Where does the time go?

Its been a while! I didn’t realize how long it had been since I had posted on the blog. Life has been busy and I haven’t had a lot of time to make any cards. I did make a few yesterday and I’ve also started working on some wooden decor for Halloween!

Here’s one of the cards I made yesterday:

I used the stamp set “Space Explorer” from MFT. I stamped the images and colored them with copic markers.

For the background I used distress oxide inks and then I splattered it with water, then white paint and perfect pearls. I then adhered the images on to the background. I matted it with black cardstock and glued it to a white card base.

I then stamped the sentiment on some white paper and then added some distress ink to it to help it blend in more.

You can find the stamp set here: https://mftstamps.com/products/bb-space-explorer?_pos=4&_sid=82074681b&_ss=r

Here’s a few pictures of some of the wooden items I’ve been working on. They are available in my Etsy shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

I hope this finds you well. See you next time!

Clean and simple cards

Today I decided to make a clean and simple card. I usually love to layer patterned paper but I wanted to challenge myself to do something a little more simple. I love how it turned out.

I used a die from Simon Says Stamp called “Sunflower Frame” and cut it from white cardstock 3 times. I then adhered those layers together. I then used some distress oxide inks and colored a piece of white cardstock and then cut the die again.

I used some patterned paper for the background and glued the flower on to that. Then I paper pieced the petals. I glued it on to a white panel and then on to a white cardbase. I was so tempted to add more patterned paper to the background but I liked how elegant it looked with just the white.

I stamped “Always here for you” on some black cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then adhered it to the card.

Some of the supplies I used for this card are listed here:

Sunflower frame wafer die: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-SUNFLOWER-FRAME-Wafer-Dies-s666-Believe-In-You-s666?currency=USD

Look for the rainbow stamp set: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Clear-Stamps-LOOK-FOR-THE-RAINBOWS-sss202067-sss202067?currency=USD

My shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

See you next time!

Feeling of thanks

Despite all that is going on in the world and the challenges we all face in our daily lives, there are always things to be thankful for. This is something I have needed to be reminded of a lot lately as we are facing a lot of trials. So I made this simple card today.

I started with a white card base and then added a layer of kraft cardstock. I then embossed some white cardstock.

I cut out “thank you” in white card stock and then its shadow in kraft cardstock and layered those together.

I adhered everything together and that finished the card. I really like its simplicity and I love kraft and white together.

Here is a list of some of the products I used:

Embossing folder: https://www.joann.com/park-lane-5×7-embossing-folder-diamond/15883903.html#q=park%2Blane%2Bembossing%2Bfolder&start=1

Thank you die: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/CZ-Design-Wafer-Dies-THANK-YOU-czd74-Diecember-czd74?currency=USD

My shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

See you next time!

Stormy Sunday

We’ve had lots of wind and rain today…our temperatures have dropped significantly. Its kind of a relief from the hot sun, as long as it doesn’t linger!

As usual, its been a busy week. My daughter deals with three chronic illnesses and we’ve had Dr’s appointments this week with more coming up.

I didn’t get to spend a lot of time cardmaking this week but I did make a set of July 4th cards.

I went to my local craft store this week and found paper packs by Photoplay called Gnome for the Holidays. They ahve the cutest gnome themed papers for lots of holidays…Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas etc. I used the July 4th pack and created these cards.

I just used the paper in the pack to layer and create the cards. I added twine and enamel dots to some.

I didn’t do any stamping on these. Its all just layered or die cut paper. I really love patterned paper so its fun for me to do a set like these. I can’t wait to use the other sets for Halloween etc.

They also had stamps and dies for these holiday gnomes, so I will be making some cards with those too.

I hope this finds you all well.

See you next time!

You can find this paper pack here: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ppp-gnj2211.html

My shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

Happy Fathers Day!

I hope those of you celebrating Fathers Day have a wonderful time. My husband is taking a well deserved break from work today and we will be having a barbecue tonight. I really appreciate how hard he works and looks after our family. I’m also thinking of my dad today. He has been gone for a long time. He was a good man and I still miss him.

Today I am sharing a card that I made using a new stamp set from MFT called “Best Fins”. There are so many cute images in this set that I decided to make a slimline card so I would have the room to use more of the images.

First of all I stamped my images and then colored them with copic markers. I then cut them out with the matching dies. I used a die from Trinity stamps for the front window and then I used distress oxide inks to color it. I splashed it with water and also some perfect pearls for some shine. I used foam tape behind the window panel to give it some dimension and then I framed it out in some navy cardstock.

For the background paper I used some from Mermaid tales by Echo Park. I framed it with navy cardstock. For the background of the “windows”, I used an embossing folder from Echo Park and shaded the edges with some faded jeans distress oxide ink.

I stamped the sentiment “Sending oceans of love” with Simon Says Stamp soft navy ink and then I glued all of the images onto the card.

Here are some links to some of the products I used for this card.

Best Fins stamp set: https://mftstamps.com/collections/new/products/best-fins

Best Fins die set: https://mftstamps.com/collections/new/products/best-fins-die-namics

slimline card series: https://trinitystamps.com/products/slimline-card-series-stitched-card-panels-and-windows?_pos=2&_sid=973a5a403&_ss=r

My shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

See you next time.

Butterflies

I love butterflies. We have had a swallow tail butterfly hanging around our yard for a little while. Some people believe that when a butterfly is near, a loved one from the other side is saying hello. Its nice to think that could be true.

Today I made a couple of cards featuring butterflies. Both of them were made in the same way although I made the backgrounds different.

For this one I stamped the butterflies and the sentiment in black versafine ink and then used clear emobossing powder and heat set it. Then I cut masks and covered the butterflies and then used a striped stencil and three shades of distress inks to create the background. I used Arteza real brush markers to color the butterflies. I then framed the main panel with black cardstock to make it pop and adhered it to a white card base.

This card was made the same way, just using a different sentiment and a different stencil. I used 3 shades of purple distress inks for the background.

I used the stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called Beautiful Butterflies: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Clear-Stamps-BEAUTIFUL-BUTTERFLIES-sss202086-sss202086?currency=USD

Echo Park Easter Floral Stencil: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Echo-Park-EASTER-FLORAL-6-x-6-Stencil-ew174033-ew174033

Arteza real brush markers: https://www.amazon.com/Watercolor-Painting-Flexible-Coloring-Calligraphy/dp/B01N9IY5QF/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&hvadid=77996631774983&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=arteza+watercolor+pens&qid=1592444912&sr=8-5&tag=mh0b-20

My shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

See you next time!

Hanging with my gnomies!

Today I used a stamp set from MFT that I have used before, but I love it so much. Its a set called “Hanging with my gnomies”. Here’s the card:

I created the background using some die cuts from Elizabeth Craft Designs and also ink blended the sky using a cloud stencil from MFT.

I stamped the images of the gnomes and ladybugs and colored them using copic markers. I then cut them out using the coordinating dies.

I stamped the sentiment and then layered the scene and glued it all together. I framed the panel with some black cardstock and adhered it to a white card base.

Here is a list of some of the supplies I used for this card:

Hanging with my gnomies stamp set: https://mftstamps.com/products/bb-hanging-with-my-gnomies?_pos=1&_sid=4a4c13ea6&_ss=r

Hanging with my gnomies die set: https://mftstamps.com/products/bb-hanging-with-my-gnomies-die-namics?_pos=3&_sid=4a4c13ea6&_ss=r

Adventure edges: https://www.elizabethcraftdesigns.com/products/adventure-edges-1

My shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

See you soon!

Rainy weekend

On Friday it was our first 100 degree day this year. By yesteday it was 45 degrees! Welcome to Utah!! Its still cold and cloudy today but it should be warming up again later in the week.

One of the best ways for me to spend a rainy afternoon is in my craftroom making a card. I didn’t really think about it when I chose which stamp set I was going to use, but I guess I was missing the sunshine!

This card was made using the “Every day is a picnic” stamp set from MFT. I also used their “Spring Whimsy” 6×6 paper pad.

I started by stamping the images on Neenah 80lb cardstock and colored them with copic markers. I cut the images with the coordinating dies. I then cut a heart using recollections heart die set. I also cut a 2″ strip of white cardstock and stamped the sentiment on that.

I then layered the papers and sentiment strip and then adhered the images using art glitter glue. I glued it all to an A2 sized card base and we were done.

Here is a list of some of the items I used in making this card.

Every day is a picnic stamp set: https://mftstamps.com/products/bb-every-day-is-a-picnic?_pos=1&_sid=62421b828&_ss=r

Every day is a picnic die set: https://mftstamps.com/products/bb-every-day-is-a-picnic-die-namics?_pos=2&_sid=62421b828&_ss=r

Spring whimsy paper pad: https://mftstamps.com/products/spring-whimsy-paper-pack?_pos=1&_sid=fd4578bcd&_ss=r

Recollections heart cutting dies: https://www.michaels.com/heart-cutting-dies-by-recollections/10624787.html

My shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

See you next time!

Busy few days

I’ve had a busy few days so haven’t had too much time for cardmaking. Yesterday I went to Michaels as I heard they had some copic ciao markers on clearance. I managed to get 49 of them. They are normally $5.99 each but these were on clearance for .97 cents! Such a great deal. I don’t have too many copic markers as they are so expensive, so this was a nice way to add to my collection.

As we left Michaels and were driving home, we noticed all of these wild poppies growing by the side of the road, so we had to stop and take a picture or two. I love poppies. Our last dog was called Poppy. I’ve never seen Poppies growing wild before so it was a treat.

Once I got home, I got some happy mail from Taylored Expressions. I was so excited to get some of their new patriotic release.

I was not born in America, but I love to make patriotic things! So thats the card I will be sharing today.

Basically I just layered patterned paper with a patriotic theme using a sketch from Mojo Monday #532. For the center panel I used the layering stencils from Taylored Expression to make the fireworks background. I just love how it looks. The sentiment is from Taylored Expression also and I stamped that with Simon Says Stamp soft navy ink and cut it with the matching dies. I added a ribbon on top and some die cut stars and that was it!

Here is a list of some of the items I used for the card.

Stars and strips bundle: https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/stars-strips-bundle/

Hand lettered 4th July stamps: https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/handlettered-4th-of-july/

Hand lettered 4th of July dies: https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/handlettered-4th-of-july-dies/

My shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

A couple of quick cards

I still haven’t been feeling the greatest but I was determined to work on something, so I made a couple of quick cards with the new stamp sets I got from Gerda Steiner Designs. The first card is made with the chicken scratch stamp set.

I stamped the images and then colored them with alcohol markers. I used a cloud edge stencil and distress oxide inks for the background and added some grass. I got a few ink spots on the card so I added some sequins to hide them.

For the 2nd card I used the Lovely Panda stamp set.

I stamped the image and sentiment on a Polaroid shaker frame die from MFT. I layered some cute papers and then used some adhesive foam to add some dimension to the image.

I’m hoping to work on more cards tomorrow. I’ve kind of lost my creative bug over the last few days but I’m hoping for improvement tomorrow!

You can get the stamp sets from gsd-stamps.com

My shop: www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts