Yall, don’t hate cause I’m posting about craft supplies again, okay? Especially because this stamping tool is pretty amazing if you’re kind of a terrible stamper like me. If you’re killer at stamping then you might not need this and if you aren’t a stamper maybe this will make you one (dad). 😀
Stamping is a pretty new obsession of mine. I used to go to the Stampin Up parties and never bought any because I wasn’t a card maker (still not…I’m okay with buying them.) When I started journaling a few years ago I realized that stamps weren’t just for cards and I started collecting sets that I could use in my books. (I’m especially fond of Unity stamps and have about a billion.)
But even though I stamp quite a bit, I’ve never been very good at it, especially when it comes to placement, so I was super excited when I saw a video demo of the new stamping tool by Hampton Art. I picked one up at Michaels a few weeks ago for about $12 (using a coupon).
So here’s how it works. You hold your page/card/journal/whatever in place with the magnets, position your stamp facedown where you want it on the page, then press the plastic part down onto the stamp. You can then open the lid and the stamp is perfectly positioned for stamping.
Next you ink up your stamp, press onto your page, and voila! perfectly stamped image. Or not. But no worries if you don’t get it right the first time, you can re-ink and re-stamp in exactly the same place until you have a perfect impression. It even makes it easier to use multiple ink colors.
Pretty cool, right? I may even try layering stamps, which have always intimidated me because, hello, horrible stamper.
So that’s my new favorite. I don’t even care that I’m a total nerd. 😀