I’ll admit it. I have an addiction. While many of my fellow crafters are obsessed with knitting or crocheting, I can’t stop stamping. I know it might seem a bit weird, but when you think about it, there are so many fun things you can do with stamps. I love using them for my scrapbook pages or for a little bit of embellishment on a homemade card. Since I’m not exactly the most artistic person in the world, stamps let me get creative without sacrificing the outcome of the finished product.
Now, even as much as I love stamps, I do have one problem with them: they’re messy! A lot of times I end up with extra smudges of ink in random places, but other times I don’t press hard enough and the image is so faint I have to try to re-stamp over the original image and that makes it even messier.
Luckily I was recently talking to my friend over in England and she told me about this product that everyone over there is using for their stamping projects: the Rock-A-Blocks Stamping Block Set. It’s a stamp mounting system that lets you seamlessly roll your stamp onto whatever surface you’re decorating. All you have to do is place your clear stamp on the curved block and then slowly roll it onto the paper. That’s it… that’s all you have to do to get a perfectly stamped image, and it literally works perfectly every time! Not only does the curved design help with the application, but the block also has guide rails on its sides which prevent any extra ink from getting on your paper. Imagine how many sheets of paper you’ll save by avoiding those mess-ups that inevitably happen when you stamp with ordinary acrylic blocks!
For more about this awesome tool, you can check out the review at FaveCrafts.com.
I got my own Rock-A-Blocks stamping block set in the mail the other day and I’ve been trying to decide what my first project to make with it should be. I think I’m going to make this pretty thank you card. I love the fun floral design and I think the images are going to come out just right now that I have these cool blocks to use. I can only imagine what disastrous results I would have gotten had I tried to make this card by freehand stamping! It would NOT have been pretty…