Monday, December 19, 2016

Handmade Christmas Series 2016: Card 10 Sparkling Snowflakes

Hello!  Today's card is the final card of my Handmade Christmas Series 2016.  I love this card because it's so lovely and suitable for any winter holiday or occasion.  I used an alcohol ink panel to stamp and die-cut my snowflakes. I have a video on my YouTube channel demonstrating how to do alcohol ink panels if you're interested in learning more about them linked here.  I used My Favorite Things Snowflake Sparkle card kit to create this and several other cards as well.  I used two stitched rectangle dies to die-cut the frame from silver glitter paper.  After heat embossing the sentiment and snow, I ink blended light blue over the heat embossing utilizing the emboss-resist technique.  I stamped, heat embossed and die-cut the snowflakes and finished the card by putting it all together.  Here is the video tutorial on my YouTube channel; I do apologize as it isn't quite as complete as my normal videos.  I had some footage gremlins steal some footage, but there was enough to demonstrate the important components.  My supply list is below.

Supplies:
MFT Snowflake Sparkle Card kit (stamps, dies, blue ink)
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock
Alcohol ink panel
Versamark
Wow Sparkling Snow embossing powder
DCWV Silver glitter paper
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies
Foam squares
MISTI
Scor-tape




This card was created using the same MFT card kit; Snowflake stamps and dies and sentiment dies.  I also used another alcohol ink panel.  After stamping, heat embossing and die-cutting the snowflakes in a diagonal direction down the middle of the panel, I used my paper trimmer to make a diagonal cut down the middle of the panel.  I used an embossing folder to create the sheet music background and ink blended Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink over the sheet music panel.  After attaching the sheet music panel to the card base with scor-tape, I adhered the bottom half of the alcohol ink panel and fit the die-cut snowflakes back into the the panel creating an in-laid die-cut look.  I adhered the sentiment with Tombow Mono-Multi liquid glue and the card was complete.

Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope you and yours a safe, happy, joyous Christmas and New Year.  See you in 2017!

Much love,
Jasmine








Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Handmade Christmas Series 2016: Card 9 Easy Textured Background

 Welcome to the 9th card of my Handmade Christmas Series for 2016.  The background of this card was a bit of an experiment.  I had been playing around with Colorburst (powdered watercolor pigments) and wondered if I could get a striped look, hoping I wouldn't get mud.  It worked and I love the results!  It is gorgeous!  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel if you want to see how I created this card from start to finish.  My supply list is below.

Supplies:
Hero Arts Crossing Waves stencil
Strathmore 140 lb watercolor paper
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle and Banner dies
Colorburst: Pthalo Green and Alizaron Crimson
BoBunny Sugar Glitter Paste
Vellum
Stick-It sheet adhesive
Versamark
Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder
Penny Black Rejoice with Joy
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock
Red glitter enamel dots
Scor-tape

The possibilities are really endless with this technique and I encourage you to try it out and have fun with it!  I love seeing the different colors bloom in the texture paste and no two are the same.

Be sure to let me know what you think and I'm always happy to answer any questions.  Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!!

Much love,
Jasmine

Monday, December 12, 2016

Handmade Christmas Series 2016: Card 8 Watercolor Skating Rudy

Merry Christmas and welcome!  Todays project is the eighth in my series for 2016 and starts off with this adorable Rudolph the Skating Reindeer by Stamping Bella.  I die cut my watercolor paper with a stitched circle die and stamped the image in Archival ink because it's a waterproof ink and I used watercolors to paint in the image.  To get a straight edge for the ice he's skating on, I laid down painters tape so that one hoof is just touching the ice.  The background is a large sheet (9x12 inches) that I colored using spray inks and cut down to card size.  I ran the panel through my big shot with a stitched rectangle die to give it a finished edge.  After heat embossing the sentiment, I added a few enamel dots to complete the card.  Here's the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel if you'd like to see how I made it from start to finish and my supply list is below.

Supplies:
Stamping Bella Rudolph the Skating Reindeer
Canson 140 lb watercolor paper
Lawn Fawn Stitch Circle and Rectangle dies
Archival Black ink
Memento Black ink
MISTI
Daniel Smith watercolors
Versamark
Brutus Monroe Icicle embossing powder
Signo White gel pen
Scor-tape
Virginia Turtle enamel dots

 Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to let me know what you think and what you'd like to see next.  Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Much love,
Jasmine

Friday, December 9, 2016

Engraved Embossed Snowflake Ornament Tag with Infinity Engraving LLC

 Hello and Merry Christmas!  Todays project is a fun, easy and versatile tag that can be as elaborate or as simple as you want it to be.  It's also completely customize-able!  Change up the colors and stamps and you'd have something totally different.  So have fun experimenting and trying things out. 

I started with a Manilla tag and did some ink dipping, drying thoroughly between each layer.  If there is any moisture left in the tag, the stamping will blur out and you will lose the crisp edges. After that, I added the sheet music stamp in random spots and let that dry.  If the sheet music isn't dry, the white embossing powder will stick to it and you'll lose the intricacy of the snowflake stamp.  Then, I heat embossed the snowflake swirls using white pigment ink and glittery white embossing powder.  After that was heat set, I added more blue around the edges with an ink blending tool. 

Next is the die cut chipboard snowflake.  Cover the die cut with embossing ink and cover with embossing powder.  Tap off the excess and heat set.  Repeat this process, adding another layer of embossing powder.  Using the same sheet music stamp we used earlier, ink it up with embossing ink and have it standing by.  Add another layer of embossing powder and as soon as it's completely melted, stamp the sheet music stamp into it and lift off.  Add the die cut snowflake and die cut sentiment to the tag using liquid glue and the tag is complete.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel if you'd like to see the process from start to finish and my supply list is below.


Supplies:
Ranger Manilla tag
Distress Inks: Blueprint Sketch, Brushed Corduroy and Evergreen Bough
Tim Holtz Holiday Wished stamp set
Simon Says Stamp White pigment ink
Wow Sparkling Snow embossing powder
Ranger Embossing Ink dauber/ Versamark
Inkadinkadoo stamp #98249 (snowflake swirl)
Infinity Engraving Chipboard Snowflake
Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder
My Favorite Things Merry Christmas die
DCWV Silver Glitter paper

What can you do with these?  I make one for each of my nieces and nephews and give them with their gifts as ornaments they can hang up on the tree for years to come. You don't have to limit these to Christmas; you can make them for birthdays or any significant occasion in someones life. 

Thanks for stopping by!  I'd love to know what you think or if you have any questions.  See you next time!

Merry Christmas and much love,
Jasmine

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Handmade Christmas Series 2016: Card 7 Watercolor Owl Flyer

My wish for all of us this Christmas is that we feel the Peace, Love and Joy of Christ throughout the year.  This Pilot Owl image is the Cool Little Christmas set by Unity Stamp Company.  My grandfather used to have an old leather bomber jacket from WWII.  Even though he wasn't a pilot, that little owl reminded me of him and I can still smell the leather and pipe tobacco.  Such lovely memories.

I die cut both the watercolor paper and kraft cardstock with a stitched rectangle die and then stamped on the watercolor panel.  I also die cut the green striped panel; you don't have to, but I like the finished look it gives.  If you intend on using watercolors or any other wet medium, you'll want to make sure the stamping ink you're using will work with your coloring medium.  I used watercolors, so I used a waterproof ink.  If you're using Copic markers (alcohol based) you'll want to use a water-based dye ink to stamp such as Memento.  If you're using Zig Clean Color Brush Pens, those are water based so you'll want to use a waterproof ink to stamp such as Archival. 

By using a compatible stamping ink, you'll avoid smearing or running of your stamped image (and a lot of frustration and heartache!).  A basic rule of thumb for inks and mediums is that opposites attract.  Your ink needs to be unaffected by your medium.  Alcohol markers work well with water-based inks and water-based mediums don't affect or disturb alcohol or solvent based inks. 

Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel if you want to see how I created this project from start to finish.  My supply list is below.

Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co Cool Little Christmas
Archival Black ink
Memento Black ink
Canson 140 lb watercolor paper
Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen XS
Daniel Smith Watercolors
Masking Fluid
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies
DCWV Evergreen Stack 12x12
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen - Clear
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock (base)
Recollections Kraft cardstock
Scor-tape

Peace, Joy and Love to you and yours as we celebrate the coming of our Savior!  I'd love to know what you think or if you have any questions.  I love to interact with you guys and help in any way I can.  See you next time!

Merry Christmas and much love,
Jasmine



Sunday, December 4, 2016

Handmade Christmas Series 2016: Card 6 Watercolor Floral

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  I loved the floral image from the Steps of Courage set by Unity Stamp Co.  As soon as I saw it, I imagined it in red and gold, working out how I could create a Christmas card out of it.  I came up with two designs and I love each of them.  The sentiment is one of my favorites and perfectly conveys the reason we celebrate Christmas.  The details for the painting are in the video.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supply lists are below.

Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co Steps of Courage
SSS White Pigment Ink
SSS Clear Embossing Powder
Canson 140 lb watercolor paper
MISTI
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies
Daniel Smith Watercolors:
  • Iridescent Aztec Gold
  • Permanent Alizaron Crimson
  • Green Apatite Genuine
  • Jadeite Genuine
  • Amazonite Genuine
  • Quinacrinone Gold
Penny Black Rejoice with Joy
Versamark
Lindys Stamp Gang Candy Cane Red Gold embossing powder
DCWV Foiled Cardstock Stack
Fun Foam
Scor-tape

Bonus card:

Unity Stamp Co Steps of Courage
Canson 140 lb watercolor paper
Versamark
Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder
Daniel Smith Watercolors- Perm Alizaron Crimson
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies
DCWV Foiled Cardstock Stack
Scor-tape
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock



As you can see, this designed is quite simplified in comparison to the other while maintaining the elegance and charm.  For this design, I die cut the panels using the stitched rectangle dies.  Using my MISTI, I stamped the floral image in Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  After painting my flowers and letting them dry, I heat embossed the sentiment, assembled the card and done!  This design would work well for assembly-line style card production and is also quite versatile.  All you would need to do is change the sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by and hanging out for a bit!  Let me know if you have any questions and I'd love to know what you think.

Merry Christmas and much love,
Jasmine

Friday, December 2, 2016

Winter Cabin Ink Dipped Christmas Tag with Infinity Engraving LLC

Hey y'all!  Todays project is a Christmas Tag featuring chipboard snowflakes from Infinity Engraving LLC.  I make a variety of these tags every year and give them as gifts to use as Christmas ornaments.  I try to personalize them, especially for the kids, and you can make them as elaborate or as simple as you want.  I start these with an ink dipping technique and heat dry them.  Expect it to curl up as you heat dry it; it will flatten back out as it dries.  If it's still cool to the touch, it's not dry yet.  Having the tag completely dry is important before moving on to the next step.  If you stamp on cardstock that isn't quite dry, the image can blur out and lose the crisp edges.  After stamping the cabin, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment.  If the tag was still wet or had any moisture anywhere, the embossing powder would stick where we didn't want it and that can ruin the project.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel if you want to see how to make this project and learn the techniques I used.  My supply list is below.

Supplies:
Ranger Manilla tags
Distress Inks: Blueprint Sketch, Brushed Corduroy, Evergreen Bough
Artistic Outpost: Midwinter stamp set or
Altenew Winter Cottage
Memento Tuxedo Black
MISTI
Versamark
Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder
Penny Black Rejoice with Joy stamp set
Wow Sparkling Snow embossing powder
Infinity Engraving Chipboard Snowflakes
Judikins Sticky Stuff embossing powder
Glitter Ritz Mystique glitter
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue

I hope you try out these techniques and have fun creating!  Check out Infinity Engraving LLC for tons of chipboard, wood shapes, and ornaments, perfect for creating personalized gifts.  Thanks for stopping by to visit.  Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss out.

Merry Christmas and much love,
Jasmine

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Handmade Christmas Series 2016: Card 5 Happy Hanukkah

For all my Jewish friends out there, Happy Hanukkah!  I'll admit that I do not know that much about Hanukkah, but I have noticed a serious lack of Hanukkah cards out there in social media and tutorials.  When I saw the Star of David set by Casual Fridays, I thought I should do my best to create some Hanukkah cards and get them out there for those that maybe have Jewish friends or are Jewish themselves and want to celebrate too.  I have always love the six pointed Star of David and was happy to be able to use it.  I utilized the traditional colors of Hanukkah, using blue and gold, and chose a dark blue to really emphasize the contrast between the muted navy blue and shiny Gold.  I created the background using IndigoBlu Megaflake in Lancashire Rose and Cosmic Shimmer glue on plain white cardstock.  I die cut the navy frame using a Mama Elephant Creative Cuts Peek a Frame die.  The star pattern strip and sentiment are both from the Casual Fridays Star of David set.  The star strip was stamped on Vellum and heat embossed using Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder in Slate Blue Twilight.  The sentiment was stamped on SSS Soft Navy cardstock and heat embossed using Ranger Gold ultrafine embossing powder and die cut using a Sizzix frame die.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel if you want to see start to finish how I created this card and my supply list is below.

Supplies:
Mama Elephant Creative Cuts Peek A Frame die
Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy cardstock
Cosmic Shimmer glue
IndigoBlu Megaflake in Lancashire Gold
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock
Casual Fridays Star of David stamp set
Vellum
Stick-It sheet adhesive
Sizzix label die
Ranger Gold superfine embossing powder
Versamark
Lindy's Stamp Gang Slate Blue Twilight embossing powder
Scor-tape
Foam squares

Please feel free to ask if you have any questions and I'd love to know what you think.

Happy Hanukkah and much love,
Jasmine







Friday, November 25, 2016

Snowflakes and Cupcakes with Infinity Engraving

 Merry Christmas!  This little baker image by Sasayaki Glitter is quite versatile and can be used for just about any theme or topic you want.  All you need to do is change the colors and sentiment to whatever you want: birthday, thinking of you, feel better or even sympathy.  To use digital stamps, all you need to do is download the image and resize it in Word, then print it out.

I have a few techniques in this project, but none are difficult.  I colored my image with Copics and die-cut the image panel and the red panel to create an in-laid die cut look.  I created a mask to go over the image using copy paper and then stamped the background using a large snowflake background stamp and Versamark.  At this point I removed the mask.  I covered the Versamark with Judikins Sticky Stuff and heat set that.  Judikins Sticky Stuff is a powdered adhesive that becomes sticky when melted.  When using it, remove the heat as soon as it turns shiny.  Using red and green micro-fine glitter, I added it to the adhesive to create and snowflake background.  To create the sentiment, I die cut it from white card stock and heat embossed it using green glitter embossing powder and added two layers.  The green snowflake on the top left corner is a chipboard die cut from Infinity Engravings.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel if you want to see how I created this card from start to finish.  My supply list is below, with links to the digital image and chipboard snowflakes. 

Supplies:
Sasayaki Glitter Baking Time image
Infinity Engraving Snowflake chipboard
Crafters Companion Spectrum Noir cardstock
Copic Markers
Mama Elephant Peek a Frame Creative Cuts
Hero Arts Snowflake background stamp
Versamark
Judikins Sticky Stuff
Elizabeth Crafts Microfine glitter in Green and True Red
Doodlebug Ladybug Velvet cardstock
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Die
Stampendous Green Glitter embossing powder
Tombow Mono Multi glue


This project was a lot of fun to create and I love how it turned out.  The snowflakes remind me of fireworks and the girl looks like she is having a great time baking Christmas treats.  
 
Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you had fun and get the time to get creative!

Merry Christmas and much love,
Jasmine

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Handmade Christmas Series: Card 4 Alcohol Ink Background

Todays card is an easy card that lends itself towards Christmas, but is also prefect for Hanukkah.  My background was created using Alcohol Inks on Glossy cardstock.  I used Copper embossing powder with the sentiment to create gorgeous contrast with the blues in the background.  Using a panel of fun foam cut slightly smaller than the blue panel, I popped it up against the glitter paper panel to give it dimension.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel if you want to see how I created this card from start to finish.  My supply list is below.

Supplies:
Casual Fridays Star of David stamp set
Penny Black Rejoice with Joy stamp set
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies
Versamark
WOW Metallic Copper Superfine Embossing Powder
Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder
Black Fun Foam
DCWV Glitzy Glitter Stack
Scor-tape
Neenah Solar White 110lb cardbase
Ranger Alcohol Inks and Blending Solution
Ranger Glossy cardstock

 I love everything about this card.  Not only is it beautiful, but it also places the emphasis of the season on the birth of Christ, where it belongs.  It's also simple and easy to put together and would be perfect for mass producing: you could skip the fun foam to make production even simpler.  Thanks for stopping by to hang out!  I hope you got some ideas and have a blast making your Christmas cards!

Merry Christmas and much love,
Jasmine







Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Handmade Christmas Series: Card 3 featuring SOA Collection

Merry Christmas!  I wanted to play with the traditional color palette and shake things up a bit, so I added lime and teal to the traditional red, green and gold.  Immediately after stamping the striped background, I applied some clear sparkle embossing powder and heat set that to add a beautiful shimmer.  After stamping and heat embossing the candies, I die cut them using the coordinating dies.  To create the vellum panel, I added Stick-It sheet adhesive to the back of the vellum, then die cut it using the Casual Fridays label dies in the SOA kit.  To stamp the sentiment and holly, I employed my MISTI to get things perfectly aligned.  It also allows for the need to repeat any stamping and it has become one of my most used items in my studio.  Here is the video tutorial on my YouTube channel if you'd like to see how I created this card from start to finish and my supply list is below.

Supplies:
2016 Stamp Of Approval Collection (* items are in the SOA box)
*Peppermint Stick background by Catherine Pooler Designs
*Candy Cane Lane Stamp and die sets by Catherine Pooler Designs
*Merry Labels die by Casual Fridays
*Merry and Bright stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs
Simon Says Stamp inks in Lucky, Jellybean, High Dive, Lipstick Red and Dark Chocolate
Versamark
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock
Lindy's Stamp Gang Candy Cane Red Gold embossing powder
Ranger Holographic embossing powder
Wow Vintage Candy Cane
Wow Metallic Gold Rich Superfine
DCWV Foiled cardstock stack
Vellum
Stick-It sheet adhesive
Glossy Accents

I hope my design has sparked some idea's for you and that you get the time to get creative.  Don't forget to subscribe to my channel so you never miss a new video.  Thanks for spending some time with me today!  See you next time.

Much love and Merry Christmas,
Jasmine

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Handmade Christmas Series: Card 2 Featuring the 2016 SOA Collection

Hello!  Merry Christmas!  Todays project is a fun design with a contemporary edge that's perfect for masculine cards.  Another way I picture this card is in red, black, and gold, which would also be perfect for masculine cards and would look stellar.  In this card we have a watercolored background with heat embossed white puffy stripes, a two-tone, layered stamped tree, stamped and die cut stag and a die cut sentiment.  I had a lot of fun putting this card together and playing with everything in the 2016 Stamp of Approval holiday collection.  Here is the link to the video tutorial I have on my Youtube channel if you want to see start to finish how you can re-create this card at home.  I encourage you to experiment and use my design as a inspiration to create something unique to you or just copy it, lol.  Everything I used is listed below.

Supplies:
Peppermint Stick background by Catherine Pooler Designs
MISTI
Simon Says Stamp White pigment ink
Wow White Puff embossing powder
Simon Says Stamp Mint Candy and High Dive inks
Hip Holiday stamps and dies by Catherine Pooler Designs
Delicata Silvery Shimmer pigment ink
DCWV Twinkle Glints cardstock stack
DCWV Foiled cardstock stack in Gold
Neat&Tangled Happy Holidays die (from 2015 Holiday SOA)
Scor-tape
Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue
3D foam squares
Glue dots

Thank you for stopping by and hanging out with me today!  I hope my project sparked some ideas for you and you have fun creating.  Don't forget to subscribe to my channel so you don't miss out.  See you later!

Much love and Christmas Joy,
Jasmine

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Birthday Shaker Card for Jesus! featuring Infinity Engravings

Hello!  Today's card was built around the IE cupcake chipboard die cut.  I started off by painting the cupcake and with Christmas being right around the corner, thought of a birthday card for Jesus.  I set the cupcake aside to dry while I built the shaker element in the middle.  I die cut the circle frame using two circle dies and die cut the back piece using the larger of the two circle dies.  I ran out of acetate panels that I would normally use for the window, so I die cut the circle window out of a stamp storage pocket instead.  After running the circle frame through an embossing folder to give it some texture, I blended some gold pigment ink over the texture and applied 1/4" scor-tape to the back.  Using doubled up foam tape, I cut it half lengthwise and applied it to the perimeter on the back of the assembled window piece.  This is much easier to do after removing the release paper.  With a piece of gold foil cardstock, I used the Stacked Stars die by SSS and ran it through my die cutting machine.  Save a few of the stars from the die cut pieces.  Glue the star outline to the back circle piece and trim off any excess.  I used the Purple Velvet sequin mix from Little Things for my shaker bits and added a few to the middle of the back piece.  Carefully line up the window piece with the backing piece and adhere together to create the shaker element.  The sentiment and letters are die cuts and both dies are by Lawn Fawn.  Die cut the happy birthday from black glitter paper and the letters from gold foil paper.  The snowflake background can be done two ways.  You can use either several individual snowflake stamps or a large background stamp.  You can use either a glue pad or a heat and stick embossing powder to adhere the glitter to the images.  I used the Tsukineko Essential Glue pad and a large background stamp for my card.  With the glue pad, you want to let the glue dry for 10-20 minutes before you apply the glitter.  I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter, which you need to burnish into the glue to get the shine to come up.  At this point I had all my elements ready to assemble my card.  I used scor-tape on the back of the shaker element to attach it to the cardbase.  I used scor-tape on the back of the cupcake to attach it to the shaker element and glue on the back of the die cut sentiment and letter to adhere them.  After all the instructions, here is the link to my video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Supplies:
Infinity Engraving cupcake chipboard
Dylusions White Linen acrylic paint
Folk Art 227 Bright Green acrylic paint
Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-surface Glitter paint
Lawn Fawn Claire's ABC's dies
Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday border die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Circles die
Sizzix Circle die
Simon Says Stamp Stack Stars die
DCWV Foiled Stack in gold
DCWV black glitter paper
Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink
3M Foam tape
We R Memory Keepers Basketweave 3D embossing folder
Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine glitter in Amethyst
Tsukineko Essentials Glue pad
Avery Elle Storage pocket
Little Things Purple Velvet sequin mix
Hero Arts stamp S5069 (Snowflake)
Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock
Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen

Thanks for sticking with me through this long post!  Check out the video if you want to see more in depth the process of making a shaker card.  They aren't difficult at all, but can take a little time.  I don't mind spending the time on people I know will love something like this; my nieces and nephews love these and always want to take them to school.  This design is perfect for any winter birthday, Christmas cards, miss you or thinking of you; all you would have to do is change the sentiment and name (of course ;).  The kiddos would love to help paint the cupcakes, too. 

Much love,
Jasmine

Thursday, November 3, 2016

MIO Autumn Breeze Hop



Hey guys!  Welcome to the MIO Autumn Breeze Hop.  You should have arrived here from the talented Deana's blog and if you want to start from the beginning, head to our fearless leader, Laura's blog.  Starting with a piece of watercolor paper that I colored with spray inks by Lindy's Stamp Gang and Dylusions, I die cut a variety of leaves.  On another piece of watercolor paper colored with Colorburst dry watercolor pigments, I stamped my image and heat embossed it in gold.  I arranged the leaves around the stamped panel and completed my card with a die cut sentiment.  This design is perfect for the guys too, especially if they're outdoorsy like mine!

Here's the video tutorial on my Youtube channel if you'd like to see how I created my card from start to finish.  My supply list is below.

Supplies:
Canson 140lb Watercolor Paper
Colorburst Watercolors: Pthalo Green, Alizaron Crimson, and Orange
Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Square Stackables die
Janes Doodles Owl stamp set
Versamark
Wow Metallic Gold Superfine embossing powder
MISTI
Scor-tape
ARC Wood Veneer paper
Stick-It
Simon Says Stamp Blessed die
Neenah 110 lb Solar White cardbase

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Linda's blog and in case you get lost or want to visit one of us again, the complete list is below.


1. Laura
2. Deana Benson
3. Jasmine Burgess - You're here!
4. Linda Gorman
5. Lisa

Can't forget about the prize!

Now all you need to do to enter to win is leave some love at each blog on the hop; how easy is that!?!  The hop runs through 11/17/16 and we'll announce the winner on 11/21/16.  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to hit the subscribe button on my YouTube channel so you'll be in the know when I post a new project video!

Much love,
Jasmine

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Handmade Christmas Card Series #1: Let's Mix It Up

 Welcome to Day 1 of my Handmade Christmas card series.  I wanted to play around with colors, textures and imagery, creating something beautiful yet not quite traditional and I really like how this one turned out.  I paired the traditional red and gold with gray and used a non-traditional floral image with the traditional sweater pattern in the stencil to give a breath of fresh air to a Christmas card.  I want to encourage you to try something like this with whatever stencils and stamps you have in your collection to put your own spin on your Christmas cards.  After all, there really are no rules to say what you can and can't do.  If you hate it, it's only paper and you can try again.  Here's the video tutorial on my YouTube channel if you want to see how I created this card start to finish and my supply list is below.

Supplies:
Altenew Majestic Blooms stamp set
Simon Says Stamp inks: Smoke, Fog, Slate and Duckling
Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink
Versamark clear ink
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock
Wow Rich Metallic Gold embossing powder
Tim Holtz Holiday Knit stencil
Distress Ink: Candied Apple
Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die
Doodlebug Crushed Velvet cardstock in Ladybug
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die
Little Things sequin mixes in Rose Gold and Warm Golden Glow

Thanks for hanging out with me today and I'll catch you later.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Much love,
Jasmine

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Monster Mash Halloween with Infinity Engravings LLC

 Hello and welcome!  Here is my second DT project with a Halloween theme.  The image is another from Sasayaki Glitter and the bat is chipboard from IE.  After downloading and resizing my image in Word, I printed it out on Copic friendly cardstock, die cut it, then colored in the image.  I made a copy and fussy cut it out and then placed it over the colored image with repositionable adhesive.  Placing the stencil over the top, I did some ink blending over the background using a back and forth motion rather than a circular motion.  I die cut my sentiment from black velvet cardstock and adhered them with liquid glue.  I covered my bat with Versamark and heat embossed him using black ultra-thick embossing powder and added two layers of black glitter embossing powder to add some dimension.  A scattering of sequins finished off our happy little troupe of trick-or-treaters.  My supply list is below.

Supplies:
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die
Sasayaki Glitter Halloween Monster Image
Infinity Engraving die cut bat
Crafters Companion Spectrum Noir cardstock
Copics: Y17; YR04, 09, 15; B00, 23, 24, 28, 29, 69; G02, 05, 09, 17; YG 03, 06, 11, 17, 67; E000, 00, 02, 70, 74; W0, 3; C00, 1, 3, 5, 7; 100
Simon Says Stamp Waves stencil
Distress Inks: Hickory Smoke and Wilted Violet
Versamark
Black Ultra Thick Embossing Powder
Ranger Black Sparkle embossing powder
Doodlebug Black Crushed Velvet cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Halloween die
Simon Says Stamp Oh Happy Day die
Little Things Star Shine sequin mix
Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
Scor-tape
Matte Medium

I had a lot of fun coloring this image and creating this project.  If you have any questions, let me know and I'd love to see what you think.  Thanks for hanging out with me for a bit and I'll catch you later.  Happy Birthday to all the other Halloween babies out there!

Much love,
Jasmine

Monday, October 24, 2016

Trick or Treat Collaboration with Tara from Crafting With Curl E. Ques

 Halloween is almost here and today, I have a sweet treat for you!  Tara from http://curlecues.blogspot.com/ and I decided to team up to create collaboration posts and videos.  Each of us made backgrounds and exchanged them to create cards.  I took one of the awesome backgrounds she made and created a shaker with one of my favorite Halloween stamp sets.  After stamping the adorable little dracula cat, I colored him with Copics and die cut him out.  Using two stitched rectangle dies, I cut a frame from some glitter paper, attached the acetate panel and added doubled up foam tape around the frame to create the pocket for the shaker bits to live in.  I added a few spiders to the background using heat embossing and added sequins, microbeads and mica flakes for the shaker bits.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, then added some green inks to tie it into the background.  To finish off my card, I attached the cat, sentiment bubble and bat using foam squares.  I also added some sparkle to Dracula's cape with a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.  Here's the video tutorial on my YouTube channel if you'd like to check it out and my supply list is below.

Supplies:
Crafters Companion Spectrum Noir cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Trick or Treat stamp and die sets
Copics: BV000, 00, 02, 04, 08; C3, 5, 7; E04
Lawn Fawn Stiched Rectangle dies (1st and 3rd largest)
DCWV Twinkle Glitz cardstock stack
MISTI
3M Foam tape
Versamark
Nuvo Black embossing powder
Little Things Purple Velvet and Star Shine sequin mixes
Black Microbeads
Ranger Sparkle Black embossing powder
Infinity Engraving bat chipboard
Ranger Black Ultra Thick Embossing Powder
Distress Ink: Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron
Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
Mica Flakes

Thanks for stopping by and hanging out and be sure to head over to Tara's blog and YouTube channel to see what she's created with my backgrounds!  I can't wait to see what she has in store!  See you next time and Happy Halloween!

Much love,
Jasmine





Monday, October 17, 2016

Happy Halloween with Infinity Engravings LLC

Happy Halloween!  Infinity Engraving has teamed up with Sasayaki Glitter so the design team is pairing IE die cuts with SG digital images to create fun and dynamic projects.  I started my project with the girl and wheelbarrow full of skulls image, using Word to resize the image and printing it out on Copic friendly cardstock.  After die cut and colored the image, I created a mask and placed my stencil.  To create the stars on the background, I combined glitter paste and powdered watercolor, removing the mask while the paste was still wet.  After the paste was dry, I added two shades of purple around the edges, leaving the center of the panel fairly light.  I applied two layers of embossing powder to the ghost die cut and mounted him with foam squares.  Here's the video tutorial on my YouTube channel if you'd like to see how I created this card from start to finish and my supply list is below.

Supplies:
Sasayaki Glitter digital image
Avery Elle Stitches frame die
Copics: C1, 3, 5, 7; 100; R27, 37, 59
B69; E13, 51; R20; Y00
Simon Says Stamp Mosaic Stars stencil
BoBunny Sugar Glitter Paste
Colorburst Alizarin Crimson and Violet
Infinity Engraving Ghost die cut
Lindy's Stamp Gang Angel Wings Peacock
Black cardstock
Versamark
Doodlebug Black Crushed Velvet cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Halloween die
Simon Says Stamp Oh Happy Day die

Thanks for stopping by and hanging out today!  We'd love to know what you think or if you have any questions.  We love to interact with you guys!!  See you next time!

Much Love,
Jasmine

Thursday, October 13, 2016

MIO Challenge: Ombre

 Hello and Happy Fall!  I created today's card for the My Inky Oasis Challenge for October and the theme was Ombre.  Typically we see Ombre as a transition from light to dark or dark to light in a single color and is also seen with two colors, one dark and one light.  Purple is my favorite color, so I used three shades transitioning from dark to light using the ink blending technique over an embossed background and incorporated a heat embossed vellum image with a die-cut sentiment to complete the project.  A scattering of sequins finished off my ombre masterpiece!  Here is the link to my video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supply list is below.

Supplies:
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock
Sizzix Butterfly EF
Distress Inks: Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac and Milled Lavender
Vellum
Stick-It
Unity Everything kit
Versamark
Lindy's Stamp Gang Midnight Violet
Doodlebug White Glitter cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Blessed die
Little Things Purple Velvet sequin mix
Scor-tape
Matte Medium
Tombow Mono Multi glue

To enter the challenge, make a card using Ombre as the theme and upload a picture to the October Challenge Album.  You can enter as many times as you'd like and it will run 10/15/16 through 11/05/16.  The winner will be announced on 11/11/16.  Good luck everyone!!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Spooky Cooky Halloween Hop with My Inky Oasis (facebook group)

Welcome to my stop on the My Inky Oasis Spooky Cooky Halloween Hop!  In case you're wondering, My Inky Oasis is a facebook group for papercrafters, cardmakers, mixed media artists and stamping enthusiasts.  If you aren't a member and want to join, look us up!  We'd love to meet you!  Even though I have a Halloween birthday, I'm not a big fan of gore or fear so I went with a goofy and funny theme in my card.  Starting with the Art Impressions My Feet set, I used Copics to color him, added a stenciled background and die cut sentiments, then finished off with some sequins.  Here is the link to my video tutorial on my YouTube channel if you want to see start to finish how I created this card.  You should have arrived here from Deana's blog and next up is the lovely Linda.
Supplies:
Art Impressions My Feet set #4680
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Copics: B14, 18, 28, 29, 69; Y17; YR04, 07, 15, 19
N4, C3, W3
Distress Ink: Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon

Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Waves stencil
Little Things Sequin mixes: Star Shine and Purple Velvet
"Oh Happy Day" and "Halloween" dies from Simon Says Stamp
White glitter and black cardstock
Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue

Prize:

Here is the complete hop list just in case you want to revisit any of us.  To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on each blog on the hop.  Easy, peasy.  You will have until Oct 20 to enter the giveaway and we will announce the winner Oct 24, 2016.  Thanks for hanging out with me today and I'll see you next time!

1. Laura -  http://www.lauralscott.com/mio-cooky-spooky-hop/
2. Deana Benson -http://www.designcreativelybling.com/2016/10/mio-compadres-halloween-cooky-spooky-hop.html
3. Jasmine Burgess -http://journeywithjasmine.blogspot.com/2016/10/spooky-cooky-halloween-hop-with-my-inky.html
4. Linda Gorman-   http://dabblesbylinda.blogspot.com/2016/10/mio-compadres-october-cooky-spooky-hop.html

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Owl Halloween Card

Happy Halloween!  This guy is from JessicaLynnOriginal stamps.  They have digital images, like this guy, as well as rubber and clear stamps.  His name is Pumpkin Spice Latte Owl and he is currently free to download.  I don't usually do a lot of Halloween stuff because I don't care for scary/creepy/gore, but Halloween is my birthday and this guy is so adorable as well as combines a few of my favorite things: Coffee, Pumpkin and Owls.  How could I not?!?  My background uses two stencils, glitter paste, Colorburst, and Distress inks.  I know, it's a lot, but it looks so cool and perfect for a Halloween card.  It's also simple and easy.  Here is my video tutorial at my YouTube channel for a start to finish process if you want to see how I created this project and my supply list is below.

Supplies:
JessicaLynn Pumpkin Spice Latte Owl
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Momento Luxe Tuxedo Black pigment ink
Simon Says Stamp Waves Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Stars Stencil
Colorburst Watercolors in Violet, Ultramarine Blue and Pthalo Green
Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot
Copics: E31, 33, 35, 37, 51, 70, 74; YR04, 07, 09, 15; Y08, 13, 17; YG11; G05, 09; B00
Sizzix frame die
Little Things Sequin Mix in Iridescent White
Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings stamp set
Lindys Stamp Gang Twilight Slate Blue embossing powder
Vellum
Stick-It sheet adhesive
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock
Crafters Companion Spectrum Noir cardstock
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen


Thanks for stopping by and hanging out with me today!  Let me know what you think or if you have any questions.  See you next time!

Much love,
Jasmine

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