Apr 27, 2018

Visible Image + MISTI Blog Hop


Welcome to the Visible Image + MISTI Blog Hop. These two great companies joined forces this month and I'm thrilled to be part of the fun. Plus, there are prizes (details below)!




I'm sure that many, if not all of you, are familiar with the must-have MISTI from My Sweet Petunia.  It really was a stamping game-changer. I use it with almost every card.

But Visible Image stamps and stencils may be new to you (they were to me). They work really well with mixed media projects. Well, guess who doesn't do mixed media? So I adapted Visible Image products to my way of stamping. Once I got started, I fell in love with these unique designs and couldn't stop making cards ...

1. Mom


Stamped one of the flowers from Imperfection is Beauty in Versamark and embossed in white.  Added a sentiment from Essentials by Ellen. Colored with Distress stains, adhered to a yellow card, and added crystal Nuvo jewel drops. Very easy and fast, particularly since the MISTI helped me tuck that sentiment into just the right spot.

2. Vivid Sunset



Isn't this sentiment fantastic? It's from Your Vivid Colors.

Dropped some Adirondack dye reinkers onto watercolor paper that I had spritzed with water. After the paper dried, I thinned some gold acrylic paint with water and painted onto the card to add some depth to the design. Stamped the sentiment after the card dried and then added Gold Jewel drops and adhered to an A2 card.

3. Fibers Stencil Love


Cut typing paper to 4.25 x 5.5. Die cut heart. Placed the typing paper over an A2 white card and then placed the fun Fibres Stencil horizontally over the mask and sponged some gold, pink, and orange inks. Popped up a sentiment from Altenew and added gold Jewel Drops.

4. Be the Reason



Love this sentiment from Reason to Smile! Used the MISTI to stamp 3 circles in the center of a white linen A2 card and then stamped the sentiment in just the right spot. Again, super fast and easy, thanks to the MISTI.

5. Butterflies and the Fibres Stencil




Stamped the gorgeous butterflies from Own Kind of Beautiful with Distress Oxide inks and added a little water. After it dried, I ran the panel through my Big Shot with an embossing pad and impressed the Fibres Stencil pattern onto the panel. Stamped the sentiment and added some sequins. Finally, popped up the panel on an A2 card.

I had so much fun using these products -- proving (I think!) that you can use these gorgeous images in a variety of ways. Can't wait to see how the other stampers used them.

Prizes!




Two lucky commenters from the hop will win one of two prizes: a $50 shopping spree at My Sweet Petunia and a $50 shopping spree at Visible Image. In order to be eligible, you must comment no later than Monday, April 30th, at 11:59 PM central time. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 1st, on the Visible Image and My Sweet Petunia blogs

The Blog Hop

Here are the links to all the talented participants in today's hop. 

Joan Bardee  --> me!
My Sweet Petunia

Disclosure: I bought my MISTI eons ago (although My Sweet Petunia kindly sent me a smaller version). Visible Image provided all the stamps and the stencil to me for use in this hop. Thank you to both companies!

MOOD WHEN DONE:  Delighted to be part of this hop. I fell in love with these products. On the other hand, my craft room is a disaster. All this "quick" and "clean and simple" stamping left a mess of epic proportions in my craft room! 

70 comments:

  1. Wowsers! I needed sunglasses for these! So many happy sunny colours. Great work!
    Lynda x

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  2. AWESOME creations there, Miss Lady!! Hope you are doing well, lady!!

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  3. Love these bright, cheery looking masterpieces! My favorite is the gorgeous butterflies with the unexpected stencil use. Great cards!!!

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  4. Simply beautuful.. living the vibrancy

    *Leaves a slice of birthday cake for you*
    xx Erika

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  5. Super work and yes the stamps and stencils are awesome, you have showcased them beautifully!

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  6. Wonderfully happy and delightful creations!!

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  7. fantastic cards, Joan - never heard of this company - will have to check them out!

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  8. You have been busy and creative! Beautiful cards, one and all.

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  9. wow Joan, these are great! I've heard of this British company and you have really done great things with their products. I think my favorite is that swoopy stencil!

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  10. Joan, you adapted your style, and melded it beautifully with these amazing products! WOW do I love your vivid colors, and imagination!
    =]

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  11. You were really on a roll with your Visible Image stamps Joan. Each card is a masterpiece and your colour combos are awesome xx

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  12. Love these, really superb xx

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  13. You sure know how to make an impact with colors! Gorgeous makes that let those brilliant sentiments truly shine!

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  14. Really Lovely .... I love them all as I can't pick a favourite. All the cards here make me smile x

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  15. Je ne sais quelle carte choisir elles sont toutes belles ! je connais les tampons, j'en rêve.. et je croise les doigts !
    On a toutes besoin de couleurs dans notre vie, et là c'est une réussite ! les sentiments s'y prêtent tellement bien ! merci pour le partage et l'inspiration !

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  16. You've inspired us with so many ideas, great stamp sets and wonderful gold accents!

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  17. Love those oranges and yellows! Fabulous cards.

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  18. Oh my gosh, Joan!!! These are all just fabulous! Your ideas and creativity blow me away. I just love what you make, they are all fresh and stunning! Thank you for being so awesome!!!

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  19. There are awesome in a fun, graphic way, Joan--love them! I also love my MISTI, which I hauled along to Japan where the class there oooooohhhhed and aaaaahhhhed it appropriately, asking if they were available in Japan! ;-)

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    1. Ummm, THESE, I meant. Not THERE. [Bad person who didn't proofread before posting goes back to work now.]

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  20. Fabulous projects, so lovely and colourful, hugs P xxxx

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  21. Every one of your cards are wonderful! And to think I thought you were best as a writer...you are so talented. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. So funny - I, no joke, JUST got home from the stamp store and bought the horse stamp that is in the middle of that graphic. I kept thinking "this is so not my style but I love it anyway"! Thanks for the ideas!

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  23. Love the bright colours you have used in each card... works perfectly with each of the stamps you used. Great job!

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  24. YES! I CAN SEE you had a FABULOUS TIME with these products! SUCH BEAUTIFUL CARDS!!!! You did SUCH A WONDERFUL JOB featuring the Misti & the Visible Image Stamps, Joan! ;)

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  25. Love, love, love your cards, but the top and bottom ones were my favorite. I loved the techniques you used and I never heard of this stamp store until today, but can see that they have BEAUTIFUL stamps and sentiments and will remember them now. Lol I have the MISTI and I love it. I have used other ones, but think the MISTI works best all around!

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  26. Your cards look great, I hadn't heard of Visible Image but I'll be looking out for them.

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  27. love all these cards - lots of inspiration - thanks for sharing :)

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  28. Wonderful cards! I think you did a fabulous job adapting the Visible Images to your style.

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  29. Beautiful cards! Wonderful sentiments too! Brilliant color choices for each one too!

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  30. I'm SO happy to see you designing for Visible Image! I already have a large VI collection (purchased from their UK site over several years.) You're one of my most favorite card artists to CASE and I'm loving your colorful CAS spin with their stamps!
    Hope to see even more... pretty please?

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  31. Such beautiful bright and happy cards.

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  32. love Your idees conne try som things

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  33. awesome cards Joan...yes, I can't live without my Misti.
    :) Karen

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  34. Joan, these are amazing cards and it’s clear you had fun making that mess in your stamp room. You’ve inspired me! Again!

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  35. Love your cards and your creative way to use the products has inspired me to re-examine other mixed media products. LOVE those colors and backgrounds - what a way to bring happiness to the recipients. :)

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  36. Love every one of your cards! They're all so clean and refreshing and pretty!

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  37. Fantastic cards Joan. Love the vibrant colors, the use of the stencil... great images!

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  38. Oh man - what a stellar group of cards! I agree, I can't make anything without my MISTI! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  39. Fabulous array of cards. I always look at the sentiments with a set, not just the images. Sometimes, I want a set more for the sentiment (I don't color much so I feel that I can't do an image justice, but can always put a sentiment as the highlight).

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  40. Your cards are fantastic ! The one with the heart is my favorite, it's amazing.

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  41. Fantastic! Such amazing cards, some wonderfully CAS and others full of depth and texture. Love the vibrant colors.

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  42. Gorgeous array of cards, thank you for the inspiration, Cathy x

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  43. Love your color combos on these pretty cards! the sentiment on your 2nd card is a fave!

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  44. HIya Joan, pretty amazing thank you for sharing your projects, love the stamps and the sentiments. Not to mention your colors Love it Hugs Terry xxx

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  45. WOW!! Amazing cards. An absolute rainbow of colour, and I love the CAS design of the card making the sentiment the focal point .... just perfect xx

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  46. I'm new to these stamps too! I've not yet tried mixed media, but I am sure drawn to it since seeing this blog hop. Love these stamps & all of your glorious creations! TFS

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  47. Every card is a piece of artwork! So great. Love the tip you did with the heart. So beautiful and clever!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Creative hugs,

    Lins ;)

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  48. wauw great cards.

    hugs Annemarie

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  49. love your cards, brings sunshine!

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  50. Wow, so much inspiration, I can tell you love these stamps xx

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  51. Я в восторге от ваших открыток! Очень красиво и ярко!

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  52. I LOVE watercolor and/or the look of it, and your cards have me smitten! You actually have me with the first one using the splashed flowers (swoon)! Such cool stamps and creations!

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  53. Awesome cards stunning colours.
    Hugs
    Ayoti xx

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  54. I love a good mess after a batch of card making! What a hate is a mess and no cards to show for it and just a bunch of colorful trash. I saw a video of this companies booth from CHA and thought, uh oh... I'm gonna be broke if I find these in a store! Love your cards :-)

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  55. I love all your cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  56. love the colors on your arty cards - very creative :)

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  57. Lovely heart card...beautiful simplicity!

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  58. Such wonderful use of brights. Love the heart

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  59. So thrilled to have found a new stamp company! You created some fantastic cards.

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  60. Oh my goodness !! Your cards are absolutely magnificent ! I’d framed them all and hang them up on my wall !! Sorry for my bad English....
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  61. Great cards. l like the vibrant colors.

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  62. I had never heard of this company, but you made me look. You adapted their stamps to your style beautifully. Love all the color you used.

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