Monday, April 1, 2019

JFF March 2019 Theme Challenge - "Movement"

 Design Team member, E. Marie here with a new challenge for the month of March. The challenge theme is “Movement”! Something on your card should wiggle, jiggle, slide, roll, flip or fold.  


There are so many different ways you can create movement on a card that it was hard for me to decide what I wanted to do. I decided on a Waterfall Card.


I have always thought they look so fun but have never made one before. This was my chance. I chose a beach theme (Just For Fun has so many stamps for this) but you can use any theme and it really is a lot easier to make than it looks. You can find a complete Waterfall Card tutorial for one here.

Before I share the Design Team creations I need to announce the February 2019 challenge winner chosen by random.org... 



Congratulations Pam! Please contact wendy@bellinosonline.com within 10 days to claim your prize!

Now for a little inspiration from the JFF Design Team!

April

Lisa

Steph


Wendy

 You have until:
Monday, April 1st 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 Facebook, Pinterest 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!


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Thanks

It is April here again today. I am so glad Spring is on the way! I want to show you a Spring card that I made with several stamps. On my last card I used an old technique and today I am using another old but tried and true technique.


First I stamped the Cracked Ice Texture stamp with Versa Mark ink on glossy card stock and then sponged purple and blue Distress inks over it at the top and used two differnet green Distress inks at the bottom. After sponging  on the inks I wiped a tissue over the excess ink. The Versa mark ink acts as a resist and the stamped image shows through.

Next I stamped the Floral Silhouette stamp over the card twice, using black Staz On ink. I stamped the Colorblock Butterfly using Brilliance Pearlescent Purple ink. I fussy cut the image and adhered it to the card. Rhinestones were added to the body of the butterfly. A thanks die was added to the top of the card.

I hope that you will join our current challenge. The theme this month is to add movement to your card. Just above you can see samples from the design team. You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

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

APRIL




Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Happy Birthday Daisies

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


I used the Cone Daisies, stamping them on white cardstock with black ink and coloring them with assorted Memento Markers.


Using Lawn Fawn dies, I die cut the image into 2 parts and lightly inked the edges with beige ink.


I created a card from kraft cardstock and assembled the card, placing a layer of kraft cardstock between the layers


Happy birthday is from Sentiments 1 stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


Monday, March 11, 2019

Here's To Warmer Days




Since some of our followers are still buried in snow, here is a card to warm you up.  The same colors and images from our challenge post, along with a few additional ones, were used on this card.



An older frame image was stamped and sponged with distress ink and fussy cut.  The Chambered Nautilus, Flip Flops, and Mother and Baby Dolphins were stamped on these cut out pieces and layered on a background created with Distress Oxide Inks.  The Stamptangle Seahorse and Sand Dollar were stamped in brown and lightly colored.  They were fussy cut and popped up over the other images.  The Happy to Sea You sentiment was added to the corner.



A little cording and various layers were added to complete this card.

Here is to warmer days.


Sunday, March 10, 2019

Card Tutorial: Heard You Caught a Bug!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I have a special card to share with you today, complete with a picture tutorial!  

 Just for Fun’s Monthly challenge for March is a really fun one!  You are to incorporate some feature in your card that has movement.  Lots of fun inspiration from the design team this month.

https://justforfunrubberstamps.blogspot.com/2019/03/jff-march-2019-theme-challenge-marie.html

For my card, I decided to do a fancy card fold called the Dangler.  It is not very well known at all, but it is very easy! (Now, that’s my kind of fancy fold!!!)  I included a short picture tutorial for you. First here is my card.  (I added two photos of the inside dangler.)




Cute, right?  Let me show you how easy it is. 

You can click on any of the photos to take a closer look.

First you need a strip of cardstock that is 8.5 inches long.  The one I have shown is 1.5 inches wide, but that can vary according to your preferences.  I just wouldn’t make it too thin, as it will be holding your dangled items.


Score at 2 1/8 inch, 4 1/4 inch and 6 3/8 inches.  I marked mine with pencil to be sure they photographed well, but of course you will just score.

Fold your strip like the shape of the letter W. 


At this point, create your danglers.  You need to stamp two small images, and then sandwich them around some twine.  You can cut them out with scissors, or use a little circle die. I like to use liquid glue and then set an acrylic block on top as it dries.  (But use whatever strong adhesive you like.)






Use scotch tape to hang the dangler anywhere you choose on the inside two rectangles of your cardstock. Use your bone folder or fingernail to press the tape down firmly.   This is optional, but you could add another piece of cardstock over top of this section to make it look very neat. But this part will be mostly hidden.


Then, you just apply this to the inside of your completed A2 size card, as shown, at the top edge of the card.  Apply glue just to the outside of the W, where it is to make contact with the card base.


This is what the card looks like from the top.  It does fold flat enough for mailing.


Decorate the inside of your card however you like.




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The stamps I used to make this card can be found in the JFF Online Store.  Keep in mind that the stamps are available as Wood Mount, Cling Mount or Unmounted.  You choose which you prefer before you add it to your cart.

Small Jar stamp
Caught a Bug sentiment
The entire JAR/FILLING category of stamps.

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THANK YOU for visiting today!  I hope you will come back again soon!


http://mylittlestampingblog.blogspot.com

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Imagine

"The faculty of imagination is both the rudder and bridle of the senses." ~ Leonardo Da Vinci 
JFF Stamps Leonardo stamp image and Imagine word art. Club Scrap card stock. 

It's amazing what I can come up with when I let my imagination free! I limited myself to a handful of never used stamps, my box of paper scraps and an action wobble.



Why not see where your imagination takes you and create a card for our "Movement" challenge?



Click HERE for more inspiration from the JFF Design Team and link up your project for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFF Stamps!


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Vino

Hello my crafty friends!  Happy Thursday!  
It's Lisa here today to bring you a fun way to get more from your background stamps. 

I originally created this background last August for our Stripes Challenge. I wanted to hand create stripes but then got sidetracked and designed a totally different card for the challenge. 

These stripes were created by marking off stripes with masking tape and then swiping a distress oxide ink pad along the paper. Remove the tape when the ink is dry and add white stripes with a gel pen. 

I'm still in love with my Wine Background stamp and use it many different ways.  For this card I stamped and colored the image then die cut it into a flag shape. Just add embellishments to finish off your theme. 

Just for Fun background wine stamp. Club Scrap papers. Cuttlebug embossing folder. Creek Bank Flag die. Melissa Frances wine bottle die. Ranger Distress Oxide inks. Nuvo drops. American Craft twine. 

Don't forget to join us this month for our movement challenge. 


Have a fabulous day!  

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Hot Air Balloon Card with Paper Tole Technique

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I have a classy birthday card where I did the paper tole technique.  



Basically, I stamped that hot air balloon three times on my patterned paper.  I then cut out each section of the balloon, and layered them.  I use fun foam to pop them up. I find it is a little thinner than foam tape so it is not so thick in the envelope, but it is nice and dimensional!

The background was watercolored using ink from my Distress Oxide inkpads.  It is lovely and smooth and has a nice matte finish.



The stamps I used on my card today can be purchased at the Just for Fun Online stores.  Know that their stamps can be made in unmounted, Cling-foam mounted or Wood Mounted.

May All Your Wishes sentiment

Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, March 2, 2019

Hello

Hello, it is April here today. I love techniques and I decided to use a very old, but fun technique on this card. I enjoy bringing back some old techniques because they feel like new after not using them for awhile!


I used the Joseph's Coat technique on this, but instead of sponging the background with different colors, I used patterned paper. I stamped the Peacock Feather onto the patterned paper and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Next I used Faded Jeans Distress ink and coverd the whole card with the ink. Next, I wiped off the excess ink from the image and the patterned paper popped through the image. I like that with using the blue ink, that you can still see the patterned paper under it. I think this method gives the feather a ghost effect. I added a die cut Hello (no brand) to the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

APRIL

Stampwilly Designs

Friday, March 1, 2019

JFF February 2019 Fusion Challenge - Music and add Purple, Green and Gold!

Hey there! This is Wendy and it's my turn to host for the JFF February 2019 challenge! I have a fun fusion theme for you...


I live in Louisiana and Mardi Gras is in full swing! Music, Mardi Gras colors and good food...laissez les bon temps roulez! I went to Lafayette to visit family over the weekend and had to stop for some Meche's king cake to bring home. YUM! 


Before I share the Design Team creations I need to announce the January 2019 challenge winner chosen by random.org...Congratulations Cornelia!
Please contact wendy@bellinosonline.com to claim your prize. 


Now for a little inspiration from the JFF Design Team! 

April

Heidi

Lisa

Marie

Steph 

Wendy
You have until: 
Tuesday, March 5th 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 Facebook, Pinterest 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!


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Time to Travel Card

Hi everyone, Steph here today  sharing some great stamps that are available from the store.



It's the start of a new year and time to think about traveling and new destinations!  This Destination Background stamp is amazing with the different cities, countries and fonts.  At 4 1/2" x 5 1/2", it's perfect for the focal point of your card.



Using a pattern paper scrap, I covered it with a light layer of Gold Creative Medium.  Once dry, I stamped the Destination Background on top with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  



I matted the panel with red cardstock and wrapped red ribbon around the panel before adding it to a black card.  I added an Eifel Tower chipboard embellishment atop the ribbon.   Not all..... was stamped in Onyx Black ink and placed on top.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph