A question for you stampers - I've got a few clear stamps that I've not used for a long time that have got so firmly stuck to their acetate backing sheets that they seem impossible to peel off. I've actually damaged a few of them and I don't want to destroy any more. Do any of you have any tips for helping to release them?
This stamp, for instance, only ever gets used in the run up to Valentine's Day and then is set aside for the next 11 months. It was totally welded to the acetate backing - in the end the only way I could use it was to glue the whole thing, backing and all, to my acrylic block and then wash the glue off after I'd done my stamping. And no, the washing off didn't release the stamp, something I'd hoped might happen!
Anyway, here is the stamped image, combined with a little heart-y ribbon from my stash and three red heart shaped mirror stickers. Those mirror stickers are acrylic ones, and there isn't a line of glue seeping out of the bottom, that's a shadow because they are so thick! They are bright red in real life, but so very reflective they've come up looking black. I've had them absolutely ages, well, not just the hearts, actually three packs of assorted mirror embellishments, and it's the first time I've used any of them, so hopefully as time passes I will work out a way of showing them more effectively.
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