It has been awhile since I’ve declared love for my clear stamps.
And so here I am today with Reason No. 201.
That would reason would be……
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squishing them. 🙂
Let me show you what I am talking about.
Here’s a card where I’ve squished a good, old circle stamp to make a nifty oval.
That squished stamp was used to make the background, as well as the oval the words are stamped over.
Now, here’s another card where I used the same circle stamp. For this one, I said no to squishing and just used the stamp as it was intended.
Squishing is so easy and fun. It’s such a cool way to get another look from your stamps.
Here’s exactly how I squished the stamp I used on the first card.
I started out with the circle stamp. This one is from Technique Tuesday’s The Story set by Ali Edwards.
I left it on the clear block. And, then, I used my fingers to squish it to make the oval shape.
To make the background on the first card, I just repeatedly used the stamp over and over.
I just love squishing. I think this is probably one of my favorite clear stamp-specific tricks cause it allows you to get more bang for your stamping bucks by using the stamp in another way.
Admittingly, it doesn’t work with all clear stamps. The manufacturing process varies across the boards. Not all clear stamps are the same. Some stamps really do just work better than others for it.
Anyway, that’s it for now. I will be back later.
(ps…. Shout out to my friends who know my secret bowling shame. Bawwwwhhhhaaahaaa! Guess what? I nailed a 172 game this week!!!It was quite the shock for me as I am content just being able to break the 100-mark on most bowling days. )