Thursday, May 30, 2019

Stamping Friends Trifecta Blog Hop


Happy Thursday!

And when I say happy Thursday, I mean times 3!! Yes, it's a Trifecta Blog Hop starring Gina K. Designs, My Sweet Petunia and Picket Fence Studios! You probably arrived here from Donna Idlet's beautiful blog. And toward the end I will direct you to your next stop.

I am so honored to stand among these very talented and beautiful designers today. We will be showing you the magic of the Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes, the beauty of Gina K. Designs stamps and dies as well as the pure genius of the MISTI and the Cut-Align from My Sweet Petunia.

Each of my cards feature products from all three companies. Here is my first card:


First let me say that without the MISTI I don't even know if I would still be stamping.  My Sweet Petunia knocked it out of the park with this tool.

I was able to lightly stamp my butterfly and then color it.  And because I left my stamp in the MISTI, I could place my paper right back in and stamp it again with pigment ink and then heat emboss it. I couldn't do that with a stamp block!!  And speaking of the butterfly, she is from the newest Gina K. Designs kit, Elegant Asters.  It is a beautiful kit with gorgeous images and large sentiments.  The background?  I used the Picket Fence Studios Fish Scales stencil with Gina K. Designs inks. I think the magic of the Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Brushes is apparent on this card. The blending (and the clean up!) is just plain amazing.  I want to blend everything now that I have these brushes! I didn't know I needed them and now I don't want to be without them!


My next card is a fun take on a "from all of us" type card:


Once again I used the Life Changing Brushes with Gina K. Designs inks. The blending was so easy!  I used the Picket Fence Studios Ocean of Fish and the Waffle Squares stencils for this three layer card. Of course I used my MISTI for the sentiment but I also used the new My Sweet Petunia Cut-Align to make sure it was cut evenly. This is another must-have tool. It is a game changer!


My next two cards were done using a technique I am currently loving:


Using my MISTI, I stamped all of the images and then heat embossed them. Next I cut masks using the dies for each of the images which are all from the Gina K. Designs Elegant Asters kit. Once everything was masked, I used the Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Brushes with Gina K. Designs inks and blended away. I just love how the inks blend with both light and dark color palettes. The best part is removing the masks to reveal a gorgeous one layered card that looks like more.

Your next stop on the hop is Ceal Pritchett. I can hardly wait for you to click over to see her amazing art. If you get lost along the way, you can always find the entire blog hop list at Gina K. Designs, My Sweet Petunia or Picket Fence Studios.

Be sure to leave comments along the way as each of the three companies will be giving away a $50 gift card to their online stores. The winners will be randomly chosen from all of the comments. Be sure to leave as many as you can to enhance your chance of winning!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I am thankful that you chose to spend a bit of time with me today. I post a new project every single day, so come back any time for a visit.

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

111 comments:

  1. Love the masking with the stencils!

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  2. Fabulous cards, Susie! Love them all but your butterfly card is so pretty!

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  3. These are all fantastic! Your colorful fish definitely brought a smile to my face.

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  4. Loving the soften of the pastel colors. Lovely cards.

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  5. Susie I just love all your cards! So colorful!

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  6. So lovely. I always enjoy your blog posts, even if I do not leave a comment. These are colorful and beautiful! Thanks for bring a smile to my face today.

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  7. Wow, what a beautiful set of cards you crafted! I think that is a good technique you are using too! Makes for beautiful cards indeed!

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  8. There is something about stamping with black. Beautiful!!!

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  9. The fish card...adorable! Beautiful works!

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  10. Oh Susie!! That fish card is AMAZING!!! Such a clever way to use the stencil. All three companies have certainly made this hobby I love so much better!!!

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  11. Love the simplicity of these cards.

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  12. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Oh, wow! I love these cards. And, I now want more and more of those stencils from Picket Fence Studios. You have inspired me.

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  14. All of your cards turned out great!!! I am so loving the backgrounds that everyone is doing....But, darn it....I do not have those splendid blending brushes....I still have them on top of my wish list though....Someday.
    Anyway.....love all of the products that you used...I love my Gina K Designs kits that I own...and I love my Misti....wouldn’t know how to do what I am able to do without that wonderful tool...and Picket Fence Studio...I really, really want those blending brushes....and I will hope to own them one day. Thank you so much to everyone participating in this fun Trifecta!!!

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  15. Your butterfly card is absolutely gorgeous!

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  16. Oh, my goodness, I love the way you used the PFS stencils!! Such great cards! So beautiful!

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  17. Your cards are so pretty. love the butterflies.

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  18. I like anything about the sea/beach - so the fish card is ME. And I love the way you used the color rainbow with the butterfly! Beautiful and whimsical at the same time.

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  19. Your cards are always so pretty! Love this blog hop collaboration!

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  20. Your layouts are AMAZING! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  21. Such lovely cards ! All three companies have such awesome products. Thank you for sharing!!

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  22. Thank you for the lovely inspiration! I love all 3 of these companies!

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  23. Beautiful cards. Love them.

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  24. Aww.. all your cards looks beautiful.. love the way you used the colors ..

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  25. Totally in love with Elegant Asters and IRS versatility. Your creations are superb!

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  26. Beautiful blending - the fish card is my favorite

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  27. I really love the Dream big card, and the fish one is so so cute!

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  28. I'm in awe of all the gorgeous creations that I am seeing...holy moly!! Love, Love, Love

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  29. What a great assortment of cards. My favorites are the butterfly and the fishies. So cute. The last two cards look to be fairly easy to duplicate when you need more than one card.

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  30. OOOOO the fish is soooo awesome! I love the colors! Great job!

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  31. Such amazing work. I love your cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Absolutely love your backgrounds!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Beautiful cards!

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  33. Beautiful cards, love the way you masked the stencils. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  34. Your cards are great! Love the butterfly!

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  35. Fabulous cards. I love how you've created the background on the last two.

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  36. Creative butterfly card, so pretty!

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  37. I'm getting mind-boggled with all of the gorgeous cards on this hop! I'm also definitely putting more stencils on my 'must have' list, too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

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  38. Such beautiful cards! Love them all!

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  39. These cards are absolutely amazing!! I too am loving that look of the masking technique, I will have to try that!

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  40. Fabulous inky card designs! Love the way you used the stencil on the butterfly card!

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  41. beeautiful cards and quite a variety. Love the fish from all of us. That was cute.

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  42. I immediately loved the butterfly card and thought it would be my favorite. But then I saw the adorable fish card! I've got to try that one. Your designs are soooo inspirational. TFS.

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  43. Your cards are all lovely, but the butterfly card is just stunning. Loving that stencil.

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  44. wonderful cards, Susie - the fish card is adorable and the blending with the masking on your last card so pretty!

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  45. The fish card is so creative. I love the way you write.

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  46. You got me with the first card! Pretty!

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  47. The color combo is so beautiful!! Your butterfly is stunning.

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  48. The fish card is adorable - I love it

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  49. Lovely rainbow colors! My favorite is the tiny fish card. Very cool!

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  50. Your pastel backgrounds are so soft and yummy! Pretty cards

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  51. Wonderful Cards! Love them all.

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  52. Beautiful cards. From all of us and the school of fish - so much fun. Love the waffle stencil too.

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  53. I like the butterfly and background

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  54. Fantastic cards Susie. You are right about the MISTI. There are so many morethings we can do with it that we could never do successfully before! A must have tool IMHO!

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  55. Beautiful cards! The butterfly is gorgeous!

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  56. What pretty cards you created! Love all those little fishes! And your butterfly, wow!

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  57. Your cards are just gorgeous and the colors so soft which I really like.
    Yes the Misti!! You really can’t stamp without it - I use mine every day!

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  58. Fantastic cards! Such wonderful colors. I’m going to try the masking technique....
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  59. Your cards are all gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing on this wonderful blog hop.

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  60. The fish are fun - love the
    variation of colors. The
    first card is fantastic -
    The triangle of color that
    pick up the colors in the
    butterfly. Great cards.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. All of your cards are absolutely beautiful! Your ink blending is incredible!

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  62. I love your cards, the fish are so fun I may have to get that stencil!

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  63. Great cards! Always love the butterfly ones. Fish one is so cute!

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  64. Sweet cards. Loved the backgrounds. Thanks for sharing them. Brenda West

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  65. Beautiful stenciling, such lovely colors! That first stencil looks FAB and I really adore those fish!

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  66. really great cards. Thanks for sharing you talents with all of us!

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  67. These are beautiful! The blending is so smooth and the colors are so pretty.

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  68. Loving the stencil work! Nautical themed is one of my favorites!

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  69. I love the colors but the black and white images incorporated into the cards are really catching my eye!

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  70. Pretty cards-the fish scale background stencil is versatile, and I really liked the masked flowers with the pastel background.

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  71. Wonderful cards. The coloring is so pretty and the fish card made me smile. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. Nice cards. Love the fish stencil!

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  73. I'm in love with the stenciled backgrounds.

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  74. Well done! Love all of your cards, Susie! Great creative designs Anand wonderful use of stencils!

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  75. I like the last one with the open space in the middle with the sentiment. Always been a fav with me.
    I hope I get one-I think I might be the last person in the world that does not have the life changing brushes.
    Margot

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  76. Love your cards. I can see that I am going to have to purchase more stencils.

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  77. Beautiful, colorful cards. I particularly love the first one -- so unique and that butterfly from the Elegant Asters set is gorgeous.

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  78. Such lovely cards! I love the beautiful butterfly. That card is SO clean and crisp. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. Pretty cards! :) Love how you colored the butterfly.

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  80. Marisela Delgado said: Great card. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  81. Beautiful creation! I especially love your butterfly card!

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  82. Your blended backgrounds are awesome! I love your design style.

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  83. Your blended backgrounds are awesome! I love your design style.

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  84. The blending and hombre background is just beautiful!

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  85. Beautiful cards! Such lovely blending and wonderfully creative designs.

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  86. Pretty cards! Love the stencils you used and the blended colors!

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  87. I love your soft colors and I adore that fish card. It’s so clever and sweet.

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  88. I just got my blending brushes yesterday afternoon and can't wait to try them out. I hope they will make me a master at blending. Your card are so fun and the from all of us made me laugh.

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  89. Love them all and especially the school of fish which are so cute.

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  90. Great cards.The first one is very pretty and the fish card is super cute.

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  91. Love the "net" with the colorful fishies.

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  92. Love all of the cards and techniques

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  93. Hi Suzie :) Great cards!!! Nice showcasing of products too! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  94. Gorgeous cards! So much inspiration on this hop!

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  95. Wow--love what you created!

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  96. I agree, the best part is when we remove the masking.
    Beautiful cards!
    Thanks for this opportunity.

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  97. Love, love, love the last 2 cards! I'm going to need to try that technique. What masking paper do you use?

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