Friday, March 31, 2017

Blessed Butterfly with Distress Oxides, Nuvo and Concord & 9th

 Bonjour! I just saw the new Beauty and the Beast movie and the opening song has been on repeat in my head and I'm not complaining.  I have always LOVED the animated version and couldn't wait to see the live action, which absolutely did not disappoint.  Anyway, we're here for a card, so let's get started.  Frankly, this project started out as an experiment with the Nuvo embellishment mousse.  I liked what I had, so, when in doubt, add ink!  My new Oxides were sitting on my desk along with the Concord & 9th sets and this card was born.  I was excited to see how the Oxides would work with heat embossing and they're beautiful.  I positively loved the background and didn't want to cover it up, so I went with Vellum for the butterfly and an open and airy sentiment. 
 I wish you could see how beautifully the glitter embossing shines on this butterfly.  Pictures just don't do it justice.  A few sequins add the perfect finishing touch.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel of you'd like to recreate this card at home.  My supply list is below.

Supplies:
Distress Oxides
  • Wilted Violet
  • Cracked Pistachio
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse
  • Pure Platinum
  • Peony Pink
Simon Says Stamp Zig Zag Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Blessed die
My Favorite Things Wonky Stitches die
MISTI
Concord & 9th Butterfly Beauty Stamp and dies
Vellum
Ranger Holographic embossing powder
ARC Wood Veneer paper
Stick-It Sheet Adhesive
Wplus9 Oatmeal cardstock (cardbase)
Little Things Ivory sequin mix
Ranger Multi Matte Medium
Scor-tape

Thanks for joining me today!  Feel free to let me know how you like it and I'm happy to help if you have any questions.  Catch you later!

Much love,
Jasmine


Monday, March 27, 2017

Bronzey Blue Beauty with Distress Oxides and MFT

 This is one of those rare cards that requires little else and is better for it's simplicity and minimalist design.  I can't really claim that as my intention, it just happened that way, but don't tell anybody.  It's our little secret.  Initially, I imagined this as a shaker card, but the blue and bronze were just perfect together and didn't need anything else.  I kept it simple with a small banner, die cut sentiment and a scattering of sequins to finish it off.  If your guy enjoys botany or a flower garden, leave off the sequins and it would be a great guy card too. 
 I layered two shades of Distress Oxide inks to get a faded denim look and used ink-lifting to get the look of bleach spots.  With the regular Distress inks, the spots would look more white, but with the Oxides, they maintain their color and add opacity, but lighter.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel if you want to see how to recreate this at home and my supply list is below.

Supplies:
Distress Oxide Inks
  • Faded Jeans
  • Broken China
Bristol Smooth cardstock
My Favorite Things Wonky Stitches die
My Favorite Things Roses All Over stamp
Brutus Monroe Penny Embossing powder
ARC Cherry Wood Veneer paper
Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello die
Neat & Tangled Scalloped die set (banner)
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardbase
Doodlebug Black Velvet cardstock
Little Things Sequin mixes
  • Nautical Sparkle
  • Ivory
  • New England Fall
Range Multi Matte Medium
Scor-tape

Thanks for joining me today and we'll catch you later!

Much love,
Jasmine


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Masculine Ink Dipped Design with Distess Oxide Inks

 If you've played with the regular Distress inks before, you're probably familiar with the ink-dipping technique.  I used that technique with this card, but as you can see, the results are a little different; the layers stand out more, no muddying of the colors, and the colors are just as vibrant.  Distress Oxides are a hybrid between dye ink and pigment ink.  They have opacity and dry to a chalk-like finish because of the pigment ink with vibrancy and reactivity to water that we're familiar with in the original Distress because of the dye ink.  I had a lot of fun playing and creating with them and I think you will too!

Here's the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel with my supply list below.
Supplies:
Distress Oxides:
  • Spiced Marmalade
  • Fossilized Amber
  • Faded Jeans
  • Broken China
Strathmore 140 lb watercolor paper
MFT Wonky Stitches die
Doodlebug Black Velvet paper
SSS Painted Hello die
ARC Cherry Wood Veneer paper
SSS Wishing Tree Die
Neenah 110 lb Solar White cardbase
Scor-tape
Bonus card!
I didn't include this card in the video because I lost all my footage (gremlins!).
This one is a very simple masculine design with 1 stamp, ink blending and 2 die cuts.  It's perfect for all the dudes in our lives that don't want a lot of fuss.  Starting with a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock I did the ink blending first.  Using my MISTI, I stamped the barnwood stamp in SSS Dark Chocolate ink and ran it through my Big Shot with a MFT Wonky Stitches die to give it a finished edge.  I added Stick-It to the back of a scrap of black velvet cardstock and a scrap of wood veneer paper to die cut a banner and the hello sentiment.  My cardbase is W+9 Oatmeal cardstock.  I adhered my panel down to the cardbase with Scor-tape, layered the sentiment over the banner and was finished.  My supply list is below!
Supplies:
MISTI
Distress Oxides:
  • Faded Jeans
  • Peeled Paint
  • Broken China
Concord & 9th Bardwood Background stamp
SSS Dark Chocolate ink
Bristol Smooth cardstock
MFT Wonky Stitches die (ink blended panel)
W+9 Oatmeal cardstock (cardbase)
ARC Cherry Wood paper (banner)
Stick-It (added to wood paper before cutting)
SSS Painted Hello die
Doodlebug Black Velvet cardstock
Neat & Tangled Scalloped die set (banner die)

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next time!  Feel free to ask questions and let me know how you like them in the comments.

Much love,
Jasmine

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Glossy Black Hello: Alcohol Ink Die Cuts Can Be Focal Images Too

 Over on my YouTube channel I have a few quick demo videos using Alcohol Inks on glossy black cardstock and this card was one of the examples shown.  Although using black as a base can make the resulting background tricky to use, it's also visually stunning.  You can usually get several die cuts from one panel, making it stretch much further than one card, and using die cuts can save time in card making because they don't require much more to have a complete card.  Dies are also a great way to use backgrounds that didn't turn out as well as you hoped.  You can strategically place them over areas you do like and the resulting die cuts look really interesting and lovely. 

This card came together simply and easily.  Starting with the alcohol ink panel, I die cut the "hello" using the Say Hello die by Concord & 9th.  I wanted to bring out the teal in the die cut, so I used Simon Says Stamp Lake Shore card stock and die cut that using a My Favorite Things Wonky Stitches die.  Using SSS Lake Shore ink and MFT Floral Fantasy stamp, I added a tone on tone look to the Lake Shore panel just for a subtle bit of added interest.  I added the stamped sentiment with my MISTI with Memento Tuxedo Black and the Say Hello stamp set from Concord & 9th.  After adhering the Lake Shore panel to my card-base using Scor-tape, I glued the die cut to the center of the panel.  To finish up, I added a scattering of sequins; Deep Fuchsia to bring out the pink and Caribbean Dream to enhance the teal.  This one is probably my favorite out of all the ones I've created with the black alcohol ink panels. 

Here is the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supply list is below!
Supplies:
Concord & 9th Say Hello stamp and die sets
Glossy Black Cardstock
Alcohol inks: Patina, Flamingo, Pearl
Alcohol Blending Solution
SSS Lake Shore ink and cardstock
MFT Floral Fantasy 6x6 stamp
MFT Wonky Stitches die
Neenah 110 lb Solar White cardbase
Little Things sequin mixes in Caribbean Dream and Deep Fuchsia
Scor-tape
Ranger Multi Matte Medium

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Always happy to help if you have any questions, so don't hesitate to ask.  See you next time!

Much love,
Jasmine

Friday, March 10, 2017

Happy Hello featuring Concord & 9th

 A happy hello to you!  Here in Michigan the weather has been all over the place with warm and cold, rain and sun and snow.  I needed to comfort myself with some Spring colors and bright imagery, so that's how this card was born.  Butterflies are the quintessential harbinger of spring and I love the life they bring to just about anything.  The watercolor look designed into Concord & 9th's Butterfly Beauty stamp set makes it so easy and simple to get the look without the work. 

If you aren't familiar with Lindy's Stamp Gang products, they make an amazing array of colorful pigment powders, sprays, embossing powders and now watercolor powders called Magicals.  I used the Magicals to create a rainbow watercolor panel that I die cut the hello sentiment from using Concord & 9ths Say Hello dies.  Magicals are somewhat similar to Colorburst or Brusho in that they are a dry powder activated with water, but also have some shimmer to them.  Let me know in the comments if you'd like to see a video specifically about the Magicals and I'll see what I can do to make that happen. 

Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supply list is below!
Supplies:
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die
Concord & 9th Butterfly Beauty stamp set
Concord & 9th Say Hello dies
Strathmore 140 lb watercolor paper
Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
MISTI
Altenew inks: Lavender Fields, 
Deep Iris, Cotton Candy
SSS ink: Twirling Tutu
Vellum
Stick-it Sheet Adhesive
Scor-tape
Little Things Ivory sequin mix
Ranger Multi Matte Medium




Thanks for stopping by and hanging out with me!  Let me know how you like it and as always, if you have any questions, I'm happy to help.

Catch you later!

Much love,
Jasmine


Monday, March 6, 2017

Hello Lovely with Concord & 9th

The style and design of this card is out of my box and I love it!  The Hello Lovely stamp set by Concord & 9th is crazy beautiful and crazy versatile; you can create anything from birthday to condolences cards.  This set will get used A LOT.  Here I kept it simple with varying tones of gray and a pop of gold to highlight the different fonts and to add just a touch of sparkle.

Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and my supply list is below.
Supplies:
Bristol Smooth cardstock
Hello Lovely by Concord & 9th
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
SSS Fog and Slate ink
MISTI
Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die
DCWV Twinkle Glitz paper stack
Ranger Matte Medium
Little Things Warm Golden Glow sequin mix

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to subscribe and I'll catch you next time.

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 ...