Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Team Tuesday with Kia and Gnomes

Gnomes seem to be very popular recently, so I decided to use the only Gnome I have, which is by Picket Fence Studios, to make a winter card. 

I started by stamping the image on white card stock using Memento Ink in my Original Misti. I set up the Misti with the stamp in the bottom right corner so I could just turn the paper to stamp each image.

I then coloured each image using Copic Markers in different colours, nut did the beard for the green Gnome slightly different, as he was going to be front and centre.
Using my Penny Black die Elegant Stitching I die cut white cardstock then stamped with the Let It Snow stamp using VersaMark and White Embossing Powder, going around the edge. I goofed up on the left side, but as you will see I fixed it.
Using Penny Black's Trio Snowflake set I die cut the smallest snowflake to cover my mistake. I attached the Let It Snow piece to my card base, tucked the snowflake in and gluing with Nuvo glue, then added my top die cut panel using foam squares.
I added my card to my Mini Misti and stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne. I also added a bit of Wink of Stella to the beard of the Green Hat Gnome and Midas Touch Shimmering Pen to the centre snowflake on the hats.
 I can certainly understand why everyone love Gnomes, they are great fun.
I hope you have enjoyed today's Team Tuesday card, and I thank you for visiting.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Team Tuesday with Ilina

Hi everyone! Ilina here! Today I am taking over the blog and sharing a fun card using some Catherine Pooler Designs goodies and doing multi layered stamping using same images, as well as embossing. I started with watercolor paper panel and secured it in my MISTI. I arranged the large snowflakes on the door of the MISTI, sprayed the paper with water (so I achieve bleeding effect) and stamped with Pink Champagne ink few times. I dried the panel using heat tool and put it back in the MISTI. Now, I stamped the same snowflakes (didn't remove them from my MISTI) in Sangria. Repeated few times. Once dry, I stamped again with Versamark and embossed in Wanderlust embossing powder. Stamped again in Sangria and spritzed with water to get some more bleeding. Next I used one of the smaller snowflakes and while the paper was still wet I stamped them in Hot Tub and Orange peel. Dried the panel and stamped again. Stamped the smallest snowflake in Sangria and Pink Champagne. Once done, I put it back in the MISTI and stamped the snowflakes again in Versamark and embossed with Clear embossing powder. Trimmed the panel down to 4" x 5 1/4" and set it aside. Stamp sentiment in Versamark on Vellum and emboss in white. Trim to size. Wrap around panel and adhere the ends on the back. Add Cincinnati sequins and adhere to white note card and you are done ;)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Lovely Blossom Pattern Stamping with Channin

Hello everyone!! It's Channin here with you today and I'm so excited to share with you a couple of cards that I created with one of my most favorite MISTI stamping techniques, pattern stamping!!

I learned this ingenious technique from the queen of techniques, Jennifer McGuire, and quickly became obsessed! Pattern stamping is such an incredibly quick and easy way to create beautiful full panel patterns!

Lovely Blossom Pattern Stamping with Channin

I have a video that you can view down below or on my YouTube channel.

First, I arranged several stamps from the Lovely Blossoms Stamp Set from Pinkfresh Studio on the lower half an A2 panel. Lovely Blossoms is a layering stamp set so the first group of stamps that I arranged are the first layer for the images. I then picked them up with my MISTI and then stamped them in Stargazer dye ink. I then rotated my panel 180 degrees and stamped the other half. Next, I removed the stamps and positioned the second layer stamps. I then inked the stamps up in Blue Jay dye ink and stamped half of the panel. I then rotated the panel 180 degrees and stamped the other half.

Next, I decided to fill in some of the white space by making small dots with a copic marker (B32). Once I finished adding all the dots I then die cut a "hello" out of white cardstock 4 times. I adhered two of the "hello's" together and set aside. Next, I die cut a shadow layer out of vellum and adhered the two glued "hello's" to the underside of the vellum.

I then ink blended over one of the "hello's" with Stargazer and Blue Jay ink and then adhered it on top of the last "hello". I then adhered this pair on top of the vellum shadow layer. I then trimmed 1/8" off all the sides of my stamped panel and then adhered the panel on to an A2 top-folding card base. I then finished my card by adhering my sentiment.

I actually made my second card simultaneously with my first. After I stamped the first layer stamps onto my first panel and while I still had all the stamps arranged in my MISTI, I stamped a second A2 panel with them but this time used a green shade, Emerald City.

I then arranged the second layer stamps, stamped the first panel and then stamped my second panel in Mint. I used YG11 for the dots and then finished the card in the same manner just using Emerald City and Mint instead.

I hope you enjoyed! Thank you so much for stopping by!



Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Kaleidoscope Snowflakes with Mindy Eggen

Welcome everyone! Mindy Eggen here with you today and I’m excited to share with you some inspiration using the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month for November 2019, the Kaleidoscope Snowflake.
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I have a video creating these two cards that you can view down below or (HERE) on my Youtube channel.
The Kaleidoscope Snowflake Small Die of the Month comes with 7 individual dies. You can use them separately or layer together to create beautiful dimension snowflakes.
For this first card, I layered together the pieces to create a large snowflake for my card front. I die cut the pieces from Pixie Dust card stock and Gold Glitter card stock and layered together with Lawn Fawn Liquid Glue.
My background is created by stamping the Hand-Drawn Snowflake stamp from Hero Arts onto Plum card stock with embossing ink using my Original Misti. Then heat embossing Sparkle Embossing powder.

I attached my snowflake to the top of the card with liquid glue.
The sentiment is from the Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp set. I heat embossed it in Gold Embossing Powder onto Pitch Black card stock and trimmed down to a thin strip. I attached the sentiment to the center of my snowflake using foam tape.

My next card is featuring the actual snowflake dies from the Small Die of the Month. These can layer together up to 3 times but I only did 2 layers. I die cut the pieces from Pixie Dust card stock and Silver Glitter card stock. Then used my Lawn Fawn Liquid Glue to adhere together.
I created a very simple background for this card which would be really easy to recreate in quantities. I ink blended Grape Juice Ink onto the edges of Plum card stock using a blending brush.
Then added my snowflakes to the card front with liquid glue.
The sentiment is from the Very Merry Sentiments from Concord & 9th. I stamped the sentiment in Altenew Obsidian Ink using my Misti tool and then trimmed them down into individual strips. I love the look of the labels.
I attached foam tape to the back of each strip and added to my card front.

Can I say I am really loving this Plum card stock from Hero Arts! Such a unique color for Holiday cards!
I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!


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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Team Tuesday on a Wednesday

Hello Everyone!
It's Ceal, here to share a couple cards with you today.
For both my samples I used a technique that Gina K shared on her YouTube channel, ink blending with pencil accents. 

To create the first card I placed a white panel in the Original MISTI, I also used the Creative Corners so I could stamp this large flower by Picket Fence Studios in the center of the panel. I used these amazing Brushes and blended ink over the entire image after I blended the pink and green ink, I used Polychromos pencils for accents. I placed the panel in the Mini MISTI and stamped the greeting and embossed it in clear powder.

To create the second card, it was pretty much the same except I embossed the image this time using Ink on 3's embossing ink and white powder.  I also used one of my favorite sentiment sets on this one. 

Give this technique a try, it's fun!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tea Tuesday with Kia

Berry Bramble Joyful

 When I was thinking about a card to do for today's post I knew I wanted to use Black Soot Distress Ink. When picking a stamp to use I thought this Berry Bramble from Penny Black would be perfect.

This is a longer post than normal as I have included a picture tutorial explaining the card process I did.

Using Arches cold press watercolour paper I first blended on the Distress Inks using Iced Spruce, then added in the Black Soot. To brighten up the middle I painted in some Dr. P. Martins Bleed Proof ink and with my paint brush blended it out toward the edges, then splattered with water.

In my Misti (original) using Ink on 3 Fade Out ink I stamped the image a couple of times. With my aqua brush and bleach I then coloured the berries with the bleach and went over them with clear water. 
Once dry I added my colour by colouring the stamp and transferring the colour with the door. I am using Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens in seasonal colours to do this, and
adding darker colours for blending.
As I am doing a 3.5 x 8.5 card I need to rig something up to add to the bottom of my card. I got out my Stay-tion and using the grid lines and magnets set up my mini Misti and used the top of the door for my stamp. I just need to ensure I held the Misti in place, using the grid lines as I stamped. It worked perfectly for me. 
Once finished with the colouring I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 
Using my fan brush I added splatters of white acrylic paint and waited for the paint to dry before moving on to adding Distress Micro Glaze to the card and buffing with a clean cloth.
I find this enhances the colour nicely. I then attached the panel to a black card base and added Nuvo Glitter Drops in Silver Glitter to finish.

Thank you for joining me today. 

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Taylored Expressions Nativity Card

I love it when I see a new product and I know what I want to make with it right away.   I used the inspiration from the Taylored Expressions A Savior is Born sample.    I combined it with the Follow the Star Die set.  Super easy with with the Altenew Galaxy Washi and the Watercolor Nebula Washi.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the video.

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Original MISTI
Original Grid Paper Pad - DOUBLE SIDED
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Original MISTI Mouse Pad
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Bar Magnet
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Sentimental Holiday- CLEAR
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iCraft Purple Tape - Ellen Hutson LLC
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Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Die
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