Good morning everyone! Welcome to the Misti & Honey Bee Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop! There are so many fun projects to see today using both brands. I’ve had a Mini Misti Stamping Tool for a little while, and I love it! It’s great for techniques and mass producing cards. However, it’s also great for making sure the things you stamp are crisp and well stamped. For today’s card there are a couple of reasons that having a Misti was such a lifesaver. Here’s a look at the card I made.
This card was made so easy by simply utilizing my Misti as well as the adorable products from Honey Bee to create a spring-y look.
I started by arranging the flowers from the Zen Floral set on the clear door of the Misti Stamping Tool. I made sure to arrange them as close as possible and tried to center them on the card, although I did some masking so it didn’t matter too much that they were centered.
I die cut a circle out of a larger post it note and put it over my card panel. You always want to make sure that the piece of paper you put in the Misti is completely in the corner and secured with the magnets if possible. This ensures that your stamping is always in the same place. I stamped in some gray ink, and because there were so many images to stamp, the crispness of the flowers was not the best. This is why it’s so important to make sure everything is lined up-so that when you need to re-stamp it does so in the right place. I did have a couple empty places that I filled in with some leaves on a separate block.
Next I used my Prisma Colored Pencils to color in the flowers. I tried to stick to bright colors. I used 2 shades per colored image to get more depth. I’m not the best at colored pencils, but it was fun to pull them out again! It makes me want to practice with them more.
Next I die cut the Hooray outline die. I didn’t have any gray card stock to match the gray ink so I colored the die cut with a Copic marker that matched. Then I stuck it in the Misti. There is a stamp that fits perfectly within the shadow of the Hooray sentiment. This was a bit tricky to make the die stay in place in the Misit, as I couldn’t use the magnets to keep it in place, but with some patience it worked so well! I stamped it with VersaMark ink and used white embossing powder on it. I love the way it turned out!
I die cut about 4-5 more of the shadows and glued them all together for some dimension. I wanted the sentiment to really stick out.
I felt like there were some empty spaces that were bothering me, so I grabbed the Celebration Box set and used one of the confetti clusters to fill them in. I did this after I had already glued down my die cut sentiment and gold string-which made it more difficult. It worked though!
The finishing touch was to add some shimmer and gel dots to the flowers. You can kind of see it here in this close up shot. It’s hard to see it in the other photos though. In real life it’s so pretty.
And that’s it for the card I made for today! I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Below is the hop list for everyone participating.