We've had some discussion going on in my Stampin' Up! upline's Yahoo group about the clear mount stamps not sticking to the clear blocks. There were lots of great suggestions as to how to remedy that little annoyance. Below is what I compiled this AM. You can click here to print the Word doc of what I compiled.
Remember, the clear-mount stamps from Stampin' Up! are made of the same high quality rubber as their wood-mount stamps. They have been adapted for clear block mounting with self-clinging labels. The clear-mount stamp sets are more economical since you don't have to pay for new blocks with every set. I love this! They are also a major space saver. Don't know about you, but my crafting space is quite limited.
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How to Make Clear Mount Stamps Stick to Blocks: Suggestions from “Udderly Awesome” Demos
"Make sure that the block is very clean, with no finger oils or anything on it. If it still won't stick you can try one of these 2 suggestions: 1) Put a tiny dab of water on the sticker side of the stamp and then press the block onto it with good pressure. Or 2) Put a few little dots of Tombow glue on the stamp and let it sit overnight - Stampin' Up said that it will come off when you are through."
"If the block and/or clear part of the stamp (with the pic on it) is cold or chilled, it will not stick to the clear block. You have to warm it up a bit with your hands. I have had to do this several times and it has always worked."
"I wipe my clear block with a damp cloth and then put the stamp on and it stays. Works like a suction."
"I have also just put a little tiny bit of DOTTO onto the block if the stamp is not sticking and the stamp stays on really well."
"The one thing I do when mounting a clear mount stamp to the block is: Rub the BLOCK on my pant leg or shirt sleeve back and forth about 10 times really rapidly ... that takes off any dust, oils, whatever and it tends to heat it up just a tiny bit … then with the rubber piece on my table, STICKER SIDE UP, just place the block down onto the rubber stamp and press for at least the count of 5 or 10. It takes a few seconds to really press them together good. I have never had a stamp fall off the clear block or had any trouble when doing the above."
"One thing I've been doing with the sticker is to trim the sticker as close as possible to the design and then put it on the rubber piece. Very often this gives you a little border around the image so that you have that added cling effect of no sticker around the edge, but you still have the image."
"I have decided to leave the labels off. It just doesn't stick as well with the label since it's no longer a "rubbery" surface."
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Have a great week, Michelle