Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Handmade Christmas 2017: Alcohol Inks and Chibitronics

 Merry Christmas and welcome to the final card of the Handmade Christmas 2017 series.  This design came about through the idea "what if there was a snowman at the manger when Jesus was born?"  Snowpeople are always such happy creatures and I imagined they would celebrate that first Christmas too.  I made several alcohol ink backgrounds and the wavy stripes made me think of a cold, winter night, just right for a snowman and the rest followed suit.  I die cut a small star in the upper right corner, added the stamps and heat embossed them and the front panel was almost complete.  Then I built the circuit for the lighted star and put everything together with some sequins to finish it off.  When you press on "Star" in the sentiment, the little star lights up.  Delightful!  This design is suitable for everyone on your list too.  From single dudes to grandparents or colleagues, done.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supply list is below. 

Supplies:
Penny Black Rejoice with Joy stamp set
My Favorite Things Holiday Hugs stamp set
Ranger Glossy cardstock
Ranger Alcohol Inks:
  • Denim
  • Indigo
  • Snow
  • Sky
Versamark
Wow Vintage Champagne embossing powder
Lawn Fawn Puffy Star die
Vellum
Chibitronics
3M Foam Tape
Scor-Tape/ Be Creative tape
Ranger Matte Medium
Pretty Pink Post 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins
Little Things Lily White sequin mix

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderfully joyous Christmas and get the opportunity to worship often.  The story of Jesus' birth can be found in Luke 2: 6-16 if you're wondering.

Merry CHRISTmas!
Jasmine

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Handmade Christmas 2017 using Concord & 9th, Ink Blending and Heat Embossing

 For the entire series this year, I wanted to challenge myself to create all new designs with stamps and dies that I already owned.  I didn't buy a single new release.  Not because there weren't any that I liked; there were plenty of lovely designs available.  It was because I needed to reign in superfluous spending and there's a lot of folks who simply can't go buy all the pretty new things.  So I made due.  And it was fun!  I discovered how many stamp sets I have bought but never used and how versatile non-Christmas sets can be.  The Cozy Up set by Concord & 9th is a Valentines set, so why not make a Christmas card with a romantic vibe?  I ended up putting both cards in one video because the footage gremlins stole enough footage so that I couldn't make 2 videos and they are quite similar, so it fit together anyway.  Here's the link to the video on my YouTube channel and the supply list is below.

Supplies:
Concord & 9th Cozy Up S&D
Concord & 9th Joy stamp set
SSS Merry Christmas die
Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die
SSS Heavyweight White cardstock
MISTI
Versamark
Ranger Liquid Platinum EP
Brutus Monroe Icicle EP
Altenew Inks:
  • Caramel Toffee
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Paper Bag
  • Ruby Red
Distress Oxide ink: Candied Apple
Tim Holtz Holiday Knit stencil
Distress Inks: Antique Linen and Tea Dye
Doodlebug White Velvet cardstock
Stick-It
ARC Wood Veneer paper
Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflake die

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope you get a chance to get crafty and enjoy the Christmas season with those you love.

In His glory and much love,
Jasmine

 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Handmade Christmas 2017: Joy to Light Up Your World using Concord & 9th and Chibitronics

  Joy is an emotion that a lot of people struggle with, so I wanted to create a design that was simple.  Joy is not the same as happiness or excitement.  Joy is what loving memories are made of.  Joy is created when you take the time to slow down and immerse yourself in the moment, taking stock of those you love and those that love you.  Joy is a gift from our Triune God and it persists through pain or lonliness or grief.  Christmas is celebrated by many different traditions and cultures around the world, but what links them together is the gift that was made available through the birth of the Savior Jesus Christ.  That, if nowhere else, is where our Joy can be found and embraced. 
   Yes, it lights up!  How fun is that!  Todays project is a light up using vellum in order to let a little more light show through and it's so pretty.  I've been having so much fun using the Chibitronics circuit builder set because it really is easy and allows you to create such fun and interactive cards.  I chose Teal and Gold for this card because I wanted to do a mix between traditional and festive with the colors and they look great together.  Here is the link to the video on my YouTube channel showing you step by step how to recreate this card at home or, better yet, take your own spin on it.  My supplies are listed below.

Supplies:
Concord & 9th Joy S&D
MISTI
DCWV Shimmer stack
Vellum
Scor-tape
Delicata Golden Glitz ink
Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die
Chibitronics set
3M Foam tape
Versamark ink
Simon Says Stamp Ultrafine Antique Gold EP
Neenah Classic Cream cardbase
White cardstock

Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know if you have any questions (about cards or Jesus ;) )

Merry CHRISTmas,
Jasmine

Friday, November 24, 2017

Handmade Christmas 2017: Scraps and Die Cuts

 As you may have noticed, there's no stamping in todays cards.  It's all scrap papers and die cuts so we not only use up otherwise unusable excess, but also give ourselves a creative stretch.  I have all sorts of different papers in these cards; glitter, foil, patterned paper, wood veneer, velvet and shimmer.  To add interest and flair, mix up your finishes.  Varying the textures also gives depth and dimension to the finished product.  You also want to pay attention to widths.  Place wide pieces next to skinny pieces so that you draw the eye and add interest.  You can make these any size too.  I went with the standard 4.25" x 5.5", but the size is only limited by the length of your scraps.  This technique also works for absolutely any occasion and it's perfect for guy cards.  I have strips as thin as 1/8" and as wide as 3/4".  I used my paper trimmer to cut strips down and trim off any torn or crooked edges.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supplies are listed below.
Supplies:
DCWV papers
  • glitter
  • foil
  • shimmer
Doodlebug
ARC wood veneer paper
MemoryBox Snowflake Border die
Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas die
Simon Says Stamp Christmas Blessings die
Neat & Tangled Happy Holidays die
Sizzix TH Alterations Reindeer Flight die
Stick-It sheet adhesive
Scor-tape
Tombow Mono Multi glue
Snowflake dies
White cardstock, cut to 4.25x5.5"
Neenah Cream cardbases
 I hope you're enjoying some creative time and get the opportunity to give yourself a creative stretch to try this technique out.  It's really easy and a great way to create quick yet beautiful cards and use up some leftovers in the process.

Merry CHRISTmas and much love,
Jasmine





Monday, November 20, 2017

Handmade Christmas 2017: Gerda Steiner and Chibitronics Light Up Rudy

 Please forgive my thumb in the photo; I didn't have another way of demonstrating the fact that Rudy's nose lights up.  And it's the point of the card and video, so it was kind of important.  I've had a box of Chibitronics sitting in my studio since last Christmas that I never got around to playing with but I'll be honest, building electronic circuits was intimidating.  However, all the instructions and easy to follow blueprints make it really simple and fun.  I made three for the series this year only because I ran out of batteries.
I had the Peeking Friends stamp set from Gerda Steiner designs and my idea was to create a scene with Rudolph and Santa peeking in a window.   I also had an alcohol ink background that reminded me of a night galaxy sky.  Things were starting to take shape.  I dug out the window die I knew I had somewhere; add the glowing nose and all that was left to do was put everything together.  Here is the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supplies are listed below.  Here is the link to the video with the alcohol ink background.

Supplies:
Gerda Steiner Designs Peeking Friends stamp set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Bristol Smooth cardstock
MISTI
ARC Cherry Veener paper
Mama Elephant Creative Cuts Peek A Frame
Stick It Sheet Adhesive
Chibitronics
3M Foam tape
White cardstock
Yupo
Alcohol Inks
Staz-On Cotton White ink
Neenah Classic Cream cardstock
Hero Arts Acetate
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle (2.75"x4")
Copics:
Rudolph: E17, 19; E23, 25, 27; R27, 37, 39, 20; C6
Santa: E00, 50, 51; R27, 37, 39; C0, 00, CB

I hope you have a wonderfully creative and happy Christmas season!

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine

Friday, November 17, 2017

Handmade Christmas 2017: Easy Watercolor cards with Koi and Fine-Tec Metallics

 It's the fourth post in my Handmade Christmas 2017 series and I have 4 easy watercolor cards that are perfect for mass production.  I used 1 stamp set, 3 watercolor palettes and 1 sheet of 9x12 watercolor paper.  You don't have to be a master watercolor artist to make these cards.  If you can move a brush from side to side, you can make these.  Easy peasy. I wanted to keep products to a minimum by using them in different combinations on each card so that you get variety without needing/using tons of different things.

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

Supplies (used in each card):
Canson XL 140 lb Coldpress watercolor paper
Hero Arts SD412 stamp set
Archival Jet Black ink
Koi Pocket Feild Sketch watercolor palette
Silver Black Velvet brushes
MISTI
Versamark
Green tree on red mat:
Green tree on Gold mat:
Blue wash on Gold mat
Blue/Bronze on Red mat


 I hope you enjoyed todays post and video.  Watercolors are really quite forgiving and these are a really easy way to get your feet wet ;)  Merry Christmas!

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine

Monday, November 13, 2017

Handmade Christmas 2017: Art Impressions Bells Ring with Copics

 Today we have the third card in my Handmade Christmas 2017 card series.  Every time I look at this set and this card, "Shake Your Booty" by KC and the Sunshine band gets in my head.  And how can you not smile and laugh when you see a booty-shaking snowman getting his groove on?  I think we need more of that; more laughter, more silliness and more mirth all around.  Christmas celebrates where we can find ultimate joy- Jesus.  Joy that doesn't fade or end, but lasts forever.
The stamp set used is Bells Ring by Art Impressions.  The set comes with the stamps, die and 1 action wobble.  You can buy more action wobbles at their website and many retailers carry them as well.  If you enjoy coloring, this card is easily mass-produced as well.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and the supplies are listed below.

Supplies:
Art Impressions Bells Ring set
AI Action Wobbles
Bristol Smooth cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die
Copics:
  • Jacket/Berries: R37, 39, 59
  • Hat/Gloves: E17, 18, 19
  • Scarf/Leaves: G17, 19, 29
  • Carrot nose: YR15, 04
  • Bells: Y17, 35; YR20
  • Shadows: C00, 2
  • Blush: R20
Doodlebug Ladybug (Red) Velvet cardstock
Neat & Tangled banner die
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
Neenah Classic Cream cardbase
Scor-tape
Power-tabs (adhesive foam squares)

I hope you are enjoying this years card series so far.  I also hope and pray that you know Jesus.  If you don't, I encourage you to check him out and give him a chance.

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine


Friday, November 10, 2017

Handmade Christmas 2017: Neat & Tangled Lumberjack Love with Copics

 Hello and welcome to the second card in my Handmade Christmas 2017 card series.  The Neat & Tangled Lumberjack Love set is geared more towards Valentines day than Christmas, but I thought why couldn't it be a Christmas card.  Romance abounds around the holidays, possibly even more so that the rest of the year.  So this card is for lovers and I colored the girl like me and the boy like my husband.  He proposed to me in January and we're coming up on our 10 year wedding anniversary, so he was on my mind while making this card.
I stamped the images first, using the MISTI and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  When deciding which ink to use, keep this rule in mind: opposites attract.  Copics are alcohol ink markers and need dye ink images because the dye ink doesn't react with alcohol and it wont smudge or bleed.  The industry has made advancements in technology and produced inks that are any medium safe, but I don't have them, so I'll continue to use what I know ;).  The background is alcohol inks and Yupo.  Yupo is actually plastic and will warp easily with heat.  The piece I used did begin to warp as I finished up the embossing.  So be careful with it.  Let your gun run for 30-60 seconds to get hot before applying to your paper so that you're heating for a shorter time span.  Or just use glossy cardstock with your alcohol inks and avoid the issue altogether.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and the supplies are listed below.

Supplies:
Neat & Tangled Lumberjack Love S&D
Bristol Smooth cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
MISTI original
Wow Snow Sparkle embossing powder
Versamark
Ranger Silver Pearl embossing powder
Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die
White Yupo paper
Ranger Alcohol inks
  • Denim/ Sky/ Indigo/ Amethyst/ Snow Cap/ Pearl
Alcohol Blending Solution
Mini Mister
Woodgrain patterned paper
Scor-tape
Foam Squares
Copic Markers
Brown Hair: E25, 27, 29, 71, 74
Blonde Hair: E51, 33; YR20
Girl Outfit: E13, 15, 17, 19, 50, 51 Headband and Bird: B12, 14, 16
Boy Outfit: Hat and Shirt: B12, 14, 16 Jeans: B32, 34 Shoes: E13, 15, 23, 25
Skin: E51, 33, 31 Ax: C2, 4
Stump: E31, 27, 47, 49

Thanks for stopping by.  Always happy to answer any questions.  Merry Christmas!

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Handmade Christmas 2017: Penny Black Winter Fairy with Copics

Hello and welcome to the kick off of my Handmade Christmas 2017 series.  Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I'm always looking forward to the creativity that comes with cardmaking.  The only rules are the ones we give ourselves.
I fell in love with the Penny Black Winter Fairy image because she looks so sweet, innocent and darling; it reminded me of childhood Christmases that were magical and lovely.  I imagine that snowball as her gift to baby Jesus; heartfelt and genuine.
The blue and purple version was a practice card, but I absolutely loved how it turned out and decided to include it in the post.  Copic markers are amazing in the right hands and they're a labor of love, but I'm determined to get better with them.  The blue and purple is in the non-traditional color family while the red and gold is certainly in the traditional realm and both are beautiful.
Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supply list is below.

Supplies: Red/Gold
Penny Black Winter Fairy stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock
MISTI
Copics:Red/Gold
Hair: E31, 33, 37; YR20
Skin: E50, 51, 21; R11, 20
Skirt: R27, 29, 37, 39, 59
Wings and Snowball: RV0000
Earmuffs and legwarmers: C00, 0, 1; R27, 37, 59

DCWV Foiled Cardstock Stack- Red/Gold
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies
Viva Decor Hologram Glitter Pen
Neenah Classic Cream cardbase
SSS Merry Christmas die
Stick-It sheet adhesive
Scor-tape




Blue/Purple:
DCWV Shimmer Cardstock: Pale Blue
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies
Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
Neenah Classic Cream cardbase
Doodlebug White Glitter cardstock
Stick-It sheet adhesive
Neat & Tangled Happy Holidays die
Scor-tape


Thanks for stopping by to hang out with me.  Let me know if you have any questions; always happy to help.  If you're interested in Copic marker classes, go see Sandy at art-classes.com.  She's got mad skills and so easy to learn from.  Merry Christmas!!

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine

Monday, October 23, 2017

Fantastic Halloween with Copics, Glitter Paste and Alcohol Ink Background

Last, but certainly not least, is my final card in what has turned out to be my Halloween series for 2017.  As much as I loved my Unicorns and pumpkins, this card is my favorite.  It's also the design that required the least thought; it just came together on it's own.  I had the background hanging out in my studio for a while, added glitter paste through a stencil and it fit "purrfectly" with the vampire kitty.  I love it when that happens.  I die cut the background before I added the glitter paste.  You can add it and then die cut (after it's completely dry), but the pressure from the die cutting can distort the shape of the dried paste as well as ruin the dimension. 

Here's the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supply list is below.  Here is the link for the alcohol ink background.  Have fun!

Supplies:
Ranger Alcohol Inks:
Raspberry/ Flamingo/ Valencia
Yupo or Gloss cardstock
Bazzil Black Licorice cardstock
Neat & Tangled Scalloped die set (label die is in this set as well)
Nuvo Black Diamond Glitter paste
Star Stencil
Mama Elephant Plushoween stamp and die sets
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Bristol Smooth cardstock
MISTI
Ranger Sparkle Black embossing powder
Versamark ink
Copics: BV13, V17, RV10, C00, C8, C9
Distress Inks
  • Carved Pumpkin
  • Picked Raspberry
Scor-tape
Foam Squares

Thanks for joining me today!  I hope your Halloween is exciting and sweet!  Happy Halloween!

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine

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

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Beach Day Slider

I'm squeezing this fun and sunny slider card in at the tail end of summer because I can!  And to be honest, this summer went by so stinking fast, so lets get started.  We have Copic coloring, ink blending, heat embossing and a slider feature.  If you're new to card-making, a project like this can seem daunting and complicated.  However, like most things, when you break it down into individual steps, it's simple and straight forward.  The sand, wave and sky are simple ink blending.  The sand and wave are die cut.  The wave is heat embossed with glossy clear embossing powder.  The critters, sun and castle are stamped, colored and die cut.  I stamped two of the hippo with the second to color and fussy cut just the watermelon and hand section to pop it up on the finished card.  Now we have all of our components. 
Die cut the slider channel from the wave piece and build the support on the back with foam tape.  Lay the wave and sand over the sky so that the wave peeks up behind the sand while the slider channel remains hidden.   Attach slider discs to the back of the elephants feet and place him in the slider channel.  Insert the elephant and move him back and forth to see how he looks and if you like the placement.  Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment at the top left corner of the sky.  Add foam tape to the back of the sand so that it doesn't interfere with the slider mechanism.  Adhere each critter, sun and castle and the card is complete. 
Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supplies are listed below. 
Supplies:
Neat and Tangled Beach Day S&D sets
Bristol Smooth cardstock
MISTI
Wplus9 Wave Border die
My Favorite Things Spin and Slide discs
My Favorite Things Surf and Turf die
Versamark
Wow Sparkling Snow embossing powder
Brutus Monroe Icicle embossing powder
Distress Oxide inks
  • Broken China
  • Salty Ocean
  • Peacock Feathers
  • Antique Linen
  • Frayed Burlap
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
Copic Markers
  • Elephant: W0, 3; R11; B32  
  • Ball: Y18, YR04, YG06, BG05, V05
  • Floaty: Y13, 18; YR04; B32
  • Hippo: C2, 4; R11; R32, RV13, G17, 05
  • Rhino: W0, 3; R11; BG05, B05, B000
  • Sun:  Y11, 13, 17
3M Foam Tape
Foam Squares
Neenah Classic Cream cardbase

Thanks for hanging out with me and I hope you try this one out.  It's so much fun for any age or gender.

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine





Starry Sky for Scrapbooking with M.E. Boutique

 Hey guys!  Todays post is my final Guest DT project with Scrapbooking with M.E. Boutique.  This card is fairly simple.  We have some ink blending using colors from the second set of the Distress Oxides with a stencil and some BoBunny Glitter Paste over the top.  What I love about the glitter paste is that it picks up the color of whatever ink you put underneath it, so it looks almost as if it's lit from behind; such a cool effect.  To finish it off, I added a strip of gold on the left side to tie in the gold on the die-cut sentiment.  Simple, yet stunning.  This technique offers such a plethora of variations, so I encourage you to break out you inks and stencils to see what you come up with.
Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supply list is below.

Supplies:
Bristol Smooth cardstock
Distress Oxide Inks
Distress Ink
Hero Arts Sky Stencil
BoBunny Glitter Paste in Sugar
Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die
DCWV Gold Foil paper
Stick-It sheet adhesive
Neenah Classic Cream cardbase
Scor-tape 

Thanks for stopping by and hanging out with me today.  I'm always happy to answer any questions, so feel free to ask.  See you next time!

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine

Handmade Christmas 2017: Alcohol Inks and Chibitronics

 Merry Christmas and welcome to the final card of the Handmade Christmas 2017 series.  This design came about through the idea "what ...