I recently purchased the mini MISTI and have been watching a few videos that I have pinned about using it. Saturday I made a card with it and made my background with an ombre effect.
I used our Flannel Life background stamp and 3 different inks on my Whip Cream card stock base, Bubble Gum, Candy Apple, and Raspberry Berry. I used a sponge to gently smudge the lines of the Candy Apple and Raspberry Berry so that I wouldn't have just a line of ink differences but to make the change of colors more gradual. I stamped the 3rd color a couple times to get to deep color I wanted. The MISTI was wonderful in doing the multiple inking yet left such a clear image! I then splattered some Dark Roast Silk and set it aside to dry.
I layered my "flannel" on a piece of Denim Days card stock. Using my Journey Rectangles die set I cut the small layer of Denim Days. I wrapped some Natural Thread around this then added a button from the Wooden Accents pack. I stamped Jack Lumber and die cut on Whip Cream and colored with Color Burst pencils. Isn't he a handsome guy!
I know there are other tools similar to the MISTI and I am in no way saying this is the best but it is just what I purchased. I like how these tools help you place your stamps in a way that you can do multiple stamping or precision placing.
After stamping the main images I carefully placed the words over the stamped images then closed the lid so that when I inked and stamped those word images they were exactly where I wanted them! You can find lots of videos on YouTube about these machines. Another is the NANO which looks almost the same but a different color. I got mine on Amazon along with the bottle of Novus cleaner for plastic.