yamstamps clean and simple floral card

I love clean and simple cards, even though their “WOW” factor is sometimes more subtle than over the top cards. The only thing is – there’s nowhere to hide…LOL so if you mess up somewhere along the way, it can be hard to work with it! Thankfully this card is made easier by a bunch of factors. The first – the stamp set, Stampin’ Up!’s Penned and Painted – can be a bit forgiving, because it’s “artistic”, so if the lines aren’t perfectly lined up, you can get away with it. There’s actually 8 different stamps used to produce this multilayer, multicolour image. The second – the MISTI. You may have heard of this tool. It’s not sold by Stampin’ Up!, but it’s a handy tool for stamping with clear mount or photopolymer stamps, especially if you’re mass producing. You can see the introductory video here. I got to meet Iliana, the creator of the MISTI, while I was at my friend Lydia’s retreat in Texas last month. At the end of the retreat, I won a MISTI to “Pay Forward”. SO – I have a MISTI, signed by Iliana, to share with some lucky person!! 


  1. Be located in Canada. I know that up until recently, the MISTI wasn’t available from Canadian vendors (it is now), so I would like to help spread the MISTI love here in the north. Plus I can’t bear the thought of shipping outside Canada….
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I will randomly draw one name on Monday, September 5th (Labour Day) and the winner will be notified/identified in the YamStamps Email Newsletter that comes out on Tuesday, September 6th at 1pm Eastern.


This is Jaydyn (aka My Sweet Petunia!) and Iliana while we were in Texas. Jaydyn was my good luck charm 😉 I think – she helped draw names for the prizes and I won a couple!! (good thing she’s not drawing the names in this contest?! LOL).

Oh, and if you’re wondering, the card above is one of my “thank you” cards that I’m in the midst of catching up on!!! I let the threatened postal action affect my production….so now I’m behind, and I’m also realizing that even if there is job action, it apparently won’t be a full on strike, but a slow down, so I’m going full speed ahead to get them out!

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