Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sketch 2 - Merry Christmas Snowflake

Christmas is around the corner.  It feels like I just put away last years decorations.  At this rate I will have all my cards done sooner than anticipated.  I may even have a few to give away as sets for presents.

I have two cards to share using the same stamps.  This first card did not turn out how I thought it would in my head.  Most cardmakers have said this.  I think I say this more than I think.   Especially when I am making dinner.

I find that lately I take more chances with my stamping.  MISTI has boosted my confidence because I know I have another chance.   I no longer unmount my stamps until I am totally done.  You will see what I mean in the second video.
The card I envisioned in my head will show up in another blog post but for now you will see these two cards.  I didn't want the video to be too long so I split them up into two separate ones.

At first,  I used to make my card and then make a video once I got the kinks out.  Lately, I find that I get more videos done if I let the camera run. However,  I think I learn from solving my mishaps.
I used to not take any chances when I would make cards.  I would scour the blogs and look for designs that I could lift.  Then I would make the cards exactly the same.  I can't do that anymore.  The more I create original cards the easier it gets.  But now,  I have a means to correct my experiments.

This second card really tested me.  First, I thought that silver embossing would look nice on the bold watercolors. Wrong.  It was too overwhelming.  To correct it, I stamped with Staz-On white.  Then I realized the embossing powder would not stick to it.  So then I had to stamp again with Versamark.  I should have just used white pigment ink but I was stamping on the fly.

With my MISTI my watercolor background was not wasted.  I hope you enjoy my adventures in cardmaking.  That would be a good blog title.  Have you found yourself more adventurous with your MISTI?


  1. tks so much for your videos - I learn something useful from each one

  2. Your comments sound all too familiar! I can hear my own voice saying the same things. Fortunately, you stuck to it and your projects came out beautifully. I tended to get frustrated and just toss the project but having the MISTI has saved a lot of those sorts of cards not to mention a lot of money.

  3. I never knew you could re-emboss over another color before! I learn a lot from you and enjoy your video's. Love how your card turned out! Hugs, Brenda

  4. Thank you for being so transparent in your videos! In order to create more of my original cards, I aim to learn different processes. I learn so much when you share your challenges. Once again, thank you!

  5. Appreciate you showing your process. The good the bad and the ugly. It gives me hope and ways to fix my bloopers. Thanks


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