October Guest Designer: Justine Hovey


Hi everyone!

It’s Justine here designing for The Ton Stamps for the next few weeks. I am so excited to get started and show off some of the cards I designed using the Morning Glory Garden Cling Stamp. I used this stamp in FIVE different ways to make FIVE very unique cards.


This card was created by heat embossing the Morning Glory Garden Cling Stamp in white embossing powder. I simply went over the embossing with distress inks and the embossing resisted the colour to make this really pretty background. I added a simple sentiment using the Basic Labels stamp and topped it off with some Nuvo drops!


This card is similar to the first one but I used the masking technique to stamp only a certain area of the card. This technique gives you so many possibilities when using the background stamps – just mask off an area and add distress ink and you will create a beautiful card every time. I added a simple sentiment using the Basic Labels stamp and topped it off with some Nuvo drops!


For this card I used vellum, which gives an elegant look to every card. I embossed it using copper embossing powder and added a sentiment using the Vintage Frames stamp set in the same colour.


For this card, I cut out one of the flowers from the Morning Glory Garden Cling Stamp. This allowed me to have an embellishment for my card. It also gave me another idea that you can colour in this background stamp and create your own patterned paper! Anyway, I stamped the sentiment from the Brushed Thanks stamp, distressed the edges in yellow ink, and I added the flower.



For my last card, I did the obvious – simply stamped the beautiful background as it is. You can play with the vibrancy of the pattern by adding a piece of vellum for texture. Similar to the copper embossed card, I used the Vintage Frames to add a sentiment.



I hope you enjoyed my video as well as the 5 cards for today. I will be back next Saturday for another post.


3 thoughts on “October Guest Designer: Justine Hovey

  1. Maggie B says:

    Hi Justine & Effie ~ I adore this background stamp and use it often but you’ve given me some other awesome ideas. A while back I used a lacy background stamp and embossed it in copper and just couldn’t find a color to add to the front for the sentiment. Nothing seemed to “go” with it. Love what you’ve done with the copper here so thanks a TON (pun intended!). Off to dig my copper-embossed card fronts out of the “pile”!! I hope you’re both enjoying your weekend!! ~HUGS~


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