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,

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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