Using Joy Clair Background Stamps + 3 Card Ideas

Background stamps are a great way to make some very simple and quick cards, without sacrificing any of the interest. Joy Clair has some amazing high quality background stamps, but because they are a bit thinner then the regular A2 size, I feel like they don’t get the attention they deserve. Like I said these are super high quality, made in America, photopolymer stamps. They stamp just as well as any other Joy Clair stamps and they are simple to use! Be sure to watch the video tutorial below for all the details!!

Some supplies used on the video above were sent to me free of charge for design purposes. I only ever design for companies I can stand behind 100%!! To see who I currently or have previously designed for head HERE.


On my first project I used the Falling Leaves stamp. This is a fun one and can be used in so many ways! Today, I stamped the image onto regular cardstock and colored with my alcohol markers to create a very quick card. I used the Hello Sentiments stamp set (one of my faves) to finish this card!

For my second project I knew I wanted to watercolor the Tool Background, which meant I needed to stamp on watercolor paper. Watercolor paper can be a bit tricky because it has some texture, so I like to use my MISTI to do the stamping. Be sure to watch the video above for tips and tricks on using these background stamps in your stamp positioner! I used my Memento markers to quickly watercolor the background.

My third and final project is probably my favorite! I used the Christmas Lights background and I did a bit of multi color stamping!! It’s so easy to use this technique with these stamps, especially in your stamp positioner. I also used the 3D Poinsettia stamp set to add a few embellishments to this very simple card!


I hope you all enjoyed a look at how easy the backgrounds from Joy Clair Stamps are to use! And the amount of techniques you can use them for is endless!

If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my projects, you can find them all listed and linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!


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Faux Inlaid Die Cutting

Inlaid die cutting is a technique that I have used many, many times before. Basically, you use a die to die cut a piece of cardstock and then you can inlay the die and/or the pieces cut from the die back into their openings. Alot of times I like to add color or use patterned paper to add some interest. But there are dies that I have that I would love to use the inlay technique on, but I just can’t bring myself to the tedious task of inlaying such intricate and so many pieces! And that brings me to today’s technique which looks like you’ve taken the time to color and inlay so many small pieces, but in actuality it is so much simpler! Check out the video tutorial below for all the details!

Some supplies used in this video were sent to me for design purposes. Please know I only ever design for companies I can stand behind 100%! If you would like to find out who I currently or have previously designed for head HERE.


Intricate dies are incredibly beautiful, but they can be tricky to cut. Since I am using intricate dies for today’s card I want to share a new to me product that really helps to make intricate dies much easier to cut! Here’s the video!

With this technique you can use any number of dies and coloring mediums to get beautiful results. On my first card I used the Altenew Striped Leaf Cover Die along with alchol markers for a really saturated fall color palette.

Faux Inlaid Die Cutting with Altenew Striped Leaf Cover Die and Alcohol Markers

On my second project I again used a cover die, this time from Kat Scrappiness. It’s one of my favorites called Fancy Florals. It is SUPER intricate. This die would look gorgeous using alcohol markers as well, but I switched it up and went with inks instead. To get into those really tight places I used my Fantastix tools.

Faux Inlaid Die Cutting with Kat Scrappiness Fancy Floral Die and Inks

While I used cover plate dies on my first two cards, this technique can also be used for smaller dies as well. On my third and final project I used one of my very favorite dies from Memory Box called Leaf Silhouette. This die is no longer available, but I will some others that are similar down below! I also used a different way to color, ink blending! This is by far the fastest, but it looks so good!

Faux Inlaid Die Cutting with a Stand Alone Die and Ink Blending

Faux Inlaid Die Cutting is such a great way to make the look of inlaying without all the work! And it doesn’t just work on intricate dies, you can also use it on simple dies as well.

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


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New Release with Joy Clair Stamps – Featuring Reckless Love

Have you been following along the past few days as Joy Clair Stamps shares their new release?? Well today is the last day and I am super excited to share one of my very favorite new additions to the Color by Faith line, “Reckless Love”. This new stamp set is based on the very popular song, which I happen to love, and has some amazing accent stamps to create gorgeous Bible journaling pages or cards like I’ve done today. To see how I put together my card and bookmark today, watch the video tutorial down below!!


This card is a very simple project! I started by stamping the background, using the flower and other accents stamps included in the Reckless Love stamp set. I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink so I could quickly move onto coloring in the images with my alcohol markers. You could use ANY coloring medium here, I just wanted the vibrancy that alcohol markers give me!

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To finish the front of the card I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I added a frame and another layer of vellum, for a littler more opacity, and attached it to the panel and the panel onto an A2 card base. Finally, I added a few clear jewels for a nice sparkly finish!

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The inside of the card I kept SUPER simple and only used one stamp from the Reckless Love stamp set. I stamped the little sheep’s behind in Nocturne Versafine Clair ink and that finished the entire card! I also made a quick bookmark to accompany this card. Be sure to watch all the details above, in the video tutorial!

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Don’t forget to hop along with the entire design team today and leave a comment on each stop, as well! There is a prize to be won and tons of inspiration along the way!! Here’s the list so you can either keep hopping, or start at the beginning so you can enter yourself into the giveaway for today!!!

Joy Clair Blog

Jessica Kaiser

Lindsay Adreon

Angie Cimbalo

Ceal Pritchett

Donna Green Idlet


I hope you all enjoyed today’s tutorial and if you are interested in any of the supplies I used today, you will find them all listed and linked down below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!


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Winter Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop with Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps

Hi Everyone!! I am so excited to be participating in the Winter Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop with Super Sponsor Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps! I LOVE this time of year and I absolutely LOVE all things caffeinated (hence my blog name) so this is the just the perfect combination for me! For my card today, I used a few larger stamps from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps to create a fun and bright background. If you want to see how I put my card together,  you can watch the video down below!

This card is essentially a lot of coloring, but before I could start my coloring I stamped the background. Using the Coffee Cup Heart Stamp and the Candy Cane stamp with my CP Midnight ink pad, I stamped out a quick background. Then it was onto coloring!

I used my Dick Blick alcohol markers to color in the majority of the background, but I switched it up for the green coloring. A little while ago, while roaming around Michael’s I found they had started selling their house brand “Artist’s Loft” alcohol markers. These markers DO have a brush tip and I was super excited to test them out! Be sure to watch the video above to see how they perform!

After adding a bit of sparkle to the background, I matted it and the sentiment and added both to an A2 top folding card base. To finish this card, I added a few highlights to my colored images with a white gel pen!


This was such a fun and different card for me to make! I normally don’t do a lot of coloring, to be honest I’m just not that great at it! But I do really love the look of this card! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my card today, you will find them all linked down below! Happy Crafting!!


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Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps New Release

Who is ready for another release from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps? I know I am!! Today I have a fun and simple card using a few of the new stamps from this release and it is oh so wintery!!

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I started by stamping the sweater and yarn ball stamp set in an ink that would play well with my alcohol markers. Then it was time to fussy cut and color each image! I also ink blended a die cut background with my Catherine Pooler inks and Clarity Brushes! I can’t believe how well these blend and the brushes are sooo easy to work with!

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I LOVE this sentiment. It is a builder, so be sure to check out the new release so you can see all of your options! It is such a nice size too! I put this card together quickly and added a few LOT of glitter drops around the sweater and yarn ball.

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This was such a fun and quick card to make! I hoe you’ll continue along the hop! You can find the entire list on the Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps Blog!! The link is below!

Head to the Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps Blog HERE

And if you are interested in the stamps or any supplies I used on my card today, you can find all linked and listed below!! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!


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