Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Haunted House Scene

Hi everyone it is Myoriah here with an extra post.  I thought I would do one more Halloween post. I had this idea in my head before I even had the chance to order some stamps. I thought it would be fun to do a Halloween scene in one of the water globe stamps. This was suppose to be a shaker card but I shook the card and the leaves got stuck where they landed. Lol!
I was playing with stamping using Distress re-inkers. Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber are the two colors I used. I randomly stamped using Bats and did some shadow stamping where you stamp again without re-inking he stamp.

I stamped Happy Halloween using Jet Black Stazon. I'm always a little nervous directly stamping but let me tell you these stamps are such good quality stamps that every stamped image has been perfect. :-)

I stamped Waterglobe Wooden on both card and acetate using Stazon Rusty Brown ink. I then cut just the globe part out of the acetate and applied Dimensional Magic where the bubble is. On the card I painted the wooden base with gouache.

The leaves and haunted house were cut with my electronic cutting machine. I wasn't sure how the haunted house was going to cut so small so cut it out of white card. I then decided to go ahead and airbrush it with black and a dark blue marker hoping for a little bit of contrast between the house and the cat. The house was then backed with scraps of yellow card.

I love this Small Scardy Cat stamp. Although you can't tell in the picture I stamped with Ranger Archival Black  Ink and then heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder before cutting the cat out. I colored the eyes with a yellow glaze pen.

Sakura Quickie Pen worked great for gluing the acetate on the stamped card. You can't even tell where I glued the two pieces together.

Stamps used:

  • Bats
  • Happy Halloween
  • Waterglobe Wooden
  • Small Scardy Cat
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my Haunted House Scene card.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Fall Leaves

Hello Friends!!!
It is Kim B here today from A Gypsy Angel blog.  

Today, I have a card I created using the Just for Fun rubber stamp:  stamptangle elm leaf.   I stamped a pile of leaves using a green stamp pad.  Next I decided to highlight them with metallic water colors, then I used markers, pencils and gems to complete the leaves.  I made a couple of paper flowers and sewed the edges.  Have a beautiful day!! Thanks for dropping by!



Hugs, Kim B

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Beware It's That Time Of The Year!

Myoriah here with another post. Today I have two Halloween cards to share with you.  The focal stamps are from the Summer 2015 collection and I had so much fun playing with them.

First up is a mummy card. You better watch out because he is arising from his coffin. ;-)
Background is airbrushed with markers. Panel on top of that is embossed with Paper Studio embossing folder and airbrushed with a silver Sharpie.

 Mummy is stamped on a used dryer sheet glued to card. I used Jet Black Stazon ink.  His feet are then glued flat and the head pop dotted up to make it look like he is arising out of the coffin. Coffin is painted with gouache and a gold gel pen used for the hinges.
I first applied gesso to card and applied cheesecloth however the stamping didn't really show up even using black ink. So it was back to the drawing board.  I then took a scrap of non stick parchment paper which I had covering my worktable when I did different techniques so it is grungy looking. Stamped with Stazon ink and then glued cheesecloth over.  I love the resulting effect.

Here is the second card. I must confess I'm an arachnid lover so when I saw this Wicked Spider stamp I knew I just had to use it.

I used the same embossing folder as for the card above. Then used my airbrush with a paint mixture to get splatters.  I then dabbed fingerpaint in places and used just the air part of the airbrush for the paint to spread out.
The sentiment is stamped on a scrap piece of card. Yes, I will confess I'm a scrap hoarder.
I don't own one of the JFF web stamps  so I cut a web out using an electric cutting machine. I then glued crotchet thread and sprinkled glitter. I love the extra dimension the crotchet thread gives. Regular thread may need to be used with a stamped image.

The spider was stamped with white embossing ink so I could see how well it did or did not stamp on the black paper before using copper embossing powder. (I haven't been able to find more of the detail embossing powder so hoard it.) Cut out by hand and pop dotted onto the web.

Stamps used:

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Halloween creations and that I've inspired you to create your own. Thank you for stopping by.



Friday, September 25, 2015

Autumn Blessing Tag & Happy Autumn Card

Hi everyone!  This is my first blog post for Just For Fun Stamps.  I am super excited to be sharing my fun creations with you all.  Today I have made for you an Autumn duo.  I used the Fashion Warbler Small stamp for both of these projects.  I also used the Happy Autumn stamp for the card.  I will provide you with full details at the end of this post.
I don't know about everyone else, but fall is my most favorite time of year.  I love the crisp air and the changing colors.  So I wanted to use the fall colors and the bird stamp because they are just friendly and inviting like fall is.  I hope you enjoy these projects and that they inspire you to make something fun for fall.
Happy Autumn!
Heidi





Supplies used for Autumn Blessing Tag:
E3848 Fashion Warbler Small Stamp from Just For Fun Stamps
Autumn papers and accents of your choice.
I used Fall Friends by Doodlebug Design Inc.
Mixed Media Paper to stamp the bird on
Brown and turquoise tissue papers
Brown floss for the nest
Green striped ribbon 
Brown trim
Wooden Key
Sparkle feather stickers
Autumn Blessing Stickers
Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Archival Ink in Jet Black
Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils
Faber Castel Pitt Pens: Nougat & Orange Glaze
Wink of Stella- Clear




Supplies for the Happy Autumn Card:
B3428 Happy Autumn Stamp from Just For Fun Stamps
E3848 Fashion Warbler Small Stamp from Just For Fun Stamps
Fall Friends Paper by Doodlebug Design Inc.
Cream Card Stock
Mixed Media Paper for the bird
Brown velvet trim
Turquoise Ribbon
Archival Ink -Jet Black
Stampin' Up Ink- Tempting Turquoise
Distress Ink- Tea Dye
Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils
Wink of Stella - Clear







Thursday, September 24, 2015

It's Fall Y'All

Terry D. here from the great state of Oregon & you can really feel Fall in the air.  That was my inspiration for today's post.  The cards are simply CAS.

I am really in to stencils & masks, so I made a mask using the Stamptangle Maple Leaf (#E3860). I sprayed Walnut Ink Spray on the background, stamped the sentiment from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted  Set (#UMS7018). 

I used alcohol ink & canned air to make the background for the Maple Leaf .




I couldn't stop there.  I still had the leaf mask.  I sprayed it with a couple of other color stains, stamped a Tattered Screen Background (#G3861), tore around the edges of the stamped background & inked the edges. Voila!  A second card. 



Please check out my blog at inspire-a-tion.blogspot.com  I hope you enjoyed my first card of Fall.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Hello all! Pam here today to share with you a "frightful" Halloween card using the fabulous Just for Fun Stamps and some fun techniques.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I just love conjuring up spooky projects like this one.


To create this background I stamped JFF's Web Background (J2326) onto manila card stock with black acrylic paint and dried with a heat tool to create a resist. Overtop I sprayed various Halloween-ie colors (oranges, purples and black) using Ranger Distress Stain sprays and Dylusions sprays.  I added some white accents with Hero Arts Unicorn white spray.  After drying completely I then stamped Bats (A3478 over the background in various spots with Archival Jet Black ink. Because the web background is a resist, the bats appear to be flying behind the web, which is a super cool effect.


To finish off the card I added some Tim Holtz Alpha Parts for the "31" and the sentiment "Happy Halloween".
Thanks for joining me today for my first post for the Just for Fun Design Team.  Stay posted here and on my blog for lots of great inspiration!

Monday, September 21, 2015

I have gone batty!



Hello!! Its Kim B here today !!  Hope you all are having a great day!

Using Just for Fun Large Bat Stamp, I created this halloween card.  I love this bat! It is cute and scary all at the same time.




Have a fabulous day!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Frankenstein bursting out!

Hello my name is Sue ..... I'm one of the new design team members.....this
is my first post here and I'm excited to be here.
Halloween is my favorite time to make cards because I can go a little dark & scary so here I'm showcasing Frankenstein in both my card and ATC.  Just proves that you can take a fairly big image and use the whole image or part of it.  I called them Frankenstein bursting out because that is what he looks like he's doing.  In order to fit him on the card I had to make a medium (6 1/2" x 4 3/4") size card, normally I do note (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") card.  The patter paper is 4 1/4" x 6" then I determined how big I wanted the cut out to be then next just cut strips inside the cut out, rolled each section back onto the card.  That is all there is to it to create the bust out section.  Now for the ATC ( 3 1/2" x 2 1/2") I just cut out a small section and made a X then cut the sections and folded them back for the opening. Both Frankies are colored with Prima color pencils, my favorite coloring medium.  Hope you like my bursting out Frankies.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Alcohol inks and stamping

Good morning stampers!
I'm excited to share my first post here on Just For Fun Stamps!
Wow what fun I had playing with some new stamps,
Today I am sharing this fun card made with an awesome Peacock Feather stamp from
the summer 2015 release. 
These stamps are really awesome, I wasn't sure how all the details would come out on such a busy background, but wow it was crisp and beautiful. 
For my background I used alcohol inks,
Yes, the alcohol inks you possibly haven't used in a few years cause they haven't
been "in style."
Well, I just love the stained glass effect they give, and so i went a little crazy with them this week.
I even spilled the purple ink all over my finger.
Don't worry, it came off eventually. 
If you'd like to see a tutorial on how I created this beautiful background hop over to my blog

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Happy Autumn - Join us in Norcross, GA!

Stamps Used:


Rubber Stamp, Paper Arts
& Scrapbook Show
Norcross, Georgia

 Saturday September 19, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday September 20, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

North Atlanta Trade Center
1700 Jeurgens Ct.
Norcross, GA 30093

We are bringing lots of NEW stamps and
 fun exciting techniques showcasing them.

Come on out and join the FUN - Bring a friend!
 


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Gourdgeous Fall

Hello, Friends!  It's kReN here.  I'm a new DT member and I am so happy to join the JFF Stamps team!  Today I have CAS card created with a new image called Gourdgeous Sunflower Bouquet with a sentiment from the UM Sentiments I set.  It's a perfect "get ready for fall" image and the sentiment can be used for whatever purpose you wish.  I heat embossed the image and colored it with Promarkers.  So are you ready for fall?

G3889 Gourdgeous Sunflower Bouquet
UMS7018 Sentiments I  Unmounted Sheet



Monday, September 14, 2015

It's September!!!

Hello Everyone!
Its Kim B here today.  I have a card I created for fun.  Using Just for Fun rubber stamps, the cattails stamp is embossed with white powder.   I love this stamp!  I love cattails and this stamp just reminds me how much.  I need to get some and make a floral arrangement for fall.

Hope you like it.
Have a wonderful day!!  
Kim 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Down By The Seashore

Hi everyone Myoriah here with my first post. I'm thrilled to be here and let me tell you with all the fabulous stamps it was difficult to pick which ones I wanted to use first.

I got to thinking how once Labor Day was over and school had started again  I loved to go to the ocean when I lived closer. Often I ended up having the beach all to myself and with September being the seductress she is the weather was often still warm and sunny. Perhaps like me you live too far from the ocean to enjoy so come on a virtual journey down by the seashore.


 This card was so much fun to create. I started out using a paper towel background which I created. First I separated the paper towel so it was a single layer then sprinkled Brusho Colour Crystals on it and then dabbed with a sponge brush acrylic floor wax to blend the colors. When dry I adhered my background to a scrap piece of card stock. This is a great way to use stained card stock or card stock where you had stamped but didn't like the outcome.

My next step was cutting out my waves and my cloud using an electronic cutting machine. The waves  have waterfall Stickles applied to them.  I took the down by the seashore stamp and stamped it on a cloud.. I ended up having to trim the cloud on the top to fit and not have the dolphin hide the words.

I'm a frugal crafter so when my adhesive cork started ripping when I tried to cut it with an electronic machine I decided to not panic. Instead I thought it would make nice sand for a seashore card.  I took a Existencil sea stencil and placed it over the cork. I then used a finger dauber with Photo Vintage Distress Ink. Moved the stencil a hair and went back using a spouncer with white texture medium.

My green vegetation is actually card stock cut with a Spellbinder corner flourish die. For some reason it didn't cut all the way through but I was able to salvage a portion of it to use here. I used a dauber with Mown Grass distress ink to give a little definition.

I always like to save the best for the last. We have here the star of the card Stamptangle Dolphin. The dolphin is stamped on foil covered card stock using Jet Black Stazon ink. Then airbrushed with three different Sharpie markers including silver. Normally I would run foil covered card stock through my embossing machine with only the platforms and extra card stock for shims to smooth it out but in this case I thought the imperfections would add character.After airbrushing I cut  the dolphin out with scissors and used two layers of adhesive foam squares in the center .  After playing around I ended up having the dolphin extend over the edge of my card base. As it turned out I glued everything on a narrower card base so the card still fits in a standard A2 envelope. :-)

I hope you have enjoyed your virtual journey to the seashore. I also hope you will try foil as a stamping material whether you adhere it to card stock or glue and fold it into several layers.Thank you for stopping by and do come back to see what other design team members have done. Next time I'm up I'll be sharing a couple of Halloween cards.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Welcome New Design Team Members!!

I am so pleased to announce the new Design Team members
joining the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps family....

Please help me welcome them!

They are (in no particular order)....



Heidi Brincken


Marie Berquist


Beth Wheeler - a.k.a. Myoriah


Terry Dewey


Pam DeChellis


Diana Fernandez



 Sue Wisniewski
a.k.a. Stampersue

and

Karen Kurts - a.k.a. Kren

In addition to these fine new members 

Kim Beldowski 

is returning for more Fun!!

Welcome Ladies, can't wait to see what magic you whip up with our stamps!