Saturday 21 January 2017

FMS 271 and SIP 82

Before Christmas I bought myself a MISTI. I wanted one but I had to order it from overseas, so kept putting it off. When I saw one in an actual real shop, I bought it without thinking, so stunned was I to see one. So, I thought it was about time I made it start paying its way and today's card is an experiment in MISTI stamping.

Inspiration comes from two places. Firstly, the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

Secondly, the theme challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper, to incorporate natural elements.

The natural elements occur in a number of ways: the subject matter - trees, the use of greens and browns, the linen twine and the embossing folder which is reminiscent of wood grain or bark. The background is very lightly sponged in Crumb Cake to help bring out the texture.

Card: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Garden Green
Stamps: Totally Trees, Thoughtful Banners
Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Other: Linen twine, MISTI, Seaside embossing folder, sponge.


  1. Your row of trees looks wonderful against the textured background! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  2. Very pretty card! I love all of the trees lined up!

  3. Oooh Jan, this is so pretty.. I really love the colourful trees and the embossed kraft paper. I am entering too :) My card will be up tomorrow, I managed a play at my desk, with new goodies..Cx

  4. Oh Jan, this is just so pretty! Love the colorful trees you created and the embossed background is just dreamy! Congrats on getting that Misti! I absolutely LOVE mine! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!

  5. Jan I love your card! The row of trees against that woodgrain background is perfect. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper:)

  6. Such a lovely card! I love that row of bright trees! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. Jan, I will be honest that I didn't initially love this stamp set, but I really like what you did with it here in rainbow colors, it just seems infinitely prettier! Thanks for making me look at this stamp set in a new light. Thanks for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper! Crystal, DT

  8. Jan, I love your rainbow of trees! This is such a cool technique!