November 16, 2015


Hi everyone, it’s Charlotte C visiting again.  I’m so delighted Sheila keeps inviting me back to be with you.  Earlier this year I posted about all the possibilities with the MISTI tool.  And while I’ve used it a zillion times, I wanted to share with you the ease of stamping on die cuts when you need to mass produce images that have two parts, like the ornaments and tops shown here. 

I made a template of each ornament by cutting each of them in a rectangle of card stock.  I placed the card stock in the lower left-hand corner of the MISTI.

Next I inserted the die cut itself like a puzzle piece into the template.  
Then I put my stamp, face down, onto the die cut, picked it up with my MISTI cover.
After I inked and stamped it, I slid the whole thing up to the top left-hand corner to position and stamp the ornament top.  
I didn’t take the stamps off the cover till I was finished with the first ornament, stamping the pink, sliding it up, stamping the silver, and then I did the same procedure for the other two die cut ornaments.

For my first card I stamped the swirly line and greeting on a 4 ½ x 6 ½ panel and ran it through my embossing machine before adhering the die cut ornaments.  Boy, was I happy embossing didn’t mess up the greeting.  The whole panel was then adhered to a 5 x 7 card.  All card stock is white, but doesn't look it for some reason.
I then made one layer cards, again 5 x 7, by positioning the closed card against the bottom left-hand corner and lining up all 3 ornaments on the card to be able to pick them up all at the same time with my MISTI cover.
I used a Sharpie marker on the outside of the cover to mark the position of the two ornaments I wasn’t going to stamp immediately.  My cover has a protective film over the grid lines and the Sharpie came off with some Novus cleaner, or you could use an alcohol wipe. 

After removing the two I wasn’t using right away, I stamped all the pink ornaments, came back, positioned the top and stamped in silver.  I then did the same thing with the other two.
I stamped my greeting, drew some strings and bows with a gold pen, put some Wink of Stella on the ornaments and tops, and I was done.

 Right now I only made a few of each card, particularly for this post, and I’m not sure which one I’ll continue to make.  Of course, the embossed one is prettier, but do I want to make all those little bows? 

Have a blessed Thanksgiving.


Cocoa's Mom said...

So, so pretty, Charlotte and yes, you do want to mass produce the little bows! (boweasy?) I'm always making templates inside the Misti, but am SO happy to learn that you can make a template on the outside using a sharpie. Excellent! TFS : )

Charlotte C said...

Update: Yes, I did make all the bows - all 90 of them for this batch of cards - with my Bow Easy.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.

Boopster said...

Beautiful Cards! I have NO idea what the Misti is or how it works, but it sure did a wonderful job!