I have wasted more cardstock trying to put the stamp down and then placing the cardstock on top. I can't tell you enough how my stamping has changed since I started using MISTI. Using the large background stamps does not make me nervous anymore. Especially the stamps with a lot of solid space. I hope you find this technique interesting enough to make you want to try MISTI. Please check out the shop tab at the top of the menu on where to order. Have a great day!