Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Springs Blessings - Layered Florals


Hi, These sets and dies are older sets from WPlus9 Designs. I am still trying to work through my older stamps and trying to use them. So I pulled out my MISTI and made this for my daughter. The background uses the trellis background die but that is no longer available. I would use The Lawn Fawn Fancy Trellis background die instead or the Honey Bee Garden Trellis Stencil. I carefully placed the stamp on my standard MISTI making sure there were no bubbles left on the MISTI door behind the stamp. I used a bright yellow ink because Spring is such a cheerful time. I  adhered it to a Neenah 110lb notecard.

Next, I die cut the Lavinia Layers die out of Bazzill Vellum and out of Neenah 110lb card stock. I adhered the vellum to the frame die using a liquid adhesive to ensure good bonding. 

I then proceeded to stamp out lots of florals, bird houses and nests from Spring Blessings and The Little Things. Using my MISTI makes stamping extras easier. I keep the extra bits in small containers for future cards. When I do this I sometimes play with different colored inks to see what color combinations work for layering. I die cut everything out using the accompanying die cuts. I stamped the word Spring  and die cut that out as well. 

Using my MISTI and the magnets I arranged everything. I then placed the blessings sentiment on the MISTI door and stamped with Versafine Onyx Black. Because I was using vellum, it was essential to heat set the ink so it would not smear. You could substitute Archival Inks here but those will need to be heat set as well just to be on the safe side. 

Once all of that was done. I used Press N' Seal to keep the arrangement together. This technique is never works perfectly for me so I rely heavily on the MISTI magnets. I use both the bar magnets and the round magnets. I started with adhering the bottom layers flat with liquid adhesive and worked my way up through the arrangement. I did pop up some elements. The Spring die cut is popped up with two layers of foam tape where it is just overhanging the the vellum. I added some clear sequins and called it done!

Thanks for stopping by the MISTI blog!

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Muted Floral Card with Channin

Hello friends! It's Channin here and today I have a soft and muted floral card to share. For today’s card I use the beautiful Floral Focus Cling Stamp and stencils to create my background and then finish my card with a foiled sentiment. 

To create this card I first stamped a sheet of white cardstock with the Floral Focus Cling Stamp in Warm Buff Ink. After I stamped the image I then ink blended to add color using the Floral Focus Layering Stencils and several Pinkfresh inks (Warm Buff, Doe, Peach Fuzz, Ballet Slipper & Coral Reef). 

Once I finished coloring the background, I then trimmed the panel down to 4 1/8” x 5 3/8” and adhered it to the front of an A2 top-folding white card base. 

Next, I hot foiled my sentiment in silver onto white cardstock using the You Sparkle Hot Foil Plate. I then die cut the sentiment out with the matching die and then die cut it out two more times out of scrap cardstock. I then adhered all the die cuts together to create a stacked sentiment. Lastly, I finished my card by adhering the sentiment to the card front. 

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



Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Exotic Tulips with Ceal

Hello Everyone!
 Ceal here, welcome to Team Tuesday!
Today I am sharing a card using the Exotic Tulips layering stamp set by Altenew.
 and a few other companies.  

To create this card I used products from several different companies. I started with stamping the tulips from the Exotic Tulips set by Altenew using the Original Misti onto white cardstock. The cover die is the Plaid Card Front Thin die by Concord & 9th and the Sentiment is the Simple Strips- Birthday by Taylored Expressions. 

Below you will find links to the products used. Click the picture to start shopping. Compensated Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and I appreciate that so much!  

Thank you! 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Embossed Resist Technique with Distress Oxide Inks.

 Hey crafty friends, Sandi MacIver here and I have a Embossed Resist Technique with Distress Oxide Inks card share for you today.

I'm a huge fan of Distress Oxide Inks and I'm always playing with new color combos.  This one is Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon and Fossilized Amber.  It's bright and fun and perfect for spring and this technique.

I used my Misti to stamp the backgrounds with the Cosmos and Thank you Backgrounds stamps from Simon Says Stamp.

As these background stamps are rubber and foam mount, if you take the grid paper and stamping foam out of your Misti, the stamp will lay flat for stamping (watch the video for this).

Once stamped, I heat embossed the images in white embossing powder before adding my Distress Inks.

Once the piece is covered in ink, wipe it down with a dry paper towel to remove any ink sitting on top of the embossed images.

Next, I cut each background out with the new Chunky A2 Scalloped Rectangles Dies also from Simon before attaching them to A2 top folding white card bases.

Finally, I used the Simon Says Stamp Poppy Stem and Cosmos Stem dies to add three white flowers to the front of each of the cards.

The sentiments are from the Thanks Sentiment Strips.

Here is a short video I did walking you through the steps to create these pretty, and oh so simple cards.

Now it's your turn, pick your three favorite Distress Oxide Ink Colors and give the cards a try.

used for the Embossed Resist Technique with Distress Oxide Inks card:

Want to find the products I used?  I have them listed below.  Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support, it helps to cover my blogging and video expenses.    

Thursday, March 11, 2021

You Are Always on My Mind

Hi everyone,
Ilina here! Today I have a slim line card for you using the Picket Fence Studios Wild Peony stamp set. To make the card I started with a piece of watercolor paper and die cut it using the Picket Fence Studios Slim Line Die cutting system (the smaller die from the two). Once die cut I positioned my panel and stamp in the MISTI and stamped the top image. Once that was stamped I moved it up and shifted to the right side then stamped the second image. Once stamped I embossed using Ultra Fine Clear embossing powder. Colored the images using Karin markers and then stamped the sentiment. Set the panel aside and created black slim line card base using 7" x 8 1/2" piece of card stock that I scored at 3 1/2".
Using craft foam I adhered the panel to the card base and added some gems to finish it off.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Using Your MISTI for Stencils

 Hi, Welcome to Team Tuesdays! I had a lot of bits and pieces on my desk so I whipped up this card. However, I had to make a background. I do not like putting Pixie Spray on my stencils as it makes storing the stencils difficult and taping never seems to keep things straight for me. So I thought why not use my MISTI. I have a picture below showing what I did. I do have a Silhouette Cutting Mat in my MISTI and that is sprayed with Pixie Spray. However, what makes this work is the magnetization of the platform.

So here you can see my first stencil not the one that actually made it on the card. My paper is adhered down to the mat and with magnets. I then laid the stencil on top and moved the magnets to adjust for the stencil. This kept everything perfectly aligned and stable. Nothing moved and I had no blobs of ink! So I will be using this from now on for stenciling especially with fine detailed stencils.

Thanks for stopping by;

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Many Blessings with Karen Reategui

Hello friends! Today I have this floral slimline card featuring Que Sera, Sera Stamp Set and Dies and the Slimline Nested Rectangle Dies from Picket Fence Studios. Also, for this card I used the original MISTI to stamp all flowers and leaves. 

Let's begin! I started by die cutting one rectangle panel using the Slimline Nested Rectangle Dies, then I placed this panel inside of my MISTI and using Soot Premium Dye Ink Pad from Lawn Fawn I stamped all the flowers from Que Sera, Sera Stamp Set around the panel. 

I left enough space on the panel to stamp the sentiment "Many Blessings". This sentiment was also from the stamp Que Sera, Sera and was stamped using Versafine Black Onyx ink. Next, I adhered a lilac slimline folded card at the back of the panel using glue. 

Also, I placed a piece of watercolor paper inside of the MISTI, added anti static powder, inked up the same flowers from Que Sera, Sera Stamp Set using black ink, stamped pressing the door of the Misti firmly and finally I added WOW! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder on top and heat embossed all flowers.  

I painted all the flowers and leaves using Zig Clean Color Real Brushes. Once they were dry I die cut them all with the matching dies. Then, on top of the panel I arranged all flowers going from bottom to top and using glue and foam tape for some dimension.

Finally, for the last touch I added some Nuvo drops, sequins and gems from the Purple Side of the Rainbow Gem Mixes also from Picket Fence Studios.

I really hope you like this card that I made with lots of love! Using your MISTI is a super easy way to stamp several images at once and save some time to create more cards. If you are interested in the supplies  I used on this card, they are all listed below. Have a fantastic week and thanks for stopping by!

Your friend, Karen