Monday, March 23, 2015

PTI Make It Monday: #206 Stamping and Mixing Patterns

Have you checked out the latest MIM video from Danielle?  It's wonderful!   It involves stamping various patterned papers and using a mix of patterns in one project.  You can see it here.

I needed a sympathy card ASAP so this challenge was the perfect opportunity for me to make a quick card.  I used my go to sympathy sentiment.  I found it on Pinterest and don't know who to give credit to but you can find it here.   I sized the sentiment at 2.5" x 2".    I had soo much fun making my own patterned papers!  I used Recollections card stock which didn't stamp smoothly at all.  Thanks to the Misti though I was able to stamp triple to get a semi-decent image.  In this instance the splotchiness added to the rustic colors. 

I chose a color palette from the PTI Feb 2015 release.  I actually stamped two sets of these so I have plenty to use for future cards. 

Here are the stamps I used:

Papertrey Ink:
Happy Hexagons
Turning a New Leaf
Honey Bees
Bells and Boughs
Everyday Classics (anniversary set)

Martha Stewart:
Scallop border

I used the latest Fusion Card Challenge Sketch:
I liked the colors in the fusion photo but didn't think they would work well for a sympathy card.

The hexagon background paper actually stamped fairly quick with the aide of a tip from Betsy Veldman.  She showed us how to line up the hexagon stamps to stamp rows of one color easily building the background.  You can see it here

It's hard to see in the photo (click to make it larger).  I stamped the row of hexagons on my stamp-a-ma-jig image sheet.  I then added some micropore tape to make a hinge to move the image sheet out of the way for stamping on my card.  Instead of moving my stamps I moved my card up and down using the image sheet as a guide.  Oh and I put down some post it tape on the left of my Misti to give me a guide to line up my card against since I would be stamping over the edge of the card.

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Danielle Flanders said...

Oh, such pretty patterns! I just bought a Misti and opened it tonight and tried it out...what an amazing tool! Will sure help me line up my stamps much better. The hexagons turned out awesome! Glad you had fun with this challenge! :)

Birgit Norton said...

Lovely card and patterned papers! Great job on the challenge!

Marybeth said...

Wow, you made some wonderful patterned paper ,great job and beautiful card,Shelly! I love my MISTI too! I feel like I have all new stamps!

Marcia HIll said...

Very pretty! Love your colors and patterns...they all work great together! :0) I just ordered the MISTI and can't wait for it to get here and try it out! :0)

Julia Aston said...

What a pretty mix of patterns - and you're right - that's a wonderful sympathy verse! thanks for joining us in the Fusion Challenge Shelly!

artful-notions said...

Shelly, your papers are all beautiful! Love how you coordinated colors and patterns. My Misti is my new favorite!