Friday, April 27, 2018

My Sweet Petunia and Visible Image Collaboration Blog Hop

Good morning everyone!  
Thanks for joining me today.

Today the teams from My Sweet Petunia and Visible Image are sharing lots of amazing inspiration with a Collaboration Blog Hop.    Hopefully you have arrived from Josephine's blog, but if not and you'd like to start at the beginning of today's blog hop, please click HERE.  We are thrilled to share projects created using the unique and versatile stamps from the U.K. based company Visible Image and the MISTI from My Sweet Petunia.

Visible Image has many high quality stamps that can be mixed and matched to create projects for cards, home decor, as well as scrapbooks and journals.  For my project today, I have used stamps from several sets to create this mixed media card and video.




My card begins with a 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" piece of Artistico Hot Press watercolor paper.  I stamped the door from Ahead Of Our Time in Versafine Black Onyx ink, then without reinking, also stamped onto a piece of 2" Post-It tape to create a mask.




I added the trimmed out mask to my stamped panel and used Distress Oxide inks to begin creating an inked background.  I realized after starting that I wanted the door opening to be trimmed out as well, so I removed the mask and used a Pen Blade and metal ruler to trim out the interior then replaced it onto my panel and continued.  I used Black Soot, Forest Moss,  Frayed Burlap and Broken China inks to create a graduated background.  I decided to add some faint clouds to the "sky", so I used Gina K. Designs White Pigment ink to stamp several of the two cloud stamps from the Believe In Unicorns set.


I also used E43, E44 and E49 Copic markers to carefully color in the door and door frame.  Since I was using watercolor paper, which is a bit more absorbent, I colored very cautiously, not coloring to the image lines, so as to leave a bit of room for the Copic ink to spread.


I needed to let my inked background and pigment ink dry, so I left my panel at this point for about 30 minutes.

When I returned, I was able to heat emboss.  I used a anti-static bag to "dust" my 
panel before arranging my stamps onto my card front.  I used the large butterfly from Live Life Now, and the greetings from Creativity.  Since I was heat embossing them all in gold.  I was able to stamp them all at the same time with Wow! embossing ink using my Original Misti. 




Once I had embossed, I trimmed the panel down to 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" and added it to a 5" x 7" Kraft side fold card base.

The video of this card creation is here:


Now, before you hop on over to Jane's blog, please leave a comment to be entered to win one of two amazing blog hop prizes.  Two lucky winners from today's hop will win both at $50 shopping spree at My Sweet Petunia and a $50 shopping spree at Visible image!  Comments must be left prior to Monday, April 30th, at 11:59 PM Central time and winners will be announced on Tuesday May 1st, on the Visible Image and My Sweet Petunia blogs.




Here is the list of all of today's Collaboration Hop participants.  Happy hopping!

59 comments:

  1. Love the use of the butterfly here. Inspired!
    Lynda x

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  2. Wow... I've been toying with needing the door stamp or not.. but it is perfect with the butterfly!!

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

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  3. A really fun card, great design!

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  4. Beautiful card, thank you for the video <3

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  5. Such a great mix of stamps on a fabulous card. Thanks for the video too xx

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  6. Wow! You sure know how to mix and match those stamp sets to create one stunning design. Love the vibrancy of your inky background.

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  7. Looks so good and love the text with those images! TFS!

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  8. Jolie ! la fenêtre ouverte au papillon ! merci pour le partage !

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  9. Lovely xx the gold is very effective xx

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  10. Brilliant design... love how the butterfly is flying out the door! Genius!

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  11. Gorgeous card! Love the gold embossing & that perfect butterfly!

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  12. This is BEAUTIFUL & SO MYSTERIOUS with the colors & what you've done, along with that MYSTERIOUS DOOR! SUCH A GORGEOUS CARD!!! WONDERFUL JOB! THANK YOU, Chris!!! ;) (THANK YOU for your tip about the Misti Mouse Pad!) ;)

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  13. Love how you have combined the stamp sets and the colours are great. Good job!

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  14. Your cards are so pretty and I love the stamps!!!

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  15. Love the mix of stamp sets. The Time set is my favourite.

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  16. love love the butterfly card - beautiful colors and design!

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  17. Really love this and the detailed step explanation. And actually surprised there is a butterfly and door stamp I don’t already have! Lol!

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  18. Gorgeous card! Your video was very enjoyable and easy to follow too! I Loved what you did to make the clouds! That's something new for me to learn!

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  19. great card - loved the video :)

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  20. Very cool card. I like the colors in the background.

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  21. Awesome card! Love the door and the butterfly! Great colors!

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  22. Beautiful card and the video was fun to watch. Can't wait to meet you!!

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  23. Beautiful card, love what you did with the stamps xx

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  24. love the butterfly and the collors you use

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  25. Fantastic card Chris. Love these edgy and artsy images. The background looks so cool with those colors.

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  26. WOW! Love this card! You make it look so easy.

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  27. Fantastic! Stunning collection of details that draws the eye into the card.

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  28. Stunning inky background and I love the stamps you've used, Cathy x

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  29. Your card is amazing! I love your layout, message and background. You have mixed the VI sets to creative something that really speaks to me. The open door is perfect. Thank you for inspiring me with your creativity. Subscribed to your blog and can't wait to see what else you get up to!

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  30. Hey there Chris, thank you for sharing your fabulous card, love the colors and love the sentiment. Hugs Terry xxx

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  31. Love this card and the mix of stamps

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  32. Beautiful card and love the how-to-video!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Creative hugs,

    Lins ;)

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  33. Oh my, this is a beautiful card & I can see someone being so touched to receive it. Thank you for the video as well. Loved these stamps I'm seeing used.

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  34. Super! Love your contribution! greetings from Holland ;)

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  35. Stunning projects and great tutorial, thankyou xx

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  36. Круто! Восхитительно! Мне нравится открытка)

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  37. Love the colorful cards and movement you've created! So inspiring!

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  38. What a inspiration for how to use door stamp. Lovely card
    Hugs
    Ayoti xx

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  39. Very awesome card! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. beautiful! and I'm from Dayton :)

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  41. I love that door! All of your cards are gorgeous and so artsy.

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  42. What a great combination of stamps

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  43. Love the butterfly! Thank you for sharing!

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  44. Love your cards - always so creative:)

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  45. This is such a magnificent card !! Congratulations !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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