Friday, August 16, 2019

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps + My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop


Hi friends! It's a fabulous day today because Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is joining forces with My Sweet Petunia for an awesome collaboration blog hop and giveaway! There's a chance to win a $50 gift code to each shop, so we hope you'll join the fun and hop along with us! To be eligible for the drawing, just leave a little comment on each stop along the hop. (Official hop list at the bottom of this post.) Winners will be posted here on our blog and on the My Sweet Petunia Blog on August 27.

I'm a great lover of my MISTI and rarely make a card without either the Mini or the Original. It completely changed the way I stamp, taking out all the wishing and praying for a great image, leaving just the joy of stamping! πŸ˜€



One of the super fun things I like to do with the MISTI is to add dimension to solid stamps. For this card, I used the Delightful Daisies set and stamped the outline of the flowers on a panel of cardstock. I then flipped my Mini MISTI around and aligned the solid image stamps.  Once I had it all set up, I inked up in a lighter color and stamped, then inked with a slightly darker color just around the edges of the stamp, using a paper towel to soften the ink edges towards the center so you don't get a harsh line.


Since I was using water reactive inks, when I was finished with my ink layering, I went over the entire stamp lightly with a waterbrush (you don't want too much water), then stamped again to help the colors to blend even more. Since everything was still lined up on the mini MISTI, I could just flip the cardstock again and repeat the process with whatever colors I wanted, then grab a new panel of cardstock and make more! So handy for color layering!



It was so quick and satisfying, that I ended up creating a bunch of flowers.



I fussy cut them all out, then got to work stamping in some stems.  I used the stem from the single daisy in the set, straightening it out and masking off the end so I could stamp just the stems.  I then used a sticky note to mask off parts of the stems while I stamped in some leaves from the Doodle Florals set. I just love these swirly leaves, don't you?



The sentiment is from the Sentimental Wordfetti set. I love these small sentiments, and the Cut-Align makes it a breeze to trim a teeny tiny border around them! I love this little tool, and I keep it handy on my desk always! It's a clear acrylic ruler with lots of guidelines. The ruler has a slit in the center, allowing you to insert your craft knife and make an easy straight cut, and by lining up the guidelines, you can make sure you get an even border every time.



I finished off the card with a bit of ink blending of the sky and grass.  Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy the hop.



The next stop on the hop is Colleen Gaddie.

Here's the Official Hop List

55 comments:

Carol said...

I love this! Thank you for your detailed explanation of how you blended the coloring. Misti, here I come!

Marylou said...

Thank you for the explanation and for showing us the Cut Align tool - I need that.

Marylou said...

Cannot figure out how to leave a comment for Colleen so will just say here that I love her Bible pages

MommaRuth said...

Beautiful -- I love how you combined the different parts of the flowers/stems/leaves to make a perfect picture!

sharon g said...

Who doesn't LOVE Sunflowers! I used to plant seeds every year. They would inevitably bloom RIGHT WHEN WE WERE CAMPING. My neighbor would come over and tell me all about my beautiful flowers that I missed! ha ha ha ha ha. I love the colors you chose. So sweet.

sharon g said...

***I couldn't figure out how to leave a comment on Colleen's blog. I tried everything!! Would you mind adding this comment to her blog for me? I like how she used her MISTI with her Bible. I wouldn't have thought to do that. I use my MISTI all the time, but haven't thought to use it to decorate my special Bible. I am very timid when it comes to decorating my Bible, so I need a push like this. THANKS

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create--thank you.

Isabel Z said...

I couldn't figure out how to leave a comment on Colleen's blog either but wanted her to know how inspiring I found her post and creation. Thank you.

Lyn said...

Fun! I love the dimension and colors - great tips!

sharon g said...

Gayle's blog wouldn't let me access it. I couldn't even go there. But please post for me saying thank you for being part of the blog hop....

Teri said...

Very pretty!

Salnclts said...

Beautiful flowers and card!

Teri C said...

Beautiful job! Love the colors!

Krissy said...

SO beautiful! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win this generous prize!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the good tips on using the Misti

Trudy said...

Love the purple daisies. And the misti tips.

Mary Holshouser said...

The flower garden is wonderful.
The Misti is such a blessing
when it comes to getting a
good image. Great coloring.
thanks for having the hop.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Unknown said...

Although I have other stamp positioners, I use my MISTI exclusively--love it. Thanks for explaining how it can be used for layering!

Carole H. said...

I love my Misti and use it all the time! Just ordered the creative corners. Cant wait to get them and see how they work.

Becca Yahrling said...

Love the dimension of the flowers; gorgeous card.

Esther Asbury said...

Oh my, I love those bright and cheerful daisies!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Those daisies are FABULOUS! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Fabulous use of color on those pretty daisies. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Kentucky Daisy said...

Don't you love how quick and easy it was to stamp multiple images with the MISTI?! It saves so much time using this clever tool! And to make things even better, you used one of my favorite stamp sets, the daisies!! 🌼🌼🌼 Everything turned out beautifully!

Deborah L. said...
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Deborah L. said...

Thank you for the video on the Cut-Align. I also like the utility knife in the video that gives you better control when cutting. I need that!

christie anderson said...

I love my misti too and use to use it quite a lot in my classes but unfortunastely someone didn't understand how to use it and they didn't ask for help and they broke the lid off.. I was not a happy camper but then that is life. So I guess you know what I will get if I win. Thanks for the chance.

Marie said...

Great use of the MISTI and a wonderful technique! Love the card!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful flowers! I love the purple shades and great design! What a wonderful collaboration!

cghundley said...

Lovely card and the
layered flowers are
pretty.
Carla from Utah

Daylene said...

Beautiful card! I’ve never seen this ruler before and it looks like something I could really use. Thanks for sharing.

Ellie said...

Fantastic idea using the MISTI to blend by just putting a small amount of ink on the stamp and re-stamping!!!! I must try that! Great hop!πŸ’œπŸŒ΅

MariLynn said...

Love the little swirly leaves. Such pretty flowers.

Denise Bryant said...

Love these pretty flowers! Beautiful card!

Ashley Jones said...

Love that stamping tool. It's on my crafty wishlist!

Tiffany A. Johnson said...

I do like those swirly leaves! I've been intimidated by stamp layering (I'm a beginner), but the MISTI makes it easier. Thanks for sharing your process! (jazzchild9 at yahoo dot com)

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous card, Julee! Thank you so much for help coordinating such an awesome hop...loved all the fabulous inspiration! ❤️

eldamk said...

Love this technique! Thank you for sharing πŸ’œ

Dale & Cindy Howard said...

I like the Gerber Daisies and how they were colored! So stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like the colors and how you used the Misti.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I love the vibrant colors of your Garden flowers! Such a happy card and love how you POPPED up the one pink flower! The MISTI sure comes to our rescue to have clear imprints of our stamped images and you did multiples with always them coming out so nice!!

KathyB said...

Beautiful yet simple card front idea. Great idea to use the water brush to blend the colors better. Thank you for sharing your technique!

Christine said...

What gorgeous, bright florals. They are so pretty over the soft inking! It is rare that I stamp anything without my MISTI. Love it, and would like to try the ruler, too. I am hopeless with the entire concept of "straight".

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome blog hop ladies! I love the inspiration and all the pretty projects. Thanks for the fun! I'd love the ruler and the corner elements during my paper crafting!

Kristin said...

Awesome stamps...so inspiring. Makes me want to start creating right now!

Unknown said...

thank you. Lovely card

Pennie said...

Super cute card!

Helen said...

Your flowers are just so big, bright and beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Helen Gullett said...

one word: GORGEOUS!

gretchenhs said...

What a smart idea and the outcome is beautiful!!!

merrymstamper said...

Beautiful card!!! I love the colors and your fussy cutting is amazing!

Andre M. said...

Gorgeous florals and card, thanks for the tutorial. I don't enjoy fussy cutting, yours is fab.

Connie Lewis said...

Love your colors and of course the use of the daisy stamp, my fave.

Dana M said...

Super fun collaboration! Beautiful and sweet card, fabulous colors.

Anne said...

Such a lovely technique! Thank you!