(Closed) stupid stamping

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

just make sure you are pressing in the middle and then each corner when you press down, youll get the hang of it 🙂

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

it takes some practice on scrap paper — not envelopes! you might want to try a different ink also.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

For me, what works best is stamping on a solid, hard surface (like the dining table rather than on a laptop/tv table). I put the stamp down and then try to put equal pressure all over the stamp. If you’re noticing that you’re consistently missing ONE spot, add a little pressure there. The thing I always do that’s really annoying is I manage to get ink on the edges of the stamp and then get that on the envelope. Ugghhh frustrating.

Just keep in mind it’s only an envelope, it doesn’t have to be perfect, no one is going to notice and it’ll end up in the recycling bin pretty quickly anyways.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

okay… 

does the stamp have a handle?  or is it flat?  If it has a handle, try Rolling the stamped image on, very carefully…  if its flat, tap the ink to the stamp mulitple times in multiple locations, to make sure you get thorough coverage of the ink.

what is the brand of ink you are using?  Make sure you are using a “craft” pad ink.  Stamin Up has the bst ones IMO.  Also,it takes a while for white ink to dry, so do not touch it!  put it in a place where it can dry. 

I also agree with  the poster… use a good solid hard surface like your dining room table.  to stamp them on.

go to michaels and buy some black cardstock and practice practice practice.  Do not waste your envelopes!  make sure you are using dark cardstock to represent the color of the envelopes you are using.

 

I am an avid stamper/cardmaker, please feel free to PM me if you have any questions.  I’m sure others on here are like me too and we will all be able to help in any way we can;)

Ronney

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My suspicion is that you aren’t the problem its the ink pad.

like @Ronneykay: said Stampin up is good, however I recently purchased a Fiskars stamp pad and it is the most marvelous thing EVER.

or perhaps one of your BM’s is a “professional”  stamper and you don’t know it? hint hint

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Kermie, what fiskars stamp pad is it????? do tell!!!!  🙂 >anxious clapping< LOL

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I bought it at Michaels in Ontario Canada

Its Fiskars High Density Pigment Ink “2x more ink than most ink pads” -they aren’t lying

It is truly the only stamp pad that I have found to show up very black. Its much blacker than my Archival Ink & Stampn Up pad.  I love it for embossing too.

It was really reasonably priced as well

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Thanks Kermie, I will be looking for that:)  Love embossing! **sigh**

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