Anyone reading this post that is not a stamper or a paper crafter is probably going to think I am nuts. Well I may be but that has nothing to do with stamping! There are two styles of stamps, mounted and unmounted. both have their pros and cons. I own, use and enjoy both styles. But I stamp for pleasure and for work. and when I stamp for work I need to make sure my images are clear clean and perfect. Unfortunately that can be hard to do when you are using a wood mounded stamp, especially if you are making a batch of 50. The likelihood of getting 50 straight images perfectly stamped, inked and lined up perfectly the first time is just about impossible. There is a tool that I think is worth it's weight in gold for repetitive stamps, It is the Misti Tool ( I am not supported by the company - it is just a very good tool). By using cling mount stamps and the Misti I can stamp card after card after card.
This also leaves me with a task of getting a whole lot of stamps off their blocks, indexed and cataloged. I can't use these stamps if I don't know what I have or where they are
I have 5 trays of these
I've been putting this off for months
I brought the stamps and storage materials into the living room last night and started
It took 8 hours:
I've got my sentiments cataloged.
The scriptures are all in another system nad thankfully done!
I still enjoy My wood stamps and find them inspiring.
A few years ago I unmounted about 2,000 wood stamps to save space and make them easier to use but I sure missed them on their beautiful printed blocks.
I didn't do all of them - I haven't decided if that was a good or a bad thing!
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