Hi! Today I wanted to share a video showing how the MISTI stamping tool is very helpful when mass-producing cards with lots of stamping layers…
So both my mom and mother-in-law have birthdays on Christmas Eve. Every year I try (“try” being the key word) to create sets of notecards for them as gifts. And since I was already making two sets, I decided to make a third for a friend and a few for me. Sixty cards in total! To make things a little more crazy, I had my heart set on using the Altenew Vintage Roses stamp set. This is one of my all-time favorite sets, but it requires several layers of stamping, which is tough with sixty cards. However, with the MISTI stamping tool, I was able to make them all in one day and decided to film the process to share with you.
For the “key” to layering the stamps in the Altenew Vintage Roses stamp set, check out THIS post. It takes out all the guess work! For each rose, I started with the my lightest color and the biggest of the layered images. I then stamped the additional layers on top, using a darker ink each time. I’m just blown away with the realistic look of these roses!
Here are the colors inks I used. If you don’t have a light, medium, and dark ink… no worries! Try double stamping the lightest ink to achieve a darker look… or use a light grey ink for the dark layer. Any ink would work here!
- Pinks: Hero Arts Bubblegum, WPlus9 Sweet Gelato, Hero Arts Raspberry Jam
- Peaches: WPlus9 Sweet Nectar, Simon Says Stamp Coral Reef, Simon Says Stamp Burnt Orange
- Orange: Hero Arts Soft Vanilla (double stamped), Hero Arts Butter Bar, Hero Arts Soft Apricot
- Yellows: Hero Arts Soft Vanilla, Simon Says Stamp Goldenlocks, Simon Says Stamp Sunshine
- Greens: Simon Says Stamp Green Apple, Simon Says Stamp Green Leaf, My Favorite Things Gumdrop Green Hybrid
- Blues: WPlus9 Lake House, Hero Arts Cornflower, Hero Arts Stone Wash
- Purples: Hero Arts Soft Purple, My Favorite Things Grape Jelly Hybrid, Hero Arts Grape Juice
Since I stamped various greetings on each piece that are different sizes, I used Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Rectangles Die and die cut each panel to center the greeting.
I created card bases from Avery Elle’s Silver Fox Cardstock and stamped them with a diagonal striped background stamp using some Fog ink from Simon Says Stamp. (You can remove the foam insert in the MISTI tool and use cling stamps in it as well.) I also stamped a few hearts from the Tons of Hearts Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp and used my Wink of Stella to add some shine. I placed the cards in a clear box with matching envelopes. I think this is a thoughtful gift that is fun to make!
OTHER MISTI VIDEOS
From this video, you can see that the MISTI stamp tool is an awesome one. I really like using it for mass-producing these cards, but you can also fix mistakes easily since it lines up images perfectly. I also have a hard time stamping my sentiments straight and this tool has helped me so much. Here are a few more videos showing the MISTI in action:
NOTE: You can get the MISTI tool from two places – My Sweet Petunia and Simon Says Stamp. My Sweet Petunia is the creator (and kind genius) and sells the tool for $50. Because of the high demand, sometimes there is a wait for shipping. (She is working very hard to get them out… but LOTS of people are wanting to get their hands on one!) Simon Says Stamp sells the MISTI at a higher price since it isn’t available at complete wholesale pricing. However, they have some in stock and you can add it in with other products and get $7.99 off orders of $75 ore more with the code SAVE799. It’s nice to have options! And keep in mind – these tools are my in the USA.
By the way – as always – I wasn’t asked to do this video. I just really love the MISTI tool. In fact, I like it so much that I ordered two more to share with my kiddos and friends. 🙂
Since I love the MISTI tool so much, I decided to order yet another to give to a lucky winner! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 2/19/15 letting me know if you have ever created card sets to give as gifts. Would love to hear any tips you have! (Winners will be posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes.)
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