JustRite Friday Challenge #39

This week’s JustRite challenge is to make a Thanksgiving or Thank You card or project using JustRite stamps. The sponsor is Spellbinders! Here is my Thanksgiving card:

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This was a simple card to put together, and it was a lot of fun to color. I used an image and sentiment from the Autumn Blessings stamp set, which is the first JustRite set I acquired back when I began cardmaking. It was used in the first cardmaking class I attended, and we received the set as part of take home package from the class.

Here is a closer pic of the coloring on the image:

I used my Copic Airbrush System to create the golden colored band around the image. I was trying for a slightly mottled look, which looks much better in person than in the pictures! I am quite happy with how this card turned out.

Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: The Paper Company (Natural); Neenah Classic Crest (Solar White)
Ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa)
Stamps: JustRite (Autumn Blessings); Hero Arts (Season of Giving)
Copics: YR07, YR09, YR12 (ABS), YR15, YG23, YG25, G21, G24, W0, 0
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Classic Ovals Lg (5)
Punch: EK Success (Corner Rounder)
Misc: Ribbon (Michael’s); pop dots; Hero Arts (Pearls and Gems bling)


JustRite Challenge #35

This week’s JustRite Friday Challenge is sponsored by SpellBinders! The challenge is to make a Christmas tag using JustRite stamps. Here is my tag:

I used one of JustRite’s Old Fashioned Christmas stamps for the sentiment and image, and embossed it in gold. I colored the image with Copics and used stickles to add shine on the gifts and bottom of the sleigh. I used my Copic ABS on the ornament shapes (SpellBinders Labels Nine) so they would coordinate with the colors in the stamp. I distressed the edges of the square with distress ink (tea dye) and memento ink (rich cocoa).

Family life was very full over the past month, which is why my blogging was non-existent. I hope to be able to pick back up and do a few posts a week again.

Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: American Crafts white
Stamp: JustRite Old Fashioned Christmas
Ink: VersaMark (champagne), Ranger Distress Ink (tea dye), Memento (rich cocoa)
Embossing Powder: Martha Stewart (gold)
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Labels Nine (two largest nesties)
Punch: Marvy Uchida (2-1/4″ scalloped square)
Copic Markers: G21, G05, R32, R46, R59
Copic Air Brush System
Stickles: Crystal, Xmas Red, Holly
Other: Ribbon (Michael’s), pop dots

JustRite Challenge #28

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words is the name of the challenge this week. The sponsor is Copic, and the prize is a set of 12 Copic Ciao markers–definitely make sure you check out and enter the challenge this week!

The challenge is to use photos and JustRite stamps to create either a card or a scrapbook page. I had a lot of fun creating a page to enter this morning, I hope you like it!

I love the Old Fashioned Christmas stamp set, and used two of the centers on my page. It was a lot of fun to color the snowmen with my Copics. I used some snowflake stamps to create the tone-on-tone background on the cardstock.   Here are some close-ups (click any photo for a larger view):

Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), American Crafts (silver foil, blue)
Stamps: JustRite Old Fashioned Christmas, misc. snowflakes
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), American Crafts Pigment Ink (Powder, Leafy), Adirondack (Bottle Green)
Die Cuts: Spellbinders (Labels Nine, Classic Ovals Large), Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames #4)
Ribbon: Michael’s
Misc: pop dots, Hero Arts gemstones

JustRite Challange #26

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Christmas In July
I love Christmas, and I am looking forward to making my Christmas cards this year. I have been playing with some different ideas, and this week’s JustRite Friday Challenge was the perfect excuse to try one out.

This is a fairly simple card. American Crafts silver foil paper was perfect to use with punches for the snowflakes. I put pearl accents into the center of each of them and on one corner. The JustRite stamp I used was from the Old Fashioned Christmas set. I love how it looks with the gold embossing powder. I stamped the stocking image again in black ink onto cardstock and colored it with Copics and used Christmas Red Stickles and pearl accents for the details.

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I think the overall effect is pretty nice; I love anything shiny so this fits the bill! The card came together quickly enough it could be mass produced for Christmas.

I hope you enjoy my card!

Paper: The Paper Company (Solar White), American Crafts (Brights-red), American Crafts (Foil-silver), Georgia Pacific (white)
Ink: VersaMark (Champagne), Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Embossing Powder: Martha Stewart (gold)
Stamp: JustRite (Old Fashioned Christmas)
Punches: EK Success (large snowflake), Marvy Uchida (small snowflake), Martha Stewart (Embossed ZigZag)
Other: Copics (G24, G05, R46), Stickles (Christmas Red), Recollections (pearl accents), pop dots

You Make Me Happy

CPS Sketch #175:

My card:

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This was the first time I’ve used a sketch as inspiration for my own card. I usually have a basic plan of what I want a card to look like, and then browse though my supplies and use whatever strikes my fancy at the time. It was fun to have the “constraint” of a sketch to work with; it helped me to choose my elements more carefully which resulted in a nicer end result. I will definitely work with sketches more often.

Cardstock: The Paper Company (kraft), American Crafts (Blue Skies pattern “Come On Get Happy”), American Crafts (Tropicals – orange, blue)
Stamp: American Crafts collection (Thanks)
Ink: American Crafts Dye Ink (Wave)
Embellishments: American Crafts Felt Flower (Lace collection), Ranger Stickles (Crystal)
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Two (Die #3, #4), EK Success corner rounder, EK Success Cutterpede, Martha Stewart Scoring Board, glue dots

Be Thankful

I was inspired by the JustRite Friday challenge #26 “Nice Notes” to create this little card. The challenge, sponsored by Spellbinders, is to create a shaped note card under 4 inches.

I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Two #6 (largest die) to cut out my main shape from AC patterned paper from the Blue Skies collection (Don’t Worry Be Happy-Varnish Finish), and a piece of plain white cardstock (Georgia Pacific). Then I used Classic Ovals Large #5 (largest die) to cut out the window.

I used a JustRite Autumn Blessings border around a Breath of Spring center to create the image and sentiment. The flowers were colored with Copics and I paper pieced the pitcher. For accents I used: craft buttons colored with copics, a brad from AC+Dear Lizzy, and ribbon from AC+Dear Lizzy.