Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Making the Misti Better by using layering guides

I am not always great at lining up layers on my cards. Something is generally crooked, wonky, or askew (pick your favorite synonym). I decided it was time to fix this problem once and for all. The MISTI is great for getting the stamping straight but it doesn't really help with adhering layers — until now.

I cut thick cereal boxes into guides that I use in the MISTI.  These guides only work with vertical cards that are 4.25" x 5.5" but that is the majority of the cards I make.

I line up the top of the guide with the top of my card and the left side of the guide with the left side of the MISTI. I then line up the layer I am adding to my card with the line drawn on the guide and the right side of the guide. I have 3 guides that I use for different size panels. Each guide has 2 sizes on it.

If you are thinking about making your own guides here are the sizes I used. The panel depth is only if you want the layer to be perfectly centered on your card. I will often make a panel that is the full length of the card.

Width of Guide Frame Around Panel Panel Width Panel Depth
5" .75" 2.75" 4"
4.75" .5" 3.25" 4.5"
4 5/8" 3/8" 3.5" 4.75"
4.5" .25" 3.75" 5"
4 3/8" 1/8" 4" 5.25"

And here is proof it works. 

Happy Crafting,


El Ivens said...

Intrigued but confused. Can you show a video or pictures of how you place it in the MISTI and how you put the layering panel on top. Maybe I am just having a brain freeze but...

Nana711 said...

Would love to see step pictures or a video. Don't quite understand how you can still see the guide after laying the cardstock on top.

Monica Taylor said...

Can you do a quick little video. Not sure i am following.

Unknown said...

Very interested, but my brain says "huh???, maybe a video would help. Cute cards.

Rachael said...

Intrigued. But can't visualize. Help!

janice hilton said...

I really appreciate this idea but I'm struggling too, to understand how it works. :-) Lovely blog you have here. If you do a video, I'd love that. Thanks so much.

Nancy Woolever said...

Love your idea but can't figure/picture how we are supposed to do it

nash4343 said...

Sounds like a great idea but I agree that a video would be more helpful. That or more pictures with directions.