I LOVE that Stamp-A-Ma-Jig! Even with the clear-mount stamps, it's sometimes better to use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig positioner rather than 'eye-balling it' (especially with very precise images).

Now I want to warn you…Almost ALWAYS I use only current Stampin' Up! product in my creations, but when it comes to scrapbooking I occasionally bring out some retired products. So FYI: The alphabet images you are seeing below are from a retired set, but everything else is current.

I was at a scrapbooking retreat this weekend working on my Disney Trip Album and wanted to emboss the title next to my photos with Iridescent Ice embossing powder so the letters would be subtle yet shimmery to replicate the sparkle that I saw in my photos. So here's what I did. (And here's what you'll want to do to get the same effect.)

First you'll want to mount your stamp to the clear block – apply pressure for 5-10 seconds to get it to cling.


Position your imaging sheet securely in the corner of your Stamp-A-Ma-Jig t-bar. Then using a dark color (I used Island Indigo), ink up your stamp, line up your stamp with the t-bar, go straight down and stamp the image.


Clean off your stamp being sure it is still clinging in the exact same place on your block afterwards.


Now re-ink your stamp with VersaMark™ ink.


Line up your imaging sheet where you want your image to appear.


Bring the t-bar in place next to the imaging sheet. Then remove the imaging sheet.


Line up your stamp with the t-bar and come straight down to stamp it.


Then remove your photo that helped you to line the image up. (The embossing process could ruin your photo.) Notice I already had stamped and embossed the 'S'. Had I not embossed it prior to stamping the next letter, the t-bar would've messed up either the ink or the powder. So I did each letter one at a time.)


Add the embossing powder and shake/tap off the excess.


Heat with the heat tool/embossing gun. Slowly move your tool over your image and watch your powder melt and change. Heating too long can flatten and dull your powder giving you the opposite results.


Do the same steps with the remaining images.







Stamp Your Art Out! ~Rachel

Supplies used: VersaMark™ ink, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Heat Tool, Island Indigo Classic ink and card stock, Gumball Green card stock, Daffodil Delight card stock, Elegant Eggplant card stock, Tangerine Tango card stock, Basic Black card stock, Dimensionals, Rhinestones, and Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes, 1/2" Circle, 3/4" Circle, 7/8" Scalloped Circle, and 1-1/4" Scalloped Circle.