Best Witches!

This card features the stamp set from MFT called “Best Witches”.

I did some ink blending on a piece of Strathmore Smooth cardstock using some distress oxide inks. I then splattered some water on it. Once that was done I left it to dry while I colored my images.

I colored them with copic markers and then cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I cut a piece of black cardstock for the road and stamped “best witches” on there with some white embossing powder. I then attached it to the card with some foam adhesive to give it some dimension.

I arranged the other images on the card adding some foam adhesive to the witch to keep her level with the road.

I love how it turned out

Unfortunately I think this stamp set has been discontinued but you can find other cute stamp sets at http://mftstamps.com.

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

See you soon!

Cute snowman die cut card

I’ve really been into making cards using dies lately. This one is using a snowman die from Cottage Cutz.

This was a more simple card to put together. I cut the dies with white cardstock and colored them with copic markers.

I layered all of the pieces together, which was pretty easy. I added some highlights with a white gel pen and added some dots to the scarf.

I used some cute patterned paper for the background and then stamped the sentiment “There’s snow one like you”. I adhered everything to a white cardbase and added a little enamel heart to finish it off.

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

See you next time!

Autumn Wishes!

Its funny to be thinking about fall/autumn as we are still hovering around 100 degrees here in Northern Utah! I love fall but I don’t like the fact that it means winter is just around the corner. So I always leave summer behind with mixed feelings.

This card was made using a stamp set from Taylored Expressions called “cutting edge”.

I stamped the image and colored it with copic markers. I then used the coordinating dies to cut the image out, leaving quite a bit of white space at the bottom. I layered it with some fall colored patterned paper.

I then stamped the sentiment “autumn wishes”, from the same stamp set, in the bottom right corner. I added some tiny images from the stamp set around the sentiment, along with some fall colored gems. I then matted it with black cardstock and added it to a white card base.

You can find the stamp and die set here: https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/cutting-edge-fall-stamp-die-combo/

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

See you next time!

Heatwave!

We have been in the middle of a heatwave…temperatures have been over 100 degrees all week. We should be around 91 degrees right now so its much hotter than normal. I’m looking forward to things cooling down a little.

I still haven’t organized my pictures from our vacation but here is one that I took at the Idaho/Canada border. We found this beautiful spot. Across the water is Canada.

Today I was working on some Thanksgiving cards with the cute “Gnome for the Holidays” by Photoplay.

I love these gnomes…they have them for Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, July 4th etc. I used the gnome for the holidays paper pad and layered a few of the papers.

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

After adhering all the papers, I then added the images of the gnomes. For the sentiments I used stickers from the 12×12″ paper pack “Gnome for the holidays, Thanksgiving”.

Thats it for today. See you next time!

Here are links to some of the products I used:

Gnome for the holidays 12×12 paper pack: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ppp-gnt2257.html?w=gnome+for+the+holidays+thanksgiving

Gnome for the holidays stamp set: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ppp-gnt2266.html?w=gnome+for+the+holidays+thanksgiving

Gnome for the holidays dies: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ppp-gnt2267.html?w=gnome+for+the+holidays+thanksgiving

Gnome for the holidays 6×6 paper pad: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ppp-gnt2269.html?w=gnome+for+the+holidays+thanksgiving

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

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!

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!

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

Down for the count today

I have atrial fibrillation. Its been an issue for 7 years and it gets more and more frequent. I’m averaging an episode every 10 days or so. I’m one of those lucky people that are debilitated by it. Some people have it and don’t even know. I am so symptomatic that I’m stuck on the couch until it stops. If I get up to go to the bathroom or to get something to eat, then my heart rate jumps even higher and I get dizzy etc. I’ve been wearing a heart monitor for 10 days and this is the 2nd episode its caught. Thats good. What’s bad is that the longer the episodes last the more I wonder if this is the time it won’t stop. So far I’m 8 hours into this one. My longest episode lasted 14 hours a few weeks ago. I’m praying I’ll go back into rythmn soon.

I’m bored. I’ve been watching Youtube video’s all day but I want to go make some cards! I got some new stamp sets from Gerda Steiner Designs on Saturday. I tried to make something with them yesterday but my creative juices weren’t flowing. Today I have lots of ideas but can’t do anything about it. I also have a package in the mail box from Simon Says Stamp with some more goodies that I want to play with, but I’ll have to wait until I feel better. It can take me a few days to bounce back from an afib episode, depending on how long they last or how bad the episode was. Hopefully I’ll be back in a day or so with a more cheerful post! I hope you are all well.