Saturday, April 8, 2017

We R Precision Press Tutorial

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a really simple 'Thinking of you' card 
using Just Rite Sentimental Damask.

I used this set last week, however since then I got a new tool !! 
So, I thought I would show 
the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press in use.

Background stamps are hard when you have short fingers.
I've always had trouble with larger stamps 
that requires gripping an acrylic block 5" or larger.

Where has this tool been all my life?!?

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press 
Inks: PTI Enchanted Evening, True Black
Cardstock: PTI White, Enchanted Evening
Just Rite Sentimental Damask

I positioned the 4.25" x 5.5" white cardstock, so the center of the width 
is on the 3" mark and the top edge against the straight edge.  
Then, secured it with low-tack painters tape.

The acrylic cover has a nice 1/8" square grid - so helpful.  
I positioned the upper stamp center on the 3" mark, 
down 1 square from the top.
The second stamp I positioned with a .25" gap for the sentiment.

I checked the position of the stamp on the cardstock.
Nicely centered.

Ink the stamp side.

Close the cover and press evenly, then open.
I have to say one of the nicest thing is being able to close
 the cover again if a spot didn't ink properly.  
The repeat-ability is perfect. Love that!

Make one or a stack of images. 

Then I picked out a sentiment.

Aligned the sentiment stamp in the stamped image.
Close the acrylic cover...

...and the sentiment sticks to the cover. 
Ink the sentiment.  I used black.

Close the cover and press evenly.

Finished stamped image.

Simple card - so easy.

There are several stamp presses out there, 
varying sizes, styles and cost $10-50.  
The expensive ones use magnets to hold the paper.  
I love magnets, but I chose this one because it was half the cost.

After some research, I liked the design of this one best.
One piece and the size is good for storage.  
The stamp area is 6x6", which is large enough for me 
and open on 2 sides in case I want to use a larger sheet of cardstock. 
I'm really happy with it.

I know your wondering...
It works with clear stamps, but does it work for thicker 
rubber mounted cling stamps too?


The hinge is slotted vertically to handle thicker stamps too.

Here is my 1st try with a cling mount rubber stamp.
This is a Tim Holtz set - On the Railroad

Since this stamp comes indexed with the image,  
I placed my cardstock on the base, then positioned the stamp on the paper.

Closed the acrylic cover...

now your stamp is ready for ink...

ink it up...

 Close the cover and press evenly.
So easy.

Now, to make a card with this image.

Thanks for stopping by...

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