Friday, February 3, 2017

Joy Clair February New Release and Blog Hop

Hello Blogging Friends,

Today is the start of the Joy Clair New Release and Blog Hop.

You should have arrived here from  Jessica Pascarella's blog.

If you should get lost along the way you can always go back to the Joy Clair Blog to start over.

Joy Clair is releasing 4 new stamp sets for February:  Be Brave, Prayer Warrior, Wild and Free and Aztec Borders.

For my project I choose the Aztec Borders stamp set and a sentiment from the Be Brave stamp set:


Here is my card:


Black ink
Versa mark
Blackened Bronze embossing powder
Abandoned Coral distress ink
Cracked Pistachio distress ink

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of water color paper and placed it in my Misti and stamped one of the borders from the Aztec Borders stamp set on the left and right side and then I took one of the other borders and stamped it on the top and bottom of the paper with black ink.  I then took the sentiment from the Be Brave stamp set and stamped it with Versa mark and then heat embossed it with Blackened Bronze and then I moved the sentiment up just a tiny bit to give it a shadow effect and stamped it again with Versa mark and heat embossed it with the Blackened Bronze.  I took Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio distress inks and my blender tool and rubbed them over the paper.  When it was all dry I attached it to the Kraft card base. So do you like the shadow effect?

Please be sure to check out all the wonderful creations the Joy Clair Design Team have made.

Here is the list of blogs for the Joy Clair February New Release and Blog Hop:

Lori Kobular ~ YOU ARE HERE
Steph Ackerman

Prize Alert:

Joy Clair has an awesome giveaway for the February Joy Clair Blog Hop!  They will be giving away a $25 Gift Card to the Joy Clair Store, but you must leave a comment on all the blogs, including the Joy Clair Blog, for a chance to win.  You need to comment between February 3rd and February 6th, 2017 Midnight (ET)

Your next stop is:  Helen Gullet's Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!



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

  2. This is so gorgeous, Lori!! I love the beautiful colors!! The borders stamps are fabulous!! And what a pretty sentiment!! Fab my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Outstanding!!! Love those stamp sets you used on here. Very nice card!

  4. Beautiful project. The Aztec Border is so versatile and makes a fun background! :)

  5. Love this Aztec set. Your background is a perfect compliment your stamping. TFS

  6. WOW Lori I love the the background it goes perfect with the Aztec border. Have a great day

  7. What a great card. Love the colors and that Aztec design to show off the sentiment so well.

  8. Great background and I like the borders.

  9. Beautifully done Lori and love the sentiment. Oh I know Helen. That's exciting to see a name I know. Haha. Take care. Hugs.

  10. What a gorgeous background blend of colors Lori!! Love the black accents which really make your background stand out nicely! :) HUGS

  11. That vibrant background is soooooo stunning! Great mix of colors!

  12. Totally awesome great color combo and pretty stamps...


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