July 17, 2012

Tuesday Tips or Technques-Separating Stamps!

Today's Tip is to show you how to separate stamps that have images and sentiments all in one. I am using the Easy Events Stamp Set for my demonstration.

Has this ever happened to you......You need to use a sentiment on your project, but the sentiment is on the same rubber as an image? Such as the stamp I am showing below:

Why not make 2 stamps from the individual stamp? I carefully cut away the sentiment from my stamp using my Paper Snips:

Cut the rubber so it is nice and smooth, cutting away any unnecessary rubber and foam. You are then ready to mount and stamp:

Another TIP: If your stamps are wood mounted, place the stamp in the microwave for about 10 seconds to loosen up the glue and peel the stamp off of the wooden block. Cut away as shown above and re-glue the sentiment on the side of your block and re-glue the image part of your stamp on the top of the same block. The stamp will be tacky enough to re-glue in place. Both stamps will be located on the same block but can be stamped individually.

Very simple and now you have access to the sentiment's and are free to stamp them separately from the image.

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