Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Team Tuesday - Misti makes Sparkle

Hello all! 

For my post today I have a bright and happy card to share. I have said many times before, that I use my Misti for a lot more than just stamping. I have 
the Mini and the Original Misti, and they sit on my desk, front and centre. So,
the first thing I see before I start anything, are my Misti's. 
I decided I wanted to stencil a sun ray for my background today.
 In my original Misti I removed the foam and paper and covered the area with saran wrap (cling wrap), and added my stencil. I find it easy to use my Misti, which allows me to line the stencil and paper with the grid lines, keeping everything straight.  
Using Tim Holtz Distress Inks Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry, I applied the ink directly to the stencil and spritzed liberally with water, then placed my watercolour paper over the stencil and rubbed all around the paper to ensure the paper absorbed the inks.
My stencilling is complete, and clean up is a breeze, giggles!
I proceeded to stamp and watercolour my flowers using the same colours and adding Carved Pumpkin.  I always paint inside my Misti using my Creative Corners to secure the paper. These smaller pieces did not require a lot of securing, but even on larger pieces when I am dealing with a lot of water, my creative corners hold my paper down perfectly. I also rest my hand on the corners so I am not touching what I have just painted.
I attached my background to my card panel, and added a thin strip of glitter paper to the bottom. To my flower centres I added some Wink of Stella and once dry I styled the flowers and attached using foam dots. I put my card back in my Misti to stamp my sentiment. I don't always do this last, but today I was not sure what sentiment I would be using.
For the sentiment I was thinking I wanted it to convey the sparkle of the card, so I used Penny Blacks Sprinkles and Smiles Stamp Set for the sentiment, stamping in intense black ink, which required a few stampings.
I added a few sequins to my finished card, keeping with that sparkle theme I have going.
Here is a close-up of the flowers showing the sparkle a bit more.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial on my process and the finished results. Thanks for dropping by.


  1. Love the gorgeous colors, flowers and pretty sequins!!Beautiful!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  2. This is a fabulous technique, thanks for sharing!

  3. So very cute! Thank you for the TIP.

  4. How clever of you Kia. This is fantastic!

  5. Wow! I love it! And thanks for the tips! My MISTIs sit front and center on my desk too - can't work anymore without them :)

  6. Thanks for the tutorial Kia. This card is really lovely. The effect is as if you are looking up at a group of trees whose leaves are clustered at the top. Really a bright and happy sunshine card!

  7. Love how the stenciled image turned out!

  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

  9. WOW...what a great card! I can't wait to try this out!

  10. Wonderful card! Gorgeous colours and the design is so cool! A happy, happy card! xxx

  11. Great idea. I have never used a stencil that way. I will need to try to remember that technique. I only have used stencils to stencil through, not as the "stamp". Genius!

  12. Kia, this is BEAUTIFUL! I LOOOOVE how the sun rays look! AND the little flowers at the "end" of them! The sentiment works PERFECTLY with this too! AND the COLORS are SO CHEERY! LOOOOVE your Seran Wrap idea too! ;) You are BLESSED to have enough room to leave your Misti front & center on your desk! I JUST finished a case for mine. JUST TO MAKE SURE it doesn't get damaged! LOL ;)GOTTA TAKE CARE OF OUR TOOLS, RIGHT? ;)

  13. so pretty mf...thanks for the tip about the plastic wrap!

  14. Beautiful colors, Kia, and love the shine on this card. I may have to give this a try myself.

  15. Beautiful card and fun technique...love the clean up!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  16. I love what you did! I also use the lines in the misti to keep everything straight.

  17. Love your card! and love the directions in non-video format (I'm wifi limited)

  18. Beautiful card Kia! Thanks so much for your great tutorial. I never would have thought to do that. Cannot wait to try it myself!


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