Let's leave those jumbled thoughts behind us and move on to SYFY (Save Yourself From Yourself) Tip #2. Good news! I found my clear stamps for the 'Wedding Wishes' sentiment! Yay! Now these are very small word stamps, and you know if it could be stamped crooked, I'd do it. I saw this tip on someone's blog, so I remembered it and now I am sharing it with you.
You know that ever-present grid paper in some of our lives? How about we use it, hmmm? Check out how I lined up the two words on my almost-not-big-enough acrylic block:
Those words lined up reeeal nice-like when I used the grid on the paper as my guide. This is a cool thing about clear stamps - you have the opportunity to see a potential 'OMG, I've ruined my whole project because I stamped the sentiment crooked!' moment and save yourself. Or if you are me, I'd probably stamp it crooked anyway, but you would get a chance to save yourself.
Next, I did a test stamp of the sentiment onto my work surface paper, because I wanted to see what it looked like under the vellum. I placed a scrap of the vellum over my test image, and I thought it softened the ink enough to be okay.
Last step: stamp it onto the Very Vanilla base. Naturally I stamped it a little crooked. Hey, it's what I do best!
Here is the finished card:
That's all for tonight. I think I'll go work on the "new neighbor who does not walk her dog, but lets the dog out at 5 am and lets it bark and wake up the neighbors" card that I actually have an idea for (for which I actually have an idea.)