Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Critters, Flowers and A Slim Line Card

 Hello Everyone!

This is Susan and I hope all is well at you. I am just finishing up some cards for my grandchildren and then yes, I am going to start on Christmas cards. This card is for one of my grandsons. He turned 3! He likes to climb so I decided to use the tall slimline style for my layout. 

Using a stencil and embossing paste, I layered some bricks onto a piece of Neenah 110 card stock cut to 3.5" x 9". While that was drying, I got out my MISTI and I stamped out several pieces from Reverse Confetti Cup of Friendship, Lemonade Stand, Ice Cream Social and Later Alligator onto Neenah Solar White 80lb Super Smooth card stock. I then used soooo many different colors of Copics markers to color these flowers and critters. 

I die cut Happy Confetti Cuts from Neenah Solar White and Reverse Confetti Avocado card stock. I did layer the word Happy 3x using liquid adhesive. Once I had all the pieces gathered and finished, I used my regular sized 2nd Edition MISTI and my Creative Corners to line everything up. I use the magnets like other crafters use temporary adhesive or Press N'Seal. For me this method works best as I can move things around more easily. I highly recommend purchasing the Creative Corners. I love mine and use them every day I craft. For a finishing touch, I added clear droplets. 

Thanks for stopping by and get that MISTI out;


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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Bird of the Woods- Mass Producing cards

 Hi everyone! 

Ilina here. Today I am sharing easy to mass produce super colorful cards. All you need is your layering set, sentiment set, embossing folder, your MISTI and colorful inks.

For my cards I combined products from several companies. 

To make the cards I started by die cutting bunch of bird die cuts from white card stock. I used the Bird of the Woods stamp and die set from Altenew. Next with help of my MISTI and the negative space of one of the die cuts I stamped all the layers on the birds starting with the black outline. 

Once the birds were done I set them aside. For each stamped bird I cut 3 additional die cuts from white card stock that I didn't stamp on. I use these for stacking.

Next I stamped bunch of sentiments from the Perfect Sentiments stamp set from Pinkfresh Studio. Die cut them, along with just plain die cuts (for stacking) and set them aside.

Then using different embossing folders I embossed white panels and cut them to 4" x 5 1/4". 

Adhered the stacked birds and stacked sentiment, then adhered the whole panel to a white note card. I again stacked card stock on the back to add more sturdiness and dimension. But you can use craft foam or foam tape. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

A Fall Hello from Judy

Happy Wednesday! Judy here with some vacation inspiration. Our family just returned from a fabulous couple of weeks away in the Northeast, where we were able to explore Boston (one of my favorite cities), parts of Vermont and New Hampshire, and end up in one of the most beautiful states - Maine! We had a wonderful time, with lots of good food devoured and new memories made! I am glad to be home and back in the "normal," however - so that I can spend some time crafting!

Our vacation was HOT - record temps in Boston - and back home we have had heat indexes over 100 every day. I am finally ready to move from the hot to the crisp fall air, so bring it on! I am hoping my breezy sunflower card will help do the trick! We saw a lot of beautiful flower gardens on our trip, and some amazing sunflowers.

One of the things I sometimes struggle with is scoring my card in half. Simple, right? Especially when you have a Scor-Buddy! I think it's age creeping up saying, "You used to be able to do this, but now you need help!" So I use my Original MISTI after I have scored the halfway mark, and put the cardstock in the corner to fold in half and get it straight! The Cut Align also helps to get those layers straight (along with some magnifying readers!), and I had a few layers here!

I am using the wonderful Sunflowers Dies from Stampin' Up!, along with a fun sentiment (Big Words) from WOW! Embossing (yes, they have stamps!). I have a subtle embossing folder (SU!) for my main white panel to add texture to the background, along with some fun patterned paper from Simple Stories that reminded me of sunflowers. I used my Mini MISTI to stamp the sentiment in a crisp black (VersaFine Clair Nocturne). The leaves and foliage sprigs, as well as the sunflower center are cut from shimmer cardstock (Michael's). A fun fall card for a friend to say hello!

And here is my inspiration from Maine, near Acadia National Park. These were about 8 feet tall:

Have a great week! You can find more of my projects at Joy in a JAR.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

So Blessed


Hello Friends!
It's Ceal here for team Tuesday. 
Today's card uses this gorgeous set by Concord & 9th and their new liquid watercolors. 

To create this card I started with a white top folding card base and a watercolor paper panel. I placed the watercolor paper in the Original MISTI and stamped the image several times with Fadeout ink. I love being able to get a great impression on watercolor paper by using the MISTI. It is a necessity when using watercolor paper because of the texture.
I used the new liquid watercolors to color the image and then placed the panel back in the MISTI to stamp the sentiment 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Watercolor and the MISTI

 Hello!  It's Angie here today!  All this week I have been creating with watercolor and my favorite tools! 

To create my card, I placed the Lotus Flower 3 in the Original MISTI and inked it with Shadow ink.  Truthfully, I meant to use Fade Out ink but picked up the wrong ink; turns out I really like the way it looks! Without moving the stamp, I simply flipped the watercolor paper around and stamped again!  For the flower petals, I mixed Daniel Smith's Jane's Grey, and Indigo.  I chose Enduring Comfort for my sentiment because I was talking with a friend this week who was making sympathy cards.  I realized that I don't have any in my stash and it's always easier for me to create a sympathy card when I don't need one!

When I make cards, I like to adhere the cardstock (or watercolor paper in this case) to the base before stamping the sentiment. This helps ensure that the sentiment goes on straight even if I get the layers adhered imperfectly. The Cut-Align ruler with its center zero also helps to align the layers evenly on the base.  Next, I place the card into the Mini MISTI and stamp the sentiments.  The Mini takes up less space and is lighter so it's very handy to use and that means I am able to leave my image on the Original MISTI until I am completely done with my project.  It happens quite often that I need to start my project over again and if the image is still in the MISTI it's a wonderful time saver!  The last thing I do is add a Double Dip note on the inside especially if it's a dark card base.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  


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