Post # 1
I am going to be stamping/embossing our invitations (which I now totally regret but at this point I kind of have to!)
The stamp I am using is kind of big, and it is hard to get it inked with a regular size ink pad. Also, the closest color I found isn’t perfect, so I was thinking…could I get a foam stamp pad, two refill colors, and make my own large stamp? Has anyone ever done this? Would it work, or should I just stick it out with the size/color of ink pad that I have? I’m not sure if I would just dump the ink on the pad, or….how that works?
Any advice is appreciated!!!
Post # 3
hi there. that actually sounds like it could work (granted that you chose the right kind of foam to use). of course i would actually test it out first and then if it doesn’t work then i’d just stick it out with what you have already. oh. also, if you are using 2 refill colors i would mix those together first and then add to the foam pad to make sure it’s evenly blended.
Post # 4
hmmm…do they sell a "blank" ink pad? does anyone know of one or has tried this out? I agree, choco83, it definitely SEEMS like it could work…but lots of times I think of things that i think might work and they don’t haahaa!!!!
Post # 5
If you do end up using the smaller ink pad…. An easier way to ink a stamp is to turn the stamp upside-down so the rubber side faces up. Then hold the inkpad in your hand and ink the stamp. It’s sort of backwards than the typical way, but it works great. You also won’t get ink onto the corners of the stamp, which is a good thing!
Post # 6
Thats a great tip, I might have to try that. I dont really want to try the other way if I am not sure that it works or that someone else has tried it…I have wasted enough money on this project. But I will have to get more ink anyway, I just want to make it easier on myself