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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday: Using Select Portions of Stamps

Welcome to Quick Tip Tuesday!  

Have you ever liked part of a stamp, but not the entire thing?  Or just wanted to use some of the sentiment, and not the whole thing?  That happens to me quite often and I would like to share this quick tip with you.
1.  First, apply a piece of sellotape (or masking tape) over the portion of the stamp that you do NOT wish to use.

2.  Ink your stamp.

3.  Remove the tape from your stamp.  (This is very important.  I have forgotten this step and the results are less than desirable!!)

4.  Stamp!

I have also used this method to mix-and-match portions of stamps to create a unique sentiment.  You could also use markers to colour just the portion that you wish to stamp as well.

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Great tip, Kate. Sometimes I've inked up my stamp and used a baby wipe to wipe off the part I didn't want to use but that can be difficult. I'll give this a try next time.

    Saundra :)

  2. I love this idea! I've tried masking with another piece of cardstock, but that can be iffy. This is a much simpler idea! Thanks!


  3. That is a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I will have to try that. Thanks for the idea.

  5. what a great idea! i've messed up way too many projects trying to figure out how to use part of a stamp!

  6. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Simple Creations

  7. Connie Bragg (mskonibragg@msn.com)February 8, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    What a fantastic idea. I needed that NOW!! It allowed me to complete a project that I was working on and trying to figure out how to use just part of the stamp. Again, Thanks a lot.

  8. Great Idea! Thank you so much. I'll be sure to try it soon.

  9. Great tip. I have forgotten to remove the tape and it is not pretty. Neither was my language. Love your tips.

    Laurie L.

  10. What a fantastic tip. I've often wondered how I could achieve this, and now I know :)

  11. Thanks! That IS helpful, and so simple, but I've never thought of it myself. Thanks for sharing your tip!


  12. What a great idea Kate! Much simpler than anything I have tried or thought of before :)

  13. ha! I recently tried using 1/2 a stamp and it did not work! Now, I am going to use your tip, thanks!!!

  14. I am learning so much from your awesome tips! Thanks, Kate!
    XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB Design Team Member)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  15. love all the Tuesday tips.....never realized they were on the site......awesome....thanks for all you do for the scrapbook/card makers of the world!!!!!


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