Saturday, May 19, 2018

My Sweet Petunia and Technique Tuesday Hop


Welcome to today's hop between My Sweet Petunia and Technique Tuesday. I had a bunch of fun making my cards to share with you all, but first I need to take care of some business. 
And, that is to let you all know there are prizes to be had. We will choose two lucky commenters from this hop to win one of two prizes:
a $50.00 shopping spree at My Sweet Petunia, and
a $50.00 shopping spree at Technique Tuesday.
You must leave your comments no later than Monday, May 28th, at 11:59 PM Central time, and the winners will be announced on Tuesday May 29th, on the Technique Tuesday and My Sweet Petunia blogs.
So be sure to comment for your chance to win!

Now, back to the cards I made for today.
I was having so much fun, I got a bit carried away making cards. This was my first one, a birthday card for a young one. 
 I started by sponging on distress oxide inks in some of my favourite colours, then flicked on a  bit of water. I die cut the Numbers die using Neenah cardstock in white. 
 In my mini Misti, on a piece of Fabriano Hot Press watercolour paper I stamped the bird and painted using the distress ink colours I used for the background, adding in a bit of green in the spectacles and tumbled glass around the eyes. I then fussy cut the bird. 
 I die cut the label and stamped the sentiment, then put the front of the card together by attaching the numbers using foam dots. I glued on the label, then styled and attached the bird on foam dots, competing with a few dew drops, along with white gel pen to the wings of the bird, and some Wink of Stella to the spectacles. 
 For the inside I die cut a panel, taping off and sponged an area matching the front of the card. I cut another label and in my mini Misti stamped the birthday sentiment.
A close up view of the bird.
I did the 2nd and 3rd cards at the same time, doing another distress oxide background, this time using Shaded Lilac, Faded Jeans and Broken China. On the 2nd card in my mini Misti I stamped the Lucky Owl image, then painted using distress inks matching the ones I used for the background, adding in the Wilted Violet. I cut the background panel, and in my mini Misti stamped the Smile sentiment, then attached the panel to a lilac card base using fun foam. I styled and added the Owl to the panel using foam dots, then added a few gum drops to finish my card. 
For the 3rd card I used the same distress oxide colours, but in a different order, along with one of Technique Tuesday's Digital Stand Alone Cut Files and my ScanNCut to make an easy card. I got inky fingers by squeezing out some of the juice from my glitter marker to add to the hello die. I attached the hello using cut foam squares. I show the bristle brush in the collage which I use to add ink to my panels.
These are my completed cards.
And, finally, my fourth card.
This time I used Distress Oxide's in Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet. To blend the inks nicely I spritzed the panel with water and heat dried. It softens the blending, which I wanted for this card. I then used my lattice stencil, spritzing with water and using a paper towel to soak up the extra water. Again, as with the blending, I wanted the lattice to be subtle. In my mini Misti I stamped using the Dandelion Stamp with jet black ink, then stamped again with Versamark and heat embossed with Nuvo Crystal Embossing Powder. I then stamped the sentiment and die cut the panel. 
I did the same technique for the inside, but added another layer of matting. The card base is a deep purple. 
This is a close-up showing the bits of white in the embossing, which sparkle. Below is a video showing this card being made. Thanks for watching.


I do hope you have enjoyed these cards as much as I have enjoyed making them. I have included links below to the items I used in these projects.

Now, on to the rest of the hop. You should have arrived here from Daniela's blog, and next up is Kymona. I have included the list in case you get lost.


54 comments :

  1. These are all fabulous...I love all the colors!

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  2. That is some gorgeous inky goodness.

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  3. cards are gorgeous, I need to do birthday for young children, but I have to admit I love the purple cards. Purple is my favorite color and you have blended they wonderful. I love the difficult time card it is so wonderful for a sympathy card thank you for sharing

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  4. I love your dandelion card. Had to put that on my wish list. MSP and TT hit it out of the park with your help!

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  5. My goodness, these projects are wonderful. I love using the MISTI for stamping on watercolor paper and heavily applied inks and paints. My images look so much more professional. Isn't that birdie with the specs really adorable! TFS!

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  6. Gorgeous! I love your inkblending on the first card... And that birdie!! Oh my! What set is she from? I love the colors on your other cards also...

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  7. Look at you go, Girl. Absolutely love the bird card. Totally cut but do I ever like that number die!

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  8. Hate dandelions generally but they make for lovely cards when they are at this stage of the cycle. This one is especially lovely with the Oxide blending.

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  9. I have yet to try distress inks, but you may have just tipped the scales in favor of getting some! You make it look so smooth and easy.

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  10. Such wonderful cards. Love the look of Distress Oxide inks.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  11. love these cards - the colors on the background are just gorgeous :)

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  12. Beautiful ink blending. I love the bold white die on top of the sunny colors. Cool how you edged the sentiment oval to make it pop.

    Dandelion seeds are so beautiful

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  13. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

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  14. All your cards are beautiful, and I really like the attention you give to the inside of the cards, as well.

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  15. Beautiful card!!! I actually have this set but haven't used it yet. I wasn't sure what to do for the background. This is a wonderful look! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. These show your wide range of experience And Creativity!

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  17. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you!!!

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  18. Love the backgrounds you created on these fabulous cards.

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  19. Beautiful card, thanks for the video.

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  20. All of the cards are great. The blending is flawless and i love the numbers on top!

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  21. love all your cards!! very pretty!

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  22. The backgrounds for all four cards are beautiful.

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  23. That’s such a wonderful set of cards !! Your backgrounds are so gorgeous !!
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  24. Love the Distress Oxide ink backgrounds — especially the purple card. Thank you for sharing your technique.

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  25. I am blown away! Love your cards and I love blending these inks, too. You are so creative, TFS!

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  26. Kia, all of your cards are fantastic! Really like how you did the inside of your cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  27. Fantastic cards, inside and out! Love your inking techniques.

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  28. Your card is beautiful and very elegant !

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  29. Beautiful cards ! And I do love your colours combinations ! Thanks a lot for the videos too :)

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  30. Oh Kia, I wouldn't say carried away - I'd say mesmerized! Each one is just stunning!

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  31. These are lovely card ideas! Your color choices are perfect.

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  32. I always forget I have some Distress Oxides. I even have the colors you used! Gonna play today, thanks for the inspiration.

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  33. Fabulous cards and gorgeous backgrounds. I especially love that first one.

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  34. Beautiful cards! Love your video. I am now a new subbie!!

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  35. Beautiful cards! I especially love that little birdie.

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  36. Wow, you make the most beautiful backgrounds

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  37. I love all of the new ideas!

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  38. Wow Kia... they are fantastic cards with those colorful background and adorable stamps.
    Thank you so much for the inspirations!

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  39. Great cards! I love the colorful backgrounds and the bird stamps are adorable! I couldn't imagine trying to repeat stamp that dandelion without the MISTI.

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  40. WOW ! You did have tons of fun, such great cards, loving the last card. Thank you for all information on how to x

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  41. Wow!!! Stunning cards! I'm totally in love for the amazing colors!!!

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  42. Awesome set of cards! I love that number die!

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  43. Fabulous bunch of cards!! All the backgrounds are so beautiful!! I think the first is my favorite; I really like that number die!

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  44. Awesome cards! Love the numbers die and that cute birdie! Beautiful colors and backgrounds!

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  45. What gorgeous cards! One of my favorite looks is a white coverplate die cut over a vibrant background, and you did an amazing job with that! And such adorable focal images on the front. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  46. These cards are stunning. I especially love the "Wishing You" design - beautiful blend of colors!

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  47. Awesome cards! Love the little birdie. thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

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  48. Your cards are so cool! I love that Dandelion Stamp :)

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  49. Each one of your cards is soooo precious! Your backgrounds are amazing. Thanks for sharing :)

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  50. Your inked backgrounds are beautiful! I'm totally smitten with that number cover plate!

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  51. Thanks for sharing the technique video. Your backgrounds are just gorgeous.

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