Hi Beth here with my last post ocean project post. This month the challenge has been ocean/seashore and I've been having so much fun with the stamps that go along with that theme. Last month there was a challenge to make an exploding heart card using a Summer theme. I decided to make it my own personal challenge.
My regular card stock was too heavy and I didn't get nice folds so I decided to go with construction paper that a friend gave me several years ago.
First I made a collage of different ocean photos I had taken to use for my cut out hearts. I didn't want to waste paper by printing out individual prints and wasn't sure what portion or photos I was going to use. I decided to cut a heart out of the sunset photo for the front and took a scrap of the construction paper to stamp and emboss the mini hearts on.
For my hearts I used a heart stencil for tracing them onto my prints after I decided what sections I wanted to use. After cutting the hearts out the fun began. The umbrella is stamped on plastic from a page protector and colored with sharpie markers on the back. The adhered with Tombow adhesive. It is the only adhesive I've found which will not show adhering down plastic or vellum. The starfish is stamped on deli paper and colored with a pencil on the back side. The flip flops and chair were stamped on pattern paper.
It took me longer to figure out how I was going to do this project than to actually do it. I left my heart at the ocean.
Before closing today I want to thank the owners of Just For Fun Rubber Stamps for allowing me to be a Design Team Member this last year. It has been a pleasure working with the unique and excellent quality stamps. I also want to thank our fearless leader Roni who did a great job of keeping us all on track. Please next month give the new design team members a warm welcome.
Happy Finally Friday to you all! Keeping in the beach and sand in our toes spirit, I had to make a manly birthday card. I have a grandpa who was a sailed a Pelican boat. That is a type of small sail boat. So I though this would make a great birthday card for him. Now I just have to go make another one so I can keep one and send him one. Lol.
Happy Sailing! May the winds be just right.
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps- D1610 Sailing Ship & UMS 7018 Sentiments 1
Stampin' Up Stamp Pad- Cherry Cobbler
Wink of Stella- Clear
This is my last card and post with Just For Fun Stamps. I have had such a wonderful time with you all and with the JFF Design Team. I will miss you. I have a few new things up my sleeves for new adventures in my world, but maybe I'll get to come back and join these ladies again. You can always find me at my blog. Pumpkinhallow.blogspot.com
Hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the end of summer!
As I mentioned before I have been binge watching YouTube card techniques. I tried one of the fun techniques I watched with this card. Actually it was done with watercolors, but I did it with ink pads & sponges.
Pick your stamp & sponge colors on the cardstock anticipating where the stamp will fall within the colors. The stamp, Tropical Sunset (G1442), made it pretty easy. I added more Sand (C413) & a Crane on a Pier (C3636). The Sentiment 3 (UMS7020) stamped & added with pop dots.
Another flat card, well almost flat, but again I built a story with the stamps. Simple, but fun.
Hi everyone Beth here and I know it is not Saturday and a regular day for me to post but I've been having so much fun with the beach theme challenge that I couldn't help myself when I saw an open day. Originally I was going to use a photo I took of sunset at the beach but alas it was such poor quality printing it out. So my next choice was this one with lots of sand.
I was going to print this on tissue paper but alas the print head needed cleaning so I got streaks. Not sure that the print head was thoroughly cleaned I went ahead and printed it on copy paper and adhered it to cardstock. With my cutting machine I cut my frame out of a scrap of calligraphy paper. I thought the color and pattern of aged paper would go nicely with the photo. May your day be filled and the Beach Umbrella were stamped with Stazon ink on deli paper. The umbrella and sand were colored with colored pencils. I have in my stash copper spiral paper clips and thought it would be fun to fasten them on the corners.
There is still time to enter the challenge. I hope you will join in the fun I would love to see your creations.
Seahorses look graceful ... don't know if they are or not but they are unique creatures of the sea. for this card ... no you're not see double there are two cards but both the same ... I did a reverse mask ... sponge in some colors. you are asking why those colors ... well ... these colors came to me while I was having dental work done. at the dentist she gives me "shades" to wear so the over head light isn't so bright ... during the procedure my eyes teared a little and when I looked at the light these are the colors I saw ... purple, orange and yellow so I thought why not make a card so I did a couple of days later. now back to the card, after sponging the colors I did a little stamping with the same color inks inside the circle. also stamped the seahorse with black ink inside the circle with the mask in place then removed the mask and stamped more seahorses. stamped the sea kelp ... added a few crystals for bubbles ... layered stamped piece on lavender note card. will stamp a sentiment when I know who I'm sending this card to.
am one of those people that absolutely love the look of Zentangle, but I really
do not always have the time to create it myself.If this describes you, then make sure you
check out all the Stamptangle images in the Just For Fun online store, including
many new ones.
Stamptangle Dolphin is featured on today’s card. I had so much fun coloring it with my Zig Clean
Color Real Brush Pens on watercolor paper.I did the same with the Stamptangle Water Splash and then cut them out
to create the splashes at the bottom.
had a little fun with the background.I stamped
the Circles Background on top of decorative cardstock and heat embossed in white.This gave it some great color with a bubbly
forget about the Just For Fun August Challenge with the theme of “Sand in Our
Toes”.It’s all about the ocean and
beach.You have until Wednesday, August
31st to enter your creation for a chance at a JFF Gift Card.
This month the challenge is beach/seashore and Just For Fun has all kinds of stamps for that theme. I fell in love with the seahorse and because there are three different sizes you could actually create a family. Here is my creation using the large one. I had so much fun putting together this underwater scene.
I started by airbrushing with Spectrum Noir markers the water and sand bottom. On the sand bottom I took a sea shell stencil and liquid gold paint and stenciled the shells.
Then I painted paper designed for acrylic paint with green metallic paint. Then cut out my vegetation using Spellbinders Corner Sprig dies.
The seahorse is stamped on deli paper and then colored on the back with color pencils.
After adhering everything down I adhered clear plastic that I randomly dotted with Dimensional Magic. I used Tombow glue to adhere the plastic and you have to really look hard to see where I put the dots of glue at.
I hope you will join in the fun. Would love to see what you create using the theme.
Happy Friday! I am back with a fun Sand in your Toes themed card for you today!
It's been very hot here again. I am not fond of triple digit weather. It can go away now. But it does make me wish I was at the beach. So thinking those happy thoughts, I came up with this cute flip flop card. Stay Cool and craft!! That's my motto for these hot days.
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: E3619 Flip Flops & UMS7018 Sentiments 1
Ranger Archival Ink- Jet Black
Tombo Markers - 272, 823, 933, & 133
Stickles- Star Dust
Don't forget to join Just For Fun Rubber Stamps's August Challenge, Sand in Our Toes. There are great prizes to be won!
We live near the Oregon Sand Dunes & they are beautiful. This week's card is a homage to our dunes.
I sponged in the "sand dunes" & stamped sand over them. I added the beach fence & grass. A beach is not a beach without a seagull swooping down.
Now this card is very different than any other card I completed over the past year. Can you all tell me what it is? OK, I'll tell you...it's flat...no fussy cut on this card. Yep, all I did was sponge & stamp a beach scene & I love how it turned out!
Hi everyone. I have my August Challenge card here today. This months is "Sand In Our Toes".
I just love the beach, the sand and all the fun shells you can find on the beach and the smell of the ocean. I would love to live near the ocean full time. I hope to do that in the next 5 years. Come on Lotto!! Then I could get the house by the ocean and a large craft room or separate studio!
Dare to dream, right!
Okay, back to the card.
Just For Fun Stamps: B1782 Pacific Scallop Small & UMS7018 Sentiments 1
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads- Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, and Spiced Marmalade
Ranger Perfect Pearls- Silver
Stickles - Mercury Glass
Card Stock & Textured Paper
I used the Perfect Pearls on the shells, but I couldn't get the sparkle to show up very well. It looks really cool in person. Sorry about that. But trust me and use it if you have it.
Play on words here because I did a resist technique on these two cards. they look much better in real life. the same technique except one is just brown ink and the other is three different color inks. so let's get started with this resist technique: 1. ink card with whatever color (dye ink pads) or colors you want. 2. stamp images with VersaMark ink. allow to dry on it's own or use a heat gun. 3. over stamp a couple of the images with white pigment ink. 4. brush on perfect pearls to a couple of the white pigment images. 5. heat emboss the sentiment and you are done.
For many of us this time of year is hot hot hot...so we decided to spend the month at the beach and feel the sand between our toes! But we have two ways to play...you can take your inspiration from the photo collage or create a beach themed card using the card sketch. Either way, the choice is yours.
Before we get to the design team inspiration let's congratulate July's winner (drawn at random)....that winner is....Janett Ray from Janett's Stamping Place and her creation Cabin in the Woods.
Please e-mail me at ronijj at gmail dot com.
Thanks to all those who participated in our Christmas in July Challenge!
Today is the last day of July but by no means does that mean the summer is over. Still lots of butterflies flying around in all their glory. This stamped butterfly is colorful with all the colors of Perfect Pearls. Stamped butterfly with VersaMark ink onto brown cardstock then dusted it with Perfect Pearls. After dusting the butterfly I buffed it with a tissue to burnish in all the Perfect Pearls then spritz it with water to settle it in even more. Add some self sticking pearls to make a flying trail.
Happy Friday! I am back with another Christmas in July card for you.
You may not know, but I am also a quilter. When I look at this Stamptangle Stocking stamp from Just For Fun Stamps, I see a quilt. It looks like a crazy quilted Christmas stocking. I have been wanting to make something with this stamp for a while now. I found these papers in my stash. (we all know what those are, but lets not tell the husband about it) and it inspired me to color this stocking in more old fashion Christmas colors. I hope you like it too!
Just For Rubber Stamps -E3855 Stamptangle Stocking & C2614 A Christmas Note
Tombo Markers- 098, 177, 856, and 025
Stampin' Up Stampin' Write in- Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals and Riding Hood Red
Ranger Archival Ink- Jet Black
Stickles - Star Dust
Christmas Card Stock & Velum Paper
Versa Mark Ink Pad
Stamp N Stuff Embossing Tinsel- Red
Hope you are all having a great summer and staying cool!
I have been totally binge watching YouTube craft shows.Do you remember the Carol Duvall Show on DIY?I loved that show, well, anyway, there was a Christmas Holiday Show & the guest demonstrated a background technique using Puffy paint & reinkers.
You place a large drop of Puffy paint in the middle of your cardstock & 1 drop of stamp pad reinker ink.In my case it was Navy.You take a brayer & roll out the paint/ink all over the cardstock.Using your embossing heat tool you quickly dry the paint/ink.The effect is supposed to be a foggy background from the dry Puffy paint.
Of course I couldn’t find my brayer, so I used a sponge paint brush to spread the paint/ink over the cardstock & even though the effect didn’t quite look like it did on the TV show, I still liked the effect it gave the backgrounds to all 3 cards.
the paint is wet on paper the cardstock did warp a bit, but I think if I ironed
the back of the card base it will straighten out. Gluing it on an A2 card will probably straighten
it out also.
Stamps I used:
Holiday Magic: On Dasher (A3445), Ice Skaters (F2280), Pine Forest (F3588), Sentiments Unmounted 3 (UMS7020
Happy Holidays: Getting the Tree (F3510), Pine Forest, Sentiments Unmounted 1 (UMS7018
Joy to the World: Holly Branch Sketch (G2632), Fiber Background (J2207), Sentiments Unmounted 3
Hi everyone Beth here with another Christmas card since we are doing Christmas in July challenge. Today my card features the three kings bearings gifts on a background of Joy To The World sheet music.
Since we are also doing shimmer//glitter I used copper card stock for my base.
For my sheet music I printed it out with a laser printer as I did not want the ink to smear. Then I took a scrap of thin cardboard from a box and used Vintage Mod Podge to adhere the sheet music as well as to coat it. Vintage gel medium or anything like that would work. I just happened to have the Mod Podge from a couple of decades ago when decoupage was all the rage.
Once the Mod Podge was dry I used the dropper and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink and dropped some of the ink onto my sheet music and then took a bristle brush and brushed until I got the effect I wanted. I also took a paper towel to wipe some of the ink off in places to give more of a distress look. It takes awhile for the ink to dry so you have time to play. Once the ink was dry I took a bronze sharpie and colored the edge of the cardboard
My background for my stamp was created with an airbrush and alcohol markers. I used the blending marker as well as the colors to get my effect. I stamped with Stazon Black ink so I could paint Iridescent medium over the stars. The shimmer is too subtle to pick up in a photo. Then I took a Gelly Roll pen by Sakura to color the large star.
You still have time to enter the challenge and to get a jump start on making holiday/Christmas cards. I hope you will join us as I would love to see your creations.
in July always gets me inspired to get a start on my Christmas cards.This is the theme this month for the Just For Fun Monthly Challenge so I thought I would share another
card I made for my favorite holiday.
used some lovely blue cardstock with a white core and ran it through an
embossing folder.The raised area was
sanded to bring out the white core and then the outer edges were inked.Spellbinders’ Laced with Love Blooming
Collection Etched Die was used to create the white frame.
image, Christmas Lantern, was stamped in blue and die cut with Spellbinders
Classic Oval die. This was layered on a slightly larger blue oval that has been inked
around the edges.A little yellow glow
was added to the lantern with a Copic Marker.
sentiment, from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet, was also stamped in blue and
die cut with JustRite’s Spellbinders Nested Sentiment die.The edges were inked and small blue jewels