ARTplorations Blog Hop | Mixed Media Cards

Hello everyone! Today I have two mixed media cards that I created using new stencils, word die sets, and mixed media mediums.

I am joining the STAMplorations Girls for the ARTplorations Blog Hop showcasing the new stencils by Sanna Lippert Designs.

On my first card, I use the new Lupinus ARTplorations Stencil and Birthday Wishes Phrase Die.

On a piece of watercolor paper, I added the texture paste using the Lupinus Stencil. After it dried, I added the 2 shades of purple Gelatos and using my finger to blend the colors. I added the green Gelato on the stalk and leaves and blended the color the same way I did on the flowers.

I scribble some of the blue Gelato around the flowers and blended it in with my finger to create the blue sky background. Once in a while I wet my finger with baby wipe.

I cut out the Birthday Wishes twice using purple and white cardstock. I stacked them together and added on the card with dries-clear adhesive glue. This glue dries clear and permanent.

I added some of the purple Stickles on the card and let them dried.

On this second card, I used the Fairy Tales ARTplorations Stencil, Big Hugs Phrase Die, Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I created a watercolored background using watercolor paints. I used wet-on-wet technique. I dried the paint with craft heater and then cut it with the large size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I added the texture paste with the stencil and let it dried completely. After that, I run it through my laminating machine with the DecoFoil Teal foil sheet. It was fun to see the foil revealed when I removed the sheet.

I added some white acrylic paint with fan brush and then I added the background panel on a white card with adhesive glue.

I cut out the word die with black cardstock and added them on a white cardstock. I trimmed it into banner and I added it on the card with 3D foam tape. I embellished this card with some of the teal sequins I have in my stash.

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And what’s a blog hop without prizes, right? Here are the details on the prizes:

To enter the giveaway, you simply leave a comment on STAMPlorations blog and participating designers’ blogs between now and Sunday, October 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific for a chance to win. Only one comment per blog, please. Winners will be randomly picked from comments left here on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers’ blogs. We’ll announce the winners on November 10 in the October Winners post.

Thank you so much for hopping by my blog! Have a wonderful day!

National Coffee Day Winners

Hey hey hey… everyone… I am popping up early this morning to announce the winners from the National Coffee Day Blog Hop from my blog.

The winner from the Graciellie Design…is… DEBBIE RUMPZA!!! You won this beautiful Fall Wishes digital stamp set from Graciellie Design. And… Gracie still have the SALE on her Etsy Store. You can save 40% OFF on everything… Sale ends today by midnight! No code needed.

And the winner from Precious Remembrance Shop…is… KAREN BRIERLEY!!! You won the the Little Things Stamp Set from Precious Remembrance Shop. Are you a newsletter subscriber to Precious Remembrance Blog? If you haven’t subscribe yet, make sure to fill out the new form on the top side bar at their blog. By subscribing to the newsletter it will keep you updated with the latest updates, projects, free gift, and special offers.

Please send me email at gulletthm at yahoo dot com with your email and mailing address. I will forward your information to the Super Sponsors. THANK YOU SO MUCH for visiting and blog-hopping along with us to celebrate the National Coffee Day 2018!

Mixed Media Challenge | You’re So Very Special

STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge

Hello everyone… I am here today with a new mixed media challenge. Also, it is a new challenge for me! It is an anything goes challenge, including cards!

Starting this month, I am a new member for the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team. So excited to be part of this team and create with these creative ladies.

On my almost-one-layer mixed media card today, I use Retro Circles Stencil – ARTplorations StencilMixed Media Elements Stamp Set, and Fond Expressions 2 Stamp Set.

I added some of the texture paste with the stencil on a piece of watercolor paper. I added it only the center of the paper. After the texture paste dried, I sprayed it with the Marabu Art Sprays. I sprayed one color at the time. After I sprayed it, I held the paper in angle position and let the paint drip down on both side.

Once the sprays dried, I stamped the script stamp randomly on it with Archival Black Ink Pad. And then I stamped the sentiment with the same ink pad at the bottom corner.

I trimmed the paper and added it on a white card with adhesive glue.

I hope this inspire you to create a mixed media project and join our challenge this month. If you used at least one STAMPlorations products (digital or clear stamp, stencil, die, or a page from any of our coloring books), make sure to link it up to our Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge too for a chance to win more STAMPlorations products!

THANK YOU so much for stopping by today! Have wonderful day!

World Card Making Day 2018 | Smooshing Challenge

Hello everyone… HAPPY WORLD CARD MAKING DAY to all of you, my sweet card-making friends!!! I hope you all get to celebrate this fun day in fun and special ways!

Joy Clair is hosting 5 (FIVE) fun challenges all day for all of you to play along! You can create projects, share and link them up, and enter lots of giveaways!!! And for the fourth challenge is Smooshing Challenge . This is one of my favorite cardmaking technique, especially when I create backgrounds. And here’s my card that I created using Hello Autumn Clear Stamps:

I used Distress Oxide Ink Pads to create the background. The colors I used are Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, and Vintage Photo. The paper I used is 140 lbs watercolor paper.

Smooshing technique is really easy and fun. You simply add the ink on the craft mat and spray with water. After that, dip your paper in the color. I always dry the color on the paper for each time adding the color. Once I like the blending on the paper, I spray some water on it, let it sit for couple seconds, then I dab it off with paper towel. This step gives the background extra texture look to it. I stamped the sentiment on the finished background panel with VersaFine Clair Pinecone using Mini MISTI.

I trimmed the background panel little bit smaller. Then I wrapped the natural burlap twine around the card, and I added it to the white card with adhesive glue.

Then I stamped the leaves with Hero Art Autumn Ombre Ink on a white cardstock using Mini MISTI. I fussy cut them after that. I stamped the acorn with VersaFine Clair Pinecone Ink Pad and fussy cut it, too. I added them on the knot where I tied up the burlap twine, I glued them with adhesive glue, and then I tied up the bow on top of them.

We want everyone to be able to play  and have FUN… Here’s how you can create along:

  • No requirement to use Joy Clair Stamps although we would be thrilled if you did.
  • Please make a new card!
  • Add your link to the appropriate Inlinkz Link-up tool for Smooshing Challenge.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish while the challenges are open. There will a prize posted on each challenge and one card will be randomly chosen as a winner of that prize from those that Link-up.
  • Have tons of fun!

And more…

Joy Clair really want to reward those who enter multiple challenges. The crafters who enter a different card for at least FOUR (4) of the challenges (hopefully all of them!) and add JCGP next to their name on the name of their link, for example “Lisa Lane JCGP”, will be entered into a special pool to receive the Grand Prize. Entering to the WCMD-18 My Space Challenge will qualify as 1 of those 4 challenges.

What is the Grand Prize you ask? We are giving away 6 Stamps Sets from Joy Clair Store (just in time for our upcoming next Release)!

We will have all challenges open until next Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 11:55 p.m. EST to let you all have time to create because celebrations should never be limited to a single day, right?

SCHEDULE & CHALLENGE LINKS

7:00 a.m. EST  – My Space

9:00 a.m. EST – Rainbow Colors

12:00 a.m. EST –  Make & Mail

1:00 p.m. EST – Around the World Blog Hop with Joy Clair Friends

3:00 p.m. EST – Smooshing

6:00 p.m. EST – Letters & Die Cuts

If you are unable to participate in the challenges, simply comment on the World Card Making Day blog posts at Joy Clair Blog and each designer blog. We will be giving one prize to a randomly drawn commenter compiled from all WCMD 2018 posts.

All the World Card Making Day Challenge Winners will be announced on Joy Clair Blog on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

So… it’s your turn to create…

World Card Making Day Sale

Joy Clair is having a special sale!!! ALL JOY CLAIR STAMPS are 25% OFF only for today and tomorrow, October 6th – October 7th. Use code: WCMD18 when you check out. Shop early to get the best selection!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have wonderful World Card Making Day 2018!

World Card Making Day 2018 | Around The World Blog Hop | Faux Batik Card

Hello everyone… HAPPY WORLD CARD MAKING DAY to all of you, my sweet card-making friends!!! I hope you all get to celebrate this fun day in fun and special ways!

Joy Clair is hosting 5 (FIVE) fun challenges all day for all of you to play along! You can create projects, share and link them up, and enter lots of giveaways!!! Here is the schedules when the challenges are posted:

7:00 a.m. EST  – My Space

9:00 a.m. EST – Rainbow Colors

12:00 a.m. EST –  Make & Mail

1:00 p.m. EST – Around the World Blog Hop with Joy Clair Friends

3:00 p.m. EST – Smooshing

6:00 p.m. EST – Letters & Die Cuts

And now… it is time for the Around the World Blog Hop with Joy Clair Friends!!! This is an amazing blog hop where not only the design team, but also there are friends of Joy Clair participate and sharing their projects with you all.

I created my card today using the Hello Autumn Clear Stamps and Faux Batik Technique. Since I am from Indonesia, I would love to showcase the traditional Batik print from my home country on my project.

I found this fun Faux Batik technique on YouTube using GooseBumps Spray. But, on my card today I use the GooseBumps Dauber Top Bottle Shimmer from Imagine Crafts.

I dabbed the GooseBumps directly on the stamp and stamp the leaf randomly on a piece of watercolor paper. When they dried, they were glittery and sparkle!

I use Distress Oxide Ink Pads (Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain) with smooshing technique to create the background. The GooseBumps texture resisted the watercolor paints.

I dried the whole finished panel with my craft heater and then I trimmed it diagonally.

I used the cut out backgrounds as guide to stamp the sentiment. I used my Mini MISTI and VersaFine Clair Summertime Ink Pad to stamp the sentiment directly on a white card.

After stamping the sentiment, I added the background panels on the card with adhesive glue.

I stamped the acorns with VersaFine Clair Pinecone Ink Pad on a white cardstock, fussy cut them, and added them on the card with adhesive glue. I tied up a little bow out of the natural burlap twine and added it on the acorn for an extra embellishment.

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The Joy Clair Design Team members are collaborating with Guest Designers for this Around The World Blog Hop. Here’s the full list of the participants:

Joy Clair Stamps

Jowilna Nolte

Martha Lucia Gomez

Melissa Andrew

Donna Idlet

Elina Stromberg

Lindsay Adreon

Kassandra Tousignat

Jenny Fruchey

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Monica Maier

Nancy Nickel

Helen Gullett

Betz Golden

Ceal Pritchett

Annie Collins

Angie Cimbalo

Steph Ackerman

Roni Johnson

Jessica Kaiser

World Card Making Day Sale

Joy Clair is having a special sale!!! ALL JOY CLAIR STAMPS are 25% OFF only for today and tomorrow, October 6th – October 7th. Use code: WCMD18 when you check out. Shop early to get the best selection!

I hope you all find an inspiration from this blog hop. Thank You so much for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful and fun World Card Making Day!