Unpacking the stamparatus! I love it, you get two hinged plates that you can move along, and the positioning plate is marked in both metric and inches. The two hinged plates also have grid lines which help with lining up. Think of the clear plates as your acrylic blocks.
The back of the stamparatus has feet to keep it in place and places for the two magnets.
The magnets, a tip for these. They are really, really strong. Some tips that are coming out is to wrap them in some duct tape (or washi tape), as if they touch they could potentially break. They are that strong, seeing they have to hold your card stock down pretty securely.
You get an instruction leaflet with the stamparatus and thinking about it, if you are left handed you might love this positioned even more as you can stamp from the left or right.
The clear plates just pop into the hinges – make sure if you are using two plates that you don’t close them together or the hinges will break.
I’m having a play and using just one magnet as that is plenty strong enough to hold my card on to the platform. As I am using the polymer stamps, I am using the foam pad that comes with the stamparatus.
I have laid out my stamps onto the card (flat side facing up) and then lower the plates on to the stamps. I’ve put the baker and the small sentiment onto one plate and the ‘happy birthday’ onto the other once I had stamped so I could line up the greeting. This is great, no peering to see if I have lined it up correctly and now I can batch make these cards so much easier.
This really is a tool for those that batch make, those who do two+ step stamping, and with being able to move the plates, you can do multiple stamping. This is also going to be great when you have a stamp that has multiple layers of colour.
For me, it is going to make lining up stamps so much easier as I am having some dexterity issues and peering through the glasses to see where I am stamping. I can now put the un-inked stamp on my project to line it up, and then ink and stamp 😍
As someone said, this is a stamp positioner with attitude! 💪
Oh, nearly forgot, with the plates being hinged, you have four stamping platforms available as you can use both sides!
These are a couple of my finished cards, ready to go into a gift box which contain a selection of cards.