Wednesday, May 16, 2018

You're a Classic with Joy Clair

Today at Joy Clair we are sharing projects for Father's! To see the all the inspiration visit the blog here

I used the new set Classic Father's Day for my card today and drew inspiration from a sketch I saw on Pinterest. I stared stamping my image on three squares. Found some iridescent silver specialty cardstock and ran it through my Big Kick with an embossing folder.


I stamped my sentiment on some scratch cardstock and cut it down for the banner. I adhered the embossed panel and banner on the cardbase. I layered the stamped squares on some cardstock and popped them on the cardbase with foam adhesive. 


It ended up being slitghtly monochromatic card, but I really like how the speciality works with the blue! Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!

Monica



Supplies:
Stampin' Up- Dapper Denim(retiring) Ink and Cardstock, Whisper White cardstock
Recollections- specialty cardstock

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

ATSM #292- make your mark 5/12



I was looking through my stamps for a project the other day and came a across the set with these cute little guys. While looking at it I realized I've never used it! I know it's a shame, but I have a few sets that are like that. They've been sitting in my stash because I had to have them, but haven't gotten around to using them. I know I'm not the only one. ;-) 

Well since they were in my hand, I thought no time like the present to put them to use. I know it's not even summer yet and I made a halloween card... (even my youngest asked why), but when an idea strikes you go with it! 


Using a die from MFT I measured where my images should go before stamping them. Colored the images and their backgrounds with copics. For the sentiment window I decided to add coordinating colors by stamping smaller sentiments in the colors of the squares above.


Finished the card by add hearing the panel to the cardbase and adding stitching to the window borders.

Don't forget to stop by the blog and play with this weeks CAS challenge, I can't wait to see what you share with us. Thanks as always for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment and follow the blog for updates with new posts! 

Monica



Supplies:
Stamps - Close To My Heart
MFT- hybrid black ink and die
Copics
Memento dew drop inks
Black gel pen
Recollections- black and white cardstock

Friday, May 11, 2018

Coffee Collab Hop!


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Today we are joy Clair are joining forces with friends at Coffee Loving Cardmakers for a blog hop! Hope you enjoy hopping along to see what everyone is creating for the hop. I ended up making two projects for today using the new set Coffee Talk

The first is this tile...


I did attempt to use my misti for the project in case I needed to stamp the image again. I used a pigment ink and had to be careful to not smear the ink. I've only done this once before so I'm sure there are better tips and tricks, but so far so good.


I think it's cute and plan to make more or try different techniques. I know my parents wouldn't mind getting a set as a gift. ;-) Then I could use me second project to go with it. I used the same images from the Coffee Talk set since they were already out and added a sentiment. I created a background with a die I have in my stash, I thought it was a good addition to the sentiment. 


Here is the full list of the hop:

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment or follow me for blog updates! Have a great day!

Monica
Supplies:
Joy Clair- Coffee Talk 
Memento- Blue Luxe, Love Letter, Rich Cocoa 
MFT- Black licorice hybrid ink
Copics
Clear embossing powder
Cardstock- black and white
SugarPea designs- Heart beat sugar cut

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Transform Me Art journal with Joy Clair


Today I'm popping up with a quick post sharing a look at my Art journal for Joy Clair. I used the Fancy Letters alpha set, wood background and two sets from the new release...

Crackle background
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and  The potter
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Visit the Joy Clair blog for details here...

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment or follow me for blog updates! Have a great day!

Monica


Supplies:
Joy Clair- Crackle background, The Potter, Fancy Letters and Wood background
Distress ink- Ground Espresso, OldPpaper and Frayed Burlap
Copics
Mixed Media paper
VersaFine- Black Onyx 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Joy Clair NEW release and Blog Hop!



It's a new month and time for a release blog hop for Joy Clair! You should be coming from Martha's blog if you are hopping in order, if not and you want to start at the beginning click here!

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 Stop by the Joy Clair blog to see all the inspiration and the new sets! There are many wonderful new sets to ogle! For my post I'm show casing God's Masterpeice, I love this set!!! 

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Aren't the images and sentiments awesome!


I stamped the bricks first and then sentiment. I used copics to color the sentiment so that each letter had gradient color and a few of the bricks in the back ground. Then stamped the splatters in various colors. 


I stamped the artist and colored her with copics as well, adding some color to the paint palette as well, before fussy cutting her. I adhered the panel to the card base. Then I adhered the artist using foam adhesive to pop her up a little.


Let's start the fun with the creativity and remember that we always have prizes for our readers and visitors that comment HERE in our corporate blog and in ALL the designer blogs during the hop.

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Just leave your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set!
Here is the complete list of the Blog Hop:
You are here--->Monica Maier

Have fun and get inspired!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica

Supplies:
Memento ink- Desert Sand, Lady Bug. Cantaloupe, Elderberry, Bamboo Leaves, Teal Zeal and Rose Bud
MFT hybrid ink- Black Licorice
Cardstock- Ivory and black

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

ATSM #290- Your Kindness

It's the start of another challenge over at ATSM and it's a photo inspiration! Love the chic look of the photo with it's colors and textures on the frames.

I chose the color theme to use for my card and wanted to add the texture from the frames. I started by stamping the images on the some light green cardstock. Since I used a layering stamp set on the cardstock, I started the first layer of stamping with some white pigment ink. Then layered the other colors on top and used the matching dies to cut them out.


I ran the white panel through my die cutting machine with an embossing folder. I realized after I embossed that I had forgotten to stamp my sentiment and the little flowers first... Doh! So I used my MISTI to carefully stamp the sentiment and flowers. Which worked out great since I knew I'd have to stamp it a few times because of the embossed texture. There were a few spots in the sentiment that I couldn't get to stamp correctly, so I used a micron pen to color those areas better. I glued the stems of the leaves directly to the card panel under the carnation popping the leaf tips up with a pop dot and adhered the carnation with foam adhesive as well to finish the card!


Just love the look with the dimension and texture!

Don't forget to stop by the blog and play with this weeks CAS challenge, I can't wait to see what you share with us. Thanks as always for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment and follow the blog for updates with new posts! 

Monica


Supplies:
Altenew- Build a Flower: Carnation
Leaves (ink)- Whip Cream (MFT), Wild Wasabi (Stampin' Up)
Carnation (ink)- Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder (SU- retired) and                              Peachy Keen (LawnFawn)
Little flowers- Peachy keen (LawnFawn)
VersaFine- Onyx Black
Cuttle Bug- Swiss Dots embossing folder
MFT- BluePrints #27 (Scallop panel die)
Cardstock- White and soft green 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Joy Clair- Lets flamigle

 Today I'me sharing a layout that I have over on the Joy Clair blog, be sure to stop by for the details!


Just need to add the journaling. Other than that I think it's a simple, but cute layout!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monica

Supplies:
Joy Clair- Be a Flamingo
                 Fancy Letters

Stampin' Up- Flirty Flamingo
                       Mint Macaroon
                       Large Letter Dies
Pattern paper
Cardstock