Easy Custom Sentiments

Hi everyone and welcome to the second day of the Joy Clair Stamps New Release Blog Hop!! If you haven’t hopped along with yesterday’s hop showcasing the Everyday Collection, be sure to do so! You can find the entire list on my blog post HERE. Today the design team is sharing so many fun projects using the new Color by Faith Collection which is where Joy Clair Stamps really shines and stands apart! This line is full of faith based stamp sets that are perfect for not only cardmaking but journaling, Bible journaling and so much more!

I am showcasing the new Lindsay Script Alpha stamp set. This is a STAPLE stamp set! It pairs perfectly with ANY stamp set you have on hand to create custom words or sentiments and I couldn’t wait to pair it with a few of the newly released sets.

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For my first card I paired the alphabet stamp set with the new Proverbs 31 stamp set. I created a quick emboss resist background and multi toned sentiment with a word block stamp included in the set. For my “custom sentiment” I built up “You Are” to pair with the word block and added it with a flag banner!

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On my second card I really wanted to share how versatile this set is. So while you can build up those custom sentiments to say whatever you want, including people’s names, you can also use it to create everyday sentiments like I did here. I used the new Be Wise stamp set to create a quick masked scene and I wanted to turn this into a hello card. I didn’t have a hello sentiment that I liked well enough so I made my own with the Lindsay Script Alpha stamp set! It was so easy!

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Don’t forget to hop along to each stop along the way and leave a comment! One random winner will be given a $25 Gift Code to the Joy Clair Online Shop! Here’s the entire list for today!

Joy Clair Stamps

Martia Lucia Gomez

Connie Hyde Mercer

Kerry Urbatch

Jowilna Nolte

Betz Golden

Helen Gullett

Angie Cimbalo

Ceal Pritchett

You Are Here — Lindsay Adreon — You Are Here

Next Stop >> Jessica Kaiser <<Next Stop

Karen Letchworth

Donna Idlet


If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my project today, I have listed and linked them all down below! Until next time, happy crafting everyone!!


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Hopping with Joy Clair Stamps – Color by Faith

Hi everyone! If you made it here from Betz’s Blog, you’re on the right track! If you are just starting out on my blog, be sure to hop along with the Joy Clair Color by Faith Blog Hop today! The entire design team is sharing so much wonderful inspiration using the Color by Faith Series from Joy Clair today! If you are unfamiliar with the Color by Faith Series, it’s a line of faith based clear stamps that are great for Bible Journaling, Hymnal Journaling, or faith based cards. The images in the sets can also be paired with a sentiment set like Hello Sentiments to make everyday cards! To see a few of my favorite Color by Faith stamp sets and how I created my card for today, watch the video tutorial below!


This card was super easy to put together and could easily be one that you make multiples of! I started with Jesus is My Jam stamp set and chose the little images to quickly stamp a background. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink so I could color it with alcohol markers. And for the sentiment I went with the Praise the Lord stamp set and colored it with alcohol markers to match the background.

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I thought because the outside said Make a Joyful Noise, it would be fun to turn this into a congratulations card. I added a You Did It sentiment in the inside and a few more images from the Jesus is My Jam Stamp Set to finish the inside of the card!

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 To celebrate the Color by Faith Blog Hop, Joy Clair Stamps is giving away a $25 Gift Card to One lucky winner. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment. Leave comments by 11:59 pm ET 04-05-2019 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on Joy Clair Blog on 04-30-2019
LINE UP:
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Martha Lucia Gomez
Connie Hyde Mercer
Angie Cimbalo
Karen Letchworth
Jessica Kaiser
Monica Maier
Kerry Urbatch
Donna Idlet
Betz Golden
Lindsay Adreon
Next Stop >>Ceal Pritchett << Next Stop
Jowilna Nolte
Helen Gullet


I hope you all enjoyed today’s video and don’t forget to hop along!! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my card today, they are all linked down below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!


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Mixed Media in Bible Journaling

I am always mesmerized by mixed media, especially when watching a sped up video of someone creating! Watching all of those layers overlap and blend and all the different techniques work together to create on cohesive piece is absolutely amazing! I’ve never though of myself as a mixed media artist and to be quite honest, it scares me! But today I wanted to give it a go with a very simple layout! There aren’t too many layers here, but I did dip my toes in and it was fun! To watch my entire process for creating this Bible journal page, check out the video tutorial below!


I could not even begin to try and tell you step by step how to create the page. This is most definitely one of those times when the video tutorial is really your only option! But I can give you a few helpful tips I learned along the way. First, pull from techniques you already know how to do to start off and then mix in experiments! I started this page by gluing in tissue paper paper that I had printed on. I have already shown this technique, which you can watch HERE, and I knew I wanted that to be my “background” or base layer for the process, so that’s where I started and then built out from there.

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I also found it really helpful to pull a few products beforehand that I knew I wanted to use. My inspiration for the day was the Rise and Shine stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps. From there, I built on the children’s song by adding the sheet music that I printed onto the tissue paper. I also looked at the stamp set and decided to add a bit of a scene. So I grabbed my acrylic paints to build that!

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Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment a little bit. And if something happens that you don’t like, cover it up! I wasn’t crazy about the edges and the I felt the layout of my page was too spread out and big, so I used black gesso to completely cover them up! Also, if you cant cover something completely, you can always “tone it down” with more layers over the top!

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So that is my very first adventure into the world of mixed media and a few tips and tricks I learned along the way! I hope you all enjoyed following along with me!!

If you are interested in any of the supplies I used today, you can find them listed and linked down below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!


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Mardi Gras Fun with Joy Clair Stamps

Hello everyone! If you made it here from Betz’s blog you are on the right track! If you are just starting out on my blog, be sure to head to the list down below so you can participate in the entire blog hop today with Joy Clair Stamps! Today, the design team is sharing several projects using Joy Clair’s new stamp set “Unashamed”. I used this new set to journal a bit in my Bible and you can watch the video tutorial down below!!


The “Unashamed” stamp set is full of great images which would be amazing on cards or tags, but I started by stamping one of the masks twice in my Bible with Versamark ink. Then I heat embossed both with a Sparkle Black Embossing Powder. There are also several images that you can stamp to decorate the different masks. I stamped a few ribbons on both sides of both masks and heat embossed those as well.

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I don’t watercolor often, but when I do I like to use markers. I used my Memento Markers to lay down a quick bit of color and then used a water brush to blend out the color. Using a water brush really allowed me to keep the water to a minimum and not over saturate the pages. To finish off the page I stamped one of the sentiments on the top of the page in Versafine Clair ink.

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Before I did any work on the page I prepped the page I would be working on with clear gesso and let that dry. The majority of the time I do not do any prep work on my pages, but watercolor tends to bleed quite a bit. Just by taking those few extra minutes, there was absolutely no bleed through on the finished pages!

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Don’t forget to keep hopping along with the entire Joy Clair Design Team and leave a comment at each stop along the way! A $25 Gift Card to the Joy Clair Shop is up for grabs!! Here’s the entire list!

 UNASHAMED FEATURING -MARDI GRASS EVENT FEBRUARY 4TH

BLOG HOP LIST:

Martha Lucia Gomez

Connie Hyde Mercer

Kerry Urbatch

Karen Letchworth

Angie Cimbalo

Jessica Kaiser

Betz Golden

Lindsay Adreon

Donna Idlet

Ceal Pritchett

Helen Gullet

Have fun hopping along!


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Bible Journaling & Card Making with One Design

Have you ever done any journaling, in your Bible or scrapbooking and really loved the design so much you didn’t want to just keep it for yourself? That happened when I was journaling with the “Hosanna” stamp set from Joy Clair. I was so happy with the results, I really wanted to transfer the design to a card so I could share it with others! I videoed the process of both to share with you today and hopefully encourage you to transfer some of your favorite designs onto different types of projects! You can watch the entire video tutorial down below!


As I said above, I started with the intentions of just journaling in my Bible with this set. I started by stamping the Hosanna word in Perfect Plumeria Versamagic (a chalk ink). Then, around the word, I stamped the leaf with two different tones of green chalk ink. Finally, I stamped “in the highest” with the darkest shade of green to complete this super simple journaling page!

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Here’s a look at the back side of the page. This was the first time I used chalk inks in my Bible journaling and wanted to record the results of the bleed through. I did not prep my page with any gesso or other medium.

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I LOVED the design of this page and really wanted to transfer it to a card design as well! For the card I stamped the leaf, again with two different tones of green ink, on the top and bottom of a strip of cardstock leaving the center open. You could use the same Hosanna stamp set to stamp down a sentiment, but I thought this design would really well for a sympathy card, plus it fit all of my guidelines for a sympathy card (easy, quick, but still beautiful!). I pulled out my Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set and stamped a Praying for You sentiment in the Perfect Plumeria ink. To finish off the design I added a few drops of Enamel Accents in Potting soil.

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As many of your know, I always try to decorate the inside of my cards. I used the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set again to stamp a lovely verse and then the leaf again, with the same two green inks, to add that final touch!

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Here’s a look at both the Bible journaling and card designs side by side! I LOVE both of them and am so glad I decided to use the design on more than one project!!

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I hope you all enjoyed today video! I had such a fun time journaling and making this card and couldn’t be happier with the results! This is definitely one that is easy enough for beginners or if you are in need of multiples card it would be so easy to stamp a ton of these! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my card or in my journaling today, you can find them all listed and linked down below! Happy Crafting, everyone!!


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