Hey there! Since I received so many questions about a stamp mount I used in a previous video, I thought I’d generally post a response and also include a video demonstration of the acrylic blocks in action. Now, these tools are new to me, but have been used by stampers for at least a year. I was a bit skeptical about their benefits, but after a push from my Papertrey Ink forum friends, I took the plunge and ordered one, then another. I guess, I liked them!
I know some of you have asked me about how I line up my stamps with the coordinating dies and one technique is to use a stamp mount. However, Papertrey Ink stamps do not require a stamp mount to use with their coordinating dies. I stamped onto Papertrey Ink die cuts for years before owning these stamp mounts, so do not feel compelled to buy this tool if you do not already have one. But, it may be a great item to add to a wish list for Christmas, Birthday, or even Anniversary!
Another tip to getting the stamp to line up with the die cut is to make sure the stamp is positioned over the correct area of the die cut. To help guide this process, I recommend standing to see directly above the stamping process with great lighting so you can see exactly where you are stamping. The stamp mount allows you extra time to reposition the stamp prior to making an impression.
I use the Martha Stewart Stamp Mounts with Foam. They come in two sizes that I know of and that’s “Small” and “Medium.” I purchased mine from A Cherry On Top here and here. I explain a bit more about how they work, show them in action, and chit chat a bit too much. Sorry the video is so long, but I was just having a good time playing around with some stamps and dies. Now, I have a couple of embellishments to add to some projects!
You can view the video on YouTube or below.
Remember to practice a bit and try not to stress about stamping. It’s all about having a great time. Take care!