Joy Clair Designs

Blooming in Life Release| Joy Clair Designs

Happy Monday y’all! It’s release day over at Joy Clair Designs! My ‘official’ term with them ended yesterday, but I didn’t want to leave without creating a little something with the new release!

I made two cards using the Forever Friends Digital Stamps. For my first card, I sized the floral image to fit on a A2 size card front (after printing I die cut it using a scallop rectangle die). I colored the image using copics (R85 – RV 34 – 11 and YG 01 – 03 -06). For the sentiment I edited the stamp to create a happy birthday strip and used my Cricut to cut the word ‘friend’. To finish off I ink blended an A2 card base along with the ‘friend’ die cut with victorian velvet distress oxide. Lastly I added some nuvo drops.

For my second card, I used the same image from the Forever Friends Digital Stamps, this time printing it along with the sentiment for a single layer card.

I printed it a second time on printer paper and fussy cut it to create a mask, using it along with some post it tape, I inked up a rectangle area using distress oxides (in squeezed lemonade, spiced marmalade, and abandoned coral).

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to hop long over at the Joy Clair Designs blog! I had a great time creating for Joy Clair Designs over the past 6 months and maybe I’ll pop in once it a while using their products!

Happy crafting!

Joy Clair Designs

Floral Coffee Mug | Joy Clair Designs

Hi there! Popping in today with an quick card using digital stamps from Joy Clair Designs. I used the layering trick again to add a floral image to a coffee cup! We all know that I love me some coffee cards!

I used the coffee cup from the Coffee Mood stamp set and the flower from the Hello There stamp set, both of which are digital! That means no masking! Just layering the png files! After printing and coloring, I fussy cut it out. I ink blended the card base and added a piece of pattern paper, before adding the colored image with some foam tape. And stamped a little sentiment strip using the driving by clear stamp set.

Happy Crafting!

Joy Clair Designs

Foiled and floral single layer card | Joy Clair Designs

Hi back again for a quick post! I’m sharing a one layer card made with some digital stamps from Joy Clair Designs.

I decided to keep this card single layer as I didn’t want to take away from the Rose Heart image from the Full Heart Digital Set so I sized it along with a sentiment to fit on a A2 panel. After coloring it with copic markers, I foiled it to add some shine, trimmed it down and added it to a coordinating card base.

And now I can share the theme for my next “ammismakecards” instagram hop with fellow mommy crafters! It’s ‘single layer’, no dimension, no foam tape, no layers! You get the idea 🙂 If you’d like to join, please send me a message on Instagram and I’ll add you to the group text!

Happy crafting!

Joy Clair Designs

Floral Teacup | Joy Clair Designs

3 Day streak on the blog! Say What!! Maybe 2021 is turning around for me! Popping in today with a easy card that I made using images from Joy Clair Designs. I still can’t get over how easy it is to create layered images using digital stamps!

To create the image I layered a teacup from the Coffee Mood Digital Set, with the flower image from You Are Digital Set. After coloring the image using copic markers, I fussy cut it, layered with pattern paper and added the sentiment from Hello There Digital Set, with a little ink blending to help everything blend together for a more complete look.

Thanks for stopping!
Till the next time, stay safe and keep crafting,

Joy Clair Designs

DIY Floral Background | Joy Clair Designs

Hi there! Popping in today with a fun and QUICK card! No stamping required! I used a single digital stamp for this stamp! Yup just the one.

I started with the flower image from the You Are digital stamp set from Joy Clair Designs. I resized it and layered it multiple times to create a background. After printing, I trimmed it down to an A2 size and ink blended it using distress oxides to create a pink ombre. To finish off the card, I embossed the sentiment from the Driving By clear stamp onto a diecut banner.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Joy Clair Designs

National Coffee Day Blog Hop with Joy Clair Designs

Hey y’all! Welcome back to the recently neglected blog! I’ve still been posting over at Joy Clair Designs and on my Instagram account, just haven’t had the time to blog each card I made! But I’m super excited to be back today to share a coffee (well tea!) themed card as part of National Coffee Day!

If you didn’t already come here from Joy Clair Designs blog, make sure to head over there, as they are giving away one gift card of $15 dollars of Joy Clair Designs Store (valid for stamps only) to a randomly chosen comment on the blog post.

Here’s the card I made for the hop! I used the Cup of Joy digital stamp set, and attempted a pastel look because I’m trying to hold on to summer!

I started by printing and coloring one of the images from the Cup of Joy digital stamp set using copic makers (colors listed below). Since I can’t figure out how to use my cricut, I just fussy cut the images, but I did die cut the sentiment with a banner die cause I cannot for the life in me draw a straight line!

Copic Combos :

To finish off the card, I used a piece of pattern paper die cut with a cover die, and adhered the tea cup image and sentiment using some foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! If you would like to get this or any other coffee themed stamp from Joy Clair Designs, they are on sale! Use code : NCD2020 to get 25% off. Code valid till Oct 2nd.

Lastly, don’t forget to stop by the Joy Clair Designs blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a $15 gift card to the Joy Clair Designs Store.

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

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!

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!

Don’t forget to stop by and see what the rest of the team created! Click below to find a full list of all the designs and their blogs!

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

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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!

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

Joy Clair Designs

Slimline and Shakers (with Joy Clair Designs)

Plans for the weekend? I’m hoping that I can squeeze in some uninterrupted TV time, given the pandemic, it’s a lot to ask! But fortunately I’ve been able to craft, even if it takes me 3 days to make one card! What are you doing to stay grounded through all that is happening in the world?

With the God Guides stamp set from Joy Clair Designs I made two (kind of coordinating) cards. First, I started by resizing and printing one of the floral images from the stamp set 5 times. Twice sized into a 8.5 x 3.5 layout so that I could trim it down to make a slim line card front.

Copic Color Combos : V 17-15-12, V 25-22-20, YG 67-63-G 21, G 99-94-YG 03; Distress Oxide in Seedless Preserves for Ink Blending

For the slimline card, as I mentioned above, I arranged the images from the God Guides stamp set in such a way that I was able to trim it down to a 3.5 x 8.5 slim line card front. After printing and die cutting the panel, I colored the image using copic makers, color combo’s listed above.

In addition, I also colored an additional pair of the larger flower, which I then fussy cut and adhered to the card front using crafty foam tape for some added dimension. (unfortunately not very visible in the picture!).

To finish off  the card I used a sentiment stacked sentiment die cut, cut from some ink blended card stock to match the copic colored flowers.

Copic Color Combos : RV 69-66-63, V 25-22-20, YG 67-63-G 21, G 99-94-YG 03; Distress Oxide in Seedless Preserves for Ink Blending

For my second card, I created a shaker card using the same image from the God Guides stamp set. This time after coloring (again with copics, color combos are listed above), I fussy cut the whole image, then die cut a shaker sentiment, adhered it to some acetate and added crafty foam tape for dimension.

Before adding the shaker element to the card base, I ink blended part of it to make the white die cut pop. I filled the shaker with sequins from my stash, and lastly adhered my fussy cut floral image using some foam tape.

Thank you for stopping by, and as always here are a list of products I used :

God Guides stamp set
Hugs Shaker Die
Hello Friend Script Die
4mm Enchanted Garden Sequins Mix
Copic Markers
Neenah dessert storm
Heavy weight white cardstock
Distress Oxide (in Seedless Preserve)
Mama Elephant: Slim Card Basics
Taylored Expression blending brushes

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