Tuesday, May 4, 2021

My Favorite Ways to Use My MISTI

 

 


I honestly cannot craft without my MISTI. From the stamping to arranging of layers and straightening items, I use my MISTI. I most often use my new standard MISTI and my Creative Corners. This card was no exception. 

For this card, I stamped Reverse Confetti's Butterfly Wreath and some extra butterflies onto Arches Cold Press watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Because I used the textured side I had to use the MISTI 3 times to get a good image. I also stamped the sentiment in the same manner. 

I fussy cut everything out because I had not purchased the Confetti Cuts for the wreath. For the back panel I trimmed a pieces of Arches to 3 7/8" x 5". I added some water to the panel and just added drops of color. Honestly, I do not even remember what colors I used. I blended them all together and then splattered Lunar Blue and Indio over the panel. I added some of my favorite Pink Fresh Studios clear drops and a pretied bow. 

Thanks for stopping by and leave a comment telling me your fav use for your MISTI;

Susan

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

MISTI and WPlus9 Florals

 

 


Hi, These sets and dies are older sets from WPlus9 Designs. I am still trying to work through my older stamps and trying to use them. So I pulled out my MISTI and made this for my daughter. The background uses the trellis background die but that is no longer available. I would use The Lawn Fawn Fancy Trellis background die instead or the Honey Bee Garden Trellis Stencil. I carefully placed the stamp on my standard MISTI making sure there were no bubbles left on the MISTI door behind the stamp. I used a bright yellow ink because Spring is such a cheerful time. I  adhered it to a Neenah 110lb notecard.

Next, I die cut the Lavinia Layers die out of Bazzill Vellum and out of Neenah 110lb card stock. I adhered the vellum to the frame die using a liquid adhesive to ensure good bonding. 

I then proceeded to stamp out lots of florals, bird houses and nests from Spring Blessings and The Little Things. Using my MISTI makes stamping extras easier. I keep the extra bits in small containers for future cards. When I do this I sometimes play with different colored inks to see what color combinations work for layering. I die cut everything out using the accompanying die cuts. I stamped the word Spring  and die cut that out as well. 

Using my MISTI and the magnets I arranged everything. I then placed the blessings sentiment on the MISTI door and stamped with Versafine Onyx Black. Because I was using vellum, it was essential to heat set the ink so it would not smear. You could substitute Archival Inks here but those will need to be heat set as well just to be on the safe side. 




Once all of that was done. I used Press N' Seal to keep the arrangement together. This technique is never works perfectly for me so I rely heavily on the MISTI magnets. I use both the bar magnets and the round magnets. I started with adhering the bottom layers flat with liquid adhesive and worked my way up through the arrangement. I did pop up some elements. The Spring die cut is popped up with two layers of foam tape where it is just overhanging the the vellum. I added some clear sequins and called it done!

Thanks for stopping by the MISTI blog!
Susan

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Reverse Confetti is having a Clearance Sale

 



Whoo hoo, Reverse Confetti is having a sale and its a big one. Everything but the latest release is 25% off no code needed. So instead of showing you a card with the latest sets, I thought I would showcase an older card, using the set Peony. I love this set because of the big bold lines.



For this particular card, I used my Copic Markers and made a bouquet. I mounted it on a background made using the Diagonal Stitches. So easy. The hardest part for me is making the bouquet but I use Press N' Seal to assemble it and then glue it down layer by layer with some layers popped up.

Thanks for stopping by;

Susan

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Using the MISTI with Stencils

 


 Hi, It is my turn on the My Sweet Petunia blog. I had a lot of bits and pieces on my desk so I whipped up this card. However, I had to make a background. I do not like putting Pixie Spray on my stencils as it makes storing the stencils difficult and taping never seems to keep things straight for me. So I thought why not use my MISTI. I have a picture below showing what I did. I do have a Silhouette Cutting Mat in my MISTI and that is sprayed with Pixie Spray. However, what makes this work is the magnetization of the platform.


So here you can see my first stencil not the one that actually made it on the card. My paper is adhered down to the mat and with magnets. I then laid the stencil on top and moved the magnets to adjust for the stencil. This kept everything perfectly aligned and stable. Nothing moved and I had no blobs of ink! So I will be using this from now on for stenciling especially with fine detailed stencils.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Monday, March 8, 2021

Reverse Confetti March 2021 Release and Blog Hop

 




Hi, Welcome to the Reverse Confetti March 2021 Release Blog Hop. This release is soooooo cute and soooo very versatile. You can find the full release at the Reverse Confetti shop. The blog hop starts on the Reverse Confetti Blog. I will post the full hop below. 





For this first card, I used my very favorite set, Orange Blossoms and the accompanying Confetti Cuts. Using my MISTI, I stamped each image with Memento Tuxedo Black. For the coloring I used my Copics. The oranges are YR12, YR16, YR18 and probably a smidge of something else! The greens are YG11, YG13 and YG17. For the background I used Plaid Lines Small and Plaid Lines Big. I layered the Big die cut over the Small die cut for more dimension. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black onto Lime Green card stock. Other than the coloring this card was easy to make.



For this card, I used the die set You and the coordinating stamp set, You Coordinates. I die cut YOU three times from Neenah Solar White 110 lb card stock. I glued all three together to form the base to which I adhered the top layers which were die cut from Gel Press prints. Using the L shaped ruler from MISTI Creative Corners and my MISTI, I place each of the tree die cuts and the sentiment I wanted to use on a 4" x 9" piece of Rose card stock. This card is slightly bigger than the standard slim line cards. However, my envelopes are from Paper Source and fit this size ( 4.25" x 9.25"). I have a link below to Paper Source. 


For my last card I used the adorable Hop into Spring stamp set and Confetti Cuts. What an adorable set! I die cut the Stitched Burst cover panel from Arches 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. I taped the panel to a board. I then mixed up various shades of the rainbow from my Daniel Smith watercolor palette and painted the stripes over the die cut panel. I was not going for perfection as you can tell. I  also die cut the Circle Rays Duo dies from the Arches Cold Press. I used the larger one and saved the smaller one. I colored the bunny up with my Copics and add some touches with white gel pen. I die cut the bunny out with the accompanying die. Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment on the circle panel with Versafine Onyx Black.

The Blog Hop

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Deanne Kuntz

Jenny Colacicco

Kathy Schweinfurth

Cheiron Brandon

Dana Joy

Amy Rohl

Jeanne Jachna

Julee Tilman

Audrey Tokach

Susan Wymer

Tina Smith

Becky Roberts

Candice Fisher

Heather Ruwe

Olga Matyushevskaya

Amy Tsuruta

Olga Moss


Thank you for stopping by and have fun hopping;

Susan

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Quick and Easy Florals with the MISTI and WPlus9 Designs Modern Roses

 



Hello! 

This card and the inspiration for it were from Facebook Lives by Dawn Woleslagle of WPlus 9 Designs. You can find her group here.  This card has lots of layers as I was CASEing a card by Dawn. Most importantly, what I learned during that class was another way to make a lot of die cut florals quickly.

I first made a 6x6 panel of ink smooshing with various similarly colored Distress Oxides or Hero Arts Reactive Inks. I used Vicki Bouton's Foundations paper for all of these panels. I was careful to leave some areas of the paper white or with little to no ink. 


Above you can see that I laid out each of the florals I was using on my new MISTI. I stamped all the florals and sentiments in Versafine Onyx Black. You absolutely need a MISTI for this production line of florals as I call it. Also note that the large floral is over top both a colored area and a white area.


I also stamped the same images onto a sheet of plain Foundations paper. Below is an example of the finished florals. 


It was amazing how many florals I could make in one stamping and die cutting session. With the MISTI I was blazing along with this technique. In the picture below you can see that I have even have enough left over to make 2 additional cards.



Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

My Sweet Petunia Team Tuesdays: MISTI and a Bunny Tale

 

 


Happy Belated Birthday to Rabbit Hole Designs. I missed the collaborative blog hop between My Sweet Petunia and Rabbit Hole Designs. For the card above, I used Just Cake and Happy Birthday. I first stamped the cake with my MISTI and then colored it with my Copics. I stamped the Happy Birthday - don't you love that script - with Versafine Onyx Black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to give the sentiment some shine. I added Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer and Glossy Accents to the cake to add some shine. I fussy cut the cake out and popped it up on 3M foam dots. 



This card you absolutely need a MISTI. I created the background using all the sentiments from Blended Sentiments. First, let me apologize for my dirty MISTI but as I see it, a dirty MISTI is a loved and well-used MISTI. I lined up the card stock on my MISTI. I do have an old Silhouette mat on top of my mouse pad. I laid out the stamps on the MISTI for the first round of stamping. I used Gina K Designs Warm Glow Amalgam Ink.


for stamping this background. I stamped the first round and then set up my MISTI again to fill in the blanks. 


You can see in the above picture that I reset the sentiments after the first stamping. I continued this throughout the stamping process. I trimmed this panel down to 4" x 5.25" and mounted it onto an A2 sized card. I colored in my poor tired bunny with my Copics. 


For the third card, I used the Open Heart stencil to make a Gel Press print using gold and red acrylic paints. I used Waffle Flower's A7 Layers die cuts to make the panel and back panel. All of this was mounted on a 5" x 7" Neenah Solar White 110 lb card stock. 

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan 

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. My Sweet Petunia and The Rabbit Hole Designs provided some of the products used in this project.