If you have the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle do you find it a little frustrating to line up the sunflower die with the stamp OR to even put the stamp back in the stamp case after you have finished?? I have to say I find it quite frustrating – and time consuming. 🙂
I came up with a little tip to reduce frustration – and save time. I thought I would share it with you today for our Wednesday’s WOW!
Wednesday’s WOW! #105 – Lining up the Sunflower Stamp with the dies and also how to get that stamp back in the stamp case.
1. Getting the stamp back in to the case.
Firstly we will start with the stamp set. I keep the rubber surround for the stamp set in the case and put the stamps back in to the rubber when I have finished stamping. It keeps them secure in the case AND you can quickly see if you are missing a stamp. Which is really good.
With the large sunflower stamp I found it hard to find the position to put it back in. You had to keep turning it until you thought it lined up. It took some time.
So, once I had it in the case I placed a mark with a Black permanent marker on the rubber surround and on the edge of the sunflower stamp. Then it can easily slip in place in to the right position.
I made the mark on the front of the stamp on to the side and then over the edge on to the back of the stamp. So you can see it when you are stamping.
2. The next challenge was to line the die up with the stamp.
You now have the mark on the stamp so you can now position the die and make a mark on the die.
To do this you need to position the stamp face down as that is how will stamp out. NOTE: I have placed the sticker on the back of the stamp. I know some people don’t add the sticker. I think for this type of detailed stamp it would be helpful to.
Then you can line up the die with the image. On this image below I see the mark is fading. It is up the top. I will need to add another mark. I didn’t use permanent marker on this one I think.
3. Now lining up the die with the stamped image to diecut it.
Before you stamp the image on white card make a pencil mark on the card. Then ink up the stamp and stamp it on to the card with the mark on the stamp lining up near the mark on the card.
Then you can easily position the die on to the card as you line up the marks. Then diecut that lovely sunflower out.
I hope these tips are clear for you. I am sure they will save you a lot of time. It certainly has saved my sanity.
Be sure to the PIN the images to save them for future reference.
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