So, have you ordered your MISTI yet? If not, you better get in line now! Though not a Stampin' Up! product, it is a tool certainly helpful to stampers of all product line faiths!
MISTI stands for Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented and that is no lie. The tool is wonderful for multi-step stamping, background stamping, stamping the same stamp multiple times in the exact same position, multi card stamping . . . and on and on.
Never before have I been able to re-stamp on a card because the stamp did not stamp well the first time. MISTI allows me to not only re-ink and re-stamp in the same spot, as many times as I want, I can also stamp multiple cards just by changing out the card stock and stamping again!
To find out more about the MISTI, you can view some videos on YouTube or do a search on Pinterest. Iliana, the creator of MISTI, has even set up a Facebook group for the lovers of MISTI.
The very first stamp I tried when I finally received my own MISTI was the beloved Lotus Blossom stamp, FREE with a $60 order during Sale-a-Bration. I was amazed and filled with wonder at its ability to allow me to perfectly line up and stamp this lovely flower.
Tonight, I decided to create a special card using the MISTI, the Lotus Blossom, and the simply gorgeous Sun Rays mask which comes in the Hooray It's Your Day Project Kit from the Occasions 2015 Catalog.
To begin with, I used my MISTI and its four super magnets (MISTI accessories) to hold the Sun Rays mask over a piece of Whisper White card stock. I used a sponge dauber to ink up the rays with first Rose Red and then, after repositioning the mask, Blackberry Bliss.
It was necessary to move the mask out past the edges of the card to be sure that the inked rays reached the edges of the card stock.
After removing the finished piece, I then proceeded to stamp the Lotus Blossom on another piece of Whisper White.
The Lotus Blossom is a three-step stamp. I inked the first detailed stamp with Blackberry Bliss. For the second stamp, I used Rose Red. With third stamp, I first positioned the stamp and secured it to the MISTI's lid.
I inked the stamp with Strawberry Slush and then removed the card stock and replaced it with a piece of scrap paper. I stamped off once on that and then replaced the card stock, being sure to butt the card stock up against the bottom and left side of the MISTI. I then stamped again, without re-inking the stamp.
My lotus flower was complete!
I used one of the framelits from the Circles Collection (fourth from the centre) to cut out the flower. I then used the next size up to cut a circle from Blackberry Bliss.
Using a sponge dauber, I inked the edges of the flower circle with Blackberry Bliss.
The 2" Circle Punch was used to punch a circle from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. I adhered the flower circle using Fuse Fast. I then used Dimensionals to adhere this to the Blackberry Bliss Circle.
I inked the edges of the Sun Rays matte using Blackberry Bliss. Using Versamark, I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner and heat embossed it using Silver Embossing Powder. Dimensionals were used to adhere the matte to the card base.
To echo the glimmer of the circle under the flower, I unravelled some Silver Baker's Twine and clipped some pieces of the silver thread. After determining the exact placement of the flower embellishment, I used some Fuse Fast to secure the threads and then adhered the embellishment with Dimensionals.
To add just a hint more of glimmer, I used my Wink of Stella brush pen to trace over the Strawberry Slush ink on the lotus blossom. (Unfortunately, I couldn't capture a photo of this cool effect so you'll have to take my word for the glimmer!)
I am pleased with how this card turned out and look forward to every opportunity to use my MISTI! When are you going to get yours?