Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Things are Heatin' Up Around Here....

for one hot birthday!!!
I had such a fun time with this card. 
I knew I wanted to really make the magma look like it was flowing out of the volcano so after I colored it with red, yellow and orange markers I added a layer of Crystal Lacquer to give it some depth and shine.
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Used: Have a Blast sentiment A3663, Volcano
Other Supplies: Georgia Pacific White Cardstock; Bazzill Basics Cardstock; Spectrum Noir Markers; Archival Ink; Distress Inks; Ink Blending Tool
Ink Stained Roni

Monday, April 29, 2013

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Good Afternoon! Today I have a card using a new release stamp to show you. I used C3644 Funky Toucans and colored them with Prismacolored pencils. I then blended them with odorless mineral spirits. Added some faux stitching to the card and used a sentiment from Sentiments 3.

Inky Hugs, Amber

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Palm Trees

by Janine Blackwelder

Today starts a new theme for our design team. You will see projects with a vacation theme using some of JFF's  recently released Spring 2013 images.

I chose to make my card with just one image, the G3649 Wind Swept Palm Trees Silhouette as the focal image.

I colored directly on the rubber stamp with Momento markers in the following colors onto white card stock. 
  • Bamboo Leaves and Cottage Ivy
  • Desert Tan and Rich Cocoa
Then I cut and embossed the image with Spellbinders Card Creator dies Matting Basics B die #6 set leaving it in the die. I then airbrushed the background with Copic markers BG15 and E33. I added a shadow along the base of the tress with C2. Then I layered it on black card stock cut from Matting Basics A #6 set.  Emboss the card front with the Spellbinders M-bossabilities Dainty Dots embossing folder. 

I stamped D3675 Wishing you a day... sentiment on the inside of the card.

Don't forget to check out all the Spring images over on the web site. You can also find these and many more images at any one of our StampScrapArtTour shows in the coming months.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tropical Mother's Day Card

Good evening everyone, how is your week going?

Today I want to share a card I made for Mother's Day. 
Instead of the traditional route I went a little more tropical
with my card - because it is always HOT here on Mother's Day!

I moved the elements of the sketch around so that I could show the
wonderful floral print on my patterned paper.  I used one of the
new sayings Wishing You A Day and all my other
supplies are from Kaisercraft. 

Here is the sketch provided by my fabulous Team Member Linda
Instead of 3 larger blocks I used 3 smaller blocks lined up on 
one side. I used my McGill punch for the squares.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, April 22, 2013

For Mom

This is the card that I created using this wonderful sketch from design team member Linda.  Every mom deserves flowers on Mother's Day so I used this beautiful brushed floral stamps and colored it with my Copic markers.  I decided to take the strip from the sketch in a new direction and use it as a sentiment strip after stamping "Happy Mother's Day" using the Shabby Shutters and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks by Ranger and then I inked the edges of the strip with the same colors.  I, also, used the Weather Wood Distress Ink to doing a little shadowing around the flowers.  The patterned paper is from the Sugar & Spice Collection by Doodlebug Design.  The Dew Drops are from The Robin's Nest and were used to finish off the card and fill in the open space on the pink card stock.  It was all adhered onto a piece of green card stock for the card base that created a 7" x 5" card.
No matter where your mom may be let her know that you love her this Mother's Day (May 12th) and create a card for her.  Stop by the Just For Fun website and pick up your stamps today!  

Friday, April 19, 2013

Violets for Mom

Greetings, stampers!
Today's project is a card for a Mom patterned after another great sketch by Linda.
I used the technique of over-stamping this time.  To do this, lightly stamp the image--just enough so that you can barely see it--then color it in using whatever medium you prefer.  Once the color is added, boldly stamp the image again as close to the original impression as possible.  Use a stamp positioner for best results.  
If the final impression is slightly "off register", so much the better!  Your design will take on a 3-D appearance.
To finish off the card I printed the letters "M-O-M" in a typewriter font and then punched them out and glued them in place.

Stamps Used:  Brushed Floral

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cameo and Roses

Good Morning! Nancy Y here today with a Mother's Day card I created with Just For Fun Rubber Stamps and a sketch by fellow DT member Linda.

Supplies Used:
Happy Mother's Day Sentiment ~ C2249 (I used an ink marker to color in just the 'Mother' portion and then stamped it on my paper)
designer papers, cardstock, seam binding, distress inks, ink marker, tiny gems, pink pearls, dimensional glue, fairy dust glitter, border punch, and an oval punch
Have a Beautiful day!!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Columbines for Mom

It's my turn to play with sketch #4 and I have to say I had a bit of fun with it.
I decided to turn the sketch on it's head and play around a bit with size.
Here's what I came up with for mom....
I love how beautiful Columbines are and enjoy finding them blooming in my garden each year.  Their delicate colors and fragile looking flower heads are simply amazing. 
What a better way to celebrate mom!
Other Supplies Used: Bazzill Basics Cardstock; Prima Pattern Paper (green & white  polka dots); Archival Ink; Spectrum Noir Markers; Faux Gems; Distress Stains; Ink Blending Tool
Ink Stained Roni

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Floral Happy Mother's Day

Hello. I'm here with a card using our theme of floral and Mother's Day. Also a sketch to go
on by Linda Knox, DT.

I used Nature's Bouquet just barely stamped on the white cardstock. Colored in just a little using Copics. And then stamped Happy Mother's Day off to the side.

Kept the sketch clean by adding just a little bit of twine and a few pearls. Love this sketch and can't wait to make more cards using it.

Inky hugs,

Sunday, April 14, 2013

April 20-21 StampScrapArtTour

Quick show schedule update. 

JFF Rubber Stamps will be at the upcoming SSAT show in Rockford,  IL April 20-21, 2013. You can see our show schedule here and here.

Be sure to check out the classes scheduled at the StampFest event in Orlando this coming June.

We hope you will come out to see us at any one of these shows!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Natures Bouquet

by Janine Blackwelder

Happy Friday Everyone! I'm here today to share a card I created following along with our theme of Flowers and Mother's Day. I used the Natures Bouquet and a sketch designed by our very own Linda Knox.

I tweaked the sketch a bit to fit the image I used. 

I stamped the Natures Bouquet onto white card stock with Tuxedo Black ink then colored it in with Copic Markers (G-24, 46 RV-25, 55 Y-35, 38).

Next, I die cut the image with the largest die from the Timeless Rectangles set by Spellbinders, then with the Copic B00 marker I airbrushed the background while the card stock was still in the die. 

I saved my sentiment for the inside of the card. I stamped the Happy Mother's Day sentiment onto white card stock the die cut with the A2 Curved Matting Basics A #2 die. 


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Many Thanks for Spring Flowers

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. Since Spring has finally arrived that was my inspiration for today's project. 

I started with the white card base.  I cut a mat of purple card stock.  I added a piece of white organza ribbon to the mat and then added it to the card base.  I stamped the Floral Oval I (G1810) using Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of white card stock.  I colored the image with Copic Markers.  I added glue to the center of the flowers and then added yellow microbeads.  Allow it to dry.  I cut the image out using the oval as a guide.  I cut a small mat of black card stock and rounded the corners of the mat.  I then added the stamped image and attached to card front using pop dots.  I stamped the sentiment from Sentiments 3 (UMS7020).  I cut out the sentiment using a tag punch and add a piece of ribbon to the tag and a small purple pearl.

Just For Fun Stamps Used: 

Other Products Used:

White, Purple, Black card stock

Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Art Glitter Glue
Yellow MicroBeads
Corner Rounder Punch
Tag Punch
 Pop Dots
Copics: BV0000, BV00, BV01
White Organza Ribbon

Finished Card Size:  6”x 4-5/8”

Thanks for Looking!!

Pretty In Pink Petunias

Hi everyone!  I hope you are enjoying the nice weather. This week's Just For Fun challenge was Anything Floral so I couldn't wait to get started. I love flowers and beautiful flower stamps, papers, etc. This Bunch of Petunias stamp is one of my favorite flower stamps from Just For Fun Stamps.   Every year I plant Petunias in our flower pots to enjoy during the nice weather so this challenge now has me excited for planting season.   After coloring the flowers with my Rose Pink, Antique Pink and Grass (green) Letraset markers, I wanted more dazzle to them so I decided to use some of my Art Glitter (Astro Turf green and Flamingo pink from the Razzle Dazzle Kit) and used the glue and tip that comes in the kit to outline the leaves and centers. I dyed the lace in coffee to add a vintage look to it.  The floral paper brought out the Petunias even more and I decided to do something a little different once I got it punched so I allowed it to stand above the card base for a little more interest.   I hope you've enjoyed my project and be sure to go check out all of the stamps from Just For Fun. 


Monday, April 8, 2013

Rose of Sharon

Just For Fun's Rose of Sharon gets center-stage in this project.
The image includes a sketchy border, and I decided to draw in another one to create a frame around the flowers.  I added another, larger border near the edges of the card for balance.
Ferns were double-stamped in sage ink beneath main image.

Stamps Used:  Rose of Sharon, Fern

Calling All Stampers:  National Post Card Week is fast approaching.

For information on how you can participate, visit my blog.
I'm on a mission to get more stampers involved in this wonderful annual Mail Art event!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Live Love Laugh

Hello Everyone! Nancy Y here today with an all-occasion card I created using Just For Fun Rubber Stamps. For the next couple of weeks we are using floral stamps on our projects. I chose this beautiful Black Eyed Susan Silhouette stamp, the Live Love Laugh sentiment, and some bright colored inks to make the top layer of my card. I added a strip of washi tape to the card base, placed the completed stamped section on top, and finished it off with some bakers twine.

Supplies Used:

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps:
Black Eyed Susan Silhouette - C2888
Live Love Laugh sentiment - UMS7018

cardstock (smooth white)
distress inks (barn red, worn lipstick, shabby shutters)
washi tape
bakers twine (red and white)

Have A Beautiful Weekend!!!
Nancy xx :D

Thursday, April 4, 2013

For all the Spring Babies out there...

Happy Birthday!!!
(just for fun style)
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps used:
Other supplies: Georgia Pacific White Cardstock; Bazzill Basics cardstock; Spectrum Noir Markers; Ink Blending Tool; Archival Black Ink; Faux Pearls
Have a wonderful Spring Day!!
Ink Stained Roni

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Good Morning! Amber here today with a Spring card for you. Our theme is floral these next few weeks. So I did a combination of floral and Mother's Day for my card.

I colored on D2645 Wildflowers with markers and then "huffed" on the image before stamping it. Used Spellbinder Oval die to cut it out and then Spellbinder Scallop Oval dies for layering underneath. Pop dots are under each layer for dimension. I then stamped C2249 Happy Mother's Day sentiment in black. Added some purple ribbon and another purple layer under the cream border punched layer.

Inky hugs,

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Windowsill Garden

Janine here again. I'm filling in for Linda this week.
Here's the card I created using one of the images from the Windowsill Garden Pots.

I stamped one of the images from the Windowsill Garden Pots on Cryogen card stock with Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic markers. Then I die cut it and layered it with Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM and LG along with the Floral Ovals die templates. I used the Flourish from the Venetian Motifs as the accent on each side. For the background I used the Long Script image with Vintage Photo ink then adding a bit of the ink to the edges of the panel. Add a ribbon accent and adhere everything on the card front with foam tape. 



Monday, April 1, 2013

Thinking of you

Janine here with my card for you today.  I have been stalking Pinterest lately and ran across a card that had been pinned on a board that I follow. Here is the original post where the pin came from so I decided to recreate it with JFF flower images.

I die cut three rectangles from white card stock then stamped the images in two different colors of ink for each image for a shadow effect. 
I stamped the Wild Flowers with Cantaloupe then Tangelo inks. Then I stamped the Wild Flower Silhouette with New Sprout and Pear Tart inks. Lastly I stamped the Dandelion Blooms with LuLu Lavender and Grape Jelly. I finished it off with the Thinking of you sentiment from the Just a Note block stamped with black ink.
I then used foam tape the adhere the stamped images to the card font. 

I can see this card being made with various other stamps and themes. It was so easy to make and took less than 30 minutes to make.