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Monday, 9 May 2016

Mini MISTI Review and a Caped Cutie - with Clearly Besotted stamps

Hi Everyone, How was your weekend? Glorious weather here, if anything maybe a little too hot for this time of year for me, but I shouldn't be ungracious because sunshine always makes me feel nice and cheery!

So as you saw in my last post, I bought myself a mini MISTI and a few of you over on Instagram asked me what I thought, so I'm sharing a video showing my very first use of it along with a card made with one of the panels. You get to see a bit more of me than I had anticipated as the angle of the camera wasn't quite right. It's also longer than usual because I've kept it mostly in real time.

 
To sum up, I do think it's a worthwhile buy, even if I find the price a little on the rich side. If you can wait and get it using a voucher or in a sale it may be easier to swallow the cost - mine was 20% off, but even 10% makes a difference.

It's definitely great for layering stamps and making sure you get a crisp image, and great for larger stamps. I didn't use my mucky inks, my Ranger Dyes, with it as I'm thinking I'll have to take the stamp off and use with an acrylic block on my stamp scrubber. 

I don't think it will completely replace my acrylic blocks, but all in all I think it's a good purchase and a worthwhile tool.

I said in the video I'd post a link to a blogging friend who made her own stamping tool - Simply By Pink Home Made Stamping Tool.


To finish up, here's the card I made from one of the scenes I created with the MISTI. I did some masking of the moon and super bunny and blended distress inks over them both, before colouring the moon and its halo in with my new moonlight Spectrum Sparkle pen.

 
I added it to the windows of the sky scrapers too. I then coloured the super bunny with some grey Copics to make him look like he was a night shadow - doesn't look too bad given the ink got wet in the video! - and added the sentiment.



I simply adhered it to a blue card base as I wanted to keep it simple.

I'm going to link this up to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #9, with the third line down - Things That Fly, White Space and Scene.

Below is a list of what I used in the video and in making this card, and where I purchased them. Please note I DO NOT USE affiliate links:
 


I hope you find this post useful, and thank you for taking the time to visit me today. Here's to the week ahead :)

15 comments:

maria f. said...

Loved watching you play with the MISTI. It truly is a great tool for stamping/re-stamping solid stamps. Super cute card with the bunny superhero too!

Lisa Tilson said...

This is such a super cute card Ruth! Love this little stamp set and your design is great. Also, really informative video on the MISTI. I do find that my Woodware stamps are hard to get a clean stamp, so it was interesting to see how well your stamp turned out. I am sure I would get some value out of it for stamp layering, repeat stamping and big images, so agree that it wouldn't probably replace my blocks and it's a good tool if you can get it a little cheaper. One for the wish list!

Missy Pink said...

Aw Ruth what a super awesome card using the amazing CB stamps, such a fun design. Colouring and blending is so perfect and just looks so cool. I also love that you have a review on the mini misti tool, isn't such a good idea and makes life so much easier. I wish I could get one, maybe one day but in meantime I'll have to stick to my handmade stamping tool.

Great video!!! Keep up the great work.
Hugs
Missy Pink xx

Karen Ashbrook said...

Love your card, great colouring and ink blending (2 things I struggle with!). I'm sure you'll love playing with your MISTI, I'm really glad I bought mine. Karen x

Dawn Whiteley said...

Fabulous review Ruth!! Now I NEED one :) And the good news is I received an email from Sprinkle Twinkle to say there is 25% off until Friday 13th May :)
Dawn x

Annette Allen said...

what an adorable card.. I love that little scene you created.. very creative and cute.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Have to watch your video when I am not at work.....your card - super duper adorable!!!! LOVE it!

Cara said...

Love your blending around the moon and super bun! Will have a look at your video when brioadbabnd is playing ball later, but thanks for sharing it. Cara x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Ruth, this is fabulous! I think the scene you created for your super bunny (love it!) is tremendous!! Hugs, Darnell

Lindsey said...

Now if this isn't the cutest ever "thing that flies"! Such an adorable card. Love how you've blended ink in a few areas and the added sparkle is so fun. So happy to have you join us for Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #9!

Pop's Cards said...

I just got a mini one best thing I have ever bought, I no longer suffer with pain when stamping, its really a fabulous tool, This is perfect as always sweetie :0))

Kate said...

Hi Ruth this card is so sweet :) I have the bigger misti and think its a great tool to have :)
Kate xx

Leigh Penner said...

Oh I love your super sweet card, Ruth!
I've had my MISTI for over a year and love it! I can't imagine stamping without it...

Karren said...

This is so adorable! I've got those stamps and haven't used them yet (hangs head in shame) :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super City Hero! :) -- Cute card - I want a mini MISTI!

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