Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Justrite Stamps- First Try

Well, I tried out my Justrite stamps on this project. I have been having quite a time with them. First the rubber came off the round wooden stamper, and I don't think it's supposed too, so I plan on returning that soon. Then I found this tutorial over on splitcoast on how to condition the stamps. I tried the conditioning on the one I used for this jar and it is working, but I think I need to do it some more. It doesn't stamp as clear as I would like. First I want to check back at K&K crafts before I do to much with them and see what advice they have. If I can figure it all out I think I will really use them alot! I used Holiday Treasure paper around the jar, and my scallop circle nestie with riding hood red paper. {The sandwich for using a nestie in a cuttlebug is: A plate,B cutting plate, paper face up and cutting die face down, C plate. To emboss it, A plate, B plate, die with paper you just cut in it flipped over so you can't see the image, rubber plumber gasket mat, 2 layers of card stock, and B plate. For more info check} Then I stamped with my broken Justrite stamp using chocolate chip ink onto vanilla paper. I sponged some riding hood red onto the bag on the image. Then I attached some snow flurries with a crystal brad. I used blue and red snowflurries to match the dots on the paper that you can't really see on this photo. {Love those felt snowflakes!} On the top of the jar, I have a chocolate chip scallop covering the Starbucks words. Then I tied the jar with striped ribbon. I think I may redo the stamp when I have some extra time and see if I can get the image to show better. I'll let y'all {I am watching Paula Deen} know what happens with the Justrite stamps in future posts. What I am really interested in is getting an alphabet and being able to make my own sentiments. The stamps are priced reasonably so if I can get 'em working the way I want too, maybe I can ask Santa for the alphabet!

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

I love your little M&M jar! I hope you get the stamps working the way you want!