Thursday, September 16, 2021

Bird of the Woods- Mass Producing cards

 Hi everyone! 

Ilina here. Today I am sharing easy to mass produce super colorful cards. All you need is your layering set, sentiment set, embossing folder, your MISTI and colorful inks.

For my cards I combined products from several companies. 

To make the cards I started by die cutting bunch of bird die cuts from white card stock. I used the Bird of the Woods stamp and die set from Altenew. Next with help of my MISTI and the negative space of one of the die cuts I stamped all the layers on the birds starting with the black outline. 

Once the birds were done I set them aside. For each stamped bird I cut 3 additional die cuts from white card stock that I didn't stamp on. I use these for stacking.

Next I stamped bunch of sentiments from the Perfect Sentiments stamp set from Pinkfresh Studio. Die cut them, along with just plain die cuts (for stacking) and set them aside.

Then using different embossing folders I embossed white panels and cut them to 4" x 5 1/4". 

Adhered the stacked birds and stacked sentiment, then adhered the whole panel to a white note card. I again stacked card stock on the back to add more sturdiness and dimension. But you can use craft foam or foam tape. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

A Fall Hello from Judy

Happy Wednesday! Judy here with some vacation inspiration. Our family just returned from a fabulous couple of weeks away in the Northeast, where we were able to explore Boston (one of my favorite cities), parts of Vermont and New Hampshire, and end up in one of the most beautiful states - Maine! We had a wonderful time, with lots of good food devoured and new memories made! I am glad to be home and back in the "normal," however - so that I can spend some time crafting!

Our vacation was HOT - record temps in Boston - and back home we have had heat indexes over 100 every day. I am finally ready to move from the hot to the crisp fall air, so bring it on! I am hoping my breezy sunflower card will help do the trick! We saw a lot of beautiful flower gardens on our trip, and some amazing sunflowers.

One of the things I sometimes struggle with is scoring my card in half. Simple, right? Especially when you have a Scor-Buddy! I think it's age creeping up saying, "You used to be able to do this, but now you need help!" So I use my Original MISTI after I have scored the halfway mark, and put the cardstock in the corner to fold in half and get it straight! The Cut Align also helps to get those layers straight (along with some magnifying readers!), and I had a few layers here!

I am using the wonderful Sunflowers Dies from Stampin' Up!, along with a fun sentiment (Big Words) from WOW! Embossing (yes, they have stamps!). I have a subtle embossing folder (SU!) for my main white panel to add texture to the background, along with some fun patterned paper from Simple Stories that reminded me of sunflowers. I used my Mini MISTI to stamp the sentiment in a crisp black (VersaFine Clair Nocturne). The leaves and foliage sprigs, as well as the sunflower center are cut from shimmer cardstock (Michael's). A fun fall card for a friend to say hello!

And here is my inspiration from Maine, near Acadia National Park. These were about 8 feet tall:

Have a great week! You can find more of my projects at Joy in a JAR.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

So Blessed


Hello Friends!
It's Ceal here for team Tuesday. 
Today's card uses this gorgeous set by Concord & 9th and their new liquid watercolors. 

To create this card I started with a white top folding card base and a watercolor paper panel. I placed the watercolor paper in the Original MISTI and stamped the image several times with Fadeout ink. I love being able to get a great impression on watercolor paper by using the MISTI. It is a necessity when using watercolor paper because of the texture.
I used the new liquid watercolors to color the image and then placed the panel back in the MISTI to stamp the sentiment 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Watercolor and the MISTI

 Hello!  It's Angie here today!  All this week I have been creating with watercolor and my favorite tools! 

To create my card, I placed the Lotus Flower 3 in the Original MISTI and inked it with Shadow ink.  Truthfully, I meant to use Fade Out ink but picked up the wrong ink; turns out I really like the way it looks! Without moving the stamp, I simply flipped the watercolor paper around and stamped again!  For the flower petals, I mixed Daniel Smith's Jane's Grey, and Indigo.  I chose Enduring Comfort for my sentiment because I was talking with a friend this week who was making sympathy cards.  I realized that I don't have any in my stash and it's always easier for me to create a sympathy card when I don't need one!

When I make cards, I like to adhere the cardstock (or watercolor paper in this case) to the base before stamping the sentiment. This helps ensure that the sentiment goes on straight even if I get the layers adhered imperfectly. The Cut-Align ruler with its center zero also helps to align the layers evenly on the base.  Next, I place the card into the Mini MISTI and stamp the sentiments.  The Mini takes up less space and is lighter so it's very handy to use and that means I am able to leave my image on the Original MISTI until I am completely done with my project.  It happens quite often that I need to start my project over again and if the image is still in the MISTI it's a wonderful time saver!  The last thing I do is add a Double Dip note on the inside especially if it's a dark card base.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  


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Tuesday, August 31, 2021


Hey cardmaking friends welcome back.  It's Sandi MacIver here I have a new video and card making technique for you today, Distress Oxide Inks Bleached. 

 This is also Distress Oxide Inks Color Combos and Cards #8 Video, as It's  brand new fall color blend that I put together. 

 Bonus, the art piece was so large, it ends up making two SLIMLINE CARDS

two handmade slimline cards with a distress oxide ink blended front and a bleached floral design using paper crafting products from Simon Says Stamp   

 This technique is super easy.  You simply blend all the colors together, heat emboss your image and then use bleach to remove some of the color.


A couple of tips for you to help you succeed with the technique.

  • Work in a well ventilated room.
  • Use new bleach.  Old bleach that has been hanging around for years will not provide the best results.
  • Protect your work area well just in case you spill.  I use a small mason jar, with a rounded top for my bleach and have lots of paper towel handy just in case.
  • I use an empty waterbrush with an acrylic tip, not one of my good watercolor brushes.
two handmade slimline cards with a distress oxide ink blended front and a bleached floral design using paper crafting products from Simon Says Stamp 

 For today's card I'm using the Simon Says Stamp Sunflower Garden Stamp set from the September Card kit.  
There are two stamp sets in this kit, and this first one is huge. 

 Start with a piece of Hammermill White cardstock cut at 6-1/2 x 8-1/4 and after finishing the technique, cut it in half to create two slimline cards.  

I give you the rest of the measurements in the video and in the downloadable PDF I shared today over on my blog.

Next, I blended the Distress Oxide Inks over the card.  My new fall blend for today is:

  • Ground Expresso,
  • Gathering Twigs
  • Rusty Hinge
  • Dried Marigold
  • Abandoned Coral

 After using the Misty to stamp the image in VersaMark Ink, I used Wow embossing powder Decadent Ruby to heat emboss the image. 

It has a combo of ruby and gold embossing in it and is quite beautiful. 

  I opted for Simon Says Stamp Autumn Mix sequins as my final embellishment. 

   two handmade slimline cards with a distress oxide ink blended front and a bleached floral design using paper crafting products from Simon Says Stamp   

 Look closely at the leaves at the bottom of the right card.  This was a happy accident.  I painted them when the brush tip was almost dry, so the bleach didn't take all the color out.  Hard to achieve, but very pretty.  

Here's today's Distress Oxide Ink Bleached Video. 
You can check out the other 7 Distress Oxide Ink Color Combos and cards over on my Youtube

Here is today's video:



used for the Distress Oxide Inks Bleached cards:

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

MISTI and the Cut Up Bouquet

 Hi, Susan here on the blog with this card featuring products from WPlus9 Designs and my MISTI, of course! Without my MISTI, the card would have been impossible because I needed to stamp multiple times onto textured watercolor paper and to help with lining up images and items. 

For the main image I used Kind Soul stamped onto Arches 140lb cold press watercolor paper using Fade Out Ink from InkOn3. I did use my MISTI to stamp this about 4 times before my old eyes could see the image enough to paint! I then pulled out my Daniel Smith watercolors and my DaVinci Cosmotop Rounds #4 and #6. Once I felt it was complete, I tried to fit the bouquet as a whole on some sort of interesting background. That wasn't going to happen. So after about 4 hours of painting not including drying time, I cut the bouquet!!!! This allowed me to strategically place each section. I did allow the leaves and blooms to hang off the edges of the card as I will be delivering this card in person.

For the background I used Vintage Script after I had distressed a piece of watercolor paper with Distress Oxides and water splats. The frame was die cut using Postage Layers die set and then a rectangle from Hero Arts Infinity Rectangles. The sentiment is from Flora and Fauna 3. 

Thanks for stopping by;


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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Two Palettes One Card with Channin

Hello friends! It's Channin here and today I have a unique card concept, incorporating two color palettes into one card. It might come as no surprise that I stumbled upon this idea after taking crafty u-turn from a 70s sort of neutral palette that I started to lose faith in and opting for a more reliable bright palette. But then break through moment, I thought I should just try combining my neutral flowers with my bright happy rainbow and boom, I was in love!! 

To create this card I first stamped the flowers from the Infinite Blooms Stamp Set onto white cardstock in Gathered Twigs. Then using the Infinite Blooms stencils I ink blended to add color to the image with several inks (Doe, Marigold, Persimmon, & Bubble Gum). When I finished ink blending I then popped my image back into my MISTI and stamped the image again then die cut it out with the coordinating die. I then repeated the process to make another floral image so I had two. 

Next, I stamped the front of an A2 top-folding white card base with the Pop Out: Rainbow Cling Stamp Set in several inks (Blue Jay, Aquamarine, Bubble Gum, Passion Fruit, Clementine & Marigold). I then die cut a thin frame out of white cardstock and adhered it to the card front. Next, I stamped a sentiment from the Known and Loved Stamp Set in Gathered Twigs. Lastly I finished the card by adhering my floral images to the card front and trimming off the overhang.

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