Monday, January 14, 2019

New Release Time at Joy Clair

Welcome, friends!  Today is an exciting day for me because this is my first official blog post as a new member of the Joy Clair Design Team.  Today we begin to release the FABULOUS new stamp sets that will be available for sale at Joy Clair starting on Friday, January 18.  There will be lots of fabulous inspiration every day as the new stamps are being featured and released.  The card I'm sharing today uses the ADORABLE new set called Rise & Shine.  Oh my heart, this set is darling.
I used some patterned papers that I inked and machine stitched together.  At the very bottom of my card, I added a cute little sticker.  I stamped the rooster from the Rise & Shine stamp set twice.  The first time, I stamped it the regular way in black and I colored it with my Copics.  The second time, I stamped the rooster backwards.  Did you know that you can reverse a stamp?  Yes, it's true.  I stamped the image (using my Misti) onto a small clear piece of acetate with a wet ink.  Then you lift the acetate and place it onto a piece of paper and lightly rub the ink onto the paper creating the reverse image.  I colored the second rooster with my Copics using slightly different colors.
The sentiment was stamped onto a small oval piece of patterned paper, inked, and placed on the card using 3-D foam tape to give it some dimension.  Next, I stamped the morning sunrise and attached that behind the sentiment.  This Rise & Shine Stamp Set is so much fun to work with, and I know I will be using it a lot.
I decided to make a very simple bookmark (seen below) to tuck inside this card.  I simply attached two different colors of cardstock (dark brown and ivory) and I used my gellatos to create the background.  Next, I stamped my images (with the exception of the rooster) onto the cardstock and colored them with my Copics.  For the rooster, I stamped him in black ink onto basic white cardstock, colored him with my Copics, fussy cut him out with my scissors; and glued him to the bottom of the bookmark.  The rooster, the sunrise, and this sentiment (His Mercies Are New Every Morning) are all from the lovely new Rise & Shine Stamp Set.  I absolutely LOVE every sentiment in this sweet new set.
I also stamped a matching envelope for this card.  Did you know that Joy Clair also carries lots of amazing Custom Stamps?  I purchased two adorable return address label stamps (the Frye's and Valentine's) from Joy Clair long before I was on the Design Team, and I absolutely LOVE them.  They make my envelopes look Oh, SO cute!  Check out all the awesome Custom Stamps available at Joy Clair (they have SO many cute choices that you can have customized with your family/name) - you will LOVE the selection., and they're very affordable at just $15 each.
I hope you'll stop back by tomorrow when I share another card using a different sweet new stamp set from the Joy Clair New Release.  You really won't want to miss a thing.  There's also a fun challenge taking place on the Joy Clair Blog.  We love it when you stop by to say hello and do some shopping, and you really will love your new Joy Clair stamps.

Thanks again for visiting,

I'm playing along here:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Card + Matching Envelope" - See my photo just above for the matching envelope to this sweet card.


  1. Gorgeous Karen! I love how you used this new set and especially the colors and layouts you used!!!

  2. What a great country card and that rooster is fabulous!!

  3. Very nice Work Karen with the new release at Joy Clair Oh my goodness so many choices - I like the sewing - twine and wood background include the stamp set you used - lovely

  4. What a cool way to use the stamp set and what a cute stamp set. Thank you for explaining how to do mirror image as have tried other techniques but without much success so look forward to try your instructions.

  5. This is awesome! Love those roosters, esp how you colored the one on the bookmark so colorful. My kitchen is done with a bit of a rooster theme. :-) Love the vintage style of the card.

  6. You rocked this set! Such fun coloring and images!

  7. Karen that rooster is wonderful...a little cocky, but that is to be expected, hehehe.

  8. This is awesome, Karen. I love the rooster and the matching bookmark and envelope. Great set using this fun new set.

  9. Darling cards and
    love the rooster!
    Carla from Utah

  10. Love the bookmark. This
    set is fantastic. thanks
    for sharing some wonderful

  11. Karen, your projects are beautiful.
    I love the layers and colors.
    Totally love them!!!


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