Stampin’ Q&A regarding Clear Mount Stamps

Q: Sometimes my clear mount stamps don't stick very well on the blocks.  What am I doing wrong?  Does the cling wear off?

A: I've received variations of this question a few times, so here are some causes and solutions for you.

Things that can interfere with Clear Mount Stamps clinging to Clear Mount Blocks
• Dust, glitter, stray bits of embossing powder or paper lint.
• Hand lotions or body oils transferred in the form of fingerprints or smudges.
• Low humidity or dry air can make the stamps less "clingy."  This is common during the winter months or if you live in a dry climate.
Solutions and suggestions:
• Make sure that your Clear Mount Block is clean.  I suggest using Stampin' Mist and a paper towel. Buff dry till it shines.
• Check your stamps to be sure that the back or vinyl side is clean. If in doubt, dampen a paper towel with water or Stampin' Mist and wipe off the stamp. Buff dry.
• Beginning with a clean stamp and clear block; set your stamp, rubber side down onto your work surface.  
• Hold the clear block close to your mouth and exhale your warm, moist breath onto it to create a slight "fog" of moisture.
• Immediately press it firmly onto the stamp. Press and hold for a few seconds.
• When finished for the day, always store your stamps in their cases and your Clear Mount Blocks in the Clear Block Storage Caddy.  The caddy is a great way to keep your blocks organized and out of harm's way.  By using the caddy, your clear blocks are always together and you don't have to worry about them being dropped and scratched or being on your work surface when you accidentally spill embossing powder or glitter.
Remember that the clear blocks can be purchased individually or as a discounted bundle!  
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