Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thankful For the MISTI


Greetings friends.  Today I am so happy to be a part of the Thankful for the MISTI blog hop!  I love the MISTI and am definitely thankful to have it in my stamping arsenal.  For my card today, I designed it especially to highlight some of my favorite MISTI functions.


Thankful for the MISTI reason 1- Stamping sentiments and built-in grid
How many times have you left a sentiment to stamp on your card as a final step and managed to stamp it crooked or to stamp it with at least one of the letters missing?  I love the MISTI because I can use the grid on the lid or the rulers on the sides to make sure that my image or sentiment is centered and straight.  If it doesn't stamp perfectly the first time, I just reink it and do it again.  Even the thinnest of scripts line up perfectly so that you can't tell the wording had been stamped more than once.

Thankful for the MISTI reason 2- Stamping Backgrounds and Solid Stamps
Originally I was going to use the new Impression Obsession Boxwood background for my card.  I later decided it was a bit too busy to use with my sentiment, so I switched to the Scratched Cover a Card stamp instead.  However, I am including a close up of the Boxwood Cover a Card to illustrate the beautiful backgrounds you can get by combining Impression Obsessions Cover a Card patterns with the MISTI:


Have you ever stamped a background and one part was missing?  The same thing happens when using solid stamps.  For my background, I simply stamped my background a couple of times until I didn't have any splotchy missing pieces.  The even coverage makes it look even more line patterned paper.  FYI, to get the purple "paper," I sponged white cardstock with purple PanPastel, stamped my background on top with Versamark ink and sponged it again with the same purple PanPastel.  Impression Obsession has over 200 Cover a Card backgrounds with just about every pattern you can imagine.  Change your colors to combine with the backgrounds, and you get vastly different results.

Thankful for the MISTI reason 3- Adding extra layers of ink for special effects
In my finished card, I stamped my butterfly (Silhouette 15) in Versamark and embossed it with white powder.  I then put it back in the MISTI and inked it again with Versamark on top of the embossing powder.  Finally, I brushed some Perfect Pearls on top of the Versamark to give it a shimmery lavender color.

The MISTI really can be used for so many purposes, and I have just barely scratched the surface.  I am definitely thankful for what it can do!

Hop and Prizes!!!
Want to win your own MISTI (your choice of original or mini) as well as one for a friend or loved one?  Leave a comment on my blog as well as the other hop participant's blogs anytime through Sunday, November 27th.  I wish you luck!

143 comments:

Late Blooming said...

Well, these backgrounds are great. Thanks for sharing and do have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

Kia said...

This shows perfectly how fabulous the MISTI is ... beautiful Laura.

BJ in So ILL said...

thanks for the MISTI tips!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

I do own a lot of huge background stamps that always miss a spot like you mentioned in your post. What a great invention the MISTI is for so many reasons, but mostly to be able to use the stamps we own so they stamp perfectly. This has changed the stamping world so much. I do not own a MISTI and am grateful for the opportunity to try to win one.

Wilma said...

Stamping backgrounds has always been a problem for me, especially the middle. A MISTI would make a huge difference, I'm sure. Thanks for listing the ways it helps.

shirleydb said...

You reminded me to pull out those old background stamps! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome background and sentiment! YAY for MISTI~

GerriK said...

Great card!! I always have problems lining up sentiments. Great tool for this.

Teresa Doyle said...

Your card is lovely Laura and YES! I have stamped large images only to remove the stamp to realize part of it wasn't there! More than a little frustrating!

DruW said...

Beautiful card! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card and sentiment and I love the purple on purple! Happy Thanksgiving!

Veronica Klatt said...

Nice use of the MISTI - love the quote - really pretty card.

Jean Bullock said...

Love the sentiment you chose. You created a lovely setting for it.

I am thankful for the MISTI because it not only helped me be a better stamper but it enabled my Art class students to stamp their own sentiments for their Mother's Day cards that we make in class. I am hoping to acquire more of them so my students won't have to wait so long in line to use it.

Tona said...

Such a pretty card! I can see how the Misti helped you to achieve such perfection.
I'm thankful for this blog hop full of such talented people.

Hattie Hatcheck said...

I love the blues, I've been using a lot of blue lately. What a beautiful card.

Torrie said...

Such a pretty card and a beautiful quote.Happy Thanksgiving.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Your card is lovely and I really like the sentiment. I'd love to win the misti (been on my wish list for a while now) and it would be fantastic to share with my friend Laura.

Isabel Z said...

Thank you for inspiring me.

sue k said...

Beautiful card, wonderful backgrounds. I am thankful for all of the fabulous people in my life.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

chera said...

Your backgrounds are amazing! Love the tone on tone! Fabulous card!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

just now I was stamping a large sentiment with Versamark ink and it's a little dry, but thanks to the MISTI i could reink three more times and then embossit, after that i inked it again and embossed it some more for a smoother silver look, couldn't do this otherwise, so grateful for my MISTI and I only had it for 3 months lol

Shannan Teubner said...

Gorgeous card!! I need a Misti in my life!!

Carol Ric said...

Beautiful backgrounds. tfs.

Gloria said...

Wonderful card! Great color background for the sentiment.

barbara macaskill said...

I am totally in love with the butterfly card!! Very dramatic and beautiful!! TFS!

Mary said...

Beautiful cards! Happy Thanksgiving!

McStamper said...

Beautiful card.

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing and have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Jerrie said...

OOH, love your card and that sentiment speaks volumes! I agree with you, the background is the base for the whole card and has to be awesome!

KellyRae said...

Your card is beautiful and the alternate background DOES look like patterned paper. It's amazing that the MISTI allows multiple attempts of stamping without the worry of blurred or offset stamping. Thank you for your inspiration. I am thankful paper artists DO share their creativity.

Valerie Breingan said...

Oh my these layers are delish.Love the richness.

Patty Beers said...

I love the background on your card. Very nice.

El Ivens said...

Beautiful card. It is just amazing what you guys come up with using the MISTI hopefully someday I will be able to create with the ease you do.
Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for being a part of this giveaway.

Monika Skinner said...

Beautiful card, love the sentiment! Happy Thanksgiving! 😀

lamepaw said...

Love the color of this card. Stamps with great sayings are some of my favorite. Of course it's always nice to add that saying and may it straight! That's why I love my Misti. I like being straight! LOL!! I have my friend chosen who I would share with should I be chosen for this giveaway. I know she's be thrilled. Let's see this Thanksgiving I am thankful for my family, especially my husband and cat. My stamping friends and all the friends that receive my cards. With out them I wouldn't get to make nearly all the cards I make. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. TFS and thanks for this opportunity.

Linda Ford said...

The misti has made it possible for me to stamp again, as I have Osteoarthritis in both hands. I was lucky enough to do a workshop with Iliana when she came over to the UK. I enjoyed do the backgrounds as well as layering stamps.

Swimmom said...

Very prety!

Leslie Hopwah said...

Love butterflies MISTI allows me to go back and restamp if I miss a spot on a big stamp. Very thankful for that

Karine said...

Love the beautiful background!!

Rishita Thomas said...

Lovely background!
I am thankful to the almighty for all the blessing he has showered on me.
I don't own any stamping tool though I have collected few stamps but getting a stamping tool like MISTI is out of my budget now.. Guess will to wait for a year! I would be grateful to MISTI if I could win it.

keysha said...

Beautiful card! Purple is my favorite! I am thankful for my health and my family.

Judy said...

I love purple! Thanks so much for this beautiful card.

DebbieG said...

I love the background. Beautiful card. I would love to own a MISTI for all my cardmaking. Happy Thanksgiving

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! LOOOOVE the purple! I LOOOVE how you can get the large background stamps fully stamped with the Misti too!!!! It is an INGENIOUS TOOL for stampers!!! ;) I LOOOOVE to see people work with it & give us the full benefits of this SUPER TOOL!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! ;)

Karen said...

Your card is beautiful. It was great to see how you created your card with the Misti. I am thankful for your creativity. I also thank you for your sharring. Each time I see how the Misti is used I learn something new. Thank you.

Angelique Vela said...

Fabulous card! I'm a sucker for purple and that sentiment is beautifully thoughtful.

Jackie S said...

Beautiful sentiment. Love using my mini MISTI. It's made life so much easier

conil said...

Stunning sentiment and so beautifully you've embellished it.

Rachel B. said...

Love your card and the sentiment!

LauraB said...

beautiful sentiment and card. not seen the cover a card stamps before so will have to check them out. Have a great Thanksgiving

Debbie Flattum said...

Beautiful card. I love the butterfly and quote. Thanks for sharing both backgrounds. I can see how the MISTI makes it easy to re-ink images when you don't get full coverage the first time. Thanks for the tips.

Kim said...

Wow! The MISTI makes it look so easy to create your background.

April Rogers said...

I am in love with the MISTI and being new to this idea... I can hardly wait to get one. I have wasted so many cards, from miss stamping... (roll eyes) I am going to be on the look out for a MISTI for myself soon.
You too have a new follower, thank you for sharing.
XO Nana

Nicki Wong said...

I agree, the MISTI is the most remarkable tool for stampers. I love your card and the sentiment touched my heart.

Karenladd said...

I still don't have a Misti, but if it helps me stamp a sentiment in a straight line, I'm in!! Love your beautiful card with the text based design and thank you for all the tips!

Ali Cerra said...

Great job!

Tamra B said...

Love the card!

Lynne said...

A fabulous tool which helped you make a very pretty card.

NanW said...

Beautiful backgrounds.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty projects. I so need a MISTI and would be grateful to win on and share the other with my sister. Thanks for the chance and the tips.

bzyPTmom said...

Gorgeous backgrounds--so perfectly done with the Misti. I'm ever so thankful for my church and family!

Lin said...

So pretty!! Love Maya Angelou!

Koani S said...

Yes agree. MISTI is great for large background stamps. Love it.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card and backgound! Perfect examples of fabulous uses for the MISTI! Getting a sentiment stamped straight and perfectly... yay! And good for those large backgrounds also!

vicenta ghylin said...

Awesome card. Love the background choice. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Hoping to win a fabulous misti forme andmr mom!

Carey said...

Love the color and the message. Beautiful!

Sally Fritz said...

Absolutely love your card! From the saying to the colors and techniques! Oh what a MISTI can do!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Beautiful card! Happy Thanksgiving.

Judy Woodland said...

Your carda are awesome, thanks for the great inspiration!!

Migdalia said...

I love the pretty blue and flowers!! Gorgeous background!Stunning card!
Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family!

Sharon ~ A Piece Of Heart said...

Thanks for sharing such a lovely card! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Robyn said...

lovely card. thanks

Janet Zeppa said...

Thanks for sharing why you love the Misti and your beautiful projects!

Joy Huttenburg said...

I'm a big fan of butterflies and the wonderful sayings that are available. You combined both so well.

Lagene said...

AWESOME Card, Great background! I am thankful for my sweet crafting/water exercise friend Michelle!

Lorraine said...

Love the card. Thanks for sharing your tips and techniques. They are very helpful.

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a pretty card and love the butterfly saying! I'm so thankful for my friends!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Love your card and the color!!! I am so very thankful for my amazing family and my best crafting buddy, Hilary:)

Shari Czerwinski said...

Purple happens to be my favorite color, so I adore this card! Thanks for sharing a few reasons to love a MISTI!

cropmom66 said...

Beautiful card!! Love the colors.

Ericka Strange said...

Fun card. Love the sentiment and the background.

Patt H. said...

I am Thankful for my Misti also as it has helped me a lot already No more wasted paper! Love your card, the background, the colors & the great design!

Gwen said...

Beautiful card! Love your example with the background, too! With the big sentiments that are so popular, the MISTI makes it easy to get a good stamping result every time!

louise carlin said...

Everything about this card spoke to me, the colours the sentiment...an elegant and classy card, thankyou for sharing and touching my heart. Thankful that we enjoy peace, freedom and the food that blesses our table bringing family together. Happy thanksgiving 🌻❤️

Rufus said...

Have to second your thoughts on the Misti. I just got the Mini and love it. Would love to have the bigger original one. No more worrying about sentiments being straight or dark enough. Don't have to be concerned I'll ruin the card I just spent all that time watercoloring. Or stamp the sentiment on another piece of paper, cut it out and glue it to the card, because I'm scared to stamp it! Love the background and the sentiment on your card.
Wishing you and yours a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

Pat Gasko said...

Beautiful. There's no limits when using a MISTI

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful card and an appropriate
sentiment - so true.
I love my Misti - wouldn't take
anything for it. It makes
life so much easier.
thanks for sharing
Happy thanksgiving

Alma Dirpaul said...

I am also one of those rare card makers who does not (yet) own a MISTI. I hope that will change soon. Thank you for the giveaway!

Sukie said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! I love the color combination and that gorgeous sentiment! The background sample is simply magical and perfect. I love all of the reasons for loving your MISTI! The MISTI is definitely at the top of my wish list and I would love to gift one to a crafty sister! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Sharon Mesdag said...

Beautifully inked card, so many layers, courtesy of the
Misti.

cghundley said...

Wonderful stamping
and I love my Mini
MISTI for the same
reasons you used.
It makes it so easy
to get the look you
want. My Mom would
be able to stamp
using a MISTI.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Carla from Utah

Diane Bolton said...

so hard to evenly stamp backgrounds! Thanks for a chance to win a MISTI!

Kristie Woodworth said...

Purple AND butterflies? LOVE IT!

Kristie Maynard said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card and why you are thankful for the MISTI. I am totally in love with mine too.

Gailanne said...

Glad you brought up the idea of using MISTI for backgrounds...I often have trouble getting complete ink coverage on mine. A MISTI would take care of that!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Beautiful card! I love hearing more about the MISTI!
Take Care!
Michele

~amy~ said...

Your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I'm such a fan of quotes/sentiments and this one is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Cherri B said...

Your card is beautiful! And thank you for the awesome tip of stamping over your embossed image with Versamark to add a finishing touch - I've never tried that before. I use my Misti with every card so everything is lined up correctly and to get perfect images every time. I can't imagine stamping without it now!

Hey Jude Cards said...

So beautiful and classy. Love it.

Teri W said...

Love the layered images!

Jessica said...

Great card! Love the many ways you can use the Misti, it's awesome!!

Jeanette Donahoe said...

Laura, I can't believe you've been making cards since the 90s, and your cards are STUNNING! I am very new to card making and am on the "older" side of 60, LOL. I hope I can be as creative as you. I in agreement with you and all the great ways the MIST I has helped, especially in stamping sentiments straight the first time!

Jeanette Donahoe said...

Laura, I can't believe you've been making cards since the 90s, and your cards are STUNNING! I am very new to card making and am on the "older" side of 60, LOL. I hope I can be as creative as you. I in agreement with you and all the great ways the MIST I has helped, especially in stamping sentiments straight the first time!

trishden said...

Beautiful card and fantastic sentiment. Love it! I've come to the conclusion that if one doesn't have a MISTI, one is at a complete disadvantage while cardmaking. I would love one or two! Thanks so much and Happy Thanksgiving!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

A very pretty card. Happy Thanksgiving.

Carol Didier said...

Beautiful card! I love my MISTI so much.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the colors you used on this pretty card. The Misti is my 'Must have' tool. LOL!!!!

Laurie Brown said...

Beautiful background and card!!! Happy Thanksgivin and thanks so much for sharing!!

Lindar C said...

Beautiful!! Love me some purple. I am saving for the Memory MIsti now.

mak44070 said...

Thanks for sharing.

Isabelle said...

I agree totally with you, Misti has changed my "stamping life". I had given up with stamping and then, I discovered the Misti and now, it became my favorite technic to create my cards !
Let's hope I'm the lucky one, a good friend of mine will be delighted to get such a fabulous gift.

D.Ann C said...

What a beautiful monochromatic card!!! That's my #1 reason for loving the MISTI... too often I had to trash cards that needed re-stamping but never lined up. No more! I have another one on my wishlist to help with production of multiple stamp cards. I'm tickled to have the chance to gift a MISTI to my crafting bestie, Mary, who encourages me so much in my crafting endeavors!

Judy Iverson said...

Love your card and the Maya Angelou quote.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Such a pretty card. I love that sentiment! Great reasons for loving the MISTI. :) I love the MISTI. I have a regular size, but often could use the mini. I am so thankful for my mother-in-law. She holds the family together!

Mary Davis said...

For sure I need a misti. I want to do layers! Thanks for sharing

Sue LD said...

Beautiful card using your Misti.

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!!
LOVE both backgrounds and agree with your choice to use with your SWEET sentiment, a DELIGHTFUL design and colour!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION and giving us even more reasons to need a MISTI in every craft room, all over the world!!!
PS - I'm ever-so-thankful for my crafty friend Beryl Somervell. Even though we have never met in person, we have become the very best of friends over the years, enjoying regular "visits" together on Skype. We share our crafty adventures and everything else happening in our lives :)

Patti said...

What a great example of the MISTI attributes! I'm so thankful for crafters who selflessly share their talent and I'm grateful for my new stamping friend Renee who would love a MISTI (almost) as much as me.

Janine Burrows said...

What a great sentiment! Sometimes we forget the metamorphism behind the beauty. I am thankful for the ruler guides on my MISTI.

Jean said...

What a beautiful card!

Cara Malmrose said...

Love that sentiment. The MISTI is great for the larger stamps! I'm grateful for the opportunity to win another one of these awesome tools and one for my niece too!

CraftyPaws said...

Oooh gorgeous backgrounds. TFS all those tips too. So thankful to have found this crafty blogging community that is so generous and shares and inspires! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Big hugs, Kristina

Stampin' Kat said...

Love your card and purple is my Favorite!! Would love to have a Misti to share with my friends!

sharon g said...

Your background looks beautiful. I am thankful for my friend Carole Ebel. She is a stamper, is fun and sweet.

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Such amazing giveaway!!!
Gorgeous card!!!
I haven't a Misti yet but I'm sure the Misty would make everything so much easier! Crossing my fingers!!!
Anyway, I hope you had spent a beautiful Thanksgiving! I'm Italian and we don't celebrate it but I think it's always a good thing stop to give thanks for all we have.

maryc1254 said...

Wow what a great background. I love that there are so many ways to use the MISTI.

Ana Cervantes said...

I love your card purple is my favorite color and you did such a beautiful job with this card

Kimberly Bennett said...

purple is my favorite color! That card is stunning!!!

Ellie Wilkins said...

Great idea, to emboss and restamp over top of the first heat embossed image!! Only with a MISTI!!

Jane M said...

I don't have a MISTI but I am sure it would work great for the large background stamps.

Michelle Jadayel said...

I love how easy backgrounds are to do.

Janet Ireland said...

Love your card! I find background stamps to challenging because it's difficult to get a good impression. The Misti would certainly solve that problem! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Such a beautiful card and quote, it's very inspiring. So are your three reasons for being thankful for the MISTI. Backgrounds and sentiment positioning are two of my problem areas, so it's encouraging to know that the MISTI is so helpful in these areas. Appreciated. Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving and many happy stamping hours.

Alaska .Kris said...

I adore my Impression Obsession background stamps now thanks to my MISTI!

Mary said...

I don't own a MISTI, but with all of the videos, tutorials and comments about how wonderful this tool is, I have it on my Christmas wish list. To the the opportunity to win one for myself and a friend, well, that's simply AWESOME! Thank you for the opportunity.

Ellen C said...

Your card is beautiful and I love the quote.

jandbspiegel said...

I love the Maya Angelou sentiment - how very true. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing.

Karen Hettling said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for your tips also and sharing in the Blog Hop. This has been amazing!

Vivian C. said...

Stunning card! Love the color. I agree that there are many reasons the MISTI is a wonderful tool. I would love to convert my friend, Teri, to a MISTI believer.

SHartl said...

This is such a beautiful card, and thank you for the tips! I've never even tried a Misti, but it sounds like a tool with so many great uses.

Ceal said...

Gorgeous card! Love the color