Friday, May 26, 2017

My Sweet Petunia and Unity Stamps Blog

It is time for another hop, and I am delighted to be sharing with all of you a collaboration between My Sweet Petunia and Unity Stamps. 
I will have more information on the hop and the prizes below, but first I would like to share the 
cards I made for today's hop. 
For today's hop I used the Unity Stamp Happy Snail Mail Sentiment Kit for May 2017.  The set is full of 17 fun sentiments, a heart, and this wonderfully fun snail atop a mushroom.  Who can resist, which is why I did 2 cards.

I wanted to use this frame in my design, so I laid it out in my Misti for placement. To prepare I removed the foam padding, as the stamps are red rubber stamps mounted on foam.   
I arranged my stamp inside the frame and picked it up with my Misti door. I stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed using gold embossing powder.
I find it easier to paint inside my Misti as I use the creative corners to hold down my watercolour paper. For a bigger piece I would also add a couple of the magnets. I proceeded to watercolour using Zig brushes and Daniel Smith Watercolours. 
 I fussy cut the snail and mushroom once I finished painting it, keeping a bit of the grass. I then die cut the matting pieces and heat embossed the image on the designer paper, also in gold and attached the pieces to my card base. I attached the frame, then styled the mushroom and attached within the frame on foam strips.
To finish, I stamped the sentiment and die cut a banner, attaching it to the bottom of my card. I added Wink of Stella to the circles on the mushroom, as well as to the snail, and finished with a few sequins and crystals.
A close up of the snail and mushroom showing
the sparkle.
For my second card, I stamped the image on watercolour paper and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, and painted with Zig brushes and Daniel Smith Watercolours. I did the watercolour background and splatted it with a darker blue and white acrylic paint, then die cut the piece with a stitched rectangle die. I added designer paper to my card base and attached foam strips to the back of my panel before attaching to my card, and finished with my trademark sequins.  
More sparkle and an up close of the snail.

Thank you for joining the hop today, and I hope you 
have enjoyed my process to make these cards. 

Now on to the details for the hop and the prizes! 

Everyone who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop will go into a drawing for a chance to win.  The prize from My Sweet Petunia is the winner's choice of a Original Misti or a Mini Misti, and from Unity Stamps 3 prize packs.  Please comment by May 30th at noon Central Time in order to qualify.  The winner's will be posted on both the My Sweet Petunia Blog and the Unity Stamp Blog on Wednesday May 31st.  Now on to the hop.  Have fun everyone!

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Products: Misti Original and Mini, Unity Stamps May 2017 Sentiment Kit Happy Snail Mail, Memory Box Scalloped Stitch Trimmings, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Frantic Stamper Stitched Double Fishtail Labels, Zig Brushes, Daniel Smith Watercolours, Wink of Stella, Gold Embossing Powder, Embossing Ink, Neenah Cardstock, Lawn Fawn in the Meadow 6x6 Designer Paper Pad, Sequins, Crystals, Foam Strips.

124 comments :

Karen Conner said...

Love how you layered your stamped image. So interesting and creative!

luvhymns said...

That framing blew my minds! (ha ha)

Stef H said...

absolutely fabulous!

Kary said...

Oh such lovely cards. Beautiful work!!

Laura Reyes said...

Great fussy cutting, love the background.

Wanda Rule said...

Love your cards!

Helen said...

Great cards!

Wilma said...

Love Misti, love Unity and really love this sentiment stamp set!

Sundaystamper said...

Great card ideas with the same stamp!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful bright cards.

Melinda Feliciano said...

I like the framing of the cards and all the little details. Nice work!

angie blom said...

beautiful card.. love the embossing in gold.

Merika Cheah said...

That's a great card design.

Janet Christensen said...

Great tip on using the corners. They are on my wish list.

TLady said...

Hi Kia! I LOOOVE that you heat embossed this image! I LOVE the GOLD! It is SUCH A CUTE IMAGE!!! I FLIPPED when I first saw it! LOL SUCH BEAUTIFUL COLORING TOO!!! PERFECT for the water coloring you did!!! ;)

Stephanie Locke said...

Love the instruction. Great cards!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love this sweet stamp set! And you've colored it so
beautifully. I love the orange mushroom!

Marsha said...

Very fun, lovely cards.

Betsy Cunningham said...

Love the cards

Sandra Sneed said...

Beautiful cards

Tina DeMatteis said...

Love your cards...I need to pull out this set and get it inky!

Mildred Pena said...

Really great ideas to place your stamp inside the frame and also to color your image while still inside the Misti!

skrapr22 said...

Simply beautiful...my favorite "Happy Snail Mail"

Crafter said...

Love your card!

Amy Ismail said...

Pretty cards! I like the sequence frame. Thanks for sharing!

Dorothy Green said...

Thanks for your step-by- step instructions. Your water coloring is beautiful!

Heather Pickens said...

Just beautiful!! Great details.

ScrapYourWorld said...

This little snail keeps popping up on a lot of the blogs. Its making me go spend money and get him!!! I loved the gold embossing you did around him.
thanks for sharing
Paula Driver

Lynnette said...

Seeing all of these snails makes me even more excited about this stamp set. Thanks

Denise S. said...

Beautiful cards and great tip on how to hold down the image to color it.

Debbie said...

Oh how beautiful!

Love my Misti and Unity Rubber Stamps

Heather Warren said...

Love it!

Selena said...

Both cards are so pretty. I really want to get this stamp set. The first of the two was my favorite as I love the color combos you used, orange and yellow are my favorite colors and the border around the stamp is really cute.

mel Romanowski said...

Great tips using creative corners

Vicky Lee said...

Thanks for sharing!

Carisa said...

great cards!

amee said...

Beautiful snail and coloring. Love that sequin frame!!

Niece said...

Your card i is lovely. I am really interested in the creative corners. The more I see them the more I want them! I never thought of water coloring inside my Misti I'm going to try it. Thanks for sharing.

Tasha Dawson said...

I really like your little sequin style border. Adds a cute little touch to it!

Lisa said...

Love, love, love how you colored this adorable Unity stamp. Love both my Misti and Unity stamps. Super fun blog hop seeing all the different ways the same images can be used.

Liz Williams said...

Kia, I love these embossed in gold. I am so enjoying the things I am seeing on this blog hop. Thanks for sharing your cards.

Judy said...

I love the sentiment. Words to live by. Beautiful card.

Sandy Pellecchia said...

The heat emboss with gold embossing powder makes all of the difference. A very nice touch!!!

{S} said...

Beautifully done! Love the popped image and the gold you used.

Dandydo said...

I love your cards! The creative corners for the MISTI looks like it would be very useful. :)

Dale Sue said...

Great! That little snail is the cutest thing.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Really cute cards! Love the design.
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Kris said...

Love the watercolor with the gold embossing on both cards...just beautiful.

Janine said...

Love the way you used the Misti - I have just bought the corners. All these snails look cute unlike the ones that eat my plants.

Suz said...

Beautiful cards. I never thought of watercolorong inside the Misti. Love that stamp

Lena McCullough said...

Very creative!

Beckiejo said...

Love your use of gold embossing powder, it really makes the colors pop

Brenda Lilley said...

Both of your cards are adorable! Thanks for sharing how you used the frame. I love it!

Beckiejo said...

Love your use of gold embossing powder.

Valerie said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I see there is so much you can do with a misti! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Naomi said...

Everything is better with sparkles.

Playing with Paper said...

This snail is the cutest!!!

kahaulani said...

can't wait to play with that snail stamp.your cards are adorable

Angela Bode said...

Kia, what a super fun set of cards! The gold embossing looks so rich and elegant on both of them! I love the colors, so vibrant!!!

Carole Simonetti said...

Sweet

Ruth Junkin said...

Adorable snail - terrific cards!

Christy Blade said...

Fun technique. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa Doyle said...

Love BOTH of your cards Kia. Your mushrooms are so richly coloured, I love that! Great work!

SmilynStef said...

What a fun technique ... love the sparkle

Angie M said...

Very fun card! Wonderful work!

Janeen said...

great tip with the frame

Janet said...

Very nice cards love the water coloring very nice job, now to look around your Blog! Thank you for sharing!

Angeline Choo said...

Great idea on using the creative corners for coloring!

Stephanie said...

Love your cards, just ordered this stamp set tonight, can't wait to play.

sherry zumpano said...

Really pretty.

Lynn said...

Beautiful cards

Tracy A said...

Beautiful cards. The gold embossing is a nice touch.

Kim Marie said...

Bright and pretty!

Croppingirl said...

Such fun cards! Thanks!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your color combos! Fun cards!

Deborah345 said...

These cards make me smile, that snail is adorable on the mushroom.

Lucy E. said...

Your water coloring is fabulous!
Great color choices!

Moongirl said...

That frame is awesome! I love how bright and cheery both cards are.

Running for Righteous Reality-Robin said...

I Love the different elements in these 2 cards. Thank you for sharing!
RobinfromFL
Robin Bissland

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards and colors!!!

Gingin said...

Beautiful cards Kia! Love the gold embossing

Kathy Johnson said...

Great cards! Wonderful demo!

Sue LD said...

Very cute. I like the gold embossing.

lynneatw said...

I love your beautiful creations.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the sequin frame.
I have lots of those chains
of sequins and never know
what to do with them.
The embossed snail and
mushroom is so pretty.
Great ideas.
thanks for sharing.

Shannon Edwards said...

Embossing in gold is one of my favorite things to do! Fabulous!

Renee M said...

It is a really cute stamp--it reminds me of the 70s :) Your cards are very cheerful with those happy colors!

Sunstamper said...

Boy, the gold embossing really adds a different look. I love it! And your use of that fun frame is really clever. Thanks!

chickapotamus said...

beautiful work!

Isabelle said...

I really like the gold embossing (I should use it more often !!!). This stamps set is adorable and with your coloring, your cards are awesome.

Donna Baker said...

Enjoyed your creativity , the gold embossing really was a WOW factor on the card .

Meg Crawford said...

Your cards are both so full of color. Love them both!

Sandra Colebank said...

Really cute cards.

ann greene said...

The gold embossing really added umph to the card. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Gaylynn said...

These snail cards are darling. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

Lisa Mittelstaedt Lopacinski said...

What a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing. :)

Shirley Hutchins said...



Oh wow! Thanks for sharing. I am learning so much from you.

Dorothy S said...

Lovely cards - great proof of how different cards can come from the same stamp1

Penny Boren said...

The snail cards are so cute. Thanks for the inspiration .

Linda Lewis said...

Love this stamp. So cute.

Faye Lambert said...

I think I'm down with the flu but you guys are blowing me away

Chantel Figueroa said...

I love the watercolored background look great job! and am becoming more and more anxious to try those creative corners but first i NEED a Misti!!

Mary Schaffer said...

Love the bright colors.

Jules46 said...

I never would have thought of using the gold embossing! Great idea!

jennifer mitten said...

I love both cards - the backgrounds are great!

Vencine Martin said...

Never thought to emboss this set in Gold. Thanks for the idea! Gonna try it. Love your cards and your coloring. Really pretty.

Serendipidade de Papel said...

Really cute. Love the sentiment!

Mrs Bubble said...

Love this

Michele K. Henderson said...

Your snail is super cute! I love his fun colors and dazzling background!

Deana Benson said...

The gold embossing is beautiful on your card.

Cheryl Rigney said...

These cards are so cute!! I love the gold embossing.

Debi said...

gorgeous cards - love the effect of the gold embossing with the colouring , Debi x

Beverly S. said...

Nice work....love what you did with this stamp set.

Carissa said...

Thanks for showing how you did this with the Misti. Looks great.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic card!

Sherry Lee said...

Two great cards... thank you for sharing!

Martha Roland said...

Great looking colors! These are sweet cards! ♡♡♡

Linda Hott said...

Very pretty cards!!!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Unity stamps is new to me. This hop maybe dangerous. I already have two things on my wishlist

Marcie said...

Pretty cards. Thank you for sharing.

trishden said...

Such pretty cards! I love how you colored and embellished them...just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Bluegrass Char said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

Echo Noble said...

Super cute cards! Love that frame you added!

Ruby said...

The card is really sweet.

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