Tuesday, July 31, 2018

JFF July 2018 Color Challenge - Red, White & Blue

It's the first of the month and we have a new challenge for you!

Our winner for the June challenge, chosen by random.org, is Diane Geer at Serenity Lane Designs

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

Now, for some red, white and blue inspiration from our design team!







You have until: 

Tuesday, July 31th at  9:00 PM  (EST)

to enter with the Linky Tool below!

Don't have a blog, but you want to join the challenge? No problem, you can link from FacebookPinterest or Instagram! Click HERE for instructions!

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 up to 5 challenges as long as it includes the JFF theme/sketch/color combo provided.

We would love to have you play along!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Pretty Poppy

Hi! It is designer April here today. I want to show you a card I made with this pretty poppy stamp called Gathering Pollen. I tried growing some poppy anemones this Spring, but they did not do well. I think poppies are so pretty with their bright red color.

For this card I used a Marianne embossing folder, that also cut out some areas, to make a frame for the poppy. I adhered it to black card stock and then to the white card base. The poppy and bee were colored using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

You still have a few days to join the challenge. The challenge is to use red, white and blue colors. We hope to see you there.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Stampwilly Designs

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Fly Like an Eagle

As July winds down I wanted to share a couple more eagle cards with you...first America the Beautiful using one of the two lovely new Eagle stamps (avaiable soon) is a bit of change on the red, white and blue theme substituting yellow/gold instead. 

The second card is paired with the stamp - Pines Along Stream Silhouette to create a beautiful scene. These eagle stamps are fun to use, so versatile and oh so regal!

Have a great day ~
Ink Stained Roni

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

In Appreciation......

Hi everyone I'm sharing a new card using some great stamps from the store to create my card. 

I created a pinwheel from Rinea Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.  Using a flower and brad, I attached it to a paper straw.  Finally, I adhered the pinwheel to the card.

A sweet sentiment from Sentiments 3 was stamped on white cardstock and matted with red cardstock then adhered to the card.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, July 23, 2018

Scenic Lighthouse

I am partial to scenic lighthouse images and Just For Fun has this lovely Lighthouse image.  It is a simple design and I decide to add just a little enhancement for this card.

The Lighthouse was stamped on watercolor paper.  Using Kuretake ZIG Watercolor Brush Pens, a little color was added to the sand, grass, and the lighthouse.  I did not want to distract from the image, itself.

I recently purchased a pad of Graphic 45’s Sun Kissed Design Paper and this was perfect for the background layers.  I love the sea turtles.

Thank you for stopping by.  Don’t forget there is still time to enter the July monthly challenge of Red, White, and Blue.  Get the detail and enter your project on the blog, here.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Let's Flamingle!

This phrase makes me laugh! 

Don't cha think this would make the perfect girl's night out invite?!

I created today's card for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.

 I stamped the JFF Rubber Stamps BCH-Flamingos  image in Club Scrap sandstone ink, colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol. I trimmed the images for placement and adhered with foam tape. The sentiment was created in Photoshop Elements, printed on smooth white card stock and trimmed. 

I sifted through my drawer of gems and found the matching pearl embellishments. This card panel makes me happy! 

Don't forget the July 2018 Challenge is still going on!

Join us for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFF Stamps. Details and linky party HERE! I'll look for you in the gallery!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Ice Cream Popsicle Cards!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  Thank you for visiting today!  I have been having a lot of fun with this popsicle stamp this summer.  It is easy to color and I like that I can color it in any color I feel like.

I loved adding some stickles glitter glue to the popsicles, but in the second card, I took it a step further and covered the whole thing with glossy accents.  It takes a long time to dry, but it really makes an impact.

You can buy the stamps I used on my cards today in the JFF Store!  Remember, you have the option of wood-mount, cling-mount or unmounted - whatever your preference is!

Ice Cream Bar - Sweet Birthday Wishes - You’re So Sweet

Monday, July 16, 2018

Sunshiny Days (w/ background stamps)

Hi Guys! DT member Jen from Scrap Shack Designs, here today to show off some super summery, super easy cards. Now, earlier this month I showed you how to create a really cute background using inks, if you missed it you can find it here. Well today I am back to show you how to use some really cool background stamps for just that, a really cool background. 

Both cards use the exact same paper line from Echo Park. This was a paper kit so along with the paper it also came with some banners and stickers. In addition to the paper kit I also used 2 Just For Fun background stamps, some CTMH blue burlap twine, and CTMH white gem dots. 

On this first card, I wanted the shoreline stamp to stand out so I kept the design simple. 

I love the "Beach-Seashore" stamps from Just For Fun and this one paired with the paper line perfectly. This stamp is called Pier Silhouette and I simply stamped it onto some whisper white cardstock, which was matted onto blue and then layered onto the base piece of the pattern paper. 

The "Seashells" die cut came straight from the paper pack and was adhered to the card front using 3-D foam tape. Prior to adding the sentiment die cut I decided to wrap around some blue twine. 

This next card came together just as easily. I took the boat sticker and the "Sunshiny day" sticker right from the paper pack. I also used a lot of layering on this card, as well as a blue A2 card base. 

That awesome stamp is from Just For Fun and is called Surf's Up. Instead of stamping this stamp onto white paper I stamped it onto a lightly patterned piece from the paper kit.  I then finished up this card by adding those white dots. 

Well thanks for stopping by today! Hope to see you back here soon. Don't forget to play along with our monthly red, white, and blue challenge. 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Butterfly Kisses

Hi! It is designer April here. I hope you are having a good day. I was playing with string art recently and on this card the string art came out looking like a Gladiolus flower, so I used the Colorblock Butterfly and added it to the card. I stamped it using watercolor markers and then fussy cut it. The saying is from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet. I stamped it on a Spellbinders Fancy Tag die.

We have a fun challenge going on and this month and the theme is to use red, white and blue colors on your project. I hope you will join in and you might even win a gift certificate to the store!

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

                                                                    Stampwilly Designs


Friday, July 13, 2018

Owl Be There!

E. Marie here to share another fun card.  Last month I shared a card using the StampTangle Tri-Circle Block.  Today’s card uses it again in a different way.

The StampTangle Tri-Circle Block was inked with several different green Distress Inks and stamped on white cardstock.  This was fussy cut and layered on yellow cardstock with the Owl Be There For You sentiment stamped in brown along the side.

The small Stamptangle Fancy Owl was stamped three times with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and colored with Copic Markers.  These were fussy cut and parts of two images were tucked behind the Tri-Circle Block, peaking out of the small circle windows.  The remaining full image was adhered in front of the largest circle window, along with the fussy cut Branch.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Let Freedom Ring

In keeping with our Red, White and Blue challenge this month I am posting another card using the brand new eagle stamp (which isn't on the site yet but will be soon). 

The majestic bird was stamped onto white cardstock and matted with blue. The star background was made using the Patriotic Block - a wonderful cube stamp that contains 4 really cool patriotic themed images.

Hope you're staying cool and enjoying your summer!
If you have time why don't you join us for the Red, White and Blue Challenge!
There's still plenty of time to enter and you just might be the lucky winner!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Thanks for Everything

Hi everyone I've got a new card to share  using some great stamps from the store to create my card.

I love this image - Grey Heron at Water's Edge.  I colored the mage with Memento Markers (opting for a pink heron instead of grey), then added additional color with VersaMagic Inks.  

Using scraps from my stash, I assembled the card.  Then I matted the stamped panel with cardstock and placed it.  The sentiment,  from Sentiments 3, was stamped in black ink and matted with a scrap of cardstock.  Then it was place on the card with foam adhesives.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tall Ship

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I have another card to share that goes along with our Red, White and Blue theme!  I find this combo works perfectly for nautical cards.

The background was stamped and heat embossed with white.  I then made a sort of watercolor paint using my blue Distress Ink reinkers and a little water and applied this to the paper.  I simply stamped the Tall Ship with navy blue ink.  I think the red frame really finishes off the card well.

You can buy the stamps I used on my card today in the JFF Online store.  Remember, these are available as wood-mount, cling-mount or unmounted.  You get to choose your favorite.

Thanks for visiting the JFF Blog today!  Hope you will share your Red, White and Blue cards with us this month in our challenge!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Drawing a Blank? Use a Sketch!

Sometimes all it takes is a little spark of creativity and it's time to celebrate! 

I had a stack of paper, a bin of stamps and I drew a blank. I took a Facebook break and this popped up in my feed.

It was just what I needed!
I even stepped out of my comfort zone and handwrote the sentiment with a Perfect Medium pen and some white embossing powder. 

I used the JFF Rubber Stamps small Stamptangle Star for my focal image, heat embossed with red glitter embossing powder and made some watercolor out of gold Perfect Pearls. 

I finished off my card with a glittery brad, foil stars and card stock  from the Club Scrap July 2018 Firecracker kit. 

Our monthly challenge is going on now and our theme for July is Red, White and Blue!

Make something festive and share it with us for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop in the JFF Rubber Stamps online store! I'll look for you at the Red, White and Blue linky party!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Toucan Bright...

Hi ya peeps, today I am sharing a bright and cheerful card. Summer is
now and full swing I am enjoying a lot of sunshine. 
Here is my make
This cute little sassy image is called Funky Toucans and is available now in the JFF store. These cute little guys were colored up using Chameleon pens and I cut them out and used 3D dots to mount the image to the card. Don't forget to stop by the JFF blog and Facebook page for more inspiration from the DT.

A Virtual Card...

Hi ya peeps, today I want to share a "hybrid" card I created using a JFF stamp and a computer generated sentiment for a virtual card. Here it is...
I used the stamp paint brushes in jar. After I took a photo of the card, I opened up the image in Adobe Photoshop Elements and created a sentiment. I saved the project as a 3x4 jpeg image. It is now ready to email out to someone, thus a virtual card.  I colored up the image using copics then cut out the brushes. Don't forget to stop by the blog and Facebook group for lots more inspiration!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Red, White and Blue!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  To those of you in the United States, I want to wish you a very Happy 4th of July!  

Just for Fun Rubber Stamps monthly challenge is Red, White and Blue!  I hope you will play along!

I colored my ice cream popsicles in these colors!  I wanted to use it for a birthday card for my nephew, so I kept is clean and simple, but I did add some glitter glue to the one of the pops to make it more festive.

You can buy the stamps I used for my card in the Just for Fun Rubber Stamps online store.  Remember that you get to choose whether to buy it as a wood stamp, a cling stamp, or unmounted.

 Ice cream barIce cream push popIce pop and Sweet Birthday Wishes.

Thanks for your visit today!  Come back often!