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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s a closer view to show the tiny flowers placed in the center of the flower.
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.
Thanks for coming by today and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”