Joy Clair Stamps February Challenge – Shades of Red

On the first of each month Joy Clair Stamps introduces a new challenge. This month it is Shades of Red, which is very appropriate for this month! The rules to this challenge are very simple –


Create a new card, bible journaling or project using the theme or photo inspiration of the challenge posted above.

  • Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery.
  • MUST directly link to the Joy Clair blog in your post. (Or entry will not count)
  • Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz on the Joy Clair Blog
  • Projects must be NEW, no back linking, please.
  • Number of entries is unlimited.
  • You must at least one Joy Clair product on your entry.

How simple is that? And the best news is one randomly chosen winner will receive a $25 Gift Card to the Joy Clair Shop!! Be sure to watch the video tutorial below to see how I incorporated this month’s inspiration photo into my card and created a very graphic background! Then, head over the Joy Clair Blog and enter a card of your own to be eligible to win the prize!!! You have until the end of this month, so HURRY!!

To create this graphic background I started with an A2 top folding white card base and masked off the back of the card base with a piece of painter’s tape to protect it from any ink. Using my T-square ruler, the grid mat on my surface and a pencil I created a graph on the surface of the card base. I drew lines horizontally every half ink and vertical lines every inch and a half. This created rectangles on my card base that fit my mustache stamp from the Candy Hearts Stamp Set exactly. I used two different Memento ink colors (Angel Pink and Rhubarb Stalk), alternating between the two to create a checker board pattern, to stamp my mustaches in the rectangles, making sure they lined up with the mustaches above and to the side of the them. When I was finished with the stamping on the card base I removed the painter’s tape and had a perfectly symmetrical graphic background that only need a sentiment!

Finished Card 3

For my sentiment I used the solid candy hearts from the same set and stamped them onto a white die cut circle using my MISTI and the Angel Pink ink. Inside each of the solid hearts I stamped a sentiment, again from the same set, in the Rhubarb Stalk Ink to make them look like real candy hearts! I also adhered a glitter frame around the circle die cut to really allow the circle to pop away from the background. To make the frame I just did a bit of die cut inlay with two different sized circle dies and I adhered it down with multi medium matte adhesive.

Finished Card 1

The last thing to do, to finish this card was to adhere the circle sentiment onto the card base. I used double sided adhesive and fun foam to give it a bit of dimension. To add a bit of shimmer to the candy hearts I gave them a liberal coat of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen and finished the card off with a few Valentine’s Sequins adhering them down with Glossy Accents!

Finished Card 4

Be sure to head over to the Joy Clair Blog and check out the challenge. Then, enter a card of your own and be eligible to win the prize!! I hope you enjoyed the video tutorial for today and how I incorporated the challenge into a fun card!

If you are interested in any of the supplies I used, as always, you can find them linked below! (Affiliate links used at no additional cost to you!) Thank you so much for stopping by!! Happy Crafting!!

Watermarked Joy Clair SetJoy Clair Candy Hearts Stamp Set


T-Square Ruler

Memento Dye Ink Pad – Angel Pink


Memento Dye Ink Pad – Lady Bug



DI199Hero Arts Nesting Circle Die Set
P1849332PM1L__57409Big Shot

ShowProductImage__93281Glossy Accents


Fiskars Paper Trimmer


Fun Foam

Scor-Tape Double Sided Adhesive


Bone Folder

Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen


Pick Me Up Tool


Valentine’s Day Sequins

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