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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Choc Bunny Easter Card & MISTI Tool

Rcvd a new tool, MISTI, which stands for Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented, that I ordered from Sweet Petunia. Pleased with how fast it was mailed to me. Pleased with the tool. It is wonderful for stamping both clear & cling stamps.

I made the following Easter card using the MISTI. Stamped Tim Holtz chocolate bunny mini blueprint stamp using brown ink. 

Cut a Cardz TV "Easter Punnies" stamp to separate the word 'chocolate' from the rest of the sentiment. I have cut sentiments a couple times. I have better luck with cutting and stamping in different inks than with using a wipe to remove ink not wanted. I have better luck with cutting and stamping in different inks than with using washi tape over the part I want to stamp or not stamp when changing inks. 

With the MISTI tool I placed the sentiment without 'chocolate' word and stamped in black on each of the cards I made. Then I cleaned the sentiment while still on the MISTI with a wipe, placed the 'chocolate' word where it fit, removed the other words and stamped the 'chocolate' word in brown on each of the cards.

Trimmed the pink cardstock after deciding to put the ribbon in right corner. Added ribbon after stamping was done. Used layers and made the brown layer a bit bigger than base to complement the chocolate theme.

I made 8 of the same card. First card was a trial of placement of the stamps which I changed to allow for ribbon placement. Other was a mess up when I did not have the pink cardstock placed properly in the bottom left corner so the stamping of part of the sentiment, word 'chocolate' was a bit off. So, I have 6 of the same card.

I would like for Tim Holtz to come out with a stamp & die set for the chocolate bunny blueprint both in mini & large so I could use black for the sketch lines, brown for the bunny, green for the grass & different colors for the bow & possibly the flower in the grass. I guess I could multi stamp this and use the MISTI tool with different colors and fussy cut out with TH scissors but my scissor cutting is not always the best. Perhaps I'll give it a try.

Supplies List 

ink: Memento Rich Cocoa  VersaFine Onyx Black
paper: cardstock - brown, pink, yellow
ribbon: Easter
stamp: Cardz TV "Easter Punnies"
Tim Holtz: stamp - Chocolate Bunny Mini Blueprint
tool: MISTI

Entering this into the following challenges:  

3/20 Suzy Bee's Ch#69 Anything Goes w/ Twist ... Spots and/or stripes   UE 3/14

3/21 Pile It On #60 Use 3 of something UE 3/15
   3 of something - 3 pieces of cardstock

3/22 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch: Lions & Lambs, on my!  5E(#5) 3/16
3/23 Scrappy Moms Stamps Terr Tues Ch -  Pink & Yellow  UE 3/17

3/24 C.R.A.F.T. Ch303 Mother's Day/Female 5E(#1 - Female Card) 3/19
3/24 DL.ART Thankful Thurs Ch#152 Anything Goes/TY 13E(#8) 1Eperday no stack 3/12

3/24 Simon Says Stamp Wed Pinterest Insp 5E(#3) 3/18
   Pinterest Insp - chocolate

SSS Pinterest challenge


3/26 Cardz TV Card Des Ch #5 Spring 3E(#3) 3/13

3/28 Artistic Inspirations Ch#128 Anything Goes w/ Twist of Easter UE 3/16

3/29 Craftin Desert Diva Link It Up & Craft It Up Linky Party Easter  Ch#51 UE 3/16

3/30 Cuttin & Stampin Ch 10 Girly  3E(#1) 3/17

3/31 DL.ART Mar Linky Ch 1Eperday/no stack 3/1


  1. Your card turned out really cute, Melissa! Love the idea of stamping the sentiment in different colors. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Cardz TV!
    Hugs & Blessings,

  2. Glad you liked your new friend, MISTI. Don't forget you can always use markers to ink different parts of a same stamp to get color variations. and then "huff" it (an old SU term!).
    Did you print out the grid on a transparency sheet? I found that really helped with stamp placement as well.
    And lastly, cute card.

  3. Cute card for Easter, Melissa! And lucky girl you are to have snagged a Misti! It looks like a great tool! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the SImon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  4. Melissa, love how you used your MISTI to add all the interest to your card. Thanks for playing along with us at CRAFT Challenge. Brenda

  5. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise x

  6. Adorable card! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

  7. Super cute. Love the ribbon sentiment. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday "Pink & Yellow Color" Challenge.

  8. What a fun little Easter card! It made me smile and I love how you paired the sentiment with the bunny image and did everything in brown to reflect the chocolate feel. Thanks, too, for telling us about the MISTI and what you thought about it. I always enjoy reading about new products. Thanks for sharing such good information and such a charming card with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  9. Fun! The bunny stamp is so cool and so unique! And awesome sentiment too! Too funny!
    So glad you are also sharing with us at Craftin' Desert Divas! And glad to come by!
    Warmly, Leah (CDD DT)

  10. A really cute card and I love that sentiment!

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

  11. What a super cute card!! Thanks for joining us at Cardz TV!