#287 Joy Clair | Imagine Blog Hop

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Welcome to the Joy Clair | Imagine Crafts Blog Hop!  If you started at the beginning of the hop then you came here from the incredible Kerry Urbatch!  If you are just joining the hop ... no worries! I have all of the links below ... at the end of this post.
I have so many cards to share with this AWESOME Joy Clair stamp set Hugs and Smiles ... it's obvious I fell in love at first sight.  {smiles}
How GORGEOUS is this card ... and it was so EASY to make!  I used my VersaMark pad with gold emboss powder on watercolor paper.

I colored the image with my waterbrush and Memento inks.  Teal Zeal and Bamboo Leaves ... the perfect color combo ... and staple colors to have on hand.  The gold embossed envelope pairs beautifully with this card.
 Gold metallic brings it all together with a clean, modern look.  LOVE!
How beautiful is this image in gorgeous warm colors!  I used Memento Cantaloupe, Tangelo and Morocco.
Remember to stamp and emboss the image in gold on your envelope ... it's a beautiful, easy touch that elevates this card.  This stamp is perfect for all occasions!
This image is stamped in black and embossed with iridescent powder for a nice sparkle.  I stamped the image on watercolor paper and then trimmed it out to capture its whimsical appeal.
This image is colored with my waterbrush and Memento's.  I used Dandelion and Bahama Blue.
How cute is this?!  I used another stamp in the set to stamp the envelope ... a nice little sneak peak of what's inside.  The papers and ribbon are all from CTMH.
How beautiful is this elegant card!  My image is stamped with VersaMark and embossed with white emboss powder on watercolor paper.
I cut out the image and layered it onto my vellum card.  I used my waterbrush with Cantaloupe, Morocco, Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum and Paris Dusk Memento ink.
This energetic palette pairs so nicely with this image.  The thistle twine and gems are from CTMH.
Another vellum card with my favorite color palette!  I used teal zeal and bamboo leaves Memento inks.  The gold foil polka dot vellum is from CTMH.  The white circles are done with my White Posca Marker.
For this card, I white embossed the image onto the envelope ... making the perfect pair.
Yes, there are more images in this set!  {smiles}  I thought the bouquet of flowers would be fun for a  happy, color wheel card.  The 'Be Joyful' image and bird were a gift from Joy Clair that came with my order.  How awesome is that!  It's such a cute image ... I really wanted to use it!
I LOVE happy, colorful cards ... and this was easy to create.  For my background I cut my paper to size and then stamped each image with tuxedo black Memento ink.  I filled in each jar with clear irRESISTible which gives you a semi-gloss finish.  

Be Joyful is stamped and then the bird is paper pieced.  I used my White Posca Marker and doodled away.  The white twine and dot emboss folder are from CTMH.  
Thank you for stopping by ... I hope you were inspired while you were here!  Be sure to leave comments (one per blog) during these two days of hopping so you can be entered to win a one of two $25 Joy Clair Stamps Gift Cards or one of two $25 Gift Cards from Imagine!!! Winners will be announced on the Joy Clair and Imagine Blogs at the end of the month.

DAY ONE - MAY 17

Mischelle Smith ~ you are here!

xoxo,
Mischelle.

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48 comments

  1. WOW Mischelle, you have made some beautiful cards! Love the added touch of gold to these.

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  2. Great cards. All of them are just beautiful

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  3. What an amazing collection of cards! Love them all

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  4. Mischelle, what a beautiful selection of cards!!! OMG you made an incredible work. Thank you so much for all the details and effort that you put on these projects. I really love them. Hugs!!! Martha Lu

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    1. Thanks so much, Martha! I really enjoyed this project and the stamps ... so much fun! HUGS!

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  5. Love all of the colors, think I will give it a try. Juanita Brooks

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    1. I hope you do try this out, Juanita! Super fun!

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  6. What a fun collection of cards and I agree that stamp set is amazing - love the circle collage. The last card is my fav. though - those tiny mason jars are just darling.

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    1. Thank you, Roni! I LOVE the colors in the last card ... so happy!

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  7. Wow, Mischelle! These are all amazing, love them all!
    Nadine - My Scrap n' Stuff

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  8. OMG your cards are wonderful. I love how you utilized the stamp set in so many ways. That is awesome and the colors are gorgeous. I need some of your talent. Thanks for sharing your work. Awesome job.

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    1. Thank you so much, Tammy! This was a super fun collection to create with!

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  9. Love the color and the clean design.

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  10. Hugs and Smiles would be great for my
    bible journaling. The "teacher" had
    us do something like the squiggles
    free-hand. Mine is terrible. This
    would make up for the awful page.
    thanks for sharing some great projects.

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    1. This would be a great bible journaling set, Mary! I hope you give it a try!

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  11. That is one of my all time favorite Joy Clair stamp sets and you surely did it justice with all your beautiful cards! I love the gold embossing on the first card, but they are all gorgeous!

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  12. Beautiful cards, Mischelle! I love your color combos! The pretty Hugs and Smiles stamp set is one of my favorites from Joy Clair! I just love the flower cluster.... so many possibilities!

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    1. Thank you, Denise! I so enjoyed making these!

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  13. What an amazing collection of beautiful cards. All well designed and lovely!

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  14. One of my favorite Joy Clair stamp sets. Love your beautiful cards.

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  15. Such fabulous creations, as usual! I love all your cards and I know exactly why you fell in love with this set! It is perfectly YOU! It's so fun to be hopping right along with you too! :) Sending lots of (angel hugs and xoxo's...) to you!

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    1. Thank you, Kerry! Such a fun hop! xoxo

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  16. What a gorgeous collection of cards you made l can't pick a favorite

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    1. Thank you, Peggy Sue! They were so fun to make!

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  17. Very pretty variety of colorful floral cards. I like the different embossing.

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  18. Wow so many options to change up this stamp set! They all look amazing. SO fresh and clean! Thank you for sharing this, its all so beautiful!

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  19. WOW!!! I absolutely LOVE every card you've shown here. Every one is inspiring, and I am so glad I have this stamp set too! I need to go and play with them now because you have inspired me so much.

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    1. Thank you, Alison! It's crazy what happens when you fall in love with an image! LOL!

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  20. Your cards are lovely. Thanks for showing the versatiley of the stamp. All the colors made each card special.

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  21. WOW!!! They all are so gorgeous!

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  22. Great cards! Love the gold embossing and the stamp is so pretty! Beautiful job!

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