Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Nuvo Shimmer Powder Snowflake Cards

 Hey card making friends, welcome back.  Sandi here and I have a new video for you today sharing how I like to mass produce holiday cards with one of my favorite techniques and products - Nuvo Shimmer Powder.

It's a take on the Embossed Resist Technique with a fun and messy artistic result.

For today's video I'll be working with this fabulous "Wishes Snowflake" stamp from Colorado Craft Company and using my standard sized Misti to do all the heat embossing.

As I explain in the video, I like to cut up my watercolor paper to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2.  Then I white heat emboss the image onto all the pieces, I think I used 11 for this round.  

As this is a little messy, it's a great idea to get as many pieces ready as you can before you start and don't forget to set up some paper towel in a convenient and close location to set aside each one to dry.

I used painters tape to tape down each piece of embossed watercolor paper to a hard board too.  This helps to keep the pieces flat, it also gives you something to hold onto while you work and move them around.

As you can see, the Nuvo Shimmer Powders come in beautiful colors.  There is also a sheen in the pigment, so when dry, they are beautiful and shimmery too.

Here is my quick video walking you through the process I like to use for this technique, and then I quickly do 3 more color combos for you, before explaining quickly how to put the cards together:

Want to find the products I used?  I have them listed below.  Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support, it helps to cover my blogging and video expenses.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Fall Slimline Card with Karen Reategui

Hello friends! Today I’m over My Sweet Petunia Blog sharing this slimline card featuring the original MISTI and Pinkfresh Studios products.

Let’s begin! I started by die cutting the Slim Scallop Circle die out of gray cardstock and then I adhered a white folded slim notecard at the back using glue. Next, I die cut the Curvy Floral Vine Stamp die out of white cardstock. I placed the negative part inside my MISTI and the die cut in the negative space. I lined up and inked up my stamp and pressed firmly the stamp into the cardstock.

I repeated these steps until I finished with all the florals and arranged them around the scallop circles in my background. Additionally, I die cut three times the Leafy Branch die out of orange cardstock and added them next to each floral using glue.

I also die cut the word FALL using Lea’s Ornate Lowercase die set out of orange. The outline part of each letter was die cut out of white cardstock for more contrast.

Finally, each letter were added to my background using double sided foam tape and I put some iridescent jewels around.

I really hope you like this card and get some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
Your friend, Karen

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Using the MISTI to stamp on monoprints


This is Susan on the blog today. I had so much fun using my Gel Press to make this card. I have the 8x10 Gel Press. I wanted to make a neutral background. So I used blue paint mixed with white applied to the top half of the plate. I applied Titanium Buff and Pebeo Silver to the bottom. I applied a stencil to the top and pulled my first print. I let remaining paint on the Gel Press dry. Once this layer was dry, I added a thin layer of titanium white and pulled a print which you see above. 

I then used W Plus9 Designs Snow Scenes and my MISTI to stamp the background. I used Evergreen Bough Distress Ink. I used my heat gun to heat set this. For the second layer, used my MISTI to line up the layering stamp. I stamped this with Versamark and then added Judikins White Diamond embossing powder. 

Using my MISTI I stamped the large snowman from Most Wonderful. I used Distress Oxides for all stamping. I also stamped the little ground from Snow Scenes. I popped up my finished snowman with 3M foam tape. 

For the background I used an A2 sized piece of Neenah Solar White and stamped the most distressed looking plank from Wood Planks with Pumice Stone Distress Oxide. I used my MISTI for stamping the background as I needed to shift the paper up as I stamped. For the sentiment, I die cut Sending Cheer from a green paper similar in shade to what I used in stamping. I cut it 3 times and stacked the layers using a liquid glue. I then adhered this to the main panel using liquid adhesive once again. A few sequins and I called it done!

Thanks for stopping by;


Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. I purchased all products used in this project. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Holiday Toy Shop Card with Channin

Hello friends! It's Channin here and today I have a festive holiday card to share! Today’s card features the classic and super fun House Builder Dies and the new Toy Store Add-on stamps and dies all from Honey Bee Stamps!

To create this card I first die cut the card front, back and hinge out of heavy weight white cardstock using the House Builder Dies. I then adhered the card front and back together using the hinge and scor-tape. Next, I die cut another house front out of light green cardstock and a roof out of kraft and then adhered them both to the card front. I then used some shrub dies from the House Builder Die set to make snow and then adhered the snow to the base of the roof and the store. 

Next, I die cut windows and window frames out of white and dark brown cardstock. I then taped the windows onto the MISTI mouse pad and stamped several toys from the Toy Store House Builder Add-on Stamp Set. I used several masks to create the illusion of depth and make some of toys appear to be in the background. Next, I stamped lights, columns, and more toys onto white cardstock, then copic colored all the images, and then die cut them out (except for the images on the windows) with the matching dies from the Toy Store House Builder Add-on Die Set. 

I then die cut the store front, sign, door, chimney, wreath, garland, and pine trees out of white and colored cardstock using the Toy Store House Builder Add-on Dies. Next, I stamped “North Pole Toy Co.” onto the store sign and then finished the card by adhering all the die cuts as well as my colored images to my card front. 

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



Thursday, November 5, 2020

Season's Greetings

 Hi everyone,

Ilina here. Today I am sharing a card using the Nordic Wood Release from Catherine Pooler designs. 

I am using the new Pinecone Greetings stamp set along with the coordinating dies and the new Through the Woods patterned paper pack.

To make the card start by die cutting all the elements you want stamped. Use the negative to position in your MISTI, position the stamps to fit in the negatives. Stamp each image and use different inks to create more dimension and depth. 

Die cut a circle from white card stock and stamp sentiment. Cut piece of patterned paper and arrange all the elements. Add few Oak City sequins. Adhere to Sand note card :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Team Tuesday and a Winner

Hello everyone! 
It's Ceal here for today's edition of Team Tuesday.
First up let me announce our winner from the collaboration bloghop with Dare 2B Artzy. Drum roll please, the $20 gift card winner to the My Sweet Petunia shop is....
Mary-Ann V
Be sure to contact info at my sweet  petunia. com to claim your prize. The sale code Fall10 is still active until Novenmber 8th so feel free to shop at both shops using that code for 10% off your order.

Now for the deets on my card. I used the Fresh Flowers stamp set illustrated by Arjita Singh for Gina K Designs from her latest release. I received this in the mail yesterday and had to immediately ink it up because it's so gorgeous.
I started with a top folding piece of bristol cardstock, a black panel and a bristol panel. I placed the poinsettia image in the Misti and inked it using embossing ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder. I pretty much use the Misti with every card I create, but I always, always use the Misti when I am embossing ot watercoloring becuase of the texture of the cardstock. I used Karin Markers to watercolor the image and then added some gold splatters as well. The sentiment is also from the same set. I embossed it with gold embossing powder and adhered it to a black strip of cardstock, I used the Cut-Align to help cut the strip to the correct size. 

Below you will find links to the products used. Click the picture to start shopping. Compensated Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and I appreciate that so much!  
Thank you!

Thursday, October 29, 2020

MISTI and Dare2BArtzy Blog Hop Collaboration


Hello crafty friends! Today MISTI has teamed up with Dare 2B Artzy for this fabulous Blog Hop Collaboration full of inspiration and a GIVEAWAY just for you.


Both companies are giving a $20 gift card to each store and a coupon code FALL10 for 10% off purchases from 10/29 - 11/8 (excludes sale items). So please leave a comment on each blog post to enter this awesome giveaway! And Good Luck!

Let’s start! I have created two cards for this blog hop, one slimline and one A2 panel. The stamps and dies are Honey Bear and Buzzy Beez. You can combine these two stamps because they match perfectly.

I placed all stamps inside the MISTI and stamped them using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and I colored them with Copic markers. Before die cutting, I placed my sheet inside the MISTI again to stamp one more time and get those black outlines more define. Next, I proceeded to die cut all images using the coordinating dies.

I die cut the slimline panel and additionally I die cut a circle right in the center of it. I applied Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink in two ends of the panel using a Life Changing Blender Brush. Then I adhered a black slimline notecard at the back of this panel using foam tape.

The circle I die cut from the center of the slimline panel was colored with Speckled Egg and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide inks using Life Changing Blender Brushes. Then, I inserted this die cut in the center of the panel using glue.

I die cut the honeycomb out of orange cardstock four times and arranged them along with all the other images at the top, middle and bottom part of the panel using glue and foam tape.

I also, placed another piece of cardstock inside the MISTI and stamped all the sentiments, then I adhered them to the background with foam tape and this card is done.

For my second card, I used a stencil to applied color to this panel. I used Speckled Egg and Curved Pumpkin Distress Oxide inks.

Next, I arranged all images around the panel using glue and foam tape.

Finally, I stamped all the sentiments using VersaFine Black Onyx ink and to do this I simply placed this panel inside the MISTI and stamped both sentiments and this card is finished.

I really hope you enjoyed the process of these cards and below you will find the list of designers participating on this blog hop so remember to stop by all of them and leave some love to enter the GIVEAWAY.


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Distress Oxide Ink Single Layer Holiday Cards

 Hi card making friends, Sandi MacIver here and I have four super easy holiday cards for you today.  The Distress Oxide Ink Single Layer Holiday Cards are done in a mass production format blending all the backgrounds first and then popping the stamps into the Misti and stamping all the cards at the same time.

I even used precut and scored card bases to further speed up the process (link below).

For the backgrounds I used four different blends of Distress Oxide Inks and the Simon Says Stamp Simple Patterns Trio Stencils.

These stencils line up with the outside edge of an A2 card so you can quickly add your ink blends and move on.

There are three designs in this set, and for the forth card (bottom right corner), I created my own.

I used a piece of Neenah Solar White 80# card and the Simon Says Stamp A2 Thin Frames to cut out the stencil.  You could also use overhead projector plastic or plastic left over from packaging.

Once all the blending is done and the ink is dry, pop one of the cards into the bottom left corner of your Misti, secure with a few magnets and add the stamps.  

These stamps are from the Simon Says Stamp Prismatic Snowflakes stamp set and the sentiment is from Simons Holiday Greetings Mix 1.

Once you have the stamps all lined up, use Simons Intense Black Ink to stamp them.  Just remove the stamped card and pop another one in, ink up the stamps and in no time you have all four stamped.

These beautiful cards are easy to create, bright and cheery and flat, so no additional postage required.
Here are the Distress Oxide Ink Colors I used for the blends.

Card #1  (from the Top), Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral and Seedless Preserves.

Card #2 - Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch.

Card #3 - Spun Sugar, Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass

Card #4 - Shaded Lilac, Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough.

That's it for me today, I hope you will give these cards a try and add to your Christmas Card Stash.

I've listed the supplies I used below.  Affiliate Links are used which means I receive a small commission when  your purchase through my links at no additional cost to you.

Thanks so much for stopping in and Happy Stamping


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Using a MISTI to Heat Emboss on Deli Paper


Hi, Welcome to Team Tuesdays and this is Susan up on the blog. This is a card you will definitely need a MISTI for. I used two WPlus9 Designs stamp sets: Autumn Leaves and So Very. 

I used my second edition MISTI to stamp and heat emboss the Thankful sentiment onto deli paper. I use deli paper when I am using my Gel Press. Sometimes I wipe off my brayer onto deli paper or I print on it. In this case, I did both. So besides the paint the paper was crinkled. I had to ink up the thankful 3-4 times with Versamark before applying the embossing powder. I did treat the deli paper with an embossing bag. I used WOW Ocean embossing powder. 

On a piece of Neenah I used my MISTI to stamp 3 leaves from Autumn Leaves and then die cut them out. The dies are on sale at WPlus9. See links below. 

Thanks for stopping by;

Products Used: I am using compensated links for some products. I purchased all the products used in this project on my own.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Halloween Ink Trapping Card with Channin

Hello friends! It's Channin here and today I a have fun halloween card to share! Today’s card was actually inspired by a beloved childhood book of mine called A Halloween Happening. 

To create this card I first stamped an A2 panel with the Bare Branched Tree Bold Prints in Pumpkin Pie Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. Do to this, I first ppsitioned the background stamp in the center of my MISTI and then used adhesive tape to hold my panel in place inside the well of my MISTI. After I stamped the tree I then added a few details to the trunk and branches with a copic marker, leaving my panel in place inside my MISTI. Next, I stamped the tree again in Versamark ink and then clear heat-embossed the image. Once the embossing powder was heat set I then ink blended over the tree with Grape Slush Reactive Ink, Grape Juice Mid-Tone Shadow Ink and INTENS-ified Black Ink. When I finished ink blending, I then wiped the tree clean with a dry rag to remove excess ink. 

Next, I stamped the pumpkins with the heroscape layering stamp set included in September My Monthly Hero Kit. I first stamped the solid layer for the pumpkins in Dandelion Bold Ink twice onto an A2 panel of white, rotating the panel after I stamped the pumpkins once and then stamping them again so I had the pumpkins on both sides of the panel. I then left the stamp in place in my MISTI and then throughly dried my panel with a heat gun. Next, I positioned the Jack-O-Lantern faces over some of the pumpkins and then stamped them in Versamark Ink and then embossing in clear. I then flipped my panel and stamped the other side of the panel with the Jack-O-Lantern faces, so the pumpkins on both sides had faces. I then repeated this process till I had all the pumpkins I wanted stamped. 

Next, I stamped the solid pumpkin layer again on both sides in Soft Apricot Ink. I then positioned the detail layer for pumpkins and stamped that on both sides in Tangerine Bold Ink. Next, I positioned the solid leaf layer in Pine Bold Ink on both sides. I then finished both sets of pumpkins by stamping the final layer in Cup O’ Joe Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. I then fussy cut several of my pumpkins out and adhered them my panel. 

Next, I trimmed my panel down 1/8” on all sides and then adhered it to the front of an A2 top-folding black card base. Next, I stamped my sentiment (also from the kit) in Dandelion onto a strip of white cardstock. I then stamped the sentiment again in Versamark ink and heat set in clear embossing powder. I then ink blended over the strip with Tangerine ink and then adhered it to the card front to finish the card. 

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