Friday, October 07, 2016

MISTI/Impression Obsession Blog Hop!

So fun to be joining the Impression Obsession designers in a hop with the My Sweet Petunia team! If you just happened on my post because you're a regular reader of my blog, you might want to click over to the start of the hop at the My Sweet Petunia blog so you don't miss out on anything (like PRIZES!). If you're already hopping and you came from Ceal Pritchett's blog, you're doing just fine.



For my projects today, I played around with a new background from my stamp line called CAC Sunset Sky. It's got a lot of solid space in the sky for fun inking effects - so many possibilities! Today I was playing with a block print look by doing some layered stamping. I used 2 colors of Distress ink for each sample, and moved the cardstock over about 3/4" for the second impression... that really created some neat colors in the background and added so much depth to the forest scene.



Here's how I did the background of a card that didn't quite make the cut (I had stamped the deer first on this one and they ended up looking like they were levitating...). 

I stamped in yellow first, with the cardstock at 3"...



For the second print, I moved the cardstock up to 2-1/4" and stamped in orange. I love how the color overlaps some places and doesn't in others, and how the white shows through.



Here's another finished card done using the same colors. On both cards I used an oval die to cut a window opening for the sentiment (that one is from the Serene Scene clear set). The deer silhouettes are here, here, and here.



Here's what you need to know about prizes!!



On Oct. 12 we will draw from everyone who leaves a comment on ALL the blogs in the hop to give away a mini MISTI and a $25 IO gift certificate. Winners will be posted on the IO and MSP blogs and FB pages. All the links are below in case you get lost along the way!


Thanks for stopping by - now you're off to visit Daniela Dobson!
Thanks for stopping by!



119 comments:

  1. You write THE BEST instructions! Your descriptions help me visualize each step. Thank you. These cards are remarkable.

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  2. Very pretty...fun hop...much needed distraction today while we weather this hurricane. Hope we retain our electricity through this thing. Jan D., FL

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  3. As always, fabulous Dina.

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  4. Beautiful cards and very inspiring !

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  5. You always amaze me with your techniques and one of a kind cards, Dina. Truly inspirational.

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  6. Oh...really pretty backgrounds. Thanks.

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  7. Fantastically clever use of that gorgeous background image, Dina! Thanks for always educating me with your works of art! The colors in both creations are incredibly bold, and yet, heartwarming. The mini misti looks like an awesome! Think I need to invest in one - the big one is fantastic!

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  8. Love trees and this is such a cool technique using any tree stamps!

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  9. Oh my goodness, Dina, this is the most beautiful background. I just love that stamp. Your cards are so stunning. I love the green and blue combo best, but I can see using the yellow and orange for fall. Thanks for sharing. My wish list is getting bigger. LOL

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  10. I love the background, Dina. Thanks for the how-to instructions! Your card, by the way is fantastic!

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  11. Thanks for the clear explanation!! Gorgeous!!

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  12. oooh i love the two tones forest background, so clever and adds so much depth, very clever

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  13. Gorgeous... never thought to overlap a background stamp... thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  14. Oh Wow! What a neat effect! Love both backgrounds.

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  15. Those trees almost seem to be moving. Very nice. My favorite is the green and blue one.

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  16. Love the backgrounds so pretty and colorful. Great job.

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  17. Gorgeous stamp, it has been on my wish list...beautiful card!!

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  18. Who'd a thought such a simple thing could result in something so pretty!

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  19. Gorgeous background!! Love the different color combinations you used.

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  20. Beautiful fall card! My Misti is used daily :-)

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  21. Gorgeous cards! now I "need" that background stamp :)

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  22. Very fun technique with that beautiful background stamp.

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  23. So gorgeous a scene with those beautiful colors.

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  24. What a neat way to use that background stamp, it looks great in both color combos! TFS! ~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog

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  25. Just lovely Dina, thanks for such a great tutorial. (Love this background stamp.)

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  26. Dina, your card actually made me pause and "Be Still".

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  27. Very serene. Love the colors you chose for the background.

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  28. Super technique for the background! Beautiful card, thanks!

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  29. Super backgrounds. Love the silhouette deer.

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  30. I love how you did the background! Thank you for your very clear directions.

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  31. I love that background! Colors are so vibrant!

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  32. Love love love it. You did an awesome job.

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  33. Your card is to die for!!! stunning, I'm gonna try to make one to the best of my ability!!!

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  34. OMG love the black against the color. Fab idea!!!!

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  35. Wonderful cards. Could easily be given as a masculine card. Love the sentiment. Reminds me of scripture.

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  36. Oooo la la .... loving the backgrounds and colors! Beautiful cards :)

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  37. Be still is right and both cards are gorgeous. I love the colors chosen and that background stamp is wonderful.

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  38. Love the deer and the forest background.

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  39. Great card. This would make a great guy birthday card too.

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  40. Dina - Your card is so awesome - love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

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  41. Beautiful background colors! I like these stamped images.

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  42. Your cards are gorgeous and I ove the technique!

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  43. Oh, Dina! Your card is just wonderful. I love silhouette images and this card uses my favorite colors and that silhouette approach. Your sentiment is perfect and makes us stop and listen....

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  44. Oh, I really like that shifted technique, beautiful! Maybe the levitating deer are reindeer! :)

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  45. Love this technique of over stamping ay offset stamping in another color. Really Cool. You have given me a wonderful Idea to try. Thank you for Sharing.

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  46. darling card.
    Ha! I wouldn't have notice the deer were levitating till I sent it out!

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  47. What a beautiful background stamp line called CAC Sunset Sky. Truly a lot of depth to the card. With spectacular technique's awesome Job!! thanx's for the share.

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  48. The background looks amazing! Love your card!

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  49. This makes a gorgeous background.

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  50. Stunning cards. Love the technique and colors.

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  51. Awesome way to use more colors! Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Wow, this looks good good. Your stamp is wonderful and how you used it is very creative. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  53. Awesome stamping. Well done.

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  54. Wow! That background is so cool! I love the colors and the effect.

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  55. Love the great way you used the background stamp & the wonderful colors! Awesome card!

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  56. OH MY GOSH! I love this! So Elegant and eye catching! love the richness of the vibrant colors.. this just pops right off the page. Thanks for the inspiration!
    hugs
    Judy K

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  57. The colors are wonderful. Love the deer

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  58. Beautiful and peaceful card design.

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  59. Awesome background and silhouette designs! Love your color combos!

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  60. Beautiful card. The background is amazing.

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  61. I'm amazed at how intriguing your background is that makes your deer mesmerizing. Beautiful cards.

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  62. I like how you layered this stamp. I like the effect you created by using two different colors. I have only used the stamp with a single later of color. Thank You for helping me think out of the box.

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  63. Love how you changed the "feel" of the card with the background colors. So Clever

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  64. I love what you did with the background. I never know what I would do with stamps like this.

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  65. I adore this technique... It looks so complicated but the Misti makes it oh so easy! So very cool!

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  66. These double stamped backgrounds are truly gorgeous!!

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  67. Great technique! Will have to try this myself. The cards are just lovely.

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  68. Great cards.
    The orange/yellow card is
    as wonderful as the card you
    featured.
    thanks for sharing.

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  69. Outstanding background. I love how you included your thinking process...thank you!

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  70. Gorgeous! I love winter stamps that feature deer!

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  71. Beautiful scene, thanks for your tutorial!

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  72. Another special card by Dina. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring those of us who are not creative.

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  73. This is such a beautiful, beautiful stamp set and card. I love the peaceful look it gives. Thank you for sharing.

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  74. Oh, I love the two different colored backgrounds! The mood changes so much with the switch in color.

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  75. Great technique I have to try this! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Blessings,
    Melitta

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  76. Awesome cards. Thank you for the instructions, the sharing of your ideas and being part of the giveaway.

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  77. I haven't tried using one of the stamps that has so much solid imagery yet, and after seeing this beautiful example and details of how you created it, I think I'm ready. Looks like such creative fun! Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  78. Gorgeous cards!! My IO wish list grows longer and longer! :)

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  79. Wow great card. I love the colors and the unique way you created the background.

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  80. This would make a great masculine card! Thanks for sharing.

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  81. Wow, gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  82. Lovely cards really like the beautiful sunset background:)

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  83. I have been reading all that I can find...want to start making my own cards to add a personal touch. Currently reading more than creating and need to take the plunge!

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  84. This is a nice card for the males in the family. I have this stamp and plan to make some for Christmas.

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  85. gorgeous card! love how you did the background!

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  86. Oh, I do love nature scenes and these are beautiful. Love that you used a bright background!

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  87. OH! MY! GOODNESS! These are both absolute PERFECTION!!! LOVE both backgrounds and can see this becoming my go to Christmas card stamp! B E A U T I F U L ! ! ! So far this is my absolute favorite on this hop!!! TFS!

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  88. Two beautiful cards and pieces of art! Love the backgrounds.

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  89. Mary McCrary10/10/2016 3:14 PM

    Gorgeous backgrounds. I love these cards.

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  90. Love the beautiful effects and the levitating deer add me laugh out loud. Thank you for the inspiration and the smiles!

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  91. Love this! Great use of that technique. Need to give that a try. I love the deer silhouettes also.

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  92. Wow, what a super card!

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  93. Really beautiful Dina! I love how the colors overlap and you are still able to distinguish the image and what you are looking at. Love the deer silhouettes. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  94. Gorgeous background! Love the mix of colors!

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  95. Cool cards. I like the depth of color you got.

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  96. The blue & green combination card has a definite wallop of artistic flair. I looked for a video, and then began to read, and was highly surprised that your directions were so spot on. Definitely needed the use of a MISTI for these cards. Thank you for all the inspiration.

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  97. I love this...thanks for inspiring as always!

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  98. So clever to move the cardstock with this stamp! Love it :)

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  99. Great card and love the background and the deer. You added so much by moving the card and stamping another color. Thanks.

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  100. what a gorgeous background!

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