Monday, August 14, 2017

He is Worthy Watercolor with Scrapbooking with M.E. Boutique

Todays project is my second Design Team card for Scrapbooking with M.E. Boutique and it's gorgeous while easy.  I started out by arranging my stamps on a 4.5" x 6" piece of watercolor paper in my MISTI.  You'll want to use a stamp positioner with this project because watercolor paper can be tricky to stamp on with the uneven surface.  I stamped on the smoother side of my paper using Archival ink.  I chose Archival because it's waterproof and a dark black.  It did take several stampings to get each word smoothly even.  Because I stamped it several times, creating several layers of ink, I set it aside to dry for an hour or so before moving on to adding my watercolors. After taping my piece down to a flat surface (I used a small craft cutting board), I wet down the entire piece with a modest amount of water and began to add paint.  I used blues, teal, pink and purple, being careful about the teal and pink mixing too much to avoid mud.  You also want to be careful about adding too much water so that you avoid getting a lot of puddles.  You can sop up any puddles with a paper towel; you don't want to let them dry like that because you can get ugly edges and hidden mud.  It doesn't show in the pictures well, but I also added a shimmer spray over the top when I was done adding color.  This step adds shimmer (obviously) but also helps to blend it a bit as well.  After it was dry, I ran it through my Big Shot with a stitched rectangle die and then trimmed added a 1/8 inch wide strip of Scor-tape to each side. After removing the backing one side at a time, I added black microfine glitter and burnished it into the tape with my finger.  After mounting to a top folding cardbase, the card is complete.  Here is the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supply list is below.

Supplies:
Creative Worship Worthy King
Creative Worship Words of Life: Actions
Neat&Tangled Christmas Journaling
Ranger Archival Jet Black ink
Canson XL Watercolor paper
MISTI
Gansai Tambi watercolors
Imagine Crafts Shimmer Spritz
Stitched Rectangle die
Scor-tape: 1/4" and 1/8"
Black Microfine Glitter

Thanks for joining me today!  Don't be afraid or intimidated to get started with watercolors; I know it can be daunting because it looks so easy when other people do it.  This style is a perfect place to start as it's just dabbing on paint and there's no "right" way to do it.  Let me know if you have any questions and I'll see you next time.

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine


Monday, August 7, 2017

Bee Popcard by Art Impression with Copics and Distress Oxides


 I'll be honest, this card...I got frustrated with this card and I'm sure we've all been there with projects we just about gave up on.  However, it's so dang cute and I had already put a lot of work and supplies into it, so I kept going.  As much as I love Art Impressions, someone dropped the ball with this set.  They don't provide clear instructions and there are stamps with coordinating dies that I couldn't figure out what they were supposed to be.  But don't let that stop you.  Hopefully, my video will make your bee building a breeze, as I've tried to work out some of the kinks.  The stamps and coordinating dies come together, but you do need a separate template die to build your bee.  Here is the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supply list is below.

Supplies:
Art Impressions Bee PopCard set
Art Impressions PopCard template
Bristol Smooth cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Distress Oxide inks
Vellum
Black Cardstock
Copic Markers
  • C6, 8, 9 and Y02, 08, 17
Pre-embossed Honeycomb patterned paper
Woodgrain patterned paper
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen
Imagine Crafts Sparkle Spritz
Little Things Lucky Dip Marigold
Matte Medium
Tombow Mono Multi
Foam square adhesive
Scor-tape

It took a bit of finagling, but I was really pleased with my finished product and I think my little nephews will enjoy it.  Thanks for joining me and I'll catch you later!

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine

Monday, July 31, 2017

Zig Butterfly Flight with Scrapbooking with M.E. Boutique

 Hello!  Todays project is the first of three Design Team projects for Scrapbooking with M.E. Boutique and I'm so excited to be working with them.  I've stamped and masked my butterflies starting with the pink butterfly and ending with the yellow one, using Altenews Bejeweled stamp set.  I stamped the butterflies using Archival ink because it's waterproof and wont run or smear when any water based medium is applied.  Canson XL 140lb watercolor paper was the surface is chose to work on.  Zig Clean Color markers are a brush tipped water-based marker that you can use with water to create a lovely variety of watercolor effects, without having to go into actual watercolors and using them with watercolor paper gives perfect results because the paper is designed to accept a lot of water without pilling or warping.  You can use these markers with Bristol Smooth cardstock, but I don't suggest using much water with it.

Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel.  Supplies are listed and linked below.

Supplies:
Canson XL 140lb watercolor paper
Altenew Bejeweled stamp set
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die
Masking paper or Post-It notes
Archival Jet Black ink
Zig Clean Color markers
Orange: 70, 50, 51, 52
Pink: 25, 26, 27, 28
Green: 33, 38, 42
Background: 31, 36
Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
DCWV Shimmer stack
Matte Medium
Sequins
Versamark
Platinum Embossing powder
Scor-tape
If you are at all interested in watercolors, give these markers a try.  They are so vibrant, fun to use and you can create beautiful projects with ease.  Let me know if you have any questions; I'm always happy to help.  Thank you for stopping by.  I so appreciate every like, share and subscribe here on my blog and my YouTube channel; every one helps.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Under the Sea with a Distress Oxide Background

 Summer is beginning to wind down, but it's not over yet.  I've been playing with my Distress Oxide re-inkers to see what they can do and created a few backgrounds (here's the video with those).  Stamping Bella had a new release in the beginning of July with Mermaids, fishes and lots of other sea life which I couldn't resist.  Flipping through my backgrounds and going through some new stamps, these two just fit together like sun and sand.  I colored my images with Copic markers and created a Shaker card with elements on the inside and outside to create a bit more dimension.  If you are new to Copics or are interested in learning more about them, I highly recommend Sandy Allnock's Copic Jumpstart class at art-classes.com.  Here is the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supply list is below.

Supplies:
Stamping Bella Under the Sea sentiments
Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Mermaid S&D
Stamping Bella Under the Sea creatures S&D
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock
Black cardstock
MISTI Original
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies (2 largest)
Hero Arts Acetate
3M Foam Tape
Vellum
Stick-It Sheet Adhesive
Versamark
Ranger Black Sparkle embossing powder
Oval die
Scor-tape
Little Things Caribbean Dream Sequin mix 
Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
Matte Medium
Copic Markers
Mermaid:
  • Hair: E08, 35; R59
  • Tail: B16, 24, 28, 69
  • Top: Y17, 35
  • Skin: E51, 33, 35; R20
  • Flower: BV11, 01, V05
  • Conch: RV42, 51
Treasure Chest: E23, 25, 27; C0, 2, 4; Y35, 17; RV000
Turtle: YG17, 67; E23, YG99, G94
Fish: B24, 28; Y11, 17; RV21, 25; V04, 05, 09; BV01, 11, V04

Distress Oxide Ink Background
  • Salty Ocean
  • Twisted Citron
  • Peacock Feathers


I had a lot of fun creating this card and I hope I've sparked your creativity as well.  Thanks for joining me.  As always, I'm happy to help if you have questions.  See you next time!

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Shaker Shake-up with Heat Resistant Acetate

 Todays project is a bit of a spin on a Shaker card.  Instead of a die cut window with stamping on the surrounding panel, the stamped image is on the window, making the shaker window the true focal point.  I created this using Heat Resistant Acetate.  Because it's heat resistant, you can stamp and emboss on it without it shrinking, warping or twisting.  A powder tool is key when using the acetate with embossing powder because of how prone to static acetate is.  I rub my powder tool over the entire area I'm going to stamp and heat emboss to ensure that my image comes out clearly.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supply list is below.

Supplies:
Concord & 9th Hello Lovely stamp set
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies
Versamark
Wow Turkish Nights embossing powder
Hot Off The Press Heat Resistant Acetate
3M Foam tape
Scor-tape
Little Things Sequin Mixes
  • Gold Dust
  • Pretty Pansy
Lavender cardstock
MISTI
DCWV Gold Foil paper
Smile die
Elizabeth Crafts Black Microfine Silk Glitter
Black cardstock
Stick-It
Black Glitter enamel dots

Thanks for stopping by!  See you next time!

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Mermaids Mean Summer

 I LOVE these mermaids.  And I want to go swimming with them.  I had this watercolor background sitting on my studio table and that was the inspiration for the card.  It has a fantasy ocean feel that made the mermaids a perfect fit.  I don't have footage of the background in the video, but it was very simple.  Using a wet on wet technique, I added lines of blues, purple and some teal, then laid in a bit a gold and let dry.  My mermaids are colored with Copics and finished off with a sparkle pen.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supply list is below.

Supply list:
The Greeting Farm Merisa and Maisea stamps
Gansai Tambi watercolor palette

Canson XL 140 lb watercolor paper
Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die
Elizabeth Crafts Silk Microfine Glitter Fire Opal
Scor-tape
Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
MISTI
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock
Copic Markers
Mermaid Merisa
Hair: RV 0000, 00, 06, 09, 02
Fins: BG 01, 05, 10, 13, 23; B 000
Skin: E 50, 31, 13
Top: V 05 BG 05

Mermaid Maisea
Hair: BV 01; V 05, 17
Fins: G 02, 16, 17; YG 41
Skin: E 50, 31, 13

Neenah Classic Cream cardbase
Powertabs clear adhesive foam
Flatback self-adhesive pearls
Little Things sequin mixes Caribbean Beach and Pacific
Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets 4 and 6 mm
Ranger Matte Medium



Thanks for stopping by and I'll catch you next time!

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine

Monday, June 26, 2017

Many Mandala Birthday with Heat Embossing and Vellum

 Today we are going to play with vellum, heat embossing, ink blending and tone-on-tone stamping to create a fresh, delicate and graceful design.  The color combinations are endless and with the range of possibilities in embossing powders, design options are infinite.  I used the Many Mandala stamp and die sets by Concord & 9th to create the vellum medallion with Versamark and four different colors of embossing powder.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supply list is below. 

Supply list:
Concord & 9th Many Mandala Stamp set
Concord & 9th Many Mandala Dies
Vellum
Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock
Versamark
Zing Purple Metallic embossing powder
Lindy's Stamp Gang
  • Hollyhock Scarlet Plum
  • Angel Wings Peacock
  • Midnight Violet
Lawn Fawn inks
  • Minty Fresh
  • Mermaid
Neenah Classic Cream cardstock
Scor-tape
Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die


Thanks for stopping by! Catch you next time.

In His glory and much love,
Jasmine

He is Worthy Watercolor with Scrapbooking with M.E. Boutique

Todays project is my second Design Team card for Scrapbooking with M.E. Boutique and it's gorgeous while easy.  I started out by arran...