Thursday, February 28, 2013

Celebrating Spring the Artistic Way


I'm ready to celebrate spring and have been excited to share this card using these adorable stamps from Just For Fun. This adorable artistic bunny fits me perfectly as another hobby of mine is painting. I recently purchased the Sizzix egg dies and knew that this wonderful little rabbit and those dies were meant to be used together. Our design team challenge is to use pastels and I am ready! I love the light colors of spring so I created the egg shaped card which is hinged at the top from yellow card stock and adhered a piece of die cut patterned paper from the Echo Park Dots & Stripes line to it. I added the Hello Pastel Washi Tape by Prima across the card and then die cut the smaller egg and stamped the Bunny Artist stamp onto it in black ink. I colored him in using my Letraset markers and adhered him to the edge of the card. I stamped the "Happy Easter" sentiment in pink to finish it off. This cute little card puts more more into the mood for spring. I only have to wait 20 more days for it to arrive.
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Winter Landscape

Good Morning! Nancy Y here today with a Winter themed card I created using Linda's fun sketch and Just For Fun Rubber Stamps. For the background I masked out the sketch (using scrap paper) and sprayed it with two different ink sprays, once dry I brushed a quick coat of gesso over the entire area, and used an ink blending tool and silver ink to distress the edges. For the image portion, I stamped the 'Winter Landscape' image on white cardstock using silver ink, distressed the edges, dried it with a heat tool, and added four layers of clear glossy embossing powder over the entire image. I finished the card with some clear gems.

Supplies Used:

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps:
Winter Landscape ~ F3071

White cardstock
Sprinklers Color Mists (Toner and Carbon Copy)
Studio Line Gesso
Martha Stewart Silver Ink
Clear Embossing Ink
Clear Glossy Embossing Powder
Ink Blending Tool
Clear Gems / Bling

Happy Stamping!!!
Nancy xx :D

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Winter Thanks...

It's my turn today to play with the triangle sketch. 
I must admit, I was having a bit of a time with this sketch.
For some reason I found it very daunting but after some thought
I decided to add a little embossing, vellum and ink.
And here is my card....
The triangles were embossed using a snowflake folder then highlighted with a bit of Chipped Sapphire DI.  The triangles were mounted on the card then covered with a sheet of pretty gold splattered vellum.  The main image was embossed with fine embossing ink.  The pearls are my take on the little corner dots.
Stamps used: Winter Landscape F3071; Sentiments #1 - Thanks
Have a great day everyone!
Ink Stained Roni

Monday, February 25, 2013

Winter berries

Welcome to another week of Just For Fun Rubber Stamps creations. Amber here with a card using the sketch provided for us and a little embossing included.I created my scene by masking and sponging. First I masked off for the sky and sponged 3 different inks. Then made some snow drifts by moving my mask around and sponging with one ink. Added some white gel pen to the tips of the mounds that I then washed out while still wet by using my aquapainter. Stamped G3584 Tree with berries in black ink.

For my embossing, I used a Versamaker on the tree for snow drifts and embossed with Iridescent Ice. I pulled out Embossing Markers and used the red embossing marker on the berries and covered with clear embossing powder.

I liked how the card was looking that I didn't want to cover it up too much with the next part of the sketch so I just used vellum paper for my triangles and added a little bit of red bling in the corners.

Have an inky day!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Triangle Linda K

Hi Everyone!

Just For Fun Friday has come around again :) Today I have a card for you that is designed after a sketch (see below) and another challenge was to use embossing. The theme is winter, tho it has not yet snowed. I think it might, however, any minute.

Triangles were stamped with the pinecone using a Versafine pad and sprinkled with blue and green embossing powder. I also stamped the tall evergreen and the large and small snowy trees on tiny dotted paper. Once all was adhered to the cardstock I added some brown cording in a triangle shape. Lastly I stamped Many Thanks on a piece of scrap cardstock using archival ink and quickly covered with clear embossing powder.

I hope you like the card and thanks so much for visiting! Don't forget to visit the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Blog also for some great design team inspiration.

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Used:
Sentiments 3 UMS7020
Pinecone D3538
Snowy Pine Lg D3074
Snowy Pine Sml C3070
Tall Evergreen D2939

Supplies Used:
Green & vanilla cardstock
Versamark ink
Archival ink in sepia and green
Ranger ep in bottle, blue glass and clear
My Mind's eye 6x6
Impressions cording
His & Hers Studio brown pearls

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Birds on a limb

Hi Everyone! Janine here with my card based on Linda's sketch.

My card features the Tree with Berries and Pair of Birds

I stamped and heat embossed the Tree with Berries on to the white panel. I cut three triangles from white card stock and placed them onto a scrap piece of paper spacing them evenly apart. I then stamped the Tree with Berries onto the triangles. I inked the edges with blue ink then aligned them on top of the previously stamped image. The adding the Pair of Birds to the branches finishes off my card. 

I chose not to add a sentiment to the card front. At a later date I'll add a sentiment to the inside of the card based on the event or reason I'll be sending the card. 

I hope you are enjoying the design teams take on the sketch. 


Lavender Winter

Good Morning every one.  This is Nancy back with a new card to share with you from Just For Fun.  This was a sketch challenge and a lot of fun to create.

Supplies used:
Dark purple and white cardstock
Lavender glitter paper
Embossing pad
Black embossing powder
Black Ink

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Some Birdie Loves You

Hi everyone,  Anita here today and it is my turn to share a project with
 the fabulous Just For Fun Stamps! I hope everyone is 
having a great week so far and is making some time to create :)

This week our challenge is to use "Embossing" and Sketch #2
and here is what I have come up with.
I have stamped Snowy Pine Lg & Sm in pale inks for shadows in the
background, then used darker inks in the foreground. The darker trees are embossed.
I used my focal points of the sentiments and the floral spray to duplicate the 
theme of the sketch. My papers are MME Miss Caroline and Bazzill.

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by today and have a week!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sending You Warm Thoughts

Good Morning.  It's Lisa with my newest project for Just for Fun.  I am so excited to be able to share my creation with you.  This following sketch is the inspiration for my card.

Another part of the challenge is to include embossing in my design.  I decided to do a couple types of embossing.   I started with the white card base and then cut a mat of navy blue card stock and added it to card base.  Cut 3 pieces of white card stock in a triangle shape to make the pennants.  Then using a die cut machine and a snowflake embossing folder, I embossed the white card stock. Attach the three pennants to the card front, making sure to space them evenly.  I then added a couple of snowflake brads to a couple of the corners on the card front.  I cut another piece of white card stock and stamp River’s Edge (E3072) using Versamark ink.  I added light blue embossing powder and then heat set with a heat gun.  I cut a mat for the image out of light blue card stock.  I attached the mat to image and then I pop dotted the image to the center of the card front.  I choose a greeting from Sentiments 3 (UMS7020) and stamped it on white card stock using Versamark ink.  I added light blue embossing powder and heat set it.  I cut out the sentiment using a Spellbinders Fancy Tag die cut.  I added the image to bottom of the card front.

Just For Fun Stamps Used: 

Other Products Used:

White and Navy card stock
Lullaby Blue embossing powder
Versamark Ink
Heat Gun
 Die Cut machine 
Snowflake embossing folder 
Snowflake Brads 
Spellbinders Fancy Tag

Finished Card Size:  6”x 4-5/8”

Friday, February 15, 2013

Winter Thoughts Hidden Message Card

The inspiration for this card was this sketch.  Banners are one of my favorite things so my ideas went right to those and how I wanted to use them. 

 Another part of our challenge was to use embossing.  My thoughts went first to folders, but then I realized I'm stamping so have some fun and use heat embossing instead.  I thought the pinecone stamp from Just For Fun Stamps would be perfect to use with some Tim Holtz Distress embossing powder in Vintage Photo.  It gave it the distressed wood look that you would find in nature. 
The banner pieces were cut using a die cut machine and the pennants cart at 4".   After cutting 2 of them from blue card stock and stamping the image using an embossing ink pad, I embossed them with the distress powder and a heat tool.  I, then, adhered them onto the dark blue card base after using a piece of brown textured card stock as a mat.  Following the sketch, I added 2 brads onto the ends of the banners to hold them down. 
I cut a third banner using some patterned paper from the Snowfall line by Bo Bunny.  This time, I scored the edge of the banner at 1/4" to create an interactive piece that held a hidden message under it.  After opening that piece,  I used some Memento Paris Dusk ink and the "Sending You Warm Thoughts" stamp from the Sentiments 3 set for the message.   
This fun hidden message card can be used to let someone know that you are thinking of him or her on these last few cold winter days before spring arrives.  In case you are wondering how long that's 33 days and counting. 
Have a great weekend everyone! 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sketch 2

Happy Valentines Day!
Celine is back with another sketch-inspired post for you.  Once again DT member, Linda, provided a sketch (see below) to guide and challenge us.

I began with a wintery, watercolor sky, then added the Tree with Berries in black.  I cut apart the Pair of Birds and stamped them individually on separate branches, then layered the piece onto a darker blue background.

I attached the vellum triangles, then using a pencil, traced the details from the underlying stamped images. Circles punched from vellum were attached at opposite corners, according to the sketch.

Finally, I stamped and embossed the Heavy-duty Clip onto pale green card stock.  Using my trusty knife, I carefully cut around the lower part of the clip to create a flap, then slid the top edge of the little scene under it.

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Used:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Winter Wonderland

I'm sure most of you on the East Coast have another opinion of it right now...

Winter Wonderland

JFF 005

JFF Stamps Used: F3417 Cardinal; G3584 Tree w/Berries; Winter Wonderland from Seasons Word Block WB8015
The background was covered with a coat of Rock Candy and the cardinal was colored using Spectrum Noir Markers and surrounded with Stickles Glitter Glue.
Have a wonderful day ~
Ink Stained Roni

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Just Flyin' By

Amber here today with your glitter/bling winter theme card. I had fun doing this one as I decided to pull out some old unused product called Acetate! Yes, I went there, I made an Acetate card.

I used F3417 Large Cardinal and colored it with copics. Cut it out completely so I could pop it up. Put in my Acetate window to which I added some branches to peek through. Colored up the inside a bit by using decorative paper and a Spellbinder cut out in white for the message to appear on. Used a sentiment from UMS7020 Sentiments 3 beside the cardinal. As for my bling and glitter, 3 bling pearls and some glitter ribbon at the top to finish off the card.

Inky Hugs,

Monday, February 11, 2013


Hi bloggers....Linda posting today. 

Since many of you are experiencing frosty conditions of late, here is a card to "celebrate" this event. I am also celebrating the use of glitter on my card but, I'm sad to say, surely doesn't show up as well as the actual art piece.  I will try my best to give you a good idea of the glittered areas. My finished card size is 5 x 7.

Above is the full view of the card. The focal point is the wonderful Crystal Ball G3471, but when you add a wintery scene on the inside it becomes a winter wonderland globe. There is a closer view below but I will tell you how this was made first.  The crystal ball was stamped on white card stock using archival black and versafine smokey gray on the same pad. Then the River's Edge E3072 was stamped over the top (inside). The water was colored just slightly with a blue pencil. Then just the bottom "stand" was stamped on decorative paper and cut out. I also cut out just the ball with the River's Edge E3072 scene inside. 

There just had to be a pine forest nearby, so the Tall Evergreen D2939 was stamped about six times using first, second and third generation images of distress ink onto caramel card stock. I tore a piece of white card stock to use as snow for the bottom of the card and covered it with glue and then white glitter. The crystal ball stand was attached to the card front and then the ball sitting on the stand. Glue was added to the largest trees alongside the river and dotted along the shore. Glitter was then sprinkled over.

While this was drying, FROSTY AA2831 was stamped three times and deckle-cut. The three words were then popped up on the frnt of the card. 

Oops, there is also some glue/glitter that landed on the tall evergreens in the front too :)  The entire card was spritzed with Perfect Pearl mist to finish off the "frosty" look.

Thanks for stopping by to check out the latest inspiration!
Supplies Used:
White and caramel card stock
Black Archival Ink
Versafine Smokey Gray Ink
Distress Ink in green & brown
Stampendous glitter
Prismacolor colored pencil
My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad
Ranger Perfect Pearl Mist

Friday, February 8, 2013

New Images Sneak Peek!

Happy Friday Everyone!

Rick and Debby are busy setting up for a one day show at the 16th Annual StampFest by the Bay. If you are in the area be sure to stop by and say Hi!

I had the pleasure of working with a few of the newest stamps that will be released very soon. If you are attending the show you can pick them up there. They are hot off the presses!

Today I'd like to share a card made with two new images. They're so new iI don't have names or links to share with you. However, as soon as they are loaded to the web site I will link them here as well as post an announcement.

Earlier this week I posted two sneak peeks on our Facebook page. If you haven't already liked our page I encourage you to do so. You never know when we will have a sneak peek or a give away :)

This card features the same images but in a smaller size. We offer many of our images in two sizes and these are just two of them.

I hope you enjoy the sneak peeks and have a wonderful weekend!



Thursday, February 7, 2013

Cardinal Beauty

Good Afternoon it's me Nancy coming back with another Just For Fun card.  I had fun making this one, actually anything with glitter I have fun making.
Supplies used:
Momento Ink
Copic Markers
Green Ribbon
2 Different Green Glitters
Red Jewel
To make the branches glittery all you do is stamp with a very moist ink then shake the glitter right onto the paper.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sending You Warm Thoughts

Happy Hump Day everyone! How is your week going so far?
Are you having weird weather where you are?
It is so strange here in Dallas, we are in the upper 70's during the day
and then it falls into the 30's at night. I have never seen a winter like this!

Today I want to share a card perfect for everyday- no 
special occasion needed.
I started with a  large background stamp, which I splattered with water for a vintage look. I added my main image off center, and used foam dots to lift it up. This weeks extra challenge was to use glitter and/or bling and I have highlighted my flower with Stickles and used bling from Queen & Co in the lower corner of my main image. I used my nesties to cut my spot for my sentiment.
I used the following stamps from Just For Fun

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Winter Beauty

Good Morning.  It's Lisa with my newest project for Just for Fun.  I am so excited to be able to share my creation with you.  For my card I started with the white card base and then cut a mat of navy card stock.  Cut another piece of  white card stock and then I added a piece of the tape sheet cut to fit on piece of white card stock.  I removed the backing paper and attached to piece of white card stock.  Then I removed the other piece of backing to expose adhesive and added the glitter.  Attach glitter paper to navy mat then I added a piece of navy organza ribbon and then attach to the card front.  I cut another piece of white card to stamp Winter Landscape.  I stamped the image using Versmark ink and the added clear embossing powder to the image.  I heat set the embossing powder with a heat gun.  After the image cools I applied Paris Dusk ink to the image with a sponge.  This is a reverse embossing and the image will appear white but the Paris Dusk ink will reveal the image.  I added a mat of Navy card stock and added the image to the card front using pop dots.  I added a small bow to the ribbon and the add a few clear gemstones to the top and bottom  of the mat. 

Just For Fun Stamps Used:
Winter Landscape

Other Products Used:
White and Navy card stock
Be Creative Tape Sheet
Navy Organza Ribbon
Memento Ink Paris Dusk
Versamark Ink
Clear Gemstones
Super Fine Embossing Powder Clear
Transparent Micro Fine Glitter
Heat Gun
Finished Card Size:  6”x 4-5/8”

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sending Warm Thoughts Your Way

It's Monday already.  Can you believe it?  This weekend I had some creating time while my husband and son were away so I decided to use one of my favorite techniques to share with you today...the bleaching technique. 

I started this project out by spraying a piece of white card stock with some tea that I had poured into a spray bottle to create the the background.  After it had dried, I used the Tree with Berries stamp and some bleach poured onto a paper towel placed in an old pie tin dedicated for this. The paper towel needs to be fairly saturated for this to work. I pressed the stamp onto the paper towel to get the stamp wet and proceeded to stamp the image onto the tea dyed paper.  Our challenge for this week was to add glitter or bling so I added the red berries using glitter and a glue pen.  I mounted the image on a piece of Tim Holtz Retro Grunge paper from my stash and then onto a piece of card stock cut to create a 7" x 5" card base.  I stamped the "Sending You Warm Thoughts" sentiment using the Sentiments 3 stamp and black ink and inked the edges with the Garnet Ink Pad from Paris Trunk.  It was adhered to the card using 3-dimensional adhesive squares. 

This is a fun technique to use with all kinds of stamps to give your card a clean, simple look.  Be sure to go over to the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps website and choose some great new stamps to try the bleaching technique on your next project! 

Have a great week!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Winter Wonderland

Celine's back, this time sharing a black-and-white postcard to acknowledge the very chilly days (where I live, anyway!) of February. 

I used glossy card stock and stamped River's Edge in black.  Then I stamped Polar Bear Sketch onto a separate piece of uncoated card stock and embossed it using clear powder.  Next I spread glue and crystal fine glitter to give the bear a sparkly coat.

I drew a sketchy border just inside the postcard's edges, then cut out the bear and attached it with glue dots. The sentiment added the final touch.

The absence of color gives a feeling of starkness to this chilly winter scene.

Finished Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"