Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Team Tuesday: Hugs with Ilina

Hi everyone,
Ilina here today taking over the blog for another Team Tuesday.
For today's card I used bunch of The Stamp Market goodies and of course my MISTI! To make the card I started by stamping the Diamond Tile Background using Silver Lake Altenew ink, once stamped I trimmed my panel down to 4" x 5 1/4" and set it aside. 
Next using my MISTI I Stamped the layered poppies and the leaves and cut them out using the coordinating dies. 
I die cut the HUGS sentiment and then stamped HUGS in black using the MISTI.
Once I had all the elements I arranged and adhered to the panel stamped previously. Using fun foam I adhered the panel onto top folding Pitch Black note card and added few black Nuvo drops. 



Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Superpowers, Team Tuesday with Chris

Good morning!  It's Chris with you today for Team Tuesday, sharing this Superpowers card.  I love mice (only paper ones!),  so as soon as I saw this cute little Supermouse from Create-A-Smile stamps, I immediately envisioned making this card:





To create this card, I started with a panel of smooth white cardstock, and created a sunset background using Blender Brushes and Blue Corn, Eggplant, Sprinkles, Candy Corn, Cupcake and Potato Chip inks from Taylored Expressions.


I used a bit of temporary adhesive to adhere my panel right to my mouse pad in my Original MISTI, and did my blending.  The excess ink cleans right off the mouse pad.

Next I created a cityscape by stamping this image from Concord & 9th's City Stacks stamp set.  I stamped with Oreo ink and quickly added color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.


I used the die to cut out my cityscape, leaving a good portion of cardstock below the image.  I added Earl Grey ink to the lower portion.  I used my heat gun to fully dry the ink, then added the "You've got Superpowers!" greeting from the Create-A-Smile Superpowers set using embossing ink and Brutus Monroe's Sterling embossing powder.


I went back to my original inked panel and added a bit of Sea Salt and Earl Grey ink to the lower portion of this panel as well, to make sure that no stark white would peek though beyond my die cut once I'd added it.

Next I stamped out the little Supermouse from the Superpowers set onto a small piece of Xpress It Blending card with Oreo ink.  I gave the ink a minute or two of dry time, then 
quickly colored with Copic markers.


I hand trimmed out my Supermouse with scissors and adhered it along with my cityscape die cut to my inked panel with liquid glue.  I decided to trim 1/8" from each side of my panel to leave just a bit of border, and added a black A2 mat before adhering to my top fold white card base.


Thanks for visiting.  I hope you have a great day!  Use your Superpowers to craft today!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Team Tuesday with Stephanie: #lettersforhenry

I recently returned from three solid days of making art at Junkiefest, and I was reminded that my MISTI is not just the best tool for stamping ... it is also the perfect tool for inking.

In my class with Elizabeth (aka Love from Lizi) I made this fun card using my MISTI, Hero Arts Stamps, and Love from Lizi Peel-Off Stickers and that card is what inspired my cards today.


The MISTI makes it so easy to perfectly line-up your masking tape.  And the MISTI Mouse Pad is perfect for inking because it wipes clean so easily.

I used my Memory MISTI Mouse Pad to position my paper and apply the masking tape using the squares on the Mouse Pad to align it perfectly straight.  I positioned my stamp, so I knew how much room to leave between the tape for inking.



I'm using the new stamp set from Unity Stamp Company called #lettersforhenry honoring the life of Henry Groenveld.

I stamped the Mail Truck (aka LLV) in Black ink on a Gina K. White Card Stock card base and clear embossed before I inked and blended four colors of Distress Oxide Ink (Dusty Concord, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass) in my masked area.



After removing the tape I stamped one of the hashtag sentiments from the set and then outlined it with strips of cardstock and the thinnest of the Silver Peel Off Stickers from Love from Lizi.




For my second card, I positioned a piece of Gina K. Designs Ivory Card Stock (love her cardstock) in the center of my Memory MISTI and used the squares on the Mouse Pad to position my masking tape vertically.  I stamped the Mail Box in Black Ink and clear embossed again.




I stuck with the same four inks, but this time I left the colors a bit more separated and grounded my mailbox with the Dusty Concord.




I trimmed down this panel and attached it to an Ivory Card Base framing it with the second widest of the Love from Lizi Silver Peel-Off Stickers.



I used another sentiment from the Unity Stamp Company #lettersforhenry stamp set ... it is so true ... always choose to be kind.

I hope these cards have made you think about other options for using your MISTI and your MISTI Mouse Pad in your craft room (and also made you want to put some of those cards you've made in the mail with encouraging messages).

Stephanie Severin