Thursday, July 27, 2017

Joy Clair & Quick Quotes Promotion Day 4!

Good morning, I hope you are enjoying the Joy Clair and Quick Quotes Promotion and Giveaway.  Alicia with you today.  I very much enjoying working with the Joy Clair stamps I received.  I had a blast coloring this image with a water brush and Powderpuff chalking inks so much so, I made two cards!  Actually I used the negative to create the second card.  You can just let the scraps go to waste, can you?

 To create this vibrant card I used the following steps:
  • Stamp image twice on white card stock
  • Die cut shapes in the desired areas
  • Color only the die cut pieces using a water brush and Powderpuff chalking inks
  • Cut a piece of coordinating Serenade paper to make very thin mat for your die cut pieces
  • Ink all edges with  Powderpuff chalking inks
  • Layer all the pieces and use pop dots to adhere directly over the same area on second stamped image
  • Stamp your sentiment on top of image in a bold color to coordinate
  • Use the same Serenade paper (black) to create a layer to back the entire stamped portion 
  • Mount this on more coordinating Serenade paper and adhere to card stock

Here's a close up of my circle die cuts colored and mounted.

I mounted the stamped image at an angle to make the card more striking.

My second card uses the negative because I just could toss the beautiful image.  It did require one more stamped image on white.  Here are the steps I took to create the second card:

  • Begin with negative die cut and one more stamped image on white card stock
  • Place the negative on top of the full image and determine the area you need to color, you could use a pencil but I just approximated
  • Color your selected area with a water brush and Powderpuff chalking inks
  • Stamp sentiment in a bold coordinating color on image
  • Ink the edges with Powderpuff chalking inks
  • Cut the images down to desired size, here I left it 5.5" long but trimmed the sides 
  • Pop dot the negative piece and layer on top of the colored piece
  • Layer on top of coordinating Serenade paper (green)

Close up of the peek-a-boo coloring. Since I used a double stitched circle die, the negative has the same wonderful stitching as a frame for the colored areas.

I hope you enjoy this project and the rest of the Joy Clair and Quick Quotes Promotion and Giveaway!  You can find more on the Joy Clair blog, today's projects are from Lindsay & Kerry.

Quick Quotes Products:
Serenade collection (coming soon)

Joy Clair Products:

other products:
Our Daily Bread Designs double stitched circle and rectangle dies
white card stock
black pigment ink

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Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. You did a fabulous job on this technique! Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Black & White with a POP of Color’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Craftaholics R Us.
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