Tuesday, November 1, 2011

TIPsy Tuesday - Curled Cling Stamps



Today's tip only applies to Stampin' Up! "clear" stamp users. Hopefully you won't even need this at all.  However, if you ever get a stamp mounted like I did, it might come in handy.

When you purchase Stampin' Up!'s clear stamps (what everyone else calls cling stamps), you must adhere the label to the stamp.  When I did this greeting stamp, I got the label on a little too tight so that the stamp didn't lay down quite flat.  Whenever, I would try to adhere the stamp to an acrylic block, it would pop back off.  That is a problem once you ink up and try to stamp; the stamp drops off the block messing up your paper!


Now I kept trying to press the stamp onto the block harder.  And you know the definition of stupidity - doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.  Well, finally I tried something different.  I couldn't take the label off and redo it, so I used sharp scissors to cut through the label in a couple of places and that helped the stamp to lay flat.  Now it doesn't drop off as much - any more than any other cling stamp.

These Christmas cards are for my aunt.  I'm doing a mass production of about a dozen cards.  She only sends a few.  The background is created by applying distress ink and a little classic Not Quite Navy to my craft sheet, spritzing with water and then dipping the paper into the ink.  I use a paper towel to remove the excess and let it dry.  There is quite a bit of gold embossing to make these special without any fancy embellishments.  I wanted to keep the flat so there would be no extra postage.

Thanks for stopping by today!

5 comments:

  1. That is a sweet card.
    I don't know about you, but I never adhere the backs on my stampin' up clings stamps. They seem to fall off the block when I do, so I just don't add them anymore and they are perfect now :)

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  2. Great tip. I've been known to practice stupidity at times, usually involving my computer. I love your card, the Wise Men stamp is wonderful!

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  3. Very pretty card. Love how you did the sky.

    Have a great day!

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  4. Very good tip and a beautiful card as well! That image is lovely and your sky is gorgeous.

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  5. Beautiful card!
    I'm going to have to try your tip on some of my clear stamps. I've had the same problem.

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