The My Sweet Petunia design team is having fun hopping with Technique Tuesday today.
When I saw the Technique Tuesday Enjoyed Layered Flower set (and coordinating dies), I knew it would be perfect to use with my MISTI (and a set I would not have likely purchased in my pre-MISTI days).
Since this flower has 5 stamping layers (and the leaves have two), I used my Memory MISTI, which allows me to line up several of the stamps at one time. I cut a piece of cardstock large enough to do two flowers; I just flip the paper and stamp a second time on the other end.
The top flower is stamped once ... the bottom has two layers of ink.
Next I stamped the highlights on the petals by attaching that stamp to the top right corner of my Memory MISTI ... with the same paper rotation process, I can do multiple sets of images without moving my stamps.
When I had enough stamped, I removed those two stamps and set-up the stamps for the center of my bloom.
The final step were the dots in the center of the bloom & the outline.
I love how the die cuts have a nice even border of white around the blooms (it makes them very easy to line-up).
Next I used a similar process for the leaves. I found that it worked better for me to stamp the outline first with the darker ink, then you could line-up the veins easily with the solid stamp.
Once I had all of my parts done, then I had to decide on my card design. I usually move things around until I decide where I want my sentiment to be ... then I remove the die cut pieces, so I can stamp.
I ended-up making two cards using two different ENJOY Sentiments (there's also an Enjoy die cut included with the dies).
I attached the top flower directly to the card base and then used 3-D glue dots for the lower bloom for a bit of dimension. I finished with some green gems as embellishments.
These blooms just have so many color possibilities.
I moved the sentiment over to the left on my second card.
I also had fun creating a masculine card with Technique Tuesday's First Class Male.
I used the grid on the lid of my MISTI to help me get perfect alignment and centering for my stamps.
I originally tried inking in several colors, but ultimately just went with the Versafine Acorn ink. For stamps with inlaid sentiments like these, it's important not to over-stamp or use too juicy-of-an-ink or you can lose your sentiment.
This card will likely be stashed away for Father's Day.
The MISTI makes it easy to stamp with each color to get a nice blend.
This will be a perfect masculine birthday card for my work stash.
Have fun hopping. We will choose two lucky commenters from the hop to win one of two prizes: a $50 shopping spree at www.mysweetpetunia.com and a $50 shopping spree at www.techniquetuesday.com - you must leave comments no later than Monday, May 28th, at 11:59 PM CST and winners will be announced on Tuesday May 29th, on the Technique Tuesday and My Sweet Petunia blogs.