Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Cozy Wishes Christmas Card


Hey cardmaking friends.  It's Sandi MacIver here for Team Tuesday and today I'm sharing Simon Says Stamp Cozy Wishes with you.  

This is the November Card Kit of the Month and it's fabulous.

 First up I'm going to be using the adorable new 6 x 8 stamp set called Cozy Wishes full of lanterns, bird houses and sweet little birds.

There is also a great selection of sentiments. The kit also includes a Scandinavian Christmas Embossing Folder which I have used on todays card. 

So let's get started on the card.

s. handmade christmas card with a lantern, candles and a sweet little bird created with card making and paper crafting products from Simon Says Stamp

How to create the Simon Says Stamp Cozy Wishes Card:

Start with a top folding A2 sized card base in Hammermill white. 

Next, use the Chunky A2 Scalloped Rectangles to cut a rectangle (second largest in the set). 

Place the cut rectangle inside the Scandinavian Christmas Embossing Folder and run it through your die cutting machine.

Finally, use foam squares to attach it to the card front.

  handmade christmas card with a lantern, candles and a sweet little bird created with card making and paper crafting products from Simon Says Stamp

Creating the Art Pieces for the Card.

Place a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of hammermill white card into the Misti.

Lay in the stamps needed for the card and stamp them with the Intense Black Ink from Simon Says Stamp (this ink is copic friendly). 

Color the images with the Copic Markers:
  •  Blues:  BG 53, BG57, BG09 
  •  Yellows: Y00, Y11, Y15 
  •  Greens:  G21, G94, G99 
  •  Browns:  E21, E23, E25, E27 

On a separate scrap of white cardstock stamp the sentiment in black.

Once the sentiment is dry, fussy cut it out (there is a coordinating die set for this stamp set but I don't have it). 

Cut out the lantern, the bird and the three branches. 

Finally, use foam squares to attach them to the card front. 

TIP - you could also add a bit of Clear Stickles to the lantern for some candle light glisten, or frost on the outside of the lantern.


used for the Simon Says Stamp Cozy Wishes Card:

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Watercolor Roses with Karen Reategui

Hello friends, I'm so happy to be here today sharing this watercolor card that I made using products from Picket Fence Studios and my original MISTI.

Let's start! With the help of my original MISTI I stamped the Watercolor Roses stamp using Black Hybrid ink onto an A2 watercolor panel.  

Then, using a watercolor brush I applied Jane Davenport Watercolors. Also, I added some splatters of metallic gold ink from Hero Arts around the panel using a fan brush.

Once my panel was dry, I stamped my sentiment from the same Watercolor Roses Stamp using my MISTI and the Black Hybrid ink from Picket Fence Studios.

I trimmed down my panel a little bit and I adhered a panel of Neenah Desert Storm plus a white card base at the back. As a final touch I added some Autumn Leaves Gem Mixes from Picket Fence Studios and this card was done.

I hope you like this card and give this a try. 
Thank you so much for stopping by, please have a wonderful day and you will find the list of supplies below.

Your friend, Karen


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Using My MISTI to Build Scenes


Hi, Welcome to the My Sweet Petunia blog. I am Susan. Today, I have a card that I made for my oldest granddaughter who is doing so well in first grade! I had not colored in a person/fairy in a long time and decided to give it a go with Reverse Confetti's Enchanted Garden. I also decided to color in some apples using Reverse Confetti's Orange Blossom set. 

I set up all the stamps I was using in the MISTI along with some Neenah Solar White Super Smooth 80 lb card stock. This card stock can handle a ton of ink so I have switched to using this type of Neenah rather than the straight 80 lb card stock. I stamped each image twice with Ink On 3 Fade Out Ink. I adore this ink. Even though I have to stamp twice in order for my old eyes to see the lines, the stamped lines fade out as I color. 

For the reds, I varied up the colors but pretty much used Copic Sketch Markers R12, R14, R17, R24 and R29. For greens, I used YG61, G24, YG63 and YG67. The yellows sadly I did not write these down. For the very darkest centers and tiny buds I used RV99. 

For the background, I die cut a panel with Reverse Confetti Cloudy Day cover plate. I then die cut this with one of the Nested Dome die set from Waffle Flower. To make this panel I die cut a piece of Gina K. Designs Soft Stone (perfect shade of gray) card stock to adhere to the background. 

Once I had all my pieces colored and die cut, I place the card base in my MISTI (see above - please excuse how dirty and well-loved my MISTI is) and arranged my pieces. Let's be honest the picture above is an honest picture of crafting except I edited out my messy desk! Using some magnets I finalized this version of the card. I do this instead of using Press N' Seal because I feel that I have better control over placement. Once I have the piece in place I adhere it with liquid glue or tape runner. However, as I was doing this I changed my mind, of course. Once I had moved everything where I wanted it now on the dome, I used liquid adhesive to adhere everything. 

For the back panel that the dome is mounted on, I used Reverse Confetti Stitched Scallops Coverplate to die cut a piece of Reverse Confetti Salsa card stock. I trimmed this to 4" x 5.25". For the card base, I also used Reverse Confetti Salsa card stock to make an A2 side folding card. Once everything was altogether, I added Pretty Pink Posh Dew Drops and some Glossy Accents over Wink of Stella clear glitter ink. 

Thanks for stopping by;


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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Slim Scenes and the MISTI

Hello! Angie here! For today's project, I pulled out a stamp that had not seen ink yet.  I really like my NEW Original MISTI when stamping a Slim Scene.  If the ink coverage isn't absolutely perfect the first time it's easy to add another layer when utilizing the MISTI.  A fun technique I like to use with the MISTI and a Silhouette stamp is to stamp in a light ink tone and add highlights with a dark ink tone.  To add the dark highlights simply grab a piece of cling wrap and place it around a finger.  Next, tap your finger in the dark ink and randomly add color to the silhouette stamp.  Lastly, close the MISTI lid to stamp over the lighter image.  The technique adds interest and texture! 

The MISTI is magic when it comes to stamping multiples! Once the stamp is in the MISTI it's a breeze to create more than one background!  

I love how the gray and black trees turned out! For a pop of color, I die-cut some cardinals and placed them in the trees.  Lastly, I added a Slim Sentiment.

Next, I used a light tone of brown on the trees then added a darker brown using the technique mentioned above.  I created a scene by scattering woodland animals among the trees. So cute!  I die cut the layer with the small scallop die, and lastly, I used the Mini MISTI to stamp the sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Getting Started on Christmas

Hello and welcome to another edition of Team Tuesday!
It's Ceal, here. I am getting started with Christmas cards and sharing these two with you. 
For these two cards I used the new Tiny Trees Turnabout. If you have followed me any at all, you know that I love turnabouts. They allow you to make so many backgrounds at once to have to use later. And they were made especially made for the Misti.

The color combos I used are Midnight, Oceanside, Parsley, and Clover for the first card and Stardust, Grapefruit, Aqua Sky and Oceanside for the second one. 
I added some gems to the first card and kept the second one plain. 
I also created some more backgrounds for a later use.

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