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Old 09-03-2006, 11:34 AM   #41  
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I was just reading through this thread and I have a few stupid questions.
I have some clear stamps from Anna Griffin and I think Sassafrass. Sometimes I have a hard time getting a clear image especially with Anna's stamps.
I do, as well with the AG clear stamps I bought from QVC. Unfortunately, I don't think they are made with a very good quality clear polymer or possibly they are made from low grade silicone? They don't stamp as nicely as I wish they did.


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So what is this EZ mount you talk about? I have never heard of it. Does it go between the stamp and the block?
Yes. Here's a link that will show you what it is, how to use it, etc.:

http://www..com/cushion
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Old 09-03-2006, 11:47 AM   #42  
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I have TONs of red rubbah UM's. I have put all of them on foam after trying the poster tape. Maybe I am a dork, but I found that I was inking up the edges of the stamp and ruining my image when I stamped it. Maybe it's b/c I am a little shaky? It seems I make no mistakes or inked edges since I mounted them all on EZ.

Personally, I found the tape a PITA, I did it for about 1 year. It's all about personal preference babe.

I'd say, try them with the tape and if you don't like the results, you can still change it.

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One more thing, the poster tape hinders the view through the block, that bugged me too.

But to each her own!
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OK, I am trying to jump on the unmounted bandwagon because I desperately need the storage space for other stuff. But it drives me crazy that I don't have an image to look at when I'm stamping, KWIM? For instance, I decided to go unmounted with Circle of Friendship. Good Lord, how would I know which way to place the stamp, it's circular for crying out loud. I finally cut the rubber, and then placed the sticker on the sticky part of the rubber so I can see which way they go.....Does that make sense? I am hoping the sticker will have the cling needed to stick to the acrylic block. Any input from you pros?
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OK, I am trying to jump on the unmounted bandwagon because I desperately need the storage space for other stuff. But it drives me crazy that I don't have an image to look at when I'm stamping, KWIM? For instance, I decided to go unmounted with Circle of Friendship. Good Lord, how would I know which way to place the stamp, it's circular for crying out loud. I finally cut the rubber, and then placed the sticker on the sticky part of the rubber so I can see which way they go.....Does that make sense? I am hoping the sticker will have the cling needed to stick to the acrylic block. Any input from you pros?
Hrm, an ongoing issue. I make 2 horizontal marks on the EZ or rubbah or whatever. I always have a scratch pad close at hand and test every stamp once before I go for the real thing. I line the block up with the bottom of the paper (or the side). That way I can see if the image is wonky and needs to be repositioned or just adjusted by sight.

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Okay, I'm jumping in to this discussion! Use the EZ cling...you have to cut the rubber images out anyways...so you slap it on and cut. I've had mine for 4 years and they still stick wonderfully. But they STICK with out stickiness, if you know what I mean!?!? No dust, dog/cat hair, etc...gets stuck to it that way. I also like to feel a little cushion because when I stamp rubber against a block...it just feels too darn close to the paper for my taste...
yep what she said!!!!
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I have TONs of red rubbah UM's. I have put all of them on foam after trying the poster tape. Maybe I am a dork, but I found that I was inking up the edges of the stamp and ruining my image when I stamped it. Maybe it's b/c I am a little shaky? It seems I make no mistakes or inked edges since I mounted them all on EZ.

Personally, I found the tape a PITA, I did it for about 1 year. It's all about personal preference babe.

I'd say, try them with the tape and if you don't like the results, you can still change it.
I always seem to get ink on the edges of the acrylic mounts where I don't want it, when using clear stamps, so, now that you mention that, I may indeed prefer a bit of loft the cushion would provide. I haven't had a problem with smudging, but I live in constant fear that I'm gonna teeter that darn block ever so slightly and get an ink blem on the project. Drives me nuts!


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Julie--just a suggestion if you haven't done anything yet...

Don't trim your stamp really close without the Creative Cling, thinking you'll use it without. If you decide you don't like it and want to mount it on the cushion, it will be difficult to cut the cushion the same as the stamp if it's already as close as you can get. JMHO.

Sunnysnowflake--with clear stamps, you'll never get a clean, crisp image like you will with true rubber. The TAC stamps Julie is asking about is rubber. I'm not sure about using Creative Cling on clear stamps. I've used clear stamps, but I've never added cushion.

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Thanks, Diane.

I have been slooooooow to decide which route to take . . .

Good thing, eh?!
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