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Hello Crafty friends!

It’s Lesley again, and today I am playing with the Playful Pups stamp set to create a fun patterned paper look for my card!

I love it when stamp sets have a selection of smaller images – these are perfect for creating your own backgrounds. I started my project today by die cutting a rectangle of card to A2 size, then used a grey ink to stamp lines of images along the card. I staggered them slightly to create more interest, and masked off the stitched border so it stayed ink-free.

Next up I die cut two of the frames using a die from another manufacturer, but for one of them, i covered it with the same dye ink. When i layered the grey underneath the white frame, I offset it slightly so it looks like a shadow. This is a fun way to bring the same colour tones into the rest of your image.

Next up i stamped two cute doggies and the food bowl and coloured these in with my copic markers. I also used the chisel tip of a teal coloured marker to add colour to a scratch piece of card then white heat embossed the word sweetheart from the Hello Gorgeous stamp set! I used my trimmer and scissors to cut it down into a fishtail banner shape.

Whilst I had my Hello Gorgeous stamp set out, I decided to stamp the word Hello using the two tone effect. For this i used my MISTI, first with the light ink, then added the darker ink to the bottom half of my stamp. To get a more freckled look, I tapped a paper towel over the inked stamp slightly. Once the ink was dry, i cut out the image with the coordinating die and layered this onto die cut foam for some dimension. I also added a few layers of my wink of stella clear glitter brush marker and finished the card with some sequins from the Honey Bee Stamps store!

 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again next Monday when I am back on the blog

Have a great day

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Crafty friends are the best! Don’t ya think? 🙂

When I was in Arizona for Creativation this January, I had the pleasure of hanging out with the some of the Honey Bee Stamps gang – Melissa, Lisa, Taniesa and Carrie. One night we had a sleepover and a little crafting – it was such fun!  I didn’t have much supplies with me, but the girls let me tuck into theirs. Isn’t that so lovely!? Taniesa had the Lawn Fawn Love Letters stamp set – which hadn’t quite reached us in the UK at that point. I stamped and die cut a few, but didn’t have a chance to use them that evening so I brought them home with me.

I finally got a chance to use them this week, and I had an idea to make a pretty META card – this card, is a card about sending a card! Yes, I know its a bit crazy but FUN right?!

This card was also inspired by a recent project by Nichol Sphor, where she used yellow and orange tones to create a beautiful background. I don’t know why I hardly ever use yellow and orange tones, but Nichol’s card make me push outside of my normal comfort zone and give it a try AND I love the end result! I am definitely going to use these colours more often!

The scalloped rectangles are from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Heart Envelope die set, and I have used two together to create a larger panel on the left and kept one separate for the right. This is because I wanted the design to have a storyboard feel to it!  Plus it was a challenge to create the design in such a way so the elements hid the seam. I think it all worked out in the end! You can hardly tell that its two rectangles stuck together!

I also used my copic markers to colour in the images, and instead of yellowy chickies, I went for teal birdies this time, so they wouldn’t get lost against the background. I also used some stamps from the Lawn Fawn Monster Mash stamp set to add some fun words to the letter and speech bubble!

When making this card I had this painful revelation that I don’t have any teal cardstock left in my stash! How terrible! But nothing a little Peacock Feathers Distress Ink can’t fix for now! I layered some inked card under the edge of my white panel, after using a Mama Elephant Fine Trimmings die to add cute little holes. I love that you can see a little of the blue peeping through the holes. For the background I used some Echo Park Homefront paper from the 6×6 Dots and Stripes paper pad. I think it was the perfect design for the background! To finish I gave the card a sprinkling of sequins from the Honey Bee Stamps Baby Girl sequin mix!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this card today!

Be sure to watch the video for more information on how i made this card, and if you have any questions be sure to leave a comment or contact me using the feedback form on my blog.

Just a note to say that the Honey Bee Stamps & MISTI collaboration BlogHop will be open until 7th April 2017 when the winner will be announced. Check out my previous post for more details on how you can enter the giveaways!

Happy Crafting!

——Products Used——–

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------Other Products Used ------

Echo Park Paper Homefront 6x6 Dots & Stripes Paper Pad
Hero Arts Friends Definition Stamp
Honey Bee Stamps Baby Girl Sequins
Copic Markers - C5, C7, C1, 00, G00, Y17, R00, RV10, BG34, V000, Y11 & BG23

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Hello my crafty friends,

ITS BLOG HOP TIME!  I am so excited to be celebrating this fun collaboration between Honey Bee Stamps and MISTI!  If you would like to start at the beginning, click here to go to the start of the hop.

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! 🙂

Lydia Fiedler

Taniesa Vlasak

Ilina Crouse

Lisa Cisneros

Jeanne Streiff

Mindy Baxter

Maureen Wong

Lesley Oman <–you are here!

Kia Gibson-Clapper

Laurie Case

Ceal Pritchett

Galina Filippenko

Maria Sabina

Kelly Kohout

Cassie Tezak

Cheryl Espie

 

Happy Crafting

Lesley

 

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