Friday, February 17, 2017

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Hello everyone.  Kia with you today. It is my turn to share with you my card, done for the February Mirror Image Event.  We have for you collaberations from the Design Teams of My Sweet Petunia, So Suzy Stamps and The Ton
This event runs throughout the month of February, with daily projects to share, and yes there are prizes for those who comment on all of the posts.
You can view the list to all of the posts, updated daily, on the So Suzy Stamps blog
 Shown here is where I stamped my image on the Mirror Image Stamp.  I coloured my stamp with doCraft Markers a few times to ensure I had a lot of ink on the image stamp that would transfer to my paper. 
Remember when doing this, that you will be flipping your paper upside down to get the image transfer, so your image will be on the opposite side of your paper. I wanted to fussy cut my image, so it did not really matter where I stamped, but that is not always the case.

I fussy cut my birdhouse, then arranged my scene in my Misti. I wanted to use the stitched rectangle die, so I set everything up to show inside the cut. I used markers and stamped the birds first, then did the same for the birdhouse. I left the sentiment in place for stamping later.
I die cut my piece with the stitched rectangles and placed it back in my Misti so I could use the magnets and Creative Corners to hold my paper in place while I watercoloured using my Zig Clean Colour brushes.
Once I finished the watercolouring, I inked up my sentiment a few times to get a good impression, and added a couple stamped hearts. I then attached my panel to my card base on foam strips and arranged placement of the right birdhouse, attaching it on foam dots. I added a bit of Wink of Stella along the rooflines and the right side of the left birdhouse.
 
Shown here are the items I used for this card, minus the foam dots and black ink. 

So Susy Stamps will be sharing the posts from the hop on Facebook and Instagram in case you miss a blog post. The prizes that can be had are:
Misti's in your choice of Original or Mini
4 - $25 Gift Certificates to The Ton
4 - $25 Gift Certificates to So Suzy Stamps
1 - Memory MISTI Tote
2 - Regular MISTI Covers
2 - Mini MISTI Covers
2 - Bunkie Bags
All you have to do is comment on every post throughout the month. The winners will be announced on February 28th.
Products: My Sweet Petunia Original Misti,  My Sweet Petunia Creative Corners, So Suzy Stamps Mirror Image Stamp,  Simon Says Stamp Springtime Critters, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Zig Clean Colour Brushes 042 Turquoise Green, 045 Pale Green, 047 May Green, 062 Dark Brown, 065 Mid Brown, 051 Yellow, 070 Orange, 023 Scarlett Red, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Peacock Feathers and Ripe Persimmon, Aqua Brush, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Wink of Stella Brush, Neenah Cardstick, Fabriano 140lb Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Foam Strips, Foam Dots.

77 comments :

Maria Pilar said...

I love that card! The scene is so pretty
Thanks for the tutorial.

Shabby Chic Paper Crafts said...

This is my favorite card yet! I love that you fussy cut the house and popped it up. Nice job!

HolyLise said...

Wow, that's so gorgeous :)

cghundley said...

How sweet this
card is and I
love the mirror
birdhouses!
Carla from Utah

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet card! I love the scene you created with the birdhouses! Pretty coloring and darling birds! Great use of the Mirror Image Stamp!

D Sparks said...

Love this card. This card is a lovely invitation to Spring and I am so ready for it to come.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! Such a stunning card!!! Love so much the mirror image stamping!!! <3

Mary Holshouser said...

Darling card.
Love the birdhouses.
the shading in the background
is so pretty.
thanks for sharing.

Lisa Smith said...

Such an adorable card! You have awesome coloring skills.

Brandi R said...

Oh my! This is DARLING!!! Love those sweet birdies and beautiful birdhouses. Fantastic card ♥

Ericka Strange said...

Such an adorable card. Love the detail of the bird house. Great job!

McStamper said...

Love your birdhouses and sweet birdies. A really pretty and creative card.

StampinLouie said...

Our. Sweet card and the soft colors.

Dee Earnshaw said...

love how you made this card and the perfect way you colored in the bird houses. Thanks for sharing your mirror technique with us:)

NanW said...

I love the way you used the mirror image. I've learned so much from this hop.... thanks for sharing.

Janet Mack said...

Cute card and a great coloring job. I am loving this Mirror Image stamp.

Jane M said...

What sweet bird houses! I love your card and the way you did the mirror image.

Patt H. said...

Such a cute card! I love the birdhouses! This is a great design. I haven't tried the mirror technique yet but your directions make it look easy so will be trying it soon. Thanks!

Marcia said...

Such a beautiful card! You're coloring is outstanding!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so cute! Love the two bird houses!

Heather said...

Oh, my! How adorable!!! This scene is just the cutest!!

cindybearj said...

I love this sweet little card. The birds are adorable and I love the way you mirrored the birdhouses.

Ruth Duke said...

Super card and such a clever use of mirror stamping. tfs

Peggy Bonovа said...

Sweet and cute :) thank you for sharing!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

You are doing so many different techniques with the MISTI, Kia, it never ceases to amaze me. Your mirror image bird houses are adorable and I love the coloring on the card.

Teresa Doyle said...

What an absolutely adorable card! The birdhouse is just sweet. Your tutorial was fantastic and explained your process very well. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Elise Smith said...

What a sweet card! I love the beautiful bird houses. I've been so inspired by this mirror image event.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Cute card. I like how you used the mirror image.

cm said...

A beautiful scene featuring the bird house and its mirrored image! Your colouring skills blow me away! Thank you for the how-to details...I'm intrigued with everything you've used and done!
~carol

Meg Crawford said...

I like how you used your mirrored image to add some dimension to this card. Your coloring of the birdhouses is so very real. Great job!

funkycrafter said...

fun card. gives me hope that Spring is coming.

Lindar C said...

What a sweet card!! My Mirror Image stamp will be here today!

Shirley N said...

Such a tweet card! Thanks for another inspiring method on using the mirror image stamp!

barbara macaskill said...

Chick a Chick a boom boom! This card makes my heart go Zoom Zoom! So cute! i love the little chicks and the birdhouses are sweet! Awesome card! TFS!

Loll said...

Adorable card Kia. Great job with the mirror image. The corners and mirror stamp are now on my wishlist! :) And thanks for sharing again with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Sue LD said...

Very cute card design with these mirrored birdhouses.

byAnnette said...

Neat use of a mirror image!

momyeung said...

Another cute idea for using the mirror stamp!

Bonnie said...

I love these birdhouses, Kia and this is a delightful scene! I'd like to try that mirror stamping. Very interesting! Thanks for sharing the details with us. And thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

Laurie said...

OH I love the bird house! Such a cute card!

Laura Peddicord said...

The bird houses are so cute to be mirrored and yet each bird is doing their own thing. Love it! Thank you for sharing!

nancy littrell said...

TFS your mirror image technique with your new tool. So clever and reminds us Spring will be here soon. So pleased you joined us again at CAS Watercolour. Hugs..

Karen D. said...

super sweet card mf...thanks for sharing you technique to mirror image, mine never seems to come out right!
Thanks so much for joining us at the CAS Watercolour Challenge!
Karen

Marlene said...

Love this card! Great way to push the spring theme!

Carrie R. said...

Your card is adorable. I love your birdhouse scene and your coloring is devine!

Peggy McCullar said...

How tweet is this! I can't get enough!

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

super cute card :) thanks for sharing

Beejay said...

So cute! Love this use of the mirror image.

Helen Gullett said...

This is fabulous card with the mirror technique. I LOVE the scene :)

Marlene said...

This mirror technique I am so obsessed with not love this card!

Chesney McIntosh said...

Very pretty card. I am in love with the look of watercolored pieces done with zig markers.

The Savvy Me said...

Sweet, sweet card! Great composition, coloring and stamps! Thank you for sharing!

marge1949 said...

Love how you did the shading and the design using the birdhouses is perfect.

Rosali said...

Awww, this is such an adorable card! I absolutely love your design with the two birdhouses!!

Ирина Волжина said...

it's incredibly cute!!!

loulou said...

What an adorable scene. Great colouring.

Ellen C said...

Your card is so cute and is detailed nicely.

Debbie Pennock said...

I love the way the birdhouses are offset from each other.

Tammy J said...

I love the birdhouse but not sure I understand how it's reversed. Thanks for sharing.

Ashlyn D'Aoust said...

I love how you coloured the bird houses. Very realistic!

jean said...

your card is sooo beautiful, I love the simplistic idea of the 2 bird houses , I could never think of something so simple and sweet!!! love it ,it came out amazing!!!

Nicole Strobel said...

Love birdstory and love this card.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Beautiful work! Love that stamp and all it can do

Sandy Hentzel said...

I am loving this technique! This is just too pretty. TFS!!!

Mary Kay Werry said...

A very cute card and the birdhouses facing each other is so fun.

Amy said...

Very cute!! Like the stamp set too.

Jeanne said...

Very cute card!

Misty Rector said...

This is a great bird house stamp.

Mary Babet said...

Such a cute card. Love those bird houses.

cma21317 said...

Love the mirror off the edge great idea!!!!

Debbie Reemtsen said...

Love the watercolor technique-great card!

Charlene said...

I like it that you used an object rather than a critter type stamp. Again, learning something new every new post that this event creates. Your coloring is beautiful by the way!

Isabelle said...

Very cute card !

Marcy Sheire said...

This is just so sweet! Adorable. Absolutely adorable.

Jackie said...

Love it! Your colouring is beautiful and such a sweet scene you created!

Judy Marshall said...

Very cute card!

Barbara Baxter said...

Kia, very cheerful card. I love our watercoloring. The best is that you put your mirror image birdhouse outside the frame. Thanks for sharing.

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