The Stamp-a-ma-jig is a wonderful tool to help you with perfectly aligned stamped images. The are several uses for the stamp-a-ma-jig including perfect placement on a project and perfect placement for two step stamping. This tutorial shows you how to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to two step stamp a peony from Stampin' Up!'s Pretty Peony (Item 111119, $36.95).
|Step 1: Lay your Stamp-a-ma-jig (SAMJ) down and slide an imaging sheet into the corner of the SAMJ.|
|Step 2: Ink the detailed stamp with the darker color. Hold down the SAMJ and stamp the imaging sheet, butting the stamp into the corner of the SAMJ.|
|Step 3: Carefully raise stamp. You dark detail image is now on the imaging sheet.|
|Step 4: Stamp your bold image with a lighter color on your cardstock. Take the stamped image sheet and place it over the lighter image. Align it to where the detail stamp will lay.|
|Step 5: Carefully reposition the SAMJ to the corner of the imaging sheet. Take care not to move the image sheet.|
|Step 6: Hold the SAMJ in place and carefully lift the imaging sheet from the cardstock. Ink up the detail stamp with a darker color and butt it against the corner of the SAMJ. Firmly stamp onto the cardstock.|
|Step 7: Remove the stamp and now you have a perfectly stamped flower with details.|
|Step 8: Finish your project as desired.|
Bonus tip: Have you run out of imaging sheets? Use overhead projector transparencies! The imaging sheet used in this tutorial is actually a one quarter sized sheet of an overhead projector transparency.