Friday, February 5, 2016


Hey everyone!  Today is the last day of our Neat & Tangled takeover here on the My Sweet Petunia blog.  We have been having such fun sharing projects with you here, so if you're just tuning in now, be sure to look back at the rest of this week's posts! 

OK, I have a dirty little secret:  I am a horrible stamper.  Seriously, not good.  I can't stamp in a straight line let alone create a pattern that doesn't get all cattywompus (sp?) on me, and even when it comes to sentiments I'm forever stamping them crooked or I don't get an even inking.  I have wasted a good forest worth of paper on mess ups in my crafting career.

That's why I'm so enamored with the MISTI.  Not only does it allow you to do a lot really great techniques, but it's a huge time saver and paper saver because it allows you to stamp correctly and re-stamp when you don't get it quite right.



One quick tip before we get to the card:  when I first got my MISTI (and I'm right handed), I was using it so that it opened like a book that you're reading.  I've since discovered that the opposite direction works best.  If you open the life left to right, it's easier to ink and more natural to shut, at least for me.

OK, so let's talk about the card.  I am a big fan of multi-step stamps.  I love the way they look, heck, I even designed a set for the N&T January release, but I've kind of stayed away from them because, as we established earlier, I am a horrible stamper.

So to really test out my MISTI, I pulled out my new Ornate Frames set and went to work.



The frame is all stamped in Memento Tuxedo black, but the first layer is second generation stamped.  Now when you do this you won't get a really even stamping, that's to be expected, especially with darker colors, but for this application, a kind of vintagey/antique frame, it works.



The second layer is stamped in first generation.  The MISTI made it super easy to line things up, and a tip on this stamp set is to center the frames using the middle opening.



Finally the last layer.  I actually stamped this three times, twice with the Memento to get a darker color, and then a third time with Versamark as I wanted to clear emboss that last layer to not only make it even darker, but to give it some extra shine/texture (sorry this photo is HORRIBLE, I almost didn't include it, but I wanted you to see the darker areas - this is before the embossing)



Here you can see the embossing powder on it.

The MISTI is also great with positioning.  Here I placed my frame (which I had die cut) on the card, then I was able to place my sentiment using the frame as a reference, especially helpful too since I didn't want to use the whole sentiment (from Be My Valentine) and needed to do some masking when I inked.



Once that was stamped, I added a bit of coloring to the stamped heart, popped the frame up (with two layers of foam tape) and placed a few of my Scored Shapes Dies in the center, also popped up (with one layer of foam tape)



I really can't say enough good things about my MISTI.  I would not be stamping multi-step images if I didn't have it!

Just a reminder that there are some BIG prizes up for grabs this week.  Leave a comment on each of the posts this week here on the My Sweet Petunia blog to be entered to win a $100 credit to the Neat & Tangled store, and be sure to hop over to the Neat & Tangled blog.  One lucky commenter over there will win a new MISTI!!!!

On behalf of the Neat & Tangled team we just want to thank Iliana/MySweet Petunia for collaborating with this this week.  To say that the team is excited about their MISTIs is a HUGE understatement.  We love them and we had so much fun taking over the blog here!

110 comments:

  1. This card is amazing! Love the colors, the heart in red catches the eye immediately. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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  2. Gorgeous card!! Love the embossing and color scheme!!

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  3. Wow, would never have thought you were a bad stamper Miriam, certainly can't see that in your incredible designs!! I'm exactly the same and get so frustrated with my lopsided sentiments, so the MISTI is sounding more and more like a good idea!! I love the dimension that layering gives the frame and that sweet little stitched heart is perfect.

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  4. BEAUTIFUL card Miriam!!!
    LOVE your ornate frame with the pretty layers, LOVE how you added the POP and dimension with the foam and cute red heart inside, a delightful design!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION and HONEST feeback about stamping and the MISTI ... I confess that I have been feeling like a crafty failure because of my stamping is hardly ever even and I've been known to trim things back so that sentiments or images can look straight again => I have had a MISTI on my wishlist for a while now, hoping that I can get it sooner rather than later :)

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  5. Beautiful card & love that MISTI.

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  6. Wow. Amazing tool and technique!!

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  7. Miriam, your heart-in-a-frame card is absolutely gorgeous; that pop of red surrounded by the grey/black combination is striking! Thank you for showing us the MISTI, in action. I, too, am a terrible stamper (we won't discuss the number of mishaps I have, except to say I have an incredibly happy recycle bin), so the MISTI truly is calling my name! Thank you for sharing the collaboration of both these companies' products AND your creativity! You've started my Friday with a smile.
    ~carol

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  8. Beautiful card and great advice, with lots of humour - my favourite mix! :-) this collaboration has been really fun! And so much inspiration - thank you!

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  9. That frame stamp is awesome. Your card is just gorgeous.

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  10. What a cool card! I just love my MISTI!

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  11. Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing how you stamped and embossed the frame using the Misti.

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  12. Absolutely GORGEOUS card Miriam!!! LOVE those colors and layers - it is so pretty and elegant!!!

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  13. Lovely card, thank you for the step by step...always fun to see the process!

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  14. Wow awesome tool and wonderful result!! I know what I would put on my wish list!! :)

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  15. Fabulous card! I just love how easy multi-layered stamping looks with the MISTI! Awesome! :)

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  16. Beautiful card, Miriam. Thanks for all the tips along the way. I sure hope to get a MISTI soon.

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  17. Miriam card is outstanding.. I totally love this and how easy to layer stamp with the Misti.. so awesome

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  18. I really like this look. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. You'd sure never know you were a "horrible stamper". This card turned out great. I love that frame and I love black, white and red.

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  20. What a great card. Love the colors, so elegant.

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  21. Thanks for the picture tutorial on how this all works with the frame stamp, it makes it look so easy

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  22. These frames are so fun! And with the dies? Perfect!

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  23. Beautiful card. I have this
    stamp and die set and I'm
    going to try this with it.
    Carla from Utah

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  24. Gorgeous card, Miriam! I love how you've layered that ornate frame set!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  25. Fabulous card! Really excited about the MISTI and how it works... what an awesome tool! Love your pretty card and the awesome set of frame stamps!

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  26. Lovely--I just received a Misti for Christmas, love how easy it makes stamping and positioning. Love your card!

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  27. I love, love, love my MISTI for repeat stamping and multiple cards of the same design!

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  28. I just love this card, Miriam, & I needed the inspiration to use my new frames stamp set! Now I just have to wait for my pre-ordered mini MISTI!

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  29. Your black, white, and red card is LOVEly...perfect Valentine card. I totally agree with you about the MISTI - an incredible tool!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  30. I LOVE this card! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. What a great card with all the black and white and the pops of red. Perfect for a guy!

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  32. Its absolutely awesome! What's not to like about a card with a black, white and red combination, especially one made with such sweet products!

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  33. Love the card, thanks for sharing!!!

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  34. I just love the way this frame looks! And how easy the misti made it to stamp!

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  35. I love the bold colors; who knew black and red could be so powerful!

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  36. I really love this card - the black, white, and red color combo is so striking! It is perfect!

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  37. This is a beautiful card...so unique with that pretty frame!

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  38. Love it - I also am not the greatest stamper. That is one of the reasons the misti is on my wish list. It makes the lining up and balancing card much easier or so it looks.

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  39. Thanks for all the tips and for showing how you made your pretty card! I really like the little stitched heart detail :) I enjoyed the blog collaboration this week!

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  40. Oh, I love this card and how you were able to achieve such perfect layers of stamping with the MISTI! Those scored shapes dies are adorable, too! As soon as I read that Miriam was the featured stamper today, I knew we were in for a treat!

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  41. What a great card! I love the contrast of black and red! and mmm how that heart pops up! Superb!!! I'm all crazy about the MISTI tool, it's in my wishlist! ;)

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  42. Wow, you saved the best for last. I love this card. Thanks for a great week of inspiration!

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  43. I love the pop of red in the frame tfs!

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  44. Gorgeous card! I am already sold on the N&T frame set, but now I really, really need that Misti!!

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  45. Hi Miriam,
    Before I say anything else, let me just say (I have been following you for a while now, so I KNOW this!) IF you can design stamps like you DO, then your "dirty little secret" describes ME not YOU! LOL
    Your card is amazing and so is this adorable set! I love Neat & Tangled stamps and your work has been amazing! Add that to the MISTI and its a win, win all the way around! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!

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  46. AWESOME! I love all the stamping of the frame that seems to be easier using Misti.

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  47. I love the vintage vibe and how simple and elegant it is. I love how you've used that frame in multiple ways throughout the week!

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  48. Love your card---thanks for sharing!!!!

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  49. I really enjoyed the post this week! I hope you will do something like this again soon!

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  50. Love this! That frame is gorgeous!! ♥

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  51. Hi there: thanks for sharing this great posting of using the MISTI tool and your cute valentine card! I can certainly relate to the challenges of have a beautiful stamped card. I can't wait to get a MISTI to help me (technically challenged stamper :-)).

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  52. I have never used multi step stamps for your exact reason! I hope that if I am ever able to get a MISTI that I will be able to do it, I just love the dimensions without having to use multiple layers of paper or foam tape, just color!! My hands shake from my medications so there is no way they would ever look right!! Just an absolutely genius idea!!

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  53. What a beautiful card. That stamp works awesome in the MISTI.

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  54. I love your card! It's elegant and fun! The world is a far better place with MISTIs in it :)

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  55. Great card. Like the colors, so elegant.

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  56. Miriam ...what a stunning, elegant Valentine card! I am always a lover of classic black, white, and red! Thank you for sharing the ability of the Misti to work for lefties too :) A huge thank you to Iliana and the entire team at My Sweet Petunia along with Neat and Tangled design team! Enjoyed the week of inspiration and instruction! :)

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  57. Looks fabulous!!!! I love using the MISTI for layering stamps.

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  58. This is a great card for a guy. The black and grey make it just masculine enough. Cool!

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  59. This is gorgeous! Love the color combination and the clever use of second generation stamping!

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  60. Very nice card! Love the depth of the card.

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  61. Such a BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE te Design and the Colors that you chose to use!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing your Secret!! =) LOL! Good thing that there is the MISTI to the Rescue!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing ALL WEEK and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  62. Wonderful card. Very cool how the heart "floats" in the window. Well done.

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  63. Gorgeous Valentine card, love the generation and triple stamping with embossing, looks so layered!

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  64. That card is so lovely! I love my MISTI too. I avoid solid stamps for so long. No more!

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  65. Love how you made the frame on the card.

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  66. Beautiful card and great use of the MISTI, love mine!

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  67. Beautiful card and great use of the MISTI, love mine!

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  68. A beautiful Valentine's card. Thank you for the giveaway. Someday I hope to get my hands on a MISTI.

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  69. Beautiful card - love the pop of red.

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  70. I love this sweet card. Black and red has always been a favorite combination of mine. I have really enjoy the Blog Hop and I really love my MISTI!

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  71. Amazing card love the frame and the red heart makes everything pop! Thanks for sharing.

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  72. Striking Valentine, Miriam! Funny you shared your tip on using the MISTI because that seems most logical to me anyway. Great idea to generational stamp when using this tool so alignment is accurate.

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  73. Cute, classic card! I like how you were able to create a layered image with only a single color of ink. That's a neat technique!

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  74. This is Jaw-Dropping awesome!
    I love all those layers that went in to create that GORGEOUS frame & how you did that last Versamark Layer๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป !
    Supercool !! I LOVE MY MISTI & I can't wait to have my hands on the New Neat & Tangled Collection ! TFS

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  75. This card is so pretty! Its kind of simple, no sequins, not a lot going on but it's just as pretty as if you had loaded the card with tons of things. I love the way the sentiment is written. Whoever does the sentiments has very pretty, fancy handwriting. You did a really nice job! It's also so cool to be able to win a Misti. I hope I win!

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  76. Beautiful card! I love how easy layering stamp images has become using my MISTI.

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  77. Thanks for the quick tip on using the Misti. Love your card!

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  78. What a great card. I love the dramatic look achieved by the colours you used.

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  79. I love the colors and the layer in on this card

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  80. Beautiful card, that frame is fabulous! (I've stayed away from multi stamps for the exact same reason!)

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  81. Striking and dramatic, Miriam, with a lovely touch of whimsy in that scripty sentiment ... fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  82. Such a pretty card - isn't the Misti just brilliant for this kind of layered stamping!?

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  83. Loved how you made this card. Great to see how you used the scored dies for the hearts. Will have to try that. Thanks bunches.

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  84. Gorgeous card!!I love the pop of color with the floating heart!!

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  85. I just love the simplicity of this card! Black, white & red are always so classy!

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  86. I love my Misti, just used it today to make a card. Thanks for such a great tool! ^-^

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  87. Love all the details of your Valentine. The Misti makes layering stamping so easy. I use my on most cards now. It is very handy. Thanks

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  88. That raised frame is perfect for the layered & stitched hearts!

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  89. Great card! Love that you used only the part of the sentiment you wanted!

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  90. I love how your card turns on!!! Great!

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  91. Beautiful card! I love my MISTI! My mil got it for me for Christmas! Thanks for making such a useful tool for those of us who are perfectionists but don't always stamp perfectly! :D

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  92. Beautiful Valentine's card!!!! Love it!!!

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  93. Lovely. I just got a Misti and am loving it!

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  94. Wow! Fantastic Valentine's Day Card!! Wow!

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  95. Gorgeous card. Love all of the dimension from the layered stamping and the pops of colour. Like you, I also prefer to keep the lid of my MISTI on the right side.

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  96. I have loved my full size Misti since I bought it.
    It has enabled me to do more professional cards. I am excited to hear you have a mini Misti. Keep up the great work.

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