Hopefully you have arrived here from Giovana's blog, but if not, you are welcome to join in the hop right here. Or if you prefer, you can go to Maria's blog to start from the beginning!
Today the teams from My Sweet Petunia and Kitchen Sink Stamps are bringing you a fun collaborative blog hop! Kitchen Sink Stamps has beautiful layered stamps that can easily be brought to full colorful life using your My Sweet Petunia MISTI stamping tool.
There are two fantastic prizes up for grabs from today's hop, so make sure you leave comments along the hop to be entered! Two lucky winners will be chosen to win their choice of an Original or Mini MISTI, and a $50 gift certificate from Kitchen Sink Stamps! You must post comments prior to 11pm central time October 2nd to be eligible. Winners will be posted on Tuesday, October 3rd on both the My Sweet Petunia and Kitchen Sink Stamps blogs.
And, today just happens to be an extra special day for KSS!
KSS is celebrating their 10th Anniversary!!
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Sale Dates: Sept. 25th - 29th (midnight PDT)
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Today I have used my Original MISTI to stamp the text and images from Multi Step Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends and Greetings from the Woods to celebrate the first changes of fall color, and create this colorful fall card.
The yellow maple was stamped first, using Altenew inks. I used the warm gray inks for the tree trunk, and Buttercream, Sunburst, Orange Cream and Velvet for the colorful foliage. After stamping the first layer, I covered that layer with a Post-it note, and stamped that first layer on the Post-it as well. I then hand trimmed the Post-it note tree to use as a mask for stamping the second tree as well as the greeting later. When I had finished all the layers of the yellow maple, I covered that tree with my Post-it mask and stamped with second tree, using again warm grays for the trunk, and Olive, Forest Glades, Moss and Emerald for the foliage layers.
I painted a very loose watercolor background using a paintbrush and Altenew inks from a craft mat. I literally just swiped the ink cube onto my craft mat to give me enough color to create a painting palette. I used many of the same inks of the foliage, plus a bit of Sea Breeze to add a hint of color to the sky. I also stamped the first layer of the foliage onto a Post-it note to create a mask for that one as well.
Once my background was painted and my panel had been trimmed using a stitched rectangle die, I decided to add the deer from Multi Step Tree Friends to my foreground. I used my MISTI to slowly build up color by stamping repeatedly in layers. I applied the ink from my ink cube to my deer stamps using a small fingertip foam ink blender, beginning with Sand Dunes, and working just a tiny bit at a time, creating some shadow and highlights to the deer bodies, and working my way darker on the right edges up to the dark ink of Espresso. By adding the ink with the foam blending tool, I was able to control the depth of color quite easily and create a slightly more 3d shape to my deer.
My greeting, The Good Life (from Greetings in the Woods), was added last. I used both of my Post-it masks to protect my layered stamped trees, then placed my stamp at the top of those tree masks. Once I was happy with the placement, I stamped with Mocha ink. I then, leaving my stamp on my MISTI, cleaned off the ink, moved my card front down 1/2" and stamped again Rocky Shore. I repeated this process, cleaning the stamp and sliding my card panel down 1/2" before stamping again in a new color.
When finished, I adhered my panel to a white A2 side fold card base.
That's it from me today, but there is much more in store! Comment below to be entered into the special giveaway from My Sweet Petunia and Kitchen Sink Stamps, then continue on the hop for more inspiration, as well as more chances to enter! The links are all listed below. Your next stop on the hop is the very talented Stephanie Severin!
Thanks for visiting, happy shopping, and enjoy the hop!