Yesterday I was assembling a set of clear mount stamps,the peel-off piece from the back of the stamp (which I usually discard) looked large enough for me to fix one that had torn on another stamp which has a sticky back.
So I placed the new piece over it.
traced around the outline
then cut out the new piece.
Last step was to place the new piece on the stamp.
Now I save all my larger pieces of backing for who knows what other handy solutions.
To stamp a solid design (say a lantern shape),
ink the back side of a clear mount stamp that has a definite shape, then heat
emboss. To enhance it even further, ink the detailed side of the lantern with a darker ink andstamp into the embossing powder while still warm to
create a slightly indented design with a solid mat. This technique can be used with any closely
cut clear stamp. Just think of the back side of the stamp as a bonus image
especially if you don’t have many solid image stamps.
I tried with gold embossing powder and black overstamp and white embossing powder and Razzleberry overstamp.
I used the resulting images for a card. I chose the gold and black and fussy cut them out. I added eyelets to the handle part and strung gold chord.
I used black cardstock as the base. Then some washi paper. Then a strip of Chinese red cardstock to highlight the lanterns.