Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Stamping.

I got a new toy! And since I'm so excited about it, I thought I'd give a little tutorial. :) Fun, right?! Yes, I know you're stoked about this!

I'm not much of a stamper, but I really want to try it more. So... I got these super awesome new Studio Calico stamps, but I wanted a block large enough to fit whole words. And I saw this little baby at my work (the scrapbook store, not The Container Store ;) ), and I just HAD to get it!

The Fiskars Easy Stamp Press comes in two sizes, but I got the bigger one because for just under $5 more, wouldn't you want to stamp longer words using larger alphas? I think yes!

So... first you add your acrylic stamps using the cool lines and ruler grid thing...
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Then you add your ink...
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Then you place it where you need it. And the cool thing about this is that it has these orange foamy feet, so when you place it on your paper, the stamps don't touch your paper... yet. You set it exactly where you want it, then you push down on it to flatten the foamy feet...
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And when you lift off, the foamy feet bounce back up, and you remove the block press!
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AND it has a removal plate, so if you need to stamp TWO things, and you can't get them on the same plate (or you need to layer stamped images), you just take the plate off and use the under-side of the press. They probably sell additional plates as well, so you can save designs you've created. You could make your own patterned paper in a snap!

Seriously... how cool is that?! I know, I know. The coolest. :)

You're welcome.

10 comments:

Emily Pitts said...

very cool indeed :)

Karen said...

I may just have to try that! Thanks for sharing. checking in from SC!

ValAnn said...

Love it! I've "totally" switched over to the clear stamps and that is an awesome little gadget!

Heather Prins said...

ok that is cool!

Vanessa said...

ooo i need one now!! thanks!

Jaime Lynne said...

This really is cool, Reyanna! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see all the delicious scrapness you will create with your new toy!

Nichole said...

ahhh, I got one of these in this super cool set at Costco!!! and I love it!! it was when I made the switch to acrylic stamps. I want to see that page when it's done!!!
oh, and I and great teaching style by the way!!!

Joy Madison said...

how cool!!!! Love the noah stamps in action!!!

moonlightgrrl said...

oh, rad!!! i love new useful gadgets (and those noah stamps)! Thanks for the "action"!!

april said...

i love that tool, too! if only i had one.... :)