No, I’m not talking about the cruise that I earned last year and will be taking in May of 2014! (Not that I’m excited or anything) When I decided what I was going to talk about today the cruise was not on my mind, but, my fingers had other thoughts apparently! I guess because I registered Peter and I yesterday with Stampin’ UP! for the cruise. Which brought me closer to the reality that we will be sailing off. I still have to pinch myself to believe that I really attained that personal goal!
Here’s what I really wanted to share with you: Last night I started playing with a stamp set that I have had sitting on my desk for sometime. Yes, I purchased this great set and just never got around to playing with it until about 10:00 pm last night. Then I had a hard time putting it down.
Are you asking yourself: ok, spit it out what’s the set? Ok, I give up, it’s one of the photopolymer stamp sets called Settn’ Sail. Item #133453. It includes 21 stamps all for only $13.95. Here is a portion of the flyer. It’s not a great picture, but you can see all the sweet stamps included. I started making the first card with the banners at the top of this picture. I lined them all up on my acrylic block, very lightly sanded across them to remove the film that is left on our stamps during manufacturing. By doing that you will get a much better image because the ink will adhere better to the stamp. If you don’t do the light sanding, eventually the film will wear off from use and cleaning.
I made a group photo for you:The fun thing about these wonderful little stamps is that you can line them up on an acrylic block, ink them all up with markers and stamp the whole line of flags at one time! Talk about easy! It doesn’t get much easier that that. All the little verses included are easily stamped into the banner, hexagon or circle images because they are complete clear. You can see exactly where you are going.
On the top left hand card, the little row of mini flags was shorter that the width of the cardstock. No problem, with the photopolymer stamps you can easily just line up the image and stamp right over a portion of the first stamped image and extend the line of flags.
The photopolymer stamps are super sticky so even when using Versamark or StazOn your stamp will stay on the acrylic block. I highly recommend this cute little stamp set. Just hit the red button and place your order with me. Item #133453, 21 stamp images for just $13.95!