Monthly Archives: May 2016

New Impression Obsession Challenge and a MISTI Background Technique

New Impression Obsession Challenge – I Love You Man!

To enter the challenge go to the  Impression Obsession blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog AND you can to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing!

I used CC163 Cover-a-Card Watches & Keys, MC656 Thankful clear set DIE388-Thankful die along with my MISTI (My Sweet Petunia) for today’s project.

Thankful Jeanne_Streiff

Since this was a big background stamp I used tape on the corners of my card to keep it in place on my MISTI tool. I inked the stamp with brown ink and then added some blue ink with a blending tool before background (CC163 Cover-a-Card Watches & Keys). I inked and stamped a couple times to get a nice blend in the colors.1 Thankful Jeanne_Streiff

I added a few swipes of white acrylic paint (with my finger) along the card. Set aside and let dry completely.5 Thankful Jeanne_Streiff

I created a panel by swiping the same brown and blue ink onto cardstock.3 Thankful Jeanne_Streiff

I die cut the DIE388-Thankful die with my Big Shot.4 Thankful Jeanne_Streiff

To finish my card I stamped “for you” and then added the Thankful die cut.6 Thankful Jeanne_Streiff

Today’s hop list:

Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Jeanne Streiff
Karen Amidon
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett


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Thank you for all the fun comments!

My MISTI May-Nia winner is…..

Larissa Heskett

Make sure you are following The My Sweet Petunia Facebook page to see all of the fabulous MISTI May-nia bloggers!

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MISTI May-nia! Win a MISTI!!!

May nia

Iliana at My Sweet Petunia  is doing something crazy good all month long… she is giving away a Mini MISTI every single day in May! Holy Cow!

We have a great line up of awesome bloggers participating in this amazing event and today is my day to give one away and I am so excited!

I will be choosing a random Mini MISTI winner from all comments between today and  Friday May 13th at Midnight CT. One comment per person please. I will announce the winner on Saturday May 14th.

Today’s project uses stamps and dies from Concord & 9th (Birdie Banners and Friend Like You die), Ken Oliver Crafts Color Burst and my Mini MISTI .

Freinds Jeanne_Streiff

I started out by die cutting watercolor paper (smooth side) with Concord & 9th’s Friend Like You die. Then I played around with placement a bit on my  Mini MISTI  and then stamped the birds in archival ink.2 Friends Jeanne_Streiff

Next I watercolored with Color Burst and a water brush. After I was done I didn’t like the birds in red… no problem. 3 Friends Jeanne_Streiff

I had some watercolor paper left over from another project already painted with Turquoise Color Burst . I positioned my birds onto the painted paper in spots that I liked and stamped in archival ink. This was the rough side of watercolor paper so I was able to go back a couple times a restamp the image with my handy dandy Mini MISTI until I had a perfect image.4 Friends Jeanne_Streiff

I cut out (old school with scissors) and added my pretty blue birds on top of the red birds… ah much better!5 Friends Jeanne_Streiff

To finish off my card I attached the centers of the letters and touched it up with a little paint in those spots. Can you tell I create as I go? I had originally planned to leave the centers open but changed my mind at the end. Friends KO Jeanne_Streiff

Check out the other MISTI May-NIA posts!

May 01 – My Sweet Petunia
May 01 – Ilina Crouse
May 02 – Lydia Fiedler
May 02 – Virginia Lu
May 03 – Jana Millen
May 04 – Carissa Wiley
May 05 – Maureen Wong
May 05 – Simon Hurley
May 06 – Laurel Beard
May 06 – Catherine Pooler
May 07 – Laura Sterckx
May 07 – My Favorite Things
May 08 – Laura Bassen

                    ***May 09 – Jeanne Streiff*** you are here!