Hello everyone! Today is the very first post of 2016 over at The Sisterhood of Crafters. I am honored to be hosting this challenge. To go with the whole New Years theme I decided to do a challenge based around "Something Old, Something New". We are asking you to created a project using something Old and Something New as well as posting which items are which in your post.
Over the past month I have been really trying to organize my craft room in hopes of being able to be more productive. So this challenge was right up my alley! Recently I got the Misti crafting tool and couldn't wait to try it out. I used it for both projects.
For my first project I used the Misti to stamp a PKS background stamp called Grandma's Floor. I have had this stamp for years. I never got a good stamp with the background stamps so I kinda put them aside. Now with the Misti I can do that with ease!
First I embossed the background with some White embossing powder I have had for at least 8 or 9 years on some Straton watercolor paper I just bought. I inked it in several places with a new set of mini distress inks from Tim Holtz. After I was done inking I sprayed it with water using my new TH distress sprayer. To be honest when I got the sprayer I had buyer's remorse thinking it was a waste of money. NOPE! Not at all...I love that thing. You get several different sprays, droplets etc all from the same sprayer. I then added some Glossy Accents to the center parts of the designs. I tried to get a good pic of how it is raised but it was hard.
I broke out my new border dies from Craftin' Desert Divas called Mix It Up Dies as well as my brand spankin new SIZZIX BIG SHOT for it's maiden voyage. Man I love that thing!! So much better to use than the Cuttlebug. For the sentiment I used a old stamp set from PaperTrey Ink that I have probably had for about 7 or 8 years and embossed it in white on my die cut.
For my next project I created a star pattern with my new stamp set from Craftin' Desert Divas called ACROSS THE BORDERS. Using the MISTI tool really made it easy to stamp repetitive columns of the same stamp in different colors. The inks I used I just got from Hero Arts Kelly Purkey's Urban mini ink set. I just loved the color combo and based the card around them. The sentiments came from one of my first CDD stamp sets called BRING ON THE CAKE which I embossed with some silver embossing powder that I have had forever. Last but not least I completed the card with some balloon dies from my CDD Party Dies. This was my attempt at a masculine card.
I hope you come on by and play along with us over at The Sisterhood of Crafters.
Have a great day & Happy Crafting!