Today I'm back with a flower card I made it for a friend using Altenew's Painted Flowers and my MISTI. This was my first effort using the MISTI. I have to say I was reluctant to spend money on it, despite having seen many videos of bloggers using the MISTI. But then I went to a make and take at a local scrapbook store, used it, and was immediately hooked. I love how easy it makes stamping, although for me it's not as easy as it appears. For one thing, the doggone magnets don't always hold my paper down. I ended up getting 2 additional smaller magnets, so now I use 4. But they have to be in just the right position to keep the paper down. I see some folks not even use magnets and still get great stamping, but I haven't managed to do that even on scrap paper.
The layering can be quite a challenge, but practice does help. I find that my "senior" eyes need a lot of daylight, not just artificial light from a lamp. And it took me a while to figure out colors that worked well together. But all in all, I think the card was worth my efforts.
I stamped the flowers with Versamark Black ink, scribbled Distress markers on the flowers and leaves, sprayed the card with water, and let the colors do their thing. I am really happy with the result. I trimmed the panel and double matted it. The sentiment is CTMH and I heat embossed it. Finally, I added some sequins.
on Says Stamps Monday Challenge - Summer Garden; Addicted to Stamps - Flowers; Crazy for Challenges - C4C338 - Make it Floral; and Addicted to CAS #89 - Code Petals.
Do you have a MISTI? If you don't, have you had a chance to try it out? I'm interested to hear what you think about it. Have a great day, my friends!