Monday, May 25, 2015

Makeshift Stamp Positioner

There's a fairly new kid on the block when it comes to stamping tools - the MISTI. What I like most about it is its ability to act as a stamp positioner for overstamping and for stamping on already cut out die cuts. It does more than that, but those are the two things I really liked.  I thought to myself, it's just a shallow tray with a lid. Surely I must have something like that at hand!

Voila! A Stampin' Up! cling mount stamp case! It's shallow and clear. So, I tried it and I'm sharing the results with you on my paper crafting video channel. I think Stampin' Up! sells these cases separately too. I'm expecting a catalogue in the mail, so I'll see! Alternatively, I believe they are similar in size to DVD cases.

Mind you, this case is a lot smaller than the MISTI, so your project size is limited. It will hold a 5x7 card though, and that's plenty enough for me.

Here's the card I made with it. I used the stamp case to get the greeting inside the frame.

This gate fold holiday card is destined for a retirement home this holiday season. I used my Copic hand airbrush tool to spatter the sky: light all over and slightly darker near the hills. I had already done this centre piece but it would have been WAY easier to get the trees straight if I had used my new makeshift stamp positioner!

The MISTI doesn't work with wood mounted stamps. If you really want to use it for them, you will have to convert your wood mounted stamps to cling stamps by unmounting them and them putting them on EZ Mount.

Check out how well it worked for me in my Makeshift Stamp Positioner video on my Vimeo channel. (I apologize for the choppy parts of the video. I had to really cut it down to get the file size to fit my upload limit!)

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