Saturday, May 27, 2017

A Sweet Hello...

Well, hello there Joy Clair friends!  It's Kerry here and I'm sharing my most recent card created using the fun and whimsical flower swirl in the new Doodle Flowers set. It pairs well with the new Hello Sentiments set that is absolutely a new staple sentiment set in my collection. I just LOVE them both! 
My Mini Misti comes in handy for creating this quick and easy wreath!  It also helps to add that perfectly inked scripty sentiment!  
The first steps in creating this fun card were to stamp the wreath onto white cardstock and then create the background that would help color the swirly flowers. To create the wreath design, I selected the frond stamp that leans to the left (there is a reverse image that leans to the right also).  I stamped it repeatedly in a circular layout with three different green colored Memento inks. It was important to create some dimension and depth with my little wreath and I could do that by layering the leafy fronds in three different colors.   
I went to town stamping the swirly flower onto the background paper.  I just love this little stamp! After stamping 900,000 flowers (hee hee), I started the process of cutting them out. Each and Every one...without a clue in the world what I'd make with them!
After the 900,000 flowers were cut, I set them aside and grabbed my Misti again. I used it to stamp the "hello" sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Up next was to arrange the flowers on the wreath (I used some foam squares to add dimension) and create the leaves.  I colored some white cardstock using Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Reinker by adding a few drops of ink to the acetate sheet our stamps come sandwiched between then spritzing with water. 
Two little drops of this yummy reinker can produce an amazing background!  
Isn't it yummy?!  When this ink is applied to paper with water, several different colors appear on your paper.  So amazing, really.  
After cutting out the leaves I assembled them into a pleasing layout design. To finish the card off, I doodled a few dotty elements then mounted this panel onto a light blue backing and mounted it onto an A2 card base. Of course, almost all of my creations have some form of ribbon or fiber, I opted for a light and natural colored thread tied into a double bow. YUM! 
I so enjoyed making this card.  It's quite simple and you can whip out quite a few in no time! Thanks so much for popping by to see how I created it!  
So long for now!  :)  Happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dad's Day with Joy Clair...

Hello there stamping friends!  Today I'm joining my fellow Joy Clair design teammates in sharing a fun set...All about Dads!
Dad's Day is a fun and punny clear stamp set that will be sure to make you (and your Pops) chuckle. It includes a ribbon, a golfy stamp, a popsicle stamp, a Star Wars stamp, a bomb and a yummy ribbon.

To create a special card for my dad, I selected the ribbon and the bomb.  Take a peek at my creation process.
First I stamped the ribbon two times using my Misti.  I used some daubers to colorize the ribbon. After all was colored, I cut out the ribbons and punched the center of the rosette using a 1 inch circle punch.  I fussy cut the ribbon and assembled the pieces to create a dimensional Dad's ribbon.
After assembling the ribbon, I started working on the background panel.  I added a bit of the same colors using my craft mat and then some splattered color was added with a paint brush.
Here are a few close up shots of the finished card:  So delish!  
I love how the splatter created that awesome background.  The added fringe made it a bit whimsical and added to the dimension and texture I was trying to achieve.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you are enjoying all of the yummy creations the DT has shared today.  We hope you are inspired and if you love the set as much as we do, please show your love by purchasing Dad's Day in the Joy Clair Store!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Joy Clair and Imagine Crafts Collaboration...Butterfly Kisses...

Hello there Joy Clair and Imagine Crafts friends!  I'm so excited to be sharing some projects I created that feature both Joy Clair and Imagine Crafts products.  It has been such a pleasure working with the Joy Clair stamps and inky/mixed-media products from Imagine Crafts.  Thank you to Joy Clair and to Imagine Crafts for providing such fabulous and fun products for this collaboration.  
Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to leave comments on each blog along the hop.  If you do, you'll be entered to win one of two $25 Joy Clair Gift Cards or one of two $25 Imagine Crafts Gift cards.  Joy Clair will announce the winners on their blog at the end of the month.  Imagine Crafts will announce on their blog!  

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Here's my little inspiration...Meet my itty bitty Mighty Mason.  Although he's only eight inches tall and weighs less than five pounds at four years old, he packs the typical Schnauzer punch!  He's a miracle, so sweet and full of spitfire!  He's my love for sure!  

So for this collaboration, I used Joy Clair's Butterfly Kisses stamp set and Imagine Crafts products to create four coordinating projects:  

*A Dog tag for Mason, 
*A 12x12 Scrapbook layout, 
*A gift box
*An envelope card

The following Imagine Crafts Products were used in these projects:  

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As this post is quite photo heavy, I've included the step-out photos in slide-show format for the dog tag and the gift box.  I was immersed in creation of the butterfly layout and the card to take in process photos so I'll share them here. 
Using the Shimmer Creative Medium over the layout (rubbed on with finger) allowed me to impress the butterfly stamp into the design.
To color the butterflies orange/metallic, I mixed the Tangelo ink and the gold shimmer spritz together and applied with a fine tip brush.
The creation of the box lid design involved layering acrylic paint, Creative Medium, Embossed Butterfly stamp image and impressed butterfly images.  I also added some Shimmer irRESISTible embellisher to the lid in a "dotty" formation.  The butterflies were stamped, rubbed with Creative Medium and then Sprout and Sparkle irRESISTible Pico Embellisher were applied.
 The butterflies were fussy cut and applied to the box and the Offray ribbon using the OnPoint Glue.  YUM!
 So iridescent and full of texture!
To create the card, I prepared the white panel rubbing Creative Medium and irRESITible Sprout Pico Embellisher with my finger then stamped the butterfly image with Black Memento ink.  The butterflies were colored with the Pico Embellishers.
 Just look at that fabulous shimmer and texture!  YUM!
The butterflies are just perfectly taking flight!

I hope you've enjoyed viewing my creations and I can truly say this was one of my most favorite project collections!  LOVE LOVE LOVE it!