Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Team Tuesday - Happy Holidays with Ilina

Hi everyone!
Happy Tuesday! And Tuesday means it's Team Tuesday. Today I(Ilina) am showing you how to make quick and easy Christmas cards using the MISTI tool and ones that involve a lot of embossing.

For my card I used the new Concord and 9th set Magnolia Wreath. I stamped the main wreath using Garden Skirt ink pad, The rest of the images and the 2nd layer of the wreath were stamped in Versamark ink, and embossing with Hero Arts gold embossing powder. The wreath was die cut along with rest of the elements (the banners were hand cut ;)) , assembled and adhered onto Hero Arts Kraft Layering Paper. Using gold gel pen I added little dots for more interest. To finish I adhered the panel onto white top folding note card.

Watch the video below to see how this card came to be



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Team Tuesday with Stephanie

I'm excited to share my first Team Tuesday post with you.  Recently, I had a blast using my MISTI to stamp with a 5" x 7" Gel Press Plate to create lots of interesting backgrounds.

But before I share my technique ... drum roll ... I wanted to announce the winner of the My Sweet Petunia & Right at Home Stamps Blog Hop.


Teresa - Go to the My Sweet Petunia Website and set-up an account ... then e-mail hello@mysweetpetunia.com your account e-mail address and whether you would like the original or mini MISTI as your prize.

Now on with the show ...

I started with 4 1/2" x 6" pieces of watercolor paper.  I used Yellow Inks to stamp a mostly solid background.


Next step was to cover my inked base with three widths of Eyelet Outlet Glitter Washi Tape and then ink again using blue ink ... combining the blue and yellow made a fabulous green.


After I was done inking my first background, I used the remaining ink on my Gel Press Plate to create a ghost print ... since there was more ink left on the plate where it had resisted the washi tape, the design is almost in reverse.


Next I used my MISTI to add stamping to my backgrounds.  It made it super-easy to position my sentiments in the un-inked space.


I added some Eyelet Outlet brads to complete my fun masked design with a sentiment from Essentials by Ellen's Crafty Ladies.



For my ghost print, I used a larger bolder sentiment from the same Crafty Ladies set.  I added some Eyelet Outlet glitter washi to accent the washi tape lines.


Here are a few more cards I made using the same technique.  For this one I used my MISTI to do some shadow stamping with my sentiment from Joy Clair Hello Sentiments.


Here is another pair of prints ... the original masked & the ghost print from the same Gel Press inking.


With black ink & my MISTI, it was quick and easy to make two more cards.


This one uses new Happy Hour stamps from Simon Says Stamp! with a green enamel dot olive.


For the next one, I thought the card was finished (I even had it mounted on the black card base), but then I decided it needed one more hashtag stamp at the bottom (stamps are Simon Says Stamp! Yay).  
In the past, I would have just let it be (or perhaps tried to stamp the hashtag and ended-up messing-up and throwing the card in the trash).  With my MISTI, it's a super-easy fix ... #nailedit.


I love how strong and bold the text gets with multiple MISTI stampings.

Now go break out your Gel Press & your MISTI and have some fun.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Team Tuesday with Chris

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a fabulous holiday weekend, and have had a chance to hop with the My Sweet Petunia and Right at Home Collaboration Blog Hop!


Today I'm sharing a little tip that I used to create these two cards using Altenew products.

Stamps/dies used:  Altenew Peony Scrolls, Halftone Cover die and Halftone Hello

To create the floral elements for these cards quickly and easily, I used my MISTI to help place the stamps to match up with the dies while still wired together.

I placed the dies cutting side down on my MISTI.  Then carefully aligned the stamps within the coordinating dies.



Then I closed the lid, picking up all the stamps at once.




I then stamped all the images at once onto watercolor paper, painted them, and once they were fully dry, was able to align the dies and die cut them all in one pass.


Here is the video demonstrating this time-saving tip:



Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time,
Chris

Right at Home Blog Hop



Welcome!!! We are here today in a Blog Hop with Right at Home.  Hopefully, you are here from Christy Reuling's blog.   Hope you have been enjoying all the wonderful projects from our design teams.


Let's get to our project.  I used the Watercolor background to create the base.  I stamped it in the Original MISTI.  Then I rotated the cardstock 180 degrees in order to create the appearance of the sky.

I die cut all my pieces and used the MISTI to stamp my different layers.  Once I had my elements all put together, I added a little bit of sparkle with my Wink of Stella.   Finally, I added some Glossy Accents to make my clear drops.

For more detailed instructions, please check out the video below on how to put the card together.

Now for the fun part.... leave a comment on each blog to be eligible for a chance to win a prize.  The deadline to enter is noon CST on September 8, 2017.   We will draw two winners on September 12, 2017 and post them on the Right at Home Blog and on the My Sweet Petunia Giveaway Winner page.  The prizes:  Winner's choice of Mini or Original MISTI and a prize package from Right at Home including the Sunflower stamp set, Harvest Blessings stamp set (new release) and two Distress Oxide Inks - in Cracked Pistachio and Peeled Paint.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment.





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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Team Tuesday with Giovana

Hello friends! How are you all doing? I am back after a long month vacation in my born land, Peru!! I enjoyed family reunions, birthday parties, movie nights, nap times and the long talks after dinner, I had a lot of fun and I can't wait to visit them again, hopefully soon!

BTW, I hope you have joined the amazing blog hop between Gina K. Designs and My Sweet Petunia! Prizes involved and a lot of fun and amazing projects.
So, today I have a projects for you using few of the stamped images I had left from my earlier post using the Boho Flowers Mini Kit.

Here are few pictures I took with some of the steps:


  •  Adhere a piece of White cardstock behind and add stitches, then distress all edges from both panels.
  •  Stamp sentiment.
  • Add stamped images on top of a vellum piece.

 Finally, add few sequins and add panels to a black card base.


Hope you like it!
Don't forget to hop with us, check it out HERE.

Have an amazing day!

Gina K Designs Vicky Mermaid

Thanks for stopping by.  If you are arriving from Theresa's, this is your last stop.  If this is your first stop, be sure to read all the way to the bottom to see where to start on this Gina K Designs/My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop.


I love Gina, she may be tiny but her heart is huge.  So when we decided to do a blog hop together, I decided to stock up on Gina K Design stamps, inks and cardstock.   I did run across the Vicky Mermaid stamp set at Gina K's store.  As I said in a previous post, I lost my mind in her store.  There is nothing like going to a store and holding supplies in your hand.


Mermaids seem to be in style these days.  I have seen several stamp sets recently.  The one thing I have noticed is that their hair is always perfect.  Seriously, I go swimming and I come out of the water and my hair looks like a drowned rat.  I do have to say that I was blessed with great hair; but nothing like  mermaid's hair.

For my cards today,  i created the same scene but had a different background.  For one, I used the Gina K Waterdrop Stencil with a combination of glitter pastes to create an ombre look.  For the other I just used a couple of Gina K Dye inks and did some ink blending.


Now for the fun part.  We do have a giveaway.  All you have to do is leave a comment on every blog post along the way for your chance to win your choice of an original or mini MISTI, as well as the Stitched Leaves mini kit from Gina K.

The deadline for commenting is noon central standard time on September 5th.  Winners will be posted on the My Sweet Petunia Giveaway Winners page and Gina K Blog on Friday, September 8th.


The video for these cards is a bit long and I hope that you watch it all the way through.  Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to leave a comment here on the blog and also hit the like button and subscribe to my YouTube Channel to see more videos.



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Friday, August 25, 2017

Sweet Thing Cupcake Card with Gina K Designs

My good friend, Melissa sent me my first Stampin' Up catalog.  She knew I was crafty.  I have always loved making things.  For a while, I did crocheting.  Then, I got into cross stitch.   I even dabbled in quilting.   Melissa had gotten married (I was one of her bridesmaid) and moved away.  While she was away, she became a Stampin' Up demonstrator.  That is how I ended up with my first catalog.  It is true that Stampin' Up is the gateway drug to becoming a Stamp Junkie.

Years go by and Melissa is moving back to my area.  We begin to scrapbook regularly.   Since we are both new moms, it becomes harder to find time.  I was working part time and she was working full-time and pregnant with her second.  Because Melissa needed more to do, she starts school part time to get her degree.

We found it harder to connect and eventually don't see each other for almost a decade.  This year, I started subtly asking her when she wanted to come over.  Melissa came over once before Christmas and made a few cards.  Her girls are in dance class and she totes them back and forth and I don't see her until early this summer.

When she comes, she just wants to hang out and catch up.  I shake my head and say, "No, you came all this way.  You are going to sit there and make something."  By all this way, I mean she lives 45 minutes away.   Melissa makes a couple of kit layouts and then makes this card for a baby shower.

Now I got her hooked again.  Melissa's spark comes back and I am fanning the flames with all my stamp sets.  Then, we have the Junkie Meet up hosted by Stacey from Scrapmania.  I drag her along for a weekend of fun.  There is no turning back now.  Melissa is back in the club.


Melissa was at my house when I started this card.   I really wanted to use up as much of that yummy pink metallic paper that I made here.   I used a Taylored Expressions die to cut out the frame.  Then, digging through my pattern paper I found two patterns.   That is when I got stuck and did not know what else to do.  Melissa was there to suggest a cupcake.  There you go, crafting with friends can save lives.   I could have been stuck in the abyss of my basement.  My family could have starved because I was paralyzed in my room not knowing what else to do. 



Just think, Melissa got me hooked first and now I am just returning the favor.   So be sure to leave a comment below telling me who or how you got started stamping.



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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Team Tuesday with Ilina

Hi stampers!
It's Ilina and welcome to another Team Tuesday. August is a birthday month for my middle child, Milena. She turned 4 couple weeks ago. So in "honor" of her birthday and all other friends who celebrate their birthdays in August I made a birthday card. I used the new released Concord and 9th Happy Balloons set and dies. Did you know that Concord and 9th celebrates their birthday in August? They just turned 2. I used my MISTI to do some partial embossing on the Pink balloon. First I stamped the balloon with Cotton Candy Hero Arts shadow ink, then inked the bottom of it with Versamark and using a towel I blotted the edge so it doesn't give a harsh line when stamped. Then embossed with Hero Arts Rose Gold embossing powder (this ep comes in a set with 3 cubes). The Butter bar ballon is more straight forward. I stamped the solid portion with Butter Bar ink, then over that the second layer with versamark and embossed with Gold Embossing powder. For the background I used Hero Arts Tribal Stripes Bold Prints and stamped in Versamark onto my black card base, then embossed with clear embossing powder. 
Watch the video below to see how this card came to be.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Team Tuesday with Jeanne Streiff



Hi everyone! I have a fun bleach technique project to share today.

 I swiped dye ink pads across white cardstock. I used Ranger Distress Ripe Persimmon,
Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean inks. I liked this bold color combination!


I folded a paper towel on my plate and wet it with bleach. 


Dip your blending tool into the bleach and create a pattern by "stamping" with the bleach.


I used my Mini MISTI tool along the Let's Play Around stamp set from Technique Junkies
(use code TJ10Jeanne for a 10% discount from Technique Junkies Stamps!) with black ink
to stamp my image and sentiment. I love the MISTI for solid image stamping.
This particular image took a few inkings to get complete coverage. 


Have a great day!
Jeanne

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ellen Hutson - Courage Stamp Set

Did I ever tell you that when I first graduated from X-Ray school, I used to do Mammograms for a couple of months?    One of the techs in the X-Ray department wanted to trade positions.  She did not have to ask twice.  I loved working at that hospital.  Most of the time, I was assigned to the operating room.   Once I went on vacation, and the surgeons were not happy that I was gone for a week.

We eventually moved to the midwest and I could only find a job in an MRI clinic.  All that seems like a lifetime ago.   All of these memories come back to me every time I think about breast cancer.  So when Ellen Hutson decided to have a stamp set to bring awareness to breast cancer, I did not hesitate to buy it.


I decided to make my own paper like I did for this post.  The paper turned out quite yummy and I will have to try and use it up as much as I can.  

Ellen Hutson still has this stamp available and half the proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.   Thank so much for stopping by!




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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Team Tuesday with Kia

Hello everyone ... welcome to Team Tuesday.

I have a few cards to share with you where I have used the technique of blowing ink in my design and I will share my process for this with you. I have also done my first video showing how I do this technique, and as there are 2 techniques I have done for my card, the video is longer than I would have liked especially given it is my first, and I will add it later this morning. 

These are the cards that I made for today.

I have been told that some like a hand tutorial rather than the video, so I have captured a few screen shots to share the process.
I have attached my stencil to my piece of acetate and have applied Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol to my cotton ball before applying the ink, which is Tim Holtz Citrus. I dab the cotton swab around the stencil until I am happy with the look.
I am blowing the ink onto the acetate here changing the colours as I go along. I want the piece to be almost filled with colour, with only a few clear spaces left showing. I am using a fairly small in circumference straw as I have better control of the paint than with a larger straw. The alcohol ink dries fairly quickly, but be sure to let it dry fully as it is messy otherwise, and stains. which is why I do not do this process inside my Misti.
Once the inks have dried I continue with my card. I arrange my card inside my Misti using the grid lines to make sure I have everything straight. I stamped the leaf in my Misti and heat embossed using black embossing powder, then die cut with the coordinating die. For my stencil background, I sponged citrus distress ink onto a piece of cardstock cut to mat my stencil background, which also has white cardstock backing it. The sentiment I stamped using intense black ink and die cut with the fishtail label, which I then attached on foam strips toward the top of the card. Again I used my Misti to align the label. I added foam tape to the back of the leaf and attached it to the card and finished with a few sequins.

Here are some close up pictures of the cards. My video is below these.




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