Saturday, February 11, 2017

February Mirror Image Event


Hi all!  Thanks for stopping by today for my inspiration in the Mirror Image Event with So Suzy Stamps, My Sweet Petunia, and The Ton!  All the details can be found on the So Suzy Stamps blog post.  There are lots of awesome prizes, so be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win!  Winners will be announced February 28th.

Here's what I came up with:



And a closer view of the flower:


A long time ago, there was a technique where you stamped and clear embossed a word background on the back of a piece of vellum, then stamped an open image on the front, and colored it from the back.  The words would show up in the image.  BUT back then, stamp companies actually manufactured those background stamps with the words backwards so that they would show through the vellum the correct way!  But now, with the mirror image stamp, you can get the same effect without having to buy a special stamp just for this technique!

I've included a very sped up video below explaining the process, but here it is in a nutshell:
  1. Ink up background stamp with Versamark ink and stamp onto the mirror image stamp using the MISTI.
  2. Lay piece of vellum over mirror image stamp and carefully brayer over it so that the ink transfers to the vellum.
  3. Cover with clear detail embossing powder and heat until melted.
  4. Stamp large, open image on opposite side of vellum using Versamark ink.  Cover with gold detail embossing powder and heat until melted.
  5. Turn vellum over so clear embossed words are up and color image using medium of choice.  I used watercolor markers.
And that's it!  To finish the card, I trimmed the image out with scissors, mounted on a card base, and stamped and embossed the rest of the sentiment in gold.  Here's the video:



There you go!  I hope you like this technique and will give it a try!  TFL!  ~Maureen

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thankful for the MISTI Blog Hop


Hi all!  Welcome to my stop on the Thankful for the MISTI Blog Hop!  Today I've got a project with only a little stamping on it, but that stamping is perfect, thanks to the MISTI!


I used a cutting file from Lori Whitlock called Flexi Card Turkey, some patterned papers from Doodlebug, and a sentiment from Neat & Tangled.  I had assembled most of the card before I decided where to put the sentiment, so I used my Mini MISTI to help stamp the sentiment on the layered card.  It didn't come out perfectly on the first try, so I just inked up the stamp again and re-stamped it for the perfect saying on my Thanksgiving card.

I'm so thankful for the MISTI for several reasons - I never have to worry about poorly stamped images because I can always re-stamp and make them perfect, I waste so much less supplies because I can make everything exactly how I want it the first time, and most of all, I'm grateful to have met Iliana because of my love of the MISTI!  She's such a super wonderful person and I'm so glad to know her and call her my friend!

Of course there's an awesome giveaway: Not 1, but 2 MISTIs (choice of original or mini) will be given away - 1 to the winner and 1 to a friend or relative they are thankful for!!  How great is that?!  You can leave comments on all the blogs in the hop until Sunday, November 27, and a winner will be drawn on Monday.

And here's the hop lineup in case you missed it:

Maureen Wong **You are here**

I hope you liked my project and that you'll visit all the blogs on our hop!  Don't forget to leave a comment before you go and happy hopping!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Impression Obsession and MISTI Blog Hop



Hi everybody!  Welcome to my stop on the hop!  I'm going to admit something here - I ran out of time and so I'm doing a super fast blog post!

Here's what I came up with using the awesome Tea Bag Cube 12:



I die cut 8 butterflies and then used one of the negative pieces to line up my stamp to cover the die cut exactly how I wanted.  Then I taped the negative piece down in my Mini MISTI and stamped them half in green ink and half in purple ink.

Next I arranged all the die cuts into a circle and adhered them together.  Finally I added a small sentiment in the center using both inks (done with the Mini MISTI) to get a perfect match!

ETA: I think people were a little confused how I did the card, so here's a quick video I put together:


You'll want to leave comments on every stop on the hop because on Wednesday, October 12th we will draw from everyone who leaves a comment on ALL the blogs in the hop to give away a mini MISTI and a $25 IO gift certificate. Winners will be posted on the IO & MSP blogs and FB pages.

Here's a list of all the stops:

  Maureen Wong  (you're here)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment!


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Perfectly Posh!

Hi all!  I have a non-stamping post today because I wanted to share that I signed up to be a Perfectly Posh consultant!  Yay! If you want to check out the pampering products that we sell, here's my referral link.

I did an unboxing video (in case you're into those) and here it is:


If you're interested in samples and secret specials and info, please join my VIP page for my Posh customers.

And in case you'd like to know how I make my samples, here's my first sample making video:


Thanks so much for looking!  Have a Posh day! :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Altenew and MISTI Blog Hop!





Hi all!  Welcome to my stop on the Hop!  If you've been following the links, then you've arrived here from Yoonsun Hur's blog.  If you just happened upon my blog, you'll want to start at the Altenew blog because there is much to see and stuff to win!

There are TWO mini MISTIs from My Sweet Petunia and THREE $30 gift certificates from Altenew up for grabs. Winners will be picked randomly from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Winners will be announced on the My Sweet Petunia and Altenew blogs on July 3, 2016.

Here's what I came up with:



And here's a video about how I made it:



And I want to mention an exclusive offer for My Sweet Petunia fans/followers/readers to celebrate our collaboration: Get 10 % off your entire order at www.altenew.com with code ALTENEWLOVESMISTI at check out. Offer ends on July 01 at midnight EST.




I don't want to take up any more of your precious time, so please leave me a comment and hop along to Lydia Evans' blog!  Enjoy!

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Chameleon Pens and the Mini MISTI

Hi all!  Welcome to my post for the Chameleon Pens and MISTI hop!  Today I have a relatively Clean & Simple card, but I think it looks really complicated because of the magic of the Chameleon Pens!


Here's how I did it: Using my Mini MISTI, I stamped the heart from Heart of Gold in Memento Black ink.  I left the stamp in place and removed my stamped image.  Then I used the Cool Tones set to color in all the little triangles in the image.  Finally, I put the panel back in my Mini MISTI. Before overstamping, I added the sentiment above the image then inked both up with Versamark ink.  I embossed with detail gold embossing powder.

You can win a MISTI of your very own (your choice of Mini or Original size) just by commenting on all the blogs each Friday for 3 weeks!  Or you can win a 5 pack pen set of your choice by leaving a comment on the Chameleon Blog and signing up for their newsletter!

Maureen (you're here)
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mini MISTI Winner and Jam-Stamperrama

Hi all!  I used Random.Org to pick my Mini MISTI winner comment #:

And then loaded all the comments into a spreadsheet which I then painstakingly hand-numbered for true accuracy:



And then matched the comment in the spreadsheet to the actual comment on my blog:


Congratulations Karen D.!!!  I've sent an email so you should be playing with your new Mini MISTI in just a short while!  Enjoy!


On a somewhat related note, I'm having my Jam-Stamperrama event over on Facebook and there's a chance to win either Jamberry hostess rewards or a stamping prize package!!  If you're interested in an invite, please email me (link in sidebar).  We're a few days in to the party, but there's still plenty of time to earn raffle entries!!  Won't you join us?