Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Snippets Playground notelets

I've posted cards which I enclose with Playground prizes here using this same stamp previously, recently I ran out and had to make some more. I varied the design this time - and must say that the Misti was brilliant for stamping repeats in the batch baking session.

Parsnip the Peril had to feature needless to say - and I made the cards in two different colourways:
I used:

- 3.5" x 3.5" pink and blue pearlescent card blanks

- snippets of white card, trimmed to 3.25" x 3.25" square

- the little bear stamp was free with Craft Stamper magazine and the 'hugs' sentiment stamp is from the Paper Smooches 'Sentiment Sampler' set

- I just popped the piece of card into the corner of the Misti and added a magnet to keep it in place before positioning the un-inked stamps just where I want them to stamp, face downwards onto the little square of white card

- then I closed the Misti lid and it picked up both stamps from the card - so they were now sitting just where I wanted them on the inside of the lid

- I stamped the image and sentiment in one go, using Ranger 'Black Archival' ink

- then repeated the process for all nine of the remaining pieces of white card- only once did I need to re-stamp (one of Parsnip's ears came out a bit faint). Wow, the Misti really is one good piece of kit!

- next I coloured the images using Twinkling H2O's for the flower, a pale pink Whispers marker for inside the ears, and a black fine liner for the nose

- that left the lines on the flower, the flower centre and the little heart to be finished off - for those I used the utterly fabulous Signo sparkly pens that Sarn had us all raving about over HERE. Gold on the blue cards and silver on the pink ones :)

- then I punched opposite corners away using a punch/emboss punch made by XCut

- then glued the image panel onto the card black using Collall All Purpose glue

I've had the punch for years and years and although it's very well made I do question the design of it as, unlike many punches, it's really difficult to 'feel' or see when the corner is properly set in place ready to punch - I totally wrecked two finished images (yup, there were 12 to begin with) and had to do a little bit of trimming on others. It doesn't have a definite V-shape that you can see, unlike more recent punches - a bit soul destroying after doing a fair bit of work painting and colouring :(

Another item for the bin I fear :(



Pat said...

What a shame your punch wrecked two of the images Di, so soul destroying! The little Parsnip look alike is so cute with his large flower and the little heart hovering over his head, and the sentiment is in a great modern script which goes beautifully. The Misti sounds like great for placing the stamps and being able to achieve a good result every time. The air is blue in my house sometimes when putting the sentiment on last goes wrong and some sort of repair work is necessary to cover it with a new one..lol. x

Sarn said...

Love these little cuties. How annoying about the punch though. Glad you like your new toy xxx

Jane said...

What a great batch of cards Di and what a pain re the punch. I must admit I have pretty well given up on punches.I still use a couple of MS ones but even those can eat your card. The mistie sounds brilliant...I'm still dithering re a stamp positioner......;0) Happy Tuesday,hugs xx

Jane Willis said...

What a shame about the punch, I've got one like that too, I think they must have been early designs and modern ones are more refined. Mine sits in a "too pretty to throw away but not good enough to use" box along with all my dried-out glass paints.

Sharon said...

Shame about the punch, but great designs, as ever! xxx

Kath said...

Great cards and I'm pleased to hear you love your Misti.
Kath x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card
love it
hugs Tamara

Janice said...

Lovely cards Di, and it sounds like The Misti makes thing easy for batch card making!
My card I received with my prize sits on my craft room window sill!
Janice x

Aquarius said...

These look great and sounds like a good gizmo for batch making. Shame about the annoying punch problems.

Barb said...

They're really cute Di. It's nice to see Parsnip taking pride of place.

The Misi sounds a really good idea but having bought the Fiskars stamping thingy a couple of years ago I couldn't justify the investment just yet. It's interesting reading about your corner punch. I have one of those corner punches, from years ago, that has different corner designs on. I only use one corner as the others are unpredictable and I've also spoilt stuff at the last minute. Enjoy your day. Barbxx

Pippa said...

I love your little cards, must start trying to conquer Mr Linky again soon! Maybe after the wedding and house move and all that 'stuff'!

Sandy said...

Cute cards. too bad about the punch, but I can see why you persevere with it. It is a nice little detail.

Cara said...

What cute cards. Shame the punch attacked some of them though, naughty punch! Have a great week, Cara x

scrAPpamondo said...

Very cute cards, your Misti works great! Another must have to me.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Cute little cards. Corner punches are evil because they look so nice but so often refuse to cooperate.

Carol L said...

I even have trouble with the corner rounder on my envelope punch board, so it makes no difference - punches just wear out after use unfortunately. I've thrown away some very pricey punches through the years that just failed time and time again! The cards are really cute and I'm loving those funky fonts too!

Kathleen said...

Super cute cards, great image, punches can be very temperamental, obviously male.

Kath x

Diane said...

Super duper cute and I know first hand how cute and I own one of these sweeties...and I think you are enabling me to get that Misti!! (I can relate to the punch mishap, too..sigh)!!