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.
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