MISTI by My Sweet Petunia
Brought to you by My Sweet Petunia
The most incredible stamp tool invented allows for unprecedented crisp, perfectly aligned stamping.
- Stamp positioning tool for perfect stamp alignment.
- Crisp, repeat impressions on smooth and textured surfaces.
- Make quick and perfectly consistent work of mass production projects.
- MISTI is a stamp positioner for precision, productivity and perfection.
Iliana Myska has been paper crafting since 2001. She initially started card-making when she was asked to serve on a women’s ministry. By agreeing to be in charge of the card ministry, Iliana began a new journey. Using her scrapbooking supplies to embellish pre-made card bases, her addiction to crafting grew into stamping.
While making one hundred Christmas cards for her church, Iliana became frustrated with errors and inconsistencies while stamping. After her failed attempt to Washi tape a stamp press to a mouse pad, an idea occurred. Several trips to the hardware store and MISTI™ - most incredible stamp tool invented - was born.
MISTI's simple hinged design provides consistent stamping results for the novice or experienced crafter. This tool accommodates rubber cling mount or clear stamps. A foam mat is included with the MISTI to raise the cardstock when using clear stamps. When you are using thicker, rubber mounted cling with cushion stamps, simply remove the foam pad.
MISTI allows any crafter to create using a variety of stamping techniques that are more complexed and difficult to execute without a stamp position tool. The revolutionary design of the MISTI allows for productive perfection - even when completing mass production projects. Use the included magnets to hold your cardstock in place while stamping and the grid paper for precise stamp alignment. The MISTI is a tool that will save you time and money as you make professional looking cards that reflect your creativity.
You can learn more about using the MISTI in this video:
And a quick tip for using MISTI for easy red rubber cling alignment in this video:
A complete Table of Contents for MISTI video tutorials may be found in here in the My Sweet Petunia forum.
The Great Time and Paper Saver
By Angela Bode
For me, the MISTI lives up to its name: Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented. The MISTI is a fabulous tool for the paper crafter! The MISTI makes it incredibly easy to create multiple cards of the same design. It's fabulous for precise restamping on slightly textured paper and makes stamping with large background stamps a snap. The MISTI isn't a tool I use occasionally, I use it for every stamping project.
The MISTI is a great time and paper saver. Before the MISTI, I tossed lots of paper due to crooked sentiments or partial inkings, but with the ability to precisely position paper and stamps along the grid, I can reink the image and stamp again in the exact spot to achieve a beautifully inked image or sentiment. Another thing I love about the MISTI is that the design of the tool eliminates those pesky ink lines that I would get when my hand slipped while using an acrylic block because the lid never comes in contact with the paper.
I love my MISTI so much that I hope I never have to stamp without it.
Tip: Use just one sheet of grid paper with your MISTI. Added layers will keep the lid from shutting completely which will cause incomplete stamping.
Tip: Remember to remove the foam insert when using foam mount cling stamps so that the lid will close properly when stamping.
By Jen Timko
Like many of you, I tend to be very particular on lining up images and sentiments. I hate to think how many things I have thrown away due to uneven stamping or stamping that was just a little big off. But this is a thing of the past! I know….it almost brings a tear to my eye to consider that I don’t have to sacrifice my time or paper anymore. MISTI…the Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented…lives up to its name. This simple, but brilliant, concept ensures that your images and sentiments have the perfect placement every time. Uneven inking?? No problem. Just re-ink, stamp again and your problem is solved.
The best part about the configuration of this new MISTI that I received is the thought put into the packaging. My Sweet Petunia has made sure that everything you need for success is right in the box. Magnets, foam, grid paper and, of course, the MISTI tool. And the new MISTI has laser-etched grids so there is no risk of it fading with use.
I used my MISTI to create some cards that use masking to start. The exact placement every time means that your masking work goes really fast and can be repeated for multiple cards. Next I played around with generation stamping. I inked my image with a variety of colors, re-stamping each time, to create a beautiful color variation. Because the image lines up perfectly every time, this goes really fast and there is no chance for misalignment. Finally, I gave MISTI the ultimate test. A perfectly symmetrical card. I generally don’t make these because the symmetry is so hard to get and I get way too frustrated before finishing anything. With the MISTI, I leave the stamp in place and slide the paper. The alignment is absolutely spot on! WOW!
Whether new or experienced as a stamper, this stamping tool will help you to get so much more joy out of your creative time!
My Sweet MISTI
By Teresa Kline
"The most incredible stamp tool invented." That is what is quoted on the home page of My Sweet Petunia, and I am here to say I totally agree! The etched MISTI is beyond amazing, it makes stamping so fun! I love to run my hand over the etching - it is gorgeous! I feel like a pro. I can stamp over and over again on the same image and not have offset lines. It is a one and only tool for getting those super dark sentiments or edges on your images.
You can group flowers, scenes, and sentiments and have them turn out perfectly. Because you place the stamp where you want it before you ink it up, there is less margin for error - genius idea! I have found that it is best to stamp on a larger piece of paper and then die cut it after stamping. The magnets are super strong and will break (I know this first hand...lol) so keep them separated from each other.
I find myself using it for most of my stamping needs. I can honestly say the MISTI is "the most incredible stamp tool invented." It makes stamping fun and satisfying.
A Tool for All Techniques
By Robin Clendenning
First things first, I would like to say how the MISTI lives up to its name...totally the best invention for stampers.
I like using the MISTI to be able to make multiple impressions of the same image or sentiment because one impressions is NEVER black enough to look really good, especially on a background done with some technique already... To get good coverage you must stamp more than once and the MISTI makes it possible to do that without over-stamping smudges.
The MISTI helps me find a perfect alignment for sentiments or accent images. I can place my stamp on my project where I want it to be, close the lid of the MISTI, picking up the stamp on the acrylic surface and then because of the gridlines, I can see if it is straight. The gridlines help me make minor adjustments, as necessary.
I have also used the MISTI lately to do multiple colors for a solid stamp. I could do one color at a time and never have to worry about placement.
Another way that I have enjoyed my MISTI lately is to over-stamp an image that has been stamped once and colored. Yes, scary, but it looks fabulous! When I color, I first stamp with Memento black and color with Copic Markers, but Memento black is NOT black enough for my preference. After I color, I put my image cardstock back into the MISTI and use the same stamp inked with Versafine Black and repeat the impression. Wow, what a difference, and now the image looks so sharp and crisp!
Finally, I use the MISTI for exact placement when I do a scene of some kind, like the Fairy Lights card I made on Saturday. I was able to pre-place all of my images on the card front without the burden and time of using a stamp aligner. For example, I was able to place my fairy toe exactly on top of the mushroom with no errors or open spacing.
The MISTI has been helpful to me in many stamping situations. Yes, it's the most important stamp tool invented.
Single Card Maker No More
By Janelle Stollfus
I’m plagued with making one-of-a-kind cards and literally only one. I can prep with the best of them, but come assembly time they will always looks completely different. It’s really a creator's block. So when I saw the MISTI product I was more than intrigued... would it be the same as my other stamp positioning tools?
No, it’s better! When this miracle machine with improved etched grid lines and informative packaging arrived, I did a little cheer for my multiple card making days ahead. This precision stamping tool is ready to use out of the box, no more vinyl protection panel to apply, is well built and possibly more precise with the super magnets that are included.
I tested with cling rubber, cling mount rubber and photopolymer stamps. The latter are pieced together to customize an image that needed aligning edges precisely. I added perfectly aligned sentiments last without fear of messing up the whole project, stamping over an edge in two steps so there is no gap in the image and stamping multiple projects that look exactly the same, almost what you would see on the shelf at a store. The MISTI has changed everything to cherries on top with my stamping frustrations. It is a staple in my stamping process now.
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