At On Stage we had the news that we will be having cling mount stamps. When you see the new spring summer catalogue you will notice that stamps are either cling or polymer. If you haven’t come across cling mount stamps, these stick like crazy to your stamping block and you do need to be careful when removing them so you don’t rip the foam.
I was lucky to receive a free stamp set at On Stage and these are the new cling mount. Not wanting to be wasteful, I am utilising the remnants of my stamp stickers to change my current clear mount stamps to cling. This is really easy, a bit fiddly, but worth the effort.
As with our other stamps, you get the sheet that you peel off the stickers to attach to your stamp. The thing with the new cling stamps is that with the waste, you can utilise this to make your clear mount, cling. I have gone through and ‘mounted’ up my stamps and with the left overs I have made some of the stamps in my fairy celebration stamp set, cling! Sometimes you are not going to get a big enough piece to cover your whole stamp, but you can use strips to add to your current clear mount stamps.
Here’s how I converted my stamps:
You want to have the shiny side of the waste face up, taking your cling mount stamp, place this face down onto the waste (the red rubber should be looking at you).
Draw around the stamp so you have your outline and then cut this from the waste.
Once you have cut the shape, peel off the backing paper (not the glossy side) from the piece so you have a sticky side and the glossy side, and place your stamp onto this piece.
Next, and this can be fiddly, remove the glossy piece. I found my take my pick tool very handy for this with the flat part, or use your pokey tool.
And, ta-dah. One very clingy, clear mount stamp!
I hope everything was easy to follow. I would have done a video for this but I don’t think you would appreciate a man-child in the background who is not very quiet at the moment! The new cling mount stamps make their debut in the spring/summer catalogue which is released on 3 January 2019. Get in touch if you need a copy.