Hey, stampers! In today’s video I am introducing the MISTI stamping tool and I’m also showing you how to create four quick and easy Easter cards. You probably heard a lot about this tool already, but I decided to record a video sharing my thoughts and tips on how to “set up” this tool.
Thanks to the MISTI stamping tool, these four Easter cards came together in only half an hour. First, I used the bunny stamp from the Easter Gift Tag stamp from Studio Calico. I have had some trouble with this stamp set, to be honest. When I first used this set, the stamps wouldn’t stamp as crisp and even as other clear stamps. After cleaning it excessively with baby wipes I was able to use it without any problems. Phew! 😉
I stamped a wreath using different stamps from different sets. In total, I used four stamp sets to create the wreath. You could also use other tiny stamps to create a heart wreath, a star wreath, etc. The possibilities are endless! Lots of people are a bit scared to cut their clear stamps apart. There’s no need to be scared because you can easily mount the stamp back together. I cut the greeting stamp from the Easter set I used apart this time because I didn’t like the lines.
Julie Ebersole is a card making royalty. I watched a video from her today and she created a dotted background using a stencil and a black pen. I thought: “Hey, I have a stencil I could use!” so here I am. I used the Medium Dots stencil from Simon Says Stamp along with a black pen. Finally, I adhered 6MM Silly Eyes from Pretty Pink Posh on these bunnies. I think it is the perfect finishing touch to these cards. 🙂
When you order the MISTI tool, it will come with the black foam insert. You will have to purchase the grid paper and super magnets separately. You might think you don’t need those two extras, but I highly recommend getting those anyway. It will make the stamping even more easier! The trickiest part of “setting up” your MISTI is applying the vinyl to protect those grid lines. However, I found an easy way to apply it without any bubbles. It’s a bit hard to explain it in words, but be sure to watch my video to check out my technique.
So, my final thought about the MISTI stamping tool? It is definitely a must-have tool for stampers who like to mass-produce cards since your stamp will be mounted on the exact same spot for the whole time. I am a huge fan of the tool and I absolutely love it.
That’s it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂
(Multiple shops are linked. Click MSP for My Sweet Petunia, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, PPP for Pretty Pink Posh, W&W for Winnie & Walter.)