How I use the MISTI to Stamp Multiple Images on My Project
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I recently created this Baseball Thank You Note which was to be part of a set. The greeting stamp had to be positioned “just right” with the other stamp, and because I stamped brown ink onto a somewhat dark brown card stock, I needed to stamp the images multple times in order to make the images dark enough to see well. Because it was to be a set, I needed to make several copies of this card. My MISTI was the perfect tool for the job! (I talk about the MISTI in a previous post which you can see HERE.) It allowed me to precisely place the two stamps exactly where I wanted them, and it allowed me to stamp and re-stamp the images in the exact spot each time.
Here’s how it’s done:
1) Open the lid. Start with your blank card stock in the bottom corner. (I originally placed magnets in the corners to hold it in place but needed to move them for step 2.) *Note: If you are using an acrylic stamp, keep the foam panel under the grid paper. If you are using a rubber stamp, remove the foam because those stamps are thicker.
2) Place your clean stamp on the card stock where you’d like the image to be.
3) Close the lid.
4) When you open the lid again, the stamp is stuck to the lid in position to stamp the first image. I use magnets to hold the card stock in place.
5) Ink up the stamp and close the lid.
6) Open it to see stamped image. (I stamped the image 3 or 4 times to get a crisp, dark image.)
7) Once you are satisfied with the quality of the image, move the card stock (with the image just stamped) to the upper corner. Place the clean greeting stamp on the card stock where you want the image to be. (My stamp is stained from repeated use, but it’s clean.)
8) As before, close the lid.
9) When you open it, the second stamp is also stuck to the lid.
10) Ink the top stamp and closed the lid.
11) Open the lid; the second image is now stamped onto the card stock. (Again, I repeated this 3 or 4 times to get a nice dark image.)
Here is the finished panel. Notice that even though I stamped the images several times, the images are crisp without the double lines you often get if you try to re-stamp an image without the tool. If you use the same size card stock and don’t move the stamps from the lid, you can create an infinite number of these panels, and they will all be exactly the same! Position the stamps once and just stamp away!! This is perfect when you are making duplicates of the same card.
I use my MISTI all the time. (I can’t remember the last time I stamped with a plain acrylic block!) Even if perfect placement of my stamp(s) isn’t necessary, I usually re-stamp my images a few times to make them really dark.
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