Sunday, May 1, 2016

MISTI May-nia Day 1


Hi EVERYONE!   It is Iliana, and I get to kick off MISTI May-nia.   There are two of us posting today so that means there are two chances to win a Mini MISTI.

Today's card is using Taylored Expressions Zinnia stamp set.
 I used watercolors to create my background.  I used my MISTI to stamp on the coordinating dies.  It was easy to make multiples once the die and stamped were lined up.  Here is a variation of the same card.
The bottom layer was a piece of patterned 6 x 6 paper from my stash.  I used stitched rectangles from Lawn Fawn for my layers.

Be sure to leave a comment to enter the giveaway.  Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to see up and coming videos.   Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to go and see what Ilina Crouse has created.

910 comments:

  1. Pretty card! Love the colors, thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. Love how simply yet pretty this is

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  3. Lovely card Illiana! Fantastsic tutorial too, I learned a lot. ~chris

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  4. I love the colors you chose for the Zinnia, I can see how having the MISTI is such an amazing tool in the craft room and a must for any stamper!!! Thank you for sponsoring such an awesome giveaway and for sharing your project.. BTW if I win could you please gift my MISTI to Tanya Hahn, see I was recently gifted a MISTI and would love to pay it forward

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  5. Beautiful, I wish I was as talented :) Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  6. This is a such a beautiful way to create a sympathy card.

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  7. I love your card. I've been eyeing this set from TE. Now I guess I'll just have to break down and get it.

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  8. This really is a great teaching video! I can't wait to try this technique using the negative from the die cuts to help me line up my stamps! Thanks for the opportunity to win a MISTI

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  9. Such pretty cards!!!! And the misti to help create the cards: even better!!

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  10. Love the card, the colors, the MISTI and pretty sure I love you too! he he he

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  11. Beautiful card. Love the stamp.

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  12. Love the blue colored background and the nice flower on top. Great job

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  13. Love this card! I have watercolors, but am timid to use them. This is an inspiration. Thank you!

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  14. I love the simplicity and detailed look the layered flower stamps give. I like how you use the negative to line up your stamps, I only have one layered stamp at this point but will have to remember that technique. TFS.

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  15. Beautiful card. Brought back memories of one of my favorite flowers from my childhood.

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  16. Your cards are so pretty, Iliana. Love the watercolored backgrounds! Looks awesome.

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  17. What a beautiful card! Great tips in your video.

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  18. Such a nice idea for a sympathy card. That always seems to be a challenge
    Well Done.

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  19. Beautiful cards! The Mini MISTI looks like a fabulous tool and I would be thrilled to win one! Keeping my fingers crossed all month... how fun! Looking forward to seeing all the ideas!

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  20. What a beautiful card! It's been cool to watch your little idea grow into such a garden!

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  21. Nice colours and a crisp stamp😊

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  22. Beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. What a pretty card! I love how the MISTI makes stamping on die cuts so easy.

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  24. Great card. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. Lovely card. So simple yet elegant!

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  26. Very cute liv3 the background

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  27. Thanks for showing yet another great way to use the misti. Love the tips in die cutting first and then how to layer your stamps. Beautiful cards! Saving up and hopefully will get one soon.

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  28. Love this flower stamp set. Thanks for chance to win mini Mist

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  29. Thanks for the chance to win one!!

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  30. Beautiful cards and great giveaway!

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  31. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  32. WOW!! That is beautiful! I could use some help with lining up my stamps with the coordinating dies.....I never seem to get them in the right position.

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  33. Beautiful cards. Would love to win MISTI, perfect mother's day gift...

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  36. Lovely card. I love the tip on using the imaging sheet. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  37. Beautiful cards. Thank you for showing how to do the stamping on the dies.

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  38. I love your card and I would love a Mini Misti!!!

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  39. Great cards! I just bought this stamp set yesterday and was just going to sit down and figure out how to best use it....using my favorite tool....my MISTI! Thanks for the great tips!

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  40. So beautiful! Love the flowers on the watercolor background!

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  41. I absolutely love this card! I wish I had a MISTI! Your video is inspiring me to try to use watercolors now! And I just love that Zinnia stamp, will have to check it out! Thanks so much!

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  42. I love my MISTI, I have Osteoarthritis and Carpel Tunnel in both hands and I used to struggle to get a good image, but I don't any more, differently worth the money.

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  43. Very pretty card. The zinnias look so life-like.

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  44. Love the colors and the MISTI thanks for sharing!!!!

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  45. I am just getting into watercoloring so I loved seeing the video. I have heard many wonderful things about the Misti. Thanks for doing this.

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  46. Beautiful cards! Thank you for the video. I plan to use this as my inspiration for my Mother's day cards.

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  47. Love the bright spring colors. I plant zinnias in my garden every year. Love them.

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  48. So pretty. Thanks for sharing the video!

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  49. Love the background and this CAS card!

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  50. These cards are beautiful. I love the watercolor background.

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  51. I would love to win a Misti! Thanks for sharing the beautiful card.

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  52. Beautiful card. I love the color of the flower against the blue of the sky. Thanks so much for the tutuorial. It amazes me how much you can accomplish with the MISTI.

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  54. Oh Iliana, these are beautiful. Pinned to my MISTI board so I can remember all the tips. LOL Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win. (Congrats also on the new 12 x 12 MISTI!)

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  55. Thank you for sharing your stamping tutorials. Beautiful card.

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  56. This card is absolutely beautiful! It is so hard to do a sympathy card

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  57. Both examples of the card are lovely. The black background in the first example helps the sentiment stand out, while the stitched example has a lighter feel. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Beautiful cards, Iliana!! The watercolored backgrounds on both cards are fantastic....really makes the zinnias stand out. I'm so excited for MISTI May-nia...you are such a generous person. Your invention truly IS the most incredible. I want every stamper to experience the awesomeness of this tool so I've spread the word to all my stamping friends about MISTI May-nia. I saw the introduction of the Memory MISTI. Another genius move, Iliana. I'm sure all the scrapbookers will LOVE it. I would love to own the mini MISTI since I solely make cards. Thank you for the chances of winning one all month.

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  59. I am quite taken with the misti and would love to have one!

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  60. Pretty card. Thanks for your generosity.

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  61. I love the watercolor background.

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  62. The blue background is beautiful!

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  63. I have heard how great the MISTI is and had to stop by and play along. :) Pretty card!!

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  64. Beautiful card and great video showcasing this stamp set and the Mini Misti. Subscribed ♡

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  65. Love the simplicity of both cards and especially the colors you chose!

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  66. Way cool! How can you not love Misti!

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  67. Beautiful card so hard to do sympathy cards but they are unfortunately needed.

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  68. What a great way to celebrate May! Thanks for sharing your talents.

    Shelley
    Crafteemommy@yahoo.com

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  69. Thank you very much for making this available. I love my Misti...the big one and the smaller one.

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  70. beautiful color combo! thanks for the generous giveaway!!

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  71. I love the watercolor effect on these cards. The Misti sure does make it easy to do production work. Thanks for creating this! Hope I win the mini!

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  72. robinwojo@yahoo.comMay 1, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    Love the colors you used and the way the flowers pop off the card! Beautiful!

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  73. Gorgeous card Iliana and what a genius way to get your layered stamps lined up!! Definitely need to get myself a Misti!!

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  74. What a beautiful card! I would love to win a Misti!

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  75. Love your Misti! How generous of you to give away one each day in may. Everyone needs a MISTI. I let my crafty friends know about your giveaway.

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  76. Love your card! That flower is gorgeous!

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  77. wow I love this tool, everything lines up so perfectly

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  78. Absolutely gorgeous card! Going to have to buy that stamp set too! Already own 2 of the regular MISTI's so would be very happy to get a Mini! I save so much paper not making incomplete stamps anymore! I have already talked several friends into buying them as they really are the best tool to ever come out for stampers! Thanks so much for this demo!

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  79. OMG!! I now need a MISTI, Ive heard of it but havent really seen it in action till now!! Your video was awesome!!

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  80. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

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  81. I love that flower set! The misti makes layering look so easy!

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  82. What a wonderful stamper/person you must be. :-) I'm very aware of your kindness and generosity in donating the Misti tool to Stamp Junkies and Catherine Pooler, to name a few. So, so kind. Thank you also for this great video. It's full of tips and ideas and especially how to use effectively The Misti. :-) I'm on the road to saving for one as we speak..lol..almost there. Thanks again and lovely, lovely card.

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  83. Would LOVE TO WIN THIS!!! AWESOME CARD!!

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  84. Ohh pretty. Think I have to try this out! Thanks for sharing, going to Youtube now to watch some videos-

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  85. I love your cards. Great video. :-) I have one of the first original MISTI's and I LOVE it.

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  86. The colors are so vibrant! Love it!!!

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  87. Great video Iliana, the flower stamp is so realistic and I can see a set of cards with different color flowers. And a girl can never have enough Wink of Stella can she? :)

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  88. What a lovely card, could be used for any occasion. Love the zinnias.

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  89. Hi Iliana. I'm in Scotland and I can't get a Misti here for love nor money😢. Any plans to sell it here? Card is lovely, by the way.

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  90. What a gorgeous card! Love the flowers and the beautiful colors! :)

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  91. The video for your beautiful card is excellent. So many great tips on watercolour and three layer stamping. The Misti is a wonderful tool. Thank you so much.

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  92. Love the tool love the technique

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  93. Lovely. May 1st is always a great day, it's my birthday.

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  94. What a perfect tool. Thanks for going mania May crazy with give aways.

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  95. Thelse are beautiful cards, I'm going to have to buy that stamp set.

    I would love to own a mini MISTI, I've been trying to find a way to justify needing the mini-- so far hubby isn't finding my pleas convincing ;)

    Thanks for the opportunity I'm going to be back everyday and I'm off to see the new card :)

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  96. So the mini misti helped you align your cut dies with inking the flowers? Yes! I NEED this tool. Love the zannia's, I have multiple stamp/die sets and I am sure this would also make my life easier, lol. Thank you for the chance to win

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  97. Love the water color idea!

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  98. Beautiful! Thank you for the MISTI May-nia! How fun!!

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  99. Beautiful creations, love the colours you used! Thank you for the giveaway, too! :-)

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  100. Really like the simplicity of these cards...

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  101. Cute Card, I so love my misty, been thinking about purchasing the mini. I have been working with layering flowers this morning, No way could I line them up with blocks. Thanks some much for the Misty. I have recommended it to several of my friends this last year and they all bought, wahoo.

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  102. Love the card. So pretty. The colors are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  103. Your color palette is beautiful and the shading on the flowers gives such depth to the image. Lovely pieces.

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  104. Terrific cards, love
    that both are similar
    but different.
    Carla from Utah

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  105. Beautiful card! I love water coloring!!

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  106. Kathy Guerena kraftkathy@gmail.comMay 1, 2016 at 2:32 PM

    Beautiful card. Great job.

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  107. Lovely card. Enjoyed watching How you used the Misti.

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  108. Love how those pink flowers pop against the blue background! Thanks for sharing a video with us!

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  109. Beautiful cards, I love the shades of blue and pink that you used, and what a cool May celebration!

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  110. Lovely card! Thank you for your generosity!

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  111. WOW! Beautiful! I'm just starting out with cardmaking/stamping and only hope I'll be able to make something this good someday!

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  112. I love the soft watercolor background for those beautiful flowers.

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  113. A beautiful card and Thank you for the giveaways in May

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  114. Pretty cards, you make it look so easy.

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  115. Pretty card. I'm always anxious for spring to arrive with all the great floral images to choose from.

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  116. Really cute card. Beautiful colors.

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  117. Beautiful cards. The MISTI is an amazing too.

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  118. Beautiful card, can be used for many different occasions!

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  119. Such a beautiful card, simply stated. Just lovely

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  120. Beautiful cards! Thanks for showing how you lined those stamps up perfectly.

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  121. Beautiful cards! Thanks for showing how you lined those stamps up perfectly.

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  122. How much fun - a chance to win such a great new tool! Thank you!
    Thanks too for sharing your pretty card.

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  123. Both cards are so pretty. Thanks for the video. Everyone wants a Misti. Taylored Expressions did a great job on their zinnia stamp set. Looks great!

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  124. Love the card and the chance to win the mini Misti.

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  125. Beautiful, but simple and sedate. Perfect!

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  126. Beautiful card! The MISTI is absolutely the best tool we've seen in years! Fabulous job Iliana!

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  127. I used my big misti just today! I would love one of the mini ones!

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  128. Gorgeous cards, I love how you showed the variation on the card! MISTI May-nia sounds delightful! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the generous giveaway!

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  129. Such a pretty card! I could see how a Misti could really help my stamping!

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  130. Such a sweet simple card, love the colors, can be used for so many different occasions! Thanks for chance to win!

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  131. You are very generous, thank you for the give away. 😀

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  132. Pretty pretty! Thank you for a chance to win a Misti!

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  133. Pretty card. Thanks for the chance to win a mini misti.

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  134. Great card! I saw the Misti in action last year at an event at the Mall of America and then again at CHA . . . it really is an amazing tool!

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  135. Using the negative to ensure perfect stamping is genius! Thanks for sharing!

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  136. Great way to use the misti tool. Thank you for sharing!

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  137. Pretty card. I love my MISTI.

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  138. What a beautiful card! I love the color combo, especially the water color background! When I water color something, it turns into a brown puddle!!!!

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  139. I love your card. This is my first time seeing the Misti in action. Thank you for the opportunity to win one!

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  140. Lovely card excellent give a way!

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  141. That Misti is just so versatile! I never thought of stamping right on the die cuts! So easy when shown what to do! Beautiful card that I just might want to copy in my own fashion! Got to put that Misti to use!

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  142. Love the watercolor background. The Misti is on my wish list.

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  143. Beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  144. Beautiful card! Pretty colors! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  145. Loved watching the video and all of the techniques that went into creating your very pretty card. Very generous giveaway. Wonderful product. I have a lot to learn and will continue to follow your tips and suggestions. Love stamping!!

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  146. Very nice, I love watercolour added to backgrounds. The misti is one amazing tool, I would love the mini to take along with me.
    Thanks,
    Susan

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  147. Lovely card! The colors are great!

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  148. The card is gorgeous! I love my MISTI was a birthday gift and I would love to win the MINI! Blessings to all and good luck everyone!

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  149. Beautiful cards! Love the flowers and those awesome colors ♥

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  150. Nice card.loved how you did the card

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  151. Beautiful card. Would love to win

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  152. Beautiful cards, love how you combined watercoloring with stamping. Thank you for the chance to win, so very generous of you.

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  153. Such a lovely card. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  154. Beautiful card, so creative, love to win the mini misti

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  155. Such a pretty card!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  156. Ohh love this card!!! so pretty!!

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  157. Those flowers look so pretty against that watercolored background. What depth of color in the blooms.

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  158. Beautiful sympathy card! Love the water colored background!

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  159. Wow, this is such a generous giveawy! I absolutely love your card and thanks for your video. That's a great tip to stamp the die cuts perfectly. I'll be trying it out for sure!

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  160. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the chance :)

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  161. I have the regular size MISTI but would love the small one too .... thanks.

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  162. Beautiful card! Flowers are always a favourite of mine. The misti is an awesome tool and I'd love to win one!

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  163. I stopped card making because I was wasting more card with bad inking. The MISTI will solve that problem. I have watched lots of videos on it and am so impressed I am getting one. I am just waiting for it to be in stock (run out) in Australia and I am buying one. I can see myself and granddaughter having a great time with it. Thanks, Shirley

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  164. Beautiful card! Flowers are always a favorite of mine. The misti is an awesome tool and I'd love to win one!

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