Can you believe it we are quickly heading into a New Year full of new beginnings. Also full of resolutions or as I like to call them goals. Every year I make crafting goals and I can honestly say that my room is more organized and I've tried new things. Enough yakking and onto the reveal of my card.
I have some confetti card stock which I'm not too fond of so I used that as my base if you look carefully you can see some dots throguh the tissue paper. I then mod podge tissue paper on it. I discovered since my mod podge is thicker the card stock doesn't buckle like when I use glue.
Then I took a Silhouette Store cutting file and ungrouped it so I could fill in the center square with black and printed with my laser printer. Then applied gold foil using a laminator. The cutting lines didn't print dark enough so I ended up using a gold gel pen to edge the scallops.
I forgot to take in account the size of the New Year Frame So ended up heat embossing on vellum the frame. Then adhering over the foil.
Unlike digital stamps you can't resize rubber stamps. However, sometimes you can use just a portion of a stamp. In this case I stamped just the glass portion of the Celebration stamp. Then cut it out after heat embossing and using gold and clear Dimensional Magic on the champagne glasses. I love the look I get with Dimensional Magic..
Happy New Year and may it be a year full of Just For Fun stamping!
The above card I used the Bokeh technique which uses alcohol inks. You take the alcohol inks place anywhere on the glossy paper, then using a circle template I used a pink ink and stamped circles. The adorable Retro Glass snowman stamp is from Just for Fun Rubber Stamps.
Hi everyone if you celebrated Christmas yesterday I hope you had a wonderful day. I'm sharing with you today my last Christmas card using the Stamptangle Joy Ornament
If for some reason you didn't get all your cards made and delivered you still have time. Little Christmas is January 6th when the Wise Men allegedly showed up with their gifts. A few friends of mine send their cards out after Christmas because not only do they have more time but also the person who receives the card has more time to enjoy it. :-)
For this card I used foil poster board which I found at Hobby Lobby for my card front. It is a frugal way as it costs 40 cents for an 11 x 14 sheet. Unfortunately my ornament embossing folder by Sizzix has since been retired but you probably could find a similar one or if you have a cutting machine create your own.
The ornament is hung on the stamped Balsam Branch. I stamped the branch upside down on a scrap of white card stock so it looked like the ornament was hanging on a tree. Since I stamped with Stazon Cactus ink I was able to use Brusho Colour Crystals to color it using the turquoise color.
The stamptangle Joy ornament is heat embossed and then I misted it with water and sprinkled yellow and leaf green Brusho Colour Crystals. Then I took a wire to hang my ornament from.
Thank you for stopping by today. I wish you Joy in the New Year!
I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful Holiday with your loved ones today.
We were going to see some family today, but due to some winter stormy weather, we decided to play it safe and stay home.
I made two different cards this time. The cards shown here were part of my Christmas cards that I made to send to friends and family this year. I love the feel of them and the none traditional colors. And the glitter!!
I hope you get to spend some time crafting over the weekend after the family fun and all the yummy food.
Happy Wednesday all! Pam here today to share a great stocking stuffer idea just in time for the holiday! Now that all my holiday cards are completed and sent it's time to work on some little gifts! I am making various note card sets as stocking stuffers!! Here's one I made using the Just for Fun StampFramed Fern. The best part are these note cards are blank inside and can be used for any occasion, great to have on hand to send out in a pinch.
I stamped the fern with Versamark onto watercolor paper and covered it with clear embossing powder. Using watercolor markers I colored over top and then "wet" the areas to blend. So beautiful,yet so simple and this is such a great stamp for this technique.
To complement the fern, I created a watercolor stencil mono print background in coordinating colors.
And yes there is still time to make some for your friends and family!
Thanks for joining me today- I hope everyone has a very safe and Happy Holiday!
I love all the poinsettias at Christmas.I always get a couple to place around the
house.Just for Fun has this lovely Poinsettia
image that is perfect for your holiday cards.
I heat embossed the image on watercolor paper and colored
with Color Bursts.After fussy cutting,
I layered it in the center of the die cut card front.The die cut is from Sue Wilson Designs Sintra
die from her Portuguese Collection, cut from white and layered on red.
Hi there, Sue here with a fun fold card that I call a corner fold card. Easy peasy card that will please any one receiving it. Also used what I think is the best (not affiliated) gold ink pad...Delicata golden glitz. Please watch my video and give it a thumbs up if you like it.
Till the next time ... Ink it! Stamp it! Use it!
here again to share a holiday card with you. My first card should bring a smile. I call myself a "flamingo" because I am a native Floridian who flies north for a period of time. I am not a "snowbird" that flies south for the winter. Plus, in Florida, we celebrate Christmas different from you northerners. My card today tries to capture that spirit.
I have a card for you today where I used the northern lights technique. Its a great fun and easy technique that looks different every time. I created a Christmas Eve scene. I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season. Have a wonderful day!
Wow! Here it is just a couple of more weeks before Christmas and other Winter holidays. I know the days are going to really be flying by. For my first project here I matted this with a dark green and yesterday found a frame at a thrift store. Alas I could not get a good picture of it framed. :-(
I used a recycled box for my base. The base was gessoed and painted then wrapping tissue paper airbrushed for the sky and my Pine Forest stamped. Once the tissue paper was glued on I sprinkled fine glitter. Some of the glitter ended up in the sky but that is alright as it really looks like it is snowing.
I cut the snowflakes out with an electronic machine and heat embossed with Recollection Winter Wonderfland powder.
I love this Classic Snowman. After stamping I colored with pencils all but the candy cane where I used a glaze pen.
This Sleigh Ride stamp is large but by pop dotting on my base I was able to work it into my scene. Coloring was done with color pencils and I decided to use pastel colors for blanket,hats,etc. in the sleigh.
My second project is a card. I was experimenting and although I had a disaster being the queen of salvage I didn't have to throw it out. I hate when products don't play together nicely.
First off we have the frame here. This is vanilla colored card but other colors will work like a light brown or beige. To get a wood grain look for your projects use a sponge brush with gel paint. Gel paiint can be found in the hobby paint section
For this card I used Canson Acrylic XL paper cut to size. Because of using different mediums I wanted something which would not buckle.
Wrapping tissue paper was once again airbrushed with an alcohol marker. You can use a color mist. Be aware that the color may change and it may smear when covered with the paste in another step.
The pine forest was once again stamped with the same dark green. After gluing on my base the fun began. Golden Light Molding Paste was applied only over the sky and trees. It dries opaque so things still show through. Once the paste was dried I re-stamped my forest since it really didn't show like I wanted and the green Stazon ink smeared a little.
The Classic snowman is heat embossed using black powder and then colored with water color paints. Pop dotted on the card.
I love how my cracked ice turned out and it was easy to do. The hardest part was the waiting for things to dry. I did this part before I had bought the molding paste so I used a texture paste I've had for a couple of decades and hardly use. :-(. Not that any of you have supplies like that. After it dried I painted a thick layer of Liquitex Iridescent Medium my go to medium when I want lots of shimmer. Once dried I used DecoArts One Step Crackle. I though perhaps I was putting too thick of a coat on but as you can see it turned out perfectly. Your results may be different depending on what products you use and how thick you apply the products.. I know using Elmer Glue over acrylic paint I've gotten finer cracks.
There you have it two projects using a couple of the same stamps to create scenes. By the way you could mask over the happy holiday part of the snowman stamp and use it in a winter scene. I hope I've inspired you to look at your stamps and see what scenes you may be able to create.
Play and have fun which is easy to do with Just For Fun stamps. :-) Also remember to come back and see what other Design Team members have done. Thank you for stopping by!
It's only 2 weeks till Christmas, can you believe that?
I have been wrapping presents and baked some cookies but there is still so much to be done. I still have a ton of Christmas Cards to make. So I cranked up the Christmas tunes and got to work.
I love this little snowman. He is so cute and was fun to color. I didn't want him to be plain, so I used a pale pink and blue to make him stand out a bit more. Then colored his hat and nose in bright colors. I used some velvet rick rack, a felt snowflake and some pink striped ribbon. The ribbon reminds me of those yummy ribbon candies that my great grandma would always have in her candy dish when I was a young girl. I also used some Tim Holtz tinsel that I just love and now I need to get more because of how cute this turned out. I plan to make a few more of these for my card stash.
Here is a list of everything I used:
Just For Fun Stamps
D2936 Sketchy Snowman
D3337 Warm Winter Wishes
Stampin' Up Pink Passion Ink
Archival Jet Black Ink
White Card Stock
Grey Card Stock
Pink Striped Ribbon
Black Velvet Rick Rack
Silver Tinsel Garland from Tim Holtz Collection
Lavender Felt Snowflake
Start Dust, Silver and Glam Pink Stickles
I hope you have a wonderful week and get all your holiday cards and chores done and have fun doing them.
I can not believe it is only 15 days until Christmas. Mailed out most of our cards, cut down our tree today in between storms & 50 - 70 mph gusts of wind. Gotta love the coast! Oh BTW, had to spritz the cat with water to keep him away from the tree.
Today's card uses Poinsettia Sketch stamp (G2631). I love poinsettias & this one I stamped several times & fussy cut them. Foam squares made each of the levels pop. I also stamped the poinsettias on Olive Green cardstock & cut out 3 of the petals for the leaves.
I raided my paper stash & found the perfect piece for this poinsettia card. Gold stickles makes this card simple but glam!
Winter has definitely arrived in various locations and some
of you already have snow on the ground.Today’s
card is all about winter.
The main image is The Back Door from Just For Fun.This was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat
embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder on a piece of watercolor
paper.Then color is added with Color
Bursts (Indigo, Ultra marine Blue and Violet).A little color and sparkle was added to the bulbs, bells, and snow using glitter and a glue pen.
This scene was layered behind a white Sue Wilson Designs Ornate
Pierced Rectangle die cut from her Nobel Collection and added to the blue card base.
Can't enough of this little Santa flying off in his reindeer pulled sleigh! I'm sure there will be more with this image from me. First I found a small pad of glitter paper in my stash so this is a good time to use it to make Holiday cards shine. Also pulled out an old tag die which comes in handy this time of year. Added some different size beads on a couple of the cards for snow. Enjoy the holidays!
Thank you for stopping by.
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I started off by stamping the birch trees on a piece of plain white cardstock. I then covered each tree with a layer of Crystal Lacquer. After the CL had dried I applied several colors of ink to the back ground. I then wiped off the excess ink from the trees, trimmed & matted it. I stamped the scratch evergreens several times on a larger piece of white cardstock, mounted it on the card then mounted the birch image over top.
This card is what I call a circle closure card because you use circle and oval dies to hold the card closed. The elm leaf is stamped on the brown card with VersaMark ink for a tone on tone effect. For the main leaf (oak/maple) first I colored the cardstock with my blending tool with at least three different colors of distress inks then stamp the main leaf over the colors with black ink. Next step is to fussy cut the leaf and mount it on the oval die with foam mounting tape or pop dots. To see how to put this card together please watch my video.
Hi everyone can you believe that it is already the end of November. With Thanksgiving over if you are like me from now until Christmas you will be busy with last minute projects. Today I have a quick card to share with you. It took longer for the Dimensional Magic to dry and for me to get some decent photos than to make the card itself.
When I saw the Bubble Light stamp I knew I had to have it as it brings back childhood memories. It was fun coloring it and creating this card.
I love playing and remembered years ago making backgrounds using shaving cream and left over soap dyes from the days when I used to make my own soap. Recently on a rainy day I decided to play with shaving cream and a couple of Distress Reinkers. Picture details are on my blog https://craftingfrugalway.blogspot.com.
The focal point is stamped with Forest Green Stazon ink and then used a glitter embossing powder just on the greenery. Alas the sparkle doesn't show in the photo. I used the gelatos like paint on the greenery and the candle. The base of the bubblier was colored with a couple of color pencils. Then Liquitex Iridescent Medium brushed over it. The Gold Mod Podge Dimensional Magic was only applied to the tube part. I wish you could see this in person as it really looks like a glass tube. I love the specks of gold glitter.
I originally cut my stamped image out in an oval but didn't like it as it covered up too much of the background. So ended up cutting it free form.
Sometimes it is difficult to photograph things that sparkle and that was the case with the sentiment so I tried to get a closeup.There are a few different Merry Christmas stamps and this is the Merry Christmas stamp I liked the best. I stamped on vellum with Forrest Green Stazon Ink and then used Holographic embossing powder. I love how the sentiment turned out and the vellum allows the background to show through.
Are you busy making cards?
Thank you for stopping by and do come back to see what is happening around here.
Happy Day After Thanksgiving! I have been so excited to share this card today. It was so much fun to make. I hope you take some time off from your shopping today and make a card or two also!
Maybe you can get all those cards made that you want to send to friends and family this year!
This card makes me think of Christmas Vacation, my favorite Christmas movie ever!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Used to make this card:
Just For Fun Stamps:
F3510 Getting The Tree
D2568 Happy Holidays
I used white paper that I made the same width as the card itself and I tore the edges to make it look like snow peaks, then covered just the torn part with glue and sprinkled with glitter. Once those were dry, I stacked them on top of each other and taped them down to my background.
I used Archival Jet Black Ink and Stampin' Up Tempting Turquoise
I used distress markers to color my car and tree and people.
I used Stikels in Red to go around my Happy Holidays that I cut in half.
I attached the car and sentiment to the card with foam mounting tape.
I used Wink Of Stella for the headlights and chrome on the car to make it shinny.
This may be a little late, but Happy Thanksgiving from the Oregon coast. Sunny & cold!
My favorite technique: Versamark with Clear Embossing Powder Stamptangle Maple Leaf (E3860) and Stamptangle Oak Leaf (F3850)
I sponged on white cardstock several Fall color inks. When it was dry I placed a white sheet of plain typing paper over the cardstock (do they still use that term?) & ran a hot iron over it. It melts the embossed image on to the paper leaving a white image on the sponged cardstock. It also works with Alcohol Inks on glossy cardstock.
Last, but not least the two leaves were stamped with Old Olive Ink, sponged with several color Fall inks, & cut out. The sentiment is from my all time favorite Sentiments 1 Unmounted (UM57018). If you can't find the right sentiment for a card, I don't know where you will.
I hope your Thanksgiving was a wonderful one. Now let's get on to Christmas...Ho Ho Ho!
And I also made a set of note cards using the Coffee Background.
For all these cards, the Coffee Background was stamped onto manila card stock using Ranger Java Bean paint! Yes, paint- a technique called paint resist. Over top I applied Ranger Distress stain Antique Linen. I love the artistic feel of these stamps and this technique really showcases that.
The coffee pot stamp was stamped in Versafine Black, embossed with clear embossing powder and colored with silver Wink of Stella.
Thanks so much for joining me today and again I wish everyone a very Happy Turkey Day!