Thursday, October 4, 2018

Rejoice with Joy Clair and New release blog hop

Hello and welcome to the newest Joy Clair release and blog hop! 


To celebrate this release, Joy Clair is giving away a $25 gift certificate to ONE lucky winner! Please leave a comment on the Joy Clair Blog and ALL Designers Blog by Sunday, October 7th, for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on the Joy Clair Blog on 10/31/2018. Our new products are now available in Joy Clair Store! We hope you find something you like!

Today I'm using the new set The Reason! I just love this set!

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To start my card I used 3 colors of distress Oxide inks to create an ombre background. Once I was done inking I took the main Image from The Reason and spritzed it with water and stamped on the background, then transferred the stamp and ink to a piece of scrap cardstock (ink lift technique). Just loved how the image turned out.

I die cut the image with a rectangle die, stamped the sentiment and set it aside. Once the ink on the background was dry enough, I took the Angels from the set and heat embossed them all over the panel.

I then popped the main image panel on the card using foam tape covering the ghosted image on the background. I decided to give the angels a light ghosted look by coloring them in with some water and lifting the color away.

For a final finishing touch I added some clear Wink of Stella over the angels as well for a little sparkle. 


Ready for more inspiration? Here is the list of design team members hopping… 
You are here >>> Monica Maier
and next up is 

Enjoy the hop and shopping the new release!
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Joy Clair- The Reason
Distress Ink- Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio
White Embossing Powder


  1. Perfect card for the Reason for the Season - well done - love the background very much! TFS

  2. SAN OWEN -- Your card is so glorious and befitting the upcoming holiday.

  3. Hi Monica!
    I really love the white angels against the dark background. This is lovely, and such a great way to showcase this fabulous new Joy Clair stamp set. I'm loving all the inspiration on this hop.
    karen Letchworth

  4. That’s such a wonderful card ! Your background is amazing !! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. Love, Marjorie

  5. Beautiful! Love the results of the techniques you used.

  6. Love this ink lift technique and the ombré background you created! Beautiful!!

  7. Very pretty! Easy to understand step by step too! Thanks!

  8. Wow, this is awesome. I love those embossed angels and that stunning background. The lift ink makes gorgeous results.

  9. Love the hovering
    angels around the centerpiece.
    Beautiful card.
    thanks for sharing

  10. Oh, love what you did with these stamps. So pretty. Hugz

  11. Wow, absolutely stunning card Monica! Love the technique and colors.

  12. Pretty effect! Love the images and colors!