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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

Peony with the MISTI

In my reorganizing, I came across this stamp set from Impression Obsession. I had never used it yet because I needed to brush up on using a stamp positioner (the old-fashion ones). Along comes the MISTI stamp positioner and I want to immediately work with it.

Impression Obsession, Memory Box, Pretty Pink Posh, Distress Inks, Ranger, VersaFine, Fun Foam, Linen Card Stock, Neenah Classic Crest card stock, Queen & Co., MISTI

On white card stock, stamped each peony stamp in the set with Distress Inks.

After it was dry, I made a watercolor palette with 3 of the green Distress inks. With a small watercolor brush, I colored around the peony. Then I used a round die. The next smaller size die was used to cut a piece of Fun Foam to place right behind it.

The next larger size die was used to make an opening in the framing panel. It was then adhered to the A2 base card. The peony image was then adhered to the base card inside the die cut circle.

I stamped the sentiment and cut it with a tag die. A droplet was applied. The tag was adhered to the framing panel under the stamped peony.

Impression Obsession Peony Set 2 by Dina Kowal, WP604

Memory Box "I love your style" B968

Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers Die 30036

Pretty Pink Posh Die: Stitched Labels 1

Distress Inks for Peony: Spiced Marmalade; Abandoned Coral; Candied Apple, Fired Brick; Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany

Distress Inks for Background: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles

Sentiment: VersaFine in Habanero

Linen Card Stock in Cream for A2 card base, framing panel, sentiment tag

Neenah Classic Crest 80# in Solar White for Peony

Fun Foam

Queen & Co. Droplet in Orange

Using the MISTI stamp positioner made this step incredibly easy and quick.

Mariette van Leeuwen has made a lovely card using Magenta stamps and stencils, modeling paste, gesso, Nuance and colored pencils. For those who love mixed media, this is a project that is perfect for you.

Magenta Style, Mariette van Leeuwen, Mixed Media, Nuance

Click on this link for the details on the Magenta blog:

Judi Kauffman is a real Shimmer Sheetz artist.. She's put together a beautiful card using the Shimmer Sheetz, a Way with Words word die,

Elizabeth Craft Designs, Judi Kauffman, Shimmer Sheetz, Way with Words Die

Click on this link for Judy's posting that includes a how-to:

It also includes a link to a video on how to die-cut Shimmer Sheetz.

On the PoppyStamps' blog, they're featuring a card by Marybeth Lopez that is beautiful because of the simplicity, I think.

PoppyStamps, Marybeth Lopez, Die Cuts

Click on this link for the details:

Penny Black Stamps is introducing a new release this Friday, April 22. In the meantime, they're offering up some teaser sample cards. I loved this new die and how Birgit colored in the scenery.

Penny Black stamps, Birgit Edblom, Die Cutting

Here's the link to the Penny Black blog featuring this card:

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