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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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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Project Thursday ~ Thank You CAS Card Set

Precious Remembrances Shop

Hello everyone… Happy Thursday! I hope you all have been fun time enjoying Summer with your loved ones. I love Summer, but I cannot wait to enjoy Fall, soon!

And…The Fall Color combos is my inspiration to create these Thank You CAS card set for today Project Thursday. I created these cards using the Thanks Stamp Set and Fall Colors Stamp Set. I am sharing a tutorial how to create these cards on Precious Remembrance Shop Blog today using the heat-embossing/watercolor resist project.

I used ADORNit Watercolor Cakes and Waterbrush to create the paint the washes on the background and then I used the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies – CUTplorations to cut out the panels. For stamping, I used VersaMark Ink Pad and VersaFine Clair ink pad. The embossing powder I used on these cards is a mix of Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder and Holographic Glitter Embossing Powder.

I hope you all are inspired to create. Thank you so much for stopping by today and see you all next time!


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Happy National Coloring Book Day ~ Blossom Bliss Blog Hop

Hello everyone… Welcome to the Blossom Bliss Blog Hop! Happy National Coloring Book Day!!! Today, I am joining STAMPlorations Design Team to celebrate this fun coloring book day and I have 3 coloring project to share with you all!

My first project is an encouragement card. I using one of the Blossom Bliss Coloring Book pages that I colored it with Prismacolors Pencils. The sentiment is from the Faith Expressions Stamp Set. I used the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies to cut out the watercolored background panel and the coloring page.

My second project is another card with the Blossom Bliss Coloring Book Page that I colored it using Pearlesscent Watercolor Paint. It looks so pearly and glittery in real live…

The butterflies are from the Trendy Butterflies 2 Stamp Set. I stamped them on white cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black and then colored them with the Pearlescents Watercolor Paint. Then I fussy cut them with scissors. I curled the wings little bit with stylus for extra dimension to them and then I added them on the card with dries-clear adhesive glue.

And for the sentiment is from the Fond Expressions Stamp Set that I stamped it with VersaFine Onyx Black on a white cardstock and trimmed it into sentiment strip.

And my third project is an art journal. I applied thin coat layer of clear gesso on the Blossom Bliss Coloring Book Page and then colored with Distress Crayons and waterbrush.

I cut out the black frame with Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies and then I added the colored page on the back of it.

I stamped the sentiments from Faith Expressions Stamp Set and Fond Expressions 2 Stamp Set on white cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black and trimmed them. I drew the lines around the word to make a thin frame.

On the background of my art journal, I added the acrylic paints with brayer, and then I applied some white gesso with palette knife. Next, I added black acrylic paint using Crisscrossed ARTploration Stencil and make up foam on both corners.

I sprayed some of the Marabu Spray Paints on the page for extra splash of colors. I dried the whole page with craft heater.

And then, without using stamping block, I stamped randomly the script from the Mixed Media Element Stamp Set with Ranger Archival Black Ink Pad on both corner.

Final step, I added the framed colored page in the middle of the page with dries-clear adhesive glue. And then I added the words around the page with dries-clear adhesive glue.

Visit STAMPlorations Blog for more inspirations and details on this new Blossom Bliss coloring book. Also… Celebrating the National Coloring Book Day, Shery is sharing a Blossom Bliss sampler that available for you to download, print, and color — GO HERE to donwload the sampler!

GIVEAWAY PRIZES

One lucky crafter will win a $15 gift certificate to the store and a copy of Blossom Bliss: Ready-to-Color Floral-Themed Card Fronts. One lucky commenter will also win a $10 gift certificate.

How about more ways to win?

You can participate in the STAMPlorations Blossom Bliss Linky Party by linking up your finished project(s) that you created using the Blossom Bliss page sampler. You can link up 3 projects. Link Up Party open until Thursday, August 9, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today! I hope you all enjoy the projects and be inspired. Have a wonderful day!


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