Happy Friday everyone! Today Power Poppy is pairing up today with My Sweet Petunia for a fantastic Blog Hop showcasing the amazing Misti stamping tool!
I am so delighted to have this nifty tool now because it makes stamping so much easier, so much more professional and polished, PLUS you can do so many cool things with the tool, so it expands your stamping as well.
Today I have two cards showing a similar technique, done two ways with different mediums.
One of the things I appreciate most about the Misti, is how precisely you can stamp your images. If you don’t press hard enough, you have a really large stamp that needs extra coverage or a solid stamp that needs filling in and it doesn’t work the first time, your Misti comes to the rescue! You can re-stamp the image to perfection. No worries about the image not lining up properly. I’ve found that you can use this to your advantage with techniques as well.
First up, I’ve done some stamping using one image in multiple colours.
On this clean and simple spring design I used Power Poppy’s gorgeous new set, Peony Muse to make a pretty peony garden. I love the variety of colours peonies come in and with the Misti, you can stamp an image multiple times adding different ink each time. This leaves you with a multi-coloured image, like a multi-coloured peony. First I stamped the peonies fully inked in Memento Canteloupe. Next, I inked up just part of of the peony stamp in Tangelo ink, stamped it, and then finally, I inked up a little less the of the stamp in Lady Bug ink. All you need to do is swipe your ink pad slightly over some of the areas of the stamp and then press down on the paper.
I used the same technique with the leaves using Memento Pear Tart ink and then Bamboo Leaves.
I also used the same technique with the lovely sentiment. The design is finished off with some Baker’s Twine and clear sequins.
Next, I used the same technique for a watercolor style.
With the same peony stamp I inked the blooms with a waterbased ink (SU - Purely Pomegranate) on watercolor paper. Then, I used my waterbrush to pick up the colour from the stamp and wash it in, colouring the petals. By doing this you lose some of the details of the stamp, which is nice for a soft effect, but if you want to add the details back in, all you need to do is wait for the paper to dry and then restamp the peony with Purely Pomegranate ink again.
Here you can see the peonies watercoloured and then restamped with ink for the background layer. I added in the centers of the flowers with a black sharpie to coordinate with the colours I was using for the card.
For the accent flower you can see above how I’ve washed in the ink to give the bud some colour and below, I’ve stamped it one more time to add in some of the detail lines. It’s subtle, but a good effect.
And here’s a closeup of the card with a layer of vellum, a pretty sentiment from Power Poppy’s set Artful Display, and then some sewing, sparkly ribbon and some enamel dots.
Now for some more fun! We have prizes on this fun hop that you’ll want to get in on!
All you need to do is leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win the Power Poppy giveaway (one of 2 $25 gift certificates) and the MISTI giveaway (the winner's choice of original or mini)!
MISTI Winners will be announced on this page of the My Sweet Petunia blog on April 14th. (Please include this link) Power Poppy Winners of (2) $25 gift certificates will be on the Power Poppy Blog on the 14th.
Thanks for stopping by! I know you’ll find much more amazing inspiration along the way.