Pink and Main/Joy Clair blog hop

Hello again friends. I have two cards to share with you today as part of a collaboration. One of my favourite things about the crafty community is the way that people bring each other up, and the businesses in the community work together, rather than in competition.

Here’s how the hop works. Visit the ten blogs along the hop, get inspired, and then leave a comment before moving to the next hop. There are prizes to be won from both companies, drawn on May 10, and some lovely cards to see along the way. You may have come here from the lovely Priscilla Joseph’s blog, nubble light designs, if you’ve been following the hop from the beginning. Otherwise, why not start here, and just circle back at the end.

I was originally only going to make one card, but one little cutie just didn’t quite fit without things being too crowded, so in the end, he got his very own card.

The first stamp set I used was Joy Clair’s Harvest Blessings. I used a lot of masking to create the main image, so that the scarecrow would sit behind the pumpkins. I also kept the masking on and added a ground line with post it tape before blending above and below that line. I’ve created a video of this process, along with some fabulous music by my teenage son, if you’d like to watch it below.

The images were all stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock and coloured with my Copic Markers. I tried to make each of the pumpkins different to the others. I also stamped the sweet little hedgehogs as well as a bunch of leaves and acorns from the Fall Friends Stamp Set onto a separate piece of card, and coloured those too before cutting them out with the Fall Friends Matching dies.

The sentiment comes from another Joy Clair stamp set called Hey Pumpkin. I stamped that in Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

For the second card, I used the already coloured images, stealing a few leaves from the first card. This time, I used ivory card, and masked two edges of the card with the post it tape and used the same colors to blend out from the corner. The sentiment on this card comes from the Fall Friends stamp set.

Thank you so much for hopping along. Your next stop is Ericka Strange, and I know you’ll love what you see there!

Below is a list of the hop from beginning to end, in case you get lost.

Joy Clair Designs
Amanda Wilcox
Priscilla Joseph
Donna Lewis
Ericka Strange
Katie Brooks
Joy Wilson
Rachelle Reeder Oltean
Martha Lucia Gomez
Pink and Main 

Thank you so much for stopping in today. I hope that you enjoyed this card, and are inspired by the whole hop.

Until next time,

Blessings ,

Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’ve tried to link to companies in different countries, so you can save on postage costs. Thank you so much for your support.

Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles 2
Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles 2
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P&M
Pink and Main mini Ergonomic Blender Brush
Pink and Main mini Ergonomic Blender Brush
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P&M | SSS
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
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SBC | SSS
Altenew Cool Summer Night inks mini
Altenew Cool Summer Night inks mini
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Altenew Tropical Forest Inks mini
Altenew Tropical Forest Inks mini
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Pink and Main Fall Friends stamp set
Pink and Main Fall Friends stamp set
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Pink and Main Fall Friends dies
Pink and Main Fall Friends dies
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Neenah Solar White 80lb card
Neenah Solar White 80lb card
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Neenah Solar White 110lb card
Neenah Solar White 110lb card
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Simon Says Stamp Ivory card
Simon Says Stamp Ivory card
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3M foam tape
3M foam tape
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Joy Clair Harvest Blessings,
Joy Clair Harvest Blessings,
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Joy Clair Hey Pumpkin
Joy Clair Hey Pumpkin
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29 comments

    • I LOVE this! I’m new to the stamping and card making world, and I’m so inspired! …from using a stamp positioning tool, to ink blending, to the masking tape/splatter technique, to coloring with markers, to stamp masking, down to the sketch used before creating this card has my creativity center just bursting with excitement! THANK YOU FOR SHARING! …Hop hop!

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  1. Absolutely love your cards. Great ideas for the fall friends set -I haven’t gotten them yet, but this is great inspiration and they are now on my wishlist.

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  2. Nice cards and worth the efforts. The verse is a really nice choice and the colors are well-chosen.

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  3. Love these hops. I get so much inspiration and learn of so many techniques. Thanks for sharing!
    Such beautiful cards! These stamps are super cute and your coloring is on point.

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  4. I love the attention to detail on these cards. I am so inspired by the detailed mock-up card that you used to create your completed cards. Your attention to detail carried over with your coloring and masking techniques. Thank you again for sharing your fabulous designs!

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