Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Stamps and Coordinating Dies

Impression Obsession has started to release stamps with coordinating dies, and we would like to show you how they work.   We have the Conversation Hearts stamp and coordinating die in the store, and we are anxiously awaiting the new insect images/die and cute animals/die to arrive.

To use the stamps with coordinating die, you first stamp the entire image onto paper with whatever ink you want.  The image includes a stamped box around it:

Next, get out the coordinating die.  The Conversation Hearts die has 9 hearts to match the 9 sayings:

Tape the die on top of the words.  Notice that the square die is the same size as the stamped block.  This allows for easy alignment.  Once you have the die on top of the sayings, use a little repositionable tape to hold it in place and then run it through a die cutting machine:

You will be left with 9 conversation hearts with the sayings stamped in the middle:

You could repeat the process using different colors of paper or cut them out of white paper and then color them (Copic Markers used here).

Conversation Hearts make a great Valentine card, but you can use them for any occasion including a general "hello" card or weddings or anniversaries.  We will let you know when the other stamp/die sets arrive.  We love them!

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