Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink March 2015 Blog Hop

I hope you have stopped by while on the Papertrey Ink March 2015 Blog Hop. If not, head over to Nichole Heady's blog for all the necessary information and see the amazing cards that have been linked up.
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Here is the inspiration photo we had to work with this month and I'll admit my head was spinning with ideas and I had a hard time narrowing it down to just one.


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In the end, a floral wreath that highlighted the gorgeous, fresh aqua & yellow color palette won out.




The wreath from Birds & Blooms is stamped with Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold and Lemon Tart inks before being die cut and adhered to a Hawaiian Shores panel.

The second photo gives you a better look at the woodgrain embossed panel that was engineered from the leftover pieces of a Horizontal Stripe Cover Plate die cut.




A simple Swoosh Thanks die cut from Harvest Gold card stock provides the sentiment.


With Anything Goes as Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week, I am also linking this card up over there.


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I know there is a lot to see on the Hop, so don't mind if you head off now, but if you have a minute I am going to show off my newest craft tool.  If you know me in real life, you know I am a "late adopter" rather than a "trendsetter", so it may come as a big surprise that one of the newest stamping tools is sitting on my desk.

Yes, I bought a MISTI!

There are tons of tutorials on Youtube or you can see it in action at the creator's website, My Sweet Petunia.




One of my crafting friends, Melody Rupple from A Paper Melody, brought her new MISTI to our retreat a couple of weeks ago. I watched her use it, gave it a try and I fought the urge to buy it immediately. It took me two days once home to give in and I am so glad I did.




On the left is a wreath stamped using my stamp press and on the right is the one made with the MISTI. The biggest selling point for me was the ability to re-ink and stamp the image a second time without worrying about lining everything up. My old eyes can usually line up a large image with a stamp press but there is no way I would have been able to perfectly align this image for a second stamping without the MISTI.

I'm off to see how the photo image inspired everyone else today. Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


47 comments:

  1. absolutely love your card - and you are a bad girl for showing me the MISTI - i so want one!

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  2. That wreath with those colors stamped more than once is stunning! Beautiful card and I bought the Misti for the same reason you did, it it awesome!!

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  3. blast I need that Misti tool! Beautifully stamped wreath Jacqui.

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  4. Jacquie, love your blog! You are a wealth of info we all need! Got my misti a few weeks ago, and it's made a huge difference in the vibrance of colors! A beauty of a (vibrant!) card by the way! Love that wreath in any color!

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  5. Jacquie, this is simply beautiful!

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  6. So pretty and yes the MISTI is so great for re-stamping.

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  7. Your card is gorgeous and I agree the MISTI is amazing! Jacquie it was nice of you to take the time to share .

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  8. Gorgeous card Jacquie and I'm a convert to Misti too!

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  9. What a beautiful wreath on your lovely card!

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  10. Bright and beautiful... a lovely card!

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  11. Your card is just gorgeous. Love your idea of the wreath. I am trying so hard to resist the Misti, and it gets even harder when I see such fantastic results side by side with normal stamping.

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  12. Jacquie, your card is just beautiful! I love how you used the inspiration colors. I love my MISTI, too, it's an amazing tool :) Thanks for your sweet comments on my card, it's so appreciated!

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  13. Your wreath is just beautiful! Hmmm, will have to check out the MISTI.

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  14. What a lovely wreath! You captured the card beautifully!

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  15. Love, Love your card! And I knew you cave and get the MISTI!

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  16. I feel like we should congratulate each other when one gets their MISTI, it's like the new baby of paper crafting tools! Mine is in delivery as we speak! Your wreath is so fantastic! I love how you placed it on the wood grain Hawaiian Shores, the whole card is gorgeous!!

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  17. Very pretty! I love how you created that wreath and the wood grain panel is such a great use of leftover scraps :)

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  18. Wonderful card! I love the cas style of this card!

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  19. Your wreath captures the photos colors perfectly! Beautifully done Jacquie...

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  20. Had to click on the thumbnail for your card Jacquie as it was just so bright and bold, and I was not disappointed! Your wreath turned out beautiful in these colors and pops just perfectly against that bright woodgrain panel...love it! I finally saw the MISTI in action last Friday night and ordered it within an hour of when I got home...it arrives tomorrow...yeah!! :0) Love your before and after pic...thanks for sharing!! :0)

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  21. Love your beautiful wreath against the wood grain background!

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  22. Gorgeous wreath, Jacquie, and you really got me with the embossed woodgrain background (though I do NOT understand what you mean by engineering it from a Horizontal Stripe cover plate?!!!). You are a girl after my own heart.

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  23. Beautiful card! I love the way you did the wreath!

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  24. I am still on the fence about the MISTI, but so glad to hear your recommendation! LOVE that gorgeous wreath :)

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  25. Stunning wreath. Love the woodgrain background. Nice texture along with the die cut sentiment.I love my Misti too. Restamping a second time is such a great option.

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  26. Love the wreath on your card!

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  27. Beautiful Jacquie and scrumptious colors.

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  28. Jacquie, your wreath is very striking against the HI Shores woodgrain background. Now this makes me want Birds & Blooms. Isn't the MISTI amazing? Love that we can reink over and over without worrying about it not lining up. Enjoy!

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  29. The selection of colors in your wreath is stunning. I love it.

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  30. The selection of colors in your wreath is stunning. I love it.

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  31. I'm going to pull out my Birds and Blooms stamps and dies. Your colour choices are so striking and the wood grain background is a perfect finishing touch. I got a MISTI last month and have really noticed a difference in the clarity of my stamping. Your two samples really highlight the positives of this tool.

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  32. That is very pretty! And where did you get the MISTI? It seems to be sold out everywhere! ;)

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  33. Fabulous card!! The wreath looks very cool with the embossed background. I love it!

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  34. Fabulous card!! The wreath looks very cool with the embossed background. I love it!

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  35. Beautiful wreath, Jacquie, and I love it on the woodgrain background.

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  36. Those colors are just amazing. Love how you've used them in your card. I've got a Misti in the cart, just have to press the button to buy it. After seeing this gorgeous card, and hearing your endorsement, I really should make that purchase. Love the "thanks" and how it's wrapped around your panel. Gorgeous. Bev

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  37. Jacquie your card is so beautiful! I broke down and bought the MISTI too for this very reason! I love this feature and it is helpful in so many other ways too!

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  38. What a stunning card, Jacquie--love it! Wish I could see the Misti in action--not just in a video, so it's nice to hear that you think it really is worth having. May have to get one now.

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  39. So pretty Jacquie. Love the spring wreath. Lovely colors.

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  40. Gorgeous card Jacquie! So pretty and striking.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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