SNSS hops with My Sweet Petunia!

Good morning! Today Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is joining with My Sweet Petunia for an awesome blog hop and giveaway! There’s a chance to win a $50 gift code to each shop, so we hope you’ll join us and hop along! To be eligible for the drawing, leave a comment at each stop along the hop.

I made my card for the hop today using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Singing Praises stamp set which is the August Stamp of the Month (free with your order of $75 or more). Love those birds!

I combined several techniques on this card… Repeat Stamping, Multi Color Inking/Selective Inking and Dye Ink Bleed. It was very easy with the aid of the MISTI!

First I placed a piece of watercolor paper in the corner of the MISTI. I like the lighter weight of this watercolor paper for cards. The magnet holds your paper in place. Then I positioned my stamp where I wanted it and closed the lid to pick up the stamp. (The MISTI is great for placing your images exactly where you want to stamp them!)

I inked sections of the bird image with three different colors. Using a smaller ink pad such as the cubes or dewdrops makes this easier. I started with the turquoise color and inked the body, then stamped it. Then I inked and stamped the head, back, and tail feathers with blue. Finally, I inked the feet and branch with brown. I cleaned the stamp between colors but it really isn’t necessary. (With a MISTI you can repeatedly stamp an image in the exact same place with perfectly aligned results!)

Here is my tri-color bird. 🙂 But I’m not done!

Instead of coloring it in, I gave it a watercolor look. I misted the image with water so the ink would bleed and then dried it with a heat tool.

When completely dry, repeat the stamping process again…starting with turquoise, then blue and brown. (By placing your paper back in the same corner of the MISTI it will stamp in the exact same place again!)

I lightly splattered some of the blue ink over the image with a Clear Wink of Stella pen and die cut a scalloped edge below the bird. Here I positioned and stamped the sentiment.

I repeated the same inking, stamping, and spritzing process with the flower image to add to my card as an accent.

I finished my card with a piece of pattern paper, some linen thread, and a few gold rhinestones to match the yellow in the paper.

I hope you try this fun technique! Now go visit Gayle for some more crafty inspiration with SNSS and the MISTI!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Singing Praises; paper- Northwoods watercolor paper, navy, MME-Hattie; ink- SU! Coastal Cabana, Dapper Denim, Early Espresso; accessories- MISTI, Clear Wink of Stella, rhinestones, Die-Namics Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges and Basic Edges 2, linen thread, foam dimensionals.

50 responses to “SNSS hops with My Sweet Petunia!

  1. Love this little bird, Diane! Such a wonderful look you have created with your ‘colouring’! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring our creativity.

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  3. Love your card! That is a great way to get a watercolor look

  4. Great technique! I can’t wait to get home and try this with some butterfly stamps I have!

  5. Sharon Gullikson

    What a great idea to do the bird in stages. He/she looks wonderful! I like your watercoloring, too.

  6. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create–thank you.

  7. Love this. Colors are great!

  8. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Thanks for sharing your technique.

  10. Great technique.

  11. Great idea with watercoloring. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Mary Holshouser

    Love the free-form coloring.
    Great card. thanks for

  13. Love your card.

  14. The MISTI is something I’m just seeing for the first time. I looks pretty awesome.

  15. Mary Ellen Mayer

    Thanks for the details on your process. I like the re-stamping after the watercolor effect.

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  17. I’m a birdie lover, so I totally love this beautifully designed card.

  18. Oh I love how you created the watercolor look on this beautiful card!! I’m going to have to remember this for future use!

  19. Marisela Delgado

    Awesome card! Pretty bird.

  20. So pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Loves your process! Beautiful card!

  22. Very nice, and you made it look so easy.

  23. Meghan Kennihan

    What a gorgeous bird and background! I love how you did the diagonal design too!

  24. What an interesting watercolor technique! That bird image is so cute!

  25. Daylene Strickland

    Beautiful card! I love birds!

  26. Delightful card! Love the technique!!

  27. Love the water color look you achieved. Thanks for sharing your technique. I just love this little birdie.

  28. I love birds. You made it look super easy to do. Thank you!

  29. Love this tool. It’s a crafty must have!

  30. Beautiful card!

  31. I like the idea of stamping and spritzing to create the watercolor background haze. Thanks for sharing.

  32. So beautiful, Diane! I need to give this a try!

  33. That’s a cool idea. I’m gonna have to try it.

  34. Cynthia D. Howard

    I just got this stamp today with my order, so I’m going to try this later today! I like trying new techniques, so thanks for sharing with all of us!

  35. Wow! All of your techniques are great! Not just the watercoloring effect, but the edger die you used. The patterned paper you used is perfect!

  36. Beautiful technique watercoloring with the MISTI!! You taught me something new!

  37. Love that sweet bird! Beautiful card! Pretty watercolor look!

  38. Such a cute bird stamp and a new watercolor technique to try. Love the scalloped edge, too. Adds that extra cuteness to the card!

  39. Oh, how pretty Diane… love the multicolored stamping! Yes, the Misti is a must have… especially with those techniques!

  40. Christine Miller

    Thank you so much for the tutorial. I haven’t tried all of these effects with my MISTI and will look forward to doing so. These techniques certainly created a very soft and pretty card!

  41. Very pretty. I like this bird and the techiques you used.

  42. Loreen Borkhart

    great technique. will have to give it a try.

  43. Oh what a lovely card! Such a beautiful combination of patterns, layers and elements.

  44. Love the effect! It turned out great – that second stamp really pops! Definitely need to try this!

  45. Gretchen Sheridan

    These are so beautiful! I love the watercolor look of the birds. I really like the bird stamp too!!!

  46. Diane, wonderful card!!! One of my favorite ways to use the Misti! Love the colors you chose.

  47. Gorgeous design and layering on this sweet card.

  48. Love the watercolor technique you used.

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