Have you used a Stamp Chuckie with your MISTI or Stamp Platform?
You may be asking...."What is a stamp chuckie?" I am sure a few of my friends are reading this blog right now about to text me and ask me if I've gone crazy and if I've started to imagine new products for stamping.
Nope, I have not and yes this is really a thing.
Now, a stamp chuckie is used with a MISTI or stamp platform and instead of using your hand to rub the door of the stamp platform you use the handheld apparatus to smoosh the door down. It gives you more pressure than your palm.
I'll show you!
This is my handmade chuckie or helper for my stamp platform.
Supply List to make your own
- Candle or Jar lid
- Gorilla Glue or E6000
- CTMH ink refill
- Circle Furniture moving pad
it is made of a yankee candle lid, I took the plastic pc off the lid, colored the lid by painting it with ModPodge and I mixed a few drops of a Close to My Heart ink refill in it to make it look like sea glass. I then glued a furniture slider that had a felt covering on the bottom so that it wouldn't scratch my MISTI.
Furniture slider looks like this. You can find them on Amazon or even at the .99 only store.
I got this idea from a video that Nancy Stamps put on YouTube, check her out, she shares a lot of great ideas.
Trying out my tool.
I used Distress Oxide black soot and a close to my heart stamp set. (Bear Hugs)
Especially with stamps that are solid, its important to rub the outside of your MISTI when you press down on the stamp to get a really good impression. This new tool helps with that.
Don't want to make one? There are commercial versions as well.
Thanks for making a Chuckie with me!
Do you have any other ideas for these or any tips/tricks stamping?
Leave me a comment!