Monday, February 26, 2018

Heffy Doodle/MISTI Blog Hop

Good morning! Super excited today to be part of a fun collaborative blog hop with Heffy Doodle and the My Sweet Petunia team! There is also a giveaway up for grabs - make sure and read to the bottom for more info and that! You should have arrived here from Chris Dayton - if you just happened along feel free to head back to the Heffy Doodle blog to start at the beginning!


I have a card with a simple and sweet little scene that I put together using my Mini MISTI and several Heffy Doodle Stamp sets - as well as a photo tutorial showing how I used my MISTI to help put it together!



The MISTI made it so easy to create my scene with a bit of masking, and get a great impression on my watercolor paper - since the texture of watercolor paper can make it a bit more tricky sometimes.

First of all, I planned out my little scene that I wanted to create using one of the bunnies from Hunny Bunny Boo, the umbrella from Beary Big Heart, and a sentiment from Hello Squeakheart.


At this point I removed the bunny, then I could swing the top of my Mini MISTI over to pick up the umbrella and sentiment images...


...and then stamp them! As you can see here, my first stamp was a bit lighter than I wanted, with some gaps in the lines especially on the sentiment. No problem! I simply inked up my stamps one more time, and stamped again! The MISTI makes sure it is perfectly aligned the second time for a nice dark and crisp image!


Next, I stamped the umbrella on a bit of masking paper. TIP: When masking, only cut out the portion that you are going to be stamping over! In this case the bottom of the handle, and the right edge of the umbrella where the ear is going to hit. This way you don't spend extra time fussy cutting out parts of an image that aren't going to affect your finished card! Arrange the bunny where you want it to be, then swing the MISTI lid over to pick up the stamp...


...and stamp the bunny in place!


Remove the mask - and voila! Your scene is ready to watercolor!


I used my Gansai Tambai watercolors to color my scene, adding some little splatters to it as well.


Finished off by trimming it down a little smaller than my white cardbase, and mounting it with foam adhesive over the top!


Your next stop along the hop is Stephanie Severin - make sure and continue there next!

GIVEAWAY INFO: There will be two lucky winners chosen from those who leave comments along the hop. One will win a $50 shopping spree to My Sweet Petunia, and the other will win a £25 gift certificate to Heffy Doodle! Comments must be left no later than 11:59 Central Time on Sunday, March 4, 2018 and a winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 and announced on the My Sweet Petunia and Heffy Doodle Blogs.

Here is the entire blog hop line-up in case you get lost along the way:

Chris Dayton
Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)
My Sweet Petunia

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


46 comments:

  1. Cute scene and thanks for sharing the step by step photos using the Misti.

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  2. This is such a sweet little spring scene!

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  3. Heather,
    super sweet card, I love how you added the watercolor

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  4. Love the way you used the Misti to set up your card! Sure made stamping it a lot easier. Cute card!

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  5. Adorable card! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  6. So cute. I LOVE that sentiment...so funny. Love the softness and design. A lovey giveaway. Thank you for your inspiration!

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  7. Such a cute card with the lil bunny and the umbrella!!

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  8. "sweet cheeks" -- wish I would've had these stamps before I made my Easter cards...

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  9. Love how you showed all the steps with that cute bunny and umbrella! The watercolors were awesome!

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  10. Beautiful watercoloring on a sweet simple card.

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  11. In love with the adorable bunny! Sweet card! Pretty watercoloring too!

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  12. What a sweet card! Thank you for sharing!

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  13. Great masking and
    stamping on your
    darling card!
    Carla from Utah

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  14. Such a pretty card. Love the colors.

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  15. Such a cute card and using different stamps and sentiment from different Heffy sets - great idea. :O)

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  16. Love your lovely creation. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Awwww, what a little cutie - made me smile :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  18. SO SO adorable! The bunny set was my favorite from the new release and I love how you made this cute little rainy scene it’s just so soft and precious :) I love this thank you for sharing!

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  19. super sweet card - the background is so fun:)

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  20. I LOVE this card! SO cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. What a adorable card!!! Makes me want to go out and sing in the rain! LOL Thanks for sharing 😊😊😊

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  22. Such a cute card! Perfect for Easter coming up

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  23. Adorable card, Heather! I have a mini Misti as well and would be lost without it! I'm still trying to get the hang of masking though.

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  24. Your little watercolor scene is just DARLING!!

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  25. I love that you kept this CAS; it just works this way. And watercolor for rainy day paintings is always a favorite of mine. Thanks so much for sharing with us. I might have to try this myself.

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  26. So cute the little bunny in the rain and all the raindrops also on the umbrella. It is the details that make a card gorgeous.

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  27. Love how you combined the three stamps sets on your card! So cute! Your colouring is as awesome as always, Heather! Lovely card!

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