Anything Goes With Dies Challenge | Happy Birthday Coffee Card

Hello everyone… I hope you all are doing well and have a wonderful season.

Starting this month, I am joining Happy Little Stamper Anything Goes With Dies Challenge Team. This is a monthly challenge where you all can link up anything goes projects using any dies.

For this July Anything Goes With Dies Challenge, I made this Happy Birthday Coffee Card. It is a clean-and-simple card, too.

On my card background, I use the Scalloped Chain Die from Divinity Designs. I cut a white cardstock with the die and then I added it on a yellow card base with adhesive glue pen.

I use the Coffee and Jesus Stamp Set from Joy Clair. I stamp the wreath with VersaFine Clair Oasis Ink Pad and then I added some watecolor paint on it. And then I cut it with Double Stitched Circles Dies from Divinity Designs.

For the cup, I stamped the cup from the Coffee and Jesus Stamp Set on a white cardstock with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad and colored it with Staedtler Watercolor Markers and water brush. I dried it with craft heater and then fussy cut it.

I stamped the sentiment from No Probllama Stamp Set in the middle of the cup with VersaFine Nocturne Ink Pad.

I added the wreath circle on the card with adhesive glue and then I added the cup with 3D foam tape.

That’s my project today, I hope you all like it! Have a fabulous day!

DIY Personalized Birch Wood Projects With Clear Stamps

Hello everyone… This week, Joy Clair design team is collaborating with Clear Scraps design team showcasing both companies products. Today, I have two projects to share with you all.

My first project today is this personalized birch wood phone stand. When I saw what they sent me, I know exactly that I had to do wood-burning on it. I love working with wood. Today, I use this beautiful Scallop Wood Phone StandBandana Bits Clear Stamps, and Call On The Lord Clear Stamps.

My second project is this Paws Birch Wood Card and the Dog Gone Christmas Clear Stamps that I turned it into a mini album.

I am sharing both projects with steps how I created them at Joy Clair Blog today. I hope to see you all there.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous day!

Bible Journaling | Galatia 4:1-7

Hello everyone… Today, I have a Bible journaling page to share with you all.

My Bible journaling is from Galatia 4:1-7. Apostle Paul reminds us that we were slaves and by God’s grace he adopted us to be His own children through Jesus Christ. We are no longer slaves to the world and laws, we are now His children and God gives us the Holy Spirit. Through this adoption, we become His heirs! YES… We are the heirs of the King of kings!!! This is an amazing news! 

I am sharing the full details and steps to create this page at Joy Clair Blog today. And the stamp set I use on this Bible Journaling Page is the newly released Color By Faith Collection called Heir of God. This stamp set is just perfect for this verses.

I started by adding heavy body acrylic paints directly on my ESV journaling page. I learned from an online class that acrylic paint will not bleed through and can be a great first layer to prep the thin page. I used small flat brush to blend the blue, teal, and green color.

And then, I used the metallic gold acrylic paint to highlight the verses. I used very thin layer so I still can read the rest of the words on the same page.

I used craft heater to dry this page quickly to avoid wrinkling.

I have a piece of fun foam that I trimmed to fit under my journaling Bible page and use it all the time for stamping. It helps to get nice and crisp result, I rarely had to double stamp my images. If I got not clear image, I always trace it or connect the line with Micron Pen 1. It is my go-to Permanent Pen with India Ink and no bleed-through the paper.

For stamping, I use VersaFine Clair ink pad this time becuase it is a permanent pigment ink that works well on acrylic paints.

I hope you all will enjoy the simple steps I share at Joy Clair Blog today. Thanks a lot for stopping by today. Have a wonderful, blessed day!

National Iced Tea Day | Sweet Tea Cards

Hello hello hello everyone… HAPPY NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY!!! Summer is better with Iced Tea for sure. Raise your hand if you agree with me…

Today, celebrating this cool day, I am joining the fun collaboration blog hop with Coffee Loving Cardmakers and SugarPea Designs. You should arrive from my teammate, Erin.

Come hopping along with us to see lots of inspirations from both design teams and also…to enter the giveaway!!! You simply leave comments along the way for a chance to win a $25 SugarPea Designs Gift Card, the more comments that you leave, the greater chance to win! Commenting closes on Saturday, June 15th at 11:59pm Pacific. Look for the winner announcement on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog the following week.

I made these 2 CAS cards today using the adorable Pucker Up Stamp Set.

I created a decorative side edge card on this first card. I used the image to trace the edge of the card, and cut it.

I stamped the image with VersaFine Onyx Black on a watercolor paper. And then using VersaMark Pen, I traced the ice cubes and heart, and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

Then I colored the cup and pitcher with Staedtler Marsgraphic Duo Watercolor Makers and water brush. After that, I fussy cut them with scissors. I added them on the side card that I cut before. I used adhesive glue and 3D foam tape for the cup.

I did the same step with the lemon and tea bag. I stamp the sentiment on a white cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black, then trimmed it into sentiment banner. I added them at the top left corner of the card with adhesive glue and 3D foam tape.

My second CAS Card, is simple to make also.

To create stamped background, I stamped the image on a watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad and then using smooshing technique, I added the watercolor paint on it. Then I dried it with craft heater. I trimmed it into a square and added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

I stamped the lemon, pitcher, and cup on a watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black, colored them with the same watercolor markers, and then fussy cut them with scissors. I added it on the card with adhesive glue.

For the sentiment, I stamped it on a white cardstock with the same ink pad, cut it with the Pierced Banner Die, and then I added hand-stitching on top of the banner. I added it on the card with adhesive glue.

I hope you like these 2 Iced Tea CAS Cards today. It’s time for you to head over to my teammate, Katie, to see her fabulous project with SugarPea Designs!

THANKS A LOT for stopping by my blog… Have a fabulous day!

Sweet and Fresh Lemonade

Hello hello hello everyone… I hope you all have a fabulous week so far. And today, I have some sweet and fresh card for a friend to share with you all.

When it comes to Summer, iced lemon tea is so refreshing. I love fresh brewed sweet tea with real lemon slices in it. Inspired by that yummy drink… I created this card with this newly released, Happiness Is Homemade Digital Stamp Set.

I created the watercolored rainbow border background with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I scribbled the colors on the edge of the watercolor paper and then blended the water brush. I dried it with craft heater, trimmed it to fit on an A2 white card. I added it on the card with E-Z Grand Adhesive Runner.

And here’s how I created that glass look mason jar. First, I printed the jar and tag on a white cardstock with inkjet printer in black and white. And then I colored it with Prismacolors Colored Pencils.

Next, I covered all the image with VersaFine Mark Ink Pad and then I added some Ranger Thick Clear Embossing Powder. I heated it up with craft heater. I repeated this step twice for glossy and extra thick look.

I love the result… I looks like glass jar. I decorated it with some natural twine ribbon, secured it with some dries-clear permanent adhesive. Then I added the tag and tied it up.

I added the jar on the card with 3D foam tape.

For the sentiment, it is one of the sentiments from the Hey Friend Digital Stamp Set, also one of the newly released stamp sets.

I printed it on a white cardstock, and then fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors. I added it on top of the card with dries-clear adhesive glue.

That’s my card today…. I hope you all also enjoy it. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a fabulous day!

Caffeinated Card | Rise and Grind

Hello hello hello everyone… We are jumping from Spring to Summer here where I live. In the morning, I love this season transition moment, especially when to rise up in the morning and grind some of the fresh coffee beans.

Today, I have a coffee card to share with you all. My card is inspired by the challenge photo from the CUTplorations June Challenge at STAMPlorations blog:

I created that background using Zen Coffee 2 Cover Plate Die – CUTplorations. I added Stick-It Adhesive Sheet on a piece of Darice Blue cardstock and then I cut it using my Gemini Jr machine.

After that, I peeled off the adhesive backing paper off and then I added it on a white card stock.

On a piece of watercolor paper, I created the watercolor wash with smooshing technique using Catherine Pooler ink pad and water. After that, I dried it with craft paper. I sprinkled it with some water and dabbed it off with paper towel to get the distress/marble-ly look. Then, I cut it with the same plate die and then using only the negative cut to fill the cup with permanent adhesive glue.

Carefully, I colored the inside of the cup with brown watercolor paint and small water brush. I saved the rest of the cut out for future project.

I added one of the sentiment from the Just Caffeinate – STAMPlorations Clear Stickers on the cup.

I stamped several butterflies from the Fluttery – STAMPlorations 5×7 Stamp Club Collection December 2017 on a watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad.

I colored the butterflies with Tombow Dual Brush Pens and blended the colors with small water brush. Then, I dried them with craft heater.

I cut 2 of the butterflies with micro-tip scissors. I added them on the card with permanent adhesive and a small piece of 3D foam tape under the wings for extra dimension.

I love how this card turned out and I hope you all will like it, too. And not it’s your turn to create a project and share it with us. And… you have extra chance when you use any STAMPlorations products on your card, you can also link it up at STAMPlorations Never Ending – Anything Goes Challenge when you use any of their products on your project.

Before you all go… I have a 20% OFF coupon code for you to grab any STAMPlorations products. Simply use this code : STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out. Happy Shopping!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Mixed Media Card | Life Happens, Coffee Helps

Hello hello hello everyone… June has arrived! On this first Sunday one the month, I have a mixed media card to share with you all.

Today’s card is for the STAMPlorations June Mixed Media Challenge. You all are invited to play along and creating anything goes projects using your stash as long you use stencils and mixed media.

I created the background using gel printing technique with Make Marks 2 ARTplorarions Stencil, Gelli Art Printing Plate, Color Theory Acrylic Paints, Dina Wakely White Gesso, and American Crafts Navy Blue Cardstock. After that I cut it with Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies – CUTplorations.

I stamped the cups from the Sketchy Coffee Cups STAMPlorations Stamp Set with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad on a watercolor paper and then I colored them with watercolor paint. After that I fussy cut them with scissors.

For the sentiment label, I added some watercolor paint on a piece of watercolor paper with smooshing technique, dried it and then I sanded it for texture and distress look. After that I cut it with one of the Bracket Labels/Tags Nesting Dies – CUTplorations.

And I added one of the Coffee Time STAMPlorations Clear Stickers on that label tag for the sentiment. I added it on the card with permanent adhesive glue.

I added both cups on the card with permanent adhesive glue and 3D foam tape.

I hope this card inspire you to crate a mixed media project for this month challenge. And also, you can link you at STAMPlorations Never Ending – Anything Goes Challenge when you use any of their products on your project.

Before you all go… I have a 20% OFF coupon code for you to grab any STAMPlorations products. Simply use this code : STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out. Happy Shopping!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Have a fabulous day!