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.

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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 :



Hooray on your Birthday

Hi Guys, I am over at the Honey Bee Stamps blog today showcasing my card Hooray on your Birthday.

Today’s card is made using two stamp sets from Honey Bee’s  latest release called Hooray and Celebration Box. Both sets have matching dies. 

I was drawn to the balloons in the Celebration Box set because I wanted to make something colorful and bright. Also, having a cheery birthday card tucked away is really handy!

I am quite a fan of these two sets as they work so well together. It’s amazing how many occasions can be covered by these two sets alone. Birthdays, engagements, weddings, graduations and births….including twins!

For my card, I decided to die cut the balloons from co-ordinating papers. Alternatvely, you could stamp the balloon images and color them using markers or watercolors. I wanted to go with bright bold colors so they would pop off the card. I added some curly strings and popped up a couple of the balloons for added dimension. 

Finally, I used my MISTI tool for stamping the Hooray before die cutting it. It’s a large stamp and I also wanted it to be really bold so it required double stamping. Then, I popped this up over the balloons.

I hope you have a great rest of week guys and I will see you again very soon.

Hugs, Cheryl 🙂





Concord & 9th Hello Lovely

Hi guys, back again with a creation I am really proud of using the Hello Lovely stamp set by Concord & 9th.

I have been challenging myself to go out of my comfort zone a wee bit and use watercolor markers instead of Copics. I blame that Kathy over at the 30 Day Color Challenge blog 😉

What I like about this floral image in particular, is the larger petals to give me room to experiment with the markers. As I added the water, I saw the blending effect the water had. This can be hard to see with smaller images.

I have a number of Zig markers now and my collection is building. I really enjoy the small brush as it helps with adding fine detail. When used on Bristol smooth card stock the color goes on like butter!

I think if I can do this, anyone can. So, get out some watercolor medium and a stamped image and have a go.

Sending hugs, Cheryl 🙂

Honey Bee Stamps Butterfly Thank You

Hi guys, I am excited to share this card with you today that I made for Honey Bee Stamps. I have called it Butterfly Thank You. It’s a good example of how a flash of colouring can really be effective when designing a simple card.

As you are probably aware, Kathy R is running her famous 30 day color challenge for the whole month of March. If, like me you can feel a little intimidated by coloring, how about starting off small like my card. Just putting color to a stamped image can build confidence especially with blending mediums like Copic markers.

This is what I did with this GORGEOUS butterfly stamp and die by Honey Bee Stamps. The set is called Thanks, and it is so versatile. The intricate detail of this butterfly is so pretty. 

To make my card I started off using the Funky Florals stencil by MFT Stamps with some light grey ink. I thought a floral background would work best to give the illusion of butterflies flying over them. I then stamped and colored each butterfly using markers R20, R22, BV00, BV02, G24 and G40 I then positioned them to float above the flowers.

 To finish, I stamped and die cut the Thank You sentiment, also from the HB stamp set and positioned at an angle to compliment the rest of the design.

I hope you will check out the colouring challenge as its not too late to start. Give some simple colouring a go with smaller images and feel the magic!

Well, take care and see you again very soon, Cheryl 🙂