They sure are then Tim Holtz! I guess when the rubber or clear stamp is put on it will be higher from the paper and thus easier to use. I got these for the grid markings to be used to make a background pattern on a greeting card. Apply two or three colors of ink from the pad onto the grid side, then put the cardstock or layer on the inked grid for an indication-design. Stamp a silhouette or darker image on top; you be the designer. The two tiny blocks are REALLY tiny. Just to let you know. May make a nice design with ink on the grid also.
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