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
you decide to go down this road there are a couple of points to
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
The quality of SU products is such that as long as you have
stamped the stamp once to make sure you get a perfect image, I think
it’s unlikely that a problem will develop later.
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.
will be times when you want some stamps, for example A Little Wild, where
you want the image as one complete image.
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
This is a result of pressing the stamp too heavily onto
the ink pad, or pressing too hard when stamping the image.
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.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
Just adorable Jan! And so many helpful little tips for how for adding those special little details that you are so good at … such as the open eyes, the paper-piecing technique (perfect touch!) and the tip for getting the angle just right on the end of the ribbon (among other helpful tips!) … things are seldom quite as straight forward and simple as they look when it comes to card making; a lot of thought goes into them. Thanks again for a great tutorial!
Hi, Geraldine. This set is absolutely adorable……………espectially if the animals have eyes! We're very much on the same wavelength! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.