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My Favorite Things and MISTI

January 18, 2019

My Favorite Things and MISTI

January 18, 2019
Hello, friends!  My Favorite Things has teamed up with My Sweet Petunia and there are some fun prizes up for grab!  As many of you may already know, My Sweet Petunia is the company behind the MISTI (Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented).  I have created a fun card today, utilizing the MISTI in a couple of different ways.
To be honest, I use the MISTI on almost every card that I make.  It has many purposes, but the one that I use it the most for is repeat stamping.
Unless I am doing no-line coloring, when I stamp my images, I prefer that they have a nice bold black line.  Until I found the MISTI, I could never achieve this with just one single press of a stamping block.  I do still use stamping blocks, but when I am stamping images to color (I used Copics on my images today), I almost always use my MISTI.
 If you look at the images above (from the newly released Rainbows & Unicorns Stamp Set), the top set of pictures shows what my images look like with just one round of stamping with the MISTI.  This is usually how they look when stamping one time with a stamp block.  However, since the MISTI holds your stamps in place, you can repeat your stamping as many times as you like without fear of not stamping exactly where you stamped your image the first time.  The bottom set of images shows what these same images look like when stamped three times.  Another nice feature is that I can stamp multiple images at once (which saves me a lot of time).
Another way that I used the MISTI in my card today was to create a background using the resist embossing technique.  Above, I used the BG Scattered Hearts Background Rubber Cling Stamp and utilized the MISTI to stamp it several times with clear Versamark Embossing Ink.  This allows for good coverage of the ink without missing any areas.
I then covered the stamped hearts with some Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it.  Once it is set with the heat gun, you really can’t see what you’ve done (because the powder is clear) until you apply ink over it.
I love this heart background but I wanted it to be a little more vibrant to go with my scene today.  This is why I did the Resist Embossing Technique.  In order to get my blue sky with white hearts, I then blended some Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Mermaid Lagoon) once the clear embossing powder on the hearts had set.
I also used my MISTI in one other way to create this card.  I had cut out some clouds from White Card Stock using the Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics.  I wanted to stamp my sentiment on one of the cloud strips.  Now, I have to admit, I’m not always the best at stamping my sentiments level with the angles of my card.  Sometimes they’re slightly crooked.  However, after discovering the MISTI Creative Corners, that is no longer the case (thank goodness!).  I used the L-shaped ruler that comes in this set to line up my sentiment on my cloud strip, as shown above.  The bar magnet (as seen) is very strong and holds my diecut in place perfectly.
 As you can see, when using this technique, my sentiment is perfectly level with the cut of the cloud.  It just takes the stress out of trying to line things up and failing to do so.
I love my MISTI and have to agree that the MISTI truly is one of the most incredible stamp tools invented!
Now for the prizes up for grab!  My Favorite Things will be giving away THREE $50 My Sweet Petunia Gift Certificates and My Sweet Petunia will be giving away THREE $50 My Favorite Things Gift Certificates.  Head on over to the MFT Blog for all of the details and to check out what other ways the MFT Design Team has used the MISTI on their projects today!
I hope you enjoyed my card!  I appreciate you stopping by!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don’t forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a lovey day!

♥ Rachel

Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.

Rachel

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