I'm sure by now you have heard about this amazing crafty "can't live without" tool but if not, here's a little about it:
Misti--Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
MISTI's simple hinge design provides consistent stamping for the novice or experienced crafter. This tool will accommodate both the red rubber cling mount stamps or clear stamp. A foam pad is included with your MISTI to raise the cardstock when stamping with clear stamps. Your MISTI will provide a platform for multiple stamp techniques that are impossible with traditional stamp mounts. Use the two included magnets to quickly and easily position your cardstock, and the included grid paper makes it easy for you to layout and align your card's design.. Your MISTI is an investment you will treasure and enjoy, while saving you time and money while you make professional looking cards that reflect your creativity.
Here's my Misit (mini).
I have a larger magnet and I have laminated my grid paper so that when I stamp off the edge, I can just wipe off the ink and not use so many grid papers!
I can't create a card anymore without my Mini Misti, whether I use it to perfectly align my sentiment before stamping (alas less waste because I only have to stamp it once or twice for a darker look) or to stamp multi-step stamp sets. Right at Home just released a new set called Anemones and its a great stamp set but using a Misti tool makes stamping these florals so simple!
I used some of my favorite inks to color my Anemones using my Misti. All the flowers and greenery were trimmed by hand (there are dies available). For my layout, I actually CASE'd fellow DT member Laurie Schmidlin with one of her cards. I just loved the pink ombre background! I used I blended Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Inks and splattered with water. I arranged my flower layout and then stamped my sentiment placing it exactly right using my Misti. If you don't get a good impression, stamp again! One of the best things about the Misti!
Two winners will be drawn from all the comments on the hop, so please leave a comment on every blog to be eligible to win one of two prizes: Winner's choice of an original or mini MISTI, and a prize package from Right at Home (Sunflower stamp set, Harvest Blessings stamp set (new release) and two Distress Oxide Inks - in Cracked Pistachio and Peeled Paint). Deadline for comments is September 8th at noon Central, and winners will be posted on the My Sweet Petunia and Right at Home blogs on Tuesday September 12th.
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