(Closed) DIY Fail #1: Napkin-DIY-Stamping Woes

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I really don’t think it looks bad, if I didn’t know the look that you were going for I would think these were great!

could it have something to do with the surface that you’re stamping on? perhaps you should try some different surfaces?

Post # 5
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1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

try unfolding the napkin partially so only a thin part will between the table and stamp.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

What does it look like on plain paper? or with a different stamp? Just curious. Sometimes stamps do need to warmup a bit, you may try to get the stamp wet with ink then let it dry and repeat so the stamp will be flat and fill in any voids. Thats really all I can think. It maybe the ink pad, try swipping the stamp instead of blotting… ?

Post # 8
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2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Captain013:  Great ideas Captain.  I would also unfold the napkin and try another ink.  Maybe go for a whiter white or a different brand?  I found that some inks work great on one material but not another.   

Post # 10
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698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@jnfursttobe:HI!  So glad I could inspire you!!!  And you’re my neighbor!!!!  Staz-on is awesome…I used versafine for another project, but staz-on is the best for clear results.  Maybe it was the rubber stamp?  I’ve seen a lot of posts complaing about these issues using rubber stamps.  I used the clear ones and they seem to just stamp better. 

Good luck! Let me know if you need any help ๐Ÿ™‚ I finished all my projects and I’m BORED! LOL!

Post # 12
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698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@jnfursttobe:Awe, thanks dear! Wow! Hawaii??? I’d love to go there! If you need help with vendors and such when you get back, let me know.  Obviously by that point I will have reviews of my own as well ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 14
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2742 posts
Sugar bee

@jnfursttobe: I had problems stamping when I was prepping. I took my materials to PaperPresentation. I don’t know how far you are from the city. Anyhow, the lady over there took 5minutes and showed me what I was doing wrong. If you can’t come into the city, go to Michael’s or Joan’s and someone will show you. Good luck. I gocco’ed my napkins. All 1,000 of them. I used Mrs. Cupcake as an inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@jnfursttobe:Seriously…It’s freak out time! LOL! I’m still trying to get one of bridesmaids to get a dress; decided that my crinoloine is not puffy enough, so I’m buying another one; have no idea what’s going on (if anything) for a shower/party; no bachy party plans yet; bills, bills, bills…..UGH! And Fiance just bought a brand new PS3…I could rip his balls off right now!

Anyway…please don’t hesitate to reach out for some help when you get back to SJ.  I’m in Mays Landing, so I’m a hop, skip and jump from you! 

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