Two Step Stamping with the MISTI and Honey Bee Stamps

Hi guys

Welcome to my blog where I am demonstrating some two step stamping with the MISTI and Honey Bee Stamps.

 

This is part of a blog hop and giveaway between these two wonderful companies. For a chance to win the Honey Bee giveaway and the MISTI giveaway (winner’s choice of original or mini), you will need to leave a comment on each blog. Scroll down to comment on my blog and to find the full list of the other incredible blogs participating in the hop. The winners of the MISTI and the Honey Bee gift certificate, will be announced here at the My Sweet Petunia Blog on April 7th.

 

 

I don’t know what I would do without my MISTI now. It has become such a staple tool in my craft room. It used to be quite a skill of a steady hand and a keen eye to line stamps up correctly. Now with the MISTI, two step stamping has become a lot easier.

The beautiful stamp set I am using to demonstrate this technique is called Cherish by Honey Bee Stamps. As well has having this amazing flower stamp that is perfect for this technique, it also has the most beautiful  Cherish sentiment. The font is wonderful.

I started out by choosing three sets of two color combos for the flowers. A lighter and a darker shade of each color family. Firstly, I stamped the solid image with the lighter color using my MISTI. I then repeated this two or three times. I like to stamp the solid image at least twice to ensure a good impression. Then, using the MISTI to line up the  flower outline stamp on top of the solid image, I stamped the second image with the darker color, hence two step stamping!

When I had stamped a few flowers, I did extra ones on some separate cardstock and die cut these. On an A2 card base I added some floral paper. Then, after die cutting a slightly smaller rectangle base around the stamped floral images, I cut one corner off for added interest. This would also allow you to see the floral paper underneath. On the back of this cardstock I added some foam tape and popped it up onto the A2 card base. With the extra die cut flowers, I also added some foam tape and popped them over just a couple of the original flowers. This was for added dimension. For an extra something – something, I added some crystal embellishments to finish the card off.

 

Here’s the list of everyone participating in today’s hop. Remember to 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 

Kia Gibson-Clapper

Laurie Case

Ceal Pritchett

Galina Filippenko

Maria Sabina

Kelly Kohout

Cassie Tezak

Cheryl Espie

My Sweet Petunia

Have a great time hopping around the blogs and good luck!

Hugs, Cheryl :

 

 

Pretty in Pink and Blue

Hi Guys, I thought I would share how I made two cards that I dubbed Pretty in Pink and Blue.

I recently got some more Simon Says Stamp inks to compliment the colours I already had. To test how they would look, I decided to do some solid backdrops of flowers using my MISTI tool.Petty in Pink

For the flower backdrop, I used the Scribble Roses Stamp Set by My Favourite Things and I used the Single Roses Die Set by Simon Says Stamp for the overlays. I received a free birthday stamp set from SSS and I wanted to use the lovely script sentiment from it, so this fitted perfectly.

Pretty in Pink & Blue The SSS die inks are really impressing me…The two colours I used here are called Hollyhock and Lake Shores. They turned out so beautiful, the tone is lush!

To build up the card I used some frames dies by SSS and I was very lucky to find that two of my card stock colours from my Stamping Up stash matched perfectly!

To give dimension, I added the usual White Fun Foam which is wonderful. I seem to be using a lot of this lately because it’s less fiddly that cutting strips for a wide based backing. I suspect its a bit cheaper too actually. Pretty in Pink & Blue

I added a finishing touch with some doily embellishments by Martha Stewart, they were also in my stash ( I have a lot of stash….).They turned out so pretty, and really like them.

I have to recommend the Simon Says Stamp ink so far, as they are just lovely and they dry so well. Again, I think the MIST definitely contributed to the ease in triple stamping the flower backgrounds.

Im going to enjoy the beautiful sun now as April weather in Calgary is fab so far.

Have a great weekend, and I will see you soon!

Cheers, Cheryl 🙂

 

Scribble Roses by My Favourite Things

Scribble rosesHi Guys, I just had to do a blog entry for the Scribble Roses stamp set and the Scribble Roses die overlays! I just love, love , love the sophisticated look of the die overlays. I had been waiting so long for them to come back in stock at MFT headquarters and Simon Says Stamp.

Unfortunately, I have needed to make a sympathy card for a colleague on behalf of our team so it gave me an opportunity to use this set straight away. I think flowers can be a ‘go to’ design especially for get well, sympathy and thinking of you kind of cards.

I decided to layer the card up as I am not a fan of flimsy one layer cards. The dies are very elegant (in my humble opinion), so I wanted to use that as a theme. I also had some older paper that is so pretty which had a deep red floral pattern. This set up the colours for me to use.

You will see the flowers that I stamped are from the solid flower shape in the set. I used the MISTI Precision Stamper to achieve the deep colour by stamping each flower three times. The leaves and stalks I did the traditional way as I wanted more of a watercolour print look for those. I just die cut the scribble rose overlays and added them on top of the red flowers.

The sentiment is the Sending Wafer Die by Simon Says Stamp. These handwritten dies are from the popular hand of Kristina Werner. I think Kristina is one of the designers at SSS, and so has contributed to a few different stamp and dies sets with them, especially the handwritten sentiments.

I really like the scribble roses die set and I have loads of thoughts around what else to do with them, so I think they will become well loved.

Let me know what you think!

By for now, Cheryl 🙂

The New MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

Hi guys, last week I wanted to try out my new MISTI Stamping Tool with one of the new stamps sets by Altenew called Peony Bouquet. I haven’t used their sets before, but I was so taken with the gorgeous florals that I thought I would give them a try. I was not disappointed! I also wanted to have another go at two/three step stamping as the last time I tried it, I was rubbish!

I must admit I was a little bit intimidated as I am a bit of a perfectionist. I do not like having flowers that look too faded and not lined up correctly, unless intentionally done so….Peony Bouquet

The big difference this time is the MISTI Precision Stamping Tool. It’s a new product really, and crafting experts have been showcasing it all over the web. Its quite expensive (in my opinion), so it may be something that you want to add to your Christmas or birthday list. What I will say, is that it will make your stamping precision a lot easier!

Like with any new tool, having a practice and getting to know it makes a difference to your confidence in using it. I had a wee go at stamping a few things first, to see how the colours would turn out. I then stamped the base of each flower three times on a pre cut piece of white card stock  before I used any other part of the stamp set.

Peony Bouquet 3By using the MISTI, I was then able to line up the rest of the stamps, first using the one and only Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink (the best white ink, also in my opinion) and emphasized the flower edges with the Memento Black Tuxedo Ink.

In case you were wondering, the red, green and stone coloured inks are all from Stamping Up. I haven’t got round to replacing all my coloured ink just yet, and I am loathed to spend a fortune on a lot of new inks. I have added links to Simon Says Stamp inks for your convenience on my website, but you need to know I have not tried them…I have heard they are very good though.

Maybe that’s a topic for another blog post?

Anyways, I have a dinner party to plan and cook for this weekend, so best get to it!

Bye for now, Cheryl 🙂