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Playing with MISTI


This afternoon the stamp club I belong to enjoyed a play day. We brought our MISTI's and stamped away. We're all learning that the MISTI is a must-have tool for many reasons. I not only love it for the repeated impressions that can be made; I also love it because it allows me to stamp sentiments exactly where I want them and in a straight line!

I've been wanting to use this Penny Black stamp for a long time. I had tried it without the MISTI and I wasn't very successful. With the MISTI, I couldn't believe how much fun it was to make several impressions with different color inks. This card is the one with the yellow tones.

I used the Scattered Straw Distress Ink over the entire surface of each flower, followed by Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade. For the foliage, I started with the Peeled Paint Distress Ink and added Mowed Lawn. After, I supplemented the foliage and stem inks with colored pencils. The stamped panel and the matting panel were cut with the Spellbinders' nesting dies, as well as the card base. After the two panels were adhered to each other, I adhered a die-cut piece of fun foam to the backside and then adhered that to the card base. The sentiment was then inked onto the top panel with VersaFine, and the entire panel was adhered to the card base. Orange pearls of varying size were scattered onto the card.

The card base was made by scoring and folding an 8.5" x 11" piece of card stock in half, vertically. It was folded in half along the score line. The die was placed on top, face down, along the fold line with the fold inside the die line.

Penny Black Stamps:

Slapstick Cling "Pop Pop Poppy" 40-330

Clear Set "Eloquence" 30-162

Ranger Distress Inks: Scattered Straw; Mustard Seed; Spiced Marmalade; Peeled Paint; Mowed Lawn

Prismacolor Colored Pencils: Celadon Green (PC1020); Limepeel (PC1005); Kelp Green (PC1090)

Spellbinders' Grand Nestabilities Grand Large Labels LF-168

Linen Card Stock 80# in White (base card)

Neenah Classic Crest 80# in Solar White (stamped panel)

Colored card stock (source unknown)

EyeLet Outlet adhesive backed pearls in orange

MISTI stamp positioner

With the increasing number of shadow stamps coming out, the MISTI tool is an almost must-have. The last I heard, Art 'n Soul was taking orders for more MISTI's since the first order sold out almost immediately.

Mary Prasad has created this lovely card for the Elizabeth Crafts Designs' blog. Check it out!

Click on this link to Mary's post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs' blog:

http://blog.elizabethcraftdesigns.com/2016/04/window-on-an-embossed-wall-card/

On the Magenta blog, Ellie Knol is having fun making background papers using Magenta's Nuance. You can do it, too! You can purchase the Nuance powdered watercolors at Art 'n Soul.

Click on this link to the Magenta blog for Ellie's post:

http://www.magentastyle.com/2016/04/playing-with-nuance-en-jouant-avec-les.html

That's what today brings. I hope your Wednesday is wonderful!

#PennyBlack #Spellbinders #IMAGINECrafts #VersaFineink #DistressInks #Ranger #PrismacolorColoredPencils #EyeLetOutlet #ConquerorCoverCardStock #NeenahClassicCrestCardStock #ColoredCardStock #MISTI #ElizabethCraftDesigns #MaryPrasad #EllieKnol #MagentaStyle #NuanceWatercolor #Watercolorbackground

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