Monday, December 31, 2018

One Technique Two Ways - Seasons Givings Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hey everyone! Welcome to the 7th annual Seasons Givings Blog Hop. This hop was created by Latisha Yoast as a way for bloggers to thank their readers for all the kindness you have shown all of us through your comments throughout the year - just a  way to give back to our community. 

So after you see the projects below, stay tuned for details on how you can win our prize tonight!

I wanted to show two simple ways you can use your MISTI for a drop shadow technique with a bold background stamp - this beautiful set

You have seen how you can stamp an image in one color, shift your paper slightly and then stamp again in a second color to create the effect. But I wanted to make a card SET to start the New Year so I just made one simple tweak.

I set the stamp up in the Original MISTI - that's what you will need to use for large background stamps like this one, and I positioned it so that I was only using half the stamp. Then I stamped four card fronts with Passionate Pink, Key Lime, Wild Dandelion and Blue Raspberry Inks. Then I cleaned the stamp, and with one of the fronts in the MISTI, just shifted the stamp up and to the left, picked it up with the lid, and quickly stamped all four in Nocturne. This was a much quicker way and more precise for multiples than moving the paper each time - it was so easy and fun. I used this die two different ways - cutting through the white panel for two, and then cutting and re-piecing on the other two for a subtler look.
Gorgeous You - Picket Fence Studios
[ PFS ]
Geometrics dies
[ C&9 | SSS ]
Tsukineko VersaFine Clair NOCTURNE...
[ SSS | CST | ELH ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Wild...
[ GNK | SSS ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Key...
[ GNK | SSS ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad-...
[ GNK | SSS ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Blue...
[ GNK | SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- Black...
[ GNK ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White -...
[ GNK ]
[ MSW ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Bar Magnet
[ MSW ]
Sizzix BIG SHOT EXPRESS Gray and...
[ SSS ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS | ART | BLIC | ELH ]
Blog - Picket Fence Studios
[ PFS ]

If you love this stamp as much as I do - head over to the Picket Fence Blog to see another, completely different look with this image.

Would a MISTI or two help YOU do fun special effects more productively? Well you're in luck - our prize for this hop is a bundle of an Original MISTI, a Mini MISTI and two bar magnets

To win - leave a comment on this post telling us something that would make your crafting life simpler! Leave your comment by Monday January 7th, and it will be announced on our blog on January 8th.

Then - hop along to all of these wonderful places for more inspiration and more opportunities to win!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Team Tuesday with Giovana

Hello friends! 
First, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas
Hope you are having a great time with your family and friends, that's the best gift we all can get, the love from the ones around us.

Now, let me tell you about my project.
Valentines is just around the corner and I have the perfect card for you!

This card uses brand new stamps from Impression Obsession.
Position your stamp on your Original Misti, then stamp the Baby's Breath Large on the front of a white card base in Bubblegum Ink.
Color little flowers with a pink marker.
Mist a watercolor panel ,then stamp Seven Million Smiles in Chocolate Ink
Die-cut stamped panel and add it on top of a pink panel, then add it to card base with foam tape.
Finally, add little drops of Rhurbarb Crumble Nuvo drops.

I hope you like it.
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Team Tuesday with Ceal

Hello Everyone!
It's Ceal, here to share with you today for Team Tuesday.  I don't know about you but  I am still working on my Christmas cards. There is no way I would be as far as I am without the MISTI. I really don't know I stamped without it, especially using layering stamps like this one by Altenew. 
Altenew is one of my favorite stamp companies but only because I own a Misti, there is no way I could layer their stamps correctly with out it. 

To create this card, I started with a white top folding card base, a black panel cut the same A2 size for the mat and a white panel cut down a quarter of an inch smaller. The stamp set I used is Peaceful Wreath by Altenew. 
To create the wreath which is two sections I placed the white panel inside the Misti and placed the first leaf layer of the wreath on top and picked it up with the door of the Misti.  I inked the first layer in Altenew's Firefly ink and then flipped the panel and repeated the process. The next layer of the leaves I stamped using their Shadow Creek ink. These are two of their new colors in the Green Valley oval set, which makes for a beautiful Christmas green. For the berries, I used the same process and used Altenew's ink in Crimson and Velvet which are in the Red Sunset oval set.

I used the coordinating dies to the Peaceful Wreath set to cut out the word peace three times and stacked them together to give it dimension. I thought it needed a little sparkle so I added some shimmer with a Nuvo glitter pen and also added some shine to the berries using Crystalline drops by Gina K, I love these drops because they are like glossy accents but they never clog up! 

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Altenew Joy

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!  I used up almost all of my pattern paper.  I saved 2 snow patterns, because I am saving those for another card.  Otherwise, there are just small strips of leftover paper.   I don't consider that a cheat because I said so.

Next year, I can splurge and get new Christmas paper.  Woot! Woot!  I can't wait to see what comes out.  This Christmas hasn't even happened and I am already looking forward to the next one.  LOL!

In the end I made 158 cards in this design.   I am pleased with the number of cards I was able to complete.   Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a blessed and Merry Christmas.

Affiliate links to supplies used:

Original MISTI
Creative Corners - US Patent Pending
Altenew PEACE ON EARTH Clear Stamp...
[ SSS | ELH ]
Altenew PEACE ON EARTH Die Set...
[ SSS ]
Sentimental Holiday- CLEAR
[ GNK ]
Altenew CLASSIC ALPHABET Dies ALT2705...
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Black Onyx Cardstock
[ GNK ] Darice 2mm Sticky Back...
Essentials by Ellen 40 lb. Vellum, 25...
[ ELH | SSS ]
Ink On 3 Ink Pads, Juicy Clear...
[ ELH ]
Gina K Designs JET BLACK AMALGAM Ink...
[ SSS | GNK ]
Ranger Embossing Powder PRINCESS GOLD...
[ SSS ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun...
[ SSS ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag
[ ELH ]
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
[ ELH ]
Stick It Adhesive Large Sheets, 5pk
[ ELH | SSS ] : Fiskars 9 Inch Bypass...