Post # 1
I sat at home all day waiting for my invites to come in the mail so I could stamp them with our return address self-inking stamp, and send them out to our calligrapher. Well, they arrived, but they are very glossy and the ink in the stamp I bought runs! So, I need some advice! What should I do? I’m pretty sure the stamp I bought isn’t compatible with any archival or non-smearing inks. Would it work to buy an archival pad, take out the ink pad in my self-inking and just use the stamp like a normal rubber stamp? I’m also on a time crunch because my calligrapher needs my envelopes by early next week, or she will get too swamped and not be able to complete our invites. What do you guys think? Any advice?
Post # 3
Could you put a clear return address label on it? I know it’s not so elegant…
Post # 4
You could try using some clear embossing powder over the ink and the heat tool to dry it. The paper I used for our Save-The-Date Cards was very glossy and I did this technique on them and it turned out great!
Post # 5
Clear labels!!! These say they don’t smudge printer ink, so I think they’ll be safe for rubber stamp ink too.
Post # 6
Thanks guys! I’m going to go to a stamp store tomorrow and see if I can’t get clear embossing powder. How fun would it be to have our address embossed 🙂
Post # 7
I ended up solving the problem with permanent ink, masking tape and patience. Thanks for all your helpful suggestions!