Friday, December 30, 2016

Stamptangle Winter Bird...

Good day JFF lovelies, today I am sharing a card made with a stamp inspired by zentangle... Stamptangle!
I've always loved bird stamps and when you mix it up with zentangle inspired designs, this is the result, Stamptangle. 

Isn't this image so cute! I  love all the spaces that give you control as to where you want to put color and create your own unique look. This image is called Stamptangle Chickadee. The online store has many more Stamptangle images to inspire your coloring creativity! Stop by the blog for fresh inspiration daily to get your creative vibes moving and getting your crafty on.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Merry Christmas/Happy New Year Star

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today.  I hope your Christmas was fun and you got everything you wanted.  Today, I'm using the Stamptangle Star small to create a background.

I repeatedly stamped the Star on a panel of white cardstock.  Then I "painted" it with several colors of Clearsnap Smooch Accent Inks.

I used Distress Inks around the panel, then mounted it on pink and brown cardstock.  Dew Drops were added to the centers of the stars.  I fussy cut the label from pattern paper, inked it and matted it with pink cardstock before adding to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

StampFest Winter 2017 is Coming!!

StampFest Winter 2017
New Port Richey Florida

It is hard to believe it is almost December and time for the holiday season but StampFest Winter 2017 will be here very soon!
It is Saturday February 11, 9 am - 5 pm
Classes will be on Friday February 10.

All classes and the show will be at the NEW location:
The New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center
6630 Van Buren Street, New Port Richey, FL 34653

Show, class and hotel information as well as tickets and directions are now online:  StampFest Winter 
We are looking forward to another FABULOUS year with a wonderful line up of vendors and classes. Sign up early as the classes fill quickly…

We can't wait to see you there!

Have a Very Happy Holiday Season!
Debby, Rick and Hannah
StampFest, Inc.

Make It Take It Project Night
Join us as we gather together for our ever-popular Make It & Take It evening!  See old friends and make new ones as you work your way through the innovative projects being offered by StampFest’s vendors.  A bag of free goodies and light refreshments are included.  

This event is very popular and sells out quickly,
so sign up early as you won't want to miss

this FUN evening.
Space is limited to only 100 people!

Click on the picture to get your ticket NOW

Monday, December 26, 2016

Is Christmas Really Over?

Merry Day after Christmas.  I hope everyone had a wonderful time yesterday with friends and family.  I thought I would share one more Christmas themed card inspired by my parents.  They used to love going camping and would come visit us and park their big camper in our back yard.  This new little camper image was perfect for this.

Dark blue was used for the background and was die cut with a star background die.  This was layered on yellow to show the stars.

The tree is the Stamptangle Christmas Tree and was stamped on the blue background.  It was stamped a second time on a paint chip and fussy cut.  This was layered on top of the original.  The star was stamped on yellow, fussy cut, and heat embossed with Sparkle EmbossingPowder to make it sparkle.  This same embossing powder was added to the circular ornaments hanging from the tree.

The CMP-Round Camper was watercolored and fussy cut.  The Sparkle EP was added to the little Christmas lights.  A glitter pen was used on the metal areas.

The “celebrate” was die cut from red cardstock and heat set with Sparkle EP.

Have a wonderful time relaxing after all the Christmas activities.

E. Marie

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas Everyone!

From all of us here at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps...
Merry Christmas
Have a lovely day from our family to yours!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!

It is April here once again to wish you a Merry Christmas! I hope your Christmas will be wonderful and full of many good memories. I want to show you a card I made using the Stamptangle Christmas Tree.

I stamped the tree on green plaid patterned paper and embossed with cream embossing powder. I fussy cut the image and adhered it to the Gina Marie Stitched Oval die. I made banners using patterned papers and dark brown card stock for borders. All of this was adhered to the embossed kraft background.

You still have a few days to enter our December challenge below! You might even win a prize!
Thanks so much for stopping by. May your Christmas be filled with many blessings!


Friday, December 23, 2016

Fun with Stamptangle Stars

The Stamptangle Star (large & small) are so darn cute 
and they are so versatile as you can see below!

Embossed, sprayed with Shimmer Spritz then sprinkled with Brusho Colour Crystals.

The background was embossed then sprinkled with Lime Brusho's. 
The blue star was stamped & embossed on a scrap of white cardstock
then sprinkled with blue Brusho's.  It was cut out and pop-dotted on the card.

I love that the centers of the stars look like poinsettias!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Jolly Stamptangle Christmas Tree - Mixed Media Wall Hanging

When I first saw the Stamptangle Christmas tree stamps, I immediately thought how Jolly they look! So when I found this little saying in a patterned paper pack, I wanted to pair it up with a tree.  

You can find the Stamptangle Christmas trees in the JFF Shop here.

I started with a base of corrugated cardboard from some packaging and used whipped spackle and glitter to create snow.  My tree is part of a group of three, but I only wanted to use one, so I colored it and fussy cut it out.

I added lots of stickles glitter glue and a lot of embellishments to finish off my little wall hanging.  It looks very festive and definitely Jolly!  (I decided I had to keep this instead of giving it away!)

Have a great holiday season!

~Heidi @MLSB

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Bells & Holly Holiday Card

Hi Guys! Jen here and today is my day to design for the blog so thanks for coming by and checking out my newest project! This card was inspired by the Bells & Holly stamp and it came out so perfect!

I wanted this card to be fun and festive so I found two funky patterned papers from a 12x12 paper pack. I wanted to match the stamp in design, color, or theme and so I went with the red holly stripes and a wonderful repeating tree to match the holly leaves. Once I had my DSP picked out I layered them onto some Ruby Red cardstock.  I think that layering or matting your cardstock can be a fantastic way to break up two busy patterns. 

To really allow that wonderful stamp to pop on the front focal piece I wrapped some layered ribbon around the square. I then colored the stamp with some markers and I fussy cut it out. 

I love the Just For Fun Stamps because they are always so unique and beautiful! 

If you are interested in more of my projects or tutorials, or just saying "Hi" you can find me over at The Scrap Shack. Thanks for stopping in today!

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Wise Men Still Seek Him - Clean and Simple Card with Distress Inks

Thanks for stopping by today to visit! I am excited to share this clean and simple Christmas card using the 3 Wise Men with Camels stamp and a very appropriate sentiment from the unmounted Sentiment Sheet 3.

The background was made by sponging distress inks over cardstock. The colors are Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Dusty Concord and Black Soot.  I went an extra step and lightly misted the piece with water.  I used my regular spray bottle, but held it very high above the paper so only the very fine mist hits the paper.  I love the soft look!

I added a tiny star sequin to the stamped image for just the right touch.

Thank you for being here today and please don't forget the monthly challenge!  Join in the fun and you could be the lucky winner of a gift certificate to the JFF store!

~~Heidi @MLSB

Saturday, December 17, 2016

♫ Chickadee-dee-dee-dee ♫♪

JFF Stamptangle Chickadee image 

I love to bird watch. My boss sprinkles bird seed on the window sills at our office every morning. I have a large window in my operatory with a view facing the bayou that runs behind our office. The birds immediately flock to the windows, along with a few fat little squirrels that chase them away! In the spring, we've even watched the wood ducks parade their babies on the levee before they disappear into the bayou. My patients love this little peek into our private "wild kingdom" while they are waiting. If you feed them, they will come!

I'm on an embossing kick lately. The stamptangle images are so pretty when they are embossed in silver and gold! I stamped the chickadee image with Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder. I fussy cut the image and freehand cut a branch and the ornament out of Club Scrap cardstock. The ornament is embossed with Versamark ink and Stampendous Kaleidoscope transparent embossing powder. I love the shimmer on the ornament!

There's still time to join the JFFRS Christmas/Winter Challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to the JFFRS online store! Details here!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Heat Embossed Poinsettia on Acetate

Hey ya'll Jenna Here again sharing my latest creation for JFF! I love the holidays. I especially love holiday crafts. With my latest card I decided to try a technique I have been wanting to try out for quite some time. 
I took the Large Poinsettia stamp from the JFF Stamp Shop, and instead of heat embossing it on cardstock I heat embossed it onto some acetate. I'm sure a lot of you have thought about doing this but, like me, were reluctant because you were afraid to melt the acetate. After all, when you melt embossing powder you are essentially melting ground up plastic anyway. 
To my surprise I absolutely love the way this turned out!. I used antique gold embossing powder from Simon Says Stamp. I made sure my heat gun was nice and hot before I brought it to the acetate. Another trick I found was to continue to move the heat gun around instead of focusing it in on one spot for too long. 

Once all the powder was melted I set the acetate aside to create my card base. I used some green cardstock and created an A2 size card base. Unfortunately the antique gold looked a little blah with the green behind it so I decided to mount it onto some red cardstock first using a few dots of Multi Medium Matte behind the flowers. I also added some gold washi tape along the top and bottom of the acetate so the corners wouldn't lift.
Next I mounted it onto my green card base. For the sentiment I die cut the word "believe" 3 times from the same green cardstock and stacked them together. I took some more of the antique gold embossing powder to create an ombre effect on my sentiment and attached it to my card with more of the Multi Medium Matte.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope I was able to provide a little inspiration for you! For a full list of supplies head on over to my blog
Happy Holidays and a safe and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Stamptangle Christmas Tree

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again with an amazing Christmas card.  Can you believe it's only 11 days till Christmas?

Today I'm using I've the Stamptangle Christmas Tree.  At 3 1/2" x 4", it's the perfect size to take center stage on a card.  Isn't it lovely?

I stamped the tree with green ink, then added an assortment of Dew Drops to emphasize parts of the tree.  I didn't want to add color as I wanted the design to truly show.
There are lots of stamptangle products in the store.  You need to check them out.
Thanks for stopping by today and come back again to see what the design team has created.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Coffee Joy

Today’s card is a mix of elegance and fun.  The elegance comes from the delicate, dry embossed background and decorative, elongated ornaments with bows.  The fun comes from the addition of the little coffee cups for a coffee themed card. 

The Stamptangle Teardrop Ornament were colored with a mix of watercolors and Copic Markers.  They were fussy cut and popped up on the card front.  The Cup of Joe was stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink, punched out with a circle punch, and also popped up. 

The Joy To The World sentiment comes from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet.  It was stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on coordinating cardstock and layered on blue. 

Do you know a coffee lover that would be thrilled to get a Christmas card like this?

E. Marie

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Patterned Christmas Trees

Hi Everyone! It is April here again. I hope you are having a good day. The Christmas season is moving right along and we may be in a crunch to finish up those Christmas cards! I have a quick Christmas card to show you today. I used a pad of coordinated Christmas card stock to make this card which helps to make the card come together easier!

I used 2 of the patterned papers for the background, one being used as a frame around the blue star background piece. I stamped and embossed with black embossing powder onto the red and green patterned papers using the Stamptangle Christmas Trees. I fussy cut them and adhered them to the background. I added small pearls to look like falling snow. That is all there is to it!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Come join in our December card challenge. You can get all the details here, and you might also win a prize!

Merry Christmas!!


Thursday, December 8, 2016

A Sprinkle of Sparkle...

Good day Lovelies,
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. Today I am going to share my card featuring a fun and unique stamp. It's another wonderful zentangle inspired creation.
This stamp was fun to color up so I decided to use holiday colors with a little sprinkle of snow glitter for a little sparkle! I am all about the sparkle. This fun stamp is called Stamptangle Christmas Tree and it can be found in the store with a great selection of Stamptangle stamps that is sure to please everyone. I hope you like my creation, check  the blog daily for lots more inspiration.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Stamptangle Stars - Stamping with watercolor crayons

Hello!  Today I have a couple cards to share using a technique where you stamp with a watercolor crayon instead of ink.  It is loads of fun and also easy!

(I added some splatter to this card.  It is stamped on mixed media paper.)

My watercolor crayons are from Prima and they call them Watersoluble Oil Pastels.  There are plenty of other brands that have a similar product, including gelatos.  (Note that the distress crayons are not supposed to work for this technique.)

First, I colored all over my stamp with the lightest color crayon, and then added the darker two colors randomly.  I then spritzed two or three sprays of water right onto the stamp.

(These were stamped on regular cardstock.)

I went ahead and stamped this three times, without reinking or spraying more water on the stamp.  You can see that your look will vary a little based on how much crayon you apply to the stamp and how wet it is.  There is no wrong or right for these amounts - experiment and see what you like.

The great thing about this watercolor technique is that it works well on all the papers I have tried.  Regular cardstock and watercolor paper both work great.  My favorite results are on a Mixed Media paper -- they just seemed a little more vibrant.

(For this card, I used less splatter.  It is stamped on mixed media paper.)

The stamps I used in these projects are the Stamptangle Star - Large, Stamptangle Star - small, Have a Wonderful Christmas Sentiment and "Holiday Magic" is from the Sentiments 3 Unmounted Sheet.  Remember, you can choose from wood mount, cling mount or unmounted stamps when you shop at Just for Fun!

This is a second card design I made using one of the stars I stamped on regular cardstock in the tutorial.

If you do not have any watercolor crayons right now, try any of your water based markers for a similar look.

Don't forget to link your Christmas and Winter projects to the Just for Fun December Challenge!  You do not need to use JFF stamps for these, but if you do, you get an extra entry for the gift certificate drawing!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Stained Glass Stamptangle Christmas Tree

Hey ya'll!  Jenn here again! Hope everyone is having a good week so far! I know mine has been busy busy with Christmas quickly approaching. I am still trying to finish all of my Christmas cards. I woulda probably be done if I could stick to one or two card designs, but as many of you probably know from experience, is almost impossible with all the awesome stamps out there. The stamp I used for my card today is no exception. Its the single Christmas Tree from JFF's Stamptangle collection.
 I have been wanting to try this technique using this stamp since I laid eyes on it and I finally got the chance. Most people call it the stained glass technique. Its when you heat emboss en image on a piece of vellum and color in the backside of the image to give it a softer look. 
I began by heat embossing the tree with some Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. Next I colored the backside of my image in with my Copic markers. You want to make sure you do this with bright colors so they will be visible through the front.

Once I had the image completely filled in I rubbed Versa Mark along the edges of the panel and heat embossed more of the liquid platinum around the edges. I mounted the panel onto some Nennah Solar white cardstock and adhered the whole thing to an A2 sized card base. I decided it needed a little something so I cut and layered the Merry Christmas sentiment out of the same solar white cardstock and added it along the bottom of my card.
I love how this turned out. Not to mention that it was super simple and quick to make as well! Hope I provided some inspiration for you today. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Nutcrackers & Stamptangle

Hi guys, it's Jen, and I am really excited about today's card so thanks for stopping in.

I have been anticipating using this stamp since I got it back in October and I finally was able to get it out and put it to good use. I am so glad that I have a beautiful stamp that not only combines my love for nutcrackers but also my love for this new stamptangle trend!!

This card came together very easy with very limited material. I started with a whisper white card base and then decided to mat and layer on top of that. The lovely pattern paper is from The Paper Studio's "All Seasons 4" pack and was layered onto some blue foil paper. I kept the border very small because that foil tends to be bright and I just wanted a little peeking out. I then decided to wrap some thick white ribbon around it and of course I popped up that nutcracker with 3-D tape. 

If you are in love with this stamp or even the stamptangle line then make sure to head on over to Just For Fun and shop around. The nutcracker stamp can be found here

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure to come on over to Scrap Shack Designs and say "Hello." 

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