Sunday, September 13, 2015

Three Step Flowers

Stamped cards using the MISTI tool!!  

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These cards were made using the MISTI tool and Altenew's stamp set "Vintage Flowers." I used a technique from Jennifer McGuire where you stamp with white pigment ink first, then stamp again with a die ink. As you can see,  I used four different color dye inks. "Vintage Flowers" is a three step stamp creating a more realistic looking flower.

The leaves were not done in green, so some realism is lost, but the overall look of the design is appealing. I used a gray color for the second step on the leaves for some of the cards. On the Sympathy card, I only stamped the leaves once because I loved the way they looked against the blue paper.

The sentiments were from three different sets:  Sizzix 658701 (You are Amazing and Thanks So Much;) Impression Obsession Thank You die cut; and Hero Arts "With Sympathy." For a final touch I used a corner punch from Martha Stewart on three cards; the gold card has white lines drawn with a white gel pen!

I put these together as a set and gave them to my daughter in law for her birthday. I made extras and kept a few for myself! Thanks for reading all my steps.
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