Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Background Stamp Hack with Dies & Your MISTI

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I always forget to share my simplest hacks, because I use them so often, I assume everyone already knows them. But then I will talk about them at a class and people tell me they don't know - so I feel compelled to share. 

I have what I consider a great hack for using large background stamps with precision in your MISTI, so I have a video on that for you below. You just need these infinity dies, a 6x6 background (or larger) and your MISTI. Today I used this gorgeous parasol pattern bold print stamp, and a few Distress Oxide blue inks to create a subtly variegated background using the technique. That's the backdrop for this sweet as pie little Kittens in Kimonos set, which I stamped and cut out with the matching dies, colored her with Copics and put her on a circle cut with my circle infinity dies. I used several sizes with the same dies to punch out circles with the Pumpkin cardstock I used for the card base. The sentiment is from the same set.

Check out this awesome trick in the video! Supplies and active coupon codes below!

Here's everything I used today, and I have my active coupon codes below!

Parasol Pattern Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Kittens in Kimonos
[ HA ]
Kittens In Kimonos Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
DI198 Nesting Rectangle Infinity Dies...
[ HA ]
Circle Infinity Dies (H)
[ HA ]
PS305 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
[ HA ]
PS323 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
[ HA ]
PS325 Hero Hues Dove white - Hero Arts
[ HA ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
AF345 Intense Black - Hero Arts
[ HA ]
Ink Pads for Crafting & Stamping -...
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
[ SSS ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
[ ETS ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]

15% off the Art Toolkit at Expeditionary Art through March 31 - WCSPLIT.
15% off anything at Marker Universe or any of their other sites - Understandblue15.
10% off the whole store at A Colorful Life Designs - LydiaFan10

Leave me a comment with a simple tip you use a lot that you think everyone already knows!


  1. Simple but so effective - thanks for sharing

  2. Great tip. After I have done alcohol ink backgrounds on Yupo and they have dried for days. I put foil on them by putting the inked yupo piece thru the laminator like you were foiling on any other piece of paper. And it foils you the yupo!!!

  3. OH MY GOODNESS!!! Thank you so much for this background stamp hack. Such a simple idea, but it never even crossed my mind. Not only is this great for background stamps, but I have been trying to figure out how to let my granddaughter use the Misti without having to use the magnets..and this is it!! No more trying to tape the card blank down to the Misti base. Bloggers like you make it so easy for the rest of us to enjoy stamping...and I appreciate you so much.

  4. great tips....going to do that today!!
    you are so clever.
    xx Karen

  5. Thank you for the new technique. Totally makes sense.


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