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Friday, March 23, 2018

Pink and Main & Misti team up!




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So now on to my project...ok--project"S"! I went a little crazy this time. I just couldn't stop creating! I can not express how much having this Misti Stamping Tool changes the card making game. I was able to mass produce all of these cards in no time. Most were done in under an hour. That's with embossing and making the alcohol ink backgrounds! Pear that with the adorable, high-quality, stamps at Pink and Main, and it's a WIN-WIN!

I have lots to share with you, and I tried my best to take photos along the way. First, let me share some of the products used (a complete list of materials, with links, will be a the bottom of this post).



and here are the 5 cards I created...yes 5! I had way too much fun. More details on the process below.










Below are step-by-step photos of how I achieved the stamped collage using the set, Seas the Day. First, I cut a transparency sheet to fit inside the Misti. Second, on the underside of the cover, I placed the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of white card stock and lined my stamps on top, face down. This allowed me to see exactly where the images would stamp. After securing the transparency with Misti's heavy duty magnets (2 come with the original size), I flipped it over to adhere the stamps to the transparency. The reason I used the transparency was so I was able to take them off and on without losing their position. This helped tremendously. Thanks to Jennifer McGuire for yet another inspiration!  Now to stamp on the piece of paper, I adhered it with temporary tape that way if I didn't get a good crisp image I could re-stamp it perfectly. This worked out really well and you will see that I inked it up with clear embossing ink (WOW!) and embossed it in gold. This is actually the only panel I didn't make into a card. I have other plans for it! 


I feel like this is pretty self explanatory, but I wanted to show my alcohol ink products used to achieve these cool backgrounds. I did discover something during this process. Which I am sure many people already know. I only have a few alcohol inks (right now, that will change!) but I wanted to create a soft green card. DING, light bulb went off...Copics are alcohol markers!!! Yes, I just thought of this in this way. Don't laugh! I was able to scribble the different Copics on a non-stick mat and pick it up with the felt squares. I needed to use quite a bit of the blending solution to keep it wet, but it actually worked!! I achieved the lighter green card above, with that method. The last picture is a warning that it's messy, but fun! :)


I wanted to showcase another awesome technique using the Misti. This is probably the most useful and one of the most popular uses. It's amazing and I seriously don't know how we stamped before it. Having the Misti allowed me to line up the "Smile" and "It Looks Good On You" sentiments perfectly in that circle. Not only that, but as you can see, the progression the stamp didn't come out perfect. I actually needed to stamp it 3 times. By the end it was fab! This is achieved because the Misti keeps your stamp and paper in place which allows you to re-ink it as many times as needed.




Pink and Main Materials Used


Other Materials Used



NEXT ON YOUR STOP IS Giovana Smith

I hope you enjoyed my projects as much as I enjoyed making them. Don't forget to keep on hopping and commenting to be eligible to win. 

                                

50 comments:

  1. You are just incredible! These are so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your process!

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  2. sweet collection of adorable cards...well done.
    :) Karen

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  3. You were definitely on a creative roll. All your cards are fantastic. Incredible job showcasing the MISTI AND versatility of these stamps.

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  4. ADORABLE ocean themed cards!
    Love them all!

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  5. So many fun new projects! I love what you made!

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  6. what a spectacular nautical set!

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  7. I am getting out my alcohol inks today!

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  8. 😍😍😍 WOW!! Girl, these are FANTASTIC!! You are on a roll!! And those alcohol inks... Sooo addicting!! Awesome cards, girl! Awesome cards!!

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  9. Wonderful summer cards love that stamp set!!

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  10. I haven't tried alcohol inks yet, but your cards make me want them now. Thank you. Your cards are beautiful.

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  11. Okay...Love love LOVE these! I'm swooning over all the darling sea critters. Fantastic collection of adorable cards ♥

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  12. Wow, tons of beautiful cards...love how you created so many pretty backgrounds!

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  13. Wow! These cards are amazing! Thanks for the tip using the transparency.

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  14. Beautiful cards, love the marine life stamps especially that dolphin!

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  15. Fantastic cards! So fun to see the set used in so many ways.

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  16. OMG.... these are all so cute and very creative. :)

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  17. what a fun bunch of cards!!

    jennik

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  18. Fabulous bunch of
    cards. Cute Ocean
    critters.
    Carla from Utah

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  19. Super creative cards! Love these adorable ocean critters and all of those ethereal cards! So gorgeous!

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  20. Seas the day, how cute. Love all the cards, especially the pink and purple octopus. But by favorite was the shaker card!!

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  21. I really did enjoy these cards and your making process, no wonder you had such a great time making them. Such great tips, many thanks.

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  22. Totally fun cards ... they are all great.

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  23. OMG I didn’t even think about the copic markers!! So cute!

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  24. soooo adorable! thank you for the tutorial!

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  25. wow love all your wonderful cards - they are so inspiring:)

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  26. I love all the different ideas for the sweet sea life creatures! So very cute!

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  27. Love this variety of underwater cards you created!

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  28. Love the versatile way you used all those images!

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  29. The "smile" card is AWESOME!!!

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  30. Well done! So beautiful and so colourful! I love it!

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  31. Awesome cards! Love all the sea critters!

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  32. What a fantastic set of cards! It's hard to believe that they were all stamped the same, yet look completely different. Cute stamp set and a lot of inspiration!

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  33. Love the adorable collage cards - they are the only ones to show in my feed (sad face). But thanks for the tip on using alcohol markers - I never thought of that either!!!!!!!!!!!

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  34. Now all of the pretties showed up!!

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  35. thanks for the ideas for using the
    same stamp set in different ways.
    The cards are fantastic.
    Each is so unique.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. That’s such a fun set of cards ! Thanks for sharing this ,,
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  37. Wow wonderful ocean cards each one is unique,special and adorable!!!Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  38. Your cards are fabulous. Awesome coloring techniques.

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  39. I love all of the new ideas!

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  40. Wow .Great cards. Love the collage backgrounds. I need to try alcohol inks.

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  41. Beautiful work, and your little critters colored up so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Such wonderful cards. Thank you for the inspiration

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  43. Wow! Awesome colouring!!! Your cards are totally stunning!!!

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  44. Super cute. Love the colors, patterns, and designs. And great tips. Just adorable.

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  45. Love all of the cards!! Awesome!

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