Visible Image and My Sweet Petunia blog hop


Hi there and welcome to the very exciting Visible Image and My Sweet Petunia blog hop!

We will choose two lucky people from the hop who leave comments. They will win one of two prizes: a $50 shopping spree at http://www.mysweetpetunia.com and a $50 shopping spree at visibleimage.co.uk –  leave your comments no later than Monday, April 30th, at 11:59 PM Central time and winners will be announced on Tuesday May 1st, on the Visible Image and My Sweet Petunia blogs.


Today I’ve made a card using three stamp sets from Visible Image and the very cute and surprisingly versatile Mini MISTI from My Sweet Petunia.

Here’s the project.









Step by Steps:

To prepare the background I decided to print some sunset like colour using my 3×5 Gel press, Spectrum Noir sparkle pens and the Mini MISTI.

I cut a piece of Sheena stamping card to size and lightly prayed it with Ranger distress resist spray to create some texture.


I lined up the Gel press in the centre of the card in the MISTI. Once attached to the lid I added the colour from the pens and spritzed with a little water. Using the lid I printed the colour to the centre of the page.



I dried the card and placed it back in the MISTI. Using the background swirl stamp and versa mark ink I stamped and heat embossed using gold sparkle embossing powder.


Because the resist spray had added texture I was able to highlight this using wax pastel to lighten up some areas.


Next I lightly sprayed the background with fixative as it was water based ink. I then stamped the main image on to rice paper in black and heat embossed using clear detail powder. I cut the image out and adhered to the background using Matt gel medium.


I trimmed the card and neatened the border using white paint, red pastel and black fine liner. I also later added blue dots using a blue acrylic ink marker.


Next I cut black card to the size of the MISTI plate. I centred the artwork and extended the swirls on to the black card. This was also heat embossed using gold glitter powder.


I also used the MISTI to line up the sentiments. I was able to select one word from a multi word stamp and stamp it several times to get the depth of colour that I wanted.


Having prepared my first two layers I decided to mount these on to a larger card. To bring it all together I stamped ink blots in black, added gold and white splats using acrylic ink and finally extended a couple of gold glitter swirls onto the main card to add balance. The centre piece was mounted on to blue card and raised up using foam pads.




I hope you like it! Sunglasses optional!!

Enjoy the other projects!

Here’s the next hop’

Jeanne Streiff


Lisa x


Veerle Moreels
Ilina Crouse
Lisa Taggart
Jeanne Streiff
Sharon Traynor
Kia Gibson-Clapper
Becca Cruger
Ceal Pritchett
Pauline Butcher
Giovana Smith
Josefine Fouarge
Chris Dayton
Jane Tyrrell
Stephanie Severin
Tenia Nelson
Janine Tinklenberg
Elisa Ablett
Dina Kowal
Heather Mitchell
Kyra Sanders
Lynn Good
Susan Wymer
Lanette Erickson
Joan Bardee
Aga Baraniak
Judy Rozema
Eileen Godwin
My Sweet Petunia


72 thoughts on “Visible Image and My Sweet Petunia blog hop

  1. Wonderful! Great tutorial – thank you! I wonder- is there a fixative you recommend as I really need to add one to my stash!

  2. Oooo I never thought to try my sparkle pens on my gelli plate!!! Can’t wait to try this out!

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

  3. Totally awesome project! Love the wild colors & that truly cool image. Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. WOW!!! I am having to take notes as I hop through! LOL There is a 3 x 5 gel plate that you can put in your Misti???? LOVE IT! AND I haven’t heard anyone talk about Rice Paper in AGES! I LOOOOVE what you’ve done! THANK YOU for the walk-through! SUPER CARD & SUPER IDEAS!!! 😉

  5. I so love your work Lisa, and this project is fantastic, the step by step, showing how you’ve created your magic, brings everything to life and your eye for colour is superb, hugs P xxxxxx

  6. Love those vibrant colors and card. You really captured energy and the sense of freedom in this card!

  7. Wow! What an amazing card, love all the texture and those vibrant colours. TFS your process, didn’t realize you coluls attach the gel plate to the misti! Cathy x

  8. FANTASTIC card! I love everything about this card! Your color choices! the sentiment which I myself really need to live by! the whimsical style to the card is Beautiful! And your tutorial was very easy to follow too! Thank you for inspiring me!

  9. I like bright, colorful cards and can’t wait to try your tutorial. Amazingly, I already have everything needed! Plus I haven’t used the Spectrum Noir sparkle pens much so this will help with a bit of buyer’s guilt. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Lisa, your card is amazing! Loving the background you made and I would never have thought to use my gel press with the MISTI. Feeling inspired. Thank you.

  11. That is a fabulous piece of art work – and something else to use with the gelli plate too. Inspirational!
    Best wishes

  12. Your card is stunning ! I love the message and the bright colors are a perfect match. It’s really a great creation ! Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  13. I just love this project!!! The stamp image looks like it would be from Peter Pan are something like that!!! Beautiful

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