Tips for using your rubber stamps

Stampendous stamps and StazOn InkFor those of you new to rubber stamping, here are a few simple tips:

Pull your stamp carefully off of the plastic they come on from the manufacturer so that you do not tear the slightly stretchy plastic.

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Acrylic blocks are great for giving you a purchase and place to put even pressure when stamping.

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The cardstock in this photo is grainy, so pressing the stamp firmly is doubly important. So is a completely flat surface!

If your table has a bit of a dip in it, you can place a magazine underneath the paper you are stamping on.

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Keep your stamps flat in a dust free drawer or container.

You can use stamp cleaner, baby wipes, or soap and water to clean dried ink out of your stamps. (Dried ink can clog up the stamps details.)

The stamps I used came from Stampendous.

The inks are the new StazOn Minis from Imagine Crafts. I used Spiced Chai and Gothic Purple, but they have lots of really lovely jewel-tone colors in these minis.

Want to learn more and make cards of your own?  I bet if you look around your retail neighborhood you may just find a nifty craft store that has make and take cards or card classes. Jut be warned! Making cards is addictive. Once you start to make cards you will learn techniques that apply to your scrapbook, mixed media, and all kinds of art skills.

Well, what are you waiting for?

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