOO HOO!) .  You can view the winner announcement on their WINNER POST HERE on April 14.

**Joy Clair will be selecting TWO winners to receive $25.00 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store!  They will be announced on the Joy Clair Blog on April 12.
Now let's get on with the show ha ha...
This card was created using the super-fun Ignite set from Joy Clair.  I love the sketchy lettering in the sentiments and it's great for bible journaling, planner stamping, scrapbooking and cardmaking.  I love how versatile it is and that it can be used to create both feminine and masculine creations!
I positioned the big flame onto the lower edge of the paper and layed the lid of the MISTI on top.  I stamped it three times...Once with YELLOW ink, then with ORANGE and finally with RED ink (along the outer edges). Next, I aligned the sentiment and inked it up with BLACK ink.  The MISTI allowed for perfectly positioned stamping and alignment of the images and allowed me to overstamp the image/sentiment several times without fear of misalignement.

Take a peek at the inking...Just a bit of color along the edges, the texture of the ink pad peeking through.  YUM!  
After that was complete, I arranged the other flames into a pleasing format and stamped again with the same colors.  I finished up the stamping with one final inking of the edges with black to tie in with the sentiment.  
I attached this inked panel to some brown cardstock then attached it with foam squares to a kraft front that was painted with orange, yellow and red watercolor lines to mimic the sentiment "sketchiness".  I also added a bit of graph paper and some sparkle/glaze to the card.  This panel was glued to a white card base.  
I want to thank Ilyana and her team at My Sweet Petunia for providing such a fabulous product and for allowing me to join the fun today!  I appreciate your generosity and kindness and look forward to playing with my MISTI in many, many more inky adventures!  

CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING AWARDED YOUR PATENT!!! WOOP WOOP!!!
Now join me in heading on over to the fabulous Lydia's blog to see what amazing project she has to share!