Creative juices flowing!

I’ve been busy the last couple of days with lots of ideas for cards and so thats been fun.  Somtimes its hard to come up with new ideas and sometimes its much easier. 

Yesterday I made a card to send to someone you are missing due to social distancing.  I love how it turned out and it was nice to use a stamp set I had had for a long time and never used.

Here is the card:

I started by stamping the images and then I covered them in a mask while I stamped the brick background.  I then removed the masks and colored the images with alcohol markers.  I then stamped “miss you” and the drew the 6ft line. 

Some of the materials I used are listed below. Unfortunately I think the stamp set has been discontinued.

English brick wall stencil:
https://mftstamps.com/products/english-brick-wall-stencil?_pos=1&_sid=542da3447&_ss=r

Miss you sentiment:
https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Clear-Stamps-DELICATE-FLOWERS-sss201900-sss201900

Ranger hickory smoke distress ink:
https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/RESERVE-Tim-Holtz-Distress-Mini-Ink-Pad-HICKORY-SMOKE-Ranger-TDP47339-TDP47339RI?currency=USD

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

Beautiful day

Its a beautiful, sunny day here in Utah today. Looking out you would never think there was anything scary going on in the world. This is such a scary time for everyone.  It would be so easy to start stressing out but I’m trying to stay as calm as I can.  Its so easy to get caught up in watching the news all day or being on social media, trying to keep track of everything thats going on but I’m trying (not always successfully) to give myself a break from it and do something I enjoy. Whether thats watching a movie with the family or coming to my craft room to make a card!

Today I want to share a card I made using a new die from MFT.  Its perfect for springtime!

This die is a new release from mft stamps called Planted Blooms Dienamics. I cut it using a bunch of different cardstock colors from recollections and then layered all of them together.  I used a floral embossing folder called Cherry Blossoms by Darice.  Then I stamped the sentiment on blue cardstock and also used the same cardstock to frame the embossed layer.  Glued it all together and it was done.  I love how fresh and colorful the flowers are.

The Planted Blooms Dienamics can be purchased here:
https://mftstamps.com/collections/new/products/planted-blooms-die-namics

The embossing folder can be purchased here:
https://www.michaels.com/darice-4.25-x-5.75-embossing-folder-cherry-blossom/D057365S.html?cm_mmc=PLASearch-_-bing-_-MICH_Shopping_US_N_Papercraft_N_N_N_N-_-&Kenshoo_ida=&kpid=bi_cmp-359150484_adg-1236950721753867_ad-77309487473426_pla-4580909044082082_dev-c_ext-_prd-D057365S&msclkid=2cf08c08927319acb853d279d2e0aaaa&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=MICH_Shopping_US_N_Papercraft_N_N_N_N&utm_term=4580909044082082&utm_content=Papercraft

My Etsy store can be reached by clicking this link:
http://etsy.com/shop/JasmineBlossomCrafts