Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Team Tuesday with Stephanie ~ MISTI Marbled Courage

I bought the Layering Marble Stamps from Waffle Flower because I knew they would be super-fun to use with my MISTI.  The colors for my card were inspired by this Sunset Watercolor Marble Rug from Frontgate.


I started with Yellow Cardstock to build my base.  The Stamp set has three layers to create the marbled effect.  There is a cheat sheet on the website to show you how to line-up the layers.

I began with Wendy Vecchi's Pink Peony Ink for the first layer.  I positioned my stamps where I wanted them and then used my MISTI lid to pick them up.  

I love my 12" Memory MISTI for these types of projects because I have plenty of room to move things around.  And the Bar Magnets are awesome too.

Next I positioned the same three stamps to cover my cardstock with marbled goodness.

Then I remembered there was a fourth stamp, so I found it a home too.


Then I used Hero Arts Rose Madder Rose Hybrid Ink for my second layer of marble (in hindsight something slightly lighter would have provided more contrast to the third color, but I love the effect ... that's the fun of these stamps ... there are so many possibilities).


Finally, I stamped the third layer in Cherry Pop and then went back and re-stamped several of the elements to fill out my design a bit more.


I used a sketch from The Paper Craft Crew Challenge blog for my layout with a sentiment from Essentials by Ellen Courage.


I love how the colors matched one of my ceramic fish ash trays in my studio.


Stephanie from 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Howdy - Lydia here today. I was a guest over at Gel Press last week and I have a fun experiment for you today. Normally when you gel print, you're using acrylic paint, which is opaque. The layer that goes onto the Gel Press first, and then becomes the bottom layer of paint, is actually the layer that will appear on top of your print. So you're sort of always thinking about your design backwards. Or you're just experimenting and not thinking about it at all - my method :). But transparent, non-alcohol mediums don't work that well on the surface of the Gel Press, because they are water-based and just pool on the gel. That is, until now! I have a little trick for you for using dye-based reinkers with your Gel Press! I didn't do anything fancy - just layered stencil printing using my MISTI, but this trick opens up a world of possibility with all sorts of transparent mediums and the Gel Press - watercolors, inks, anything you can think of. So I made a birthday card out of my experiment, with the help of this month's My Monthly Hero Kit, a fun stencil and some Neat & Tangled dies.
Gel Press Reinker technique by Understand Blue
My Monthly Hero Kit - November 2017
[ HA ]
The Crafter's Workshop MINI CUBIST...
[ SSS | JGG ]
Hooray Word - Nice and Neat Dies
[ N&T | SSS | SBC ]
[ N&T | SSS | SBC ]
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Ink...
[ SUP ]
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Ink...
[ SUP ]
Versamark Refill by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin'...
[ SUP ]
Golden Taklon Wash Brush Set Sizes...
Amazon.com | 1 Dz White Porcelain...
Whisper White Cardstock - Thick
[ SUP ]
Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11"...
[ SUP ]
Merry Little Christmas Designer...
[ SUP ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | SSS | SBC ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
[ HA ]
Isn't that festive? I love the layered inks - especially in the spots where you can see all three colors. So want to see what I did? Here's a quick video of the process - enjoy!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Hero Arts Hello Beautiful

Hello Beautiful......  

This was a simple layering card.  It is a great card to mass produce.  Especially now that we are getting ready for the holidays.  All you would need to do is substitute the flowers for a more festive stamps.

This fall I had an opportunity to teach a workshop for my friends at Oyster Stamps in the United Kingdom.  The owners of the store are amazing people.  I can listen to them speak all day.  On occasion, I did have to tell Graham to be quiet.  

We had a great time with the students in the workshop.  They were so patient and had a great sense of humor.  Their kindness still brings a smile to my face.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Team Tuesday with Chris - Winter Girl

Happy Tuesday!  

It's Chris here with you today, and I am sharing a tutorial video demonstrating my process using the Original MISTI to create this single layer card, using the Winter Girl rubber cling stamp kit from Unity Stamp Company.

Using Gina K. Designs' heavyweight white cardstock, I first did a bit of selective inking with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder to first create an emboss resist on just the snowflakes. I used Memento Dew Drop inks to also selectively stamp the hair and the rest of the girl so I could do a bit of no-line Copic coloring.   I left my girl stamp in place on the lid for later.  I then masked the girl, and using the negative from a rectangle die cut to act as a mask, did a bit of ink blending to create the focal area.  I then removed the mask and did my no-line coloring with Copic markers.

I finished my image by re-stamping the whole girl image with Versamark ink and using clear embossing powder to add all the details back in.  Lastly, I added my greeting using a see-through plastic grid to help me align and choose the location of the greeting. 

Watch here:

Thanks for joining me today!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Team Tuesday (on a Wednesday) with Jeanne Streiff

Hello! Jeanne here today with and fun and easy technique. 
We're making Christmas cards today!

Products used:

 inks (I used SU! inks)
white acrylic paint on my project

I positioned my Pinecone stamp in the MISTI
I love the new Bar Magnets!

With my card firmly in the MISTI I moved my stamp place to place 
until I finished filling in the design.  

Here's my background.

I used a paintbrush and thinned (with water) white acrylic craft paint to paint some 
snowy areas on the pinecones. Then I splattered over the entire background. 
Stamp sentiment (Gifts of Christmas (set of 5)) and attach to card to finish.

From now until November 13th all Christmas stamps at Technique Junkies are 20% off
Just add them to your cart and the stamps will be discounted automatically.
Want an extra 10 % off ? Use code TJ10Jeanne

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Team Tuesday with Giovana : Merry Christmas Card Set

Hello friends!! Giovana here today, bringing you a cute and easy set of Christmas cards using brand new stamps from Concord & 9th and of course my MISTI.

So let's get started:
  • Cut Ivory Cardstock, size 3.75" x 5", position your cardstock on your MISTI using a bit of tape to avoid movement. Then stamp your backgrounds using Plaid Background stamp.
  •  After that, stamp the fine lines, I did 3 using Gold Embossing Powder and 3 using Brown ink.
  •  They will look like this.
  •  Adhere the plaid backgrounds to Kraft card bases. Add foam adhesive to the Ribbon Banner die-cuts. Die-cut boughs in different colors from Take a Bough Die set, add them to card, add a little red bow. 

Here is a look of 3 of the cards.

Hope you like my cards.
Have a fantastic and crafty day!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Welcome to the 4th annual Justine Hovey's 12 Days of Christmas Video Hop.  I am so excited to participate.  The series runs from today to November 4th.  Justine has arranged various prizes from different sponsors.  

This is the perfect way to get motivated to start preparing for sending out Christmas cards.  

For my card today, I used all Simon Says Stamp exclusive stamp sets.  I started with Holiday Background on kraft cardstock.  Next I added Wow! Coconut Ice embossing powder and heat set it.

For my Christmas tree I used Color Me Trees onto colored cardstock and used various Copics to color it in.  For the banner and sentiment I used the Give Thanks stamp set.  To finish up my card, I used clear Wink of Stella and added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Now for the fun part.... THE GIVEAWAYS!

  • 5 gift certificates to Simon Says Stamp for $10
  • 3 sets of 10 Christmas cards made by Justine Hovey
  • A choice of Mini or Original MISTI
All you have to do is watch the videos and answer the key question in each video.  Be sure to subscribe to the YouTube channels and don't forget to hit the like button.  

Winners will be announced on Justine's Channel on November 7th.

Please enjoy my video and your next stop is Jessica Frost-Ballas.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop

Hey everyone! Lydia here for the Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop! If you came here from Agnieszka's blog you're in the right place! We are getting together today just to celebrate our crafty community, and all the joy it has brought into our lives. I can't tell you how grateful I am to have so many amazing people come into my life over a little ink. Pure joy.

May Park is one of those friends. She is a complete treasure, and I never would have met her if it hadn't been for Altenew, so it's a lot of fun to be here today.

I have two very differently styled projects for you today - which is one of the things I love about Altenew's range - it has something for everyone.

The first project is a watercolor card using the Under the Cherry Blossom Tree stamp set. This is a layering set, but I didn't just want to stamp it because I do so love watercolored cherry blossoms. So first I stamped the branch image in Rocky Shore ink. Then I watercolored it to fuzz it out a bit.Then I repeated that with the blossoms in Cotton Candy ink. I did the same with the outline of the branch - this is cool because it also stamps the center of the flowers - in Espresso. Finally I added some Caribbean Sky around the branch. I love the soft look of this image when it's watercolored.

For my sentiment - I wanted it to blend in with the background, so I used their Calligraphy Alpha dies just to make it dimensional, but with no color. The watercolor paper is Fabriano.

The next one is from the VERY graphic and fun Modern Cat bundle. The stamps in this set are stunning and elegant, but I needed a sympathy card, and so I thought I could give a sense of absence to the card with just the matching dies.

Altenew is giving away a $100 Altenew prize pack to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/magazines who are offering the following prizes:

Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate
My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh: $30 gift certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $30 gift certificate
Chameleon Pens: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon pens
Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 dual brush pens
WOW! Embossing Powder: $25 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Freckled Fawn: $20 gift certificate
Papercraft Magazines: One copy of each of the latest issues of four magazines
Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 1 year subscription

Also - Altenew is offering a special in conjunction with this hop, so click over and shop with free shipping!


Be sure to leave comments by Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 20 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on October 28th, 2017.

Thanks for stopping by today - be sure to visit all the other hop stops for your chance to win - and be sure and send a card to someone today! Next stop is Tracey McNeely