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Straight Stamping with MISTI

Good Saturday afternoon.  I love the new Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set and wanted to make a clean and simple card that lets it be the main focus. I paired it with the My Favorite Things Leafy Greenery, Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and the tiny flowers from the Elizabeth Craft Sunflower and the Elizabeth Craft Take Time sentiment. 

Do you have a MISTI or Mini MISTI? I love paper crafting and playing with dies, stamps and ink but I have to admit that I am the world’s worst at lining stamped sentiments.  I took a couple photos this morning to show how I used the MISTI to guarantee a perfectly straight image.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 2 right

I placed the scalloped layer on the MISTI, lined it up perfectly and anchored it in place with the magnets. I placed the sentiment stamp exactly where I wanted it to be on the paper.

Misti step 1

I closed the clear lid of the MISTI and lightly pushed down on it to secure the stamp in place and opened it.  I applied ink to the stamp, then closed the lid and pressed firmly with my fingers directly over the stamp. The sentiment was stamped perfectly.

misti step 2

I cut a brown cardstock strip about one inch wide and then die cut with the scalloped rectangle so it would line up over the white layer. I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the strip and attached to the white layer making sure the top and bottom eyelet holes matched up. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the white layer and attached it to the card base.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 2 center

I cut the flowers using Marshmallow Chick cardstock. I applied Wild Honey Distress Ink to the inner portion of the flowers with a mini applicator and lightly worked the color partially out on each petal to add depth of color for a more natural look. I placed the flowers face down on the molding pad and formed the petals using the large ball end of the stylus from the Garden Tool Kit.  I turned the flower face up on the molding pad and gently pushed down on the center of the flower to press the petals upward. I cut the round center section of the set using the Peanut Fudge cardstock , formed it with the stylus and molding pad to create a round dome. I cut a whole section of the mini flowers to match the flower center, molding them with a tiny tipped stylus and molding pad and attached them all around the flower center with glossy accents. I cut the foliage using Easter Grass cardstock, trimmed the ends off to shorten so they would fit on the card well and attached them to the brown strip with glossy accents.  The flower was secured in place of the foliage and attached with glossy accents.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 2 close

Here’s a closer view  to show the tiny flowers placed in the center of the flower.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 2 left

Now is the time to purchase a MISTI if you haven’t taken the plunge yet.  Ellen Hutson is holding a special event and is offering a free stamp set with the purchase of a MISTI or Mini MISTI.  While you are at it you may want to check out the new MISTI Creative Corners. The MISTI is even more incredible with the addition of the Creative Corners! These magnetic corners and positioning pieces provide even more possibilities for precision stamping with the MISTI.  Ellen just got them in the store and I placed my order yesterday.  Woo Hoo!  See link below.

misti sale at ellens

 

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Thanks for coming by today and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Mum and Butterfly

Good Sunday morning.  My project today was made using the Hero Arts Mum Cutting Set, Leafy Greenery, Impression Obsession Medium Butterflies and My Favorite Things Mini Scallop Square Stax.

KC Hero Arts Mum Cutting Set 1 right

I attached the pink and white layers together with mounting tape and then attached them together to the card base with mounting tape.  The foliage was formed with using my stylus and molding pad and attached to the card base with glossy accents.

KC Hero Arts Mum Cutting Set 1 center

I formed the petals of two large flower sections and two small flower sections and attached them together with glossy accents.  I punched  out a couple smaller flowers to fill in the center of the flowers, formed them and attached them with glossy accents.  I added a small white pearl in the center to finish.  

KC HEro Arts Mum Cutting Set 1 close

I added a butterfly with pearls and a few sparkling clear sequins to finish.

KC Hero Arts Mum Cutting Set  a1 left

Check out my blog candy post if you would like to have a chance to win 27 yards of multi colored May Arts ribbon

Card size:  5 inch square

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Scallop Framed Daisy and Blog Candy

Good Saturday morning.  I have a flower project to share with you today made using the Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set and My Favorite Things Mini Scallop Square Stax and Stitched Square Scalloped Edge Frames

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 1 left

I attached the yellow and white scalloped layers together with strips of mounting tape and attached the two layers to the card base with mounting tape.  I cut a strip of yellow and cut the sides using scalloped frame and attached it to the white layer with double stick tape.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 1 center

I formed the petals by placing the flower sections face down on the molding pad and curling the petals with the large stylus.  I turned the flower sections face up on the molding pad and gently pushed down in the center to raise the petals.  I attached four flower layers together to create a nice full daisy.  I lightly applied Wild Honey ink to the flower center using a mini applicator and then attached it in the flower center using a square of mounting tape. I formed the leaves with the stylus and molding pad. I attached the leaves and flower to the card base using glossy accents. I didn’t think the flower and leaves filled out the space enough so I added the thin scalloped frame attaching it with thin strips of mounting tape.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 1 right

Blog Candy

I’m sure if you follow my blog you know how much I love shopping at Ellen Hutson.  And if you love shopping there as well you know she sends a yard of beautiful ribbon as a thank you gift.  I stash mine in a plastic bag to keep them all together and when the bag gets full I love to offer them as blog candy.  This time my bag is overflowing with 27yards of ribbon  (please don’t tell my husband I’ve placed 27 orders over the last several months).  All you need to do to qualify for my gift is leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, February 7 at 5:00 pm.  I’ll announce the winner on my blog Wednesday morning.

Card size:  5 inch square

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Floral Frame and Butterfly

Good Saturday afternoon.  I hope your first full week of 2017 has been a good one.  I have another project to share with you made using the Hero Arts Floral Border with Frame and the Scrapberry’s In Bloom paper.  This time I added a butterfly from the Impression Obsession Medium Butterflies set.

KC Hero Arts Floral Border with Frame 3 right

I cut the floral border out once using a piece of 5.25” x 4.00” cardstock and then cut it again with the oval frame attached.  I rolled double stick tape to create an adhesive strip, attached it to the back of the frame layer and then attached it over the base frame layer.

KC Hero Arts Floral Border with Frame 3 center

I attached the frame layer to the card base with mounting tape.  I attached the butterfly to the base using glossy accents.  I added several clear sequins with glossy accents to add a touch of sparkle.

KC Hero Arts Floral Border with Frame 3 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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Floral Border and In Bloom

Good Tuesday afternoon.  I am off work this week and am supposed to be cleaning, straightening and purging my craft space.  Oh boy!  What a huge job.  So I decided to play with something other than Christmas for a change.  I’m usually sad to see the holidays go and putting an end to making Christmas cards but I am more ready this year. My project was made using the new Hero Arts Floral Border with Frame, Susan’s Garden Notes Hydrangea 2, Impression Obsession Foliage and Martha Stewart Hydrangea Punch.  The gorgeous paper is Scrapberry’s In Bloom and was sent to me as a gift from a my dear friend  Eva  from the Netherlands.

I decided to create a totally white frame using the Floral Border so the background paper could be the main focal point.  I cut the card base at 5.25” and attached the paper with ATG adhesive. I cut the frame layer 5.00”, centered the floral die and ran through my Big Shot.  I applied mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.

KC Hero Arts Floral Border with Frame 2 right 

I punched and die cut several hydrangea blossoms, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and attached the flowers together with glossy accents.  I cut a couple full sections of Foliage and cut them apart to arrange with the flowers.KC Hero Arts Floral Border with Frame 2 center

I attached the foliage to the frame with glossy accents and then attached the flowers.  I tucked a few more sections of foliage around the flowers to fill in.  I used Pretty Pink Posh 3mm cupped Sparkling Clear sequins in the flower centers and attached a few around the inner frame and on the frame to add an additional feminine touch to the piece.

KC Hero Arts Floral Border with Frame 2 left

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

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