Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Team Tuesdays and A Winner


Welcome to Team Tuesdays. This is Susan Wymer. Happy belated birthday to Rabbit Hole Designs! I will get to the cards after I announce the winner of the My Sweet Petunia gift certificate. Please email hello@mysweetpetunia.com and put Rabbit Hole Designs Hop winner in the subject line.

The winner of the $50 gift card to The Rabbit Hole Designs is: 


Have fun shopping Barbara!

So for the card above, I used Just Cake and Happy Birthday. I first stamped the cake with my MISTI and then colored it with my Copics. I stamped the Happy Birthday - don't you love that script - with Versafine Onyx Black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to give the sentiment some shine. I added Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer and Glossy Accents to the cake to add some shine. I fussy cut it out and popped it up on 3M foam dots. 

This card you absolutely need a MISTI. I created the background using all the sentiments from Blended Sentiments. First, let me apologize for my dirty MISTI but as I see it, a dirty MISTI is a loved and well-used MISTI. I lined up the card stock on my MISTI. I do have an old Silhouette mat on top of my mouse pad. I laid out the stamps on the MISTI for the first round of stamping. I used Gina K Designs Warm Glow Amalgam Ink.

for stamping this background. I stamped the first round and then set up my MISTI again to fill in the blanks. 

You can see in the above picture that I reset the sentiments after the first stamping. I continued this throughout the stamping process. I trimmed this panel down to 4" x 5.25" and mounted it onto an A2 sized card. I colored in my poor tired bunny with my Copics. 

For the third card, I used the Open Heart stencil to make a Gel Press print using gold and red acrylic paints. I used Waffle Flower's A7 Layers die cuts to make the panel and back panel. All of this was mounted on a 5" x 7" Neenah Solar White 110 lb card stock. 

Thanks for stopping by;

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. My Sweet Petunia and The Rabbit Hole Designs provided some of the products used in this project.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Happy Birthday to The Rabbit Hole Designs + Giveaway!

 Hi friends! Lydia here today with a birthday celebration of our friends over at The Rabbit Hole Designs! This coffee-loving company with just the right amount of snark turns TWO today, so we have lots of fun in store for you, including a $50 gift card to our store and theirs for two lucky commenters! We will announce the Rabbit Hole Designs winner on our winners page and on the blog on Tuesday!

But let's celebrate with - A RABBIT. Or maybe two! This adorable stamp set is one of two new ones today, and I couldn't resist a little watercolor! I decided to make my bunnies blue, in tribute to my childhood fascination with the Blue Bunny ice cream brand. I actually thought there WAS a blue bunny somewhere at that company for many years as a tot! I used my Daniel Smith watercolors from my split group, and die cut the scene with circle infinity dies. The sentiment is from the same set - so sweet and so perfect for a Valentine. The colors I used are all from my curated "Lydia" split in the split group - Manganese Blue Hue, Phthalo Blue Green Shade, Rhodonite, Green Apatite and Phthalo Yellow Green. I painted it on cold press watercolor paper. To get the cheek blending so soft, I just did wet on wet  watercolor. What a sweet image. 

Here are all the supplies I used today and stay tuned below for more inspiration and our giveaway!

Je T'aime & Just Cake
[ THR ]
DI199 Nesting Circle Infinity Dies...
[ HA ]
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
[ BLIC ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne -...
[ ELH | SSS ]
Fabriano Extra White Cold Press...
[ BLIC ]
Lanaquarelle Watercolor Blocks |...
[ BLIC ]
Escoda Versatil Brushes | BLICK Art...
My Sweet Petunia
[ MSP ]
Stamps – The Rabbit Hole Designs
[ THR ]
Pre-Cut & Scored Cardstock
[ CTC ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Storage Envelopes, Medium 25pk,...
[ ELH ]
CheckOutStore Stamp & Die Clear...
[ CHC ]
Extra Large -50 pk, Avery Elle Stamp...
[ ELH ]
Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
[ ETS ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]
My Sweet Petunia
[ MSP ]
The Ultimate Mixing Palette: a World...
[ BLR ]
Stillman & Birn Archival Sketchbooks...
[ BLIC ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | ART ]
Nesting Porcelain Bowls - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]

Here are the designers participating today:

You can also find everyone's creations on Instagram with the hashtag #TRHDMISTI.

Leave comments for your chance to win a $50 gift card to our store or a $50 gift card to The Rabbit Hole Designs!

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Friends Make Life Better

Hi everyone,
Ilina here! Today I am sharing a card that combines few products from different companies and I am very pleased how it turned out!
I used Gel Press and a stencil from Picket Fence Studios (along with few distress oxide inks) to create my background. I put my Gel Press plate on top of my MISTI which allowed me to move it around easier and apply the ink and spread it with the brayer much easier. 
Once I created the background, I prepared the rest of the elements, the branch die cuts using My Favorite things die and the Strip sentiments and die set from Taylored Expressions.
To assemble the panel I cut down the gel press print to 4" x 5 1/4" adhered the die cuts and the sentiment and to finish it off I added several Honey Bee gems!! Using craft foam adhered to white note card! 


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Floral Love No-Line Watercoloring with Channin

Hello friends! It's Channin here and today I have no-line watercolored floral card to share! This clean and simple card features the gorgeous Floral Love Stamp Set from Hero Arts!

To create this card I first arranged my stamps from the Floral Love Stamp Set into my MISTI and then stamped them in Fadeout Ink onto an A2 panel of Bristol paper. I then watercolored the floral letters in with several Tombow Dual Brush Pens (025, 723, 925, 126, 245).

When I had finished coloring the letters I then popped my panel back into my MISTI, removed the floral letter stamps, and then stamped and gold heat embossed the “sending”. After I had heat set the sentiment, I then die cut the panel down with rectangle die. I then finished the card by adhering the panel onto the front of a Mustard A2 top-folding card base with foam adhesive. 

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



Thursday, December 31, 2020

Botanical Turning With Ceal

Hey Y'all!
It's Ceal here for Team Thursday sharing a couple cards with you using the Botanicals Turnabout by Concord & 9th.  
The turnabouts were made specifically for the MISTI and I love using them. I have one of my Original Misiti's set up as my Turnabout Misti. I keep the jig in it at all times so I know where it is. 
To create these cards I started with a white panel cut to 4.5 x 5.5 this size fits in the allocated slots on the jig.  I then lined up the stamp on the placement sheet and lined up the x on the placement sheet with the x on the jig. I tucked the jig in the corner of the Misti and then added my panel on with a little removable adhesive. 
Next I inked up the stamped the image rotating after each color.  

I stamped several  backgrounds for three of them I used four different colors, one uses three different colors and then one uses the 2021 Pantone colors Grey and Yellow.
I only used two of backgrounds for my cards, I will use the rest of them later so be sure to follow me either on my blog, Simply Beautiful or Instagram as Cealp to see how I use them. 

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, December 29, 2020

Ink Repeating with Karen Reategui

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing this card over My Sweet Petunia Blog. I’m using Layering Flutterbies Stamp & Die Set from Julie Hickey Designs and for my sentiment I have Signature Thinking of You Stamp & Die Set also by Julie Hickey Designs.

For this card I have a mix of a ink repeating technique and blending inks with mini daubers. The sponge from the daubers also gave some texture to the blending which is awesome. The inks used on this card are from Catherine Pooler Designs.

Let’s begin! I started by placing a silhouette of one of the butterflies on an A2 panel. I begun stamping from bottom to top. Then, using a dauber I applied three different inks to the silhouette stamp. The inks from Catherine Pooler Designs that I used are Aquatini, Lime Rickey and Something Borrowed.

I stamped each butterfly silhouette and repeated the process of ink blending each time. Next, I stamped the outline of the corresponding butterfly using white ink.

Additionally, I die cut the Signature Thinking of You Die and placed the negative part in the MISTI. I put the die cut inside the negative part and stamped the Signature Thinking of You Stamp and heat embossed it with WOW! Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder.

I die cut the Signature Thinking of You Die two more times and glued them behind the white heat embossed die cut. Next, I stamped the sentiment “Special Friend” from Friendship Flower Stamp set from Julie Hickey Designs.

Finally, I trimmed just a bit one side of this panel and then I added a white folded notecard at the back using glue. Last, I placed the white heat embossed die cut on top of the background and I also adhered a strip of teal cardstock at one side and this card was finished. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day! 

Your friend,


Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Metallic snowflakes with perfect Pearls


Hey stamping friends welcome back. It's Sandi MacIver here and  today I'm playing with Metallic Snowflakes with Perfect Pearls.

 I have been cleaning and sorting all my craft supplies getting ready to pack for our move and I found my PERFECT PEARLS.  

I've probably had them for 20 years  and I thought "how fun - let's give them another go".  They are still available, inexpensive and as you will see in the video below, provide a HUGE impact.  I also created 5 more holiday cards in a matter of minutes using the Misti to quickly and easily stamp the image.

  Metallic Snowflakes with Perfect Pearls

What are Perfect Pearls:

They are small contains containing tiny pieces of mica that have been ground into pigment powders.    You get a beautiful metallic look when using them.  

They have a built in resin and binder allowing you to use them wet or dry and for today's cards, I'm using the dry method. 

 As you can see I'm once again playing with the Colorado Craft Company's Wishes Snowflake, I just can't get enough of this magnificent thing, and I love how I can make quick, flat and beautiful cards with it. 

 Here is my Video walking you through the steps to creating these cards and there are sample images below for you too. 

 For Mass Producing these cards I once again used my Misti Stamping Tool.  When I placed the first piece of black cardstock into the Misti, I drew a line around the outside corners, for placement of future pieces, so I didn't have to reposition the stamp each time.

  Metallic Snowflakes with Perfect Pearls purple

There are two kinds of ink you can use for stamping the image and applying the perfect pearls.  

Perfect Medium which was originally created by Ranger to use with these pigments, and VERSMARK (the one you use for heat embossing), also works, but make sure it's really inky.  

You will see on my green card in the video, that mine wasn't, and the pearls don't stand out as much because of it.

  Metallic Snowflakes with Perfect Pearls Teal

You may also be noticing by now that darker cardstock works better with these pigments for this particular application. 

That said, stamping and pearling a background in a light color is also the perfect "background noise" for a fabulous piece of art.

  Metallic Snowflakes with Perfect Pearls green
That's my share today, I hope you will give Perfect Pearls a try and have as much fun as I did creating these cards.

Card base:  120# White cardstock:   4-1/4 x 11, score and fold at 5-1/2
Card front:  Black, purple, teal, green cardstock  4 x 5-1/4
Scraps to die cut sentiments

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