Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Team Tuesdays with Susan - A Lazy Stamper

Yes, it is my turn on the blog and yes, I have posted this card before on my blog! However, life is rather chaotic lately with my mom and mother in-law needing care. My Sweet Petunia's Design Team wonderful team lead - Lydia Fielder - said I could re-post this here. You might wonder what I used the MISTI and Cut Align for in this card! I used my MISTI for all the repeated stamping of the flowers and the leaves. I still have extra flowers and leaves left. I stamped a total of 10 flowers and 10 leaves and heat embossed them in about 20 minutes.  I hope to make another card soon with the leftovers.  I store leftovers in a small dish that sits on my desk. Creating leftovers is part of the brilliance of multiple stamping with the MISTI.

The Cut Align - my new best friend - I used that for the sentiment strip on this card. In fact, I have been using it for all sentiment strips since Lydia sent me one. I am trying to figure out how to feature it in a video without featuring my head leaning over it lol. As a person with a tremor I feel very blessed to have this tool.

 I do have a video up on my You Tube channel - Susan Wymer Card Designs. The content about the giveaways no longer apply as the comments are closed but you can see how I made the card.

Thanks for understanding my posting a repeat card over here. I hope to be posting something more interesting and informative for my next post.

As always thanks for stopping by and joining us here at the blog;

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. I received the stamps and dies used in making this card as part of my guest designer work for Altenew. I selected the Altenew products I used because I loved them and I love working with Altenew and My Sweet Petunia. I was given the Cut Align as a gift from a very dear friend. I purchased my own MISTIs because I think they are essential for my stamping process.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Concord & 9th Faceted Turnabout

I will have you know that I made this card right after I came back from Creativation.   I just didn't want to post it until the featured product was available.  At Creativation, Thermoweb gave me this new stencil spray called Pixie Spray and I could not wait to try it.  I am telling you it is phenomenal!  I sprayed the stencil once and made a several cards with that one application.  What is really cool about the spray is that when you touch where it is applied it does not feel sticky.  You have to give it a try. 

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Team Tuesday with Stephanie

For today's cards, I had fun using both my MISTI and my Cut-Align with some Technique Junkies Coffee Stamps.

I started by stamping my Technique Junkies Bunch of Beans Coffee Background using three different colors of Brown Versafine Clair Inks onb Ivory Cardstock.  I used the lightest brown in the center and worked my way out to the darkest.  I love how my MISTI makes blending the ink for Ombre Stamping so very easy.

Next I used my Cut-Align to cut my Beans into five strips ... it makes it so easy to get things lined up to cut the same width with all of the various horizontal and vertical lines.  

To keep my strips in order, I numbered them in pencil on the back.  Next I used my Cut-Align and the ruler on my cutting mat to line of up strips 1, 3 & 5 using a repositionable adhesive.  I love the flexibility the longer Cut-Align ruler gives me to position and cut pieces for larger cards.

Next I used my Cut-Align to make sure everything was lined-up top-to-bottom, so everything is perfectly centered on my card base before trimming off the excess kraft cardstock.

Next I used my MISTI to stamp my focal image ... Technique Junkies First Coffee ... in the lightest brown Versafine Clair Ink on Ivory Cardstock.

I used my Cut-Align to cut a perfect mat of brown card stock.

I assembled my finished card with a wrap of Coffee Twine.

For my second card I versed my inking using the darker brown at the center of the Bunch of Beans Stamp.

Next I performed a little stamp surgery to remove the sentiment from my First Coffee image, so I could pair the cute cat with another Coffee Sentiment.  If you cut carefully, it is easy to reassemble the image and sentiment using your MISTI for future stamping.

Back to my Cut-Align for more sentiment trimming.

And with an orange image mat for this one, a second Coffee Bean card was born.

Can't wait to see what backgrounds and sentiments you cut-up with your Cut-Align.

Stephanie Severin

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Team Tuesday with Chris: Washi Tape ideas

Hi everyone!  It's Chris here with you today for MISTI Team Tuesday.  I have two cards to share with you that give some ideas for using wide washi tape in your cardmaking.

But before we get to the cards, I'd like to announce the winner from last Thursday's Ink Blot Shop and My Sweet Petunia Collaborative Blog Hop:

you are the winner of this awesome Blog Hop prize package from My Sweet Petunia!

An Original MISTI and a set of Cut-Align rulers!

To claim your amazing prize package, email hello@mysweetpetunia.com and put MSP/Ink Blog Shop Hop Winner in the subject line.

Now on to the cards I have to share with you...

Today I am using wide washi tape in my cardmaking. I've used washi tape to dress up envelopes for many years.  Occasionally I've even used it to add a strip of color as a border on a card or tag.  But lately, washi tape has hit the market in wider rolls that open up lots of options to use as a very quick and easy background.  Today I'd like to show you a few possibilities for using as focal images.

For this card, I used the new 4.5" wide, Pink Peonies washi tape from The Ton Stamps to do a bit of paper piecing as if it were patterned paper.

I first applied the washi to a 8.5" x 5.5" piece of layering weight cardstock. Then placed it into my Original MISTI.  I wanted to use the pretty Pink Peonies as a floral gown with the Haute Gala Dress stamp set.  I carefully place the stamp over the patterned areas that I felt best fit my image.  In this case, I chose to use the pink of the large peony as the bodice of the girl's dress.

I picked up the stamp with the lid of my MISTI and carefully stamped with Stazon Cloudy Sky ink.  I needed a solvent ink for it to stick to the coated surface of the washi.   I chose the pale gray as the lines would be dark enough to be able to fussy cut, but still pale enough to not be too obvious on my card.  I carefully inked only the edges of the dress, taking care not to ink up the shading lines on the skirt.

I carefully hand cut out the dress.

I used the other half of my sheet of layering weight cardstock to stamps my girl image again.  This time using Caviar Hybrid ink.  I only focused on inking the upper portion of the image, so I wouldn't have any black showing at the hemline of the dress once I assembled the images together.

I then colored the skin and hair with Copic Markers.

Now here is where my plans changed.  I'd originally planned to use this piece as my card base, but I my wished I'd stamped a background.  Rather than mask over my coloring and attempt to line up a background stamp, I decided to paperpiece all of my image.  I cut out the portion that I'd colored too, to add along with the dress to my finished card.

Since I needed to stamp the whole 8.5" x 5.5" piece of cardstock with a 6" square background stamp, I knew I would need a way to carefully line up the cardstock for the second stamping.  I cut a piece of printer paper 8.5" x 6.5" to make a template.  I removed the Mouse Pad from my Original MISTI to accommodate the depth of the rubber cling stamp,  placed the Geometric Lattice Cling Background stamp and paper in place, and stamped the 6x6" onto that printer paper.  Now I could line up my actual cardbase piece easily by choosing one of the stamped lines to line up my cardbase piece, and securing the cardstock with magnets before stamping with Rose Quartz ink.

After I'd stamped the first impression twice for even coverage, I shifted my cardstock up, extending it outside the frame of the MISTI, and used the stamped lines on the template and the first stamping to match up the repeating pattern.  I secured the cardstock in place with my magnets so I could stamp the remainder of the cardstock,  continuing the pattern seamlessly.

Now I was able to score and fold my cardstock and assemble my paperpieces.  I made sure to score the dress piece prior to glueing, so it would fit well at the fold when the card was closed, then I secured the pieces with liquid glue when the card was folded shut.  Lastly, I added the greeting with Soft Garnet ink.

My second card also uses the washi tape as a focal image.  This time I used the 3.5" wide Wildflowers Washi Tape over a layering weight cardstock.  I loved this larger peony and rose image, so I die cut a small square that featured just that portion using a Double Stitched Square die.

I found a piece of Bazzill cardstock that I felt worked well with the greenery and cut a small layering mat for my focal square.

I loved the subtle texture of the Bazzill and decided to continue that on my background.  I used the Fresh Linen Cling Background Stamp and Crystal Pewter ink to create a subtle background on my cardbase.

I adhered my washi focal image at an angle to my cardbase with liquid glue, then cut out the Fabulous Word Die from the same Bazzill cardstock. Once I'd removed it from the die, and had reshaped the word, I used a placed a strip of Glad Press'n Seal over the front of the diecut to hold the shape and to be able to pick it up easily without stretching the delicate diecut out of shape again.

After carefully adding tiny dots of liquid glue to the back of the die cut, the Press 'n Seal allowed me to place the die cut, and once the glue had set a few seconds, I was able to peel it away.

My last portion of my greeting is a sentiment strip with the line from Seriously Amazing Sentiments.  I stamped it onto a small piece of white cardstock, then used the Cut-Align and a #15 Pen Blade to easily trim it down to a very narrow strip that I could add to my card.

Thanks for hanging out with me today!  Enjoy your week!
Happy stamping!

Monday, March 4, 2019

A Delayed Team Tuesday with Jeanne

Happy Monday!

I have a card to share today using some fun stamps from Picket Fence Studio! 
I just love this quirky flamingo stamp set. It's called That's Flocking Great. 

I made my background using Color Burst and then when it was completely dry I used a 
stencil (Marvelous Masks Heart) to add a heart shape with a Life Changing Blender Brush in pink.

Next I used my Mini MISTI to stamp the Flamingo.

I stamped my sentiment on my Mini MISTI and cut with my Cut-Align ruler (I used the 6 inch)


I colored my flamingo with Arteza Real Brush pens and then cut out with scissors. 
I assembled my card and then added Nuvo Glow drops to the accent the heart. 

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Have a great day!