Saturday, March 3, 2018

Team Saturday with Stephanie - Joy Clair

Throughout the month of March, the My Sweet Petunia Design Team will be collaborating with the Joy Clair Design Team to bring you lots of inspiration.


Joy Clair also has a wonderful anything goes Mood Board Challenge ... don't you love these pictures?


When I saw the Joy Clair Stamp Hugs and Smiles Clear Stamp set, my first thought was ... I wondered if I could use that lovely swirly floral image and my MISTI to create a stamped frame.
After a couple of experiments, I determined that a 5 1/2" square was the perfect size to make this idea into reality.


I left my stamp in the same place on my MISTI and rotated my paper to create my frame.


I used two colors of Catherine Pooler ink to ink-up my stamps moving from darker at the corner to the lighter in the center of the square (all of my samples are stamps on Ivory cardstock).

Ta Da ... a lovely floral frame.  I used my MISTI to add my sentiment & then added some paper flowers to accent the larger flowers in the stamp.


Next I tried this lovely Blue Green color combination using the same dual inking process.


This process was seriously addictive and so easy to create.


The stamp set includes so many fun sentiments (this one is for my sister ... she makes me laugh until my belly hurts).

I love the contrast of this color combination.


I love that sweet little jar of hearts.


For my final card, I used a color combination inspired by the Mood Board (and one that Lydia Fiedler had used on this card).  Pink (Flirty Flamingo) & Green (Lemon Lime Twist) don't seem like they should blend ... but they do.


You can see how easy it was to position my smaller stamps inside the stamped frame.


The pink is much brighter photographed in my light box.  I watercolored this Jar of Hearts.


Here are the four panels all together.


I hope this tutorial made you look a bit differently at the stamps in your collection with your MISTI (or even better, makes you want to add this versatile Joy Clair Hugs and Smiles Stamp Set to your stash).

For the month of March, make sure you leave comments on the collaborative posts (that have the Collaborative Graphic) on both the My Sweet Petunia Blog and the Joy Clair Blog (and their design team blogs) for a chance to win.

Stephanie from 


  1. Great cards! Love the framed look & all the different colors. Flamingo & Lemon Lime are perfect together! Thanks for the inspiration. I'll be looking at my stamps in a while new way!

  2. Stephanie, they are beautiful and sweet cards! I love the floral frame that you created with MISTI.

  3. These are beautiful! Love the stamping design and the yummy colors ♥

  4. Beautiful cards! Love how you used that floral image for a frame!

  5. What a clever idea...I can see in my mind's eye many uses for this stamp set!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  6. Sweet cards. I like the stamped frames and colors.

  7. Love all the different looks you got with the different color combos! This stamp looks fabulous as a frame!!! Great thinking... or should I say, Ingenious Inkling! ;-)

  8. Lovely bunch of
    cards and love
    the purple one!
    Carla from Utah

  9. These are so pretty! You used one of my favorite sets from Joy Clair. I just love that cluster of swirly flowers and your color combos!

  10. Wow! Beautiful cards and colouring!!!

  11. I love how you used different colors--color changing. NICE

  12. I love this stamp set! Beautiful cards!

  13. Oooh, I love those pretty swirly frames in different color combinations!

  14. This is one of my most favorite stamp sets. I love the little jar with the heart in it. SOOO fun to ink up and color!!!

  15. This is such a wonderful set of cards !! You have a very unique style that I love !!

  16. The Joy Clair stamp set of roses was fabulous the way you used it and perfectly placed using the MISTI!! Even more beautifully done with the Catherine Pooler inks too!! Luscious!

  17. Fantastic card panels! What a great floral image and perfect use of the Misti to create the border. Love the color combos.

  18. I love how your cards came out! I'd like to try something similar in my mini Misti. Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. The cards are fantastic.
    Love the color combinations.
    Some are a little odd but they
    go together so well in the end.
    thanks for sharing.


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