Who doesn’t love gnomes?!

I wanted to make a cheerful card yesterday, there’s been so much stress going on. I chose this gnome from a set from MFT. He makes me smile.

I chose a frame die that I have as the focal point and cut that from white cardstock.

I stamped and colored the gnome and the other images. I used copic markers for the coloring.

For the background I chose some rainbow stripes from a paper pack from Photoplay.

I adhered everything together and I was happy with the final result. Bright and cheery…that’s what I was going for.

You can check out my cards in my shop here: http://www.jasmineblossomcrafts.etsy.com

I hope you are having a good day! See you next time.

St. Patrick’s Day card

It won’t be long until St. Patrick’s Day is here. It’s not a huge card giving day but since so many of us aren’t out and about visiting people like we used to, sending a card is a great way to keep in touch.

My mother was born and raised in Ireland and I remember going over to Ireland as a child to visit my Grandma. My mum moved from Ireland to Scotland when she married my dad, but every St. Patrick’s Day her brother would send her a package containing a bunch of things from home.

For my family, we always have corned beef hash on St. Patrick’s Day and I always think of my mum.

This is a cute slimline St. Patrick’s Day card that I made yesterday.

I used a stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh, a slimline die from Whimsy stamps and some paper from Photoplay.

I stamped the images and colored them with copic markers. I used some distress oxide inks to add some shading to the edges of the white paper.

I layered the papers and propped up the center panel with some foam tape.

I adhered everything to a white card base.

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon.

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

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

Saturday afternoon

Its been a hard week with one thing and another. Its been hard to get motivated to make any cards but last night I made two. I’ll share one with you today.

I love to make slimline cards so I’ll start with this one.

I picked up a new stamp set yesterday so that gave me some motivation! This stamp set is called “Fetch” and its from Photoplay. I love dogs so its always fun to use them in a card. My card base is by Recollections and is their white heavy weight cardstock. I cut it to 9″x8″ and scored it at 4″. So the finished base is 9″x4″. I layered some burgundy faux stitched cardstock on the base, leaving about an 1/8th of an inch of the white base showing. I then cut some plaid paper with the Whimsy Slimline Marquee die. I then cut the same die with some heart cardstock and filled the openings in with those.



I used copic and spectrum noir alcohol markers to color the images and then cut them out with the coordinating dies. I die cut a heart and stamped the sentiment on that, using some distress oxide ink to shade the edges. The sentiment I chose was “Missing you is RUFF”.

I used some Scotch foam adhesive tape to give some dimension to the window panel and then adhered everything together. I like how it turned out.

Since we are on the subject of dogs…here is a picture of our little Maggie!!

I hope you will stop by again soon to see some more cards. See you soon!