Saturday, April 28, 2018

Garden Pots

Hi! It is designer April here sharing a card I made using the Windowsill Garden Pots stamp. I am not much of a gardener, but I love flowers. I have taken to planting my annuals in pots. For me they are easier to plant this way and to keep alive!


For the background on this card I used two different green patterned papers and the top one was also embossed with an embossing folder. I stamped the image on white card stock and cut it out using the Gina Marie Stitched Oval die. I colored the pots with Spectrum Noir alcohol inks. I added Flower Soft to the flowers and used Diamond Glaze on the middle pot. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

You still have time to join this month's challenge. The theme is flowers. You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Have a great day!

April


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Watercolor Brushes

Can you believe that April is almost over? 
It seems like time is just flying this year.

Ink Stained Roni here with a fun card to make using the Paint Brushes stamp....


I trimmed a piece of watercolor paper to the general size I wanted and then I just painted away making big swishes of color and letting them blend as they wanted. I may have gotten a bit carried away with the red as it seems to have migrated clear over to the green!  After the paint had dried I went back and stamped just the tips of the paint brushes on the edge of the paper to make it look as if they were playing in the paint!  Made for a fun card don't you think?

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Feel Better Soon

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


This sweet card can be used for any occasion.  I stamped Camp Laundry in the center of a white panel in black ink.  Using a water brush and Memento Markers, I colored in the image.

Next, I lightly inked around image with yellow ink to coordinate with the card.




The panel was layered on yellow and brown cardstock, then added to a yellow and brown card.  The sentiment is from the Sentiments 1 stamp set, and was added to the upper right corner.



Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


Monday, April 23, 2018

Smile




Seems like the weather cannot make up its mind if it is spring or winter.  In my area it has been lovely the last few days.  The flowers are in full bloom and it is so beautiful.  I decided to share a card showing some lovely blooms using the Jar Daisies image.



The image was colored with Copic Markers.  The Small Canning Jar was stamped on heavy vellum and fussy cut.  A little color was added on the back and it was placed over the flower stems.  A die cut “smile” was added to a banner and layered across the jar front.

Hope you are having lovely weather in your area.

E. Marie

Saturday, April 21, 2018

"Electric" Garden

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I was first introduced to Just For Fun Rubber Stamps when I saw some of Roni Johnson's artwork on her blog a few years ago. I was hooked when I scrolled through the JFF website and saw the stamptangle images!  The stamptangle line is inspired by the zentangle technique and the images are so beautiful and intricate. The images are beautiful in black and white, but what a difference a little color makes!
I used the eclectic garden stamptangle image. I wanted the image to really stand out, so I stamped on glossy black card stock with Versamark ink and dusted with a few colors of Perfect Pearls. Boom! An "electric" garden! I buffed over the card with a tissue and set the mica powder with a light mist of water. I love how the mica powders blend into each other!

There's still time to join our monthly challenge!
Click HERE to link up your spring flowers creation for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFF Stamps! I'll look for you in the gallery!


Thursday, April 19, 2018

A Seascape...

Hi JFF fans, DT Carolyn here sharing my latest make. With all the crazy weather going on, I wanted to share a serene and liquid landscape with you.
I created a little seahorse colony  with the stamptangle stamp called "Stamptangle Seahorse" and it is available in the JFF Store. I layered and colored 4 seahorses and found some fun underwater paper for the background. I don't know about you but I am ready for some warm weather!  Stop by the blog daily for more inspiration from out design team inspiration.
Have a crafty day!
Carolyn

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April Daisies - Stamping Two Ways

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  Did you know that the daisy is the birth flower for April?  They are such fun flowers to stamp with.  Today I used a daisy stamp for two different style cards.

My first card is very clean and simple.  I heat embossed the daisy on three colors of cardstock, cut them into squares and mounted them onto black frames.  I then used a daisy embossing folder underneath to create an interesting spot to arrange my flowers.


My second card is more organic.  I colored my daisies with alcohol markers and fussy cut them out.  I then stamped the tattered screen background stamp in tan, and arranged my flowers from corner to corner.  This reminds me of a daisy chain!


The stamp is from this set, Flora and Fauna Unmounted Sheet, which has to be my favorite set of stamps from Just for Fun.  Look at all those lovely flowers, foliage and a couple bugs!  


This set can be found in the store HERE!
The tattered screen can be found in the store HERE!
The sentiment is part of a little set found HERE!

Thanks so much for visiting the blog today!  Our April Challenge theme is Spring Flowers, so we sure do hope you will click on the challenge link in the sidebar and play along.  There is a prize to be won!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Stamptangle Turtles and layered butterflies

Today I have a really fun card that features one of my favorite stamptangle stamps, the 
StampTangle Sea Turtle 2 from Just For Fun stamps. If you have followed along with me at all then you know that this is one of the best stamp lines that anyone on the market offers, I simply adore it and cannot get enough of them. Here take a look for yourself. 


I mean seriously, how can you not LOVE this line. 

For this card I took a piece of sea foam cardstock (I mean what other color would match that stamp perfectly) and I stamped that sea turtle stamp on the background using Topiary colored ink. I wanted this to show but not be the focal point of the card so I then decided to pair it with that beautiful kraft cardstock and started to layer. 

To pop up the focal image a little more I used two of my dies to create a rigid, stitched squares. These dies come in a set of about 6 so I simply picked out two sizes that were close but not the same and again with the layers. 


The turtle was stamped onto a piece of vellum using black ink. I then decided to flip it over to the back and color in the image using alcohol markers. I flipped the paper over because I did not want my alcohol markers to mess up the image's ink. 

For the finishing touches I decided to wrap some green twine around the card front and to stamp a "hello" sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock. The "hello" stamp comes from Just For Fun and can be located here

Following the same steps I also decided to use the 2-sided butterfly stamp and create a duplicate card. 


With the butterfly card I simply switched out the cardstock colors so that I was using the kraft as my primary background. I also decided to stamp this image onto some white cardstock and again colored it in using my alcohol markers. 


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you were inspired. 





Saturday, April 14, 2018

A Rose is a Rose ......

Hello! It is designer April again and I want to show you a card featuring this beautiful rose stamp. My dad had a beautiful rose garden for many years. He really babied them and we had such gorgeous roses from his labor. However, I am not one that is good with plants, so I am glad there are now Knock Out roses that I don't have to care for as much! LOL!


The background on this card is rose patterned paper that I layered onto a dotted patterned paper. I also used the dotted paper to punch the border. I stamped and fussy cut the Notebook Scrap and then I stamped the Long Script stamp on it. The rose was colored with colored pencils and Gamsol and also fussy cut. Everything was put together on a white card base and then the edges were sponged with brown Distress ink.

We would love for you to join in this month's challenge. The theme for this challenge is flowers. We would love to see what you make!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

April

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dolphin Seascape

Hello my inky friends, Ink Stained Roni here! I wanted to share three different projects using the lovely Dolphin Seascape Silhouette stamp.


For my first card I went for a classic silhouette by stamping the image on watercolor paper, after it had dried I sprinkled Brusho Colour Crystals over the paper and spritzed with water.  These crystals are perfect for creating an underwater scene.


My next card was made by coloring each individual section of the stamp with a different Memento Dual Tip marker. Simply color the image, breath on the ink (to moisten it all) and stamp!  



My final card is my favorite. I stamped it with Bahama Blue ink then I used a tie-dye stencil over top which I sponged a bit of green, grey and blue inks making sure not to stencil over the dolphin.  Adds an incredible depth to the image.



Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Tis the Season

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 know Christmas is 3 months ago, however, I discovered this Christmas Lantern stamp and wanted to use it.


I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then fussy cut it.  Next, I used Memento Markers to color the image.


Die cutting 2 layers of red cardstock, I placed them atop another panel of red which was added to a card.  The Lantern was then popped onto the card.  "tis the season from the Sentiment 1 stamp set was stamped, matted and added below the Lantern.


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Monday, April 9, 2018

Another Birthday Card?





The card theme I use the most is Birthday.  It seems like there is always someone I know celebrating another year and I need a birthday card for them.  When I color an image or create a card design I really like, I try to make duplicates to keep on hand.  Adding some variation to the card layout helps me create additional cards.



Fellow designer, April Williams, recently celebrated a birthday so I needed to make her a card.  I wanted to use the Three Delightful Cupcakes image so I stamped it with Memento Ink and colored with Copic Markers. 



After adding glitter to the cupcakes, this was layered on  some designer birthday paper, along with The Best Things in Life... sentiment.  Fun and easy, and perfect for a man, woman, or child.



I really liked how the cupcakes came out and still had some of the designer paper so I created a 2nd card.  I needed a card for a  a sketch 


so decided to combine both.



I used all the same colors but changed the layout to match the sketch, added some ribbon, and used the ...cupcake kind of day sentiment.

Which card is your favorite?

E. Marie

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Welcome HOME!

I am ready for the spring pollen season to be over so that I can paint my front door. The pollen is everywhere! I haven't hung anything on my front door because it would be covered with pollen in minutes. In the meantime, I've been pinning on Pinterest for some fun spring door decor ideas. Today's card is inspired by some of the spring door wreaths I've been admiring!


I used two stamps to create my card, the Bunch of Petunias and the Stamptangle Dragonfly
 I heat embossed the dragonfly and trimmed along with some of the petunias and leaves. I pieced the petunias together and attached everything to my faux grapevine wreath. I found some font stickers in my stash and attached everything to a piece of card stock that I embossed with a wood grain embossing folder. Now, that looks like welcome home! 

The April JFF challenge has begun and the theme is Spring Flowers. Link up your spring floral creation for a chance to shop at jffstamps.com. I'll look for you in the gallery!



Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Analogous Colors - Spring Floral Teacup Cards

Hello from designer, Heidi!  Today, I would like to share just a little about color theory and how you can use this with your stamping.


(Image from TigerColor.com)

Analogous colors are those that are next to each other on the color wheel.  For example, cyan, green and yellow-green are analogous.  Generally, if you choose from three to five of these from the color wheel, they will look harmonious in your design.

Sometimes, if you use too many colors in a card, it will just look too busy, but also, rules are made to be broken, so use your judgement.


I used this basic principle when coloring my Floral Teacup stamp.  I made this first version in warm tones.  I was purposeful about where I added my colors so that they were distributed throughout the bouquet.  I added white gel pen as an accent.

My second card uses cool pastel tones.  Although I used pink papers for both backgrounds, each design has a different look.



You can buy the stamps I used today in the Just for Fun store! 
Most stamps are available in wood-mount, cling, or unmounted!
Floral Tea Cup is found HERE!
Feel Better Soon found in this unmounted set found HERE!
Thank You found HERE!



Our Monthly Challenge for April is to use SPRING FLOWERS!  Hope you will play along!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Heidi @MyLittleStampingBlog

Monday, April 2, 2018

Inked and Sponged Stamptangle Flourish

Hi Guys it's DT member Jen from Scrap Shack Designs. For today's card I decided to try something a little different and instead of using a flower stamp I used the Stamptangle Leaf Flourish stamp as a border and created this card.


To start this card off I heat embossed that beautiful flourish stamp set and then used ranger white embossing powder to really make it stand out. I then took some purple ink and sponged the edge working my way end. My tip when sponging is to start off the paper and then work it inwards, this will give you the gradient look that you see above. 

Once I was done stamping, embossing, and inking I grabbed an embossing folder and ran the whole card front through my Big Shot. The card was beautiful looking as it was but I could not help adding my new floral die cuts and some clear gems to finish it off. 

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Happy Crafting! 

~ Jen ~ 


Sunday, April 1, 2018

April JFF Card Challenge - Spring Flowers!

Happy Easter! Today starts the April 2018 monthly card challenge and our theme is Spring Flowers!


First, we'd like to congratulate our March 2018 challenge winner (selected by random.org)...




Congratulations Sherry ! Please contact wendy@bellinosonline.com to claim your prize!

Now for some spring flower inspiration from the JFF Design Team!



Jen


Roni

Steph



You have until: 

Monday, April 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 gift certificate 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.

We would love to have you play along!

JFF Design Team