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February 12, 2013

Tuesday T&T New Tools and Stamps In Use

New Mini Mount

I have been really excited to show you some of the ideas I have for our new Mini Mount.  Check it out below and I will explain what you are seeing:

Mini Mount
Mini Mount Examples:

The Mini Mount size is 4"X5".   These images were stamped by holding the mount handle facing North/South and rocking from South to North.  I was seated.  I rocked it forward and backward once or twice to see if it would blur.  It DID NOT.  :-)  This mount is lighter than the Mega Mount and the plastic is thinner but just as sturdy.  I used it 3 different ways.

  1. The First One is lower bottom right-hand corner, red rubber cling Violets, stamped twice with Delicata Gold-Glitz.  I did it twice so I could, of course knowing me, layer some of the Violets.  I had the stamp aligned along the bottom.  It was so easy to stamp right above it.

  2. Second I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black on the bottom to the left of the first to images.  I mounted the stamp in the center of the mount to see how it handled.  I have a ton of clear acrylic blocks for each stamp size.  I have found it can be awkward otherwise.  Not so here and I could also rock back and forth without blurring.

  3. Third and really fun one for me.  I often have a lot of smaller stamps I could be stamping together when I layer, etc.  I used stamps from our new clear set, Hydrangea, which also comes in red rubber cling too.  The floral part is Memento Lulu  Lavender and the stem and leaves are New Sprout.  Notice I bent the stem....funnnnnnn!!  The reason they are so light is:  you can always make them darker if you like, but not lighter when using dye inks.  I am going to use watercolors over them and love how the veins in the leaves and stem will look.  If I knew the type of card I could have added the sentiment to the mount too.  My point is you can add many stamps and ink with different colors to meet your needs.  Stamp once and done with only one mount!!!  I might keep my tiny ones for smaller sentiments.  Not sure about that.  Will let you know.

One Of Our Newest Dies

Die Cuts
Now for some more fun I had with one of our newest dies.  When I saw the Embossed Gift die I immediately saw "quilt".  What about you?  Here is how I used the die.

  1. I embossed it twice on two pieces of white cardstock. 
  2. I used a dauber (with the die in place over the embossed parts like a stencil) to apply the Memento Bamboo Green ink from the pad.
  3. I used Lavender Chalk Dew Drop Pad for the flowers and the long stripes.  What big mistake.  Thought it would work like the dauber.  NOT!! I should have used the dauber on the ink pad (Dew Drop) too.  I cleaned this up a bit for you, (leaky) :-(. 
  4. Next I ran the two embossed pieces through as dies and everything was separated.  As you can see I get a thin border as shown and all of the pieces.
  5. If you overlap the ends where the stripes are you get a piece measuring 5.25" so I still have a quarter of an inch for an outside border.  The width is 3.25".  I think if I cut the two rectangle pieces in half and add to both sides it will work.

One more tip I have found to be very helpful for me when working with my daubers.  I found a dauber storage case.  It's clear top and bottom and has a place for each dauber.  I put it in and close the lid.  Then I write the ink color on the lid over it with a black sharpie.

If you want to see how these pieces for today turn into cards, come on back to find out in my later posts.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share.  Hope to see you back here on DT Thursday and our new challenge winner too!






Wow, thanks for a great post, Shirley! I'm really tickled to see how the die works. Thanks for sharing, and hurry back with those cards :)

Thanks for showing us this new die. I can see using this die a lot with being able to match the ink with your solid color cardstock thus giving you a great background. This is a definite purchase for me! BTW, is Mitra going to be at the CK scrapbooking convention in Hampton VA on 3/1 and 3/2?

I like both products you showed. I am really curious to see what you come up with.Can't wait...

Great to see those in action, can't wait to see the finished products !

Thanks for all the info & tips, Shirley. Can't wait to see how you use all the pieces. You're making me think I need to invest in the Mini Mount now that I own so many clear & cling stamps.

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