Joy Clair October Challenge: Halloween and Die Cuts

Hello everyone! October is here!!! We are excited and love to this season. My girls have been planning what they wanna be on Halloween since Summer! And October is finally here, they are getting more excited, it is becuase they want to make their costumes.

Halloween and Die Cuts Challenge with Joy Clair

This month, the new challenge at Joy Clair is all about Halloween and Die Cuts. Since it is Anything Goes as theme, you can create any projects, post your project on your personal blog or online gallery and link back to us. You can use any brand of stamps!!!

  • MUST directly link to the Joy Clair blog in your post. (Or entry will not count)
  • Projects must be NEW, no back linking, please.
  • Number of entries is unlimited (each project, separate link).
  • Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz here.

And here’s my take on this challenge:

Halloween and Die Cuts Challenge with Joy Clair

On my card I used October Fun Clear Stamps, Spooky Greetings Clear Stamps, and Fall Leaves Clear Stamps.

First, I stamped the leaves randomly directly on the card base to create the background.

Then I stamped the mummy and witch hat on a white cardstock, and fussy cut them.

Using Mini MISTI, I stamp the sentiment with 2 colors ink (green and black). I stamped them twice to get bold result. And I fussy cut it out.

I had extra galaxy watercolored background in my stash that I created with Gelatos and Acrylic Paint (tutorial here), and I die cut it with 2 sizes Circle Dies to create the ring. And I added it on the card with adhesive.

On top of the ring I added the mummy and hat with thick glue dots, and then I added the sentiment with 3D foam tape.

Then I thought this card need some sparkle, so I added some glitter on the witch hat with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pen.

Need more inspirations? Go to Joy Clair Blog to see inspirations from the Design Team and more details on the challenge. You have until October  30, 2017 to create a new project and enter it into Inlinkz below. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store. One lucky winner will be announced on October 31!

Before you go… Joy Clair has a special event to celebrate World Cardmaking Day 2017! Mark your calendar and join us for the full day fun making cards together! And… there will be TONS OF PRIZES and Inspirations. also… there is a coupon code for you to use to save 20% of your purchase at Joy Clair Store.

THANK YOU for stopping by today and have a fabulous day!

I also play along at:

Challenge Weeks #302-303 – Anything Goes

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Mixed Media Card with Joy Clair Stamp, Foiled Paper, and Iridescent Gelatos

Hello everyone…Today with a fun mixed media card. I have been having fun creating galaxy and nebula background using couple of coloring medium, like watercolor paints, Color Burst and Gelatos.

On my mixed media card, I used one of Joy Clair new stamp set, Out Of The World, together with the Rinea foil papers and Iridescent Gelatos.

On a piece of watercolor paper (you can also use any heavy weight cardstock, as an option), I added some white gesso using old credit card. Then when the gesso was completely dry, randomly I scribbled some of the Iridescent Gelatos (Starbust, Nebula, Stardust, Galaxy, Black Hole) on the paper and then using my finger I mixed the colors. They give the metallic look and extra sparkle on it. Check it out on this short video below:

Come over to Joy Clair Blog to see the full details and steps how to create this fun galaxy card using Joy Clair Stamps.

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


CLC Thrusday Coffee Break: Be Strong and Courageous

Hello everyone…Happy Thursday! Guess what?! One more sleep to the amazing Fall Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop!!!

Are you ready? Here’s the detail and information about it:

When: Friday, September 15 – Friday, September 22
Time: 6 am pacific
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

Gather your supplies and get ready for the whole week of blog hop, inspirations, and giveaways at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!

Today I share the steps how to make this Fall themed mixed media tag at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. I created this tag with Dream of Being stamp set from Unity Stamp Company, on of the generous Super Sponsor.

So…Let’s grab your favorite drinks and get crafty with me!

Thanks for stopping by!


STAMPlorations Typografia In Faith Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hello everyone… WELCOME to STAMPlorations Typografia In Faith Blog Hop! Today I join the STAMPlorations team sharing projects with the new stamp set collection from STAMPlorations, called Typografia In Faith.

Visit STAMPlorations Blog to read and see the full details of the whole Typografia Collection and the design team projects. And… before you leave, do not forget to give each of the designer some love about their project for chances to win giveaway prize.

For this blog hop, I created 2 projects. The first one is a journaling page insert using vellum paper that I added inside my New Living Translation – Inspired Journaling Bible.

To create the insert, first I added the vellum paper (8.5″ x 11″) in between the pages, I traced it with pencil, and then I cut it out with scissors. Or you also can measure you Bible page, and then cut out your vellum paper with paper trimmer, without tracing it first.

STAMPlorations Typografia In Faith - Romans 11:1

I stamped the Faith – Typografia in Faith stamp using Regular MISTI, StazOn Black Jet Ink, and then I sprinkled some clear embossing powder on it. I pre-heated my craft heater for at least 30 seconds or more to avoid wrinkling the vellum paper, and then heat set the embossing powder. The vellum paper wrinkled just a very little bit.

STAMPlorations Typografia In Faith - Romans 11:1

After that, I traced some flowers at the bottom of the page using Bloom Silhouettes ARTPlorations Stencil and Micron Pen 0.3, and using Micron Pen 1 to fill in each flower. These Micron Pens are india ink, so it dries permanently and bold.

STAMPlorations Typografia In Faith - Romans 11:1

I smooshed some of the the Distress Inks on the back of the vellum page to create the night background sky. On this page, I used Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot. After that, using my finger I blended them. It is way easier if you have blending tool, I do not have it 🙂 And then I used paper towel to wipe off the extra ink.

STAMPlorations Typografia In Faith - Romans 11:1

For extra texture and stars, I sprayed from water using Ranger Spray bottle, and wiped it off with paper towel right away. Water will curl the vellum paper if you let it sit too long.

And my second project is a mixed media tag using the God’s Strength – Typografia In Faith stamp.

I created the tag galaxy background using Gelatos and splatter of white acrylic paints. And then using Mini MISTI, I stamped the God’s Strength – Typografia In Faith stamp with VersaMark ink pad, and added some WOW! Jade Glitter Embossing Powder, heat set it, and then stamped again with VersaMark Ink Pad, added some mixed white-and-glitter embossing powder on it, and heat set again. The result is that looks like it has shadow. Kidda make it pop up, don’t you think? 🙂

Those are all my projects to share with you today.


One commenter will win her choice of 3 Typografia In Faith stamps. The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations Blog and participating designers’ blogs. It is open until Monday, September 18th. And the winner will be announced on September 19th.

And… more…

Get 20% off on all STAMPlorations regular and sale-priced stamps, stencils, and dies by using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out (please copy and paste the code). Code can not be combined your code with any other discount codes.

So… let’s get hopping and tell me in the comment which 3 Typografia in Faith stamps that you would pick if you are a winner 🙂

THANK YOU so much for stopping by today and I hope you all are inspired to create!





CAS Cards with Joy Clair Stamps, Foiled Paper and Ghost Ink Pad

Hello everyone… I have a couple of cards that I would love to shared with you today using new stamps and products.

On my cards today I used the Rinea Emerald/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper. It is a beautiful emerald green on one side, and gold on the other side.

Stamp sets I used on the cards are from Joy Clair: Salt and Light, Bible Journaling Stamp Set and Faith Quotes, Bible Journaling Stamp Set.

This Ghost Ink is new product from Rinea and I am pretty impressed for the first time I used with Rinea Foiled Paper. What it does is removing the color pigment from the foil paper and create a ghost stamped image. Great for creating background.

To use the Ghost Ink is very simple. It does not need any special thing to do, beside stamp and wipe it off with paper towel. It works well on darker colors, but not on silver or gold.

Come over to Joy Clair Blog today to see the full post and steps how I created these cards. I hope you all will visit met there. THANK YOU so much for being here today! Have a great day!

I play along at:

September Challenge



Joy Clair September Challenge: Mixed Media One Layer Card

Hello everyone…September has arrived! And that means new challenge for you this month at Joy Clair Stamp Blog.

This month challenge theme is Anything Goes One Layer Card or Textured Card. Also, you can create any projects using the picture and color inspirations:

We have simple rules for you to play along:

  • You can use any brand of stamps,
  • MUST directly link to the Joy Clair blog in your post. (Or entry will not count)
  • Projects must be NEW, no back linking, please.
  • Number of entries is unlimited.
  • Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz here.

Here’s my card. I created a one layer mixed media card using the new October Fun Stamp Set with Distress Crayons, Aspen Trees Stencil, and Texture Paste.

I created the background by scribble the Distress Crayons on the watercolor paper panel, and using damp baby wipe to blend them together. Then I sprinkle some water, wipe them off with paper towel to create some texture on the background.

Then I stamped the cute witch and her treat back, plus sentiment on the panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I created a mask for them. After putting the mask on, I added the texture paste on the card. Set aside to dry. Then I remove the masks off. I decided to color the witch’s dress and bag with ShinHan Touch Twin Marker and give some sparkle on them with Spectrum Sparkle Brush Pen.

Here’s a close up:

That’s my one layer mixed media card for this challenge and now it’s your turn…I hope this card can inspire you to create and link up with us! I cannot wait to see your projects!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a fabulous day!






Joy Clair Christmas Coffee ATCs

Hello everyone… Finally… this week School is back here in Ohio area. I hope you all have been having a good week so far. My daughters have been looking forward to go back to school since mid-Summer break!

Today I have a mixed media project to share with you. These are my very first time created Artist Trading Card or known as ATC. It can be done with any technique, even simple collage of pictures or simply stamping and coloring. Honestly, at the beginning it was intimidating, but when I tried it, it’s super fun!

The ATC size is 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Some people recycle their playing cards. People also trade these cards, not for sale. It is a fun way of trading art works with crafty friends, don’t you think?

To create my cards today I used the Christmas Coffee Clear Stamps, homemade gesso, Gelatos, Stamper’s Big Brush Pens, PITT Artist Pen, Texture Paste, Stencils, Mini Staplers, Cardboards, Watercolor papers, watercolor brush, water, sprayer, stamping blocks, and paper towel.

I had so much fun stamping, doodling, and creating background with those supplies!

To see the full step-by-step picture tutorial how I created these ATC cards, please visit Joy Clair Blog today!

So…have you tried mixed media or made ATC before?

THANK YOU so much for stopping by today and I hope you all are inspired and enjoy them as well. Have fabulous day!

I play along at:

Simon Says: Artist Trading Card (ATC)


Challenge #256 Anything Goes