Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Best Things in Life are Sweet!

Today's card features some of the new Summer 2017 stamps combined with the September Card Sketch challenge.
I wanted to test out a masking technique using rubber cement and watercolor stamping.  I chose some images with simple shapes that would be easy to paint over with the rubber cement and a paint brush, and a sentiment to go with it.
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Product ID: D4027 Citrus Slices
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I stamped the single slice using a Faber Castell Big Brush marker in Orange Glaze. Pitt Artist pens are India ink making them waterproof. I painted over the image with rubber cement and an old paint brush. I rinsed my brush with water and the glue removed easily.

I let the glue dry completely before I stamped over it. The photo below was my first sample that I did not use. I misted the citrus slice with water after I stamped it with water color , but I wanted a sharper image in the foreground - that's why I stamped another panel in India ink. You can see how the rubber cement resisted the water and stamping in this photo though. When the watercolor paper was dry, I just rubbed the rubber cement off with my finger.

I think it worked better than fussy cutting a mask! I added some Diamond Stickles for sparkle on the segments. 

There's still time! You have until 9:00 PM (EST) tonight to submit an entry for the monthly challenge.

Make something using the sketch and link it up for a chance to win a gift certificate from JFF Rubber Stamps online store!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Happy Halloween

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

I began by inking the trees with both black and brown ink.

I stamped the tree, keeping it simple, before I realized the name of the stamp!

Once I realized it's name, I created a second card.  I stamped the tree as I did for the first card, but then I re-stamped the moon on yellow cardstock.  Next, I die cut the moon and placed it on the main image, lining up the tree branches.

Both cards use Happy Halloween sentiments from Sentiment 1.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Not Lost

The new Lighthouse Silhouette is today’s featured image.  Instead of using the usual black for this silhouette image, I chose to use a dark brown.  The image was stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on decorative cardstock from K & Co.  This was die cut with Spellbinders’ Valiant Honor Card Creator Etched Die and ink was sponged around the edges before removing the die.  This was added to layers of dark brown and light blue.

The sentiment, Not All Who Wander are Lost, goes so well with the lighthouse, that guides the way.  It was heat embossed in light blue to coordinate with the light blue layer.

There are still a few days left to enter the current sketch challenge.  Find more information here.

E. Marie

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Happy Birthday

Hi! It is designer April here again from Stampwilly Designs. It seems that I am always needing birthday cards, so I am showing you a birthday card I made following the sketch challenge we are having this month.

I ran white card stock through a dotted swiss embossing folder. The fun balloon patterned paper was cut using the Spellbinders Labels 8 die. I used Diamond Glaze on the dark pink balloon. You can see the shine on the right top of it. I colored and fussy cut the Gift Cube stamps and pop dotted them at the bottom of the card. I added polymer dots coming out of the open gift and green ribbons to the right side of the card. I used the birthday saying from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet.

I would love for you to join the sketch challenge for this month. You could win a gift certificate to the store! We would love to see your wonderful cards.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!


Thursday, September 21, 2017

A September Bunny

Hi ya JFFRS peeps, today I am sharing a cute little bunny card with you.  I've got LOTS of rabbits in my garden eating away at my Hostas and rose bushes. They are so cute!
I inked these cuties up using Copics and mounted them on some fun paper! This stamp and a whole new selection of stamps can be found at the JFFRS store.  Don't forget to join in on the monthly challenges and visit the blog for lots more inspiration!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Peacock Feather notecard

Hello, from design team member, Heidi!  Thanks for stopping by the Just for Fun Rubber Stamps blog!  I like to keep some pretty all-occasion notecards around at all times.  I might want to sent a photograph to a family member or send a note of encouragement to a student who just moved off to college.

I made this card using the Peacock Feather stamp.  It is so pretty, it can really stand alone on a card.  I inked it up with three colors of Distress Oxide ink.  I used a pigment ink since I planned to stamp right on a colored cardstock and I knew that it would give me full coverage.  

After adding the sentiment (from the Just a Note Word Block set) with black ink, I just added some pretty rhinestones from my stash.  

I hope you will have some time to be creative today!  Why not try out our September Sketch challenge!  Find that sketch and instructions on how to enter here!  You could be the random winner of a gift certificate to the JFF store!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Witches, Ghosts, & Magic

Hi Guys, It's Jen here from The Scrap Shack. Today's project is a little different from the cards that  I typically post, but it really showcases the new seasonal stamps from JFF and I couldn't resist posting it. 

This pocket letter was created for a "Halloween Extravaganza" swap and is made from a 12" x 12" pocket sleeve. Pocket Letter's are really fun because it's like decorating 6 cards in 1 (Plus you get to gain a new pen pal!!)

Each card was hand made using pattern paper and seasonal embellishments. I also decided to pull out some of those fabulous Just For Fun Halloween stamps and add a little bit more to those blank spaces. 

I love these stamps! I used Witch's Laundry and the Witch Silhouette, Large for the front and then since I'm placing some additional goodies in the back I stamped the ghost onto some vellum and the witche's magic onto some white cardstock, this way my new Pen Pal can play around with these awesome images also. 

Thanks so much for checking out my project today! I hope you were inspired. Please also make sure to check out those new stamps over at Just For Fun and you can also check out more inspiration on my blog Scrap Shack Designs. Happy Crafting! 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Fireflies or Lightning Bugs?

What do you call the insects that fly around in the summer and have a rear section that glows in the dark? Fireflies or lightning bugs? I guess it depends on where you live...

I've heard them called both here in Louisiana, but we always called them fireflies! 
I used five different new release stamps to create my scene, the small canning jar, canning jar wire handle, firefly outline, firefly silhouette, and the old crooked tree. The sentiment was created using an old font stamp set from my stash. Check out the JFF Rubber Stamps online store for more new releases and join our monthly challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to buy some of them for yourself! This month's challenge is to use this card sketch...lots of creative possibilities! 

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I can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Happy Halloween Witch

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

I love this Moonlit Witch Silhouette.  As I wanted to keep the focus on the witch, I stamped her in black ink and then stamped the surrounding images in shades of blue and green.

Because of the design of the stamp, I thought she'd look great peaking out of a card, so I die cut a circle in the card front and added a die cut border on top.  The stamped image was placed behind the die cut opening.

Happy Halloween is from Sentiments 1 which I stamped on the same paper as the die cut border.  I then mounted it on black cardstock and added it to the card with foam adhesives.
 My next card uses the Witches Magic stamp.

I love the fun whimsical nature of this stamp.  I can almost see the shoes and broom dancing around the room, can't you? 

I also used Happy Halloween from Sentiments 1 to grace the side of this card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 11, 2017

You Are Fabulous

It has been very hard for many this weekend and so I thought I would share a colorful and uplifting card today.

The new Paint Brushes and Small Canning Jar images were used on this card.  The Small Canning Jar was stamped over the Paint Brush image and both were colored with Copic Markers.  They were fussy cut, layered on black, and cut again.

This was layered on a background created by streaking ink on glossy cardstock.  I used reinkers on a piece of felt on a handle and ran this across a piece of glossy several times.  The sentiment,  You Are Fabulous, was stamped along the side in black.

E. Marie

Saturday, September 9, 2017

A Colorful World

Hi! It is designer April here from Stampwilly Designs. I hope you are having a good day. I want to show you a card I made using some of the great new stamps that have just been released. You can find all of them here.

On this card I used the CJ-Canning Jar Large, Paint Brushes and Colorful and Happy stamps. The background was made by dropping Color Burst colors on watercolor paper and spritzing the colors lightly with water. I stamped the brushes onto the background and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. The metal areas were colored with a silver paint pen. The jar was stamped on acetate using Staz On ink and fussy cut. I adhered the jar over the brushes. You can see the shine on the left side of the jar. The saying was layered on red card stock for a border and adhered across the front.

There are so many things one can do with this jar stamp!

I hope you will enter our sketch challenge for this month. We would love to see your creations and you may even win a gift certificate to the store!

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


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Reuse, Recycle, Brighten & Unique...

Good day peeps, today's post is all about reusing and/ or recycling images! Have you ever stamped up an image, colored it and then decided it wasn't worthy to make it onto a project or card? That happens to me more than I would like to admit. I have a solution that works well for me. What is it? Keep reading and hopefully you will get an idea or two on what you can use your somewhat unloved images for.
I am a stationary and planner addict. I can't pass by a shelf that holds paper, planners and pens. So I figured instead of using my normal planner stamps or stickers, I would re-use some unloved images. I like to call those my "test" mock-ups.  It's a great way to add color and interest whilst reducing waste. Do you have any ideas that you could use your unloved images on? How about that calendar hanging on your wall or fridge? Maybe you could add them to an envelope that you are mailing to a friend. What ever the use you come up with, the end result will be bright, unique to you AND you can say it was recycled!
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

At River's Edge - Anniversary Card

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  Did you see Just for Fun's new Summer 2017 Release?  It includes fun stamps for fall and even Christmas, and has many lovely silhouette stamps and scene stamps!  The stamp I used today is call At River's Edge and it is such a lovely, romantic scene!

This card was easy to put together. I stamped right on some patterned paper called Aquarelle by LoveNicole.  (You could mimic this patterned paper with watercolors, if you wanted.) I then used distress ink to sponge around the edges.  I added a black mat to bring out the image and then stamped the sentiment from Sentiment Set 1 on a scrap piece patterned paper.  A little heart rhinestone anchors the sentiment to the rest of the card.

I hope you are having a great day!  

Monday, September 4, 2017

Water Block Halloween Stamp

Hi Guys Jen here with a really festive card. Today I have a video tutorial showing off a really awesome technique. If you follow me on Facebook at all then you already know that I have been super addicted to watercolor everything, from the cards and coffee workshop next month to even making gorgeous backgrounds for these festive cards. 

This technique is so super simple to do, and like with any water coloring technique, it produces amazing results every time. For the card above I simply used the technique for the background and then stamped and embossed the front. 

This technique would work awesome with any of our new stamps including the Moonlit Witch Silhouette one that I used. If you have not had a chance to check out our brand new releases then make sure to hop on over and check them out here

As promised here is the video tutorial showing you how to do this super simple technique. 

Thanks for stopping in today and Happy Crafting. 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Take a Walk in the Rain!

I love to walk in the rain. Enjoying those moments of complete freedom is something we forget about doing as adults. Every kid wants to play in the rain, get wet, and splash in puddles! Try it the next time it rains…grab your umbrella and some rain boots and take a walk.
JFF Rubber Stamps Girl with Umbrella Silhouette Skyline Silhouette and Dreaming word art. Club Scrap®card stock from the Lagoon kit.

The metallic silver embossing on dark card stock is so dramatic! I love the effect!

The stamps used on my card are part of the Summer 2017 stamp release at JFF Rubber Stamps here. There are some new fall holiday and winter themed stamps as well as mason jars and outdoor scenes. I am in love with the new Halloween stamps! If you like what you see, join in the new monthly challenge on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog. They switched things up a bit this month…instead of a theme challenge, they are hosting a sketch challenge!

 Make something using the sketch and link up here for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFF Stamps!

 I’ll look for you in the gallery!

 Remember... "Some people feel the rain; others just get wet." ~Roger Miller
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Friday, September 1, 2017

September JFF Challenge - Sketch Challenge!

Happy September!!! Can you believe we're starting the 9th month of the year already?  This month we are going to switch things up a bit and instead of a theme we're going to share a sketch that we'd like you to get creative with!

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You can use this as your jumping off point but please feel free to make it your own!  We can't wait to see what you come up with.  Before we get to the teams designs it's time to share the winner of last month's challenge - Hot Hot Hot!

That winner is (chosen by

Congratulations Theresa - please e-mail me so we can get your JFF Gift Certificate set up!
and now on with the show....

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You have until: 
Saturday, September 30th at 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.
Have fun! - Thanks for joining us!