Friday, May 26, 2017

...room in my heart ~ Unity/Misti Blog Hop


Hello creative friends!!  Unity Stamps is doing a joint blog hop with My Sweet Petunia, and I am so honored to have the privilege  of joining these talented paper artists!  I have two cards, to share with you today, that I made using some charming Unity Stamps along with the "must have" Misti!!!  Seriously!!  I could not have made my second card without it!!

First of all, I'd like to share a sweet little watercolor card I made using Unity's "...room in my heart" stamp set.  Isn't this young woman and her baby just precious?!?!   

I started by laying a 4'x5" piece of watercolor paper in my Misti, lined up the image where I wanted and stamped it using Onxy Black Versafine Ink.  I left the stamp adhered to the Misti and left the stamped paper in place while watercoloring the image using Gansai Tambi Watercolors.  I then reinked the image and stamped over the colored image to make the lines bolder.  I can honestly say, that without the Misti, I would never be able to line up the image perfectly a second time.


I added a sweet little sentiment, that comes with this set, to the inside.



Now, for my second card.  I really had some fun with this one.  And once again, the Misti was a lifesaver!!    Let me tell you, Unity Red Rubber Stamps and the Misti are a dream team!!

I started by stamping this darling snail/mushroom image, from Unity's Happy Snail Mail set, 6 times onto X-Press It cardstock.  I colored the portions of the image that were going to be visible and started cutting out the layers so I could pop up each one for dimension.


Even a few of the stitched clouds (die by Lawn Fawn) are cut out and burnished to give them some extra depth too.


Below you can really see the dimension.


Now, the sentiment flag was a little tricky.  I wanted to use a new stitched label die I had just purchased from Pretty Pink Posh, but it was solid.  Unity Stamps are Red Rubber, so therefore not see-through, making it a challenge to line up perfectly.  Not with the Misti though.  They work together like they were just meant to be.  Let me explain how:

I started by diecutting the flag banner out of a piece of copy paper.  I laid it in my Misti just like you see below.




I then took the "...happy snail mail" sentiment "Just a Note" and laid it exactly where I wanted it to be, in the flag, and closed the lid, therefore adhering it to the other side. (oh....don't forget to take the foam mat out of the Misti when working with your Unity stamps.  They already are mounted onto foam, so the Misti won't close properly if you leave it inside.



I then diecut the flag out of a piece of cardstock and laid it in the negative space of the copy paper.



Lastly, I inked up the sentiment, closed the Misti and voila...a perfectly lined up sentiment!!  It couldn't work any more smoothly!!!



Would you like to win one of 3 Unity Prize packs and winner's choice of an Original or Mini Misti? All you have to do is leave a comment on each blog and you will be entered into the drawing.  You have until noon (central time) on May 30 to comment, and the winners will be posted on both the Unity Blog and the My Sweet Petunia blog on May 31st.

That's it for my projects today.  But don't stop here.  There is a ton of more inspiration to be seen.    Next on the hop is Kris Lancaster.  I've also included a complete list of all the hoppers today:




CopicsMushroom ~ BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01, YG11, YG09, YG06 Snail ~ R08, R05, R22, R21, R11, R00, YR68, YR65, YR61, Y38, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11 Heart ~ R08, R05, R22

Thanks a bunch for dropping by!!  Enjoy the hop!
  Happy Stamping!


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Mother and Baby
Stamps:  ...room in my heart (Unity)
Paper: Watercolor
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Misti

Just a Note
Stamps ...happy snail mail (Unity)
Paper:  X-Press It, Black (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Stitched Labels (Pretty Pink Posh), Stitched Cloud Backdrop (Lawn Fawn), Stitched Rounded Rectangles (Die-Namics MFT)
AccessoriesMisti, Copics, Scor-Pal, White Pearl Pen (Kirarina Wink), Dimensional Tape 

113 comments:

Stef H said...

a friend of mine just had a baby girl. that 1st card would be perfect! the snail is super fun and colorful!

luvhymns said...

Love your watercoloring.... so delicate with the delicate stamp...

stamping sue said...

two inspired cards
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Wanda Rule said...

Beautiful work, Tosh!

Sundaystamper said...

Love the 3D effect!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card, love the sentiment too.

Wilma said...

great tip for the Misti and the banner - using the negative scrap....see that's why I HOP - for the great ideas and inspration

Melinda Feliciano said...

Love the layering and colors! Nice work!

Janet Christensen said...

Great tip to use the negative cutout in the MISTI to help align the image.

Kary said...

Lovely cards, the snail card layering is Awesome!!

Betsy Cunningham said...

Cute and sweet

Sandra Sneed said...

Cute cards

Tina DeMatteis said...

I love how you made the snail and mushroom popped up!

Stephanie Locke said...

Lovely cards!

Amy Ismail said...

Very pretty cards! Love the die cuts and stamps that you used. Thanks for sharing.

angie blom said...

love the technique tip with the banner.. love your cards.

Heather Pickens said...

Great layering on the snail card!!

TLady said...

BOTH of your cards are BEAUTIFUL, Tosh! I think the snail is my favorite! He is just SO CUTE!!!! LOVE the way you added dimension to your card too! BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!!!!! ;)

Mildred Pena said...

Love the dimensions. Great tip with the banner!

Lynnette said...

Like how you cut out before you stamped it, great idea

Heather Warren said...

Beautiful!

skrapr22 said...

Beautiful cards, love the layering.

Selena said...

Your snail card is adorable!! I love the colors you used and the cloud background adds so much to the card.

Shelly said...

Wonderful cards! So pretty!

amee said...

such lovely cards!!

Tasha Dawson said...

Mommy cards are on of my favs!

Crafter said...

Love your cards!

ScrapYourWorld said...

can you hear me squealing over here!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you put layer upon scrumptious layer on top to pop up this adorable lovable image of this snail!!!! and the clouds .. come on now.. its just magical!!!
Paula Driver

Dorothy Green said...

Love both of your cards! The dimension and stitching in your snail card are amazing!

Lisa said...

Love this wonderful Unity snail stamp. Love your clouds and love how you added that sentiment with your Misti.

Liz Williams said...

Nicely done, Tosh. Thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

Sweet and beautiful card.

Natalie Godfrey said...

OMG! Beautiful cards. Love the design and the colors.
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Cheryl Rigney said...

Love your cards! Thanks for the tip on placing the sentiment on the banner.

Dandydo said...

I love how the MISTI makes card making easier and a little more forgiving when you have an image that doesn't get inked all the way. :)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very pretty cards. Really love that cute snail mail set.

Lena McCullough said...

Great cards! Love the banner idea!

Naomi said...

The baby card is so pretty and the flag idea - cool!

Angela Bode said...

Wow! I love that sweet "room in my heart". Just precious! Your mushroom looks fabulous! I love your layering! So cool!

Suz said...

Lovely cards and great tips

Brenda Lilley said...

Your snail card is really cute, but I love your "Room in my heart." Thanks so very much for sharing!

Niece said...

Great tutorial on the Misti. Love your cards especially the layered snail.

Angeline Choo said...

Love the clouds embossed in the background !

Teresa Doyle said...

Tosh, your cards are truly lovely, such great stamps!

Beckiejo said...

Beautiful watercoloring, but the dimensional snail is my favorite!

Lynn said...

Beautiful

sherry zumpano said...

Love the mom with baby, so beautiful.

Dale Sue said...

Oh my - two beautiful cards. Great detail. Thank you!

Valerie said...

Your cards are so pretty! I...MUST...HAVE...A...MISTI! Thank you for showing how you did the banner sentiment using the Misti!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Spectacular coloring and color combo on the snail card! Thanks for your MISTI tips!

Tracy A said...

Thanks for the Misti tips. Love the snail card.

Jen R said...

Love that baby card!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards and colors!!!

SmilynStef said...

Love the amazing dimension & fun colors

Kathy Johnson said...

Great cards!

Gingin said...

Love your cards Tosh! The 3D effect on your snail mail card is absolutely wonderful

Kris said...

The layers on that snail are fabulous. Love the tip for using the solid die.

lynneatw said...

I love your beautiful creations.

Mary Miller said...

Just WOW! Your cards are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Shannon Edwards said...

Stunning work. I especially loved the pillowy look your clouds have and the dimension you gave to your adorable snail. I'm always looking for new ways to add texture and dimension to my projects, and you have inspired me with new techniques!

Kim Marie said...

The momma and baby card! So precious!

Christy Blade said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love how you popped the cap of the mushroom
and the snail off the card. Gives it
such depth.
the lady with the baby is wonderful.
thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Beautiful! Love my Misti.

Meg Crawford said...

Thanks for all of the wonderful tips! Your cards are amazing!

Isabelle said...

I love your work with the layer. The result is stunning ! Both cards are beautiful.

Gaylynn said...

Hi Tosh. Each card is lovely. Thanks for the awesome techniques. :)

{S} said...

love the placement tip! The colors of the snail are so cute!

Sunstamper said...

Love the paper tole technique with this image. And the clouds add just the right touch. So cute!

Donna Baker said...

Beautiful Card ! Love the mom with baby card so serene .

Janeen said...

your layered mushroom is so fun. thanks for the tip with the negative space, i must remember that.

kahaulani said...

I am loving that snail stamp

Deborah345 said...

Lovely cards.

Lisa Mittelstaedt Lopacinski said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing these.

Marsha said...

Great way to use the Misti.

Shirley Hutchins said...



Like the layers on the snail. Beautiful card

Vicky Lee said...

Thanks for sharing!

Denise S. said...

Great cards.

Chantel Figueroa said...

I wish I could see the snail card in person it looks incredible! You stamped 6 times in the smae spot! You never would know it is ligned perfectly soooooooo excited forr a MISTI! Thx for the banner tip too!

Mary Schaffer said...

Love that baby card. The sentiment is perfect.

Linda Lewis said...

I love all the things everyone is doing with the Misti. I need to get one. Great job on your cards.

Playing with Paper said...

Awesome cards!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, love these cards - so different and both are amazing!

Nancy said...

So cute. The layering is a nice touch.

Renee M said...

Thanks for the tips you shared! I especially like how you made the snail card--it is so fun, cheerful, and beautifully colored.

Janet Kassakatis said...

Thanks for the tip, love how you made it pop.

Mrs Bubble said...

Thank you. Really sweet

Deana Benson said...

Love your cards! The snail one is my fave with that cloud background I thought I could pass on buying. Now I'm off to put it in my cart.

Janine said...

Great cards and Misti hints - hope I can remember all the tips and tricks!

Dorothy S said...

Great cards - I especially like the way you layered the snail image.

Carole Simonetti said...

Lovely cards

Beverly S. said...

Such pretty cards and work! Fun blog hop...thanks for sharing!

Moongirl said...

I love the dimension and shadow in the snail card!

Debi said...

2 gorgeous - yet so different cards - love all the dimension and colour of the snail one - Debi x

Croppingirl said...

Just took my first comic coloring class-love the Snail Mail set!!!

Sue LD said...

Sweet image and sentiment on the first card and I like the colors and dimension on the mushroom card.

Penny Boren said...

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Martha Roland said...

Mother & baby is Spectacular ♡♡♡

chickapotamus said...

beautiful work!

Serendipidade de Papel said...

Love the snail stamp.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

This hop maybe dangerous. Unity stamps is new to me and I already have three things on my wishlist

Vencine Martin said...

Tosh! I love the way your burnished those clouds! Genius. Thanks so much! Hugs!

Marcie said...

Pretty cards. Thank you for sharing.

Faye said...

Just a heads up Unity stamps are addictive. Love seeing all the uses. Beautiful cards.

Linda Hott said...

What beautiful cards these are!

trishden said...

Beautiful cards, I'm really loving these Unity stamps. Thanks for sharing!

jules said...

Amazing card and great pics using the Misti❣️

Sherry Lee said...

Loved your cards! Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca Ednie said...

The MISTI is an awesome tool! I love your mama and baby card.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Both cards are fantastic!!!

Carisa said...

your cards are adorable!

Echo Noble said...

Great cards! The coloring and layouts are fantastic!

Ruby said...

Lovely cards. Great colours. I love my MISTI TOOL. It has been the best tool invention.

 
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