On Wednesday we held a party near Silhouette headquarters in Utah, USA to celebrate the all new Silhouette Mint™. We invited bloggers, fans, and crafters from around the area and asked them to come and try the Mint for themselves. We wanted to show you what we made!
Our guests were invited to grab a stamp block and stamp sheet (shown in the packages below). After the guests had selected their size, we took them to the computers to get them creating.
The favorite design of the day was arrows. They were used on everything from return address stamps to fun detail stamps for patterned papers and scrapbooking.
Using Mint Studio™, the free design software that comes with the Mint, our guests placed and arranged their designs. Once they were satisfied with what was on their screen, they sent it to the Mint.
The Mint uses thermal printing to create a 3D relief of your design. You insert a blank stamp sheet and in seconds you have your finished stamp. There were a lot of very impressed first-time Mint users! They couldn’t believe how fast and easy it was to make their own custom stamps.
Once the designs had been Minted, it was time to get to the colorful part of the afternoon–inking the design. Now in case you don’t know how Mint inks work, prepare for your mind to be blown. You don’t need ink pads to make these stamps work.
Forget everything you thought you knew about stamping because the Mint changes everything!
The Mint stamps have a special inner reservoir that absorbs the ink when it is spread on top. That inner reservoir holds onto the ink, allowing you to stamp up to 50 times without having to re-ink your stamps. The Mint comes with four colors (yellow, blue, red, and black) and we will be releasing new colors over the coming months.
Once the guests had Minted and inked their stamps, it was time to stamp off the excess ink. All it took was a few extra stamps (as shown below), and in no time the results were perfectly detailed ink stamps.
Now that you know how we party, how are you going to use the Mint to decorate for your parties?