Saturday, September 26, 2020

Hello Boo-tiful! A Joy Clair Post

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with my inspiration post for Joy Clair Designs. Today I am starting my posts for Halloween, and I hope they bring some inspiration to you, so you will want to pick up some of these stamp sets and have some fun as well.


For today's card I used October Fun to stamp out the little Ghost, he is just so cute. I also used Happy Halloween for the remaining Tree, Spiderweb and Pumpkin, unfortunately, between the time I made this card and this post, this set has sold out. The background paper is from Doodle Bugs Pumpkin Party 6x6 paper pad. 

The stamp set I used and many more can be found at The Joy Clair Store

See the the design teams posts on the store blog blog
Follow along on Pinterest and Instagram

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Happy Camper with Joy Clair Designs

Hi there friends and fellow crafters, Labor Day in the US is over, temperatures are going to start getting better, and that means CAMPING. SO, to highlight this great time I brought out the Joy Clair Designs Happy Camper stamp set and got to work. 

For the cover of my card I first used a panel of black cardstock and a Hero Arts die to cut out the scene. The panel behind that die cut was made using the "Shaving Cream Technique", basically Foaming Shaving Cream on a paper plate, drop in ink colors you want for your project, for this I used Memento Dandelion, Memento Cantaloupe, Delicata Ruby Red, Delicata Pink Shimmer and Delicata Gold. Just a few drops of each and then swirl them around with a bamboo skewer. Plop the card panel in the gooey mixture and then wipe off with a squeegie. What remains is a marbled masterpiece that dries quickly.

Sticking with the colors of a camper we used to own, I used my Ohuhu Alcohol Markers to color it up. I used to love going camping and the sunset was always the prettiest time (not a morning person so never watched it rise). Are you more of a morning person or a night owl?


 For the inside of my card I kept it simple with the Happy Camper sentiment and the bonfire image from the stamp set. My cardbase is Black #110 cardstock from Recollections. My white panels are Hammermill #80 Premium Color/Copy/Cover with the Chameleon on the packaging. 

The other thing I loved was sitting around the fire with our friends at night before or after going out for an ATV or Swamp Buggy die for a few hours. Some would bring out something to snack on, a few would bring out the drinks and we would just sit and chat for hours. We were members of a Conservation Club where we would go most weekends to relax. I miss those days


The stamp set I used and many more can be found at The Joy Clair Store

See the the design teams posts on the store blog blog
Follow along on Pinterest and Instagram

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Crafty Collabs Power of Practice Blog Hop

 Greetings friends and fellow crafters... today's hop is all about fun and practice. Here is a card I made back when I first started paper crafting and blogging... This is one of the first Halloween cards that I made that  year... 2014. Stickers and crayons were my best friends. 


and now!!!


Stamping, Coloring with alcohol markers, making a shaker element and adding some washi tape. Love the transformation of the cards form 2014 to now, what about you?





Here is the hop line up, hop along and see all the other before and afters!!!

Friday, September 4, 2020

Spooky Night, Candy and Fright

 Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with my first September post for The Makers Movement using The Creepy Treats Stamp Set


I had so much fun with this project, 

  • First I stamped out the candy background image twice, in order to have my full panel covered. 
  • From there I colored my panel using alcohol markers. 
  • I cut the panel down to 3.75" x 5" and layered it on a black panel measuring 4" x 5.25". 
  • These panels are then adhered to a standard A2 size card base 4.25" x 5.5" side folding.
  • I stamped out the sentiment using VersaFine Clair in Nocturne and cut this panel down to 2.25" x 2/5", and layered on a black panel that is cut 2.5" x 2.75". 
  • These are adhered using double side foam tape. I adhered 3 sprinkles from the Sweet Tooth Shaker Pack.


With that this card was complete. I hope you have enjoyed this creation as much as I had fun making it. 

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