Do you like my Hip Hip Hooray Card? I used Happy Birthday Gorgeous which is a photopolymer stamp set and You Lift Me Up which is a Clear Mount stamp set. I also used the matching Balloon Punch and the Classic label Punch. I love how these coordinating punches make it so easy!
Getting a really great stamped image is such a tada! moment and there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a new stampers expression of delight when they stamp for the first time. It never gets old!
There at some very common things that can sometimes happen when you first start stamping though that can leave you frustrated and instead of feeling pleased and excited can put you off. Fortunately these are very simple to prevent indeed.
The most common one I often see is the "halo" mark around the stamped image. This is usually caused by using the wrong sized acrylic block for the stamp. This results in the block making contact with the ink pad, or from pressing the stamp too hard into the ink pad.
Clear Mount stamps (red rubber) and Photopolymer stamps(see through) both require placing on to acrylic blocks to use. They simply cling on on and pull off between uses and are very easy to use. There are lots of stamp sizes and it is important to choose the nearest size block to fit your stamps to get the best results. Buying a small selection of sizes of acrylic blocks is a good investment and one you only have to make once. Each stamp set in the catalogue shows you the recommended size blocks needed taking any guess work away!
You can see at the very bottom on the front of the stamp set the recommended blocks for use. It is also listed in the catalogue.
In my You Tube Tutorial here, I explain and demonstrate the types of stamps you can buy, how to avoid mistakes and get a great result every time. I also show you how to care for your stamps. they are an investment after all.
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I hope you find these stamping tips helpful. I will be running a series of videos and blog posts with tips and techniques. Please let me know if there are any you would like to see included and I will try to put them in. ☺
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