Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Team Tuesday with Kia

Meet "Its a Cold Winters Night."

Kia with you today sharing this weeks Team Tuesday post, which is my last post as part of the Design Team for My Sweet Petunia.

It is bittersweet, as my card today goes back to one of the first cards I made when I bought my first Misti. I was in love with this "must have tool" as suddenly I could include stamping in my life. Up until then it was rare for me to stamp.

I started my Misti journey with a Penny Black stamp, and today I have another Penny Black stamp to share called Winter Tide.
This is a fairly large stamp and I like to stamp this one on an A2 tent fold card. 

To get the stamp lined up, meaning I want it falling off the edges on the left and bottom, but I also want it straight.  I position the stamp in my Misti on the glass and attach it to the glass using a large piece of rolled up painters tape. I then add my cardstock where I want it on the stamp, with another piece of rolled up tape between the stamp and the cardstock and close the door. 
The strength of the bottom tape keeps the cardstock in place on the glass, and I then remove the tape from the stamp.

Usually I would colour with markers, spritz and stamp. Today I inked and stamped doing 5 layers of ink to get this deep colour I was looking for. 
I started with aged mahogany, seedless preserves, festive berries then on to picked raspberry and ending with seedless preserves, ensuring that each pass has a lot of ink on the stamp. I then heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder to protect the colours from further sponging.

It looked as I had envisioned it would ... its a cold winters night! There has been fresh snow falling, hence the white snow on the bushes, but people have been walking through the area, so I painted the snow area on the far right bottom with Dr. Ph Martins Bleed Proof ink and mixed in some distress ink in hickory smoke oxide.

I masked off the moon before moving on to the background colours which I did using my Life Changing Brushes. I started with worn lipstick, then picked raspberry, on to festive berries and finally aged mahogany ending with the seedless preserves.

I removed the masking from the mood and using one of the tiny Life Changing Brushes I added antique linen distress ink and worn lipstick distress ink to the moon and blended out with a damp paint brush, then added in a bit of white gel pen.
I then added the white gel pen to a few of the tree branches and the bushes below to mimic the fresh snow, and using my fan brush I added splatters with white acrylic paint.

And finally, to finish, back in my Misti I stamped the sentiment inside the moon using Ranger Archival ink in Vermillion. I then added the panel to fun foam and attached using scor-pal double sided tape.

Thank you for a great time MISTI, and Iliana and Lydia. I have loved every minute of this journey.

Thank all of you for visiting today.

Following are Affiliate Links to the products that I have used for this card.
Love and hugs,

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Team Tuesday with Ilina

Hi everyone!
Ilina here! Today I am sharing a fun card using the new Catherine Pooler Designs set called My Kind Floral.
To make the card I started by stamping the border stamp repeatedly in my MISTI changing colors with each line. Then I skipped a border to leave space for the sentiment. Stamping with the MISTI allowed me to line those borders perfectly and have seamless transition and make it look like it's a continuous stamp.
Once done, I trimmer to size. Also I stamped the florals from the set in coordinating colors. First I die cut bunch of them from white card stock, then stamped with the help of the MISTI (I was stamping bunch at a time, so this method made it really fast. I used the negative space as a guide).
Once I decided which flowers I wanted to use I adhered them to the panel. Adhere to top folding note card and add sequins as a finishing touch!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Team Tuesday with Channin

Hello friends!! It's Channin here and today I'm sharing a sweet card featuring some adorable products from Reverse Confetti!

First I watercolored an A2 panel of watercolor paper with some liquid watercolors (Cookie Monster, Jelly Donut, Lollipop). Once I finished watercoloring I then stamped several snowflakes in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with opaque iridescent embossing powder. Next, I then stamped the cute hugging mice in Gina K. ink onto white cardstock. I then colored the images in with prismacolor pencils and then die cut with the matching dies. I then hand cut a snow drift from white cardstock and then stamped a sentiment from the set in Versafine Onyx Black ink using the MISTI to help me curve the stamp.

Next, I ink blended with Pinkfresh Studio's Ocean Breeze dye ink along the bottom of the drift and then applied Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops along the top of the snow and added iridescent glitter. I finished the card by adhering the watercolor panel onto an A2 top-folding card base and then adding the snow drift and critters with foam squares.

I hope you enjoyed my card! Thank you so much for stopping by!!



Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Team Tuesday with Mindy Eggen!

Welcome everyone! I'm hosting the December 2019 Challenge over at Gina K Designs and the challenge this month is... Tag! You're It! Sounds fun right?!

All you need to do to enter is create a tag. That's it! It can be any theme. I happen to create some Christmas tags but feel free to use whatever Gina K Designs products you have on hand.


I have a video showing how I created my tags that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.


For my cards, I'm stamping the Delicate Snowflake Background stamp onto Sea Glass cardstock using Turquoise Sea ink with my Misti Tool.

I die cut out my tags using the Decorative Tag die.

On White Heavy Base Weight cardstock, I stamp the flowers from the Christmas Silhouettes stamp set using Cherry Red and Jelly Bean Green Ink. I use the coordinating die to cut out my images. The Misti is so helpful when I need to stamp multiples of the same image. I do a type of assembly line when stamping.

Before attaching my images, I'm going to stamp my greeting in Obsidian Black ink. I use the "Merry" from Christmas Silhouettes and the "Christmas" from Holiday Trees.

After stamping my greetings, I can attach my images using a dot runner.

I'll add the Sheer Satin Fancy Ribbon to my tag. If you haven't checked out this ribbon, I highly recommend it. It's gorgeous and perfect for tags!

I finish off my tags by adding Dream Drops in Gold Luxe to the centers of my flowers.

I hope you'll join us this month! Be sure to head over to the Gina K Designs Blog to find out how to link up your project and be eligible to win a gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store!