Wednesday, June 29, 2016

My Favorite Things - Funky Flowers + Quick Stamping With The MISTI

Hey folks!

I'm back today to share a surprisingly easy card with you all! For real, easy. It's a little time consuming, but easy.

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Before I get started, I wanted to say that even though I used the MISTI Stamping Tool for this, you DON'T have to. It helps a bunch and certainly speeds up the process, but you can totally do this without it. Think: lots to color, not lots of work.

Okey dokey. The first thing I did was make mask of all of the images in the My Favorite Things Funky Flowers Stamp Set with Post-It Tape. I use the 2" wide tape, because of things like this. I've found this is the best tape for masking if you need to reposition them a lot. Plus it's pretty wide so it can accommodate lots of different sized stamps.

Next, I stamped my first flower in some Neenah White Cardstock with My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. Again, I used the MISTI Stamping Tool  The MISTI is a rockstar for making sure you get a clear, crisp image, buuuut this card is the best example for why I love it so much.

Once, I had my first flower stamped, I masked it off and then started placing my images around it. Since I was using the MISTI, I could stamp more than one image at a time. This folks, is why I love it. It goes super fast. You just need to remember that the image you want "on top" gets stamped first (or second, or third). Capeesh?

After I had all of my images stamped, I colored everything in with Copic's. My color choices are in the thumbnails links below. This would also be fab done in watercolor by the way!

I gotta be honest. I had a really, really hard time deciding what colors I wanted to do these in. The flowers are soo fantastic and I really wanted them to pop. What I ended up doing was deciding what greens I wanted for the leaves first. Leaves are (usually) green so that's easy peasy. Then, I got out my very old, but handy dandy color wheel and starting with yellow-green as my main color, used colors that worked with that.

You definitely don't need a color wheel folks, but they can be nice to have. I'd like to note however, I've linked to the color wheel that I use, but ONLY for reference. I don't remember how much I paid for mine. It was like 14 years ago when I got it, but I certainly didn't pay that much for it. I feel like $2 was a thing....If you really want it and you really want to pay $6 for it go for it, otherwise I suggest you do some looking around for one that's less expensive.

When I had everything colored in I trimmed down the panel, then I added a unicorn level dose of Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in Clear to the highlights of the images and added some Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen to the flowers as well.

I stamped a piece of Neenah White Cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripe Background Stamp using more My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink and trimmed that down to a strip. I also used a very thin strip of My Favorite Things Brushed Gold Cardstock.

You could totally skip the embellies because this card has oodles of sparkle already, but I decided to add a couple of Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins because they were sitting right in front of me and sometimes I don't know when to quit.

That's it! Easy peasy.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see me and as always I hope you enjoyed my card today!

Until next time!

Avery Elle Peonies and Copic Coloring
Clearly Besotted and Copic Coloring
Simon Says Stamp June 2016 Card Kit - Look For The Miracles


  1. Gorgeous card. Love that SSS diagonal line stamp. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You've been spotted!

    Susan R. Opel
    Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things

    1. Oh my goodness! Thank you so much! I'm so happy you like it! :)

  3. Your card is awesome and so beautiful! Congrats on being spotted!


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