Sunday, July 18, 2010

A review of Do Crafts Born to shop clear stamps.

With the purse strings being a bit tight for all of us crafters, the Do Crafts brand always seem to come up with really good value for money products. I decided to try a set of the new Born To Shop clear stamps from Cuttingedge crafts. They retailed through them at £6.75 with free postage and seemed very good value for money.  When they arrived there were 8 stamps in total. Four large ones and four smaller stamps.
The packaging was very colourful and gave you an idea of how the stamps would look coloured up.  The acetate the stamps were resting on was also quite thick.  The stamps peeled off and adhered easily to both Rock-a-blocks and an acrylic block.

I stamped using memento ink on to normal, smooth card using both the rock-a-blocks and an acrylic block and at first glance the images seemed quite crisp, but on closer inspection the print was slighty smudgy, but was ok to be readable.  I repeated this several times, but each time the print was not as crisp as it usually is with a rubber stamp.

The images are very detailed once stamped, and this made it quite difficult when colouring.  I found that the whimsical style of the stamps meant that I couldn't be fussy about my colouring and it was difficult to see when an arm ended and a bag began. The colouring top sheet is invaluable in this case.

I think that they would be perfect for a girlfriend's card and the the results speak for themselves. These stamps are the largest four.


Kathyk said...

This was too good a review not to post on here too - looking forward to more of this calibre - thanks


Craftyrose said...

Why thanks Kathy!Much appreciated! xx