Mirror Stamping with the MISTI

Hello, everyone!

I am back with a quick post and video on how you can use your MISTI for mirror stamping, or for stamping on the back and front of your die cuts. Sometimes there can be layouts of cards where you use stamped die cuts or trims on top of a clear window and when you open your card you can see the back of that piece as a plain white piece of paper. If you want to have some decorations on the back of your trims, you can use this trick that I used for today’s card.

I discovered this by pure accident, while stamping with my MISTI. If you don’t have the MISTI, you can use a piece of craft foam or some larger acrylic stamps and there are a lot of great tutorials out there on mirror stamping that you can learn from.20161025_125707For this technique I used the foam mat that comes with the MISTI and stamped my image right on top of  it 2 -3 times with the Versafine Ink that is a pretty juicy ink. I need the image to be as wet as it can so I can lift that ink on my paper also. After I stamped the image on the mat I placed my cardstock right on top and stamped one more time, but this time on top of the cardstock. Make sure to add a bit of pressure and give that ink a couple of seconds to lift on the back of your cardstock. The image that you have stamped on the mat may not have very crisp lines, but you can always use a marker to go over the lines. The lines are not crisp because the mat is soft and once you press your stamp onto it, the image kind of expands. Using a sturdyer surface, like an acrylic stamp, makes the lines of your stamped image much more crisp.


I used my coloring pencils for a quick coloring and added a bit of shimmer on top of the gift packages with my clear Wink of Stella. Next I die cut a circle window on the front of my card, decorated the front of the card with some patterned paper and used a piece of vellum for my circle window. For my sentiment I did some heat embossing and to finish it all I added some Nuvo Drops and a dashed line with my white gel pen.


You can watch the how-to video down below or HERE on my YouTube channel.

Thanks so much for stopping by and will see you soon with a new project!



4 thoughts on “Mirror Stamping with the MISTI

    • diycraftyscraps says:

      You’re right, I noticed that I haven’t said anything about the adhesive when I finished editing the video. The adhesive is good quality, sticky and all. I thought it would be more ”invisible” as it is intended for vellum, but it is like regular tape. I think that the ”vellum” characteristic is intended for not being a too aggressive kind of adhesive tape as vellum it is a delicate medium. I do like it though and will use it more often to see if it worths buying the refills also 🙂


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