Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Ink Blending, Silhouettes and Sticky Mats


Hello and welcome to Team Tuesday! 
It's Ceal, here and today I am sharing a sympathy card made with a couple of sets by Gina K Designs. 
Sympathy cards can be very hard to create because of the nature of the card itself.
The Summer Silhouettes set by Gina K to me makes a pretty sympathy card, in fact I think any floral silhouette would make a pretty sympathy card. 
To make this card I started with a top folding white card base and a white panel.
I got out my Original Misti and a sticky mat that I have designated for ink blending. 
When you order the sticky mats you get three in the package and I have one of them that I ink blend on because it holds your paper and you don't have to worry about inky fingers. 
I placed the blended panel in the Misti and stamped the silhouette. I always use the Misti for silhouette stamping because if I used a block there is no way I could line it back up to stamp it again if I needed to, which is usually the case because of the blending.
To finish the card I added the sympathy greeting from the sympathy and love set also by Gina K. 

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Saturday, August 6, 2022

You Are the Sweetest

 Mixing new and old supplies is always a great feeling.   So please forgive me if you can't buy the pattern paper.  Today, I have a really easy and fast card.   I used the new Simon Says Stamp Soft serve die with an older Altenew Sweetest Pea stamp set.  Let's not forget the classic MFT Wonky Rectangles.

I love the combination of the Concord & 9th glitter cardstock with Stickles.

Here is the video showing how I made this card.

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Thursday, August 4, 2022


My MISTI & accessories have been getting a workout lately! I am getting a head start on the holiday rush, let me share what I have been up to!  

First, I love using the MISTI to watercolor stamped images.  For me, it's the only way to watercolor a stamp; the textured paper requires multiple stampings in order to get a full impression.  I always keep the image stamp in an Original MISTI until the project is completed.  After all the layers are glued to the card base I place the card in my MINI MISTI to stamp the sentiment.  Have you ever stamped your sentiment and then glued your layers onto the card base, only to realize that you glued your layer on a bit crooked?  Me too!  Stamping the sentiment AFTER the layers are all in place helps ensure the sentiment is on straight.  

For my next card, I created my own designer paper by stamping images randomly on a piece of cardstock.  I placed the cardstock on a Sticky Mat in the middle of the MISTI.  The Sticky Mat held the layer fast so that I could stamp all over and past the edges of the cardstock with perfect alignment.   

Lastly, and maybe my favorite card is this one!  I placed the adorable kitty image in the middle of the MISTI lid and stamped it.  Then I moved the paper until the wall lines on the image met.  I had a smile on my face the entire time, it was such a hoot to create!  My own two cats inspired the design.  Rocket (Rocky) definitely regrets nothing as he leads his quiet brother into mischief!

Thanks so much for taking a look at the amazing way the MISTI & tools make creating a breeze!  

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022


Hi cardmaking friends and welcome back.  It's Sandi MacIver here and today I'm sharing a card created with the Spellbinders August Clear Stamp and Die Club kit.  This month's "Perfect Floral Bloom" Clear Stamp Set and Coordinating Die set is perfect for making cards, decor and more.  

A Misti is super helpful with the stamping as many of the images are two step, or two layers.  Stamping the layers in different shades of the same color also helps to add depth to the image.  

The coordinating dies make it super quick and easy to pop them out so you can start your floral arranging.   

Ok, so don't fall over in amazement, I'm trying another new color scheme today, haha.  A little peachy/pink floral and greeny/blue foliage, and I really like it.  

      The background in today's card is created with the Embossing Club of the month folder "Intertwined Lattice.  This is a 5.5 x 8.5" folder with a repeating design.  The size allows you to create a pretty background for almost any size card you wish to make from a mini slimline all the way up to a 5 x 7 and long enough for a slimline card as well.  

The background in today's card is created with the Embossing Club of the month folder "Intertwined Lattice.  This is a 5.5 x 8.5" folder with a repeating design.  The size allows you to create a pretty background for almost any size card you wish to make from a mini slimline all the way up to a 5 x 7 and long enough for a slimline card as well.

How to create the Spellbinders August Clear Stamp and Die Club Card:

Note:  I'm using Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Inks today:  Leaves:  Tidepool, Tropic and Aegean, the peach is:  Cheeky, Blush and Pucker. 

Start by placing a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of white cardstock into the Misti on the Sticky mat.  Lay down the three leaf solid image stamps, ink and stamp with Tidepool. 

Next, remove the cardstock and place another piece in and repeat. 

Then, clean and remove the stamps, lay the stem stamps over the stamped images.  Close the Misti to adhere the stamps to the lid.  Open the Misti, ink the stamps with Aegean ink and stamp.

Finally, switch out the card stock and repeat.

  Spellbinders August Clear Stamp and Die Club

Creating the Flowers

Start by placing the two floral image stamps onto the white cardstock, close the Misti lid to secure them to the lid, open and Ink with Blush and Cheeky ink. Flip the card stock around and repeat. Next, clean and remove the stamps and replace them with the flower center stamps.  Ink and stamp these in Pucker.

Then, use the coordinating dies to cut all the pieces out.  Lay them down on the work surface in two bunches. 

 Meanwhile, use the Intertwined Lattice embossing folder to emboss the 4 x 5-1/4" white card front and attach to a 4 -1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of Blue Spruce Cardstock. 
Attach this to a A2 sized top folding card base. 

 Use Press & Seal to pick up the two bouquets you created, flip them over and add foam squares to the back before attaching them to the card front. 

TIP - ensure you have left enough room in the middle for the sentiment.
Next, die cut the Cheers sentiment using the Small Die of the Month Club kit "Outlined Sentiments" and attach to the center of the card. 

Finally, embellish with Silver Color Essentials Gems. 

This is a super fun and easy stamp and die set to play with and would look great in many different color variations. 


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