Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Springs Blessings - Layered Florals


Hi, These sets and dies are older sets from WPlus9 Designs. I am still trying to work through my older stamps and trying to use them. So I pulled out my MISTI and made this for my daughter. The background uses the trellis background die but that is no longer available. I would use The Lawn Fawn Fancy Trellis background die instead or the Honey Bee Garden Trellis Stencil. I carefully placed the stamp on my standard MISTI making sure there were no bubbles left on the MISTI door behind the stamp. I used a bright yellow ink because Spring is such a cheerful time. I  adhered it to a Neenah 110lb notecard.

Next, I die cut the Lavinia Layers die out of Bazzill Vellum and out of Neenah 110lb card stock. I adhered the vellum to the frame die using a liquid adhesive to ensure good bonding. 

I then proceeded to stamp out lots of florals, bird houses and nests from Spring Blessings and The Little Things. Using my MISTI makes stamping extras easier. I keep the extra bits in small containers for future cards. When I do this I sometimes play with different colored inks to see what color combinations work for layering. I die cut everything out using the accompanying die cuts. I stamped the word Spring  and die cut that out as well. 

Using my MISTI and the magnets I arranged everything. I then placed the blessings sentiment on the MISTI door and stamped with Versafine Onyx Black. Because I was using vellum, it was essential to heat set the ink so it would not smear. You could substitute Archival Inks here but those will need to be heat set as well just to be on the safe side. 

Once all of that was done. I used Press N' Seal to keep the arrangement together. This technique is never works perfectly for me so I rely heavily on the MISTI magnets. I use both the bar magnets and the round magnets. I started with adhering the bottom layers flat with liquid adhesive and worked my way up through the arrangement. I did pop up some elements. The Spring die cut is popped up with two layers of foam tape where it is just overhanging the the vellum. I added some clear sequins and called it done!

Thanks for stopping by the MISTI blog!

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Muted Floral Card with Channin

Hello friends! It's Channin here and today I have a soft and muted floral card to share. For today’s card I use the beautiful Floral Focus Cling Stamp and stencils to create my background and then finish my card with a foiled sentiment. 

To create this card I first stamped a sheet of white cardstock with the Floral Focus Cling Stamp in Warm Buff Ink. After I stamped the image I then ink blended to add color using the Floral Focus Layering Stencils and several Pinkfresh inks (Warm Buff, Doe, Peach Fuzz, Ballet Slipper & Coral Reef). 

Once I finished coloring the background, I then trimmed the panel down to 4 1/8” x 5 3/8” and adhered it to the front of an A2 top-folding white card base. 

Next, I hot foiled my sentiment in silver onto white cardstock using the You Sparkle Hot Foil Plate. I then die cut the sentiment out with the matching die and then die cut it out two more times out of scrap cardstock. I then adhered all the die cuts together to create a stacked sentiment. Lastly, I finished my card by adhering the sentiment to the card front. 

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



Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Exotic Tulips with Ceal

Hello Everyone!
 Ceal here, welcome to Team Tuesday!
Today I am sharing a card using the Exotic Tulips layering stamp set by Altenew.
 and a few other companies.  

To create this card I used products from several different companies. I started with stamping the tulips from the Exotic Tulips set by Altenew using the Original Misti onto white cardstock. The cover die is the Plaid Card Front Thin die by Concord & 9th and the Sentiment is the Simple Strips- Birthday by Taylored Expressions. 

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! 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Embossed Resist Technique with Distress Oxide Inks.

 Hey crafty friends, Sandi MacIver here and I have a Embossed Resist Technique with Distress Oxide Inks card share for you today.

I'm a huge fan of Distress Oxide Inks and I'm always playing with new color combos.  This one is Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon and Fossilized Amber.  It's bright and fun and perfect for spring and this technique.

I used my Misti to stamp the backgrounds with the Cosmos and Thank you Backgrounds stamps from Simon Says Stamp.

As these background stamps are rubber and foam mount, if you take the grid paper and stamping foam out of your Misti, the stamp will lay flat for stamping (watch the video for this).

Once stamped, I heat embossed the images in white embossing powder before adding my Distress Inks.

Once the piece is covered in ink, wipe it down with a dry paper towel to remove any ink sitting on top of the embossed images.

Next, I cut each background out with the new Chunky A2 Scalloped Rectangles Dies also from Simon before attaching them to A2 top folding white card bases.

Finally, I used the Simon Says Stamp Poppy Stem and Cosmos Stem dies to add three white flowers to the front of each of the cards.

The sentiments are from the Thanks Sentiment Strips.

Here is a short video I did walking you through the steps to create these pretty, and oh so simple cards.

Now it's your turn, pick your three favorite Distress Oxide Ink Colors and give the cards a try.

used for the Embossed Resist Technique with Distress Oxide Inks card:

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, March 11, 2021

You Are Always on My Mind

Hi everyone,
Ilina here! Today I have a slim line card for you using the Picket Fence Studios Wild Peony stamp set. To make the card I started with a piece of watercolor paper and die cut it using the Picket Fence Studios Slim Line Die cutting system (the smaller die from the two). Once die cut I positioned my panel and stamp in the MISTI and stamped the top image. Once that was stamped I moved it up and shifted to the right side then stamped the second image. Once stamped I embossed using Ultra Fine Clear embossing powder. Colored the images using Karin markers and then stamped the sentiment. Set the panel aside and created black slim line card base using 7" x 8 1/2" piece of card stock that I scored at 3 1/2".
Using craft foam I adhered the panel to the card base and added some gems to finish it off.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Using Your MISTI for Stencils

 Hi, Welcome to Team Tuesdays! I had a lot of bits and pieces on my desk so I whipped up this card. However, I had to make a background. I do not like putting Pixie Spray on my stencils as it makes storing the stencils difficult and taping never seems to keep things straight for me. So I thought why not use my MISTI. I have a picture below showing what I did. I do have a Silhouette Cutting Mat in my MISTI and that is sprayed with Pixie Spray. However, what makes this work is the magnetization of the platform.

So here you can see my first stencil not the one that actually made it on the card. My paper is adhered down to the mat and with magnets. I then laid the stencil on top and moved the magnets to adjust for the stencil. This kept everything perfectly aligned and stable. Nothing moved and I had no blobs of ink! So I will be using this from now on for stenciling especially with fine detailed stencils.

Thanks for stopping by;

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. I used a number of retired products for which I do not have links. 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Many Blessings with Karen Reategui

Hello friends! Today I have this floral slimline card featuring Que Sera, Sera Stamp Set and Dies and the Slimline Nested Rectangle Dies from Picket Fence Studios. Also, for this card I used the original MISTI to stamp all flowers and leaves. 

Let's begin! I started by die cutting one rectangle panel using the Slimline Nested Rectangle Dies, then I placed this panel inside of my MISTI and using Soot Premium Dye Ink Pad from Lawn Fawn I stamped all the flowers from Que Sera, Sera Stamp Set around the panel. 

I left enough space on the panel to stamp the sentiment "Many Blessings". This sentiment was also from the stamp Que Sera, Sera and was stamped using Versafine Black Onyx ink. Next, I adhered a lilac slimline folded card at the back of the panel using glue. 

Also, I placed a piece of watercolor paper inside of the MISTI, added anti static powder, inked up the same flowers from Que Sera, Sera Stamp Set using black ink, stamped pressing the door of the Misti firmly and finally I added WOW! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder on top and heat embossed all flowers.  

I painted all the flowers and leaves using Zig Clean Color Real Brushes. Once they were dry I die cut them all with the matching dies. Then, on top of the panel I arranged all flowers going from bottom to top and using glue and foam tape for some dimension.

Finally, for the last touch I added some Nuvo drops, sequins and gems from the Purple Side of the Rainbow Gem Mixes also from Picket Fence Studios.

I really hope you like this card that I made with lots of love! Using your MISTI is a super easy way to stamp several images at once and save some time to create more cards. If you are interested in the supplies  I used on this card, they are all listed below. Have a fantastic week and thanks for stopping by!

Your friend, Karen

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

VIDEO: Caring Hands Eclipse Cards with Channin

Hello friends! It's Channin here and today I have a pair of colorful cards and video to share featuring the Caring Hands stamps and dies from Waffle Flower Crafts. Today’s card uses the MISTI and the eclipse technique to add a cool dimensional effect to my sentiment!

To create these cards I first stamped a sentiment from Caring Hands Sentiment Stamp set onto an A2 panel of rainbow patterned paper in VersaFine Onyx Black Ink using my MISTI. I left my stamp inside my MISTI and then adhered the rainbow panel onto the front of an A2 top-folding card base.

Next, I stamped the praying hands from the Caring Hands Stamp Set in Antique Linen Distress Ink onto Neenah Solar White cardstock. I then copic (E30 & E31 or E35 & E37) colored the hands and then die cut them with the matching die. 

Next, I grabbed a scrap A2 panel of cardstock, popped it into my MISTI and stamped the same sentiment I stamped on the rainbow panel. I then centered the praying hands die over the stamped sentiment and then ran them through my die cutting machine. I then discarded the die cut hands and placed the scrap panel back into my MISTI to use as a jig. With my jig in place, I then popped my copic colored hands into the jig and stamped my sentiment once more. 

Lastly, I finished the card by adhering my hands to the card front with foam adhesive, making sure to line up the letters on the hands with the letters on the card front.

I hope you enjoyed my cards and video! Thank you so much for stopping by!



Thursday, February 25, 2021

Bunny Blessings Slimline Card

 Hey cardies, welcome back.  Sandi here and I have a fun Bunny Blessings Slimline Card to share with you today.

Simon Says Stamp had a new release yesterday and I can't stop playing with this new Bunny Blessings stamp set.  SO much fun to color.

How to Create the Bunny Blessings Slimline Card:

  • Use the Misti to stamp the images onto Hammermill card stock with Copic Friendly Black Ink.
  • Color the images with copic markers, (listed below)
  • Cut the background @ 3-1/2 x 8-1/2 and use blending brushes to add Squeezed Lemonade and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks.  Just a light coating
  • Cover the background with the Simon Says Stamp Tumbled Hearts stencil and add a second layer of the Distress Oxide Inks.
  • Place another 3 x 4 piece of white card into the Misti and stamp the grass image twice across the top
  • Color with Copic Markers and cut out the grass image from the top (leaving the bottom intact)
  • Adhere to the bottom front of the card front and trim from the back.
  • Place the card front back into the Misti and dry fit all the pieces to the background.  Stamp the sentiment in black in.
  • Cut a card base at 8 x 9 and score at 4.  
  • Attach the card front to the card base.
  • Add your art pieces with Foam Squares to heighten them slightly

Bunnies:  C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6 (or use every second color)
Pinks:  R30, RV10, RV63, RV55, RV17
Greens:  YG21, YG23, YG17
Turquoise:  BG11, BG13, BG49

If you don't have an hour to create a card like the above Slimline, I have a quick alternative for you.

Same steps, same colors, but in A2 size.
Card front is 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 Hammermill 100# White
Mat:  Audrey Blue from Simon Says Stamp 4 x 5-1/4
Card base:  401/4 x 11, score and fold at 5-1/2 - Hammermill 100# white
Distress Oxide Ink in Mowed Lawn used for the subtle background
color and cut out one bunny, the butterfly, 3 eggs and a flower
Place the card front into the Misti to line up and stamp the sentiment across the top in Audrey Blue Ink
Attach the art pieces with small pieces of foam tape.

There are lots of sentiments included in this adorable stamp set for year round use.

That's it for me today, hope you enjoyed the cards.  

The supplies I used are listed below for you.  Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you, and I thank you for your support.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Team Tuesday with Ceal


Hey Y'all!
It's Ceal, here. Today I am sharing a card where the MISTI is a must have. 
Today I am sharing a card that uses a technique that I learned a few years ago when I took Kathy Racoosin's class at Junkiefest. 

To create this card, I started with a white top folding card base and a white express it panel for the copic coloring. 
I placed the stamp in the Original MISTI and stamped the floral image from the Wild Peonies set by Picket Fence Studios in Prickly Pear ink by Gina K Designs. I left the stamp in the MISTI because I will need to stamp again after I finish the coloring.
I colored my entire panel except the flowers with Copic markers in RV14, RV17 and RV19 to get the ombre' effect. 
Next using a small piece of terry cloth and some Copic colorless blender I picked up some of the ink all over the panel to get the texture, then placed the panel back in the misti and over stamped the peonies with embossing ink and embossed them with gold powder. 
To finish the card I cut the Hello out of gold foil paper and placed it on a vellum backing and adhered to the front of the card. 


Supplies: Compensated links at no extra cost to you

Friday, February 19, 2021

Hello with The Ton Stamps

Hi everyone!Ilina here. Today I am sharing a slimline card using The Ton Eucalyptus grouped stamping set along with the Slimline Quilted Cover plate. 
The Ton's group stamping sets are basically designed to work with the MISTI and you stamp all elements at once. They have guide marks too, so it takes the guess work out of the layering. You will just need to line up those guides when positioning the layers and you are good to go. Also the coordinating dies cut all elements at once! Makes so easy to mass produce.
To make the card I used inks from Pink Fresh Studio: Mint, Meadow and Emerald City. Once I stamped the images I die cut them. 
Stamped sentiment on black card stock (the sentiment is part of the same stamp set) and embossed in white. Trimmed to size. 
Die cut the slimline cover plate from white card stock and assembled my card! 


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Quick and Easy Florals with Susan


This card and the inspiration for it were from Facebook Lives by Dawn Woleslagle of WPlus 9 Designs. You can find her group here.  This card has lots of layers as I was CASEing a card by Dawn. Most importantly, what I learned during that class was another way to make a lot of die cut florals quickly.

I first made a 6x6 panel of ink smooshing with various similarly colored Distress Oxides or Hero Arts Reactive Inks. I used Vicki Bouton's Foundations paper for all of these panels. I was careful to leave some areas of the paper white or with little to no ink. 

Above you can see that I laid out each of the florals I was using on my new MISTI. I stamped all the florals and sentiments in Versafine Onyx Black. You absolutely need a MISTI for this production line of florals as I call it. Also note that the large floral is over top both a colored area and a white area.

I also stamped the same images onto a sheet of plain Foundations paper. Below is an example of the finished florals. 

It was amazing how many florals I could make in one stamping and die cutting session. With the MISTI I was blazing along with this technique. In the picture below you can see that I have even have enough left over to make 2 additional cards.

Thanks for stopping by;

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. My Sweet Petunia gifted the new standard sized MISTI. I purchased the remaining supplies myself.