Hello! The Artists in Residence for Imagine had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Joy Clair. They sent us some fabulous stamps, and I really love them. The stamps have such beautiful details, and there are many many options within each set.
I chose to work with the Dream Big Clear Stamp Set. It features a big dream catcher with feathers and beads that you can place as you wish. It’s linework is so fine, that I knew that VersaFine ink would be the perfect ink for these stamps. But first, I chose to spritz some Fireworks! on to my watercolor paper. I focused on keeping the color up where I would place the dream catcher later.
After the Fireworks! dried, I inked up the hoop of the dream catcher and stamped it out. Then I “built” the rest of the dream catcher using the beads and feathers that are also in the set. It was so much fun to create the rest of the piece. After I was happy with the beads and feathers, I drew a “string” with a PITT pen. I also stamped the “Dream Big” sentiment in the lower left corner.
I thought it would be nice to have some dimension, so I unscrewed the spritzer from my silver irRESISTable and used the straw end of the spritzer to drop silver randomly on the piece. After it dried, I brushed Bahama Blue on 2 sides of the watercolor paper and New Sprout on the other 2 sides. My card base was made out of a blue cardstock that matched the Bahama Blue shade that I used on the card. I brushed a bit of RoseBud Fireworks! on to 2 edges of the card for just a little more shimmer. Honestly, these stamps are so fun that you don’t need to do very much to make a fabulous project.
Fireworks! Spray in Rose Bud, New Sprout, Bahama Blue
VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
irRESISTable in Silver
Joy Clair: Dream Big Clear Stamps
Faber-Castel: PITT Pen Small in Black
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Recollections: Watercolor Paper
Thanks so much for stopping and 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.
Steph Ackerman says
Love your color combination.
Lori Kobular says
I love how you used the Fireworks Sprays with the Dream Catcher stamp! Beautiful card!!
mischelle smith says
Very nice, Alison! I LOVE how you use the products … I need to use my irRESISTibles more like you do here … LOVE it!
I love dream catchers, what a great card!
Jeanette (Forest Ranger) says
WOW! This is beautiful!
carly pool says
Love all the colors! I think this is my second favorite stamp set by Joy Claire! The dynamics of it are just wonderful! I love the border of your card too! Thank you for sharing and joining this blog hop!
Denise Bryant says
Love that pretty dreamcatcher and the Fireworks sprays! Pretty card!
Mary Holshouser says
The dream catcher is
thanks for sharing.
Juanita Brooks says
Really pretty card. Thanks for sharing.
Sue LD says
Very pretty background for this dreamcatcher.
Donna Idlet says
Alison, love your card and the image you used from Joy Clair. The color combination is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us in this hop.
Ink Stained Roni says
Very pretty – such a lovely stamp and beautiful colors.
Beautiful! Love the mix of spritzed colors and yes, Versafine was the perfect choice for those thin, thin lines! 🙂 Great card!
Love your design with the The sprays. Beautiful idea.
Kathy H says
Beautiful card. Great colors and texture.
Jessica Litman says
So pretty with all the colors and splatters!
Diana Barnes says
MARIA PILAR says
woooow, beautiful background with that dreamcatcher
Ericka Strange says
Great card. Love these sprays and the effects. So pretty!
Alice T says
Here's some love for your card.