however what I wanted to show you today was a little Stamping Tip to get better coverage on your stamps.
Now that Stampin Up have introduced the new style ink pads this won't be such a problem. However if you are still using your old style ink pads this might help you.
I have a Christmas workshop that I am working on at the moment. I went to stamp an ornament from the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and this is how it looked.
Here is a closeup for you.
So I got out my trusty Stampin Up sanding block and sanded away at it. I sanded in several different directions across the stamp and then wiped it clean with some Stampin Mist.
Come and have a look at the next image I stamped.
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So while I had the stamp set out I decided I would just give them all a little sanding.
This is what the stamp looks like before it is sanded.
Here are the main points to remember:-
. I recommend and use the Stampin Up Sanding Block only. It is a very fine sandpaper and hasn't damaged any of my stamps so far.
. Sand first in one direction a few times then in the opposite direction a few times. Up and down. Or Cross-Hatch are good.
. Wipe clean after sanding before you use your stamp.
Some people like to just rub the stamp with a rough cloth or on their jeans to help remove any factory film from them so you could try this also if you didn't want to sand the stamps.
I hope this has helped you today. If you have any questions please feel free to leave me a comment or contact me (details on blog). Until next time.
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