Foil Backgrounds

This month Joy Clair Stamps is partnering with Rinea Foil so I am having fun coming up with some fun new ways to use it! Today, I have a few backgrounds (surprise, surprise) to share with you that are fairly easy and oh so shiny! Be sure to watch the video tutorial below for all the details!!

Some products used in 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 am currently and have previously designed for head HERE.


So here’s the run down on Rinea foil paper if you are unfamiliar with this product. It is a foil paper that has so much shine and there are a ton of different colors to choose from. It comes in packages of individual colors or you can purchase variety packs that are color coordinated. What makes this products different from other shiny foil paper is that it is moldable. It will hold it’s shape, so it’s perfect for any 3D projects you might want to make with it!!

To create my first background I started by die cutting each colors from the Pastel Variety pack of foil, plus silver, with a scalloped border die. I made sure to move the border slightly each time I cut, so not each piece was the exact same. Then, I adhered each of those strips on top of one another onto an A2 card base. To be the foil stuck really well, I used a tape adhesive.

DIY scales made with Rinea foil and a scallop border die.

When I had the right side completely covered with “scales” I started on the left side panel. I used the new Mermaid at Heart stamp set to add the perfect stamped images to complete the card!

Mermaid at Heart with Rinea Foil

My second background is a little more involved, but just take your time and lay everything out and it will come together. I started with the large foil sheets of the Floral Variety pack and cut the three colors down to A2 sized sheets. These are thin sheets so you can easily cut through three of them layered on top of one another. I cut all of the sheets at different angles, being sure to lay each piece off to the side so I could easily piece them back together. I then added the pieces back together, using all the different colors so I had a fun and colorful geometric background.

Be sure to watch the video above for tips and tricks, plus some things I learned while creating this background!

Colorful geometric background made with Rinea Foil.

To finish this card I cut down the background with a zig zag rectangle die. Then, I added a cluster of different gems from the You’re a Gem stamp set. Super simple!

Cluster of gems from the You're a Gem stamp set.

I LOVE these backgrounds. They were both fairly easy and add so much shine without a ton of work! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my projects today, you can find them all listed and linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!


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A Simple Card

There are times in life when a card is needed to send for encouragement or just to let the recipient know you are thinking of them during really difficult times, diagnosis, life events, etc. Those times are rough and to be quite honest, it can be hard to know exactly HOW to create a card for those occassions. Today, I am sharing a very simple encouragement card that is made with the new Hope stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps. And while this card (and set) was made with Breast Cancer Awareness in mind, please know that this can be tailored to suit your needs or recipient! Check online for a reference list of what the different colors of ribbons means so you can color accordingly.

I’m doing something a bit different today. The video is a short one so I am posting it over on Instagram TV. Click the photo below to take you there and check it out!


This is a super simple card to put together. I made this card with a pink ribbon, but you can find many references online where you can find the ribbon colors and their meanings. This card could easily be customized to suit the recipient’s needs.


I hope you all enjoyed this shorter type of video! And if you are interested in any of the supplies I used, you can find them all listed and linked down below! Until next time, happy crafting!!


Joy Clair New Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone!! I hope you are finding a ton of inspiration on this blog hop! It’s a big one and if you are just starting out here, be sure to head to the first stop and hop along with everyone! The full list is down below!! There are 2 $25 Gift Cards to the Joy Clair Stamps Shop up for grabs as well! All you need to do is leave a comment at EACH stop along the way. Easy peasy!!

Today is a super special hop. Not only are we celebrating Joy Clair’s 5th Birthday with some amazing guest designers, but we are also introducing a brand new release today!! There are 9 new stamp sets being released – 3 Color by Faith, 6 Everyday Collection. And 1 set from the Everyday Collection is oversized (6 x 8) which are some of my favorites!!

For my project today I am introducing you to the new Crystal Background stamp set. This is a fabulous frame/background die that is a cluster of crystals. It also pairs fabulously with the new You’re a Gem stamp set and I used both today! Be sure to watch the video tutorial down below for three different projects using the new Crystal Background stamp set!!

Also, along with the Crystal Background stamp I played around with the new Shadow of the Almighty stamp set from the Color by Faith series. The Color by Faith series is a line of stamps from Joy Clair that is faith based and perfect for not only cards, but Bible journaling as well! I made a fun and quick card. The video on how to create this card can be found over on Instagram TV!! Click the photo below to check out the video!!


Blog Hop Line Up

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Be sure to keep hopping along!! Your next stop is Kassandra’s blog and I can’t wait to see what she has to share! Her projects are always FABULOUS!!

If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my projects today, I’ve listed and linked them down below! Until next time, happy crafting!!


Crystal Cards

Quick Relax Card

3 Ways to Use Flock Sheets from Deco Foil

This week the Joy Clair Stamps is teaming up with Thermoweb and sharing some amazing inspiration and projects using many of Thermoweb’s wonderful products and pairing them with Joy Clair stamps.

One of the new products Thermoweb released this year was the Flock Transfer Sheets. I LOVE these. They are so much fun to play with and add so much texture your cards. Not to mention they are much less messy than regular flock, but work just as well! Today in my video I’m sharing three of my favorite ways to use the flock transfer sheets, but these can be tailored to fit your cardmaking style, too! You can watch the video below!!

Some supplies used today were sent to me free of charge for design purposes. I only ever design for companies I stand behind 100%. To see what companies I currently or have previously designed for you can head HERE.


All three of these cards feature very easy techniques and the flocking sheets are super easy to work with! They come in a great variety of colors and my favorites are the white & black! I love to use the black for sentiments and the white is great for that as well, but it’s awesome for adding fluffy clouds to scenes!

While the white and black are my favorites, the colors are awesome as well and they’re what I used to make a bright and colorful background for my first card. I started by covering a piece of white cardstock with “dry” adhesive and then cut strips of the flocking sheets in different widths. I laid those pieces, fluffy side down, against the adhesive to create a great striped background!

I knew the No Probllama stamp set would be the perfect addition to this background! I stamped a quick scene and colored it in quickly with a set of Leisure Arts markers. This card is so colorful but was pretty easy to throw together!

Ok, now onto one of my favorite ways to use flocking sheets – die cutting them! I absolutely love using the black flocking sheets as my sentiments. It is such an easy way to add dimension, texture and interest to simple cards. There are two ways to do this. The first way is what I used on my card below and you can watch the full process in the video tutorial, but you can also just simply die cut the sheets!

When using the flocking sheets this way I love to make simple backgrounds to pair the sentiments with. I used the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set to quickly stamp and heat emboss a background full of flowers. I then added a bit of gray ink to complete it! I did want to highlight the sentiment a bit so I adhered it to a strip of vellum to complete the card.

My third card is simple, just like the other two, but it does take a little longer when you account for dry time but this is one of my favorite ways to apply the flock. I used Hot Foil Gel and put it through a stencil. It will go on white and dry clear, then you can run it through your laminator to adhere the flock! Be sure to watch the video tutorial for all the details.

I paired my flicked background with the castle image from the Heir of God stamp set. But instead of using a verse from that set, I added a happy birthday sentiment to finish this card!

All of these techniques are super easy and the results are great! Not to mention you can tailor all of these technique to YOUR cardmaking style, occassion, or recipient. The flocking sheets are just really a lot of fun to experiment and play with!


I hope you all found something that was useful in the video above and 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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Stamping Over Stenciling

By now you know I am a huge fan of stencils and stenciling on my projects. I love finding new techniques to use with stencils, but sometimes it’s good to get back to basics. Today I’m doing just that! I’m sharing some tips and tricks to get the best results when you stamp over your stenciling. This technique makes great one layer cards that are easy to mail and still beautiful! Be sure to watch the video tutorial below for all the details!

Some supplies used in the video above were sent to me for FREE for design purposes. I only design for companies I stand behind 100%!! To see what design teams I am currently on or have previously been a part of, head HERE.


The first project I made is by far the fastest and easiest card! It is a one layer card that takes -maybe- 10 minutes. I started by stenciling with a dye ink (CP’s Twilight ink) onto a cardstock panel using a jumbo ink dauber and the Plaid Fringe stencil. I wanted to focus the color in just two of the corners and have it fade into nothing towards the center.

Saved by Grace stamp set used over the Plaid Fringe Stencil.

When I was happy with the stenciling it was time to move onto the stamping. To stamp I went with a pigment ink. Dye inks will absorb into the fibers of the paper and mix together. I didn’t want that here, I wanted my ink to sit on top of the stenciling so I went with a pigment ink. I used Versafine Clair inks which are a bit different from traditional pigment inks in that they are still transparent, but if you use a traditional pigment ink, you will get better coverage. Using the new Saved by Grace stamp set from Joy Clair I stamped a quick bouquet of flowers in each corner! After adding the sentiment, this one layer card was done!

The Hello Sentiments stamp set is perfect for stamping over stenciling. It's nice and bold and truly stands out on this one layer card!

For more inspiration using the Saved by Grace Stamp Set head HERE.

My second card took a bit more time, but it’s still a one layer card that is going to be super easy to mail. I started with stenciling the background. Again, I used a dye ink (CP’s Bellini) and a jumbo ink dauber, but this time I put it through a brick stencil focusing on the edges and blending lighter towards the center.

Bold & Graphic! The Bricks stencil was perfect to add behind the palm branch stamp from the Hosanna stamp set. I did color in the branch with a black marker for a bolder look.

The stamp I used is from the Hosanna stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps and it’s not a solid stamp, but it’s super easy to fix that! I started by stamping the leaf on the top of the panel with black pigment ink (Versafine Clair Nocturne). Then, with a black marker I colored in the leaves so they look completely solid. And while I used black, you can use any color as long as you match the ink to the marker! Then, any stamp can be turned into a solid image!

You can color in any lined stamp with a marker that matches your ink for a bold solid stamp! I used black to make it easy on myself, but as long as you color match you can use any color!

For more inspiration using the Hosana stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps head HERE.

The third card I made is not my favorite and to be quite honest, it was almost trashed. Be sure to watch the video above for all the details on how I created the scene! I used a stamp set that I LOVE from Joy Clair, Springtime Flowers to complete the scene, but it just wasn’t what I had pictured. But I wasn’t giving up or throwing it away just yet!

I created a quick scene using the Sunburst stencil, Spring Time Flowers stamp set, and simple masking.

To fix it, I added vellum over the scene. This toned it down a bit and made the entire scene look a lot more blended than it truly was! So if you ever have a scene that just isn’t quite what you envisioned or working out for you, try adding vellum over the top of it! It really helped make this card okay!

I wasn't happy with this scene, so I added vellum over the top to tone it down and make it look more blended than it truly was!

For more ideas and inspiration using the Springtime Flowers stamp set from Joy Clair head HERE, HERE, and HERE.

If you took a look at each of my cards you may have noticed that all of my sentiments were from one of my most loved Joy Clair stamp sets, Hello Sentiments! This sentiment set was the perfect choice for stamping over stenciling. It had nice bold sentiments that could hold their own against the stenciled backgrounds.

Stamping over stenciling is a super easy technique that allows you to make beautiful one layer cards.

This set of cards was a lot of fun to make and I hope I gave you some tips and tricks to make some simple cards that feature stamping over stenciling! If you are interested in any of the stamps or supplies I used today, you can find them all linked and listed down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!


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