Simon Saturday Stamping with dies.

Hey lovelies and welcome to Simon Saturday.

I am sure many of you are like me and like to see how far we can stretch our supplies, especially items such as dies.

I know for some die’s can be a considered purchase so I wanted to show one way in which you can stretch their uses.

There is lots of different ways to use dies other than their intended use but this is one of my favourite ways.

Stamping with dies….I bet some of you are wondering what on earth I mean by this, but yes you can stamp with your dies, all you need is your die, die cutting machine, fun foam, ink, stamping block & some adhesive.

You can use most dies for this, but I wouldn’t use any with fine detail as this doesn’t stamp detail well.

You start off by running your die through your die cutting machine with some fun foam. Make sure that once you are done if using a die like me that has lots of pieces, that you don’t lose any of the pieces you want to use.

Apply adhesive to your stamping block…note that this may be tricky to remove ( I use WD40 to remove any residue)

You can use the die cut pieces however you want, I have arranged them into a patter that I like, but you have so many possibilities, especially when using a die such as this with multiple pieces.

I always stamp a few times onto some scrap paper, this is manly because you require different pressure when stamping this way and it gives me a chance to get used to it.

Once you are happy your new die stamp is ready to use and you can get as creative as you want with it.

I wanted to use it to create a background directly onto an A2 notecard.

As you can see due to the nature of the foam you won’t get crisp edges but for me thats ok and I like the effect it gives.

To clean the “stamp” I use a paper wipe and scrap paper. You can leave these attached to your block or remove them when finished, in my experience once you remove them you cannot reuse them, but this could depend on your adhesive.

To finish this card off I added Simons You die and sentiment with a die cut vellum heart.

This is such a fun technique with some many possibilities and really allows you to get creative with your dies.

I do hope you will try it, and don’t forget to share with me if you do as I love seeing your work.

I don’t have a giveaway this time round, but join me on the next Simon Saturday for a great giveaway and more inspiration for using your Simon Says Stamp products.

Happy Crafting and have an amazing day

 

Spellbinders Platinum
Spellbinders Platinum

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White fun Foam
White fun Foam

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Simon Says Stamp Burnt Orange Card Stock

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Neenah Solar White 110lb

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Posted by Tracy

A lover of all things crafty, avid book & film geek. Wife & furmomma. Addicted to coffee, ink and stamps.

8 comments

This is actually a technique I’ve used a fair amount. I love using the big Winnie & Walter word dies as stamps & the Ellen Hutson Bold Blossoms since I don’t own the stamp set. I’ve never used one with multiple pieces like this, but it sure made a beautiful card, Tracy!

Thank you so much Greta, it’s a great technique isn’t it and definitely gets more from your supplies. Sending hugs xxx

Stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie)

Great results. Look forward to trying this technique!

I can’t wait to see what you create Jeanie 😀

Great fun technique, I think I would make a real mess and completely stuff up…xx [aNNie]

You wouldn’t Annie, if I can do it anyone can x

sweet card!!

Thank you Tara x

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