Posts tagged ‘Misti’

November 20, 2021

Christmas fairy lights card

Hi and welcome.

It’s theme week this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge, and this time I chose “fairy lights” as they are one of my favourite things to decorate our home with at Christmas.  They can be called many different things around the world – twinkle lights, holiday lights, mini lights, etc – but whatever they are to you, they are sure to bring some joy and light to any festive season…

I die cut card in rainbow colours by Stampin’ Up of poppy parade, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight, green galore, and tempting tuquoise, for the bulb part of the fairy lights, and silver card by Sizzix for the string and tops.

I chose to make a slimline card as the design and layout fitted much better than my usual square  cards.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up stamp set Christmas Pines, in black stazon ink, using my Misti for perfect placement.  As the base card has a slight texture, I had to stamp it 3 times to get a good image, so I was so glad I chose to use my Misti – worth its weight in gold that thing!

I decided against popping up the fairy lights so the card will be flat for posting.

Fairy lights have changed so much over the years. I loved the sets my parents had, with tiny magical covers, such as Cinderella coaches, or flowers and bells – they made the tree glow beautifully!  Nowadays, my tree is just a mass of tiny LEDs, so I just have to fill it with more toys and decorations! Yay!

I hope you’ve been inspired to join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – we would love to see what beautiful cards you come up with.  There’s a little bit more about the history about fairy lights over on the challenge blog, so do pop by for a visit.

Enjoy your weekend

June 12, 2021

Sizzix Christmas Deer

Happy Saturday and welcome to my blog.

The colour challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this month is to use grey, gold and black – rather an unusual combination, and not one I would have thought of myself to use, but I love how my card turned out…

I started by cutting the base card in smoky slate to make a 5.5″ square card…

Next I added a layer of patterned paper from the Snowberry collection by the Lovely Studio, which has these pretty snowflakes in soft grey. I stamped the bold greeting, from the Christmas Pines stamp set by Stampin Up, directly onto the paper in VersaFine Clair black ink, using my Misti stamping tool for perfect placement.  I love this ink – it’s so juicy, stamps beautifully and doesn’t stain my stamps – perfect!  It’s easy clean up too – just water and a good scrub on my stampin’ scrub and done!

I die cut two christmas deer by Sizzix, one in black and one in brushed gold, and layered them together, off-setting the black one just a little to create a shadow, and popped up with foam adhesive, adding a little dimension…

Finally, a sprinkle of gem stones to finish.  I didn’t have any black gems so used a black alcohol marker to colour the brown ones I had – worked brilliantly!

It pushed me out of my comfort zone using this unusual colour combination, but I really enjoyed experimenting and seeing what worked together, and I love the end result.

I hope you’ve been inspired, and that you will join in the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Enjoy your weekend

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