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Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps + My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY




Hi friends! It's a fabulous day today because Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is joining forces with My Sweet Petunia for an awesome collaboration blog hop and giveaway! There's a chance to win a $50 gift code to each shop, so we hope you'll join the fun and hop along with us! To be eligible for the drawing, just leave a little comment on each stop along the hop. (Full hop list at the bottom of this post.) Winners will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog and on the My Sweet Petunia Blog on August 27.





I rarely make a card without using a MISTI. Probably 90% of the time I use the Mini MISTI because it doesn't take up much room and works for almost all my cardmaking needs. Although I have been stamping entire sets at once more often recently, which the Original MISTI is super handy for. Anyhow, with boys in the house my craft supplies often take a beating. And my Mini MISTI finally cracked and came unhinged after a grueling light saber battle dropped it to the floor for what may have been the zillionth time. 😂 So now I am the happy new owner of a shiny new Mini MISTI, just in time for photo ops! Hooray!


For this card, I did a speedy watercolor technique with brush markers using the Mini.  This beautiful bird is from this stamp set, which just happens to be the August Stamp of the Month. That means you can get this set as a free gift with a $75 order in the SNSS shop through August 31.


I stamped the bird image on watercolor paper using waterproof ink, then pulled out my Zig markers and inked up just the flower portion of the stamp with pink and stamped again.

 I repeated this process with green for the leaves and brown for the bird, and a tiny bit of orange for the beak, cleaning the stamp off between each color and only coloring in the parts I wanted that color. Then it was just a matter of using a waterbrush to move the color around. I added a few finishing highlights with the markers after the fact, including the wash of blue around the image, but most of the work was just from the stamped ink and waterbrush.



Next I moved on to the sentiment. I pulled out this super fun alpha set. By the way, there's an AWESOME sale on alphabet sets going on right now. Add three alpha sets to your cart and you'll get one for free! I love how easy it was to line up the alpha letters to get a straight sentiment with the MISTI!


I cut this panel with a rounded rectangle die, then mounted on a panel blended with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide and finished off with a white card base.


Okay, thanks so much for stopping by today!

The next stop on the hop is Julie Cassell

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43 comments

Marylou said...

I love the way your card came out - just beautiful!

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create--thank you.

MommaRuth said...

Beautiful - will have to figure out what stamps I that i can use this for!

sharon g said...

Oh, how I ADORE this bird. He is so sweet and simple...

Krissy said...

Beautiful! Now I KNOW I need Zigs!

Carol said...

A beautiful card! I really like how it turned out.

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful coloring.
thanks for sharing
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Trudy said...

Love your card. So sweet!

Unknown said...

You JUST added water? It is beautiful!! Your artwork is always so special.

Becca Yahrling said...

This birdie addict loves your pretty card! lol

Esther Asbury said...

Absolutely gorgeous, as always!!

vickie said...

Beautiful card. I must try this technique. Thanks for the instructions.

Kentucky Daisy said...

What a beautiful card!! I love this SNS bird image! It always make me think of the passages in Matthew where it speaks of God taking care of the birds of the air and how He will take care of us. ✝️
By the way, congrats on the new MISTI. I remember well the light-saber battles in my own house! 😀😀

Salnclts said...

Cute card!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Wow! Just gorgeous coloring on the bird!

Marie said...

Loved the way you colored the bird and flowers! Great card!!

Daylene said...

Wow! Your card is so pretty! I love this release of stamps! ❤️

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just beautiful!!! Love this card!

MariLynn said...

Julee, since I first saw this little bird, I fell in love with it. You did a fabulous job using it. Thanks for sharing.

Ellie said...

What a great idea to ink up a stamp and color it the way you did!! Marvelous!!

Tanya Terrones said...

What a cute little greeting card for any occasion.

Ashley Jones said...

That Misti is a neat tool!

Christine said...

Julee, this little bird is lovely! What a sweet card and an amazing technique. I am pinning your project in hopes of trying this when the back-to-school rush slows a bit.

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous card, Julee! Love it! ❤️

Tiffany A. Johnson said...

Love those flowers below the bird...your coloring is beautiful...and I love that alpha set! The "hello" sentiment stands out well in that font. Thanks for sharing.

Conniecrafter said...

those light sabers take out more than people :)
Gorgeous coloring!

LittleSher said...

Love that bird stamp!

Dale & Cindy Howard said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Really nice colors on the bird and the flowers! I might CASE your card, I just got this stamp in my mail today with my order, so I have to try it!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your Zig marker coloring of this adorable bird and flowers is gorgeous!!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful coloring on this sweet bird and the flowers! Lovely card!

KathyB said...

That is just the cutest use of these stamps! Love the way the

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Julee! I just adore that image... and what a neat coloring technique! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue D said...

What a sweet bird and I like your coloring. glad you were able to get a new Misti after the light saber battle.

kiwimeskreations said...

What an exquisite image and a stunning card - thanks for sharing your colouring technique Julee. Trust the boys to use the Misti as a light saber - their imagination knows no bounds!!
Blessings
Maxine

Unknown said...

Lovely card.

Helen said...

Your card is just stunning Julee! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Lyn said...

I love this technique! I haven't tried it before but I will because the results are wonderful!!

Deborah L. said...

Simple, yet elegant card...

Helen Gullett said...

Beautiful and sweet card.

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous colouring! I love the colors you chose :)

Connie Lewis said...

What a beautiful bird and branch, love your colors!

Andre M. said...

The result of this technique is gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

Dana M said...

Gorgeous card and such a fabulous watercoloring technique!