Hello my crafty friends,
To celebrate this sweet collaboration, you can be in with a chance to WIN! You simply need to leave a comment at each stop for a chance to win the prizes. There will be a $45 Honey Bee Stamps store voucher and also a MISTI prize (winner’s choice of original or mini). So TWO chances to win! The MISTI winner will be announced on the My Sweet Petunia blog on 7th April and Honey Bee Stamps winner will be announced on the Honey Bee Stamp blog!
Now…. let’s have a look at the projects I made for today!
I absolutely LOVE my MISTI, and if you have seen any of my videos then you know that I use it pretty much every single time. There are so many different ways to use this wonderful tool, and today I want to show you one fab way that makes it easy to make fun backgrounds for your cards.
I have made three cards using the same design, but I have coloured them using different techniques. Let me walk you through it!
I started with a square piece of card that I cut using a square die, then I added post-it tape to mask off corner to corner to create a triangular quarter.
I trimmed off the excess post-it tape so my card would fit snuggly into my Mini MISTI, and then laid down a piece of acetate on top.
I reached for the Honey Bee Stamps Country Wreath stamp set because there are so many gorgeous images in this set, which are perfect for this technique. Using the post it tape as a guide, I arranged the stamps on top. The acetate helps hold the stamps in place as you lay them all down.
Next step is to close the lid and let the MISTI pick up the stamps. They are now perfectly arranged ready for stamping!
I removed the post it tape and prepped my card with an embossing powder tool, before inking up my stamps with versamark ink. After stamping once, I removed the card, turned it 90 degrees and stamped again. Then I sprinkled clear embossing powder over the top.
This means that half of my card is covered in beautiful floral stamping, along the diagonal. It’s a bit hard to see in the photo but here is a little peek! Of course you could turn the card 4 times to completely cover the card for a different look!
The MISTI makes it really easy to make batches of cards, as the stamps are already in place ready to rumble. So I grabbed two more die cut squares and decided to make another two cards. One card is clear embossing on neenah cardstock, the second is liquid platinum embossing powder on neenah, and the third is white embossing powder on watercolour cardstock.
For the watercolour cardstock, I pulled out my Ecoline liquid watercolour. First i prepped the card by using a wide brush to cover the back and front of the card using clean white water as this helps the project dry flat. Then I placed two drops of pink liquid watercolour into a palatte and added 2 drops of water.
I am creating an ombre effect on this card, so first I will add a painted stripe of the most concentrated watercolour. Then I added two drops of water, and added another stripe. I kept on repeating this until the whole card was covered.
I love the loose effect this gives, and its so easy to achieve, AND you only need one colour of watercolour. So fun! The white embossing resists the watercolour and pops against the pink background.
For the next card, I decided to do some more embossing resist, but this time with distress inks! I used Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry to create a lovely soft blended background.
For the last card, I picked out four shades of pink copic markers, and once again I went for an ombre effect. The flowers near the middle were coloured with the lightest pink, and the images closest to the bottom right have the darkest pink.
For each of these cards, I mounted them onto square card blanks that I inked up with distress inks, and reached for my HOORAY honey cuts die. This die has two parts, first the letters which I cut from white, and secondly the shadow which I cut from gold glitter card. This die layers so beautifully -and it really is the perfect word for so many occasions!Before sticking down the die cuts, I added a little scrunched up layer of twine for some added texture and fun. Then I added some fun sequins from the Baby Girl sequin mix from Honey Bee Stamps. There you have it – three cards with different looks, all made easy with the use of a MISTI tool. It really is the Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented!
Thanks for stopping by, blog hoppers, and now its time to go visit Kia Gibson-Clapper for the next hop!
Here’s a list of everyone participating in today’s hop. Make sure you comment at each stop to be in with a chance to win! 🙂
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