I hope you’re enjoying a relaxing weekend.
this morning I uploaded my video showing how I made the baby card I
shared here last Monday.
I used it as the first project for yesterday’s
class, and one attendee suggested that I could cut the stamp in half.
This would mean that there’d be no messing about with masking the side of
the stamp I needed.
Now that I have run my classes, and uploaded a video,
demonstrating how to stamp just a part of a stamp, I will probably do
First of all, by cutting your stamp in half, you will make
your guarantee with Stampin’ Up! null and void, as you have effectively
“damaged” the stamp deliberately!
Personally I don’t see this as an
when you cut the stamp there are three things to remember: make sure
you use sharp scissors; cut in as a straight a line as possible; make
sure you don’t cut into or cut off any of the image.
What I am writing here only applies clear mount
or photpolymer stamps. Wood mount stamps are not quite as straight forward.
This is easily accomplished by aligning the two stamps on the block side by side, ensuring you don’t leave a gap between them.
With wood mount you’d need to
adhere one part of the stamp on the top of the wood block and the other
part on the opposite side.
To line the two up you’d need to use a
cutting stamps, as well as making life easier, it also increases the
versatility of your stamps, especially where a stamp includes a
occasion when I have cut clear mount stamps is when I find I
consistently get stamp marks from the edges of the rubber around my
although both these circumstances are relatively easy to remedy, with
some stamps I forget they need extra care, and find it easier to trim
some of the excess rubber off!
That’s about it for now. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.