Friday, November 24, 2017

Celebrate Your Unique Talent Hop

Hello everyone.
Did you know that today, November 24, 2017 is "Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day". I hope you will have some time to visit with the team from My Sweet Petunia, better known as MISTI, to see what we have done for this day.

It is and has been a joy for me to be on this team. It is  "unique" from other teams in that we "travel" with the products and our MISTI's and share our ideas with all of you. 

There is one person who has made this possible, and today I would like to celebrate her. You probably know her, she is the Uniquely Talented Creative Inventor of the MISTI, as well as the Creative Corners, Iliana Myska. If not for Iliana, I would not be a stamper. I was very lucky to meet Iliana at the Creativation Show back in January 2017. Did you know Iliana has been in to paper crafting since 2001?  She has a lot of experience in this industry. She is a wife, mother, card-maker, does scrap-booking and now an inventor - wow! 

Iliana has worked very hard to bring this incredible tool to market, and it has been a long and sometimes difficult process, but she prevailed through it all. And it has not always been fun. 

This makes Iliana "Unique".

I would like to honour Iliana today with this card I made just for her. My plan was to make a Unique card, one that Iliana will be able to keep up through the holiday season. 

Prizes ... yes we will have prizes too!  We will give away winner's choice of an original or mini MISTI, drawn from everyone who comments on every stop of the hop. The deadline for commenting is Monday, November 27th at 12 noon CT. 

Here are the pictures of my process and my final card.
I started by first doing the stencil portion of my card. I 
wanted to create a winter look to this card, even giving
it a frosty appearance. I first rubbed on Nuvo Mouse in Cornflour Blue, then added Viva Decor Inka Gold in 
Steelblue. I flicked on some white acrylic paint and added Nuvo Crystal Jewels as well.
I then started on my flower using only one colour of Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Salty Ocean. 
I am building the colour here. Inking the edges of the stamp and lightly dragging across the stamp before stamping. It is all done via dry stamping. This is where the Misti is a must have. I have already done at least 15 passes at this point. I continued this process until I was happy with the look, then ran the image through my ScanNCut, as I do not have a die for this image and placed it back in my Misti along with the negative. 
To my white work surface I added a dab of White Opal Liquid Pearls and  a dab of Ice Stickles. I dipped my stencil brush in the liquid pearls swirling to add to the bristles then pounced very lightly on my flower. I did the same with the ice Stickles. I did the same with my stencilled panel. A special card deserves a special card base, so I attached my panel to a blue metallic card base. I styled my flower then attached the poinsettia on dimensionals. 
 For my sentiment I stamped the "you" using the Salty Ocean and made several passes to ensure the colour was deep. I then ran this through my ScanNCut, as once again I did not have the die. 
I then stamped the rest of the sentiment using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink, and finished off my card with stickles on the grapes, along with adding a single die cut leaf in silver glitter card stock. I added sequins and pearls to the centre and added in the tiny leaf that I had cut off from the bottom of the card. 
A close up showing the sparkle. 
As this is for Iliana I will finish the inside and pop it in the mail. I hope she enjoys this card and all the cards done in her honour today.

There is a store-wide sale on at My Sweet Petunia with 20% off, calculated at check-out, until Saturday, December 2nd, 2017. 

Following is the list of the participants in today's hop, next up is Chris.

 Marci

Thank you for visiting today.

Products Used: My Sweet Petunia Mini and Original MISTI, My Sweet Petunia Creative Corners, My Sweet Petunia Bar Magnet, Penny Black Scarlet Majesty Stamp, WPlus9 Hand Lettered Thanks Stamp Set, Altenew Peony Bouquet (silver leaf), Tim Holtz Rays Stencil, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Salty Ocean, Ranger Ice Stickles, Ranger Star Dust Stickles, Ranger Liquid Pearls, Kaiser Pearls, Shine Blue Satin Metallic Cardstock, Neenah Classic Solar White Cardstock, Silver Glitter Cardstock, ScanNCut CM350, Sequins, Nuvo Crystal Jewels, Nuvo Embellishment Mouse Cornflour Blue, Viva Decor Inka Gold Steelblue, White Acrylic Paint, Stylus, Dimensionals.

45 comments :

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very unique!

Sandy said...

I love your use of stencils, very nice!

little debbie said...

Lovely choice of colors. I am sure Iliana will love it.

StampingJudy said...

A lovely monochromatic card with unique features!

stampscout said...

WOW, such a beautiful card and for a beautiful person! Thanks for the details in making this.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love the stenciled background and the coloring of the beautiful flower!

Janis said...

What a lovely card!

Judy Rozema said...

I am in awe. That is a STUNNING card.

Meme said...

Love the color choices. A beautiful card.

Judy Inukai said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors.

Katherine (beadfreak22) said...

Your card is amazing, Kia! Thank you for honoring Iliana and the profound impact she's had on our stamping world.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so pretty I love it! Beautiful colors. I love how you demonstrated how you used your MISTI to create this.

Isabelle said...

WOW ! Your card is incredible ! Iliana will be delighted to receive such a masterpiece and she definitively deserves it.

The MISTI did change my stamping life as it did for so many other stampers. I'm proud to a MISTI addict, as this addiction is so positive - LOL !

Lee said...

Wow Kia!! That is a visual stunner!! I love your idea of the watercolorey look and the stencil!! I so have to try that!! And perfect for the MISTI! I know I love, love, love mine!!!

Dawn S. said...

Love the colors of blue that you used. Beautiful!

Lindar C said...

What a stunning card! I wish there was a video, I would love to try this.

Teresa Doyle said...

Wow Kia, this is really beautiful, the blue colour is gorgeous with all of the sparkle. I am sure Juliana will love it, I know I would!

stampinfranni said...

Love your card! Blue is my fave color, and the MISTI is my fave tool. Perfect combination!

Ruth said...

Great chard. The colors are beautiful.

JanetB said...

What a lovey card! Great composition and beautiful color.

Avra Williams said...

Beautiful card!

Rebecca said...

Thank you for sharing your talent and the process you used in this card is new to me, so I will try it!

Susan said...

what a great way to use this stencil, beautiful card!

Anne said...

Just beautuful!

Kathy said...

Wow! Just beautiful! You ho ores your friend well!

cghundley said...

Fabulous coloring
and stamping. Love
the gorgeous colors.
Carla from Utah

Angela Rose said...

wow this is my inspiration for the day

Cheryl Miller said...

Wow, I love that blue flower. The card is stunning!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Wonderful card!!! I'm in love for the stunning colors!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely card - great tutorial:)

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful.
Love the color bursting off
the card.
thanks for sharing.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You definitely make a beautiful card!

Heather North said...

Your card is gorgeous! I can tell you put a lot of creative work into it. Thanks for sharing pictures of the process.

Kathy Bakken said...

Inspiring! I'm awestruck

Sue LD said...

Very pretty in blue and I like the sparkle.

Ramona Simpson said...

Pretty card. Glad to see all the steps creating it.

Patt H. said...

Pure awesomeness with this one! Love it! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Tracy A said...

Just beautiful. The silver glitter paper is a wonderful touch.

Nell said...

Beautiful card..really unique.

jennifer mitten said...

I love the look of this and all the sparkles you added!

Jean said...

How beautiful!!!

Kari V. said...

Wow this is gorgeous! I really like how it shines and sparkles...turned out so pretty!

Helen Gullett said...

What a beautiful card! LOVE the blue

Linda Crawford said...

Wow! so impressive. The steps you went through to create this Beautiful Card. I LOVE it! Love the Blues, the card is so well done, I am in awe as I am sure Iliana will be also. Thank you for sharing your techniques!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

This is such a wonderful card ! margessw@icloud.com

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