Sending Hugs - background basics: medalllions

Practice makes perfect - and I NEED a lot more practice on backgrounds!! An additional benefit of using the MISTI is that I can use the very light ink colors and stamp then more than once to get great colors.

Do you need a hug today??? I hope you have someone close to give you one or accept this virtual one. I appreciate each of you that take the time to stop by. ~Rhonda
Sending Hugs card
stamp: PTI - Big Hugs, Background Basics: Medallions
paper: PTI - Sweet Blush, Stamper's Select White; Black - stash
ink: PTI - Fresh Snow, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet
other: MFT - Pierced Square Stax; My Sweet Petunia - MISTI tool

Trust in the Lord

I had never had a lot of luck using the Rustic Wreath stamp set and die. I just could not get it to line up. I decided to give my MISTI a workout and see if it was up to the challenge.

I stamped the wreath on the card front first so the berries were in place. I then starting stamping the die cut. I really like the blue card that has the berries in spring rain and the rest of the wreath in the neutrals.

For the "blue" cards I stamped the wreath with Spring Rain first. I then did 2 different color schemes. Spring Rain, followed by Blueberry Sky and then Enchanted Evening randomly inked. The second one was Spring Rain first and then Fine Linen and Kraft. I had a blast using lots of ink colors.

The "green" cards were stamped with Spring Moss. I then followed that up with Ripe Avocado. I used the herringbone impression plate after I stamped the initial wreath on the white card stock. ~Rhonda

Trust in the Lord cards
stamps: PTI - A Cheerful Heart, Rustic Wreath
paper: PTI - Spring Moss, Blueberry Sky, Stamper's Select White
ink: PTI - Fine Linen, Kraft, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening
other: PTI -Herringbone IP, Rustic Wreath die; My Sweet Petunia - MISTI tool

Wednesday Wishes #10

I'm excited with how these cards turned out! More than one color on the stamp adds so much more dimension. I really love the spring moss and ripe avocado inks together.

I think you can see what a difference the impression plate makes as well. I also used the new linen cardstock from PTI. That is a little harder to see.
I love that I'm making several cards at a time.It has taken a little practice to get the work flow figured out.

I hope you are adjusting to daylight savings time. I'm just ready to see some sunshine. ~Rhonda

Birthday Wishes card
stamps: PTI - Meadow Greens, Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie Step 2
paper: PTI - Summer Sunrise, Fresh Snow linen
ink: PTI - Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado; Memento - Tuxedo Black
other: PTI - Rosie Posie dies, Meadow Greens dies, Herringbone Impression Plate; My Sweet Petunia - MISTI

MIM #203 Doodling with stamps & Wednesday Wishes #9

Love the happy colors on this card. I also stepped out of my creative box by adding my own squiggles and such. I was inspired by Ashley Newell's card here. Her technique is the challenge for this week's MIM #204 Doodling with Stamps. I totally get what Ashley said about it be scary cuz she might have to start over. This was one card that I didn't want to do again. It was tough lining up all these petals!

Hope you are having a super week. ~Rhonda

Happy Birthday card
stamps: PTI - Be Happy, Oopsie Daisy
paper: PTI - Vintage Cream, Orange Zest; MME - Mabel, Breeze
ink: PTI - Orange Zest, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist; Memento - Black
other: PTI - Mk It Mkt: Shaker/Sprinkles die, Oopsie Daisy; MISTI

PTI - February Blog Hop Wednesday Wishes #8

It's already the end of February which means its time for PTI's blog hop. The inspiration this month is a beauty. I loved the repetition of the pattern, bright colors, and white space. I also used a birthday sentiment so I can continue my Wednesday Wishes challenge for myself.

My take is a clean and simple design made easier by using my MISTI tool. I love that I could create a clean grid and re-stamp as much as I needed to get the bright colors. A spritz of Mister Huey's Shine color mist was the finishing touch.

Have fun hopping today! ~Rhonda

Yay! card
challenge - PTI February Blog Hop; Wednesday Wishes #8
stamps: PTI - Ombre Builders, Stylist Sentiments: Birthday
paper: PTI - Winter Wisteria, Stamper's Select White
ink: Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Orange Zest, Royal Velvet, Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon; Versamark
other: Ranger - Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder; Shine; My Sweet Petunia - MISTI tool

Forever Friends

Once you get the embossing paste out you might as well keep the mess going! I used the cloud dies to make a stencil. Such fun texture. 

I used my Xyron machine with the true black cardstock so the "forever" would be easy to place. The black embossing really stands out against the distress inks. Have a great one!~Rhonda

Forever card
stamps: PTI - Wonderful Words Additions
paper: PTI - Stamper's Select White, True Black
ink: Tim Holtz distress ink - Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Crushed Olive; Versamark
other: PTI - Wonderful Words die (forever), Cloud 1 & 2 dies; Liquitex - light modeling paste; Ultra Detail Black embossing powder; Xyron machine

MIM #201 - Cover Plate Stencils and embossing paste

Playing along with this week's PTI - Make it Monday #201! Getting messy with embossing paste. I decided to add a couple of drops of Tropical Teal ink to my paste for a bright background. I like the imperfections in color. I even like the charm of the bleeds under the stencil at the bottom. (you gotta like it or start over!)I used several of the small stamps in the set to add pops of red and teal to the circles.

What do you think about the cover plate stencil I made?? I found clear template plastic in the quilting section at Jo-Ann's that worked perfectly. I had to use the metal shim to get a good cut. I can know get it messy and it washes right off.
Enjoy the weekend!! ~Rhonda

I pick you card
stamps: PTI - Apple Prints
paper: PTI - Stamper's Select White
ink: PTI - Pure Poppy, Tropical Teal and re-inker, Simply Chartreuse
other: PTI - Cover Plate: Circles; Dritz - Clear Template Plastic; Liquitex - light modeling paste; The Twinery - Red
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