November 16, 2015

MASS PRODUCTION WITH MISTI

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.










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