A Tribute Blog Hop for Melissa Lane

Hello everyone.. welcome to our special tribute blog hop in memory of our crafty friend, Melissa Lane. It is a hard post to write today but we would love to celebrate her beautiful life today.

Melissa passed away on October 2… She was a sweet friend whom I met through couple design teams. She as kind with her words and encouraging others. She inspired me with her love for God, her family, gardening, and cardmaking. On her blog, you can see lots of beautiful works and stories behind them. I am going to miss her a lot… My prayers are for her family that may God comfort her husband, children, and parents with the love and hope in Christ Jesus.

This tribute blog hop for Melissa starts at STAMPlorations Blog where you can see more inspirations form the team. And I created these two sympathy cards with some butterflies on them becuase Melissa loved butterflies.

I used Trendy Butterflies 2 Stamp Set to create the background and the sentiment is from the Fond Expressions Stamp Set. On the left card, I did stamping and watercoloring, and on the right one I used alcohol inks and gold foil sheet along with the stamping.

You Are In My Prayers

For the first card, I stamped the butterflies on the left side of a cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black on the right side of a watercolor paper. I trimmed the paper into 4″ x 5.25″. I freely painted the butterflies with Sakura Koi Watercolor Paints. I added some splatters with black watercolor paints. I dried the watercolor paper craft heater, and then I stamped the sentiment on it with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad using my Mini MISTI. I added the finished panel on a dark blue card using dries-clear adhesive glue.

You Are In My Prayers

On the second card, I added some on the alcohol inks on a glossy photo paper using the felt applicator and alcohol blender. I slightly tap the ink on the paper to get the softer look on it. I let it sit to dry for a couple of minutes, and then I added the Deco Foil Gold Sheet on the paper that is still bit tacky to get the gold-ish marble look on it. I let it dried completely before stamping step.

I stamped the butterflies using the VersaFine Clair ink pads. I am so happy to see that they work great on glossy paper, too. I trimmed the 4″ x 6″ photo paper into 4″ x 5.25″ and added it on a light blue card base with Scrapbook Adhesive EZ Runner Grand. I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock with VersaFine Clair – Purple Delight, and then trimmed it into a sentiment banner. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

We would like to invite you all to join us in celebrating her life by creating a butterfly card in her memory. You may blog about the card you make as a tribute to her or not, but either way, please add your card to Melissa’s Butterfly Gallery at the end of this tribute post. Shery keeps the linky open until October 31. And  if you would like to mail your card to Melissa’s family, you can mail it to the address below. Shery will collect all the butterfly cards, put them in a box, and mail them to Melissa’s family.

Shery Russ

20147 Road 192

Strathmore, CA 93267

USA

Please note: Stamp or draw a butterfly on the envelope so that it doesn’t get opened accidentally. Make sure the envelope is sealed tight and/or the edges are reinforced with tape.

I believe that her family will be encouraged by your cards and love sent to them. We are so thankful for all of you and Thank you again for being here to celebrate Melissa’s life with us.

Have a wonderful day!


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When Joy Clair Meets Therm O Web

Hello everyone… This week is an exciting week at Joy Clair because we are teaming up with Therm O Web to share projects using products from both companies.

And today I am sharing 3 projects at Joy Clair blog today. Visit both Joy Clair Blog and Therm O Web Blog for more inspirations this week and also to enter the giveaway.

On my first two (2) cards today I use two of the Color By Faith Bible Journaling Stamp Sets, Living Water and Heartfelt Sympathy together with these products form Therm O Web: Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets, Deco Foil Toner Sheet, Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils, and Gold Glitter Dust Photo Frame Assortment. And… I tell you.. they are so much fun to create with!!!

For the backgrounds, I use both Endless Leaves Clear Toner Sheet and Toner Sheet. First, I added one of the Dazzling Orange Fancy Foil Sheets on the matte side of the clear toner sheet and run it through my laminating sheet with the carrier paper.

And then after peeling off the foil sheet… I saw the negative is also so beautiful… So, I added it on a piece of the Toner Sheet and run it through the laminating machine again… and ta-da! Another foiled background! Super cool.

I used the foiled clear sheet on this first card. I trimmed it slightly smaller than the card base. I used dries-clear adhesive to add the acetate plastic on the card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Living Water stamp set with VersaFine Clair Nocturne on a white cardstock using Mini MISTI. I added one of the Gold Glitter Dust Photo Frames. I trimmed the extra white cardstock, then wrapped some of the natural burlap twine around the frame, and added it on the card with 3D Foam Tape.

I stamped the deer twice on a watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black and colored them with Leisure Arts Watercolor Pencils and waterbrush. I dried it with craft heater and then fussy cut them with micro tip scissors. I added on of them on the card with dries-clear adhesive and 3D foam tape.

On my second card, I use the foiled toner sheet. I cut it using one of the Elegant Stitched Dot Edge Dies. I added the burlap sheet first on the card with dries-clear adhesive glue. I wrapped the foiled sheet with natural burlap twine and then I added it on the card with the same adhesive glue.

I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock using Mini MISTI with VersaFine Clair Pinecone Ink Pad. I trimmed the cardstock into a sentiment banner and I added it on the card with adhesive glue.

I added the other watercolored deer on this card with dries-clear adhesive.

My third card is a Christmas card using The Reason Stamp Set, Deco Foil Gold Transfer SheetDeco Foil Liquid AdhesiveDeco Foil Adhesive Pen, and Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor paints.

First, I added some of the Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive on the stamp using make up sponge, then I stamped it on the watercolor paper with Mini MISTI. After that, I added the Gold Transfer Sheet on top of the glue, using my bone folder, I press the foil on the glue. I repeat the step for bold result. This is where Mini MISTI comes handy!

After stamping and foiling the sentiment, I added clean water all over the watercolor paper, and then I added the watercolor paint. I dried the watercolor paint with craft heater. The gold foil resist the watercolor paint.

I added some splatters using white acrylic paint, Metallic Finetec Gold Palatte paints, and Gold Foil. To add the gold foil on the card,  I used the Deco Foil Adhesive Pen to add some dots randomly on the background panel and then added the Gold Transfer Sheet on each dot. I added the finished background on a white card with adhesive glue.

For the angels, I stamped them using the same step I did with the sentiment. After stamping and foiling, I colored them with Metallic Finetec Gold Palatte paints, dried them with craft heater, and fussy cut them with micro-tip scissors. I added the angles on the card with 3D foam tape.

And… that’s all my projects to share with you… As you can see… I had so much fun making projects with Joy Clair Stamps and Therm O Web products. I am pretty sure that I will be making more!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you all enjoy the post and be inspired. Have wonderful day!


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Anything Goes Week 356-357

Simon Says: Starry Night

Project Thursday | One Layer Thanksgiving Card Set

Hello everyone… Thanksgiving is about 5 more weeks from today! There are many ways we can express our gratitude to those who have been kind to us. One way is sending a thank you cards.

For the Project Thursday at Precious Remembrance Blog today, I have a set of One Layer Thanksgiving Cards. They are quick and easy to make. On these cards, I use the Fall Colors Stamp Set. It is a beautiful stamp set and perfect for this season. And I use the VersaFine Clair – Green OasisVersaFine Clair – Summertime, and VersaFine Clair – Pinecone.

This type of card is perfect for mass-produce in short time for sure. Over their blog, I share more details and how I created them.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Fall In Love With Joy Clair

Hello hello hello everyone… I hope you all enjoy the Fall weather now. We have couple cooler days this week. We also start seeing some falling leaves on the ground.

Today, at Joy Clair we have a Fall in Love event where you all will see Fall themed projects from the team. And I am using the new Falling Leaves Background Stamp, Thankful and Blessed Stamp Set, and Turkey Talk Stamp Set on my CAS Fall themed card for this event.

I stamped the Falling Leaves Background Stamp with Rinea Ghost Ink Pad on the Gold Foiled Paper, after couple seconds, I wiped it off with baby wipe. And that is one way of ghosting techniques for creating background.

And then I cut it with ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies. I added it on an orange card with dries-clear adhesive glue.

I cut a piece of watercolor paper into hill shape and after that I scribble couple shade of green watercolor pencils from Leisure Arts Watercolor Pencils Set. I then used the watercolor brush to blend the colors. I dried the watercolor paper and then I added it on the card with the dries-clear adhesive glue.

I stamped the pumpkin cluster from the Thankful and Blessed Stamp Set on a watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black and then I colored it with Leisure Arts Watercolor Pencils and watercolor brush.

I stamped the turkey and sentiment from the Turkey Talk Stamp Set on a watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black and then I colored it with Leisure Arts Watercolor Pencils and watercolor brush.

I dried all the watercolored images with craft heater and then I fussy cut them with micro-tip scissors. And then I added them on the card with 3D foam tape.

I hope you all enjoy this card today. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Hope you all have wonderful day!


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Start Each Day With Grateful Heart

Every day we face with making decisions. Whether it is a small or big decision, we have to make at least one every say. And today… let’s we start it with grateful heart…

I love this Fall Wishes digital stamp set from Graciellie Design. To make this CAS card is very simple.

First, I printed the image on mixed media paper with ink jet, then colored it with Arteza Real Brush Pens.

I fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors and then I added on the card with dries-clear glue.

I found a patterned paper from my scrap stash that I cut into large banner for the background.

I embellished this card with some gold sequins from my stash.

Check out more digital stamps at Graciellie Design Etsy Store. She has lots of beautiful designs!

Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you all have a wonderful day!


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