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Old 01-19-2005, 10:34 PM   #1
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I just got this set and in the process of mounting it, was considering side mounting the words that are next to all the critters. The words are so close, have any of you done this successfully, or have most of you kept the words where they are?

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Hi, I wanted to mount the words separately too but they were just too close to the image. I figured that if I wanted the words stamped separately from the image I would use the marker omit method and only ink up exactly what I want using the marker.

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You can also put a little piece of a post-it note over the words
then just remove it after you have inked the stamp
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I just finished mounting mine, I kept the words where they were. They are just to close to the image.
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Believe it or not, I don't have my catalogue with me right now, so I can't look and see how close the words are. But I have recently figured out a way to trim close words off a stamp to mount on the side. I love the versatility and I'm doing it with all my stamp sets now!

I cut as much as I can with the scissors, then when it gets too close, I place the rubber on a mat and use a sharp exacto knife to make a small cut. If it's *really* close, I bend the rubber a bit so the image is stretched and make a small cut through the rubber (careful not to press hard and cut right through, because you're holding the rubber to bend it!). Once the exacto has neatly and precisely cut through the rubber, it's much easier to bend the image slightly and get the scissors in to cut through the foam and paper backing.

I practiced this first with an extra SAB set (separated the flowers and stems on the Fun Filled "bloom" stamp) to make sure it would work, and was quite happy with it! I just finished separating the words on the Have a Heart set from the main catalogue. The frog image and the words are pretty close, and this method worked wonderfully. How do the Toucan stamps compare to that frog stamp? Sorry I don't have my catalogue with me to compare it myself - I feel lost without it!

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I also mounted these seperately. I did have to use a craft knife for part of it though. I just cut as much as I could with scissors and then used the craft knife to finish up.
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Well, I did it, I had to adjust my glasses, under good lighting, plus a new, really sharp, blade in my craft knife, but I was able to seperate the words from the critters!

Thanks rreinhardt for the extra tips, they really worked! Usually I just chicken out and leave as is!

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