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

Friday, August 25, 2017

From Backgrounds to Cards

 A few weeks ago, I posted a video on backgrounds using Distress Oxide re-inkers.  Todays post gives you some ideas for using those backgrounds in card projects.  For the top card, I really loved the rainbow effect and wanted it to be the focal point so I kept it simple with a sentiment and a few sequins.  For the bottom card, I used a stencil and some black glitter paste to add some impact while bringing the rainbow colors forward.  To finish it off, I added a die cut and heat embossed sentiment and mounted to a card base with some gold foil paper as a mat to tie in the gold in the die cut.

Here is the video on my YouTube channel demonstrating the background technique and my supply list is below.

Supplies:
Canson XL 140 lb watercolor paper
Distress Oxide Reinkers
  • Picked Raspberry
  • Wild Honey
  • Salty Ocean
  • Twisted Citron
  • Lucky Clover
Imagine Crafts Shimmer Spritz

Top card:
Stitched Rectangle die
Scor-tape
Funny Bones RWD 418 (sentiment)
Pretty Posh 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins
Little Things Ivory sequins

Bottom Card:
DCWV Gold Satin foil paper
Stitched Rectangle die
Concord & 9th Hello die
Wow Turkish Nights embossing powder
Hero Arts Swirl Stencil
Nuvo Black Diamond Glimmer paste

Sunday, August 20, 2017

One Layer Watercolor Peony

 There's tons of tutorials available with the Distress Oxides and I was curious to see how they worked with the original Distress inks, so I combined Distress Oxide reinkers with original Distress reinker using the ink dipping technique.  I loved the results.  I loved the blend of colors, the textural differences between the ink finishes, the soft watercolor look and the mix of hard and soft edges that are hallmarks of watercolor.  Wanting the watercolor to shine, I kept the rest of the card simple with some flowers and a clean sentiment and mounted to a white cardbase.  Here's the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supply list is below.

Supply list:
Distress Oxide reinker
Distress Original reinker
Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony
VersaMark
White embossing powder
Funny Bones stamp # RWD123
Imagine Crafts Shimmer Spritz
Scor-tape
White cardbase
Memento Tuxedo Black
MISTI

Thanks for joining me today.  Catch you next time!

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine

Monday, August 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine


Monday, August 7, 2017

Bee Popcard by Art Impression with Copics and Distress Oxides


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

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

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

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine

Monday, July 31, 2017

Zig Butterfly Flight with Scrapbooking with M.E. Boutique

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

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

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

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Under the Sea with a Distress Oxide Background

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

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

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


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

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Shaker Shake-up with Heat Resistant Acetate

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

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

Thanks for stopping by!  See you next time!

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Mermaids Mean Summer

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

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

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

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

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



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

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine

Monday, June 26, 2017

Many Mandala Birthday with Heat Embossing and Vellum

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

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


Thanks for stopping by! Catch you next time.

In His glory and much love,
Jasmine

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Trust His Word featuring Concord & 9th

 I was so excited and appreciative the first time I saw the Faith and Love set by Concord & 9th.  While more and more companies are producing more faith based sets now, it's been a long time coming.  With Bible Journaling rising in trend, it's having a ripple effect into cardmaking and I love it.  As I sit, writing this post and watching the myriad of colorful birds at my birdfeeder, I am again reminded of how creative God is.   I like to talk to God while I drive and often look up at the sky, so that was the initial inspiration for the design.   He is the center or focus of this card so I used "His" as the center stamp and placed the other words around it until I liked the composition.

The design for this card is simple; a few stenciled clouds and heat embossing with glitter embossing powder.  Keeping the background light and simple allows for the glitter powder to stand out and catch attention.  Any time you want to use a glitter embossing powder, I suggest you do that as your last step.  Anything you do over or on top of the glitter powder (obviously after it's been heat set) will end up removing some of your glitter.   Here is the link to the video on my YouTube channel and my supply list is below.

Supplies:
Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock
My Favorite Things Wonky Stitches die
Concord & 9th Faith and Love stamp set
MISTI
Versamark
Wow Golden Flame embossing powder
Lawn Fawn Moonstone ink
Inky Antics Cloud stencil
Hero Arts Soft Sky ink
Turquoise cardstock
Little Things Nautical Sparkle sequin mix
Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins
Ranger Matte Medium

Thanks for stopping by! See you next time.

For His glory and much love,
Jasmine

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Peekabo Mandala Birthday with Concord & 9th

 Todays project has a die cut window with heat embossing allowing a view to the inside.  The Many Mandala stamp set has four mandalas that are designed to fit together so that it creates a beautiful design.  To do heat embossing on acetate, you must use Heat Resistant acetate as any other acetate will melt and warp if heat is applied.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supply list is below.

Supplies:
Turquoise card base 4.25x11, folded in half
Concord & 9th Many Mandala stamp and die sets
Hot Off The Press Heat Resistant Acetate
Versamark
MISTI
Ranger Silver Pearl embossing powder
WOW Mermaid Tails embossing powder
Simon Says Stamp Island Blue ink
Lawn Fawn Deep Sea ink
Little Things Sequins
  • Nautical Sparkle 
  • Peacock
Scor-tape
Ranger Matte Medium

Thanks for stopping by!  See you next time.

Much love and for His glory,
Jasmine

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...