Joy Clair Designs

Acetate Window Cards (with Joy Clair Designs)

Welcome back to the blog! I thought that I would pop in today with a quick and easy card. I say easy even after I made like a bunch of mistakes while making it!

Coloring Medium : Arteza Colored Pencils (Lemon A004, Sunflower A016, Lime A101, Spring Green A042, Sienna Brown A048) and Shabby Shutter Distress Oxide

Firstly I forgot to print a statement till the card was done, so y’all get a sneak peak the the new September release! Then I tried to stamp on the acetate, but my stazon ink pad was dry! And lastly, I feel like the images could have been a little larger! Why I am still sharing the cards? Well I want to show y’all that no one is perfect! And the end results weren’t the worst!

Enough chit chatting, let’s get to the cards! I started by resizing and printing the flower and leaves from the Prized Life Digital Set. Then I colored and fussy cut the images. Then to create the window card base, I started by ink blending the front using a stencil. I cut out about 1.5 inches in the middle of the card front, adhering the two pieces using some acetate. I covered the back of the acetate with white card stock to hide the adhesive. At this point you can use stazon ink to stamp the sentiment onto the acetate, but since my was dried out, I stamped it above and below the window. Lastly I adhered the colored images from the Prized Life Digital Set using some foam tape on to the acetate.

Thanks for stopping by! If you create a card using the Prized Life Digital Set please tag me (@everydayengineered) and @joyclairstamps! Don’t forget to stop by again on the 9th for the new release!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Joy Clair Designs

Joy Clair Designs September 2020 release

Welcome to Release Day!! I’m excited to share a fun project with y’all using the newly release, Seasonal Leaves Digital Set!

As I mentioned before, using digital stamps means not only can you resize the images as you wish, your can also foil them! After years of hoarding my mini minc, I finally turn it on these days!

Copic Combos :

To make these cards I started by cropping Seasonal Leaves Digital Set a little larger than 5.5 x 4.5, and printing it out along with a black rectangle of the same size on heavy weight white cardstock. Then I foiled the background print, and used the ‘leftover’ foil along with the black rectangle to make a second card front. Because the toner transfers the foil, you will be able to see the stamp image show though as there was no foil there from the first card.

Foil : Therm O Web in dazzling orange

For the first card, I trimmed down the fully foiled card front, and added some copic colored images from the Beauty Love Digital Set. Before printing the flower, I edited the image and placed the sentiment in the middle.

Distress Oxides : Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon, Candied Apple

For the second card with the image foiled, I trimmed it down and ink blended in fall colors, before adhering it to an A2 kraft card base and finished off with some copic colored images from the Beauty Love Digital Set.

The Seasonal Leaves Digital Set is great for coloring too! I just wanted to show you a fun way to make quick cards, that you can mass produce, need be!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, you probably came here from Martha’s blog and now is time to hop visiting the rest of designers blogs and as usual, you will have the opportunity to win with us! All you have to do to enter to win is to leave a comment answering the question below and don’t forgot to head on over to Gloria’s to keep hopping!

You have until Sunday September 13th at 11:59 EST to post a comment and be to eligible to win one of the two $15.00 gift cards from Joy Clair Designs, valid for stamps and Digital Sets. Only one comment per person please. Two randomly selected winners will be announced on Joy Clair Designs Blog on September 16th. Thank you for joining Joy Clair Designs September New Release Blog Hops and best of luck with the contest!

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Thanks for stopping by! Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh, Stitched Cards

Half done Cards (1)

Happy September! Needed to take a break after a very productive August! 25 cards made, 26 mailed and 17 blogposts! This month I’m challenging myself to use all the colored images and background that never got made into cards!

My first completed card card uses a stitched background (unfortunately don’t remember the company/name of the die), along with a colored butterfly from the Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh.

To assemble the card I inked up a scrap piece of white paper with Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry distress oxide ink. Then I die cut is using the Happy Birthday to You Script Die from Pretty Pink Posh. I layered a piece of vellum under the die cut sentiment so it doesn’t blending into the background. Lastly I adhered the butterfly cutout using a little foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by and as always here’s a list of products I used :

Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set
Happy Birthday to You Script Die
Embroidery Floss
Vellum
Heavy weight white cardstock
Copic Markers
Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink
Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink
Taylored Expression blending brushes

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

PS Also linking this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Monthly Challenge, Pink Fresh Studios

Pink Fresh Studio – August 2020 Challenge

Are you a procrastinator? I sure am! I’ve had this challenge on my ‘to craft’ for weeks, just never got to it for some reason, kept finishing up other projects here and there. So here I am submitting these on the last day of the challenge, better late than never, right?

Using the Pink Fresh Studio Month Challenge as my inspiration, I made two cards. You know there had to be a slimline card!

I used the same Fleur 1 stamp set on both cards, which is unfortunately discounted, but I just love it! I wanted to show you how to “stretch” your stamps to make slimline cards! So far I only have one slimline die, but I’ve been making a ton of cards! I have my eye on a few other slimline products, lets see how long I can stay strong!

For my slimline card, I started by inking a 3.5 x 8 inch to match the colors on the challenge mood board, then die cut it using the larger frame of the Mama Elephant Slimline Basic Die, Then I stamped and embossed (with gold) the larges floral bouquet image from the Fleur stamp set on both ends on the inked panel. For the sentiment I used the Hello Friend Script Die from Pretty Pink Posh, die cut from glitter cardstock and stacked to add dimension.

For the second card, I stamped and embossed the same image, this time on vellum, and die cut it using the coordinating die cut. I stamped and embossed (in gold) the sentiment from the Fleur 2 stamp set. To create the background I inked up an A2 panel, with the same colors as the slimline card (listed below). Then I embossed it using the Geo Floral Background Die. I adhered the vellum diecut using liquid adhesive that dries clear and a foam tape for the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and as always, here’s a list of products I used;

Fleur 1 Stamp Set (discountinued)
Fleur 1 Coordinating Dies (discountinued)
Fleur 2 Stamp Set (discountinued)
Geo Floral Background Die
Hello Friend Script Die
Mama Elephant slimline basics
Heavy weight white cardstock
Black card stock
Vellum
Gold Glitter Cardstock
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
Gold embossing powder
Shabby Shutter Distress Oxide
Scattered Straw Distress Oxide
Dried Marigold Distress Oxide
Spun Sugar Distress Oxide
Taylored Expression blending brushes

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

PS Also linking this to the Facebook Weekly Card Sketch Challenge from Pink Fresh Studios, the Color Throwdown Challenge, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

studio katia

Bold floral cards (with Studio Katia)

Yay! I made it! After sharing today’s cards I’ll have shared 31 cards in August with a day to spare! I actually made 25, the rest were from before, but I still assembled/wrote the blog posts so it counts!

The images on this pair of cards started of as an experiment to test copic combos, and silly me didn’t write them down, cause most of them worked and I would have loved to reuse them. But oh well, next time! And I just couldn’t waste these pretty images so two more cards to my stash!

For the first card, after coloring the floral image from Studio Katia, I ‘highlighted’ it using a BG10 copic. Then I trimmed down the edges using a border die, lastly I stamped and embossed a sentiment, trimming it down before adhering it with some foam tape. Finishing off the card by adding it to a kraft card base and adding some nuvo drops.

For the second card, I trimmed down the colored card front, added a sentiment on a banner die cut, adhered with foam tape. Before adding it to a card base, I backed it with a borders I cut using a slim line frame die cut and added a few nuvo drops.

Thanks for stopping by and as always, here’s a list of products I used;

Lovely Blooms Stamp Set
Peony Trimmings Stamp Set
Peony Trimmings Dies
Mama Elephant slimline basics
Eyelet Borders Die
Heavy weight white cardstock
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
VersaFine ink (onxy black)
Clear Embossing powder

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

P.S. Submitting this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Angie Blom Designs

Using Digital ‘Card Kits’ (with AngelicaBoom Designs)

Have y’all jumped on the digital stamps band wagon yet? I discovered them at the start of quarantine back in March, and never turned back! It’s cheap, need no storage space, and it’s instant download so no wait time! So my collection has been growing, AND there are companies with freebies too! I just found a bunch, so will be sharing them when I get a chance!

I made these two cards using stamps from Angie Blom Digital Designs, and I didn’t have to edit or resize! I just printed, colored and trimmed them down before adhering them to a card base! How you ask? Cause Angie is the smartest and she sells you the images along with ‘kits’. They come in slim line and A2 size card fronts! They are perfect for taking on vacation, and coloring on the go, but who knows when that will happen again!

I printed the images on to Heavy weight white cardstock, then colored with Copic Markers. I foiled the sentiment, and then trimmed the image down using the Slim cut basic creative cuts from Mama Elephant. Lastly I adhered them to the Neenah dessert storm slim line card bases.

As always thanks for stopping by and here is a list of products I used :

Floral Kindness Digital Stamps
Slim cut basic creative cuts
Copic Markers
Neenah dessert storm
Heavy weight white cardstock
Gina K Fancy Foils
Mini Minc

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

BRI Mood Board, Butterfly Reflections Ink, Pretty Pink Posh

Toucan card inspired by the August 2020 BRI mood board (with Pretty Pink Posh)

Whoa, looks who back again, twice on the same day! A friend recently mentioned to me that she is “stress hiking”, I think I am stress crafting/blogging, I set a goal for myself to make/share 31 cards in August, and I already have enough to share and there a few days left in the month! Now I have to sit down and write the posts! This is the last card I made inspired by the Butterfly Reflections Ink August mood board, can’t wait to see what is in store for next month!

This picture was inspired by both the colors and the images in the mood board and I wanted to give a “scene card” another try. Believe it or not, this stamp set is from last summer and I just inked it up, at least my plan of using my BRAND NEW stamps is going well! I probably have enough to last me years!

I started this card by diecutting the two frame dies from a slimline die set, along with windows on the smaller frame. Then I inked the edges of the larger frame with Twisted Citron, and along inking up the window opening using the Tropical Background Stencil. I lighting inked the inner frame with the windows using Broken China.

Next, I stamped all the images from the Tropical Toucans Stamp Set, and colored them using Chameleon Color Tone Colored Pencils (colors listed below), and die cut them using the coordinating dies. Using foam tape for added dimension, I adhered the toucans and the branches through the window opening on the inner frame. Lastly, I embossed a sentiment from the Everyday Greetings Stamp Set with white onto black cardstock, and trimmed to make it look like it was die cut!

Chameleon Color Tones Pencils : 3, 4, 11, 16, 19, 20, 21, 25

Thanks for stopping by and as always, here’s a list of products I used;

Tropical Toucans Stamp Set
Tropical Background Stencil
Everyday Greetings Stamp Set
Mama Elephant slimline basics
Chameleon Color Tone Colored Pencils
Heavy weight white cardstock
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
Black card stock
White embossing Powder
Broken China Distress Oxide
Twisted Citron Distress Oxide
Taylored Expression blending brushes

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

P.S. You can find the first three cards I made here and here.

inky paws challenge, Newtons Nook Designs

Butterfly Scene Slimline – Inky Paws Challenge #130

Anyone that knows me, knows that I love making floral cards! Anything else is a challenge! Including making a scene card, which is the theme of this challenge!

The card I came to for this challenge is probably not really scene, but its the best that I could come up with given my stamp collection! I really need to diversify my stamp collection!

I started by stamping and coloring (with copics) all the butterflies from Beautiful Wings. Since I don’t have the coordinating dies, I just fussy cut them! Next I die cut the frames, cloud and hills from a slimline die set. To create the ‘scene’ I ink blended the inner frame using Broken China and Lucky Clover, the cloud strip with Tumbled Glass and the hill with Mowed Lawn distress oxide inks. I assembled the card with lots of foam tape, arranged the butterflies, and finished off with a sentiment, white embossed on a piece of black card stock. Lastly I added some nuvo drops!

Thanks for stopping by and as always here’s a list of products I used :

Beautiful Wings stamp set
Mama Elephant slimline basics
Heavy weight white cardstock
Black card stock
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
White embossing Powder
Broken China Distress Oxide
Lucky Clover Distress Oxide
Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide
Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide
Taylored Expression blending brushes

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

BRI Mood Board, Butterfly Reflections Ink, Pretty Pink Posh

Summer Floral card inspired by the August 2020 BRI mood board

Welcome back to the blog! Today I’m sharing another card inspired by the August BRI mood board. It’s a great way to get the creative juices flowing, and also challenging yourself to used different color combinations! I’ve also been challenging myself to use all my new stamps, so for this card I took out the Hibiscus Flowers from Pretty Pink Posh, I got this last summer!

For this card I started by stamping all the floral and leaves (multiple times) on copic friendly card stock. Then I copic colored (color combos listed below) and fussy cut the images (seems like I don’t have the dies!)

To assemble the card I started by stenciling part of the card front using the Tropical Background Stencil stencil and Fresh Ink in Island. I stamped the sentiment from Everyday Greetings Stamp Set using black ink and highlighted with a circle frame from the Beach Scene Die. Finally I adhered the flowers with some foam tape to add dimension and the leaves underneath them.

Copic combos : V 17 – 15 – BV 00, YG 06 – 03 – 00, R 39, Y 15

I just finished making another card using the same mood board, fingers crossed I’ll post it soon! Hope I have inspired you to create something today!

Thanks for stopping by and as always, here’s a list of products I used;

Hibiscus Flowers Stamp set
Tropical Background Stencil
Everyday Greetings Stamp Set
Beach Scene Die
Heavy weight white cardstock
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Fresh Ink – Island

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

P.S. You can find the first two cards I made here.

P.P.S. Linking this to the Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeBeautiful Botanicals

Joy Clair Designs, Pretty Pink Posh

Acetate Birthday cards (with Joy Clair Designs)

Happy Wednesday y’all! Honestly I don’t even know why I bother trying to keep track of days/dates anymore! I hope y’all are having a productive week BUT taking breaks to try and enjoy the last days of summer! For the first time in years, I’m not looking forward to fall. The probability of no football doesn’t seem appealing anymore! But I guess there will be lots of crafty time! Today I’m sharing two birthday cards using the Make a Wish stamp set from Joy Clair Designs. Birthday and Thank you cards are my most used/made cards, what yours?

Assembling this card is a little tricky because of the extra acetate layer. So, today’s write up is going to be a little different, in an effort to make it clear so you can replicate it!

Firstly start off by resizing and printing the two border images from the Make a Wish stamp set, make sure the image is 4.5 inches wide. After coloring you can use a brother scan and cut if you have one, or fussy cut, like I did. Then I ink blended a A2 piece of paper in rainbow order using distress oxides, and die cut a Happy Birthday script sentiment from it. I stacked the die cut, using some scrap paper.

Now to assemble the card, you’ll need :
2 A2 white side folding cardbases, 2 pieces of 4.25 x 5 inch acetate scored at 4.25, double sided tape and liquid adhesive. Then :
1.  Add a strip of double sided tape to the short end of the scored acetate.
2. Adhere the acetate to the back of the A2 card front, on the open side, your card should now look similar to a gate fold card.
3. Add adhesive to the colored images from the Make a Wish stamp set and adhere them to the open side of the acetate, and trim the excess.
4. Lastly, stick on the sentiments to complete the card.
The extra step of using a A2 card base is to make sure that you have space to write a message! Make sure to check if you need extra postage when you put it in the mail!

Coloring Medium : Chameleon Color Tones Pencils
Copic Combos : B21-34, G12-21, R20-22, V22-25, Y11-21, YR15-12

Thanks for stopping by and as always, here’s a list of products I used :

Make a Wish stamp set
Happy Birthday Script Dies
Heavy weight white cardstock
Transperancy Sheets/Acetate
Copic Markers
Chameleon Color Tone Colored Pencils
Distress Oxide
Taylored Expression blending brushes

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

PS : also link these cards to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.