Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What To Do With Those Stamps That Are Trimmed Badly?

This weekend, Hubby, Daughter, and I went to spent the day with Thomas the Tank Engine. You should have seen her eyes light up when she got on the train!

In the gift shop, we bought her a Thomas rubber stamp.

The rubber was deeply-etched (a good thing), but it was not trimmed around the image. It covered the entire wood block (bad thing!). This extra rubber can cause you to "pick up an edge" when you ink it. I didn't take a "before" picture, but here is what it looked like when we stamped.

So here is a little trick, if you need to trim your wood-mounted stamps. Stick them in the microwave for 20 seconds, peel off the image, trim, and reapply to the wood mount. In this case, the existing glue was a little sparse, so I used my Tombo Multipurpose liquid glue to reinforce the stamp on the wood block. Good as new and perfect for stamping!

Now my daughter can use her Thomas stamp and the Right on Track Stampin' Around wheel (pg. 83) to create train pictures to color and remember her day!

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