Now I had issues with something new on Monday and it took me three days to come up with an idea, and here is another challenge. I felt obliged to come up with something different but I had a paucity of new craft stash. SP I decided to try a new tool: A MISTI! http://www.mysweetpetunia.com/ I always have issues with clean stamping, especially with large backgorounds, complex stamps and solid stamps… so I decided to give the MISTI a try and found it on sale just before Christmas. It was my gift to me!
Getting the MISTI out fit’s packaging was a real task! The cardboard wrapper was very tight inside the product box! And I had similar issues with removing the protective acetate from the stamp set I selected ( don't know how long I have had this set - I found it while searching for some paper stacks two weeks ago, buried in the pile of 12 x 12 stacks! The acetate was almost permanently adhered, indicating it's been lying in that stack for at least a year...)! I was beginning to think this card was doomed! But I pressed on (no pun intended)…
I don’t have a step-by-step here, as my end result was rather simple.
I used Color Box Gold pigment ink (which had issues and was due for a discard - some liquid had leaked and glued the lid to the base) and the pad itself was really old and relatively dry so it really really needed a multiple stamp approach! I decided, after a couple of fails, that the yardstick HAD to be taped down to prevent it from shifting, but otherwise, the MISTI preformed as advertised.
I added gold embossing powder to the still-wet pigment ink and heat embossed. I then blended Distress Ink around the edges of the white card and then attached Petaloo fabric flowers to the front:
Products used in making this card were:
- Stamps: Fancy Pants Designs “Pollen Dust”
- Inks: Color Box “Gold”; Distress Ink “Fossilized Amber”
- Embossing Powder: Hampton Arts Studio “Gold”
- Papers: white card stock
- Embellishments: Petaloo Botanica Minis XII (“Yellow”, 1101103)
- Adhesives: Glossy Accents