Creating Backgrounds With Clear Stamp, Foiled Papers, and Ghost Ink

Joy Clair Clear Stamps and Rinea

Hello every one… Today, I have 2 cards to share with you. Sometimes… I like to create my own backgrounds for cards and I am going to show you how easy to do this technique.

On both cards today, I created using Joy Clair Stamp Sets, Rinea Foiled Papers, and Rinea Ghost Ink. I like to create my own backgrounds for cards and I am going to show you how easy to do this technique. And stamp set I used on my cards are the 2 new released Color By Faith Bible Journaling Stamp Sets: Heartfelt Sympathy and Blessed Harvest. And… I am sharing full tutorial and steps how to create these cards at Joy Clair Blog today.

On my first card, I stamped one of the flowers from the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set on the Gold side of the Sapphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper using the Ghost Ink. I let it sit to dry for couple seconds and wiped the ink off the foiled paper using baby wipe. And then next, I cut the foiled paper using one of the Our Daily Bread Designs – Large Banner Dies Set and I added it on a white card using Art Glitter Adhesive Glue.

For the flower, I stamped the same flower image on a watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad using Mini MISTI, dried the ink with craft heater and the I colored it with Leisure Arts Watercolor Pencils and waterbrush. I dried it again after watercoloring and then fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors.

For the sentiment, I did the same step how to create the background using the Blue side of the Sapphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper using the Ghost Ink. After that I trimmed the sentiment into a strip.

I added both flower and sentiment strip on the card with 3D fun foam and Art Glitter Adhesive Glue.

For the second card, I used the Blessed Harvest Stamp Set. Also, I did the same step with the first card to create the background. I used the Earth Tones Foiled Paper. After the stamping and wiping off step, I trimmed the foiled paper to fit slightly smaller than the A2 White Card. I added it on the card with Art Glitter Adhesive Glue.

And the sentiment on this card, I stamped it on a white cardstock with VersaFine Clair Acorn Ink Pad and then I cut it with one of the Our Daily Bread Designs – Large Banner Die Set. I wrapped around some of the May Arts Natural Burlap Twine Ribbon on the banner and then added on the card with 3D fun foam and Art Glitter Adhesive Glue.

I hope you all inspired today by these two cards… Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!


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Mixed Media Card ~ Sweet Friendship

Graciellie Design

Hello everyone… We are in the middle of August now. My daughters are going back to school in less than a week!!! I am praying and hoping that both of them will make sweet friendship with their new classmates this year. I am so thankful for what God has provided for them and what He has planned for their future.

Today, I have a mixed media card with friendship themed. I created this card with digital stamp, distress crayons, water, acrylic paint, and gold foil.

The digital stamp set I used on my card is the Sweetness Digital Stamp Set from Graciellie Design. She has lots of pretty digital stamp at her Etsy store, if you would like to check them out.

I printed the flower image and sentiment on white cardstock in black and white using my inkjet printer. I dried the ink with craft heater before coloring it.

There are 2 layers of background panels I used on this card. First is the dark teal panel that I created using acrylic paint. I added the acrylic pain on gelli plate, spreaded the paint with brayer, added the white cardstock on it, and then gently I press on the cardstock to get the paint transferred to it. I picked it up and set it aside to dry.

The secone panel is watercolored panel. For this watercolored background and coloring I used Distress Crayons Set #5 First I crated the background.They are beautiful pastel color combo.

I scribble the Tumble Glass Distress Crayon on a piece of watercolor paper, then spray it with water. Using my finger, I blended the color in. Then I dried it with craft heater. After that, I trimmed it into 4.25″ x 5.5″, then I distressed the background panel edges with distresser tool.

To color the flowers and cone, I simply scribbled the each Distress Crayon (Frayed Burlap, Dried Marigold, Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, and Cracked Pistachio) on the image, and then I pull the pigment to fill the image using Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush Pen. I added some more pigment to create more shades on them. I dried the colored image with craft heater and then I fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors.

I added some gold foil in the center of the flower by tracing the lines of stamen in the middle of the flower with glue pen, let dry until they were tacky to touch, and then added the foil transfer paper on them.

I added the first and second background panels on the white card with Art Glitter Adhesive Glue. And then I added the flower image and sentiment strip on the card with the same glue.

I embellished the card with some more gold foiled dots that I created using the glue pen and gold transfer paper.

Card is done. I hope you all enjoy it. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have wonderful day…


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Watercolored Fall Leaves

A Jillian Vance Design

Hello everyone.. I do not know about you, but I am dreaming of Fall already…

Today’s projects are Fall Themed Cards. I created the watercolor backgrounds using Catherine Pooler’s Ink Pads (Tutti Frutti, Tiki Torch, and Tiara). On these cards, I used both positive and negative die cuts.

It is super easy to create these watercolored backgrounds. First, add the ink on craft mat. One color at a time. Next, spray it with some water. And then smoosh in the watercolor paper. Gently press the watercolor paper so the ink get soak well. To create the layers of color, you need to dry every time after you add the color.

I repeat these steps for several times until I am happy with the layered of colors. And next, to create the distress-look, spray and sprinkle some water on it, wait for couple seconds, and then dab off the water with paper towel.

I used the Leaves & Petals Die Set and for sentiments are from the Autumn Blessings Stamp Set. Both die set and stamp set are from A Jillian Vance Design.

For more details, I am sharing steps how to crate these watercolored cards at A Jillian Vance Design blog. I hope you all can visit me there today.

Thank you so much for stopping by… Have wonderful day!


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Mixed Media, Clean-and-Simple Cards With Clear Stamps, Ghost Ink, and Foiled Papers

Joy Clair Clear Stamps and Rinea

Hello hello hello… Today, I have two mixed media, clean-and-simple cards that I created using clear stamp sets, ghost ink, and foiled papers.

On my first mixed media, CAS card, I use the Good Vibes Stamp Set. This set is super cool and perfect for sending out some good vibes.. And I am in love with that JEEP for sure!!!

I also used Broken Brick Background Stamp and Uh-Oh Ink Splatters Stamp Set on the background. I used acrylic paint and gel print plate to create the brick background, and then I stamped the splatters and sentiment with VersaFine Ink Pads on the background panel.

For the hill grass, I used one of the pastel green/gold foil paper from the Pastels Foiled Paper Variety Pack. I used the pastel purple/gold side foiled paper and Rinea Ghost Ink Pad to create the jeep and surf board.

On my second mixed media CAS card, I used the new Life Is Sweet Stamp Set. This stamp set really sweet and adorable to create projects that bring smiles to the recipient faces.

I used Gelato Pastel Set to create the dripping watercolored background. And I used the Pastes Foiled Paper Variety Pack, Sapphire/Gold Glossy Filed Paper, and Rinea Ghost Ink Pad. I embellished the card with some of May Arts Burlap String Ivory and some clear sequins.

I am sharing full details and tutorial at Joy Clair Blog today. I hope you all enjoy them and inspired to keep creating with Joy Clair. Thank you for stopping by… Have a wonderful day!


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Encouraging Card Set With Digital Stamp

Graciellie Design

Hello everyone… Happy Friday! It’s been a busy month for us but it is all fun… When we got caught in too many activities, sometimes we need some encouragement to keep us going. Today, I have a set of encouraging cards that I created using digital stamp.

Using digital stamp set is one way to make a bunch of cards in short time. That’s what I do on these cards. I am using this Graciellie Design – You Matter Digital Stamp Set on my cards. This digital stamp set has encouraging sentiments that is great to use on projects.

I used the flower image to create the backgrounds on the cards. I use Photoshop but you always can use any type of picture editing software, you even can use this digital stamp files with Word document software.

I opened the files, and then resized it.

Next, I created a square with 4 flowers and group them into 1 image.

Resized it again to fit the size. I have several different sizes ready to use for other projects.

And then it was only simply copy and paste the square flower image and arrange them on the page.

I printed the finished background page with inkjet printer in black and white.

I dried the printed image with craft heater for coloring and avoid smudging ink.

To color the background, I used Leisure Art Premium Colored Pencils and Tombow Dual Brush Blending Pen.

After I colored all the flowers, I trimmed them into smaller panels and then added them on the grey cardstock mats using Scrapbook Adhesive E-z Runner Grand.

I added all the finished background panels on the A2 White Cards (4.25″ 5.5″) with the same adhesive runner.

For the sentiment, I printed them on white cardstock and trimmed them to fit across the front cards. I added the sentiment strips on the cards with 3D fun foam and Art Glitter Dries-Clear Adhesive Glue.

My cards are done and ready for any time when I need them to send out to family and friends who need some encouragement.

I hope you all enjoy this post today and inspired to keep creating and sharing joy through handmade cards. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful and beautiful day… See you next time!


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