Unicorns and glitter!

Not a lot is going on today.  We are still dealing with aftershocks from the earthquake and felt a pretty big one last night. Its pretty unnerving.  My brothers both messaged me today (from Scotland) to let me know that they are now on lockdown for at least 3 weeks.  They both have essential jobs that can be done from home, so thats good.  Our city is very quiet and I hope that means that most people are staying at home as much as possible. 

Do you have a daughter/granddaughter who loves to dress up like a unicorn?  We do! So when I saw this stamp set from MFT, I had to get it.  So I made this card:

Its made from a stamp set called Unicorns and glitter.  I stamped and colored the images and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I used the mini cloud edge stencil from MFT to create the background and then backed it with some rainbow striped paper from Echo park. 

Some of the supplies I used can be found here:

Unicorns and glitter stamp set:
https://mftstamps.com/products/bb-unicorns-and-glitter?_pos=1&_sid=d7637a399&_ss=r

Mini cloud edges stencil:
https://mftstamps.com/products/mini-cloud-edges-stencil?_pos=2&_sid=3879e534b&_ss=r

You can find my shop here: www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

Settling down…somewhat!

We are starting to relax after the earthquake the other day.  We have had hundreds of aftershocks but I haven’t felt any, thankfully.  So life is starting to get back to normal, or as normal as it can be right now. 

So I spent some time in my craft room and today I want to share a slimline card with you.

I used one of the cute new stamp sets from MFT stamps called Flower Fairies.  They are such sweet images. 

I stamped the images on Neenah Solar white Classic Crest 80lb cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink.  I colored them with a mixture of copic and spectrum noir alcohol markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.  For the background I used Strathmore Bristol Smooth and then used distress oxide inks in tumbled glass for the sky and shabby shutters for the grass. I also used the MFT mini cloud edge stencil for the clouds.  I sprinkled some water on the background to activate the inks and also sprinkled some perfect pearls to add some shimmer.  The card base is made from Recollections white 110lb heavy weight cardstock.

I added shimmer to the wings and hearts of the fairies using clear wink of stella and added some clear sequins to finish things off.  I used the sentiment from the stamp set “Sending a sprinkle of love to brighten your day”.

Check out my Etsy store here:  www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

As usual, here are some links to some of the supplies I used.

Flower Fairies stamp set:
https://mftstamps.com/collections/new/products/flower-fairies

Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80lb cardstock:
https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Crest-Solar-White-Cover/dp/B000I20NWK/ref=pd_bap_rp_30?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CDEEZPD9CCYHYSGZMEVY

Strathmore Bristol Smooth:
https://www.amazon.com/Strathmore-Bristol-Smooth-Bound-Sheets/dp/B00254AU8Q/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=3IPKQ2MSRZ6LH&dchild=1&keywords=strathmore+bristol+smooth+9+x+12+paper+pad&qid=1584731752&sprefix=strathmore+bristol+smooth%2Caps%2C223&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFMQkZFUjM4RzBSQzcmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAwNTU2MjMzSjhaVEY1VzM5UDVPJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA4NDE2NTdDNVVNTjROWUY2TjAmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

Ranger Distress oxide ink shabby shutters:
https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ri-tdo56201.html

Ranger Distress oxide ink tumbled glass:
https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ri-tdo56287.html

Mini Cloud Edge Stencil:
https://mftstamps.com/products/mini-cloud-edges-stencil?_pos=1&_sid=5286b60cf&_ss=r

Zig wink of stella glitter pen:
https://www.scrapbook.com/store/nm-ms-55-999.html

Perfect pearls pigment powder
https://www.amazon.com/Ranger-Perfect-Pigment-1-Ounce-Confetti/dp/B00ECFV9UO/ref=sr_1_2?crid=34LYMRJRWKF3G&dchild=1&keywords=perfect+pearls+pigment+powder&qid=1584732213&sprefix=perfect+pearls%2Caps%2C212&sr=8-2

Recollections 110lb heavy weight white cardstock:
https://www.michaels.com/heavyweight-cardstock-paper-value-pack-by-recollections-/M10293367.html

Excitement…of the wrong sort!

Well we had a lot of excitement yesterday when we woke up to a 5.7 magnitude earthquake here in Utah!  It was pretty scary.  It first sounded like thunder, or a sonic boom and then everything started rolling and shaking for about 30 seconds.  We had many aftershocks throughout the day which kept everyone on edge.  I have only felt minor earthquakes during my 28 years in Utah.  This really frightened me, so much so that I ended up with an episode of atrial fibrillation.  Those that deal with afib know how uncomfortable and scary those episodes can be. So it was not a fun day and I didn’t get anything done. Today things are much quieter and I am now in my craft room ready to start creating some more cards. 

Here’s a card I did the other day. Its another Easter card and I love how it turned out. 

I used the Egg Painting Bunny die from Cottage Cutz.  I cut him from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock and colored everything with a mixture of copic and spectrum noir alcohol markers.   I then glued all the pieces together.  For the background I used another piece of the same cardstock cut to 4″x5-1/4″.  I used a stencil from Tim Holtz layering stencils called speckles and used distress oxide inks to create the paint “splatters”.  I used a strip of colorful dotted cardstock from my stash to ground the bunny some.  The sentiment came from a stamp set by Darcie Heater called “Happy Mail”.  I layered that panel with some blue cardstock and adhered it to a white card base cut from Recollections white 110lb cardstock.  I hope you like it!

You can find some of these items here:

Egg painting bunny die
http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzeggpaintingbunny.aspx

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock
https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Crest-Solar-White-Cover/dp/B000I20NWK/ref=pd_bap_rp_25?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=0DQ6WHX6VSBYYWHVY13T

Tim Holtz Speckles layering stencil
https://www.scrapbook.com/store/pp-stths021.html

Recollections 110lb cardstock
https://www.michaels.com/heavyweight-cardstock-paper-value-pack-by-recollections-/10293367.html

Darcie Heater Happy Mail stamp
http://www.darciesllc.com/Happy-Mail_p_1815.html