Saturday, February 17, 2018

Stained Glass Silhouette

I learned the alcohol ink resist technique ages ago and thought I'd revisit it for this card. This technique essentially removes the alcohol ink from a transparency. I dropped colors of alcohol ink on a piece of acetate and let it dry. I stamped the Thoughts and Feelings background word art with Archival Ink and buffed the surface with a soft cloth. I repeated the technique with the bicycle stamp and voila! Stained "glass"!

The new JFF Rubber Stamps monthly challenge is up and the theme is Silhouette Stamps.

Be sure to link up your project for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at jffstamps.com


Friday, February 16, 2018

Kiss Me Silly....

I know Valentine's Day has past but I wanted to share a few cards I made using the Couple Under Light Post stamp...


This stamp is so much fun, it could be used with just the couple...


The tree and sign post included 


Or the entire image! Anyway you choose it's a fun way to share a bit of love.

This is a perfect stamp to use for this month's card challenge - Silhouettes - as well.  And your silhouettes don't have to be black, they can be any color as the first example shows.  Hope you join in on the fun!!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Love Your Heart...

Happy Thursday! Today I am sharing a heart card I made just in time for Valentines day. Ok, so it's the day after but it's the thought that counts!
I've always been a fan of black and white with a pop of color. This stamp did the job quite nicely. The stamp is called Postal Hearts and is available in the shop. A great way to stretch your stamp use further is using various elements and cutting them out. You can create imaginative and interesting results.
Have a wonderful day!
Carolyn

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

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

The Valentine Background stamp is 5" x 3 3/4" and is perfect for making a statement on your card.


Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, I stamped the background on white cardstock.  Next, I die cut it with Spellbinders die and inked the edges with Lady Bug.  Next, I matted the oval with a red scalloped oval.
 


I added black cardstock to the card base and rounded the edges to correspond with the scalloped oval.  The oval was then added with foam adhesives for dimension.

Isn't this a wonderful stamp?  So many possibilities.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Monday, February 12, 2018

Diagonal Valentine Treat Boxes



Is Valentine’s Day sneaking up on you?  Here are some little treat boxes that you still have time to make.



This first box is only 1 ½” on all sides.  It is created with two-sides cardstock and tied shut with pink polka-dot ribbon.


It opens up with diagonal edges to reveal a treat for your sweetie.  The inside shows the 2nd coordinating design and a solid colored insert stamped with the Valentine saying from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet.





A 3-D heart was created by combining three folded die cut hearts to embellish the top.






This second box uses the same design but is a 2” cube, making room for larger treats.  One of the hearts from the Sentiment Hearts Mini Cube was stamped for the sentiment.


To create the flower embellishment on top, the flower from the Brushed Floral image was stamped three times, fussy cut, and the edges inked.  These were shaped with a stenciling tool on a foam pad, layered, and added to the box top.


I found the instructions and video links for these boxes here.  I hope you enjoy making them.

E. Marie

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Feel Better Soon

Hi! It is designer April back again. I hope you are doing well and haven't caught the flu bug. I made a get well card because it seems like the flu is really bad this year. I followed the challenge theme for this month and used one of our many silhouette stamps. This one is called Favorite Spot. Speaking of a favorite spot, my three cats love looking out the window too. Sometimes all three are in the same window IF they are feeling tolerant of each other at the time! LOL! I have several bird feeders they like to watch.



I stamped the image on blue inked card stock, fussy cut it and added it to patterned paper. I used some lighter brown flocking on the cat. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

I hope you will join our challenge this month. We would love to see your wonderful creations. You might even win a gift certificate to the store.

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

April
Stampwilly Designs

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Jar of Sweet Treats!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  Valentine’s Day is in just a week!  Do you still need some ideas for your cards?  I really enjoyed using JFF’s canning jar stamp for this card. I stuffed it with sweet candy hearts!


I stamped out 5 of each heart, then colored them in very simply.  No need to stay in the lines because I planned to trim them out.  Believe it or not, this all took just 10 minutes.

I then stamped my jar onto a sheet of acetate.  I glued the hearts down on the the white cardstock and adhered my clear acetate jar on top.  

I loved layering my lace over top of the pink ribbon. These were recycled from gift packaging!


You can find the stamps I used in the Just for Fun store. Don’t forget that most stamps are available in wood-mount, cling-mount, or for real savings, unmounted!

Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Magical Floral Tags (Card)

Happy Monday and thanks for joining us here at Just For Fun. Jen, from Scrap Shack Designs, here with a really fun card featuring the JFF Landscape Tag. Tags are a really fun and easy project to add to a gift and can be even more fun when they double as a card topper as well, like with today's post.


This card features the beautiful Peacock and Eggplant color combinations which paired lovely with the Make Waves paper collection from CTMH. Here is a closer view of that lovely and very detailed Landscape stamp. 


I stamped the tag in Archival Black in and then I sponged some peacock ink around it starting in the lower right corner (where I wanted it to be the heaviest.) When sponging ink onto my images I always start off the paper then drag the sponge onto the paper. I think this method helps to prevent those annoying dark splotches that inking can cause. 

When I had the tag just the way I wanted it I stamped the image again and fussy cut out just the floral centerpiece. I used the same sponging technique for this piece except instead of Peacock ink I decided to use Eggplant ink. Once that piece was cut out and inked I applied my Shimmer Pen to give it a little sparkle and then I popped it up onto the main tag using 3-D foam tape. I finished off this tag by adding some Whimsy Ribbon, paired up with brown hemp/twine. 

After I had the tag completed I layered it onto some vellum paper and then placed it onto the base of the card. For the card base I decided to cut a piece of paper diagonally then added a strip across the middle. To pull through some of that neutral (white) I decided to add some white dots to the strip and the darkest corner of that tag. 


To come and check out more of my projects you can visit my home blog here. Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting! 



Friday, February 2, 2018

It was Written in the Stars!

Sketches always jump start my creativity!

I challenged myself to use the paper scraps and embellishments that were already out on my craft table. The Stamptangle Celestial Montage   background stamp was right on top of my Just For Fun Rubber Stamps stash. My card just came together by itself. It was written in the stars!

 I stamped and heat embossed the celestial montage on blue card stock, fussy cut the sun image and a few of the stars from the collage and added to the card front I created from scraps. I embellished the sun with some red gems and Christmas Red Stickles and heat embossed the SUN word art as my sentiment. I haven't put a card together this fast in a long time! 
JFF Rubber Stamps Stamptangle Celestial Montage and Sun seasonl word art. Club Scrap card stock. 


The new JFF Rubber Stamps monthly challenge is up and the theme is Silhouette Stamps.

 Be sure to link up your project for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at jffstamps.com


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Recipe Thursday...

Happy Thursday! I hope you are all enjoying the start of fabulous February. Are you going to watch the Super Bowl? Do you have any recipes that you bust out just for the big game? I do, well just one and it isn't food. I am big fan of citrus and I love making Orange Julius! It brings back fun memories of shopping and the mall with friends and sitting around the food court.
Here is my make...
I decided to create a recipe card with 2 fun stamps. The first stamp is called canning jar large and the second one is citrus slice. I like being able to decorate my recipe cards as I don't take photos of my done recipes. someday my son will get my recipe book and I hope that having some interesting embellishments will maybe encourage him to try a recipes or two.  
Have a wonderful day!
Carolyn

JFF Challenge - Silhouettes

Hello Friends and welcome to another inky challenge!  This month we would like to challenge you to use a silhouette image on your project.


It can be any type of silhouette...animals, people, flowers, etc.  
Whatever your heart desires!

Before we get to our teams challenge inspiration the winner from last month's challenge - Blue, Purple & Silver is:


Sharon and her lovely creation!

and now on with the show....

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Roni



You have until: 
Wednesday, February 28th  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.




Monday, January 29, 2018

Spread Your Wings and Fly...






It is my day to share, so E. Marie here with a simple card made from some a colorful background.



I have had some fun playing with my Color Bursts and Brushos lately.  Fellow designer, April Williams, shared some fun techniques with me a few weeks ago and I created some lovely backgrounds just from picking up all the extra color left on my craft mat.  This is what I used for this card.



The Collection stamp was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on top of another piece of this colorful background.  I trimmed around it, leaving just a little of the color around the edges.  This was layered on white and the Spread Your Wings and Fly... sentiment was stamped with Salty Ocean Distress Ink at the bottom of this layer.

I hope your week is great and come back soon for more inspiration.

E. Marie

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Hello Friend

Hi, it is designer April here again from Stampwilly Designs. I hope you are having a good day. I made a winter card using the Large Cardinal stamp. I have had a cardinal couple in my backyard for many years and I loved seeing them at my feeder. I am sad because I have not seen them for awhile. I hope they did not fly somewhere else. I saw a hawk flying around a few weeks ago and I am afraid he scared them off or worse! Hopefully I will see some more cardinals soon.



I also stamped the Large Pine Bough stamp twice onto white card stock. I colored and fussy cut them, then snipped around the edges with my scissor to fluff them up. I also added white Liquid Applique on them for "snow." I used a background die that someone gave me and added clear Stickles glitter on each star. I cut words using dies cut from kraft card stock and outlined them with a black sharpie marker.

 Don't forget that we have a challenge going on. Please join in and you might even win a gift certificate to the store!

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

April

Friday, January 26, 2018

Picture Perfect Snow Covered Pines


Hello friends...sending you a picture that just might look familiar! With all the snow this year you might look out the window and see the same thing I do...snow covered pines.  I hope you're staying warm!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Every Day is a Gift

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've created a card using the Silhouette Pines and Sentiments 3.


I began by inking the Silhouette Pines rubber with  several colors of green ink and a touch of brown.  Then I spritzed the rubber with water before stamping onto white cardstock for a watercolor effect.  As an afterthought, I added blue ink around the trees.  Then I inked the edges of the panel with brown ink.



The panel was matted with kraft cardstock before being added to a blue card.


Every day is a gift was stamped on white cardstock then punched out.  It was added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


Monday, January 22, 2018

Hearts in Pink

Hi Guys! It's Jen from Scrap Shack Designs and today I have a card that is a little out of the normal for me. This card combines a really pretty pink along with some spectacular heart stamps and what could make that more romantic? How about adding some fabulous and fun French doodles onto those stamps!! Here take a look. 


I started this card off by choosing a couple of different papers from the CTMH "Adventure" paper line.For the top paper I wanted to give a fem. grunge feel so I tore the bottom half and then used my distresser to push it a little farther. I then paired up that beautiful pink paper with the "French Postal Hearts" 2-sided stamp from Just For Fun. Here is a closer view of those stamped images.


I first inked the stamp up using a "Smoothie" colored ink. I then took the whole ink pad and gently swiped it across the stamped image. I then fussy cut out one whole heart and just a rectangle portion of the wording on the second stamp. When I was done I added some shimmer, because hey it's pink already! 



I also took some scrap white paper and inked around the edges and layered that onto the back of my main heart. When I had all the paper laid down I embellished using Itty Bitty Sparkles and a paper clip flower which I received from a swap partner. 


Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed and were inspired to create something beautiful!