Saturday, June 30, 2018

JFF June 2018 Challenge - Shaped Cards!

It's the first of the month and we have a new JFF Rubber Stamps challenge for you!


Our winner for the April Challenge, chosen by random.org, is...Steffi Hanuschik

Leafy Birthday

Congratulations Steffi! Please contact wendy@bellinosonline.com to claim your prize!

Now, for some "shaped card" inspiration from some of our Design Team!





You have until: 

Saturday, June 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.  You don't have to use a JFF Stamp to be considered for the gift certificate 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*  

Don't have a blog, but you want to join the challenge? No problem, you can link from Facebook or Pinterest! Click HERE for instructions!

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

We would love to have you play along!





Thursday, June 21, 2018

Birch Trees...

Hi ya peeps! I am enjoying a sunny day and watching the new leaves gently blowing in the wind. We have silver Birch trees and they are so pretty to look at. I made a card using a neat birch tree stamp from JFFRS!


This neat stamp is called Birch Trees and is available in the JFFRS store now. For my card, I wanted a forrest feel so I used a green pen to draw in tall grasses and flowers around the trees.I love how it turned out. Don't forget to stop by the blog and Facebook page for more inspiration from the Design Team!  Happy crafting!  Carolyn

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Spring By the Lake Silhouette

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  Today, I have two pretty sympathy cards to share with you.  

The first card was stamped over top of a background I made on watercolor paper.  It is easy to make.  Just paint loosely with watercolor paints and then throw some table salt on it before it dries.  It gives a very pretty texture.  I did add a black frame to my stamped image before applying it to my card base.


While I was making cards, I thought I ought to make two.  For this one, I just found a sheet of pretty patterned paper to stamp on and I applied this over a light pink card.  



You can buy the stamps I used today in the Just for Fun store.  Most of the stamps are availabe in wood-mount, cling-mount or unmounted!  You get to choose!

Spring By the Lake Silhouette can be found HERE!
Sentiment is part of Unmounted Sentiments 1 Sheet HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!  I hope you will leave a comment so we will know that you were here.  Have a great day!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Split Silhouette





E. Marie here to share an easy silhouette card.  Just For Fun has so many great silhouette images and today I used the Dolphins-Palm Silhouette.  It was stamped in black and I love to use my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform with these solid stamps.  You can stamp it several times to get a dark, crisp image.  It was cut into three rectangles, splattered and distressed, and layered on white rectangles.



The background layer was created by smooshing white cardstock into various spritzed Distress Oxide Inks on a craft mat.  After this dried, it was die cut with an old Spellbinders’ Frame Die.  The three image rectangles were layered on top of this.

Have a great week.


Saturday, June 16, 2018

"Owl"somely Sweet!

The JFF June 2018 Challenge is still going strong, so I'm sharing another shaped card!


 It's been a loooooong time since I've used my Cricut Expression and this challenge was the perfect time to dust it off and make something crafty. I used the owl image from the Wild Card cartridge and cut the blackout option. 


I cut the liner image for the eyes and freehanded the rest. 


I gave the eyes a little "oomph" with the Stamptangle Tall Pumpkin stamp and some gold embossing powder... 


 and finished it off with the You're So Sweet wording stamp. 

Check out the June 2018 Challenge post and join us for a chance to win a gift certificate from JFF Stamps!


Don't have a blog, but you want to join the challenge? No problem, you can link from Facebook or Pinterest! Click HERE for instructions! I'll look for you in the gallery!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Multi-Color Stamped Sea Turtle


Hello Friends!  It's so nice to have fun tools to help you with art and today I wanted to share how I made this card...my multi-colored sea turtle scene.

Directions: 

Trim a piece of white cardstock a bit smaller than an A2 card.  

Place the card panel into a stamp positioner (like a Misti or similar tool).  

Center the stamp on the card panel face down on the panel, close the lid of the positioner and open. Your stamp should now be affixed to the lid.

Ink the turtle portion of the image with desired color then stamp.


Now it's time to have fun. I like using my Memento Dew Drop Ink Pads for this technique as you can add ink in smaller areas than you can with larger pads.  Select desired color of ink and dab it onto portions of the image and stamp.


Repeat with one or more additional colors until the entire image has been stamped on the card.

The results will be a very colorful fun card!

Hope this has inspired you to play a little with your stamp positioner!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Happy Anniversary Cards

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again today and I've used some great stamps from the store to create my cards. 

I wanted to create some classic anniversary cards so I pulled out my stash of black, white and gray elements and some Just For Fun Rubber Stamps and got to work.



This paper was torn from a spiral book and I added a stamped panel to the center using the Michelanglo Background Stamp.



The card was created from gray cardstock and some gray and white pattern paper.  I added a large folded flower to the stamped panel, added a smaller black flower and added the sentiment from Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet.with a floral brad.  Then the panel was added to the card with foam adhesives.



The next card takes another page from the spiral book which I then matted with black cardstock and fussy cut.  I stamped the Michelanglo Background Stamp directly on the panel and fussy cut it.  It was then added to the card with foam adhesives.




The sentiment is also from Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet. It was die cut, matted with a larger oval and then added to the panel with foam adhesives

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Monday, June 11, 2018

Not all Who Wander

Hi Guys DT Jen here with a really fun card. As many of you know I live in Upstate NY and right now is the perfect time for camping, which may be what inspired this card. 


For this card I decided to use the Round Camper stamp which I colored in with alcohol markers and then fussy cut out. To add some more interest to the card I popped this camper piece up using 3-D foam tape. 

For the background of the card I used the Fir Trees stamp which I stamped in a green ink. I then stamped the Not All Who Wander are Lost sentiment stamp onto some white paper and matted it onto the forest green. 

Finally I accented with some flower sequins and rounded the corners. 

Thanks so much fro stopping by today. For more inspiration or to see more of my projects you can come over and visit my blog. See you back here soon and Happy Crafting! 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

A Bouquet of Wishes

Hello, it is designer April here again. I hope you are having a good day. I made another shaped card, this time using a flowerpot shape. I stamped, colored and fussy cut these pretty Cone Daisies to add to the pot.


I used a leaf punch for the leaves and the saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet. I cut the saying in half so that it would fit on the tag.

Thanks so much for stopping by. The challenge this month is to make a shaped card. We would love to see your cards. I hope you will join in the fun. 

Have a great day!

April

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Birdhouses...

Hi ya peeps! I am enjoying a sunny day and watching the birds return from their winter exile. My feeders and full and I love all my feathery little visitors. Here is my make for the first week of June.


This neat stamp is called Bird House Row and is available in the JFFRS store now. For my card, I wanted a lake front feel so I used a sky background paper and then added a wavy blue paper to simulate a lake in the background. I love how it turned out. Don't forget to stop by the blog and Facebook page for more inspiration from the Design Team!  Happy crafting!  Carolyn

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Father’s Day - Surf’s Up Card

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I have a card idea to share with you for Father’s Day.  I noticed that a lot of my patterned paper pads have these sheets that are all words.   Instead of using them in a scrapbook, I thought of my silhouette stamps.


I used the stamp called Surf’s Up.  I think any dad would feel sentimental about time spent playing with their children after looking at this scene.  

You can buy the stamps I used to make this card in the Just for Fun Store!  Most stamps are available as wood-mount, cling-mount, or even unmounted - you choose your preference!

Surf’s Up is found HERE!
Unmounted Sentiment Sheet 1 is found HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!  Stop by anytime for new inspiration from the design team.  Please leave a comment to let us know you were here!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Dream Girl: water-colored

Welcome back and Happy June! It's hard to believe that it's June already, am I right?! It's Jen, from Scrap Shack Designs, and today I have a beautiful stamp and a beautiful card to show you. 


So for the image, Dream Girl, I simply took some watercolor pencils and a blender pen and I colored in that beautiful image. I found that the watercolor pencils work best when I color the heaviest on the top then use the blender pen to drag the color to the lighter areas. This is one of my favorite stamps and as you can see the details/story in the hair is simply beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my project. 


Saturday, June 2, 2018

Aloha!

Father's Day is right around the corner and I found a fun Hawaiian shirt card design by Tami White on Pinterest and whipped one up for myself!


I used the JFF Dolphins and Palms Silhouette stamp to decorate the front of my Hawaiian shirt!

I added some faux stitiching, "buttons", and a little rhinestone starfish for bling!


There's even room inside to write a little something. A shirt fit for a king..."King of the Couch" of course! 


The new JFF  Shaped Cards challenge started yesterday!


CLICK HERE to join the challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate from JFF Stamps! I'll look for you in the gallery!








Thursday, May 31, 2018

JFF May 2018 Challenge - Use More Than One Stamp

WOW! Can you believe May is already here? School is almost out for the summer, graduations are commencing and vacations are being planned! Lazy summertime is my favorite time to craft.

This month we're challenging you to use more than one stamp on your projects!


Get creative and use this challenge to catch up on your crafting!

Our winner for the April Spring Flowers challenge is Rijacki Ledum!


Congratulations Rijacki! Please contact wendy@bellinosonline.com to claim your prize!

Now, for some inspiration from our Design Team!



Jen 


Heidi 

Roni 

Wendy 

You have until: 

Thursday, May 31st 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.  You don't have to use a JFF Stamp to be considered for the gift certificate 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 up to 5 challenges as long as it includes the JFF theme/sketch/color combo provided.

We would love to have you play along!





Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Thinking Happy Thoughts of You - Rain Background Idea

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  

I created a fun background depicting a warm summer rain.  This was done by first smooshing blue Distress Oxide inks onto my craft mat and spritzing it with water.  I then took a piece of acetate packaging and dipped the edge into the pool of ink.  I was able to apply the ink across just one portion of my cardstock.  Repeat until you get the look you like.


I stamped the Girl with Umbrella Silhouette right over my “rain” with black Distress Oxide ink.  This stamp is so cute, I just like the whimsical look of the whole card.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Beach and Coffee




Happy Memorial Day.  We hope you are having a wonderful day with family and remembering those who sacrificed so much for our country.

So many families are spending this long weekend at the beach so I thought I would create a card with a beach theme but mixed it up with a coffee theme, too.  It is a vital part of my relaxing weekend.



The Coffee Background was inked with various Distress Inks to coordinate with the colors I planned to use for the sunset.  This was stamped first and then the same colors were sponged on top.  Darker blue and brown were sponged around the edges.



The Adirondack Sunset image was stamped in brown twice.  The first image was sponged with ink to coordinate with the Coffee background.  On the second image the sun was sponged with Distress Ink and the chair was colored with Copic Markers.  These were both fussy cut and layered onto the inked image.



Using dark brown Memento Ink, the “May your day be filled...” sentiment was stamped on a white rectangle background.  Distress Inks were sponged over and around it.  It was layered on blue, along with the Adirondack Sunset Image and then layered on top of the Coffee Background.  A small Sizzix coffee cup was die cut, sponged with ink, and added with fiber.

Have a wonderful week.