Hello everyone!! So glad you stopped by!! Today is a special day, celebrating Joy Clair Stamps 5th birthday!! Such an amazing stamp company with a fantastic lineup of stamps! I feel blessed to be a part of the fantastic lineup of people helping them celebrate today in this huge blog hop! You should have arrived here from Angie Cimbalo’s blog, and next up will be Kerry Urbatch!!!
My first pair of cards totally pushed me into wanting to make Christmas cards!! I had so much fun creating with the Christmas Coffee set! For my first one, I did some tone on tone stamping with Versa Clair Tulip Red on a Cranberry cardstock using the adorable mugs!! I love how crisp they stamped, sooooo pretty! I then stamped an additional much in the same ink, but also stamped the coordinating outline stamp too and fussy cut it out. I layered it on top of a scalloped vellum circle, and then stamped my sentiment directly onto the card base.
My second card using Christmas Coffee had me thinking outside the box a bit…I am always game for a good shaker card, and that outline mug had my wheels turning! I stamped and heat embossed it in gold, and then fussy cut it out. I carefully used a craft knife to cut a window in the body of the mug to create my shaker. I saved the middle piece and stamped some of the coffee beans from the set all over it for a background for the shaker piece. I carefully applied 2 layers of foam tape to the mug, added some glitz and sparkles in the middle then sandwiched it all on my card front. My sentiment was double matted and then mounted with foam squares for a bit of dimension.
For my next pair, I switched my creative mode back to summer! I actually just went on a cruise with my daughter this summer to celebrate her high school graduation….The pineapples and flamingos were totally inspiring the Be a Flamingo stamp set!!
For the Flamingo card, I ink smooshed an assortment of pinks onto an A2 panel of cold press watercolor paper. After that dried, I stamped the flamingo and sentiment onto it using Versa Clair Nocturne ink. Easy peasy, and so fun! A pink card base was the perfect finishing touch.
For my pineapple card, I opted to create a background using Versa Clair Cheerful ink. Then I stamped a single pineapple and watercolored it using my Zig real brush markers. I fussy cut the pineapple out and layered it on a vellum scalloped circle, popping up the pineapple with some foam squares. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card base and the card was complete!I forgot to photograph, but there is a coordinating sentiment on the inside of the card!! Can you guess which one from the set??
Well, that wraps up my projects for today! If you enjoyed my creations, be sure to follow me along here and over on Instagram as well! See you all soon!
I hope you are having fun hopping along!
Here is the full list in case you get a bit lost….
BLOG HOP LINE UP
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Also…LOOK! Joy Clair is offering a discount still in honor of their birthday!! Be sure to swing over there and take a peek….the new release is ahh-mazing!!!!