Saturday, May 30, 2020

My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop Featuring Picket Fence Studio

Welcome to the My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop featuring Picket Fence Studios products.
For those of you who don't know, My Sweet Petunia is the maker of the fabulous stamp positioning tool, MISTI which stands for Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented! 

For my projects today I tried the shadow and reflection technique with the MISTI.  I am not much of a technique stamper but I use my MISTI for positioning stamps every single day.  Techniques?  Not so much...but I gave it a good shot with these two projects. 

This is supposed to be ballerinas practicing in front of a mirror.  I came close but I have no idea how to color a mirror in my copic coloring yet. *Ü*  And, let's just say there are a few other mistakes on here but overall it is a really cute card.

I chose BFF Ballerina Friends stamp set and dies and here is how I created this card.

I started by first stamping the ballerinas on the card front using the MISTI for placement.  Then I stamped a set of them on Post-It notes and cut them out to use for masking.  I covered up the ballerinas with the Post it Notes and stamped a second set of ballerinas slightly to the right of each one. The MISTI is a must for this step!

I hand drew the balance bar on the cardstock to visually separate the ballerinas from their reflections and started coloring it in.  I then stamped a third set of ballerinas and colored them with Copic markers. I cut them out with the coordinating dies and placed foam tape on the backs of each one.

Final step was to line up the sentiment in the MISTI and stamp it on the bottom of the card.  Then I placed the ballerinas on so they were popped up a little bit.

My second card is the shadowing technique and I chose the Watercolor Trees and Bushes stamp set.

I started with a Distress Oxide blended background of Antique Linen, Speckled Egg and Black Soot.

I first stamped the ground cover in gray.  I left the stamp in the MISTI and sponged a little bit of black on the stamp and stamped again.  Then I stamped the trees in gray.  Slid the paper over a bit and stamped again in black which made the gray look like the shadow.
Last step was to position the sentiment in the MISTI.  Make sure it was lined up with the grid and stamp it in black.

This one was a lot less labor intensive than the ballerinas!

Please follow along the blog hop with these talented designers to see other creative ways to use the MISTI.  Don't forget to read below for a chance to win free product!

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Do What You Love Card Set

I'll bet this would brighten your day!
I've been making pretty gift sets to send out to friends this month and this one is using all products from The Stamp Market.  I boxed them up in a clear box and added a beautiful flower to the belly band using the Small Peony die. 

For this card I started by using the 1/4" Quick Strips die to create strips of cardstock.  I adhered them diagonally across the paper.  I then used the Do What You Love die to die cut it out.  The white letters on top are part of this die set too and are popped up on Foam Squares.  I added some of the beautiful Crystal Confetti for bling. 
This die either was exclusive to an event I attended or is maybe not going to be released until next month??  I'm not sure because I can't find it on their website - sorry.

This heart cut out card with lots of hugs uses the Sorry Heart Dies and the Simple Sentiments DiesI added some of the beautiful Crystal Confetti  for a finishing touch.

So nice of you card is one of my favorites.  I used the YOU stamp set and dies. I stamped on the card and on the die cuts and popped them up.  The sentiment is embossed in gold embossing powder.

This stripe card uses the same YOU stamp set and dies. Thank is embossed in gold embossing powder and You is stamped three times, masking the other letters so each has its own color.  I cut strips of cardstock to fit across the front and added some of the beautiful Crystal Confetti  for a finishing touch.

All together they make a nice little gift card set.  Brighten someones day with a set of cards!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Wedding Ensemble and More Paper Flowers

I have another version of the wedding cake and rose card I showed earlier this month with the Picket Fence Studios May release.  I love the size of this flower, it makes such pretty cards.

I colored
the rose with Copic markers, cut it out and placed on the card with foam squares.  I also used the rose to stamp the background in a soft pink. I chose a sentiment from the To A Lovely Couple stamp set and embossed it on black cardstock.  For the leaves I added a piece of folded over satin ribbon.

For this card, I stamped the rose for the background.  The cake is colored with Copic Markers, cut out and popped up on foam squares. The Save the Date is embossed in black.

To round out the ensemble, I made a basket of flowers.  I used the flowers from the wedding cake for the front of the basket. 
The basket included tulips and roses made with dies in this previous post.

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Thanks A Bunch of Cosmos

I have a beautiful Everyday Purse and card set to share today using the Cosmos stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps.

I stamped and colored a bunch of Cosmos, and I mean a bunch!  I cut them all out with the coordinating dies and was then ready to create beautiful projects.  
I assembled a purse from the Everyday Purse Bundle and adhered the Cosmos to the purse to create a bit of texture rather than stamping them directly on the purse.  I like the look and feel of doing it that way.  Then I added all the accessories from the purse on top of that.



Each of the cards has a section of the A2 Thin Frames on them.  When you cut this die it cuts many different sizes of the thin frames, so I chose the 4 largest.  Then I chose the sentiment by what fit inside the framed area.

I did a little bit of ink blending inside each frame for the background, stamped the sentiments and then adhered the flowers.

I colored the flowers with Copic Markers and actually remembered to write down the color combos!
R56, RV95, RV91
R85, R83, RV11, RV000
R32, R30, R000
Y38, Y17, Y11, Y00
Leaves: YG97, YG95, YG93

This set also has coordinating dies, which are awesome, but I didn't use them here. 

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Tulip Stand for Reverse Confetti Inspiration Station

Today I am doing an Inspiration Station post for the Reverse Confetti newsletter.  We're continuing to celebrate their birthday month even though the actual celebration has been pushed to next month (so there will be more celebrations to come!).

My Inspiration Photo came from Pinterest.  I love the neutral farm style feel of the photo and really wanted to see if I could create the look of the wall.  I used the Tulips set to add some color and a birthday greeting to the card.

I started by creating the look of the wall slats.  I wiped the Lead Ink Pad across white cardstock a few times to create the lines.

I then ran it through the Vertical Stripes Cover Panel and that is how I got the strips. 
I cut a piece of Lead cardstock in a rectangle and glued the strips to it.  I added two tall strips for the sides of the stand. 

For the awning, I did the same thing, I started with a rectangle and glued strips of the inked panel and the Lead cardstock to it.  I added a couple score lines to the top where it attaches to the card and corner rounded the front two corners.

Tulips Stamp Set                   Tulips Confetti Cuts

Before I started gluing pieced down, I did a rather simple ink blending on the white cardstock panel using Piggy Bank and Pistachio ink.
I stamped, colored and cut several buckets and a lot of tulip bunches and placed them around the tulip stand.  All of those images are colored with Copic Markers.

I decided to hang the birthday greeting from the awning like so many farm style stands have AND I love the way this inspiration piece turned out! 

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