Friday, April 27, 2018

Visible Image + MISTI blog hop + PRIZES!

Hello Friendly Friends! I've got a blog post today that you're not going to want to miss out on. If you love Misti, or you love Visible Image stamps read til the end because there's 100 smackers worth of prizes up for grabs. *insert gasping noise here*



When the MISTI (short for most incredible stamping tool invented) came out, I definitely shelled out all my crafty savings to buy one because they are AMAZING. I use masking frequently as a technique, when I design cards and got so frustrated whenever I'd stamp an image that wouldn't be right on. The MISTI allows me to restamp the image in the exact same place every time. Believe me when I say that whatever I paid for the tool has been more than made up for in the cost of paper I would have had to chuck otherwise. haha.


A few months after they released the full MISTI, they dreamed up the mini MISTI and I'm so happy to get my hot little hands on one. I like the full size one because it's nice for using with large background stamps, but the mini appealed to me because it doesn't take up so much of my table space and I can keep it in arm's reach. And it's sooooo cuuuuuuuute. hehe

As you may know, if you're a regular reader of my blog (if not ->> hit the subscribe and I'll be forever grateful!) I am not a huge CAS fan. Mostly because if I even look at white space crosswise it somehow winds up with ink all over it. 


So rarely - if ever have I attempted the triple layer stamping technique. Since I had the handy dandy mini MISTI, I decided to give it a go. I cut 3 sheets of blank paper and stacked them atop each other, securing them in place with the magnet that comes along with the MISTI. 


I placed and inked my stamps - these moths come from the Glimmer of Light stamp set from Visible Image, which is freakin' gorrrrgeous. 

Check it! 


I stamped on the first layer, and then removed it, stamping again on the second layer, removing, and then repeated all the way until I only had the last layer to go. 


I repeated this on both sides of my card, before inking up a sentiment from the Shining Bright stamp set using VersaMark embossing ink. 


Shining Bright is another one of my fave sets. Visible Image always has the most unique sentiments and I love the slightly grungy feel to all their designs. 


I stamped a lightbulb and watercolored it, fading it out until the outer edges were a soft yellow. 


I added in some InkaGold to give the lightbulb some real life shimmer. and then speckled my card with flicks of yellows and golds. 


Once I had all my layers, I used mounting tape to give them a little lift in between. 


Taaaa-daaaaaa! I never would have attempted this technique without the MISTI. If you haven't invested in one, you neeeeeed to. Like not even a want. It's a need. You will never regret it.

Oh yeah - I mentioned prizes.


Both Visible Image and MISTI are offering a $50 shopping spree!!! Winning is pretty simple, just go have some inspirational fun along the hop with these folks: 

Becca Cruger <--- YOU ARE HERE
My Sweet Petunia

Leave a sweet comment on each post and two lucky commenters will win. :) 
Comments must be left by Monday, April 30 11:59 p.m. CST. Winners will be announced May 1st on the Visible Image and My Sweet Petunia blog. 

Happy Hopping, friends!

67 comments:

  1. I love this stamp set. Great way to use it.

    Lynda x

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  2. Great step card!! So clever.. and I can really see how the MISTI would come in very handy stamping on 3 layers!

    *Leaves a slice of birthday cake for you*
    xx Erika

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  3. Cool card. Great technique. Hugz

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  4. Great technique teamie and a fun card!

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  5. love seeing your blog for the first time. these are fantastic!!!

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  6. Great card and super handy technique with the misti!

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  7. I loved your card ,the triple layer stamping looks wonderful!

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  8. What a great card xx Zoe xx

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  9. Super CAS Becca! You really should dip into CAS every now and then if this is anything to go by. drooling over the Inka Gold xx

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  10. Loving this x So much depth to the final card x

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  11. Jolie carte en étage, et la touche dorée éclaire la carte parfait pour attirer les papillons de nuit !

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  12. Super technique; makes the card so "airy-looking"! TFS!

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  13. Such a fabulous card, Becca! Love the flecks of yellow!

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  14. Becca... you're blog post os a fabulous read!! I love your card too, fabulous!! I must have a go at this... feel all inspired!

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  15. Love your awesome moths! Thanks for the tip on using my Misti for triple stamping. Forgot all about that technique & the misti is perfect for it.

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  16. Fabulous card Becca, using one of my fave stamp sets, the triple layers are such a good idea, hugs P xxxxx

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  17. love the layered design of your card, Becca!

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  18. LOL I SO AGREE WITH YOU, Becca! ;) The Misti is NOT a "want," but a "NEED!" I am HOPING to get/win the Mini Misti! I have the original. ;) I don't stamp without it! LOOOOVE your technique & your enthusiasm for the Misti & Visible Images! ;)BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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  19. Nice job... I don't use enough yellow. You have tempted me to the yellow side ;)

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  20. Becca, this is fabulous! I love the layers, the images and the lightbulb with watercolored gold!

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  21. Wow wow wow!!! Becca, your cards are always stunning and I think they really lining with Visible Image's stamps style! (I love them and your makes!) This one looks wonderful, very impressive sentiment and love your colouring on the three layers and the gold!

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  22. I need to remember: triple layer stamping

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  23. wow! prize is amazing!
    and card is so gorgeous!

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  24. Beautiful card! Great choices of colors and design!

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  25. Awesome card, love the tiered effect, Cathy x

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  26. fantastic card showing how to create the layers with the misti. love this idea.

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  27. I think we are kindred spirits. I love the grunge and white space scares me a little. Gorgeous card! I agree - MISTI is a must-y!

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  28. Awesome card! Love the shining lightbulb!

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  29. Perfectly wonderful and CAS card. Love the layers and the pop of the light bulb.

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  30. Great card! Totally agree with you about the MISTI--an absolute must! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. great card..love how you stepped it up. Love my Misti.
    :) Karen

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  32. What a fantastic card. Love the layers! The butterfly images are so pretty!

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  33. I LOVE that pop of yellow of the light bulb! This looks so cute!

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  34. This looks amazing ..... and so easy to do using the MISTI xx

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  35. Your card is amazing ! I love the layers, it's really a great idea.

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  36. great card such a warm glow from the light bulb, I love visible images stamps :)

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  37. Beautiful work, I can see how handy the misti would be, thankyou xx

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  38. Woww love your project, fabulous stamping and love the sentiment Hugs Terry xxx

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  39. I have this stamp too! Now i see what more you can do with it...thanks

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  40. Great 3-layer-card! Beautiful project!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Creative hugs,

    Lins ;)

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  41. Each of your cards are delightful & the saying on the first one is so true! I am seriously impressed with Visible Image stamps, having never seen them used before.

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  42. I really like the layered look on your first card.

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  43. these stamps are still on my wishlist, love the combination you made!

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  44. Красота! Вроде, на первый взгляд, просто. Но так очаровательно!

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  45. Great card, and I like how you used the InkaGold for the gleam of light in the light bulb. Great stamp set!

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  46. Wow very cool card love it Becca
    Hugs
    Ayoti xx

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  47. Super tutorial...great idea!

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  48. Hi Miss Becca, hope you are doing well!
    Your card is lovely. Love the technique you
    tried; you mastered it, of course. :-)

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  49. This is gorgeous! I will need to try the layering technique!

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  50. That's fab. I do love this stamp set.

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  51. Awesome card. I really like this stamp set.

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  52. Your card is simply wonderful !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  53. Great cards. I like the stamps you used.

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