Monday, 30 May 2016

I get MISTI ...or do I?


So many talented crafters rave about the MISTI stamping tool that I’ve been considering it for a while now but a few things stop me….

Firstly, the price…  from around £45 for the smallest, to £90 for the scrapbook size, this seems a big investment. Okay, not as big as my Silhouette Cameo but  MIsti does seem to mostly be two pieces of plastic and some magnets. I have tried the DIY route but haven’t really found a way that works for me.

Secondly, availability. I much prefer to use UK stockists for those products that are available here. Not many retailers seem to stock the MISTI and everytime I search for it, I see the words ‘pre-order’ and ‘out of stock’. When I want something, I want it now!

Finally, my style of crafting . Yes, it sounds the ideal tool for a slap-dash stamper but really, I fear I will only think of using the MISTI after I’ve made an almighty mess!


So…do I get MISTI? 

12 comments:

  1. Love mine! Yes it is expensive but is quite robust. Makes re- stamping a doddle if it hasn't stamped perfectly the first time or you want a better ink coverage, And of course it makes placing the stamp where you want it so easy. Just wish it worked for wood mounted stamps as well. I suppose I could always take them off the wood.

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    1. Thanks Sue. Yes I was thinking about wood stamps too- I do have quite a lot as I started stamping before clear stamps came out!

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  2. I have to say I LOVE my Misti! It's saved me many times! I did buy mine from the USA and also got one for my friend... I found this store to be the best with postage http://www.mysweetpetunia.com/ It's one tool I really couldn't live without.

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    1. Thanks Ros - yes I knew you had one and I do admire your work - it certainly makes me consider buying the Misti.

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  3. Not for me, too expensive and I have the Fiskers stamp press which I use when my rheumatoid arthritis is playing up, if I make a boo boo stamping it's just a piece of paper I've wasted

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    1. Thanks Joan. I have the Fiskars too and I thought that was expensive when I bought it!

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  4. I have found mine invaluable. I have found it useful for stamping (partly) first in one colour and then maybe going over it again in another colour and then maybe finishing off with versamark and heat embossing..I have found so many uses for it that I really didn't envisaged. Bought it from the USA and wouldn't be without it now x

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    1. Thanks Mac Mable. Yes, I know there are some great effects possible and that sounds like one of them. Everyone seems to be buying MISTI from the US which is a shame, but we all want the best price and quickest service!

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  5. Well, I LOVE my Misti. The only thing I regret about buying it is that I should have bought the bigger size. The mini works well otherwise but if you want to do some off-set stamping (like have stamps "hanging out" of your card base), it quickly becomes too narrow. But I use it in almost every card I make. Stamping bold sentiments for example -they become so stunning after 2-3 stampings with Misti. And there's cool techniques you can do with Misti too, it's not just for perfect stamping! Buy it! :)

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  6. I am waiting for the stampingtool from WR memory keepers Precision Press it is a pre-order so i have to wait a little ;-) €34,95

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  7. I am waiting for the stampingtool from WR memory keepers Precision Press it is a pre-order so i have to wait a little ;-) €34,95

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