Friday, February 16, 2018

Penguin Watercolor Ombre Emboss Resist with Gerda Steiner Designs

 Hello and welcome everyone!  Today we are playing with those sweet Valentine Penguins from Gerda Steiner Designs again.  This time, we are creating our own patterned paper with heat embossing.  Add some simple watercolor and viola.  We have an adorable and versatile panel that is perfect for so many different occasions.  The same technique can be used for almost any stamp set in your aresenal as well, so bust them out and get creative.  Here's the video on my Youtube channel and my supplies are listed below.

Supplies:
Gerda Steiner Designs Valentine Penguins
Canson XL Watercolor paper
Versamark
Brutus Monroe Icicle embossing powder
MISTI
FineTec watercolor pallete
Gansai Tambi 36 watercolor palette
Silver Black Velvet brushes
My Favorite Things Wonky Stitches die
DCWV Glitter Paper and Foiled Vellum
Sizzix Hearts die
Lawn Fawn Scripty Love die
Tombow Mono Multi glue
Stitck-It Sheet adhesive
Be Creative tape

I hope you're having a great day and I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone to try new techniques and new products, stretching your creative muscles.  It's so much fun and good for you too. 

I love interacting with you guys, so leave me a comment or question and I'll be happy to help.  Have an awesome day and I'll see you next time!

For Christ's glory and much love,
Jasmine


Monday, February 12, 2018

Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop

The quick and dirty of it is that YouTube changed their perimeters for how people earn money with their channel.  Starting 2/20/18 if your channel doesn't have at least 1k subscribers and 4k hours of view time over the past year, you will lose monetization eligibility, meaning that YouTube will no longer pay creators who fall short of the new perimeters for advertising on their content.  Once their threshold is reached, they may apply for review to restore or gain monetization (but they make no promises).  So Justine Hovey (bless her) decided to organize a blog hop with many of the smaller channels and the more well known ones to introduce us smaller names to more viewers and many of the companies we love joined her to sponsor and donate prizes.  Every single video on the hop has multiple prizes to give away.  I am BLOWN AWAY by kindness and generosity of everyone involved and it demonstrates the love and consideration we can have for the people around us; people we've never met.  There are over 50 videos and channels in the hop and I know that's a lot.  However, the more videos you watch, subscribe to and comment on, the better and better your chances are to win.  I have a $25 gift card to simonsaysstamp.com and 2 Catherine Pooler ink pads to give away.  If you haven't tried her ink pads yet, you should because they're awesome and her colors are killer.

 If you are unsure with how YouTube works, every single like, comment and minute you spend viewing a video helps that channel, so if you want to support a certain artist or crafter on YouTube, subscribe, comment, share and like the videos.  I can promise you it means the world to us when we hear from you about a video or technique or product.

Ok, enough business, let's get onto the fun!  I have an easy, fun and fast technique for you today that is a play on ink smooshing.  We are going to play with Alcohol Inks and make watercolor look backgrounds to put behind a Peony die cut.  You can do this with any colors you like, including the metallic mixatives and there are a variety of die cuts on the market that this will work with.  Here's the video on my YouTube channel.
Here's what I used:
PaperTreyInk Peony Cover plate die
Ranger Matte Cardstock
Ranger Alcohol Inks:
Indigo/ Denim/ Sky/ Snowcap
Botanical/ Lettuce/ Teal
Flamingo/ Sunshine/ Sunset/ Purple Twilight
Ranger Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
DCWV Glitter and Shimmer stacks
Stick-It Sheet Adhesive
Sizzix Shimmer paper
SSS Small Hello die
SSS Blessed die
Mama Elephant Smile die
Scor-tape 
Neenah 110lb Cardstock

The complete hop list is here and winners will be posted there as well.  The next stop on the hop is Monica, so head over to her channel to see another awesome project and another chance to win one of the prizes.   Thanks so very much for stopping by and I'll see you next time! 
For Christ's glory and much love,
Jasmine







Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Moody Unicorn Birthday Party with Alcohol Inks and Copics

 These Moody Unicorns by Gerda Steiner Designs...can't help myself but to make more projects with them!  This guy is ready to welcome you to his birthday party or wish you a happy birthday!  This is actually a fairly simple card to make.  Make an alcohol ink background, stamp, color and die cut our adorable unicorn, a few die cut sentiment banners, some sequins and voila!  Perfect for any age, any gender and if it doesn't make you smile, I'm not sure you have a heartbeat.  Scrooge couldn't not smile.
Here is the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supplies are listed below!
Supplies:
Gerda Steiner Designs Moody Unicorn S&D
Ranger Alcohol Inks: 
Purple Twilight, Flamingo, Sunset, Sunshine
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
MISTI
Bristol Smooth cardstock
Ranger Alcohol Ink cardstock
Copics
C2, 4, 6/ E50, 51, 21/ R20/ B01, 02, 04
My Favorite Things Wonky Stitches die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die
SSS HB die
SSS Crystal Reflections Sequins
Ranger Matte Medium
Versamark
Ranger Holographic Embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by guys and I will see you next time!!  Stay tuned for an EPIC vlog hop coming very soon for your chance to win some awesome prizes.

For Christ's glory and much love,
Jasmine


Saturday, February 3, 2018

Maaike's Celebrate 2k Subscribers Blog Hop Moody Unicorn Spinner with Alcohol Ink Background

 Ok party people, we're here to celebrate Maaike's having reached 2000 subscribers on her YouTube channel.  Woot Woot!  Congrats Maaike.  What better way to celebrate than with a Spinner Unicorn card?  I think this design speaks to all ages.  It's fun, whimsical, bright, playful, and mischievous with a touch of sarcasm for kicks.  English is second to Sarcasm in my world, so I love this card!  This would be so easy to change up for a dude, just by using his favorite colors in the Alcohol Ink background and the unicorns hair.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supplies are listed below.

Supplies:

Gerda Steiner Designs Moody Unicorn S&D
Ranger Alcohol Inks:
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
MISTI
Bristol Smooth cardstock
Ranger Alcohol Ink cardstock
MFT Channel Spinner die
MFT Spin and Slide Discs
Copics
C2, 4, 6/ RV00, 14, 17, 19/ E50, 51, 21/ R20
3M Foam tape
Archival Jet Black ink
Mini Glue Dots
3M foam tape
Penny

The fun isn't over just yet; there are more stops on the hop and prizes to be won!  The next stop on the hop is the lovely and talented Gerry.  You're going to love what she has to show you.  A complete list of hop stops is listed below in case you lose you way or want to visit someone again.

I mentioned PRIZES didn't I?  To be entered to win, you must subscribe, comment and leave some love at each stop on the hop, either on the blog post or YouTube video.  I'll give you an extra entry if you leave a comment on both of mine.  Each of us will have a different prize to offer.  My prize is the card we made and a few other goodies.  Unfortunately, due to international shipping costs, I have to limit the winners to the U.S.  Winners will be contacted directly and will have 48 hours to claim their prize before another winner is drawn.

Here is the complete list of blogs and YouTube channels on the hop:
Maaike UIjthoven: https://youtu.be/PEjPkcSAuxg
Karen Hasheck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rZK_zXGl10&feature=youtu.be
Mary Polanco: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2ivbEM4xa8&feature=youtu.be
Charlotte Ehrukainen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osVe3m1p7Uo&feature=youtu.be
Jasmine Burgess: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiAo3_oZ5E0&feature=youtu.be
Gerry’s craft room: https://youtu.be/fYQxbTvQYK8
Maike kreations: https://maikreations.blogspot.nl/2018/01/celebrate-maaike-uithovens-2000.html
Uniquepaper15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaPbJxUDqRc&feature=youtu.be

Thank you for joining us to celebrate and good luck in winning a prize!  Happy to help if you have any questions and I'd love to know what you think.  See you next time!

For Christ's glory and much love,
Jasmine

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Gerda Steiner Designs DT Valentine Penguins with Copics and Distress Oxides

 Todays project is the another card I created as a guest designer for Gerda Steiner Designs.  My idea for this one was penguins on the tundra with happy greetings and the penguin holding the balloon fit in perfectly.  The bottom snow panel can be created two ways.  The first is by using white glitter cardstock cut to size freehand or with a die, which is what I did.  The second is to cover piece of white cardstock with Versamark and heat emboss using white glitter embossing powder.  If you're not into glitter, you could just use white cardstock.  The background was made with 3 shades of blue Distress Oxide inks.  If you aren't familiar with them, they are a hybrid of dye and pigment inks, giving them super easy blending and there are several fun techniques you can do with them (but that's another post).  The penguins were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut.  I don't have the dies yet and these are fairly simple shapes to cut out.  The penguin with the balloon is one image, but I just cut them apart to avoid trying to cut out the string.  Instead, I fussy cut the balloon and penguin and stamped a swirly dash line from another stamp set in my stash for the balloon string.  That allowed me to have more flexibility with placing the penguin and balloon as well as the ability to add dimension by popping it up with foam squares.  I have a video tutorial on my YouTube channel if you'd like to see how this project came together from start to finish and my supplies are listed and linked below.

Supplies:
Bristol Smooth cardstock
Gerda Steiner Designs Valentine Penguins
MISTI
White Glitter cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes die
Distress Oxide inks:
  • Broken China
  • Salty Ocean
  • Faded Jeans
Copic Markers:
C6, 8, 9/ Y17/ YR15/ V04
Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir sparkle pen
Versamark
Wow Sparkling Snow embossing powder
Plum cardstock
Foam squares
Scor-tape

Thank you to Gerda Steiner Designs for having me!  I look forward to doing it again sometime.  And thanks to my audience for stopping by.  Always happy to help with questions if you have any and please let me know how you like todays card.  See you next time!

For Christs Glory and much love,
Jasmine

Saturday, January 20, 2018

DT Guest Spot: Penguin Shaker with Gerda Steiner Designs and Alcohol Ink Background

 Hello and Happy 2018!  I am excited for the blog post and video today.  Macy from Gerda Steiner Designs reached out to me and asked if I would like to guest design for them.  They always have such charming and delightful images and excellent quality products, so of course I said yes.  I was brimming with ideas for these little guys and couldn't wait to play.
Valentine Penguins is one of those versatile sets that can be romantic, but also lends itself to friendly or encouraging.  My first card was one inspired by Empire Penguins that have the really colorful feathers on their heads.  I wanted to bring lots of color and excitement to the party and alcohol inks are perfect for that.  As I worked, the ideas coalesced into a shaker card and I love how it turned out.  Here's the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supplies are listed below.
Supplies:
GSD Valentine Penguins (supplied to me)
Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock
MISTI
Ranger Alcohol Ink cardstock
Alcohol Inks:
  • Honeycomb
  • Magenta
  • Purple Twilight
  • Flamingo
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies
Hero Arts Acetate
3M foam tape
Little Things:
Lemon and Tangerine Jewels
Deep Fuschia and Lily White sequin mixes
Cream cardstock
Ranger Archival Jet Black ink
Copic Markers
C6, 8, 9
Y17; YR15

Thanks again to Macy and Gerda for inviting me to design for them!  And thank you for stopping by.  As always, I'm happy to help if you have any questions and I'd love to know what you think as well.  I hope you have a blessed and joyous 2018.

For Christ's glory and much love,
Jasmine

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Moody Blues Unicorn Spinner with Alcohol Ink Background

 Hello!  I hope your 2018 is off to a good start.  I have been playing with Alcohol Inks and coloring a lot of Moody Unicorns by Gerda Steiner Designs.  One of my general goals in my studio to do more playing with what I already have rather than continuously buying more.  There is so many products to choose from in terms of new things to buy, but it can be a lot of fun to rediscover your own existing stash.  Alcohol ink backgrounds are so easy to make and the variety of colors and techniques make them a staple background for me.  The stamp set and channel dies are two items that I had in my studio that I hadn't yet played with and the background was ready to go; putting all three together almost created the card for me.  Here is a link to an alcohol ink video on my channel in case you'd like to learn more about using them.  Here is the link to the card video for today and below is my supplies.
Supplies:
Gerda Steiner Designs Moody Unicorn S&D
Yupo
Ranger Alcohol Inks:
  • Denim
  • Indigo
  • Purple Twilight
  • Snowcap
Stitched Rectangle die
Mama Elephant Smile die
MFT Channel Spinner die
MFT Spin and Slide Discs
Copics
C2, 4, 6/ BG000, 02, 05, 07/ E50, 51, 21/ R20
3M Foam tape
Black Cardstock 4.25 x 5.5
SN Sparkle Pen
Cream cardbase


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Let me know if you have any questions as I'm always happy to help.  These unicorns are so much fun, easy to color and I just love the different expressions they have.  See you next time!

For Christs glory and much love,
Jasmine

Penguin Watercolor Ombre Emboss Resist with Gerda Steiner Designs

 Hello and welcome everyone!  Today we are playing with those sweet Valentine Penguins from Gerda Steiner Designs again.  This time, we ar...