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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66 comments :

  1. These are beautiful cards. Especially the ballerinas. [Bunny]

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  2. Wow, the reflection is amazing!

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  3. You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful projects!

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  4. I know a little girl who would love your ballerina card!

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  5. Becky, you are amazing! You do all things extremely well! Your ballerinas are darling, what a super technique with a sense of movement! Your forest is beautiful too!

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  6. wow great techniques love them both both that ballerina card is amazing

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  7. The ballerinas are BRILLIANT!! Love that card!!!

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  8. Becky, I simply love both cards! The WOW factor is definitely present! I was instantly transported to my first day of ballet school! I totally failed at it, which I’m fine with.... but you nailed it! Awesome cards!!

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  9. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Great cards! Love that shadow technique.

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  11. I think your ballerinas look so adorable, nicely done! Love the shadow effect...

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  12. Speckled Egg is so versatile in how it works with different color combinations!

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  13. I really like that technique on the ballerina card! Gonna have to try that! Love seeing your creations!

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  14. I think you did a good job with the ballerinas, but your tree card with the shadow is my favorite, probably because nature stamps are some of my favorite to stamp. I enjoy seeing what you create every day.

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  15. OMG you are amazing! The reflections!!! GENIUS!!

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  16. Love the shadowing on the dancers.
    Fantastic idea. The dimension
    in the tree card is wonderful.
    Great cards. thanks for sharing
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  17. Love them both! I would have never thought to do that with the ballerina card, it is amazing!

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  18. Love the shadow stamping technique!

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  19. Such a clever ballerina card, I love the mirror effect, and your tree card is amazing!

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  20. Awesome cards! Love the sweet ballerinas and the way you colored them! Beautiful card with the trees also. Great use of the MISTI!

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  21. Wow, what a wonderful little card for a sweet little dancer you might have. So sweet. And that sunset/sunrise picture is so peaceful. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. These are little works of art!

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  23. Love the shadowing technique

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  24. Fun blog hopping. Updated email- confused by google popping up

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  25. I'm amazed by the mirror technique but i am in love with the Antique Linen, Black Soot, and Speckled Egg color combo. Thanks for posting this.

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  26. Awesome Cards--I love the images and the backgrounds are fun!

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  27. I think you did an awesome job on the mirror technique, such a cute card!

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  28. Great tips on mirror images.

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  29. Marisela Delgado said: so cute! Adorable little girls! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  30. Oh I think both are adorable...especially like the shadow technique.b

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  31. Both cards are cute, but WOW on the second one. The moodiness of that card is fabulous!

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  32. Totally adore those ballerinas!
    But the tree card is spectacular! Just a beautiful background!

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  33. Love your cards, quite clever to stamp the ballerinas twice to give the look of a reflection. Thanks for sharing

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  34. Your ballerinas are adorable! Love the tree card!

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  35. I'm so happy you shared the techniques that I've not seen before. I love the shadowing technique because it is Lee labor intensive.

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  36. Beautiful cards! Love the trees and the little ballerinas are just precious!!

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  37. Both cards are lovely. I really like the 2nd card with the tree shadow. I've always really loved the shape of trees, and think that is highlighted in your card.

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  38. I love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. The trees are absolutely stunning! Dont be so unhappy with those ballerina, they are darling.

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  40. Wow! Fantastic work! Thank you so much for sharing the technique :)

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  41. These reflection and shadow techniques are wonderful. Thanks for the ideas and the directions.

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  42. Beautiful cards!! Love the shadowing!!

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  43. Looks like a mirror to me! The trees card is stunning!

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  44. So very charming! I keep hoping and wishing my little 19 month old granddaughter will be a pretty ballerina, too, but it's looking more like Karate for her :) Your mirror images is as stunning as it is brilliant! What a creative concept - and the forest card... just stunning! Fabulous duo - TFS!

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  45. WOW, just WOW! Both cards are gorgeous, but that first one is simply genius! Love what you did there!

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  46. I have never tried the reflection technique. This card is so sweet. Thanks for sharing how you accomplished this look. I would love to see a video tutorial on this.

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  47. Since I did ballet for many years when I was younger and still a fan of ballet/ballerinas, I just had to get these darling ballerinas and die cut - thanks for sharing this cute card as well as the pretty trees. Had fun with the blog hop projects!!

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  48. The ballerinas are amazing! I LOVE that card and design!

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  49. Ok, this is just brilliant. The ballerina card is just amazing!! In every way. I think the mirror looks AWESOME. The trees have such a fab nighttime look to them. Both are fantastic!

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  50. WOW that is great idea how you stamped the ballerinas with MISTI. Thank you for sharing this adorable and sweet card.

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  51. These are such beautiful cards!! I am taken with your second especially!! The silhouette of the trees and the sweet ballerinas are such precious images!

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  52. The shadowed trees are beautiful! And the ballerina card - LOVE! Absolutely adorable!

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  53. Great idea to make the layers for the dancers. Such a cool idea!!

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  54. I LOVE your creativity with this! The ballerinas look exactly like they are in front of the mirror! Don't worry about imperfections - -no one else ever does, especially when your finished product is so beautiful! Amazing!

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  55. That first card is such a great idea/technique, and the coloring is just so pretty! I am loving the second card too, the inking is gorgeous and I love the shadow technique!

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  56. That ballerina card is precious. I'm sure any little girl would look right past any flaws and would love to receive a special card like that.

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  57. I love both of these techniques. You did a great job!

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  58. So very pretty!! A wonderful hop filled with inspiration!

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  59. Such pretty cards! Love the ballerinas.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity...

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  60. Oh, my goodness! What a great technique for showing the reflection. Thanks for the the details about how you made these cards. They are so pretty not to mention creative! Thanks.

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  61. Lovely cards and your technique has given me some ideas. . . Thanks for sharing.

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  62. I like the use of the images as a reflection. Great background.

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  63. I love the techniques that you did on these cards. The ballerinas look amazing!

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  64. I love the techniques that you did on these cards. The ballerinas look amazing!

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