Design Stamps are a bit tricky. I highly recommend you practice on some cheap metal before diving into your Sterling Silver or Gold Filled. Click here to purchase a piece of copper sheet for practicing.
For best results with Design Stamps, make sure there is NO padding under your Bench Block, make sure you are working on a stable table, and use a hammer which weighs at least 16 ounces. We recommed a Brass Head Mallet. Feel free to hit the stamp more than once, but hold the stamp steady, making sure you don't shift at all between hits. The more confident you are with the hammer and the strength behind it, the better your impression will be.
Click the TILT & TAP STAMPING METHOD button above for more tips on working with our Design Stamps.
This is a great stamp design. There are so many themes this stamp can be used in: Use with the new camper trailer stamps to create picnic scene; use with overlapping heart stamps and put initials on each heart with this little rainbow over the hearts to signify that the theme represents a "freedom to marry" couple. And, of course, it's perfect for St. Patrick's day themes!