SKILL LEVEL : Easy
It's all in the details. Add an extra special touch to your work outfit or formal occasion attire with personalized, hand-stamped cuff links. May you always remained 'linked' to that certain person, moment, or occasion every time you wear them!
New to hand stamping?
Place cuff link blank on stamping block. Secure straight stamp guide on blank. Use guide marks to evenly space out letters and align stamp impressions.
TIP: Use stamp tape to secure the cuff link blank to the stamping block so it doesn’t move while stamping.
TIP: Write desired message directly onto the stamp guide and utilize the guideline marks for spacing.
Place stamp on blank, above the corresponding mark on the stamp guide. Lightly drag stamp towards the guide until the stamp catches the edge of the guide. Strike the stamp once with medium force using Metal Stamping Hammer. Repeat to complete desired word. Remove stamp guide. Stamp the remaining cuff link blank to make a complementary stamped pair of cuff links.
TIP: If the stamp has an ImpressArt logo, make sure it is facing you so that the impression is stamped in the correct direction.
TIP: Slightly tilt the stamp towards you while dragging the stamp towards the guide. Make sure you hold the stamp flat and firmly in place before striking the stamp.
NOTE: For lowercase letters g, j, p, q, y: Place bottom of the stamp on the thin horizontal blue line that runs through the guide marks.
Highlight impressions with Stamp Enamel. Wait 3-5 minutes and then dab the excess enamel into the impressions with a paper towel before lightly wiping it away from the surface of the blanks.
Use the double-sided adhesive sticker that comes with the kit to adhere the stamped blanks inside each cuff link.
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