Fruity Mood Board
Hello crafty friends! Today I am on the Joy Clair Designs blog sharing a card that was inspired by this month's mood board. First, let's take a look at the mood board for the month of June:
These images scream summer - sherbet punch, popsicles, lemonade, pink sand beaches and flamingoes! I love it! Here is the card that I created that was both inspired by the pink and yellow colors and the tropical summery vibes:
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I cut a 5 1/4" x 2 1/2" piece of black and white gingham paper and adhered this to the bottom of the card. I stamped the sentiment "hello summer" in Memento Tuxedo black ink at the top center of the card. This sentiment and all the fruit are from the Life is Sweet stamp set. On lemon yellow cardstock, peach cardstock, lime cardstock and berry cardstock I stamped the fruit image numerous times in Versamark ink. I heat embossed the images all in white embossing powder. I fussy cut each fruit out and then cut some of the fruits in half. I adhered a base layer of fruit to the card and then added a second layer of fruit that I adhered with 3M foam adhesive to give added dimension. Lastly, I added a couple of randomly placed clear rhinestones for added sparkle.
We'd love for YOU to try our mood board and be inspired to create! Feel free to use similar colors in whatever brand of cardstock you have readily available. We’d love for you to use your Joy Clair Designs stamps if you have them! And if you don’t have any yet CLICK HERE TO START SHOPPING TODAY!
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Pucker Up Some More
Hi friends and happy Wednesday! Yesterday I shared this fun lemon waterfall card made using the Pucker Up stamp set by SugarPea Designs and today I am sharing two more ways to use this stamp set. I have been trying to share a lot more samples and ideas on the blog lately - have you noticed?! For instance, I've been using one stamp set multiple ways, so that if one card or idea doesn't appeal to you, then perhaps another option with a different variation in color or layout will. And, as an added bonus, it's helping me re-build my own card supply stash too!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. The first matted layer is a 5 1/4 x 4" piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock. Layered on top of the Granny Apple Green cardstock is a piece of green scalloped paper from the Lawn Fawn Simply Scalloped paper pack. I die cut a semi-circle in the scalloped sheet to line with clear acetate film to create a shaker card. I stamped the sentiment inside of the shaker card using Granny Apple Green ink. I stamped all of the images in Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir Alcohol ink makers. I added a few highlights to the colored images using a Uniball white gel pen. I adhered the images to the card using 3M foam adhesive and lastly put a coat of Clear Wink of Stella on the images for added sparkle.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Also, consider yourself warned, tomorrow begins Christmas in July!
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Advice From A Pineapple
Hello friends and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. I spent nearly the whole day in my craft room on Saturday and I completed seventeen cards! I haven't done that in a really long time and it felt so rewarding. I completed eight more cards on Sunday and while I wanted to make more, my back was just not having it. I've been having to see a chiropractor and massage therapist regularly and I just can't seem to get things loosened up lately. Anyway. . . I'm so thankful that I was feeling very creative over the weekend and that I finally had the time to play with lots of brand new products, so you'll be seeing many new cards in the coming weeks.
Today we begin with these two pineapple cards using the Simply Stamped - Pineapple from Taylored Expressions. It is a multi-layering stamp set, so it gives a lot of depth to both the pineapple and the crown. Pineapples are among one of my favorite fruits, especially if you get a really sweet and juicy one!
Here is the Simply Stamped - Pineapple from Taylored Expressions that I used to create today's cards:
The base of this first A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Nesting Dies from Gina Marie Designs, I cut the first layer from Pineapple Punch cardstock. I then cut a sheet of white cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot using the Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles dies. On this sheet of paper, I stamped the sentiment in the center of the card using Tuxedo Memento Black ink. I stamped the pineapples - one in Pineapple Punch ink and the other in Crumb Cake ink and the pineapple crowns were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple Green ink. I cut the pineapples using the coordinating dies and adhered them to the card with 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly I added a few clear rhinestones for added sparkle.
The base of this second A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I used a sheet of Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gingham paper to line the background. I can't recall the brand of the die that I used to cut the frame out of Pineapple Punch cardstock. Sorry, but I think it might be My Favorite Things. I stamped the two pineapples as I did in the card above (using the same ink colors) and lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Memento Black ink in the lower right corner.
I hope you have enjoyed today's sweet cards! Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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