Friday, June 09, 2006
One of my favourite stamping tools, and one that seems to intimidate my clients again and again, is the trusty Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. I seriously think no stamper should be witthout one and honestly, once you "get" it, there's no turning back!
Back during SAB of 2004, I used the flower border in the "Smorgasborders" set to create this mandela-like design. It was easy to do, but gave a new out-of-the-box application to that particular stamp. I also recreated the same effect this year using the "Noteworthy" SAB set at one of my stamp camps (which gave me a chance to teach the marvels of the SAMJ to new folks).
You can purchase extra Imaging sheets for the SAMJ if you need them -- one handy tip is to create a permanent image template (use Stayzon for permanency) of any of those trickier sets that use the SAMJ on a regular basis, and keep it right in the case along with your stamps. This cuts out one step of the process for you and makes it super-easy to get exact placement time and time again!
But what's an imaging sheet??
You'll have to show me how to use the SAMJ at the next workshop I come to!