Tuesday, September 5, 2017

right at home + so many reasons to love the MISTI!

Happy Tuesday friends! I'm thrilled to be included in today's hop with the My Sweet Petunia and Right At Home teams, basically a bunch of crazy talented people! You should be arriving here from Chris Dayton's blog.

The MISTI has really changed my card-making life! I strive to be clean and precise in my crafty efforts but at heart, I'm really more of a messy-bessy type...think accidental smudges, lots of mis-stamped images and so much wasted cardstock. The MISTI has really helped me and I use it almost exclusively to stamp(my acrylic blocks are getting dusty).

With the MISTI I get perfectly stamped images because I can re-ink and stamp again. It's also much easier to evenly space images & sentiments, use layering stamps and more. The MISTI is the most used tool in my craft room by far!

Today I was inspired to create using an idea from the amazing Lydia Fiedler, marbling with the MISTI. I was going for a tie dyed look and if you let your eyes go fuzzy for a minute, I nailed it, LOL!
One more thing before I tell you a little bit more about my "tie dye", there are prizes today! Two commenters will win their choice of a MISTI or Mini MISTI AND a prize package from Right At Home! So make sure to leave comments at each stop on the hop before September 8th at noon CST.

Ok, now let's talk tie dye...
The key to this technique really is the MISTI and the ability to layer color. The Right At Home Abstract Florals is perfect for this technique because it has great solid floral stamps and also a playful design. I started by choosing 3 colors of pigment ink, a light purple for the base, a darker purple & a blue for accents.

Stamp the first layer.
Leaving your stamp & cardstock in the same place (this is the magic of the MISTI), add the next color of ink directly to your stamp with plastic of some kind. I used a little piece of plastic wrap. The crinkles of the plastic help create texture.

Add a third color and continue to add ink and stamp until you are happy with the results.


I think this technique is so pretty and fun! And it's a little like tie dye right? Haha! I might need more practice but I love it as background and to create a floral coffee cup (with a little masking) using the Right At Home Cup Of Joy and How Have You Bean sets.
I also tested it with other colors of pigment ink...

top left: Avery Elle Orchid, Mama Elephant Pacific Blue & Mama Elephant Tutti Frutti
top right: Mama Elephant, Avery Elle Orchid & Mama Elephant Tutti Frutti
middle left: Mama Elephant Piggy Bank, Mama Elephant Apricot & Avery Elle Strawberry
middle right: Avery Elle Mimosa, Mama Elephant Apricot & Avery Elle Strawberry
bottom left: Mama Elephant Rainwater, Avery Elle Mint To Be & Mama Elephant Sweet Lilac
bottom right: Mama Elephant Apricot, Avery Elle Strawberry & Mama Elephant Tutti Frutti

Thanks so much for stopping by and keep hoping over at Stephanie Severin's blog.

Below is the complete list in case you get lost & have a great day! 
Carly

43 comments:

~amy~ said...

How FABulous!

SmilynStef said...

That Tie Dye effect is so awesome ... makes me want to go tie dye all my solid images.

Diane M said...

The tie-dye is stunning!

Nancy Borakowski said...

Another tip to learn loving your cards and the tie dye affect. Very pretty

Kirsten said...

That is gorgeous! I appreciate you sharing the top. Thank you!

Sheila H said...

Wow - your inking technique is awesome. Thanks for showing us how.

Kimberly Merritt said...

Gorgeous flowers! I have never seen the Tie Dye technique - thank you for the informative how to! Both of your cards are fabulous. Oh that Right at Home coffee set is too cute!

Lori Barker said...

Love that tye dye effect so cool, Right at home used to be a 15 min drive for me to visit their store, i miss it so much since they closed, I NEED A MISTI SO BADLY!!!!

nicofthyme said...

Thank you so much for sharing your technique on this beautiful card and for the info on the MISTI. I've not used one yet and am soaking in the knowledge from all of you AMAZING ladies! Thank you for sharing in this blog hop!

Anonymous said...

Interesting technique for this unique card!

Mary Kay Werry said...

What a great technique!! your cards are beautiful.

Bicka Hall said...

Nice technique? Thanks for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful flowers! I love the color combos you came up with! Pretty 'hello' card, and I love the decorated coffee cup!

D Q said...

So pretty-love your coloring.

Jennifer Archambault said...

Really neat technique. I'll have to try that soon! Thanks for sharing!

Dorothy C. said...

Love this technique - now if I only had a MISTI....

Isabelle said...

Beautiful cards !

Teresa Doyle said...

This is such a cool technique Carly. I haven't really seen this technique done on cards before and it is awesome. A great job y dear!

luvhymns said...

Wow, love the get down and dirty stampin' that makes the misti the tool that is must have. Great Job!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I have enjoyed this hop. Right at home is new, and I like these stamps

Janelle said...

This is So Cool! Thanks for showing us your imaginative new technique. Maybe impossible without the Misti....I love mine!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OH what a cool technique, pretty card, thanks for sharing!

Sara Goetz-Gordon said...

These are so neat
I love this technique

Sheri Witthoft said...

Beautiful effects!

Tracy A said...

I haven't seen the tie dye technique before. Very cool.

Angela Walters said...

These flowers are so beautiful! Thank you for showing us how you created them! I have pinned this so I can try the technique myself!

McStamper said...

Beautiful flowers. Great technique.

Stir Your Creativity said...

Wow wonderful technique. The design has turned up so well. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sabrina said...

What a fun technique! Thank you for sharing!

Keiren Dunfee said...

What a cool technique--love it!

I Card Everyone said...

Carly you are a girl after my flower-power heart!!! Tie-dyed? What a clever technique, that's totally new to me - thanks for sharing Lydia's fun with us - no need to let anything go fuzzy!
LOve, and Peace...
=]

Karenajo said...

Very fun technique - will have to try this one ! That flower stamp really is great for this look ! Thanks for sharing !

Sharron Gunter said...

So cute,cute!I want to try this now! Great job and lots of fun!Love the way you designed everything together!Thank you for sharing!

mendo.dre said...

I love the whimsical look of the flowers in this set. Thank you for inspiring us.

Karthikha said...

Lovely technique and great results! The cards are simple and beautiful :)

Diana Hernandez said...

Cute cards, tfs

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! Your cards are really gorgeous!!! Love yuor technique!!!

Michelle Daigle said...

Awesome technique. Love your card and thanks for sharing the color combinations too!

Sue LD said...

Beautiful flowers!

Karen said...

So beautiful; thanks for sharing that technique. I've never seen it before.

Patt H. said...

Gorgeous! Love this technique. Thanks for sharing.

Miriam Prantner said...

How pretty! Love the lightness and brightness of your flowers!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

I love these flowers ! Adorable !