Saturday, July 1, 2017

Joy Clair July Challenge

**This is one of 2 posts I have today, if you are looking for the Cards For Little Hearts Card Drive please go here.**

Hello Blogging Friends,

Today is the start of the Joy Clair July Challenge 

and the theme is: Anything Goes for you!!

The Joy Clair Design Team however was to use a Joy Clair stamp set that we love!!

I just happen to LOVE the Joy Clair Bandana Bits stamp set!  When I was a teenager you could always find me in jeans and a bandana in my hair!!  So I really do LOVE this set!!

Here is the stamp set that I love ~ Bandana Bits

I also used the Hello Sentiments stamp set

Now here is the card I made:


Tim Holtz Watercolor paper
Kraft card stock
Faded Jeans distress ink

For this A2 card you can see that I went straight back to my teenage years with this card.  I took a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor paper, Faded Jeans distress ink and my blending tool and applied the ink all over the card until in looked like an old pair of jeans!  Then to really make it look like a well loved pair of jeans I sprinkled some coarse salt on the inked paper and then spritzed some water on it and let it dry.  Once it was all dry, I wiped off the salt and was very happy with the effect.  So I stamped the different Bandana Bits stamps with Versamark and then heat embossed it with Emerald Creek Rose Gold embossing powder.  Then I took the hello from the Hello Sentiments stamp set and stamped that with Versamark right in the center of the card and then heat embossed that with more of the Emerald Creek Rose Gold embossing powder!  I then added this paper to the Kraft card stock card base and then inked around the edges of the Kraft card stock with Faded Jeans distress ink.  Now doesn't this bring you right back to your Hippie Days??  It sure does for me!!



~ Now to play along with us is very simple, you only need to create a project using Anything Goes as the theme

~ Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery and 

~  Link it the Joy Clair July Challenge page

~  You can use any brand of stamps!!!

~ MUST directly link to the Joy Clair blog in your post. (Or entry will not count)

~Projects must be NEW, no back linking, please

~ Number of entries is unlimited

You have until July 30, 2017 to create a new project and enter it on the Joy Clair July Challenge page.  By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store.  One lucky winner will be announced on July 31st on the Joy Clair Blog.

Good Luck!!

Be sure to stop by the Joy Clair July Challenge to see what the other Design Team members have created!!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Lori this is a stunning card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Oh wow, this is stunning!! I absolutely love the stamps you used!! The colors are gorgeous!! Artistic and beautiful, my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. What a very pretty card Lori!! Really love the embossed image and fabulous colors!! Hope you have a great July 4th my friend! HUGS


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