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two step acrylic alpha stamping.
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anna
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:16 pm    Post subject: two step acrylic alpha stamping. Reply with quote

i have a whole bunch of acrylic alpha stamps.


they're great, but if i want to stamp the same word lots, it gets long and boring. i don't like how the spacing works if i put all the letters on the block at the same time.



i like this kind of spacing better, but it means i have to stamp one letter at a time.


if i want to stamp something repeatedly, i stamp out the letters one at a time, and then i place every other letter stamp face down on the already stamped word.


then, i press my acrylic block onto the face-down letters, making sure that i've got them on the top half of the block.


then, stamp! you'll get half the word. don't take the letters off the block!


put the rest of the letters face-down on the stamped word.


then, flip the block so that the first half of the word is on top, and press it onto the other letters so that you can see them through the part where the first letters aren't stuck.


you'll see that you can flip the block so that you can stamp either side - i do mine so i can flip top to bottom.



then, you can fill in the empty space with the second lot of letters.


if you want to stamp the word repeatedly, you can in-fll around the first word you stamp - just keep alternating which side of the block you stamp with.



eventually, you could end up with something like this card.


that's it! easy peasy - provided you want to stamp something more than twice... Wink


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Anna.. you are too clever Very Happy Very Happy
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Grannie Sam
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great idea!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never would have thought of that! Great idea. thumb left
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea, saves heaps of time and that card looks fantastic!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is very cool - great idea Anna and thankyou for sharing.
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Viv
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankyou Anna,
you always make something complicated look easy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for a great tip anna - you're just too clever (nice meeting you the other day at retreat too)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, now I'm thinking I NEED some little alpha stamps. That is a wonderful concept....thanks so much, Anna. Smile
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Grubs_mum
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing this Anna.
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anna
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you don't have any, kathy? Shocked i've got six sets that this will work with... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, Anna, I've got the little MM ones, which these days sit unused in their lovely tin box, totally unused, so why would I buy more? Well, that was what I thought till I saw this. Wink
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Marion
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea Anna. I too have a little tine of MM alphas sitting quietly in my stash and no acrylic alphas.
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anna
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

really? wow - i still regret not buying the magnetic alphas when i last saw them. Crying or Very sad but you know, i have a thing for alphas. (which is such a turn-around from when i started scrapping... Laughing )
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great Anna. I agree Kathy, i think i need to get me some small alpha stamps!
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