Monday, December 11, 2017

The Teapot Is On...






Winter arrived this weekend in the southeast.  It snowed off and on for two days by me - those big, fluffy flakes floating straight down and settling on everything.  It left a beautiful winter wonderland that I enjoyed from my den, bundled up under blankets sipping hot tea. 



The background for the card I am sharing uses different cardstock from Authentique’s Alpine collection.  The “Afternoon Tea” Die’sire die from Crafters Companion was cut from two different cardstocks, cut apart, and layered together.  This was added to a strip of cream cardstock on top of the wintery decorative background piece. 



I love this sentiment, Tea pot is on...  I had planned to stamp it directly on the background but it got a little lost in all the design so I ended up stamping it on cream cardstock.  

I didn’t get to share my tea with friends this weekend, since I was actually running a temperature, but I hope we all remember to make time for those that are dear to us during this busy holiday season.  Maybe spend time sipping tea and stamping cards!

E. Marie

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Stamptangle Star Christmas Card

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I have a quick share today using the Stamptangle Stars, large and small and a non-traditional color combo!  The sentiment is from Unmounted Sentiment sheet 1.


I heat embossed my stars with gold powder and trimmed them out.  I added some Nuvo glitter drops to the centers. Then I used an embossing folder on a scrap of lumiere paper for the background.  The shimmer is really pretty in real life.  Of course, I spent a lot of time moving the stars around, but eventually decided on an arrangment and glued everything down.  

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have an amazing day!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

'Tis The Season

Merry Christmas from designer April! I hope you are enjoying this Christmas season. I want to show you a card I made using part of the new stamp Couple Under The Light Post. I inked up just the light post and stamped it on my blue inked background. I added yellow stickles glitter for the light. I also stamped the Snowy Pine, sm. stamp using green ink onto the inked background. I then applied white Liquid Applique and clear stickles glitter to the tree and ground. This piece was matted to red card stock and adhered to patterned paper. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.  The squiggles under the sentiment are mine.


Thanks so much for stopping by today. We have a new challenge this month and we would love to see you join in. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas season!

April


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Traveling Holidays...

Hi JFF fans, today I am sharing a fun little card. I know a lot of people travel for the holidays and some even bring along their campers so they have their own space to "get away to". So I thought this card would be a take on that.
For this card, I used the stamp Round Camper for a little holiday cheer. There is a hint of snow on the lights, door and window and a little frost on the ground. Just a different take on the holidays. There are some out there that like to travel and get festive in their home away from home! Just a little thinking outside the box.
Have a wonderful day and enjoy the season!   Carolyn

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Sparkling Silver Wonderland

This is designer, Heidi, and I have a fun, wintery card to share today. It has plenty of sparkle and shine. I used the gorgeous, new Silhouette Pines stamp today, heat embossed in silver and then cut down to a smaller size.


I added lots of layers to this card, but making it monochromatic kept it from getting too busy.  The base is sparkly lumiere paper, topped with a printed silver acetate.  The glitter ribbon and brad ground the scene nicely.  I took photographs from a few angles to try to show the shine.




Thanks for stopping by!  How are you doing on your holiday cards and tags?  Hopefully, you will have time for stamping today!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Peppermints & Candy Canes

Happy December guys!! It's Jen here with today's Design Team inspiration. I am 100% into the holiday spirit now that December has arrived and today's project is a true reflection on that. Just For Fun has a bunch of really fun seasonal stamps ranging from sentiments to scenes to backgrounds and more so if you are in the market for some new stamps head on over and shop here


For today's project I used the Candy Canes stamp for the focal point and Peppermint Candies for the background stamping. I used a lot of layers and really focused on adding to the banner.


The "Merry Christmas" sentiment stamp at the bottom is from the Sentiments 1 stamp set found here. This is a really nice set because it features a variety of holiday sentiments. 

For more information on this card make sure to head on over to my home blog, found here. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you were inspired to create something wonderful! 




Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Best Things in Life Are Sweet!


Our December challenge Any Holiday has begun!  I made a card using the new  Candy Canes stamp!

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Candy Canes, Stamptangle Christmas Trees, and The Best Things in Life sentiment stamp. Club Scrap card stock.

Stamp a card, tag, ATC, mixed media project, etc. celebrating your favorite holiday.  You don't have to use a JFF stamp but it's always encouraged.  

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We'd love to see what you can do with our stamps! 


Friday, December 1, 2017

December Card Challenge - Happy Everything

Welcome Friends to the final challenge of the year!  This month we'd like to invite you to celebrate any holiday you like!  Stamp a card, tag, ATC, mixed media project, etc. celebrating your favorite holiday.  You don't have to use a JFF stamp but it's always encouraged.  We love to see what you can do with our stamps!

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Before we get to our teams inspiration we have to congratulate the winner of last month's gift certificate...


Kate, please e-mail me so that we can set you up with your gift certificate!

On with the holiday show...

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Roni

You have until: 
Saturday December 30th 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 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.

Also, we'd love it if you followed the blog and liked us on Facebook but it's not mandatory.





Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Romantic Handmade Christmas Card ((Be Merry!))

Hello again from design team member, Heidi.  It is time to make that final push on the Christmas cards and the JFF design team will have lots of ideas to help you out!  Today, I am stretching my stash by using a non-Christmas stamp to make a special & romantic holiday card.


I stamped the Couple Under the Light Post stamp on some snowy patterned paper.  I decorated the lamp post with a little bow, and then added glossy accents to the lamp and stuck a heart rhinestone right inside.  Let me show you the red frame so you can see how I made it.


I embossed the red cardstock, then added silver ink directly to the paper.  I like to do this to resemble a fancy picture frame.
  

The “Be Merry” sentiment was white heat-embossed.  This comes from the Sentiment Set 1.  I just thought this worked perfectly to give to a very special someone this Christmas!


I really think I have found my go-to set for romantic cards!  I can see myself changing up the background to use this scene stamp for a lovely engagement card in any season.  I just love the possibilities here!


Thanks for stopping by!  Please leave a comment so I can return the favor of visiting your blog.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Evergreens & Inked Hills

Hi guys Jen here with a really quick and fun ink shading technique. Now as many of you know I've done a lot of different background techniques and this one is very similar to the cloud one where you use a stencil to create the background. These different shading techniques are really fun when paired with the just-for-fun stands can I highly recommend if you're new to it just getting a couple of different tools and playing around with them.

 Now for this card I simply took a Sapphire and a Pacifica Inc as well as a Tim Holtz sponge Dauber.

A lot of times I will get asked on how exactly you're supposed to sponge and I don't know if there's any true technique however the one that's always worked for me is to dab across your area and then when you go to add color in dab your sponge in the ink, then sponge onto scrap paper, and then for your second layer come back onto your paper with circular motions.


To achieve the look of snow hills I simply cut out a scrap piece of paper with a wavy border and used that to block my Ink and create the White hills. Start with the top hill and then add the second hill below it making sure to only Ink the top of your stencil not the entire area. Notice how the middle of my hill is still white. 


Those trees are from Just For Fun and are called Evergreen. JFF has a number of wonderful stamps that would work well with this technique and I cannot wait to try it with some other ones. 

Happy Crafting! 



At The River's Edge






This is E. Marie, hoping everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  Seems like everyone is full force into Christmas preparation, but I never quite get there until the calendar says December 1st.  As a result, I am sharing a card that still has the look of Fall.



The background for this card was created using glossy cardstock and alcohol inks.  The Couple at the Rivers Edge image was stamped in the center of the card front and then cut out.  This was layered on black, teal, and rust cardstock.  The background piece was layered on black and rust.  



Then the image was popped up back in the center, using dimensional tape.

Have a wonderful week,

E. Marie

Saturday, November 25, 2017

A Fall Day

It is designer April here again from Stampwilly Designs. I hope you are enjoying your day. I want to show you a card I made using a new stamp actually called Spring by the Lake Silhouette. Even though it is not Spring I used this stamp for a Fall card!


I made the background by coloring with watercolor crayons on the back of a leaf stencil. I spritzed the stencil with water and laid it on some watercolor paper. I lifted off the stencil and this is the fun background it gave. I stamped the stamp in black ink on top of the background. I framed it using a Gina Marie die. This was pop dotted to a dotted swiss green panel. I added some leaf brads and a cord.

You still have a few days left to join in our challenge! We hope to see you there.


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

April

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tree Thanks

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again today and I've used some great stamps from the store to create my card, combining both new and old stamps.


I began by inking the Silhouette Pines with several shades of green inks, then inking the ground in several shades of brown ink.  This stamp is 5" x 3 3/4", and while a wonderful size, I wanted it smaller to fit my card.  Using Spellbinders dies, I die cut it to fit my card making sure to keep some of the ground intact.


The card was created from green cardstock and a panel of striped paper was added on top.  After adding a 1" strip across the center of the card, I wrapped twine around the panel.  I matted the image with kraft cardstock and added it to the card with foam adhesives.


Thanks is from Sentiments 1 - a sheet of 29 words for all occasions.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Monday, November 20, 2017

Evergreen Joy

Today I was really inspired by a gold glitter tree line die-cut that I found in my embellishments  and I knew that the perfect stamp would be the Joy Evergreen one from Just For Fun. 


Now this stamp is a double sided stamp that I picked out because of all of the possibilities that the solid evergreen stamp has, well wouldn't you know that I was actually inspired by the inside/wording layer. 

Here are what both sides of that stamp look like. 

They would be spectacular paired up together or as independent stamps like I have done. 


I paired this stamp with some "Silver and Gold" paper and some matching stickers. I thought those tree stickers fit that stamp perfectly. I also inked around the top layer to help that stamped image stand out. My papers were layered off center to give the card more character. 

Thanks for stopping in today. 


Saturday, November 18, 2017

I Still Fall For You

27 years and counting...

JFF Rubber Stamps Couple Under Light Post


I created the "stormy" background using my neglected alcohol inks on glossy card stock. I also changed the color of the heart charm with gold alcohol ink to match the embossed sentiment. I couldn't find exactly the sentiment I wanted, so I just made one in Photoshop Elements. I printed it out and traced onto a piece of vellum with an embossing pen, and heat set with gold embossing powder. I added some Diamond Stickles for sparkle.

There's still time to join our monthly challenge on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog!

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This month we've embraced all that's great about November - Thanksgiving of course, Family and Travel...  travel to and from a get-together, travel for shopping, travel for just plain old fun. It's your pick! Link up your creations HERE for a chance to win a gift certificate from JFF Rubber Stamps

I'll look for you in the gallery!