Saturday, May 30, 2020

Picket Fence Studios and MISTI Collaboration!


Welcome to the Picket Fence Studios and My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop & Giveaway!
There will be two company winners! A $50 gift certificate to MSP, and a $50 gift certificate to PFS from all the comments on the hop will be awarded on June 2. Check both company blogs on Tuesday to see if it's YOU!
My Sweet Petunia

Now to my cards for today! I chose one similar color scheme for two very different styles. The first is a mixed media card using the Aeonium African Succulent, and a sentiment from Let's Shake Our Tail Feathers. I started by creating a smooshed ink background on Bristol (water friendly paper) with Distress Oxide Inks. Once that was dry, I used my Original MISTI and VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink to ink up my stamp. Because the paper has a little more texture to it, and the DOX inks add some texture as well, the MISTI helps to achieve a crisp, bold image like the Succulent by repeat stamping. I stamped my image three times, each time in the exact same place to achieve a nice dark image. Prior to owning a MISTI, I would never have been able to get such a crisp image, because of my own inconsistency in pressure across an image.
I stamped my sentiment ("i admire your inner beauty") onto a piece of vellum with VersaMark ink, and heat embossed with Black EP. I use the grid lines on my MISTI to help line up each side to keep everything straight before I adhere. I finished off my card with rose metallic thread.

My second card uses the same color scheme and cardstock, but is a totally different style.  I chose the Polka Dots Stencil (on sale!) for my background, and inked it up with my Life Changing Blender Brushes and Seedless Preserves DOX. Next, I stamped my Sunshine Friend (from You Are My Sunshine) in Black Hybrid Ink using my Mini MISTI and colored her in with Copic Markers. I love the Mini just as much, and actually use them both every day equally.


I stamped the sentiment in the corner, and found the exact placement I wanted using my Mini MISTI. I then fussy cut and popped my little friend up with foam dots. I added a few sequins for fun. The last thing I did was color her dress with Clear Nuvo Glimmer Pen - it adds such a cute sparkle!
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to comment for a chance to win one of the awesome gift certificates! Next up is my sweet friend from Idaho, Becky Roberts!


61 comments:

  1. These are lovely cards. Instagram won't let us comment if we don't have an IG account. [Bunny]

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  2. that smooshed background is fab, and I love the random dots background too, it really makes your sunshine girl pop

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  3. Beautiful cards! I really love how you used the stencil in your second card!

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  4. Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Great cards! I love the colors and my favorite polka dot stencil!

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  6. Both cards are wonderful, I especially love that large succulent! Nicely done and I do agree with you, my Misti has changed my creative process so much! Thanks Sweet Petunia...

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  7. Great card!! I love the smooshed background with the big flower stamp on the first card. I also love the placement of the sequins on the second card you made!

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  9. I Love the color combo on you Smooshed background! And I love my misti for the same reason, unvaluable!!

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  10. Love the colors and and the large flower stamp...so striking!

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  11. So great - love the detail in the inked background! What did we do before the MISTI?

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  12. Love the background for the succulent.
    You never know what you might get but
    it's always beautiful. The black
    stamping really makes the succulent
    pop. Great cards. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. your cards are amazing! love the succulent one

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  14. Beautiful cards - I love the simple outlined image on the smooshed background.

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  15. Awesome cards! Love the background you created for the succulent image, and the Sunshine Friend image is just adorable! I have a Mini MISTI and use it so much... some day I'll get the original sized one also!

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  16. Two great styles of cards, both fantastic!

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  17. Love the flower card. But the little girl with the plant for a hat is so cute. Reminds me of my grand daughter who loves these types of plants.

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  18. Updated email because I am confused by having google pop up

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  19. What an interesting Oxide colors combo for the smooshed background. i gotta try this.

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  20. Awesome Cards--I love the images and the backgrounds are fun!

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  21. Love both cards, but the first one is just awesome!

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  22. The first one is really a WOW factor. Those colors make the flower pop.

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  23. Marisela Delgado said: so pretty! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  24. Oh my gosh, your background is fabulous. I love both cards!

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  25. Love both cards, the first one is so gorgeous. Thought it was a flower at first but it's actually a succ, who knew that a succulent could look so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Love that little succulent girl! Both cards are awesome, yet totally unique!

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  27. I'm definitely going to try the smooshed background! Great cards!

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  28. I love both of your cards. Brilliant was the first word that came to mind when I first saw the succulent card.

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  29. The first card is beautiful - great colors - so simple! The second card is so very cute!

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  30. Love a good smoosh! Such a cute potted gal! Darling

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  31. Awesome cards! Love the background on the first one a lot :)

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  32. Great cards! My Polka Dot stencil came today so I loved seeing it used on your card. Also will be making more smooshed backgrounds after the stunning example you show.

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  33. Too. cute! These are joyful cards with such vibrant fun colors - I keep looking at the polka dot stencil and this just sent me over the buy it edge :) Love both cards and your floral card has the wow factor! TFS!

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  34. These cards are awesome. I love the succulent stamp!

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  35. These are so beautiful, love them both, but the succulent one is my favourite!

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  36. I love your smooshing background and darling little succulent image!

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  37. They are fabulous cards. I love the tips how you created the background. Thank you so much.

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  38. Beautiful African succulent card and love the gorgeous background!! Your sweet 2nd card had such an important message for each of us!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  39. Love the smooshed ink technique - the 2nd card is so cute!!

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  40. Your huge flower looks wonderful. I have never tried that technique before.

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  41. Love the background you created for the first card, so much depth to it!

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  42. Aww. I like your second card with the cute copic colored critter (say that 5x, fast)

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  43. every time I see your gorgeous cards, my wishlist grows longer.....love it.
    xx Karen

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  44. Simply darling! A wonderful hop filled with inspiration!

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  45. Fantastic cards! Love the flower and the little girl.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  46. I just love the first card. So elegant and the second is really cute. Thanks.

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  47. I love that you chose to make two totally different, and yet both awesome, cards! Thank you for sharing.

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  48. Fabulous cards...love the cute image on the second.

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