Friday, 27 April 2018

Visible Image and Misti blog hop and giveaway!

Hello and welcome to the Visible Image and MISTI ( My Sweet Petunia) blog hop! 
I am delighted to be taking part in this amazing event which is a collaboration between the 2 design teams. If this is your first visit to my blog, can I give you a very warm welcome. Remember to leave a comment on everyone's blogs as
2 lucky commentators will win either a $50 spend at My sweet Petunia
or a $50 voucher to spend at the Visible Image Website. Visible Image ship their gorgeous stamps worldwide. I have added links within my post which take you to the website to show the stamps I used.
 Another exciting piece of news is that today is new release day and there are fabulous brand new stamps and stencils being launched...don't miss out..do have a look at the website here.

I love creating with different media making backgrounds using different card types. I find that the MISTI is perfect for stamping my Visible Image words and images to surfaces which either have a "tooth" to them or are quite slippery as a stamping surface. In the past it would been quite difficult to add stamping to finished watercolour surfaces or glossy card stock. The MISTI makes this much simpler. There is no slipping and if the image needs reinking due to the tooth of the card this is no problem as the stamp and card stay firmly in place within the MISTI.
I also enjoy adding colour to and using parts of the fabulous Visible Image sentiments. Again the MISTI makes this so much easier. Occasionally I make very small batches (no more than 6) of the same card design as I sell at a local vintage Tearooms. Also repeat border look very cool around a card.  So for the hop I am sharing how to repeat a design and how to add an even border to cards.

These are the 3 finished cards I am sharing for the hop.


First I made some inky backgrounds and allowed them to dry thoroughly. I used everything from white card stock, black card stock, kraft, glossy paper and watercolour paper. I used alcohol inks, distress inks and distress oxide inks for my media.

 In my post I will take you through a step by step to show you how I made this single design which was used for all the backgrounds and on all the paper types.


I made 6 cards in total but I have chosen my favourite 3 to share with you today. Some of my process photos show different backings inside my MISTI but they were all made in exactly the same way.

I used 5 1/4 x 5 1/4" square pieces of card which were then matted and layered up into 6" by 6" finished cards.
First I stamped and embossed the brilliant Visible Image What really matters time quote stamp
centrally but left enough space underneath to stamp a 2nd sentiment I had chosen to use.
Visible Image stamps are such top quality, thick photo polymer stamps and so well etched that it is very easy to get a perfect impression on just one closing of the MISTI lid. The grid on the lid makes it very easy to line the stamp up accurately.
Underneath I stamped and embossed, in a different colour, the "live in the now and make every moment count" stamp from the
somewhere in time stamp set. There are so many sentiments to use on this sheet, they are all individually pre cut stamps; you could choose your own favourite.
The see though and gridded lid of the MISTI made straight placement underneath the larger sentiment very easy.
I then placed the cogs stamp from the somewhere in time stamp set across one of the corners and stamped and embossed. I placed a piece of scrap paper underneath the card to absorb the ink where I was purposely stamping slightly off the page. This always give a better effect.


Leaving the stamp in place on the lid I opened it up and rotated the card around 90o. I repeated the stamping and embossing of the cogs until all 4 corners were complete. 

I then moved the stamp to the blank part of the border between the embossed corners  and repeated this process, turning the card 90o each time.
 You will see that to finish off I also stamped and embossed the tiny springs from the somewhere in time stamp set. They are very easy to stamp by hand and I just stamped 3 times around the sentiment. 
So then I had 6 versions of this card design all ready for Dotty's vintage Tearooms where I sell my cards.

 So here again are the 3 cards I am sharing today after matting and layering them up.

This one, using Kraft card,
the second using glossy card stock with alcohol inks
and finally one using black card stock with distress oxide inks. It's fun how very different they all look despite their design being identical. I hope I may have inspired you to think of a single design and make a small batch of unique one of a kind cards. 

Remember there are prizes to be won just by leaving a comment here and on the other participating designers posts. I would also be very interested to hear if you have a favourite of the 3 I am sharing?

This is the list of all the participants in the hop;

                    *****Jane Tyrrell ****you are here
Thank you so much for stopping by. All comments must be left on the DT blogs by 11.59 (midnight) on 30th April. Winners will be posted on the Visible Image and My Sweet Petunia blogs on Tuesday 1st May.

Good luck!

Bye for now,

Jane x

(Next on the hop is Stephanie  )


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62 comments:

  1. I don't think I can pick a favourite from these. Love them all. The Time set is my favourite VI set ever I think!

    Lynda x

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  2. These creations are all AWESOME!!!

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  3. I bet they won't be on sale for long.. they are so perfect!

    *Leaves a slice of birthday cake for you*
    xx Erika

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  4. Your cards are just beautiful. Great backgrounds but you always make my heart sing when making those oxide backgrounds on black cardstock <3

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous cards Jane! You've got such a great mix of vibrant colors, rich, decadent golds and that dramatic background on the black card is just WOW! xx

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  6. I love how each of your cards has the same layout but all seem so different due to your lovely backgrounds. Gorgeous makes!

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  7. Lovely selection of colourful creations xx

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  8. A good way of showing one stamp with different effects xx Love them all.

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  9. Jolies créations, les embossages sont superbes et conviennent si bien aux sentiments !

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  10. Wow! Beautiful cards and colors!!!

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  11. Fabulous way of showcasing the Misti Jane... fabulous cards as always!

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  12. Fabulous cards Jane, they all look so different. Hugs P xxxx

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  13. Dear Jane
    Your cards demonstrate the versatility of the stamps so well. I love Kraft card but the black card is my favourite. It's beautiful!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  14. WONDERFUL WORK on your cards! SO COLORFUL & I LOOOOVE the Misti too! ;)SUPER JOB with the Misti & Visible Images! ;)

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  15. Great job! So nice to see the same design replicated in very different colourways. Thanks

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  16. I love them! Your cards are all replicated, but look so different! Makes for a great gift for someone. Awesome!

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  17. Amazing what a difference in colour scheme can make. My favourite is the blue and grey card.

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  18. love the beautiful backgrounds you made for these wonderful stamps!

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  19. I couldn't pick a favourite Jane, they are all brilliant....it's amazing how something the same can looks so different!!
    Wishing you wonderful weekend my friend,
    V x

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  20. These are all brilliant cards and I can't pick a favourite...although the blue one jumps out at me!

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  21. All three are super cool cards! Love the different color combo. The blue one is my fave but then, my hubby says I live in blue, so maybe that's why. :)

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  22. Fantastic cards - love the techniques and how one stamp set can get such different effects.

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  23. What wonderful different ways to play!

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  24. Love the different backgrounds! Great color combos!

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  25. amazing bkg...wonderful cards.
    :) Karen

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  26. Oh, I love those cool backgrounds. Especially the ones with multi colors. The gear border looks awesome! Amazing designs!

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  27. Thank you for sharring, my favourite card is the blue/grey one 😊

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  28. These are fantastic! Love that sentiment.

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  29. WOW! These look fab .... and each one so different xx

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  30. Your cards are beautiful ! I love the idea of a similar stamping on various backgrounds.

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  31. Wow, fantastic cards! You've created so much depth and detail in your backgrounds - stunning.

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  32. Amazing cards, the backgrounds are fabulous and TFS these techniques with the misti, Cathy x

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  33. Hi Jane. Love your stamped and embossed borders. The MISTI truly is THE MOST AMAZING TOOL to come along. Cannot imagine creating without mine. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  34. Great job on your tutorials and finished products! Bravo to all your exciting new ventures! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  35. Love your cards, fabulous tutorial thank you for sharing, hugs Terry xxx

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  36. Three very gorgeous cards !

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  37. I love these cards. The wheals on the edges make the text really pop up and emphasises the meaning.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Creative hugs,

    Lins ;)

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  38. Oh my goodness!! I am loving the three cards you've shown us!! Seriously, they are gorgeous!

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  39. wauw they are gorgeous

    hugs Annemarie

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  40. You've been a busy girl. Very pretty. Happy birthday to Jack. He certainly looks a lot like his big sis. That's an adorable cake.

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  41. Lovely! Need to take my time stamp out of the closet ;)

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  42. Wonderful cards and tutorial, thankyou xx

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  43. Чудесные открытки. Очаровательные фоны и приёмы)

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  44. Fabulous cards! I am particularly fond of the last one with the gold embossing.

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  45. What a inspiration of different backgrounds for same stamp set.
    Hugs
    Ayoti xx

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  46. I think the gold and pink is my fave!

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  47. These are all stunning. Love all the yummy embossing!
    Great sentiments and a great way to highlight them.

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  48. I love your backgrounds! Thank you for sharing!

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  49. Wow your cards are stunning - thanks for showing how you made them:)

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  50. Oh my !! That’s an incredible bundle of cards !! Thanks for sharing your technique.
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  51. Awesome backgrounds and I like all the gears.

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment; I really enjoy reading every single one of them.
Jane x