Thursday, October 19, 2017

Boo Crew Halloween with Ink Blended Background and Copics

 Here is the fifth card in what has become a Halloween series this year.  These guys are from the Plushoween set by Mama Elephant and they aren't just for Halloween.  These guys would make adorable birthday cards too.  You could mask out the face on the pumpkin and turn it into an ornament for Christmas as well.  I colored the guy in the middle as a cat in a bunny costume, but I realized after coloring him that he is supposed to be a fox.  Don't care; still cute! LOL!  At any rate, this was a lot of fun to play with.  I used my cat Pixie as inspiration for the vampire cat and my childhood cat Spunky for the coloring on the would be fox.  The bear I kept simple.  I had a sunset in mind for the background, so I used 3 colors of Distress inks with the ink blending technique; Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Rasperry, and Carved Pumpkin.  When it was dry, I added some Shimmer Spritz.
Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supplies are listed below.

Supplies:
Mama Elephant Plushoween S&D
Bristol Smooth cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Copics:
Vampire Cat: BV13, V17, R20/ C00, 0, 6, 8, 9
Pumpkin Bear: E23, 25, 27; C9
G19; YR07, 04, 15; Y13, 35
Bunny Fox: E000, YR20, Y17, R20, RV10, 20
Spider: C8, B29
Versamark
Ranger Holographic embossing powder
Distress Inks
  • Mermaid Lagoon
  • Picked Raspberry
  • Carved Pumpkin
Sparkle Shimmer Spritz
Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen
Foam Squares
Neenah Classic Cream cardbase
Scor-tape
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die

I had a lot of fun with this project and I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Always happy to answer questions too.  See you next time!

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Sweet Halloween with Darcies and Copic

Here is Halloween card #4.  I'll be honest; I struggled with a background for this one and turned to Pinterest and YouTube to see if I could find any inspiration.  I came across a video Sandy Allnock made last year using the same stamp set and totally copied her idea.  (They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?)  The potion forming a spooky little cloud above the little guys was perfect and simple, allowing the focus to remain on the main images and all the coloring we put into them.  Simple and sweet with just a tiny hint of mystery while being completely adorable.  This stamp set is fairly versatile as well.  You could also use it for Valentines by masking off the bat from the cupcake and hat from the apple.

Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel.  Here is the link to Sandy's video too.

Supplies:
Darcies Heart and Home Sweet Halloween stamp set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
MISTI
Bristol Smooth cardstock
Post-It Removable Tape
Copics:
Apple: YG03, 06/ R24, 27, 29/ E13, 15/ C6, 8
Potion: V12, 04, 05, 17
Cupcake: G14, YG17/ YR15, 04, 07  Bat: C9
Background: V12, 000, C2/ Colorless Blender
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies
DCWV Glitter paper
Scor-tape
Neenah Classic Cream cardbase

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderfully sweet Halloween.

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Magical Halloween Part Deux with Darcies and Copics




Hey guys, welcome back!  As I said yesterday Halloween being my birthday was so much fun as a kid, but is just another day as an adult; for me, it's getting one step closer to Christmas that's the exciting part.  However, when I came across this stamp set with a Unicorn perched upon a jack-o-lantern, I couldn't resist.  The shaker was originally my practice image, but I loved it so much that I fussy cut it out and mounted it to the front of the shaker window.  I just couldn't let it go to waste.  The green glitter card has a Copic colored background because I wanted to keep the focus on the adorable unicorn.  Just a few sequins to finish it off.  This image is perfect for all the Halloween and Unicorn lovers alike.  I'll be sending these to my nieces; they'll love them!

Here's the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and the supply list is below.

Supplies: (This list is used in both cards.)
Darcies Heart and Home Magical Halloween stamp set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
MISTI
Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock
Copic Markers:
Mane and tail: RV06/ V05, 09/ B04, 06/ G03, 07/ Y13, 18/ YR04, 07
Hide: RV0000, 00, 52/ R20  Hooves: C6  Horn: RV000, 52
Wings: BV0000, 000, 01
Pumpkins: YR04, 15; Y35, 13; R39
Leaves: YR15/ Y17/ YG17/ YG67/ G07
Hat: E21, 33, 35, 40

Green Glitter:
Sky: BG000/ B000/ B01, B12 
Ground: YG67, 17
Spectrum Noir sparkle Pen (Mane, tail and wings)
DCVW Green glitter paper
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies
Ranger Muliti Medium Matte
Simon Says Stamp Crystal Reflections sequins

Scor-tape
Neenah Classic Cream cardbase






Orange Shaker:
Paper Studio glitter cardstock
Hero Arts Acetate
3M Foam tape (doubled up)
Scor-tape
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen (Mane, tail and wings)
Doodlebug patterned paper
Simon Says Stamp White Pigment ink
Stampendous White embossing powder
Little Things sequin mixes
  • Tangerine Jewels
  • Viola Sequin mix
  • New England Fall sequin mix
Neat & Tangled Scalloped die

Thank you for joining me today!  I hope you get a chance to enjoy fall and all the beauty God gave it.  Happy Halloween!

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine


Monday, October 16, 2017

Magical Halloween with Darcies and Zigs

 Happy Halloween friends!  Halloween is one of those holidays that people seems to love or don't really care about.  For me, Halloween is my birthday and was so much fun as a kid, but is just another day as an adult; for me, it's getting one step closer to Christmas that's the exciting part.  However, when I came across this stamp set with a Unicorn perched upon a jack-o-lantern, I couldn't resist.  I made 3 cards with it in one evening in my studio and the cute factor is unreal.  All three cards will be in 2 videos, so don't forget to hit the subscribe button over on my YouTube channel ;)

Here is the link to this cards video tutorial and my supplies are listed below.
Supplies:
Darcie's Heart and Home Magical Halloween stamp set
Zig Clean Color markers
  • 91 Lt Gray
  • 52 Bright Yellow
  • 23 Scarlet Red
  • 26 Lt Pink
  • 51 Lemon Yellow
  • 40 Green
  • 36 Lt Blue
  • 83 Lilac
  • 47 May Green
  • 28 Pale Pink

Canson XL 140 lb watercolor paper
MISTI
Archival Jet Black ink
Lawn Fawn Deep Sea ink
Paper Studio Purple glitter cardstock
Neat & Tangled Scalloped die
Scor-tape
Neat & Tangled Happy Holidays die
Simon Says Stamp Trick or Treat (Halloween) die
Spectrum Noir sparkle pen
Tombow Mono Multi glue
Scraps of glitter paper

In the video, I used Arches green label watercolor paper, but I think it's too absorbent for the Zig markers, so I listed Canson paper instead.  It's a good quality student-grade paper that works well with the Zig markers and is reasonably priced as well as available at any craft store and online.  Because we're stamping on watercolor paper, which as a bit of a texture to it, you're going to need a MISTI.  I say that because you will need to stamp it several times to get a solid outline and using a MISTI will make that possible.  I've tried re-stamping without it and no matter how sure I was that I was lined up properly, it seldom actually was and I ended up with weird lines.  I am specific to the MISTI because it is a small business and the original inventor of the product.  Other companies have shamefully stolen her design and produced copycats, but I can't support them just because they're cheaper.  Theft is wrong.  Period. 

Let me know if you have any questions.  Always happy to help.  Happy Halloween!

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tattooed Owl Card with Brutus Monroe

 Todays project started with the owl; who could say no to a tattooed owl?  Because there's quite a bit of detail in the owl image, I kept the background fairly simple.  After stamping and masking him, I added some ink blending and used a tree stencil to smooth glue over the image.  After letting the glue cure for 20-30 minutes, I went in with my glitters to create the branches of the tree.  I used Copic markers to color in the owl, but kept it very simple because it's a small image.  Pictures just don't do justice to how sparkly the glitter is, especially in the sunlight.  It's gorgeous and adds quite a bit of dimension as well.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supplies are listed below.

Supplies:
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Stitched Rectangle die
MISTI
Brutus Monroe You're a Hoot Inspiration kit
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
The Crafters Workshop Branches stencil
IndigoBlu Flitter Glu
Art Glitter in Old Gold and Teak
Distress Inks
  • Salty Ocean
  • Blueprint Sketch
Copic Markers:
G02, 05, 17, 21
E13, 79
B01, 02
C6, 9
Scortape

Thanks for joining me today!  Let me know if you have any questions.  I'm happy to help and love interacting with you guys.

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine


Thursday, September 14, 2017

You're My Favorite Shaker with Copic Coloring


Hey guys!  I have the perfect card to transition into fall.  Fall is becoming more and more of a favorite season for me as I love to watch how God paints the trees with greens, reds, golds, and oranges.  I live in Michigan where we have an abundance of squirrels and those little balls of energy are what inspired my card for today.  I think masculine cards are the one area card makers struggle with most and this design has a lean in that direction.  The background is a toner sheet that I ran through my laminator with gold foil and ink dipped with original Distress inks.  You want to be careful with adding wet mediums because the paper isn't designed to hold up to a lot.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and all my supplies are listed below.
Supplies:
Neat & Tangled My Favorite Nut S&D
Bristol Smooth cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
MISTI
Copics
Red Squirrel: E19, 23, 21, 99; R20
Black Squirrel: C6, 8, 9; R20
Gray Brown: E 70, 74, 79; R20
Brown: E 23, 25, 74, 79; R20
Acorn: E 15, 19; G05, 17
Brutus Monroe Toner Sheet
Heidi Swapp Minc Champagne Foil
Swingline Laminator (Amazon)
Versamark
Wow Metallic Gold Superfine embossing powder
Original Distress Inks:
  • Pine Needles
  • Lucky Clover
  • Blueprint Sketch
Scor-tape - 1/8" and 1/4"
3M Foam tape
Hero Arts Acetate
Little Things Blueberry Jewels
Pretty Pink Posh Nature sequin mix
Brutus Monroe Pine cardstock
Stitched Rectangle dies
Neenah Classic Cream cardbase

Thanks for hanging out with me today.  Catch you next time!

For His Glory and much love,
Jasmine

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

You're A Hoot by Brutus Monroe

 Todays post is a 2 for 1 deal!  I've made 2 cards with similar styles using the Brutus Monroe You're A Hoot Inspiration Box and I love each of them.  The Inspiration Box is basically a card kit that includes a stamp set, cardstock, dies, embellishments, stickers and an ink cube but goes a step further to include toner prints that you can foil using a laminator.  Super cool.  This certainly has a fall color scheme to it, but the stamp set and owl die are usable all year.  I have a few ideas for Christmas cards too.  I hope Brutus Monroe makes the toner sheets available as a stand alone item in their shop because they are so versatile and cool.
 In the video tutorial on my YouTube channel, I give an overview of the kit contents and how I made each card and my supplies are listed below.

Supplies:
Shaker:
Brutus Monroe You're A Hoot Inspiration Box
Vellum 1.5" wide by 5.5" long (trim the edges)
Stick-It Sheet Adhesive
BARC Cherry Wood Veneer paper
Stitched Rectangle die
MISTI
Bristol Smooth cardstock
Branch Die
Distress Oxide Inks
  • Wild Honey
  • Frayed Burlap
  • Vintage Photo
Deco-Foil Amber Watercolor
Catherine Pooler Inks
  • Something Borrowed
  • It's A Boy
Versamark
BM Gilded Embossing Powder
3M Foam Tape
Hero Arts Acetate
Scor-tape 1/8"
Little Things Gold Dust sequin mix
Pretty Pink Posh Nature sequin mix
Neenah Classic Cream cardbase

Emerald Card:

Brutus Monroe You're A Hoot Inspiration Box
Vellum 1" wide by 5.5" long (trim the edges)
Stick-It Sheet Adhesive
BARC Cherry Wood Veneer paper
Stitched Rectangle die
MISTI
Bristol Smooth cardstock
Branch Die
Distress Oxide Inks
  • Fossilized Amber
  • Vintage Photo
  • Walnut Stain
Deco-Foil Emerald Watercolor
Catherine Pooler Inks
  • Something Borrowed
  • It's A Boy
Versamark
BM Penny Embossing Powder
Neenah Classic Cream Cardbase

Thanks for stopping by guys!  Let me know if you have any questions and I'll see you next time.

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine

Boo Crew Halloween with Ink Blended Background and Copics

 Here is the fifth card in what has become a Halloween series this year.  These guys are from the Plushoween set by Mama Elephant and they...