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Wish Place – Journaling

Journaling has been very addictive since I started doing it . Here in this blog, I would love to share this Page spread which I had created in my very first Junk Jounral book.

London, is my priority wish in my go-to-travel bucket list. I have heard so much about it and it’s a home to Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes. 🙂

The spread I created was using a snailmailing package which I received from a swap. I cut it out and stuck it in the notebook. Later, I added a London Postcard. I used a couple of pattern paper strips and then added the postcard. Also, my Initial J was used in the paper clip which I added at the top. On the right side of the page, I added a couple of washi tape so to adhere a sticky note. I wrote about my feelings and wish to go to London someday. At the bottom I used a butterfly embellishment to complete the look of the page.

That’s how simple it is to journal. Layering and decorating and writing all makes my heart happy :). It’s unimportant to follow anyone’s style of journaling. It’s important to make your journal your very own.

 

Hugs and Love,

Jayana Shah.

(Jayana’s Jolly Cards)

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Watercolor + Stamping

Here I am guys, with yet another card share Blog.

In this blog, I shall share how simple watercolors and stamping can be combined to create a fun card.

Supplies Needed:

  • folded white card in the size 5.5″ by 4.25″.
  • plain white watercolour cardstock piece in the size 5.25″ by 4.00″.
  • yellow, orange, green, blue water color brush pens/ tube.
  • A watercolour brush.
  • Bird stamp
  • sentiment stamp.
  • acrylic block
  • craft heat gun (optional)
  • archival jet black ink pad
  • Glue

 

Method:

STEP1:  Take a piece of watercolour cardstock and apply plain water using a watercolour brush on the cardstock. Keep the strokes random.

STEP2:   Now, pick the yellow color and apply it on one side of the water brushed background. This will allow the color to spread out naturally as we have applied plain water brush strokes first. Keep doing this process with the rest of the colours too.

STEP3:   Make sure, that the colours you chose to blend should not give a muddy effect.

STEP4:   Now dry the colours using craft heat gun too. Or else, simply let it air dry.

STEP5:   Mount the stamps, on the acrylic block.

STEP6:   Ink the stamps well with the archival jet black ink.

STEP7:   Stamp it on the watercolored background. Do the same process with the sentiment stamp as well.

STEP8:   Now stick the watercolour cardstock on the plain white folded card, leaving an equal border from all sides.

 

The card is is all done 🙂

 

Greetings to one And all,

Jayana Shah.

(Jayana’s Jolly Cards).

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Brustro Pens Review.

imageMy dear crafty peeps,

welcome to another blog of mine this year! This blog is all about reviewing my new set of markers from the Brustro Company. I bought those pens from Amazon a month back. I have been using it quite often in all my projects and damn! They’re gorgeous 🙂

Firstly let me talk about doodling. If you’re always trying to doodle random drawings and also enjoy making mandalas , then these pens are simply the best. The Brustro pens are waterproof so colouring in the drawings or doodle shall not be a problem at all.

These set of pens come in a pack containing 6 pens of different numbered points. [ 0.005, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5 and 0.8]. And that way the tip point in size differs. This gives the user an opportunity to create different textures and layers in writing and drawing.

Another important aspect of the Brustro pens are that one can write even on watercolored papers, acrylic coloured papers. So for Journaling too the pens prove extremely useful.

Using pens which works on different surfaces was important for me since I always struggle trying to bring the ink of the pen on the already coloured surface. But these pens are hassle free. If you color your pages with distress inks, acrylics, the pens work perfectly well without smearing of any ink :). Definitely works for mixed media as well.

Hope you guys give it a go in your crafts 🙂

love to all,

Jayana Shah.

(Jayana’s Jolly Cards).

 

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DiY love cards

These kind of cards can be sent to anyone. With simple techniques and methods, one can create these adorable cards in minutes 🙂

so let’s get started !

supplies needed are:

  • sentiment stamp
  • butterfly stamp
  • watercolor pencils
  • black card stock in the size 4.125 inches by 5.5 inches
  • white card stock in the size 4 inches by 5.125 inches
  • black ink pad
  • red marker/ pen
  • double sided adhesive

Products I have Used:

  1. 1) @peekaboo_designs sentiments
    2) @prima_mixedmedia cling butterfly stamps
    3) Hobby idea’s white and black cardstock
    4) Staedtler luna watercolor pencils 🙂 #handmadebyjayana #jayanasjollycards 🙂
  2. Ranger Archival Jet black inkpad

Method:

STEP1 stamp the sentiment in the middle of the white card stock using black ink pad.

STEP2 stamp the butterfly in two opposite corners using again the black inkpad.

STEP3 color the butterflies using watercolor pencils. And then use water with a paintbrush to blend the colours .

STEP4 draw a heart with a red pen/ marker near the sentiment

STEP5 Trim in a tiny U-shape in the remaining opposite two corners.

STEP6 stick the panel down using double sided tape adhesive on the black card stock leaving equal borders.

And now you can send them to your loved ones 🙂

Hope you guys enjoyed this Blog.

Greetings and Love,

Jayana

(Jayana’s Jolly Cards)

 

 

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BASIC THANK YOU CARD.

This card is inspired after Gina K designs 🙂

Picture of my thank you card taken by me.

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Supplies needed:
Dye Inkpads
Scissors
Paper trimmer
Double sided tape adhesive
Acrylic stamp block
White and black think cardstock
Flower stamps

Products I have used:
Dye inkpads- Ranger Inkpads in the shade: Archival Jet black, Lemon Twist, Cheese Puff, Pink Gumball, Electric Lime, Lily Pad.
Scissors- One I had in my stash
Paper Trimmer: Fiskars
Double sided Tape Adhesive.
Acrylic stamp block for mounting stamps.
White and Black thick cardstocks : Hobby Ideas
Flower stamps: Hema clear stamps. And Hero Arts Thank You stamp

Method:
STEP1 Cut two pieces of white cardstock of the sizes 5 ½ “by 4 ¼” and another of 4 ¾” inches by 3 ¾” inches. Cut one piece of black cardstock of the size 55 ¼ “by 4”. To cut out, kindly use paper trimmer for precision.
STEP2 Mount the Flower stamp on your acrylic Block.
STEP3 First take 4 ¾” by 3 ¾” white cardstock. Ink your stamp well in your choice of colour. (I have use Cheese Puff, Lemon Twist and Pink Gumball). Stamp in the left bottom corner with some space between each flower.
Step4 Similarly you have to repeat the process suing the leaves this time. (I have used Electric Lime and Lily Pad)
STEP5 Now Mount a Thank you sentiment Stamp on the block and ink it well with the Jet black Archival Ink.
STEP6 Stamp it well on the right side of the flower leaves bunch.
STEP7 Use The double sided tape adhesive to stick down the stamped panel card onto the black cardstock leaving equal boarders around.
STEP8 Now again using the double sided Tape Adhesive, stick down the entire panel onto the 5 ½” by 4 ¼” white cardstock leaving again equal border around.

AND YOUR CARD IS FINISEHD!

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