Monday, July 2, 2012

It's Your Day

Although it took awhile to really appreciate the advantages of non-wood mounted stamps, I am a True Believer by now.  I’ve always loved both wood-mounted and UNM’s as each has its advantages, but I am grateful that we now also have Clears and Clings to choose from.  The card below showcases a talent that wood mounted stamps will never be able to have:

The background on this card is actually four of the six borders that come with the set.  As they are mounted on Cling, it was a simple matter to transfer them to my Mega Mount*, align them next to each other, and stamp!  They emerged perfectly straight with no guesswork or boo boos.  I even laid them out in the same order in which they were packaged (the narrow buckled strip was stamped separately and cut out).  Wood mounted stamps would have meant four separate stampings instead of one, and the chances for positioning errors would have increased.  The only border I didn’t use was a lovely crocheted strip that didn’t jibe with the Guy Card look I was after.  I have other Girly plans for that one . . .

*Impression Obsession’s Mega Mount HERE (along with a wonderful video) is pricey and well worth every last penny.  You simply can NOT get a bad impression with this excellent tool.  Since it’s slightly curved, only a narrow strip of the background stamp is in actual contact with the cardstock, so there are no insufficient pressure problems to deal with.  Happily, the learning curve on this tool is non-existent:  you’ll get a perfect impression the first time around.  Bad jobs with background stamps are history with this thing and as it’s as durable as a tank, you’ll never have to buy another one.  It’s a lifetime investment for sure!

Cardstock:     Bazzill Light Chocolate, generic Black, Beckett Iceberg
Stamps:         Hero ‘It’s your day’, GinaK Vintage Backgrounds
Inks:                 ColorBox Cream White, Archival Black, Gelly Roll Star Clear glitter pen
Emb Powder: B’Muse Detail Black, Stampendous Ivory Pearl
Dies/Punches: Die-Namics Hexagon die, Grosgrain Texture Plate, Spellbinders Lace Doily Motifs
Doo Dads:      Antique Brass Buckle

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