FSJ • Thank You Card

One of the Fun Stampers Journey Products that I can never get tired of using are the Liquid Colors. Liquid Colors are dye based and they are available in twelve different colors.

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The colors are vibrant and can be used to create backgrounds, or to color images as well. For this card I payed with some of the colors,  and I used a stencil too.  I like to create several backgrounds at the time, since I know I can use them later for other projects.

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The stamp set that I used is called Dahlia Burst  with its matching dies.  In the beginning I thought of leaving the flowers plain white, but in the end I added a hint of color using my Journey Color Burst color pencils to kind of integrate them more into the background.

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I matted the background panel with white cardstock and stitches along the edge. I adhered the stitched panel to a base card. I layered the flowers and leaves, and adhered them with Journey squares and dots. I complemented the cluster with a white-embossed sentiment, sparkle cuts, silk and  a few sequins.  This card was so much fun to make!

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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supplies
Dahlia Burst Stamp set / SS-203
Dahlia Burst Die Set / DI-0127
Liquid Colors Bundle / BD-0303
Journey Color Burst JM-0077
Journey Gel Press / JM-0107
Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink / IP-0041
Journey Color Burst / JM-0077
Journey Sparkle Cuts / AC-0151
Journey Sequins Bloom Time / AC- 0114
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0040
Black Licorice 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0003
Sweet Berry 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0034

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World Cardmaking Day • Be Brave Challenge

Hello friends! Happy World Cardmaking Day!
Today I am sharing a card that I created to celebrate and it is also combined with one of the fun challenges that Fun Stampers Journey have put together specially for us. The purpose of today’s challenges is to create cards for the Be Brave Card Drive.    The goal of this drive is to collect cards that will be sent to patients and caregivers in need through a  Breast Cancer non-profit organization. The rules to participate are simple, and you can find more information about this drive by clicking >>>HERE<<<.

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I created a card for Challenge #2: Create a card for a caregiver.  I made a Thank You card using  a pretty stamp set called: Be  Brave. I used the ribbon to create a simple background and the little dove as an accent image.

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The Thank You sentiment is from another versatile set called: Must Have Sentiments.  I also  used a pierced rectangle, Journey tape, sequins and heart shaped paper clip  as embellishments.

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So I hope you feel inspired to create some cards, participate in one or more of the challenges, send your cards to the Journey Station and be part of a good cause!

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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supplies
Be Brave Stamp Set / SS-0148
Must Have Sentiments / SS-0501
Journey Rectangles / DI-0041
Watermelon Fusion True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0027
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Sweet Berry  True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0029
Journey Sequins Pink World / AC-0112
Sweet Romance Tape / AC-0290 (Bloom Benefit)
Classic Elegance Journey Tape / AC-0291
I Heart Clips / AC-0261
Watermelon Fusion 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0039
Bubble Gum 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0099
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0040

FSJ • Thinking of You Card

Hi there! I am back today to share a card that I made using some products from the Fun Stampers Journey Catalog.  This is one of my favorite stamps sets from the Blooms section named Peony Blooms.

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To color the blooms I used the Journey Color Burst color pencils and I applied Journey Glaze andJourney Sparkle cuts .  The background of this card was created using the same technique that I used on my last posted card, Lemon Drop and Fresh Forest Liquid color drops over the Journey Gel Press. Then, I sprayed a little bit of water with a mister  and  I spread the color with a brayer mixing well the colors in between to create the ombré effect. I waited a few seconds until dots of color were formed over the Journey Gel Press and then I placed a Whip Cream panel over to pick up the color.

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As I have mentioned before, creating backgrounds with the liquid colors is so much fun. If you happen to create several, save them for later… they come in handy when you need to create last minute cards.  Anyhow, to finish this card, a pierced square, Journey tape, a sentiment and some sequins were the rest of the components of this card.

Currently there is a Mix Media Sale at Fun Stampers Journey, and lots of inspiration on the FSJ blog too. Please don’t forget to visit them for more details.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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supplies
SS-0464 Peony Blooms stamp set
DI-0330 Peony Blooms Die Set
BD-0303 Liquid Colors Bundle
JM-0107 Journey Gel Press
IP-0041 Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink
JM-0077 Journey Color Burst
AC-0151 Journey Sparkle Cuts
AC- 0291 Clasic Elegance Journey Tape
AC-0164 Bright Day Journey Tape
AC-0311 Fresh Limeade Journey Tape
AC-0023 Cut Rhinestones
AC- 0114 Journey Sequins Bloom Time
TO-0063 Details Pro Shears
CS-0011 Fresh Forest 8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS-0040 Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS- 0113 Green Olive 8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS-0003 Black Licorice 8.5 x 11 cardstock

FSJ • Praying for You

Hi there! I have always liked to create my own backgrounds. Sometimes when I am just playing with some fun products like the Fun Stampers Liquid Colors and the Journey Gel Press, it is hard to stop… I usually end up making many backgrounds! Today I am sharing a card that I made using one of those backgrounds along with some other products by Fun Stampers Journey

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To create the background I simply put Lemon Drop and Fresh Forest Liquid color drops over the Journey Gel Press. Then, I sprayed a little bit of water with a mister  and  I spread the color with a brayer. I waited a few seconds until dots of color were formed over the Journey Gel Press and then I placed a Whip Cream panel over to pick up the color.  The beautiful flowers image is from a set called Beauty Blooms. To give the stamped image an ombré effect, I applied different colors of ink over the stamp with sponge daubers. To complement the focal point, I stamped a sentiment with Black Licorice ink over a strip of Whip Cream cardstock. Then, I fussy-cut the images with my favorite scissors, the Details Pro Shears!

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I also die cut a tag from Fresh Forest cardtsock and then, I  layered all the card components using foam squares. I added some details like Journey tape, rainbow drops, Natural Thread, and a vellum strip behind the sentiment.  I was very happy with the results.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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supplies
SS-0514 Beauty Blooms
SS- 0501 Must Have Sentiments
BD-0303 Liquid Colors Bundle
JM-0107 Journey Gel Press
FSJ True Color Fusion Inks
AC-0178 Rainbow Drops
AC- 0133 Journey Natural Thread
AC-0311 Fresh Limeade Journey Tape
TO-0063 Details Pro Shears
CS-0098 Pumpkin Bread 8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS-0011 Fresh Forest 8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS-0040 Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock

FSJ Ink Promotion + Love You Card

Hi there! Today I want to share about a great Fun Stampers Journey promotion during the month of August:

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The True Color Fusion inks are non-solvent hybrid of pigment and dye, and they dry quickly, retaining their vibrant colors, and they are also fade-resistant. These inks work on any surface, including paper, wood, fabric, and acrylic, and they become permanent when heat-set on non-paper materials.

I have to point out that all the ink pads can be purchased individually (20% off) or also as bundles (15% off) through a FSJ Coach. If you are not sure on how to find one near you, you will find a link on the upper right corner on the FSJ Home page.

So for today I also made a clean and simple card, using some of these yummy colors. Check it out:

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The stamp set that I used is called Dear Rose. What I like about this set is that you can either stamp the images with black, and then color them with your favorite color technique or, you can  simply stamp the images using different colors of ink, like I did.

First,  I stamped the rose and then, I masked it with a sticky note to be able to stamp the stem and leaves close to the rose image. Simple basic stamping.  I think the rose image is quite pretty and even a simple technique makes your project look great 😉

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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supplies

SS-0486 Dear Rose stamp set
IP-0017 Candy Apple True Color Fusion Ink Pad
IP-0072 Green Olive True Color Fusion Ink Pad
IP-0041 Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad
AC-0115 Journey Sequins Special Celebration
CS-0040 Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS-0097 Raspberry Berry  8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS-0015 Huckleberry Fusion  8.5 x 11 cardstock

FSJ • Journey Gel Press Fun Projects

Hey there! I am back to share a couple of cards that I created using the new Journey Gel Press  and Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate.  Last June, I had the chance to be in one of the Gel Press workshops that took place at the FSJ Convention as an spectator. One of the things that I liked the most about it, was the versatility. There is no wrong way whatsoever while using the press.  The paper literally gets transformed into beautiful unique backgrounds that you can use for your cards, scrapbooking, etc. It is so much fun!

Last week, Richard did some videos featuring the regular flat press and the heart one as well. You can see some of these videos by clicking >>>HERE<<<

For my first card I created a multi layer background using the Journey Gel Press  and the Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate . Check it out:

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I used the regular Gel Press to create a  background over a Whip Cream panel inking the surface directly with my ink pad. Then, I placed the panel over it to pick up the ink.  The result was an uneven subtle background. Quick and easy.

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After that, I inked the Hearts Gel Press with a darker color and I placed the Whip Cream Panel on top of the Gel Press.

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Next, and just to give the hearts a different look I randomly inked the hearts only using the side of the ink pad. Then, I place the cardstock panel over my table, and flipped over the Heart Gel Press  and carefully placed it onto the panel trying to match the hearts below. I repeated this twice.

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Since I was experimenting with this background, I also stamped the Vintage Notes background on top of my Gel Press impressions.   I stamped a sentiment and I finished my card with Journey Glaze, Journey tape and sequins.

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For my  second card, I used the the Journey Gel Press  and the Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate  as well, but this time I did not create that many layers of ink, but at the end I was very pleased with the results. Take a look…

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If you like to experiment and play with different mediums, I highly recommend you to try the Journey Gel Press. It is so much fun to create with it.

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Please be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey for more inspiration and the RG Signature FB page. Richard constantly shares videos showing new techniques and projects 😉 Also, my talented team pals   Michelle Woerner,  and Patricia Roebuck  >HERE< and >HERE< have also being busy sharing fabulous projects using the Journey Gel Press.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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supplies
Journey Gel Press JM-0107
Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate JM-0108
You Are ATS AT-0228
Hello Love Stamp Set SS-0485
Fun Stampers Journey True Color Fusion Ink Pads
Fun Stampers  Journey Cardstock
Fun Stampers Embellishments

FSJ • Good Luck

Happy Friday everyone! Fun Stampers Journey is starting this month with the release of its new Catalog that you can see by clicking >>>HERE<<<I am very excited about it, since there is a lot of work behind this release, and honestly… The big catalog is amazing. There is a fun video that you can see >>>here<<< where you can see all the process of it.

So today, I am very happy to share a card that I made using one of the NEW stamp sets that belongs to the Mystic Romance Collection. This collections is quite unique since the images and sentiments look like embroidery, and I love that! You can either use simple stamping techniques or unleash your creativity and explore other techinque with them. The set that I used is called Tiger Bonsai and it features a Tiger, along with other images (a coordinating  die set is also available).

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For my card I simply stamped the tiger image over Citrus Cooler cardstock with Black Licorice Ink. I added some white details over the tiger with my Color Burst color Pencils, and I die cut the shape with its coordinating die.

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For the background, I stamped the different leaves included in the set over Green Olive cardstock with Kiwi Slice ink. I also added a few details here and there with my Color Burst  white color pencil,  just to make it a bit more interesting. The sentiment was stamped over a Whip Cream pierced rectangle and I matted it with an Oatmeal Cookie cardstock rectangle.

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I used the Fun Triangles die to create a strip from Oatmeal Cookie cardstock  and I added  a strip of  Cranberry Bliss cardstock underneath.  Finally, I layered all the different elements over my card, and I added some final touches: Journey Glaze, Silk, sequins and black thread.

Please be sure to visit the Richard Garay Signature Page on Facebook (Richard has been sharing videos creating amazing projects using this collection) and of course, the Fun Stampers Journey Blog.   My talented team pals   Michelle WoernerLaura Williams, and Patricia Roebuck have also being busy sharing fabulous projects using Mystic Romance as well.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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supplies
Tiger Bonsai stamp set SS-0511
Tiger Bonsai Die Set DI-0370
Journey Rectangles DI-0041
Fun Triangles Die Set DI-0266
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink IP-0041
Kiwi Slice True Color Fusion Ink IP-0024
Dark Roast Silk IP-0095
Sparkle Silk IP-0126
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Citrus Cooler 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0089
Oatmeal Cookie 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0023
Cranberry Bliss 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0090
Green Olive 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0113
Journey Sequins Special Celebration AC-0115
Journey Black Licorice Thread AC-0129
Journey Days Stapler TO-0118
Brush Silver Staples TO-0120
Journey Color Burst JM-0077
Journey Glaze 4oz AD-0002