Thursday, June 28, 2012

"Just because I Love You"....

Today I wanted to share a card I created recently using a few Just For Fun Rubber Stamps....

Just Because I Love You....

JFF Summer 013


JFF RS - Couple in Canoe (lg) E3615; Pine Forest F3588; Sentiments 3 UMS7020
Distress Ink - Dusty Concord; Chipped Sapphire; Faded Jeans; Stormy Sky; Scattered Straw
Ink Blending Tool
Distress Embossing Ink
Black Embossing Powder
Black Archival Ink
Pattern Paper


1. Start off by trimming the pattern paper down to the desired card size.  In this case it's 5x7.  I am using a bit of paper from Prima's Romantique line.

2. Use a bit of embossing ink to stamp the canoe along the bottom third of the card panel, sprinkle with black ep, shake and heat to melt.  Let the paper cool.

3. Again, using embossing ink, stamp the pine forest two or three times across the upper third of your card panel.  I usually start off one edge and continue stamping across until I've crossed over the opposite edge.  Stamping off the edge of your paper just gives you a more natural look.

Sprinkle with black ep, shake off excess and heat to melt.

4. Once the ep has cooled it's time to start adding inks!  I wanted to highlight the canoe a bit so I started off by adding a bit of scattered straw di behind and to the side of the canoe.

Next I added a variety of blue inks to the "lake".  After I was finished coloring the bottom of the card I took the dusty concord and really inked up the forest and lake shore areas.  It's night fall after all and the forest gets really dark fast. 

I finally finished up by adding a bit of scattered straw and stormy sky to the sky area above the forest.

5. I then stamped the sentiment in the lower left and matted the card with purple and black cardstock.

I think it turned out very romantic...


  1. this is beautiful! how did you add your ink? just with a piece of foam and the tool? or was it a paint brush? the water looks amazing! and I love the sky!

    1. Was the ink added with foam?

    2. Yes, the ink was added using an Ink Blending Tool & Foam.

  2. Beautiful card- love the idea of stamping on DSP and LOVE the colors in your horizon!

  3. Definitely a card to be treasured, Roni! I think that Dusty Concord is the frosting on this cake!

  4. Great job Roni!!! I just love the night time sunset...going to have to use my dusty concord more often!!! Thanks for sharing the step by step:) Oh....eeeeeek..I won some Collage sheets!!!! Thank you, thank you!!! I will shoot you an e-mail:))))


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