The Ins and Outs of Clear Stamps

11 Jan

Wow!  I never thought I’d say this, but I LOVE clear stamps!  Leave it to Stampin’ Up! to perfect stamping with the clear blocks by keeping the integrity of wood and rubber stamps!  For those of you who have never really tried these clear stamps, I’ve included a little tutorial to help you get them ready to go.  Remember, you have the option to get your stamp sets in EITHER wood or clear.

You may be asking, “Why would I want to use clear stamps, don’t you have to mount them every time you use them?”  The answer is yes, but think of all the possibilities.  You can place more than one stamp on a block and create your own stamp collage.  In addition, you can see the image through the block and know exactly where it’s going.  It is definitely a win-win situation!

Preparing the clear mount stamps…

  1. Peel off the backing on the foam on the back of the rubber.

2.  Peel off the back of the image sticker.

3.  Place the image on the back of the foam of the matching stamp.  Be careful to line-up.

4.  Do this with all of the stamps.

5.  Punch out the stamps and store in the DVD-sized case.

Using the Clear-Mount stamps…

  1. You will first need to obtain the acrylic blocks.  Stampin’ Up! offers 9 different sized blocks.  (Big hint:  you can save $9.75 by ordering the blocks in the bundle, item # 118491)

2.  To mount the stamp, just push the image to the acrylic and hold in place for a brief moment.  That’s all it takes!

3.  Remember that you can add as many images as desired to the block so that you can stamp it all in one single effort!

4.  And now the best part…you can see where you are stamping the image!

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