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Creating Perspective with the MISTI

Perfect Blend

Hi All!

The more and more I use the MISTI, the more and more I like it. I used it to easily create the perspective of these lined up coffee cups from Stampin’ Up!’s Perfect Blend set (which I also used HERE).

I’ve had a lot of people asking about using cling rubber stamps with the MISTI. I’ve mostly continued to use my stamp-a-ma-jig. However, sometimes the acrylic block is hard to lay down exactly the way you did it the first time with the stamp-a-ma-jig. I think I’m spoiled by the MISTI! In this video I show you one way to use the cling rubber in the MISTI.

I also mentioned in the video that I used Tombow Mono Multi glue on my stamp to get it to stick. Most of you are familiar with the problem of Stampin’ Up! cling stamps not sticking to the block. One way to remedy this issue is to add some glue to the top of the stamp and let it dry. I have a video about it HERE. I’ve had glue on this coffee stamp for about 2 years. It’s still sticky and works great. I haven’t had issues with any glue residue left on the blocks after using it. However, recently I decided I just didn’t care that much about the labels and so I no longer adhere them when I get the stamps.

FYI, Stampin’ Up! is releasing the Retired List this Tuesday, April 21st. I’m kinda dreading it. Hopefully my favs won’t be on it. I’ll be posting it here, so come back to visit then.

Enjoy the video and have a great weekend!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Copic colors used: E43, E44
Pastel Pencils used: #101, #273, #176

Funny Bones Procaffinating
Funny Bones Procaffinating
Stampin' Up! Perfect Blend
Stampin’ Up! Perfect Blend
Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set
Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grunge
Pastel Pencils, Neutrals
Pastel Pencils, Neutrals
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Fiskars Crimper
Fiskars Crimper
Uniball White Gel Pen
White Gel Pen
Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink
Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink
Crumb Cake
Crumb Cake Ink
Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip Cardstock
Chocolate Chip Cardstock
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Micro Glue Dots
Micro Glue Dots
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape


  1. wrote on April 17th, 2015 at 8:50 am


    Cute card and another good way to use my Perfect Blend and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets. Must get one of those gel pens for tidying up those accidents we all make from time to time!

  2. wrote on April 17th, 2015 at 10:27 am


    alright, alright, I GIVE!! I have to ask for the MISTI now for Mother’s Day! What a wonderful card. Thank you for another wonderful inspired day.

    • wrote on April 21st, 2015 at 6:09 am


      Beleive me you wont regret it. I have one and I love it, it has changed my whole outlook on stamping. There is a group called Mistifans on facebook. Great group of gals and you will get a welth of information. I in no way am connected to Misti except I own one.

  3. wrote on April 17th, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Mary Jane

    Great card. Thanks for sharing!

  4. wrote on April 17th, 2015 at 2:49 pm


    So cute – it is funny how the mind plays tricks on you – that image looks bigger to me in the background! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. wrote on April 18th, 2015 at 2:35 am

    Peg C

    Yay! Got my Misti this week and you have really covered so well how to line up the cling stamps with the image sheet, much better than using the download sheet from Sweet Petunia as she suggests, thanks so much Darlene for sharing. I have CASed some of your cards now and will be having a go with this one today. This subscription is so worth every penny

  6. wrote on April 18th, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Carol B

    Playing video catch up again. Love your perfectly lined up coffee cups, no coffee jitters with that MISTI, I agree with Peg , subscription so worth every penny.

  7. wrote on April 18th, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Michelle Early

    I love this card. I’m loving my MISTI too! It’s great for lining up individual letter stamps.

  8. wrote on April 18th, 2015 at 2:35 pm


    Darlene, I just love every single little detail of this card but, that sentiment really made me laugh out loud!! That is me, procrastinating right at this moment, with a nice mug of delicious coffee, whether to tear myself off of this chair and go finish mowing the grass.
    I think I’m going to get me that stamp, for making some cards to my training friends who, like me, live on coffee to plow through our day.
    Thank you for the laugh and for another wonderful video.
    PS. I also need a white gel pen, that little mistake totally disappeared, how awesome is that!!!

  9. wrote on April 18th, 2015 at 3:58 pm


    I think you are SO talented. I really enjoy all of your videos! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and suggestions and beautiful work with us!!!

  10. wrote on April 18th, 2015 at 4:57 pm


    You are so talented and I agree with others that this subscription is so worth it. Thanks a bunch for sharing. 🙂
    P.S. I must get a MISTI!!

  11. wrote on April 18th, 2015 at 6:48 pm


    Another home run for you! Love the sentiment you choose. It was almost like you made it for me!! Thanks for another MISTI lesson. You are such a gem. Love this new website!

  12. wrote on April 18th, 2015 at 11:54 pm


    Great card…I can’t wait to get my craft room finished so I can “steal” this idea!

  13. wrote on April 19th, 2015 at 7:27 am


    I love this card. It made me laugh out loud! I love my Misti and love how you are teaching us how to use it.

  14. wrote on April 19th, 2015 at 7:42 am


    Another great card, Darlene! Getting the cling stamps to stay on MISTI has been a bit of a challenge for me. I will try your “Tombow Technique”. Also, I’ve had pretty good adhesion wiping both the MISTI and the cling stamp with my Absorber. Big background stamps are still a challenge, tho, so I still do those the “old fashioned” way by placing my paper on top of the inked stamp and carefully rubbing… and while I do love MISTI so much, but I’m still keeping my Stamp-a-ma-jig who has been a trusty, go-to tool for so long.

  15. wrote on April 19th, 2015 at 5:26 pm


    Another fantastic presentation. I have just received my MISTI and was excited to see
    You demonstrating with it. Thanks again Darlene for your inspiration.

  16. wrote on April 19th, 2015 at 6:29 pm


    Great card & technique Darlene, and I can’t wait to try it with my MISTI! Thanks!!!

  17. wrote on April 19th, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Brenda L.

    Another great card Darlene and I love how you used the MISTI for this one. I too have stopped putting the plastic image on the back of the SU stamps and the ones that have it on, I’ve done the same thing and put the glue on and let dry. Works great!

  18. wrote on April 20th, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Whimsical Creations

    You are so insanely talented and your designs seem to come so easy to you!! I’m jealous; but I LOVE everything you create!!

    • wrote on April 20th, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      You are so, so sweet WC. Honestly, the designs often don’t come easy at all. In fact, I spent 2 days last week designing for hours and hours and I came up with nothing. Nothing. Like seriously nothing. I feel better this week though – thank goodness!

  19. wrote on April 21st, 2015 at 12:29 am


    This turned out to be a really fun card that kinda surprised me. I normally don’t like the trend of the coffee cups but this one really caught my eye. Just FYI I found out the reason most of the Stampin Up cling stamps don’t like to stick, is because of the picture cling that you put on the top of the cling stamp. If you stop putting them on, they will stick perfectly to your acrylic block or MISTI whichever you are using. Also, for the MISTI, if you get one of the sticky pads from either the the Cricut, or any other electronic die cutting machine, and you can cut it down to fit into your MISTI, it holds your paper right in place. It won’t shift even without having to use the magnets that still have a tendency to shift a little bit here and there because of the polarity. And what is even better, it won’t tear your paper when you go to remove it. You normally have some sticky pad left over, and you can use that for smaller images so that you can easily hold it while you are coloring it since it is so hard to hold small images. Just thought I would let you give you some fun info if you didn’t know already. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • wrote on April 21st, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Beau – using the sticky mat from the Cricut (or similar) is a great idea for securing the cardstock in place. What did you use to cut yours down?

      • wrote on April 30th, 2015 at 10:42 pm


        I used fiskars big MAMA of a cutting board 🙂 It was a little tough to get through but it got the job done 🙂

        Also, have you thought about putting a feature on your sight which allows you to see that you have a notification for the member? I always miss the emails because I have like 2000 emails in my in box right now! So not exaggerating lol. Thanks Darlene!

        • wrote on May 1st, 2015 at 10:11 pm

          Darlene DeVries

          Thanks for the suggestion Beau – I like that idea. I think it would be a little complicated to do with my current setup, but I will add it to my list of future features to research!

  20. wrote on April 21st, 2015 at 8:44 pm


    I’m totally not a coffee drinker but this card inspired me to buy the stamp (and the fact that it’s been discontinued). I have several cousins that mainline the stuff and a card like this would be perfect! Now I just need to try to get over the sticker shock and order a Misti. Thanks for sharing this and yet another great way to use the Misti!

  21. wrote on April 22nd, 2015 at 9:10 am


    Hi Darlene, I’m playing catch up…have been feeling a little under the weather. 🙁 I just wanted to share with you…if you don’t put the stickers on the SU! cling stamps, they stick perfectly. The stickers don’t really do anything for me anyway except tell me which stamp is which and even then, sometimes I will stamp a sentiment upside down!! LOL I slide the sticker sheet in the back cover of the DVD case so that the pictures show on the inside of the case and then I place my stamps over their corresponding sticker. =)

    • wrote on April 22nd, 2015 at 9:37 am


      I have used my crimper in the exact same way….but hey, it’s perfect! Thanks for the awesome card/video…another great use for the MISTI!! I also love mine the more and more I use it….don’t know how we got along without it. =/

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