Friday, July 13, 2018

Owl Be There!

Last month I shared a card using Just For Fun's StampTangle Tri-Circle Block.  Today’s card uses it again in a different way.

The StampTangle Tri-Circle Block was inked with several different green Distress Inks and stamped on white cardstock.  This was fussy cut and layered on yellow cardstock with the Owl Be There For You sentiment, from JFF, stamped in brown along the side.

JFF's small Stamptangle Fancy Owl was stamped three times with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and colored with Copic Markers.  Super easy to color.  These were fussy cut and parts of two images were tucked behind the Tri-Circle Block, peaking out of the small circle windows.  The remaining full image was adhered in front of the largest circle window, along with the fussy cut Branch from JFF.

Have a great weekend!

E. Marie

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps July Challenge

July has snuck up on us and we have another new challenge at the Just For Fun Blog. 

Perfect time for the theme “Red, White, and Blue”

I decided to go for a 4th of July holiday card.  I started with some lovely designer cardstock and stamped Just For Fun’s Fireworks Burst several times on top with Danube Blue Memento Ink.  This was layered on two different shades of blue and the white card base, edged with Distress Ink.

The New York Tag from JFF was stamped with Love Letter Memento Ink on the lighter blue cardstock.  This was fussy cut and edged with Distress Ink, a little fiber added, and angled on the card front.  I cut and distressed a small banner and stamped JFF’s America the Beautiful sentiment on it in blue.  This was layered with the darker blue cardstock and added across the card front.

We would love for you to join this challenge.  Get the details on the Just For Fun Blog, along with more inspiration from my fellow JFF designers.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Happy To "Sea" You

I just had the most wonderful weekend, playing/stamping with my friends.  This is a card I created using Just For Fun’s StampTangle Tri-Circle Block.  It has three circles that make great windows for images and sayings and is also perfect for a shaker card.  I inked this stamptangle image with three different Distress Ink colors, though the variation in colors is hard to see in the pictures. 

After fussy cutting and cutting out the circle windows, a piece of clear acetate was adhered to the back.  This was popped up with foam tape over a white rectangle, stamped with the Happy to Sea You sentiment from JFF, and run through a bubble embossing folder.  Extra foam tape was placed all around the top circle to create a small shaker window.  This was layered on brightly striped cardstock from Graphic 45’s Sun Kissed collection.

JFF's Stamptangle Fancy Fish (Small) was stamped twice with Paris Dusk Memento Ink and colored with Copic Markers.  These were fussy cut and adhered to the card front. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Split Sillhouette

I wanted to share an easy silhouette card.  Just For Fun has so many great silhouette images and today I used the Dolphins-Palm Silhouette.  It was stamped in black and I love to use my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform with these solid stamps.  You can stamp it several times to get a dark, crisp image.  It was cut into three rectangles, splattered and distressed, and layered on white rectangles.

The background layer was created by smooshing white cardstock into various spritzed Distress Oxide Inks on a craft mat.  After this dried, it was die cut with an old Spellbinders’ Frame Die.  The three image rectangles were layered on top of this.

Have a great week.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Beach and Coffee

Happy Memorial Day.  So many families are spending this long weekend at the beach so I thought I would create a card with a beach theme.  It is also time for the 2018 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop so I mixed it up with a coffee theme, too.  Coffee is a vital part of my relaxing weekend.

I used the Coffee Background from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps.  It was inked with various Distress Inks to coordinate with the colors I planned to use for the sunset.  This was stamped first and then the same colors were sponged on top.  Darker blue and brown were sponged around the edges.

JFF's Adirondack Sunset image was stamped in brown twice.  The first image was sponged with Distress Inks to coordinate with the Coffee background.  On the second image the sun was sponged with Distress Ink and the chair was colored with Copic Markers.  These were both fussy cut and layered onto the inked image.

Using dark brown Memento Ink, the “May your day be filled...” sentiment from JFF was stamped on a white rectangle.  Distress Inks were sponged over and around it.  It was layered on blue, along with the Adirondack Sunset Image and then layered on top of the Coffee Background.  A small Sizzix coffee cup was die cut, sponged with ink, and added with fiber.

Have a wonderful week.

E. Marie

Monday, May 14, 2018

A Mother Is Born

Yesterday was Mother’s Day so I thought I would share the card I made.  One of my favorite flowers is the Peony and so I used this flower for my card. 

The Peony was stamped with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.  A waterbrush was used to pick up ink directly from the stamp pad and color the image.

For the sentiment, the Just For Fun Peony image was once again inked with Picked Raspberry, stamped on a scrap of paper, and then stamped a second time on white cardstock.  The wording from the JFF Mother is Born stamp was stamped in black on top and die cut with a Spellbinders’ Square Nestability.  Don't you love this sentiment!  I had planned on layering the sentiment in the middle of the flower, lining up the stamped image, but decided not to cover the flower after I colored it.  

The card background was created by scoring both vertically and horizontally in the middle of a piece of white cards stock.  The Peony image was stamped with Picked Raspberry in each corner.  This was layered on a coordinating cardstock, along with the Peony and the sentiment, and all added to the white card base.

Thanks for visiting,

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Just For Fun May Challenge

Wow!  Hard to believe it is already May.  With this new month comes a new challenge at Just For Fun Blog.  The theme for May is

Most of my cards usually use more than one stamp so this was fun for me.

I chose to use two coordinating stamps, Standing Crane and Wading Crane.  These were stamped in black on red cardstock.  After cutting them out, they were layered on red and black cardstock.

The background was created by running a piece of red cardstock through an embossing folder and rubbing black ink on the raised area.  This was added to a piece of designer cardstock and a layer of black.

Most of my cards usually use more than one stamp.  I can’t wait to see what you create with this challenge.  Get all the challenge details on the JFF Blog.

E. Marie

Monday, April 23, 2018


Seems like the weather cannot make up its mind if it is spring or winter.  In my area it has been lovely the last few days.  The flowers are in full bloom and it is so beautiful.  I decided to share a card showing some lovely blooms using the Jar Daisies image.  I have been taking some Copic classes and decided to use some of what I learned to color this.

The Small Canning Jar was stamped on heavy vellum and fussy cut.  A little color was added on the back and it was placed over the flower stems.  A die cut “smile” was added to a banner and layered across the jar front.  To be honest, I had planned to simply place the smile die cut on the jar but made a little mistake and needed to cover it up.  Mistakes bring out our creativity.

Hope you are having lovely weather in your area.

E. Marie

Monday, April 9, 2018

Need Another Birthday Card

The card theme I use the most is Birthday.  It seems like there is always someone I know celebrating another year and I need a birthday card for them.  When I color an image or create a card design I really like, I try to make duplicates to keep on hand.  Adding some variation to the card layout helps me create additional cards.

I recently helped celebrated my friend, April Williams', birthday so I needed to make her a card.  I wanted to use the Three Delightful Cupcakes image from Just For Fun so I stamped it with Memento Ink and colored with Copic Markers. 

After adding glitter to the cupcakes, this was layered on  some designer birthday paper, along with JFF's The Best Things in Life... sentiment.  Fun and easy, and perfect for a man, woman, or child.

I really liked how the cupcakes came out and still had some of the designer paper so I created a 2nd card.  I needed a card for a  a sketch 

so decided to combine both.

I used all the same colors but changed the layout to match the sketch, added some ribbon, and used JFF's ...cupcake kind of day sentiment.

Which card is your favorite?

E. Marie

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Just For Fun April Challenge

Happy Easter!

This is one of my favorite holidays.  It is a celebration of new beginnings, offered to each of us through God’s love and sacrifice. 

It is also a new month, with the beginning of a new challenge at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog.  We are celebrating Spring, bringing new beginnings for plants, trees, and flowers, so we are looking for your projects featuring “Spring Flowers”.

My card features Just For Fun’s Lily image.  A portion of this image was stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on the edge of a piece of white cardstock.  This was masked and the image stamped again.  The flowers and background were colored with Copic Markers.

After layering on purple cardstock on the white card base, a simple die cut cross was added.  Spellbinders’ Shapeabilities Crosses die was used and a little gold was rubbed on top to bring out the design and give it an aged look.

Have a lovely Easter.

E. Marie