Stamp Perfect Images

Would you like to Stamp Perfect Images Every Time?  This simple technique works with all types of stamps and all kinds of ink pads.

This Video is almost 7 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:

Choose your stamp(s):  Rubber: Wood Mount, Clear-Mount, or Cling; or  Photopolymer
Choose your ink pad(s)  Foam or felt
Cardstock or paper
Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199 for use with Photopolymer Stamps

TIPS:

1.  Wood Mount stamps are ready to use as they are already on a block.  Clear and Cling Mount Rubber stamps need to be put on a block so you can use them.  If you want them perfectly lined up on your stamp block lay them on grid paper, then put the block on them.

2.  Ink up your stamps correctly to stamp perfect images every time.
~Foam ink pads:  Lightly pat the stamp on the ink pad.  You do not want any ink except on the part you want to stamp on your cardstock.
~Felt ink pads:  Gently rub your stamp in circles over the ink pad OR rub the ink pad in circles over your stamp.  Keep the ink pad flat so the ink only goes on the part of the stamp you want.

3.  Stamp straight down, count to 5, then pull the stamp straight up.  This is the MOST important way to stamp perfect images every time!  Do NOT tilt or roll your stamp block as your image will appear darker in spots or if there is ink on the stamp around the edges you will get a ring-around-the-rubber stamped image.

Check out videos on how to use the New Style Ink Pads and the older Style Ink Pads.

Here is the finished card.
Perfect stamping cardStamps:  Meant to Be  Cling Rubber #148626
Amazing Life  Photopolymer #148750
Inks:  Lovely Lipstick
Garden Green
Cardstock:  Whisper White  4″ x 5-1/4″
Garden Green  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score & fold at 4-1/4″
Adhesive:  SNAIL

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Reinking Stampin’ Up! Markers and Ink Pads

Are your Markers drying out?  Is the ink from your Ink Pads getting lighter or uneven in color?  Watch this Video and learn to reink both your Markers and Ink Pads.  It is pretty quick.

I made this video two years ago.  One of my Markers needed reinking at a recent event and I could not remember how to reink it.  So here is the video so we can all take care of these coloring tools and get great results every time.

This video is about 8 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stampin’ Up! Ink Pad with ink refill in the same color
Stampin’ Up! Marker with ink refill in the same color
Tweezers
Needle Nose Pliers
NOTES:
~I laid printer paper on top of a Silicone Craft Sheet to keep the ink from soaking through to my desktop.
~You use the same technique to reink the 2018 NEW Ink Pads.
~DO NOT reink Stampin’ Blends Markers with regular ink refills.  Blends are Alcohol Markers.  Stampin’ Up! does not sell ink refills for them.  You will just need to buy a new marker. Luckily they are sold individually.

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