Happy Easter

Happy Easter!  I hope you are having a nice day.  We got some snow this morning but thankfully it didn’t last.  The girls opened their Easter baskets and now we are waiting for dinner to cook.  The sun is now shining, even though it is very cold today.

I have another Mother’s Day card to share.  This one features a little boy dressed in a top hat and tails with a bouquet of flowers for his mom. 

 I stamped the image with memento tuxedo black ink and colored it with alcohol markers.  I then stamped the sentiment in the top left corner.  I cut the image with a die from MFT and layered it with adhesive foam sheets.  I added some enamel hearts.  I used some floral paper from Carta Bella and layered all the pieces.   I hope you like it. 

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

Top hat and tulips digital stamp:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/767754422/lili-of-the-valley-digi-stamp-as-top-hat?ref=yr_purchases

momanddad2love stamp set:
https://thestampsoflife.com/momanddad2love.html

mft stamps stitched mod rectangle stax die-namics
https://mftstamps.com/products/stitched-mod-rectangle-stax-die-namics?_pos=1&_sid=4b3eddf72&_ss=r

Doodlebug enamel hearts:
https://www.scrapbook.com/store/db-5834.html

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

Mothers Day card

We are having another beautiful day today. I pulled out my patio set on the deck and its been nice to sit out in the sun, even though its not super warm yet.  The trees are starting to bloom and the birds are chirping so loudly!  Even our resident woodpecker is back, pecking holes in the beams on our deck!  We’ve had ducks in our yard and the snakes have even been seen a couple of times, though its still kind of cold for them.  We have a canal that runs behind our yard and so we get lots of ducks and birds that like to be around there.  There is also a walking trail along side the canal so we see people jogging or walking frequently.  Our little dog likes to run from one side of the yard to the other, checking everyone out. 

So Mother’s Day is coming up next month.  I decided its time to work on some cards for my shop.  I found a few cute digital stamps on Etsy that I will be using over the next few days.

This one is adorable.  A little girl holding a bouquet of flowers for her mom. 

I downloaded the stamp and printed it out on some Neenah bright white 65lb cardstock. I just use my inkjet printer and I haven’t had any issues using alcohol markers with the ink or the paper.   I colored the image with alcohol markers and then stamped the sentiment in the top left corner.  I die cut the image and then used some adhesive backed foam sheets to give it some dimension.  For the backing I used some paper from Bo Bunny and framed that with some purple cardstock.  I added a paper doily to add some interest.  I used some distress oxide ink to shade the panel the image is on and adhered all of it together.  I then added a couple of enamel hearts from Doodle Bug. 

Here’s some of the supplies I used:

Pretty Posy digital stamp:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/781635701/lili-of-the-valley-digi-stamp-as-pretty?ga_search_query=mothers%2Bday&ref=shop_items_search_8&pro=1

Stitched mini scallop rectangle stax die namics:
https://mftstamps.com/products/stitched-mini-scallop-rectangle-stax-die-namics?_pos=7&_sid=a86307d0c&_ss=r

White paper doilies:
https://www.michaels.com/white-paper-doilies-by-recollections/10467097.html

momanddad2love stamp set:
https://thestampsoflife.com/momanddad2love.html

Ranger shaded lilac distress oxide ink:
https://www.scrapbookpal.com/tim-holtz-distress-oxide-ink-pad-shaded-lilac/

Doodlebug hearts:
https://www.scrapbook.com/store/db-5550.html?w=doodlebug+hearts

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

Using what I have…

Its so fun to buy new things, especially when it comes to card making. There is always something new available and its hard to resist.  With things being so uncertain, I’ve been trying to use what I already have…some of which I haven’t even opened before!  So this card is made using things I already had in my craft room. 

I don’t know if you have a Tuesday Morning where you live, but in their craft section, you can buy stamps, dies, papers and so much more for a fraction of what you would normally pay.  When I first discovered this, I went a bit crazy and bought a lot.  They have a lot of stamps from “Bo Bunny” for very little and so I have a basket full of their stamps.  All of which I hadn’t even opened…until today!  I don’t love their stamps, they are acrylic and don’t stamp easily, but I made it work and they have great images so its worth persevering. 

So this is a Mother’s Day card. 

I stamped the images using the rose garden stamp set from Bo Bunny and colored them with copic markers.  Then I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border.  I embossed a panel of white cardstock (Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb) with a Darice damask embossing folder.  The sentiment is from a stamp set called “momanddad2love” from  Stamps of life.  I adhered the embossed panel to some red cardstock and then glued all the flowers and leaves to the lower right corner of the card. I did prop up the largest rose with some dimensional foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment with memento tuxedo black ink and fussy cut around it, adding a frame of the same red paper. 

I hope you are all doing well.

You can find some of the products I used here:

Bo Bunny Rose Garden Stamp set:
https://www.amazon.com/Bo-Bunny-7310502-Garden-Stamps/dp/B07MXCZV1J

Darice Damask embossing folder:
https://www.amazon.com/Darice-1217-63-Damask-Embossing-Folder/dp/B00835OMWG/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=darice+damask+embossing+folder&qid=1586383098&sr=8-1

Stamps of Life momanddad2love stamp set:
https://thestampsoflife.com/momanddad2love.html

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