Friday, September 22, 2017

Die-cutting with Rinea Foil and Joy Clair

Hello, Joy Clair friends! I love using die-cuts! They make card-making and even Bible Journaling a tad bit easier! There are some many different ways you can use them!

Today I will be showing you two projects, one using a Everyday stamp set and one using a Color by Faith stamp set. All month long the Joy Clair design team will be teaming up with Rinea Foil paper.

First up, with Halloween around the corner, I am working with the super adorable October Fun stamp set and a variety of foil papers.


I used a variety of different dies to create this card. I used one for the hill, the house, and the moon. I used gold foil for the lights of the house and silver foil for the stars in the sky. The foil adds some fun shine to the card!

Next up, is a Bible page using the Little Monsters stamp set:


I used a simple star die for this page. One word stamp is stamped with the ghost ink and wiped off. The rest of the words are randomly stamped onto the Bible page. For the monsters, I stamped them onto cardstock and colored in using markers. The monsters are cut out and attached to the page.

Please continue to stop by the Joy Clair blog for the entire month of September to see what the Joy Clair design team does with the Rinea Foil.

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Don't forget to join us in this month's Joy Clair challenge! Click HERE for the details! Here is my challenge card using the new Fall Leaves stamp set and hopefully will inspire you to join in the fun!


Thank you for stopping by!
Jessi

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Eat, Drink, and Be Scary

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Halloween is next month. Are your kids getting excited? I have one that has his costume all planned out and two that will wait to the last minute! 

Have you heard of Elizabeth Craft Designs stamp company? They are one of the newest brands now available in the MarkerPOP store.

Today, I am using their Halloween stamp set on my card:


I stamped a few of the designs onto watercolor cardstock and colored in using ZIG Clean Color markers. Once the images were dry, I used the coordinating dies to cut out the image. The next step is to create an A2 card out of watercolor cardstock. On the front of the card, I stamped the gravestone image. I used the ZIGs again to color in the image. I extended the grass on both sides of the image. The sentiment is stamped below the grass. I wanted to include a moon and some stars. The moon is colored in by hand. The stars are from a cluster stamp from the My Favorite Things Somebunny I Love stamp set. The die cut images are attached using foam tape.


I used the following ZIG Clean Color markers on today's project:
022, 024, 070, 052, 046, 047, 035, 094, 010, 095


Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Jessi

Sunday, September 17, 2017

2017 MFT Superstar Card Contest - Clean & Simple

Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! This is one of our last 'free' weekends for a while. I think the next one is right before Thanksgiving. So my husband and I decided that the family was going to stay home and do whatever we wanted. So for me, I sent most of the day at my craft desk. It has been awhile since I did that...and it felt GREAT!

A few days ago I ran across the My Favorite Things Superstar Card Contest. If you have not heard about it, please stop by and check it out! This is the third year the contest has been around and it is so inspiring to see what everyone comes up with!

There are three different categories of the contest. I decided to play along with the Clean & Simple Genius category. Below is the card that I came up with:


I used the super cute Birds of Paradise stamp set. I chose one of the birds and stamped the image onto white cardstock. The bird is colored in using ZIG Clean Color markers. The image is then cut out using the coordinating dies. When it came time for the sentiment, I wanted to find a unique way to display it. When I think of tropical locations, I always imagine the cute wooden signs that they use to point of directions and various information. So I cut a few different strips from kraft cardstock. To make the strips look like planks of wood, I used the Die-namics Grassy Edges die along each end of the plank. The blank planks were also embossed with a woodgrain folder. The sentiment is stamped onto the wider of the planks. Before attaching the wooden sign to the card, I stamped a variety of leaves from the Blissful Blooms stamp set using Field Day and Green Room MFT inks. The wooden sign and bird are attached to the card to finish it off.

**Sadly, both the MFT Birds of Paradise and Blissful Blooms stamp sets are discontinued. But please stop by the My Favorite Things store to see their latest designs!**

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Jessi

Friday, September 15, 2017

Joy Clair 2017 Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop

Thank you for stopping by today! I am joining other members of the Joy Clair design team and playing along with the latest Coffee Lovers blog hop!


Please stop by the Joy Clair post to see what the other DT members came up with!

As a Super Sponsor, we are offering a $25 Gift Certificate for Summer edition to shop with us at the Joy Clair Store! Be sure to join in on the fun and link up your coffee loving projects HERE to play along. We can't wait to see all the coffee loving creations.

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Joy Clair Stamps has a complete collection of coffee stamps for everyone and for all seasons and this is one of the reasons because we always celebrate the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. You can find all our Coffee Stamps here. Also, you can  use the code MMMCOFFEE to buy them with the 25% OFF during the Hop. It is not an amazing promotion!!!

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Thank you for stopping by!
Jessi

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fur-Friends Forever

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Are you a pet person? If so, what is your favorite kind? I am a dog person. We currently have one dog, Olive. She is an adorable Mastiff mix. Definitely, another child I have to take care of! 

Today, I am working with the Pink & Main's Fur-Friends stamp set and Chameleon markers:


To start this card, I repeatedly stamped the bone image down the side of the card. The dog image is stamped and cut out using a circle die. The image is colored in and attached to the card. To add some extra color to the card, I added three hearts to the card. The final step for the card was to stamp the sentiment .


The following Chameleon markers were used on today's card:
BR4, BR5, RD2, RD4, YO2, YL3, NU0, NU1, NU3, PR2



Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Jessi

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Autumn Blessings

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Are you ready for Fall? I know that I am. Besides the cooler temperatures, one of my favorite things about Fall is the changing colors of the trees. Sadly, where I live, we do not get to see the drastic change. But I am hoping when I visit the DC area next month that I will be lucky enough to witness a few yellow and orange in the trees!

With Fall on the mind, I brought out the super adorable Hero Art's Coloring Layers Autumn Trees stamp set to makes today's card:


Did you know that Hero Art has mini layering ink collections? They make it super simple to coordinate the colors according to a certain theme. Today, I am pairing up the Autumn collection with the Autumn Tree stamp set.

To start this card, I stamped the trunk of the tree with the brown ink. After that I continued with the different layers of leaves using red, orange and rust ink. The sentiment for the card is stamped below the tree. A stitched rectangle die is used to cut out the panel that will be attached to the front of the card. What a simple card to recreate!


Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Jessi


Friday, September 8, 2017

Joy Clair and Rinea Foil

Hello, Joy Clair friends! Don't you love September? The kids are back in school and the temperatures are starting to cool off! Now that the kids are back in school, I am finding some extra time to get crafty!

Today I will be showing you two projects, one using a Everyday stamp set and one using a Color by Faith stamp set. All month long the Joy Clair design team will be teaming up with Rinea Foil paper.

First up, to celebrate the kiddos going back to school, I am using the Back to School stamp set:


To start this card, I stamped one image at a time using the Rinea Ghost Ink onto red foil paper. Once I stamped that image, I immediately wiped the ink off using a damp baby wipe. I repeated this stamp multiple times until the panel was full. The foil paper is attached to the card base.

Next up, is a Bible page using the Salt and the Light stamp set:


This is such a simple page to recreate! I cut a piece of blue foil paper down to size to fit within the Bible margin. I stamped each image one at a time using the Ghost Ink. The image is wiped immediately after it is stamped. The first image stamped was the Earth stamp. This allowed me to know where exactly to position the salt image. To finish the page, I included the phrase stamp at the bottom of the page.

Please continue to stop by the Joy Clair blog for the entire month of September to see what the Joy Clair design team does with the Rinea Foil.

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Thank you for stopping by!
Jessi


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Go Wild

Hello MarkerPOP friends! School is in session! What does that mean? Time for the parents to go WILD...right? 

Today, I am showcasing the Neat & Tangled's Wild Ones and ZIG Clean Color markers:


To start the card, I stamped the giraffe image onto watercolor cardstock with black ink. Once the ink is dried, the image is colored in using ZIG Clean Color markers. The image is then cut out and set aside. I used prints from the Doodlebug At the Zoo 6x6 paper pad to create the layers onto the card. The sentiment is stamped onto a print and attached to the card.  The giraffe is attached to complete the card.


The following ZIG Clean Color markers were used on today's card:

028, 052, 062, 065, 070


Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sending Birthday Wishes

Hello, MarkerPOP friends!!! We are coming up on the end of summer. I am ready to start seeing some fall flowers popping up in our local gardens. This Texas summer heat has done a number on the flowers!!! What is your favorite fall flower? Mine probably would be sunflowers.

Today, I am showcasing the WPlus9 Design's Modern Peonies stamp set and ZIG Clean Color markers:


The floral image is stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder. I used only a few ZIG colors to color in the image. In fact, only one shade of each color was used. Find out below the exact colors used. To highlight the flower, I used a very light watercolor blue background. 


Once the watercolor was completely dry, I used a fancy scalloped frame die to cut out the panel. The panel is attached to kraft cardstock. To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment using brown ink onto the card. The final touch was to add three clear droplets to the card.

The following ZIG Clean Color Markers were used on today's card:
024, 026, 036, 041, 052



Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Jessi

Friday, August 18, 2017

Joy Clair's Flamingo Bible Page

Hello, Joy Clair friends!!! Today I am super excited to share one of the latest Bible pages. I could not wait to get to work with the Color by Faith's Be a Flamingo stamp set! I did have a hard time deciding which one to work with first...flamingos or the pineapple. Flamingos it was!

Here is my page using the Color by Faith's Be a Flamingo set:


To start this page, I stamped the flamingos at the bottom of the page. I did use the masking technique on the two flamingos on the right side of the page. In doing this technique, it gives the illusion that one flamingo is standing behind another one. 

I used Prima Watercolors to color in that scene. I used a pink for the flamingos. A tan for the beach. A dark blue for the ocean water and a lighter blue for the sky.  Once the watercolor was dry, I stamped a variety of the word stamps from the Flamingo stamp set.

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Thank you for stopping by!

Jessi

No Line It's Your Birthday

Happy Friday, MarkerPOP friends! Who is ready for the weekend? I know that I am! It is the last weekend before the kiddos go back to school! And this mama is ready to get back to a regular schedule!!!

Today, I am sharing a birthday card I created using the No-Line Coloring technique:


To start this card, I stamped the large birthday sentiment from the Waffle Flower's Eat Cake stamp set. The stamp is done with a light colored ink onto watercolor cardstock.  I really wanted the sentiment to pop, so I used a variety of neon Zig Clean Color markers to color in the image. I completed the image with the rainbow effect.


This is simply technique to do. All you need to do is take you time and follow the lines!!!

The following ZIG Clean Colors were used on today's card:
001, 002, 003, 004



Thank you for stopping by!

Jessi

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Joy Clair August Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of the Joy Clair August Blog Hop! Today the design team is featuring some of the new Color by Faith stamp sets!

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You should be arriving from the super talented Martha's blog. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning, please hop on over to the Joy Clair blog!

Today I am showcasing the Faith Quotes stamp set:

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Here is my latest Bible Journaling Page:


When I first saw this stamp set and some of the fonts used, I was reminded of a chalkboard. I decided to create the chalkboard look using black cardstock and white ink. I cut down a piece of cardstock to fit the margins of the Bible. Each stamped image is done with white ink. Once the images are stamped I lightly smudged each one to spread the ink. The last step is to run the white ink pad around the edges. 

Remember that we always have prizes for our readers and visitors that comment HERE in our corporate blog and in ALL designers blog.

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Just left your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set of each day!
Here is the complete list of the Everyday Blog Hop:
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Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Your next stop on this blog hop is to the talented Helen's blog!


Happy Trails

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! The summer is coming to an end! School has either begun or about to begin. Why not try to fit in one last vacation or getaway? My family keeps hinting that they want to go camping. Now only if I had a camper to make that night stay easier!!!

Today I am showcasing the SugarPea Designs RV There Yet stamp set and Chameleons:


For this card, I used a variety of prints from the paper pad to paper-piece the camper. There were a few different pieces that were colored in with a few Chameleon markers. After adding a couple of the different word stamps from the set, there was some white space in one corner. I decided to cut out one of the teepee and fire and attach to the card.


The following Chameleon markers were used on today's card: 

YL2, OR4, RD2



Thank you for stopping by!

Jessi

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Joy Clair August Blog Hop Day 1

Hello, Joy Clair friends! Welcome to the first day of the Joy Clair August Blog Hop! Today the design team will be showcasing some of the newest Everyday stamp sets. You should be arriving for the super talented Stephanie's blog. If you just happened upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, hop on over to the Joy Clair blog.

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Today, I am showcasing the new Ugly Sweater stamp set.


This card is super easy to recreate! It all starts with a piece of Kraft cardstock. I took different border stamps from the Ugly Sweater stamp set and stamped each on using white ink. I repeated this step until the card front is full. For the sentiment, I used a simple word die cut from red cardstock. To add a little bling to the card, I used a gold enamel dot for the I.

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Just left your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set of each day! The lucky winner will be chosen to win a gift certificate to the Joy Clair store!

Here is the complete list of the Everyday Blog Hop:
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Tomorrow you will see the entire Color by Faith Collection and all the New Background sets!!! To continue today's hop, your next stop will be the super talented LeeAnn's blog!

Thank you for stopping by!

Jessi

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sending Birthday Wishes

Hello, MarkerPOP. What is on your bucket list? I have been thinking about mine lately and keep adding to it! One thing is to take a hot air balloon ride. Have you ever been on one? I would love to...I think...not a fan of heights!

With hot air balloons on the mind, I figure I needed to create a card using the Waffle Flower's Across the Miles and Chameleon markers:


To begin this card, I stamped the balloon image onto white cardstock and colored in with a variety of Chameleon markers. The image is cut out and set aside. I wanted to add blue to the background of the card. I recently received the NUVO Embellishment Mousse and wanted to find a way to use it. I applied the cream to the card and blended it around using a baby wipe.


Once the background dried, I stamped the cloud images in grey ink. The hot air balloon is attached using foam tape. The sentiment banner is stamped at the bottom of the card with grey ink. The sentiment is stamped in black ink.



The following Chameleon markers were used on today's card:
BG4, PR4, PK3, YO3, OR4, BR2, BR4


Thank you for stopping by!

Jessi

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Joy Clair - Embossing and Bible Journaling

Hello, Joy Clair friends! Today I am excited to share my latest Bible page with you. I have tried to using embossing powder on a page before. My gun ended up getting too hot and turning the page brown. So I spent some time trying to figure out how to work my gun with the thin pages in the Bible. I believe that I finally figured it out and love how this page turned out!

Today I am showcasing the adorable Color by Faith's Be Brave stamp set:


When I start a page, I like to begin with positioning the stamps to get an idea of what I want the page to look like. Once this is done, it allows me a better idea of where to put my paint. The larger painted areas and for the different phrases. The paint lines are were the different arrows will be stamped.


Now it is time to stamp and emboss! One by one, I stamp the images on top of the painted area. Right away, I add the embossing powder and heat with the heat gun. (I let my gun heat up before I aim it towards the page. Once I move to the page, I move the gun in a circle motion to hit the entire embossed area.) I repeat this process until all the images are complete.


To finish the page, I added some paint swatches of gold.

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Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day!


Supplies:
Joy Clair - Be Brave
Paper Studios - Washi Tape
Acrylic Paints
NUVO Gold Embossing Powder

Howdy, Howdy, Howdy

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Cactus are very popular right now. I don't know about you, but I cannot get enough of them. I have plenty stamps and papers covered with them! Why not add more to?!?

Today I am pairing up the Stamping Bella's SG Cactus and Echo Park's Just Be You paper pad:


I stamped the cactus onto light green paper from the 6x6 paper pad. I used a few different shades of green Chameleon markers to color in the image. The cactus are cut out and set aside. I used a few different prints, layered on the card base to start this card. To make the cactus pop, I added a circle die cut from the starry print from the paper pad.


To finish the card, I used the stamp 'Howdy' from the SG Cactus stamp set and repeatedly stamped across a printed strip of paper. This strip is then attached to the card using my Scotch glue tape.

The following Chameleon markers were used on today's card: GR2, GR4, CB


Thank you for stopping by today!

Jessi

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Joy Clair August Challenge

Happy August, everyone! It is the first...which means that it is the beginning of a new challenge on the Joy Clair blog! We had so many people join in last month and are looking forward to see who all joins in this month!

This month's challenge is:

Agosto Challenge - Layers

I used the Sunflower stamp set for my challenge card.


I stamped the images onto kraft cardstock. The images are colored in using colored pencils. I love the look of color popping of the kraft cardstock. (I just need to work on my coloring skills.)


Thank you for stopping by!

Jessi

Friday, July 28, 2017

Let's Have Adventure

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Do you like adventures? I would like to say that I do. But I have found that as I get older, my adventurous level is decreasing! We are taking the kids to their first waterpark in a few weeks. This will be my second time ever to one. I am sort of freaking out!

Today's card features the Sugar Peas Design's Lantern die and RV There Yet:


The lantern die cut is made using black cardstock. I also ran the die with white cardstock to get the center piece. The center piece is colored in using Distress Crayons. I blended them with a baby wipe. Once the cardstock is dry, I stamped the phrase onto the white cardstock. The lantern is attached to a starry print.


I used the following Distress Crayons: Spiced Pumpkin and Mustard Seed.


I love this lantern! Makes me want to go on a camping adventure...maybe when the temperatures cool down!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Jessi