Friday, August 30, 2019

5th Anniversary Blog Hop and New Release with Joy Clair~

Hi guys!!
We are celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Joy Clair along
 with a brand new line of stamps Doesn't get any better than that!!!
You have come from #5. Shari Gibson ~

I had the opportunity to work with the Gather set in the Color By Faith Series.
Such a beautiful stamp set!! Love how simple it is illustrated. 

The church image was created the same on all four cards, I just used different
types of paper.  One mixed media and the other watercolor paper~

These are created with watercolor paper.  Stamp the church image on watercolor
paper. Prepare the Distress Oxide inks with a small amount of water.
Run the stamped watercolor paper through the inks.  I chose different
shades of brown.  Heat dry after each color is layered on.  The background is
created using stencils and Archival ink.  The stencils are by ARTplorations / Helen
G. designer.  Once the background is created add the church and sentiment.  Double
mat on coordinating cardstock.

On this set, of cards, the background was created the same way the watercolor cards
were created, just used mixed media paper instead.  The church was created the same
 way using shades of Distress Oxide inks. The sentiments are heat embossed and then
 trimmed out and added to the card front. The stencils are by ARTplorations /
Helen G. designer.

The next set of cards is using Fall Greeting set from the
 Everyday Collection by Joy Clair.

These cards don't really look like a set but were created using the
same technique.  The backgrounds are created using Distress Oxide inks, watered down
and run the paper through the ink, doing one color at a time, and heat
dry after each color of ink.  The colors layer up so pretty!!

The leaves, from the Fall Greetings set, were stamped on the background
and then colored in with one of the coordinating Distress Oxide inks.   Several leaves
were stamped, colored in and trimmed out.  The sentiment was
 added (Archival ink) and then adhered to the cluster along side the leaves. The card front
was double matted and then adhered to a folded card base.  Finishing touches of
black ink splats were added.

The difference in this card is, stencils were used in creating the card
background.  The stamps were stamped on the background and colored
in with coordinating colors of Distress Oxide inks. The stencils are by ARTplorations /
Helen G. designer.
Your next stop is #7 Nadine Carlier~


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Joy Clair is giving away ONE gift card of $25 dollars to TWO lucky winners. The be considered, the visitors need to left a comment in ALL participant blogs, since August 30 at 9:00 AM until the Monday, September 02, 2019 at 11:59 pm. ET. Each winner will receive a $25 gift card to be used on Joy Clair Store.

This is such a deal and such a great gift!!!!!
 25% off your ENTIRE
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 are discounted!!!  Such a win for all of us!!!  Shop HERE

Thanks for stopping by~


  1. What great backgrounds! Wonderful set of cards!

  2. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create---thank you.

  3. Your cards are absolutely beautiful! Love the variations on Gather Together :)

  4. Gorgeous creations using this wonderful set. All of your
    backgrounds are perfect.

  5. Your backgrounds are incredible! I love the steeple image! What a great collection of cards!

  6. Connie I always love to look at your work - loving what I see here - like so much that church - TFS and for inspiration! Blessings

  7. I really love the church!!!!!!!!!!! Great job decorating the church. It is great for many types of cards---encouragement, wedding, anniversary, sympathy...

  8. Beautiful cards with these pretty stamp sets! The Fall Greetings set is gorgeous! Fall is my favorite season!

  9. Wonderful products and inspirations! :)

  10. Wonderful cards. I really like your set of church cards.

  11. Love the way you presented the
    church in so many different
    ways. All of the cards are
    great. thanks for sharing

  12. Connie, your cards are fantastic and inspiring!
    I love how how you layered the colors, stencils and stamps.
    Thank you for sharing them!


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