Monday, July 10, 2017

Happy Anniversary

This month’s challenge theme is “Wedding”.   Just For Fun has many lovely images and sentiments that are perfect for those wedding cards, along with cards for anniversaries.  Today’s card design could be used for either by simply changing the sentiment.  I made this card for my daughter and son-in-law's third anniversary, which they recently celebrated.

I used some black and cream coordinating cardstock to create the card background.  Cracked Pistachio and Broken China Distress Oxide Ink were used to add a pop of color.  I sponged them on the edges of a piece of cream cardstock to create the layer.  I also sponged them on sheer white ribbon to create the coordinating bow.  Then I picked up the spritzed colors from my craft sheet with a piece of cream cardstock.  When this was dry, the JFF Celebration image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and cut out with Spellbinder’s Label 5o.  I used a small paint brush to add some water to areas inside the glasses and touched these areas with a paper towel to remove some color.  Then I colored over them with a Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen.  The “happy anniversary” from JFF's Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet was stamped above the glasses.

Have a great week.

E. Marie

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Just For Fun July Challenge

Where did June go?  July snuck up on us and it is time for another challenge at the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Blog.  The challenge theme for July is “Wedding”.

I had this cream and black coordinating cardstock that created a lovely background for Just For Fun’s Wishing You Joy sentiment.  After stamping it with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, it was die cut with Spellbinders’ Label Four.  The edges were sponged with ink and it was centered on the card front.

To add a splash of color, I fussy cut the JFF Brushed Floral image and colored it with watercolor markers.  I popped it up along the bottom of the sentiment and added a die cut butterfly to the top.

We would love for you to join the challenge.  You can get all the details on the blog, here.  You will enjoy seeing the beautiful projects from my fellow JFF designers.  

E. Marie

I entered this project in the following challenge:
Double D Challenges – Anything Wedding

Friday, June 30, 2017

America The Beautiful

This weekend many of you will be traveling to visit family for the upcoming 4th Of July holiday.  To get the celebration started I have four patriotic cards to share with you, using Just For Fun rubber stamps.

I have been playing with several techniques and this first card uses a smoosh technique with a ziplock bag.  I added Fired Brick and Faded Jeans Distress Ink to the bag and spritzed with water.  White cardstock was laid over the ink and then all of this is flipped over so you can manipulate the ink to help with coverage.  When this has dried, you can repeat the process to add more color.  Once the background was completed and dry the Striped Background was stamped with Versamark Ink and Sparkle Embossing Powder was added and heat set.

The Statue of Liberty Silhouette and America the Beautiful sentiment were stamped with the same inks on a rectangle and layered on the front.  This was added to layers of blue and black and three small, red buttons were added.

For the next three cards I did a similar background but the ink was placed directly on my work mat, spritzed, and the cardstock was dragged through the ink.  I was working towards creating a background for the Joseph’s Coat technique so once the background dried, the Fireworks Burst was stamped several times on the background with Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with Sparkle Embossing Powder.   

It was so pretty like this that I just added the fussy cut Statue of Liberty Silhouette.  The Home of the Free... sentiment was added to a layered flag across the top and three small red jewels on the bottom.

This card has the same background technique as the previous one but this time I completed the Joseph’s Coat technique by sponging Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink over the entire background, bringing out the fireworks. 

On this final card, I used Distress Oxide Inks, which gave it a more muted look.

Have a wonderful time celebrating the upcoming holiday with friends and family and be safe!

E. Marie

I entered these projects in the following challenge:
Rubbernecker Challenge #12 - 4th Of July
TTCRD Challenge – “Anything Goes”
Repeat Impressions Challenge J2817 ~ Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Love You Latte

Today I am sharing a coffee themed window card.  It combines layers of cream, kraft, brown, and black with design from dies and an embossing folder.

The Water Ring, from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps, was stamped with Tea Dye Distress Ink on cream cardstock.  This was used in the background of the card window and also for the sentiment. 

The JFF sentiment, A Latte, was stamped with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, and layered on brown cardstock.  Small coffee themed dies were cut from the brown cs and added to the window and card front, along with some sequins.

Since the theme for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is summer, I thought I needed to add something more so I did a revised version just for the hop.  I  die cut these flowers, sponged them with some Tea Die Ink, and layered them along the bottom.

This is a great card to give to any of your coffee loving friends.

E. Marie

I entered this project in the following challenge:
Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Coffee/Summer
TTCRD Challenge – “Anything Goes”