The Stampers Secret Weapon Stamp Mat and Paper Piercer by Sizzix and Stephanie Barnard will simplify stamping impressions and piercing of small projects. The self-healing smooth side of the mat is an ideal surface for creating clean and detailed images and the flip-side of the mat is coarse for piercing and creating. At the top of the mat is a coarse bar for quick piercing for small projects or to set a quick brad. The Paper Piercer has a comfortable handle grip for your comfort when working with different materials and has a removable cap for safety and storage. The mat is made of the same type of foam between the rubber image and the woodblock of a mounted stamp and measures approximately 12" x 10 1/2" x 1/2" and the piercer measures approximately 5 3/8" x 1/2".
LOVE this mat! Don't know how I did without it... It is perfect for stamping as you have even pressure when you press inked stamp on cardstock.. I have used the piercer for making holes for brads and it comes out perfect. Glad I added it to my craft supplies!
I had no idea there was such a thing as this stamp mat until I signed up tor the Scrapbook.com Sizzix tutorial. My fuzzy stamped images and uneven ink is no longer a problem, thanks to this mat. Now I come out with clear, sharp images that even better when embossed.
Wow. I had no idea acrylic stamps needed a surface that has "give". This stamp mat has improved my stamping by leaps and bounds. I now get clean crisp images.
I have heard people use mouse pads, this mat is less "squishy". The mat is light weight and has two textures. The main one is on the stamping area and the other is the narrow part for the piercing. I love that it comes with the piercer since there is usually die cut involved when I stamp.
I think this well thought out stamping mat and piercer would be a good tool for anyone who has stamps.
Wasn't sure if this would be something that would be useful. Well, I'll tell you it really is! Your stamps come out so much clearer, with less problems. I make my own greeting cards, and use this almost every day. And the paper piercer with the other side of the mat works wonders too. You won't regret buying this little extra.
Excellent product! After having breast cancer & a quadruple bypass, this item has allowed me to stamp again, without too much trouble. I have been stamping for about 21 years, and this is, by far, the best stamping aid I have ever bought! It also keeps my arms & back from getting too sore! Thank you, Ellison,and Scrapbook. Com for carrying it!
I bought this and wondered if it would really make that much difference in my stamping. Well, yes, yes it did. I still try stamping without it, then using the mat, and it is always better with the Secret Weapon! This is totally worth the small investment to achieve the best possible results with your stamps.
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