Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Papertrey Ink: Climbing a Mountain


Hello and welcome to my blog. I have another card from the September Papertrey Ink release. This time I used Bring Home the Holiday and Snowy Truck Accessories. I just had to create a scene with a pickup truck driving up a steep mountain to get to the local village. I die cut everything from Neenah Solar White 100 lb card stock. I used my Copics to color the houses, slopes, and trees. I added some twinkle to the snow with Stickles Icicle. 

I assembled this on a navy blue card stock cut to slightly less than slim line size. I adhered all my pieces with liquid adhesive or 3M foam tape. 

Thanks for stopping by;

Susan

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Papertrey Ink: September Release Vase Collection 12 and Tiers of Cheer

 

 

Hello and welcome to my blog. I am so excited to be guest designing for Papertrey Ink this month. The release is chock full of beautiful stamps and die cuts all for the holidays. I live in Florida where it is still warm and we have hurricanes instead of blizzards. Making holiday cards in these conditions is a challenge so I blasted holiday music and binged Christmas movies. 

For this first card, I used Vase Collection 12 which features a layered jug and so pretty foliage. I wanted my jug to appear rustic and distressed. Using my MISTI, I placed the first layer on the door and applied Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink and with a dauber I added a touch of Simon Says Stamp Fog Grey. I then added the second layer. Using a dauber I added Simon Says Stamp Fog Grey and WPlus9 Designs Silver Lining. I also carefully added Distress Oxide Pumice Stone. Once everything was dry, I used a brush to add some embossing ink and Wow Midas Touch embossing powder to add a bit of sparkle. 

For the foliage I used a variety of green inks and also heat embossed the larger stems with WOW Silver Metallic Glitter embossing powder. The candy canes are from Tiers of Cheer and I used Distress Oxides Candied Apple and Fired Brick. I die cut the snowflakes from silver glitter paper. These are also from Tiers of Cheer. I die cut the boughs from Into the Blooms: Pine. I really had fun filling my jug. I did lightly distress the Neenah Desert Storm Panel. I stamped the sentiment from Inside Greetings: Peace with Versafine Onyx Black ink.



This was such a fun card to make. I love the stands and all the accessories. I hope there will be accessories for spring. I started with thinking this would make a great display for larger items. My husband made a large 3-tiered stand for my daughter's cupcakes and cookies which are featured regularly at family bridal and baby showers. So pretend that all of these are large, decorated ginger bread cookies! 



For this card, I used Very Berry Mistletoe, Peace die and Festive Birds. It was easy to  make as most of it was just die cutting. There is stamp layering with Very Berry Mistletoe but with the alignment guide it was very easy. 

Thanks for stopping by;

Susan

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. Papertrey Ink very generously supplied the stamps and dies. I chose which I wanted to use.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

MISTI Rescues A Dry Ink Pad

 

 


Hello and welcome to Team Tuesdays! My card today features my MISTI along with my Karin Markers. I loaded the stamps from RevProerse Confetti Poinsettia onto the MISTI door and triple stamped them with Versamark Ink onto Canson XL watercolor. Why did I have to stamp three times onto a relatively smooth paper? Because I let my Versamark Ink pad dry out and there was no reinker here at home. In fact, I had two dry Versamark pads. However, I was able to overcome this by using my MISTI. The stamps were aligned on the door already and the sticky pad and magnets were holding the paper. It was easy to "ink up" the stamps three times so that I could heat emboss the images with white embossing powder.

Once this was done, I used my Karin markers to color in the poinsettia and the holly leaves and berries. I also stamped Happy Holidays from Joyful Holiday Wishes. With the MISTI I was able to stamp on paper that been through my paper crimper. The sentiment came out quite crisp despite the crimped paper.  Almost anything can be done with the MISTI!

Thanks for stopping by;

Susan

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Standard MISTI

Sticky Pad

MIS_T 

Creative Corners

Reverse Confetti

Poinsettia

Stitched Burst Cover Panel Confetti Cut

Joyful Holiday Wishes

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

MISTI and a Christmas Chicken Blizzard

 

Hello and welcome to My Sweet Petunia Team Tuesdays! Today we have rather an odd card: we are only stamping partial images. My chicken family from the Ink Blot Shop is struggling in some snow. To make the snow I followed an older blog post from Sandy Allnock, the Queen of Copic Coloring, located HERE. This is a very useful technique to have in your Copic or alcohol ink markers toolbox. Using this you can create smoke, blowing snow and blowing dirt amongst other things. 

However, you will need a MISTI. First I placed each chicken where I wanted it on the card panel and picked it up with the MISTI door. I very carefully inked only part of the image with Memento Tuxedo Black. I did this to give the image the appearance of being deep in the snow. I very carefully stamped a couple of the images closely together with my MISTI. 

After stamping the images, I carefully colored them in minding the cutoff points for each image. I then used Sandy Allnock's technique to develop the snow. 

Thanks for stopping by and get your MISTI out!

Susan

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Standard MISTI

Sticky Pad

MIS_T 

Creative Corners

Ink Blot Shop

Farm Yard Friends



Saturday, August 13, 2022

Ink Blot Shop: Tiny Chickens Face Off Large Insects or Do They?


 Hi,

I am back with another guest designer post for Ink Blot Shop. I really have had a lot of fun this month using Tifany's products. In this card, the hen and chicken from Farm Yard Friends are greeted by the larger bugs from Winging It. Poor Mama hen looks overwhelmed and the bugs flew in to encourage her. Behind the vellum is a floral border from Botanical Borders.

Creating this card was fairly easy, I stamped all the images with Memento Tuxedo Black using my standard sized MISTI with the sticky pad inserted. I then used various combinations of Copic Sketch markers to color them in. I just love creating a scene card. 

However, I goofed up the colors in the floral border. I colored the flowers at the same level of brightness as the critters so the critters did not stand out. I should have used more muted colors for the border or pastels. However, in my world this is no going back. I added a piece of vellum over the boarder to tone things down. I use this technique frequently when I have a bright piece of patterned paper that I want to use or as in this case, I choose the wrong colors for coloring in an image. 

I stamped the sentiment from Winging It with Versafine Ink onto the vellum. Before doing this I used the alignment grid to check for placement. One thing to consider with stamping onto vellum, most inks will eventually rub off. In order to prevent that, I heat embossed the sentiment with clear embossing powder. Versafine inks are pigments inks and stay wet longer so they are easy to emboss. If I had stamped the sentiment with Distress Oxides, I would have heat embossed as well. 

I assembled the card and popped up my critters with 3M foam tape. I do hope Mrs. Hen is encouraged now. Having children can be quite vexing. 

Thanks for stopping by;

Susan

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Farm Yard Friends 

Winging It

Botanical Borders

Alignment Guide for mini-slimline

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Ink Blot Shop and a Zebra Doodle Thanks to the MISTI

 


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today is a busy day for me as I am posting for My Sweet Petunia and as a guest designer for the Ink Blot Shop. Today I am using the Zebra Background, Billy Silly Goats  and Hey You Giant Stencil from the Ink Blot Shop. 

Using my standard MISTI and the sticky pad, I placed the Zebra Background stamp on the MISTI window. I inked it up with a light grey ink as if I were going to no-line color this. Instead, I used my fine tipped fountain pen with black ink and doodled over the stamped lines. I thought this would provide a different look to a solid black or solid grey background. 

To make the Hey You pop, I stenciled it with Gina K Designs Glitz in black. I then cut out each letter of HEY so I could mount them separately. I just liked that look better than a rectangle of the entire word. I then stamped the sentiment strip using a sentiment from Silly Billy Goats. I matted the strip with black card stock and popped it up with 3M Foam tape and offset it from the HEY. 

I cut down my main panel to 4" x 5.25" and mounted that on black card stock. I adhered the full panel to an A2 sized card cut from Neenah Solar White 110 lb card stock. 

The doodling was really relaxing so give it a try with solid stamps or solid background stamps.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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MIS-T

Ink Blot Shop

Zebra Print Background

Billy Silly Goats

Giant Hey You Stencil


Monday, July 18, 2022

MISTI and A Silhouetted Skyline

 



Hello and welcome to my blog. I am thrilled to be guest designing for my friend Tifany DeGough who owns the Ink Blot Shop. She has been a faithful friend through the COVID pandemic even though I have not seen her in almost 3 years. 

I have been watching a lot of Sandy Allnock's videos for inspiration so I decided to make a silhouetted sun rise skyline using my MISTI. Of course, I could hear the Eagle's In the City while coloring this. 

First, using my standard MISTI with the sticky pad inserted, I stamped the Burst Background with Lemon Distress Oxide. I left the stamp on the MISTI and inked up the middle to the base of the stamp with Scattered Straw Distress Oxide ink and stamped again. Then I inked up the stamp with Fossilized Amber to darken my sunrise at the base. 

On a separate sheet of paper, using my MISTI, I stamped the city skyline from Skyline Borders with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. For Copics, I used BV23, BV25 and BV28 and 100 along with a Copic friendly fine line marker. Once this was all colored in I fussy cut it so that the sunrise would shine through the spaces between the buildings. This was my first time coloring a silhouette so I made more than a few mistakes but overall I found this type of coloring to be a very relaxing process. 

To complete the card, I used rectangle dies to cut the sunburst and the skyline down to the same size. I popped up the Skyline with some 3M foam tape and adhered it to the sunburst. I then matted it all to a piece of black card stock. I will be back in a few weeks with some more cards.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Ink Blot Shop

My Sweet Petunia