Cardmaking, Joy Clair Stamps

Joy Clair Hugs and Smiles Stamps

I’m excited to be a part of the Joy Clair Design Team and every time I play with one of their new stamp sets, I get even more thrilled.  The team at Joy Clair produces great images that really lend themselves to a wide variety of uses.  Whether you’re creating a simple card, like I did today with watercolors, creating a mixed media project, or using the images and sentiments for scrapbooking, you’re sure to find sojoy_clair_cindy_dooley_hugs_and_smiles_closemething you’ll like on the website.

For today’s post, I used the Joy Clair Hugs and Smiles stamp set.  This set has a ton of sentiment combinations, perfect for Valentine’s Day or a simple “love you” card.

I thought the ranunculus made a great focal image for my card, so I used it twice, and paired them with two sentiments, the lower case font and the swoopy handwriting font. I stamped the images on the smooth side of Ranger Watercolor Cardstock using Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black. The flowers seemed a perfect time for me to pull out my Van Gogh by Royal Talens watercolors and play. I was having so much fun, I started adding splatters to the card front. I finished it up with a fishtail flag and a bow made from some black Hemptique. I added the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black after the watercolors and splatters were dry.  I layered the card front on a piece of Bazzill Blackberry Swirl Smoothie (my go-to black cardstock), then layered that on a scrap of black and white pattern paper from my stash.  The card base was also made from the black Bazzill cardstock and I left the inside blank so I can add a personal note inside using a white gel pen. This was a really simple card and took me less than 15 minutes to finish.

Make sure you check out Joy Clair Stamps.  I’m sure you’ll find something there you’ll love!


Joy Clair Stamps, Product Review


I am excited and proud to announce I was chosen to be a member of the Joy Clair Stamps design team! Joy Clair Stamps are high quality photopolymer stamps that are made in the U.S. in Dalton, Georgia. I love unnamedthese stamps!  They transfer ink perfectly, have little to no odor like some clear stamps do, and the designs are detailed but simple enough to lend themselves to many styles.

Head on over to the Joy Clair website to check out their amazing stamps.  While you’re there, make sure you visit the blog to see the Design Team’s latest creations (we have an amazing, talented bunch of women on our team) and check out the Design Team tab at the top.  You just might see a familiar face!