Saturday, November 26, 2016

Fall Is Still In The Air!

Hi Everyone. It is April here once again. Even though we have just had Thanksgiving, I want to show you a Thanksgiving card I made. It seems like Fall has been so short this year because Summer just wouldn't let go! I love the Fall season and I just don't want to let go! LOL!




The new Fall stamptangle pumpkins have been some of my favorite stamps. I stamped this medium Stamptangle Pumpkin onto rust card stock using versa mark ink. I added a darker rust embossing powder and heat set it and fussy cut the image. I used a new leaf stencil and sponged over it with various Fall colors of Distress inks to make my background. I cut a fence from brown card stock using an Impression Obsession fence die.

I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. Have a great day!

Remember, you still have some time to join in on the challenge for this month. You can see the details here and you might even win a prize!


April

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!




Sending out Autumn Greetings to those of you 
living outside of the United States too!


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.  Hopefully you have a fun holiday weekend planned.  My plans include crafting!!!!

My card today reflects the amazing colors and textures that are out and about this time of year.  Today, I'm using the Stamptangle Pumpkin Large - a beautiful large stamp that takes center stage on any card.   


I stamped the Stamptangle Gourds on peach cardstock to create a background.  Then I added corrugated cardstock and some twine before adding the panel to the card.

 
The Pumpkin was fussy cut and added to the card with foam adhesives.  Spellbinders dies were used to die cut "Thanks" which was added atop the pumpkin.



 Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Paper Pieced Pumpkin






With the holiday only two days away, my card is all about fall, pumpkins, and Thanksgiving.  In the rush to Christmas, Thanksgiving is sometimes shoved into the background but it is such an important time to let others know how grateful we are for them and also to remind ourselves how blessed we are.



The Stamptangle Tall Pumpkin is heat embossed in white onto 4 different decorative cardstocks and paper pieced together.  A little distress ink was sponged around the edges of each pumpkin layer.  This was adhered on top of a die cut background, cut with Spellbinders’ Leaves a Fallin' Decorative Card Front die.  The Branch image was stamped in brown and fussy cut.  Pieces of it were tucked behind the pumpkin.



The Happy Thanksgiving sentiment is from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet.  It was stamped in brown and tucked under some fiber wraps and a silk bow. 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

E. Marie

Monday, November 21, 2016

Embossed Resist Technique: Lg. Stamptangle Star

Thanks for stopping in today, Jeni here from Scrap Shack Designs. Today I have a project that I created using the wonderful Star Stamp found here and a fun technique called Embossed Resist Stamping. 


With the emboss resist technique, the goal is to emboss images onto a white or light colored card stock then apply darker ink around the embossed image to make it stand out. You can either dry or heat emboss your images and you will receive similar outcomes. For these cards I inked the images using Versa Mark ink, applied some ranger white embossing powder, and then heat set everything. 
After I had the embossing and inking done I simply layered the card to help that ink stand out. I then added some matching blue gems to the center of those stars. The "Season's Greeting's" sentiment was drawn out using my Cricut and a Tim Holtz's embossing pen. I then heat set that the same way you heat set the stamped star images. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my project. If you are interested in seeing more of my creations make sure to stop by my blog. Happy Crafting. 

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

I'm Thankful for "TURKEE"!

Roast turkey smells so good when it's cooking! My dad always put the turkey on early Thanksgiving morning. We'd wake up to that rich aroma that was the signal the holiday season had begun! I will still put the turkey on at my house, even if we're eating Thanksgiving dinner somewhere else. I gotta have those turkey leftovers!  I love the line from "A Christmas Story" after the Bumpus hounds steal the turkey..."The heavenly aroma still hung in the house. But it was gone, all gone! No turkey! No turkey sandwiches! No turkey salad! No turkey gravy! Turkey Hash! Turkey a la King! Or gallons of turkey soup! Gone, ALL GONE!" Yep, that's exactly how I would feel!

 On Thursday you can bet I'm going to...

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JFFRS Stamptangle Rooster embossed with gold embossing powder and colored with Stamper's Big Brush markers. Sentiment created with an mini alphabet font. 


 Happy Thanksgiving!  

 P.S. There's still time to join in the JFFRS monthly challenge "Give Thanks" and show us what you're thankful for!

Wendy Bellino

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Thankful Stamptangle Pumpkin

Hey ya'll! Jenn here again dropping by to share a little bit of Thanksgiving inspiration for you. Last one before I dive into Christmas projects! 
Today I am sharing a card I created using the Tall Stamptangle Pumpkin from the JFF Shop
I love large stamps like this. It makes it easy to make up a quick card using it as the focal point!
I began be stamping my pumpkin on Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper, and heat embossing with Ranger Super Fine Black embossing powder. I used my Zig Clean Color markers to do some quick watercoloring. Once I was happy with the colors I set it aside to dry.
I love the look of the raised black embossing powder against the vivid yellows and oranges!
Next, I used some black fun foam to cut out the word Thankful with one of my dies and added a bit of Wink of Stella to give it a little sparkle. I adhered it to the bottom of my panel. I mounted my panel onto a yellow A2 card base that I had sponged with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I added 2 small strips of burlap on opposite corners of the card for some extra flair. 
I love how quick and simple this card was to create. Some quick coloring and a couple embellishments and voila! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
For more details and to get a ful list of supplies I used pop on over to my blog!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!!



Thursday, November 17, 2016

Inspiration Day with Carolyn...

Hi ya JFF lovelies!  Today I am sharing with you a fun "zentangle" inspired stamp.
This lovely tree stamp is called Stamptangle Christmas Tree. You can find it HERE in the store. I decided to make a shadow box card out of kraft paper to house my colored images and I used Copics to color them up. There are so many fun zentangle inspired stamps in the JFF store, you should check them out!
Don't forget to stop by the BLOG for lots of daily inspiration and don't forget to join in on the monthly CHALLENGE.
Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting,

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Partridge in a Pear Tree

Hello!  

I have this unique and beautiful Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Partridge in a Pear Tree image to share with your today!  I just love this bird -- he is so unique and fun to color!  


When I use such a pretty image for a card, I often just color it and use a simple card layout to let the image shine.  Plus, then I can easily assemble a few of these for my Christmas card stash.  


I hope you like this remarkable Christmas image as much as I do!  

Thanks for stopping by today and come back to visit again soon!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Elegant Gourds

Hi, it is April here. Thanksgiving is quickly approaching! Can you believe it? I don't know where this year has gone. I want to show you a Thanksgiving card I made with the new Stamptangle Gourds and Stamptangle Tall Pumpkin.  I have been having fun using these stamptangle stamps! I stamped these stamps on various fall colors of card stack with versa mark ink. I used gold embossing powder on each one, fussy cut them and layered them on top of each other. I cut a frame from gold metallic card stock using the Spellbinders Labels 8 and Decorative Labels 8 dies. On the green card base I used  the Long Script stamp to add interest.




We are having a fun challenge this month and we would love for you to join in. You might even win a prize! You can see the details here.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

April



Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thanksgiving is Coming!!

I can't believe how quickly the year is flying by...it seems like it was summer only yesterday and now the leaves are falling and it's time to start baking for the holidays.  It's also time to start making cards for them as well!


This card incorporates one of my favorite new stamps the Stamptangle Tall Pumpkin.  With the recent boom in adult coloring this stamps is PERFECT to fulfill that coloring need.  I have stamped and colored this stamp numerous times with different results each time by simply altering the colors used and how each little crevice is filled in.  So much fun to be had!

Happy Stamping AND Coloring!!



Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Autumn Scarecrow

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again with an Autumn card to share. 

As we have now said good bye to Halloween, it's time to think on to Thanksgiving.  While scarecrows are in abundance at Halloween, we can still see scarecrows, at least till Thanksgiving. 

My card was created from kraft cardstock.  I stamped the Spooky Scarecrow, Large  on white cardstock and then colored it with Copic Markers.  A circle was die cut from a slightly smaller dark green cardstock panel to allow the scarecrow to peek out from the card.  Using the Crooked Old Tree stamp, I stamped it randomly on the green cardstock panel.

 
A circular kraft border was die cut to fit around the image to give it a more finished look.  I also stamped it with the Crooked Old Tree before placing it on the card. 
 
Finally Autumn was die cut and added to the lower edge of the card.
 
Happy Thanksgiving.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Fall Leaves






With the chill in the air, the leaves are really changing colors.  I love to drive through the mountains and see all the bright colors.  Our neighbor’s tree is full of gorgeous, golden leaves.  Here is a fall card using the Zentangles leaves to share those lovely fall colors.



The Stamptangle Maple Leaf and Stamptangle Oak Leaf were stamped with Distress Inks around the edge of the card front.  The same inks were used to watercolor them and add splatters.



The card front was cut into three angled pieces and layered onto rust colored cardstock.  This was adhered to the card base, with the middle section popped up.  The Thinking of You was stamped in dark brown in the bottom corner.

Take time to enjoy this lovely time of the year.

E. Marie

Monday, November 7, 2016

Stamptangle Christmas Trees

Hi Guys! Thanks for stopping by today. DT member Jen here and I have a really fun card to share with you. For today's card I knew I wanted to do something fun that would kick off the holiday season just right, so I pulled out my stamptangled Christmas tree stamp and got to work.


For this card I took a standard A2 size card and cut a window out, leaving a 3/4" border. The border can really be any size and I actually tried a couple different sizes before settling on this one, I think it fits the stamp the best. 

After I had the window cut out I went to work on the focal piece. For the tress I decided to stamp the image onto a piece of vellum and then trace around the ink outline with a gold marker. You could have also heat embossed the inked image and came out with a similar look. After I had the image looking the way I liked I decided to fussy cut it out and attach it to my window. 


Thanks for stopping by today. To see  more of my creations you can stop by my blog. Happy Crafting. 



Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Little Book of Gratitude

This is my Little Book of Gratitude.
JFFRS Stamptangle pumpkin medium 
I filled it with quotes and stamped artwork to remind me ( and whoever happens to read it) to be grateful for the things I have and people I love.
"Fall Back" is Sunday and I'm reminded to appreciate the beautiful sunshine on fall days, and November's harvest moon at night! 

JFFRS Harvest moon 

It reminds me to enjoy the little things. 

JFFRS Acorn


Join in the monthly challenge "Give Thanks" and show us what you're thankful for! 



Friday, November 4, 2016

Foiled Stamptangle Pumpkin

Hey ya'll Jenn here again sharing my latest card with the large pumpkin stamp from Just For Fun's awesome Stamptangle collection.
When I first started making this card I wasn't exactly sure what direction I was going in. I knew I wanted to use browns and golds, but I wasn't quite sure how. My first thought was to emboss the image and use some shimmering watercolors, but when I went to grab my Versa Mark I spotted my Minc reactive mist spray and the gears in my head started turning!
I grabbed the reactive mist and a sponge I had laying around. I sprayed a little of the mist onto my craft mat and dipped the sponge into it. I lightly tapped the sponge over the entire stamp making sure I got even coverage. Next, I stamped my image onto some dark brown cardstock. Afterwords, I quickly cleaned my stamp off with a baby wipe so that the glue wouldn't dry onto it.
If you have never used the Minc reactive mist before, you have to make sure it is completely dry before running it through the machine. Normally this takes well over an hour but since it was such a thin coat it was ready in just a few minutes. 
I used a green foil for the stem and a warm gold for the pumpkin. I kept my fingers crossed as I ran it through the Minc. I had no idea if this would work, and my Minc machine and I have not always gotten along!
I was so pleased when I removed the foil pieces and saw a beautifully foiled Stamptangle pumpkin!! The shine on this is amazing!
Pleased with the image I trimmed down my panel and ran my Galaxy Gold ink pad along the edges.
I created a card base out of the same brown cardstock and layered a piece of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock in between. I wasn't sure if I wanted to add a sentiment to this, but it was definitely missing something.
 I finally decided on some shimmering green floss. I wrapped it multiple times around the front of my panel and card base and secured it with a knot. I pulled apart the strands on another piece and made kind of a loose bow that I secured down with a wooden button. 


This was such a fun card to make and a fantastic discovery as well! I definitely plan on using the reactive mist with more of my stamps in the future. 
I love when I take a chance and try something for the first time to have it come out just as I had hoped.
I hope I was able to provide you with a little bit of inspiration today!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and for more details about this card and a full list of all the supplies I used head on over to my blog.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

A Touch of Sparkle Inspiration...

Hi ya Just For Fun fans!  Today I am sharing with you a"zentangle" inspired card featuring star images called Stamptangle Star.





I created a CAS card knowing that the unique shapes within the images would really pop. Of course, to make it a little more glitzy in style I added some sequins. These lovely stamps come in a small and large size. They are quite fun to color up and I like that there are so many options for choosing colors.

Have you joined in on our monthly challenge? Check it out HERE and stop by the blog everyday for fresh inspiration!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Fall Fern card with Joseph's Coat Technique

I really love ferns AND also this negative/positive style of the Framed Fern stamp.  Just for Fun Rubber Stamps carries a bunch of lovely images in this style




I used a technique that I really love - the Joseph's Coat technique.  I started with watercolor paper that I colored with watercolor markers in fall colors.  I simply scribbled fall colors all over the paper and blended with water.

(Here is my secret:  I usually use a background that I intended to use another way, but it didn't turn out as pretty as I wanted.  The following step makes these not-so-nice backgrounds look beautiful!)



Once the background was totally dry, I heat embossed the Framed Fern image with clear embossing powder.  I then used my Distress Black Soot inkpad directly on the paper to completely cover the background.  You can use just about any black ink, but when I use watercolor paper, I like to use the Distress ink to get it good and saturated with black.  Then I use a paper towel (slightly dampened, if needed) to wipe off the excess ink and then reveal the beautiful watercolor-y image!

Thanks for stopping by the JFF Blog today!  Come back again soon!

~~Heidi @ MyLittleStampingBlog

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Just For Fun November Challenge - Give Thanks!

Welcome to the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Card Challenge for November.  
his month we are going to give thanks for all that is great in life.


Before we get to the design team inspiration it's time to announce the winner from October's Halloween Challenge (chosen by Random.org).  The winner is....





And now on to our design teams inspirational art...

Wendy








Ink Stained Roni



You have until: 
Wednesday, November 30th at 9:00 PM  (EST)
to enter with the Linky Tool below!

PLEASE follow these simple rules BEFORE entering your creation:
A) You may create a new project using any of your favorite crafting supplies by following the challenge guidelines/theme. (No digi cards allowed)

B) Your project must include a rubber stamped image somewhere in the design.

***NEW - You don't have to use a JFF Stamp to be considered for the G.C. but if you DO use a JFF Stamp you will receive a 2nd entry into the drawing doubling your chance to win!!

C)  Make a link back to this challenge blog in your post and no back-linking *meaning no linking to posts prior to date of this challenge*

D)  3 entries per person.  You may combine with up to 5 challenges as long as it includes the JFF theme/sketch/color combo provided.

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Have fun! - Thanks for joining us!