Sunday, November 23, 2014

I am SO loving my MISTI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Y'all, I have to admit that prior to purchasing my MISTI, I really was not very much into stamping......but I am now!!!  Iliana, at My Sweet Petunia and the creator of the MISTI is now taking pre-orders for this fantastic tool.  Here is link to her blog post telling all about it......so go check it out and order one............I promise you won't regret it!!!  I got mine back on October as a late (birthday is in September) birthday present and I love it more every day!!!

Believe it or not the card I just made and that I'm about to post photos of, totally started with this image of a holly stamp in the Recollections "Winter Wonderland" stamp set that I just purchased at Micheal's this week!!!

                           

This is the stamp set and it was on sale for 40% off!!!
                 

When I looked at the holly stamp I immediately thought of making a holly wreath using it.  To make the wreath, I stamped the image in black, scanned it and opened it in my Cameo software where I proceeded to turn it into a wreath by taking the image around a circle, making it a compound path and doing an offset and then I did another offset to get the "mat".  After cutting the wreath image out, I then used my MISTI to stamp the image around the wreath and covered the "berries"  with some pink liquid pearls.  The "mistletoe" is a Silhouette file and I added some white liquid pearls for the "berries" on it, added some punched branches and a tiny pink silk bow that I made with my "Bow Easy".  I recently purchased the My Favorite Things "Blueprints 13" and I used the stitched rectangle and rounded edge label dies from the set on my card.  I used the edge label for my "Merry Christmas" sentiment which was stamped with another Recollections stamp from the "Merry Merry" stamp set.  Then I cut three more of the labels, glued them all together for dimension and used a green Copic marker to match the green metallic cardstock that I used, to "paint" the edges and I really like the way it looks.  I'm going to use this card for the Splitcoast "Try a New Technique" Challenge (TLC509), "Layered Die-cuts".   Here are some photos.




I want to point out that I used a pigment ink for the sentiment and then embossed it using clear embossing powder.

Y'all I want to mention once again how much I am loving my MISTI.....and no, I am not on her payroll or anything else....I just think it's the greatest tool around for stamping!!!  Do yourself a huge favor and go get one..............you won't be sorry!!!

Finished Card Size:  A2 (4.25"x5.5")
Supplies List
Papers:  Recollections 110 lb. Ivory (card base), 110 lb. & "Champagne" 65 lb. "Dark Green" DCWV "The Shimmer Stack"
Stamps:  Recollections "Winter Wonderland" & "Merry Merry" Stamp Sets
Ink:  Tsukineko Brilliance "Thyme" Pigment Ink
Tools:  Silhouette "Cameo", "MISTI", "Milwaukee" Heat Gun
Accessories:  May Arts 100% Silk Ribbon,  Hampton "Clear" Embossing Powder, Ranger "Petal Pink" & "White Opal" Liquid Pearls, Recollections "Pink" Pearl, Martha Stewart "Branch" Punch, My Favorite Things "Blueprints 13 Stitched Rectangle & Rounded Edge" Dies

5 comments:

IlianaM said...

Thank you. What an awesome card!

marda said...

Okay Pam, I am going to have to study this little tutorial so I can use my Misti!

Marda

Linda said...

Pam, that is a lovely card. I'd seen the Misti and now I am tempted to purchase another tool. Thanks a lot!
Linda Rose

Peggy in Mentone said...

She IS going to have to put you on commission. You keep making these great cards using the MISTI> You are putting me in "want" of it tooo! Loved reading all the details of how you made this here. SOme of it sounds like greek to me, but I sure do love your results. One of these days I really do need to get started on my Christmas cards. Right after my Thanksgiving cards get made???? :-)

Thank you for being SUCH an inspiration to us all!

Hugs,
Peggy

Angela said...

I really, really love your wreath!