Hard to believe but I’m in another incredible hop, this time with Same Set Syndrome! You should have arrived here from Jessica Mcaffee Mercer, and be sure to hop onto the next stop for a video from the incredible Renee Moran (I’ll link again at the bottom of this post). In this monthly hop group, we are proud to be showcasing a small, independently owned stamp company each month. In Same Set Syndrome, we want to help support these companies in our industry and we hope to introduce you to new manufacturers you haven’t heard of before or perhaps forgot about. Also, to kick it up a notch, we’ll all be working with only 1 or 2 sets or the monthly kit from each company. It will be a ton of fun to see the different styles and variety of cards it is possible to make with one product! And is that isn’t enough, each month there will be a prize picked from all the stops along the hop. So, to kick off the hop, Joy Clair is our stamp company for the month of June, and the prize for the month is a $25 gift card to JoyClair.com!!! Be sure to leave a comment below and on each stop in the hop to have a chance to win! Joy Clair has a wide variety of stamp styles, surely something for everyone! This time around we actually had several sets to choose from, and being indecisive as I am, I couldn’t pick just one! So, my first project uses a set called Succulent Frame.
The main image of the set is a stunner, and I really wanted it to shine. I decided to do a simple Oxide blended background and heat emboss the image with Princess Gold EP from Ranger and make this a 1 layer wonder card. There are several sentiments in the set designed to fit in the diamond so I chose one and heat embossed it too. A little bit of sparkle to the florals with clear Wink of Stella and this card is done. Here’s a closer look at that Wink of Stella shine.
But I wasn’t done playing with this gorgeous set. I picked another sentiment and used all the individual floral stamps to make this next card.
I kept the floral images tight together around the sentiment, heat set in Princess Gold EP from Ranger, cut it so the images were going off the panel. I used Distress Oxides and brushes to ink blend over the pattern with makeup brushes. I matted the panel on paper that I also heat embossed the edges with the same powder to match. I used a kraft card base and heat embossed a background stamp from Impression Obsession called Woodgrain with the same powder. A thin, sheer ribbon and a little Wink of Stella dressed this card up a little. Check out all that shine! Mental note: leave the card flat longer after adding Wink of Stella or it will drip where you didn’t intend it to go! Ugh!!! Oh well, its homemade, not Hallmark!
And for a completely different feel, I made yet another card with another Joy Clair stamp set called A Little Wine. This set comes with some really fun images and sentiments!
How cute is this cat?!? He’s looking like he had one too many and is starting to see double! I used a stencil from Gina Marie Designs called Chained Hexagons to coordinate with the Spellbinders Octagon die (yeah, we’re going to pretend I used a hexagon die instead of an octagon) I used for the focal image. I ink blended Oxide ink through the stencil on the card base, and through the die for a stenciled look to the focal. The little drunken kitty was watercolored with Tombow markers. I added Nuvo Glaze to the glass and the kitty’s eyes for a little shine. This stamp set comes with several large sentiments and I opted to place it to the side so more of the background would show. I intend this to be a birthday card for a friend approaching a milestone birthday!
Phew! That was a lot, and I feel bad for being a such Hop Hog but I really enjoyed playing with these Joy Clair stamps! Please be sure to visit the amazing Renee Moran at the next stop. I promise you will not regret it!!! And be sure to leave me a comment to have a chance at winning the $25 prize from Joy Clair!
One last photo… if any of you happened to notice a stray dog hair in my photos, this would be why:
One of my 2 crazy dogs was rolling around on my photo station desperately trying to get her 15 minutes of fame while I was getting today’s photos ready. Sadly the money shot I got of her completely obstructs her face as she was trying to pop the phone out of my hand! Maybe she was just trying to protect her identity. We’re all a little uncomfortable with social media around here at Misplaced Mojo! Despite her fussiness, I know little Willow appreciates when you follow her mommy blog and IG!