Wednesday, October 31, 2018

JFF October 2018 Challenge - Halloween!

 If you have it, haunt it and join us for a "spooktacular" challenge this month!


Our winner for the September challenge, chosen by random.org, is Pam Sebring a.k.a. Craftyhair Lady


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

Here's some "fangtastic" Halloween inspiration from the JFF Design Team!

Wendy

Heidi

Lisa

E. Marie

April

Steph

You have until: 
Wednesday, October 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:

Only U.S. addresses will be eligible for prizes

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!



Happy Halloween!

Hello and Happy Halloween from all of us at Just for Fun Rubber stamps.  Design Team member, Heidi, here today, sharing one last Halloween card.


I stamped the *new* Bat Bouquet stamp 4 times to make a wreath. It really was easy to do this without any stamp positioner or anything, but you could use one if you prefer.  I used purple distress oxide ink and spritzed it with water before stamping to get some extra texture. I then stamped the Silhouette Witch, Large and heat embossed her with black. 

 At first, I tried this without heat embossing, but over the oxide ink, you could see the ghosting of the bat image through the witch (and however Halloween-y that is, I didn’t prefer that look).  I finished the card off with the popped up sentiment and the sparkley gems. I am so pleased with this card.  It is a non-standard size, and would also make a cute wall hanging.  

Thank you for visiting the JFF blog today!  Have a safe and Happy Halloween, and be sure to enter any last minute Halloween projects in our challenge by 9 pm EST.  



Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Halloween Greetings



Halloween is around the corner, with a night full of spooks and goblins.  Check out this cutie, sneaking through the woods.



I used one of the upcoming images and heat embossed it in white on dark blue cardstock.  The image was stamped again in black, colored with colored pencils, and fussy cut.  This was layered on top of the 1st image, leaving a spooky white outline around the image.  The Cluster of Stalks was stamped in black on top of it.



The Halloween Greetings sentiment (Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet) was heat embossed at the top and black ink sponged around the outer edges.  This card front was layered on orange, black, and white.

Have a fun Halloween and be safe!


Monday, October 29, 2018

Trick or Treat

Thanks for stopping by today. As you already know I simply LOVE Halloween and with it being this weekend I figured why not post another wonderful Halloween Just for Fun card. If you have not stopped by the shop to check out all of the beautiful Holiday stamps that Just For Fun offers then head on over there right now, I promise I will wait for you to return. 


This wonderful and very square card uses one of the JFF cubed Halloween Stamps which was colored in using watercolor pencils. I used a lot of layers on this card including the distressed purple layer and the wonderful designer series paper from Echo Park. The stamped image was layered onto a gold doily to create more focus and allow the smaller sized stamp to stand out against a larger background. 

Thanks so much for checking out my card today.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Hi, it is designer April here. Are you ready for the little ghosts and goblins coming on Halloween? We only have about 4 or 5 to come to our door. I wish we had more! I love seeing the little ones dressed up in their cute costumes.



I have used two brand new fun stamps that will be up on the web site soon! I colored the image using alcohol markers, fussy cut it and pop dotted it to the card. The background is some fun Halloween paper I had in my stash. I also stamped the bat twig stamp beside the image. I made black goop on the patterned paper by using a Martha Stewart punch!

You still have a few days to join in our Halloween challenge. A random chosen winner will receive a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Halloween!

April

Stampwilly Designs

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Halloween Scarecrow

Happy Thursday!

Halloween is almost here!  I'm getting the last minute Spooktacular cards finished and mailed out. Last week I attended the Sacramento Stamp and Scrapbook expo crop where all I did was stamp and color.  I hate dragging tons of supplies to crops so I tried to keep it simple this year.
Just for Fun Stamp. Club Scrap papers. American Craft ribbon. Unknown washi tape. Crafter's Square title Copic markers. 

This scarecrow is a new addition to the Halloween selection of stamps at Just for Fun Rubber Stamps.

There is still time to share your artwork in our Halloween Challenge. We would love to see your creations! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Dream Girl

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



I used Dream Girl, stamping her with black ink and coloring her with Copic Markers.  She was die cut, matted with a larger die and added to a pink and green card.  Because of the words in her hair, I kept the card simple.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph



Saturday, October 20, 2018

Portrait of a Tiny Black Kat

I whipped up a spooky Halloween tag for today's post! 

Don't you love the portrait of the Tiny Black Kat


It's been awhile since I've gotten messy with my Gel Press. I tried something new to me and it worked! I rolled some black paint onto my press with a brayer and pressed my Spider Web Cuttlebug embossing folder onto the ink and made a print. 


I ended up covering up most of my printed background with other techniques, but the ghost-like spider web image was kinda eerie! I added some texture to the print with some Versamark ink and a damask print stencil and heat embossed with copper foil embossing powder. I distressed the lace with some Black Soot Distress ink as well as the tips of the felt roses. I found the number stickers in my stash and added some ribbon. 


Here are a few more past samples of cards and tags I've made using the Tiny Black Kat...




Join the JFF Design Team for our Halloween challenge and a chance to shop at JFF Stamps. The Halloween collection is awesome! 


Click HERE to link up your spooky creation!



Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Moonlit Witch Silhouette with Alcohol Inks

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I have a spooky Halloween card today.  I had done some backgrounds using the Floating Alcohol Ink technique, and because of my color choices, they work well for a crazy Halloween sky.  Here is a link to a video that shows you how to do this technique.  It is an odd one for alcohol inks, because you use regular cardstock, but it is a fun and different way to use them.



Couldn’t have been simpler to finish this card once I had that background done.  I stamped right over my background, then stamped a second time on yellow paper, and paper pieced the moon.  

The stamps I used on my card can be found in the JFF Online Store.  

Moonlit Witch Silhouette is found HERE and can be purchased as wood mount, cling or unmounted.
Unmounted Sentiment set 1 is found HERE.

Don’t forget about our Halloween Challenge!  



Monday, October 15, 2018

Batty Halloween




The October Challenge at the Just For Fun Blog is Halloween.  I created these two Halloween Cards using the same three images with just a slight difference.  The little bats are part of the upcoming Just For Fun release.




Both cards used the same decorative/colored layers.  The colorful center was created by sponging Distress Inks on white cardstock.  The Doodle Circle was stamped over the light center to create the moon.  I couldn’t decide where I wanted the little bats, in front of the moon or behind the moon.  I decided to try it both ways and share the results with you.  Then I stamped the Happy Halloween sentiment from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet.





Which look do you like best?



Saturday, October 13, 2018

Fall Hello

Hi, it is designer April here showing a Fall card using a pretty brand new leaf stamp that will be on the web site soon.



I stamped and embossed the leaf four times on various Color Burst background papers that I made. They were fussy cut and added to the tree embossed background. I flicked some copper metallic paint across the card and stamped hello at the bottom. Sparkle enamel dots and a cord bow were also added.

We would love to have you join in this month's challenge -- Halloween. You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are having a good day.

April

Stampwilly Designs

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thanksgiving Turkey

I know that Halloween isn't even here yet, but how cute is this new turkey rubber stamp!? He's fun to color.  Fussy cut, not so much :) He should be available soon in the Just for Fun online store. 

Just for Fun stamps. Club Scrap papers. American Crafts twine. Chameleon colored pencils. Recollections washi tape. Tonic Nuvo drops. 

1. Splattered brown distress inks onto the background.  
2. Add three different washi tapes vertically.
3. Wrap twine around card panel and adhere to card base. 
4. Stamp turkey, color and fussy cut. Stamp sentiment on background panel.
5. Adhere turkey to panel with dimensional foam. 
6. Add Nuvo drops and let dry. 

Don't forget to join our Halloween challenge over at the Just for Fun blog. You could win a gift certificate to the store just for linking your artwork. 


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Enjoy Life

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


Using a scrap of pattern paper, I stamped the Michelangelo Background stamp on top with black ink.  I love the effect.  The panel was matted with cardstock, then added to a gray card.  A canvas tag was placed on top and enjoy life was added across the center.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


Monday, October 8, 2018

Happy Halloween - Witch Silhouette

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays so of course I had to go all out and make a wonderful Halloween card to celebrate the occasion. 


This card was easy to put together using the Moonlit Witch Silhouette stamp set and some paper from Echo Park and the Paper Studio. 

I love the silhouette stamps that Just For Fun offers because they are so simple to use and add such a statement to your cards. This image was stamped onto white cardstock using a black ink. It could have easily been embossed and looked just as spectacular. I layered my pattern paper behind it and then tied off some ribbon to cover the seam. As always I finished the card off by adding some accessories from my stash, including the crows and the button. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my project. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Gingerbread House Ornament Card

Hello from design team member, Heidi! I am fitting in more Christmas cards this month, making sure I will have plenty in my stash when the time comes.  I decided to use this darling Gingerbread House Ornament stamp.


I colored the image with alcohol markers, adding Wink of Stella glitter to the snowy portions. (You can probably see this in the detail photo.)  I then stamped out the little peppermint candy in pink and mint, hand cut them out and arranged them at the bottom of the image panel.  This layout idea came from Tuesday Morning Sketches #473.  



The stamps I used on my card today can be purchased in the JFF Online Store.  Most stamps can be purchased as either a wood-mount, cling-mount OR unmounted.

Gingerbread House Ornament is found HERE
Peppermint Candy 1 is found HERE
Merry Christmas is part of Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet.

Thank you for your visit today!  Please stop back again soon for more inspiration from the JFF Design Team!