Creating my own stamps – Silhouette Cameo Stamping Material

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A while back, I fell in love with some cards blogger Lisa  made and posted on sideoatsandscribbles.wumple.com. Even though I LOVED the card that inspired the version above, at the time, I decided that I needed to hold off on buying more stamps. I got so caught up in the hype around the Hero Arts Stamp Your Story line earlier this summer that I have tons of stamps I don’t even use right now.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago, I bought some Silhouette America stamp material. After watching a few reviews on YouTube, I created a rectangle and triangle stamp to see if I could use the same techniques. Rather than buying the new dedicated stamp mat, I used the regular cutting mat. I had no problem using the regular mat but if I end up creating more stamps, I might try it out to see if there’s any difference.

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The stamps are pretty thin and flimsy. It was hard for me to get ink on the stamp without also getting it on my acrylic block so I ended up having to wipe the block before each time I stamped. Even though I used the Hero Arts shadow inks, which usually fill in missing spots, it was pretty difficult to get a good image and I ended up stamping the same area two or three times – yes – many of the blocks on the card are still spotty after multiple restampings. All in all though, I really like the effect although I’m not sure I’ll be able to successfully use her layering techniques with such flimsy stamp material. The image quality didn’t improve even after I used the arm trick.

Bottom Line
I really like the stamping material. For five dollars, I have enough material for probably 100 stamps. Although the quality isn’t the BEST, the stamping material makes it fun, easy, and more affordable to experiment with new stamping techniques.

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4 thoughts on “Creating my own stamps – Silhouette Cameo Stamping Material

  1. Marie F

    I know this is an old post but wanted to drop by with a couple of tips I learned. I love shadow inks, but they aren’t right for this material. Try either pigment inks our versa mark with embossing powder. I got much better results with those!

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