I saw a demonstrator at a craft show using clear stamps with a kind of handle – a flat, clear base with an angled handle. What are these?
It sounds like the acrylic block you spotted is the lightweight ‘ClarityMount’ handle, designed by Clarity Stamps. Available in several sizes, the block works like other acrylic blocks you may be used to. Some stampers prefer to permanently mount their stamps with an adhesive layer, like this one, but the mounts can be used by temporarily fixing either clear or cling rubber stamps. The shaped handle is useful for a good grip while applying pressure.
I’ve been trying glitter paper for layering and die cutting but can’t find one that doesn’t shed everywhere and lose its finish. Any tips?
It’s true that lower-quality papers just don’t have the same sticking power where the glitter surface is concerned! There are some high-quality products around that give a longer-lasting finish, so aim for a reputable brand. We love the ‘Glitter Silk’ card by Core’dinations – it’s non-shed, even when cut or torn!