First, a disclaimer: I have never heard this rap song and don’t know what’s in it, so I’m not sure if should apologize. But at last month’s Stampin’ Up! Convention, one of the SU! staffers (the financial guy!) claimed “I am … jiggy!” Later on, SU! artists admitted that they, too, were jiggy! And in the Stampin’ Up! world I live in, it means we use a Stamp-a-ma-jig.
What for? Basically, making sure my stamped images are where I want them. Most of the time I don’t use a Stamp-a-ma-jig. I am confident of the placement of my stamps on wood or clear blocks. If I’m not sure (and this is something I recommend to stamp campers who are using my stamps), I stamp on my grid paper to see if the image is straight.
But when I am doing two-step stamping, where the finished image is constructed of two overlapping images, I most definitely use the SAMJ.
(You can see a perfect little tutorial on using this tool at the bottom of page 37 in the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog. My habit is to stamp the solid, or lighter image normally, then use the SAMJ for the overlay image.)
Using the Evergreen set so much in preparation for last weekend’s Stampin’ Addicts blog hop, I figured I’d just make a “permanent” imaging sheet to keep with the set. I cut some of the heavier window sheets SU! used to carry into 2¾” x 4″ pieces — a bit larger than the finished image, just so I have something to hold on to. Then I stamped my image in StazOn ink. Since this set is wood-mounted, the imaging sheet will always work perfectly and I don’t have to prepare it each time I’m ready to stamp. StazOn can be removed from the plastic with StazOn Cleaner if I want to reuse the imaging sheet.