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Those of you who have this set know that it's long and narrow. Do I cut close to the letters like the other sets I have or do I leave more rubber. I'm fearful that if I cut close, they will wobble when I stamp with them. What is your advice? TIA.
I have had this problem with a lot of sets and the only thing I can tell you is...it is next to impossible to be sure. You're right..if you cut it too close then it will wobble, BUT if you leave rubber you may get ink on the card from that piece of rubber. With Simple Sayings and other sets like that I usually cut close and then, when I stamp it, pay very close attention to what you are doing. I try to place all of my pressure on the stamp in the middle where the words are and not the entire stamp. HTH, though I am sure it doesn't.
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Wanda, What I do with set like this is cut what I think would be good and try it. If the edges are still getting stamped than I cut some more on those places until that doesn't happen. It's very easy to take the stamp off and remounting it. I do it all the time. Carol
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The problem with these sets is that if you don't cut them close, it's very easy to get an edge when stamping. What I do is bevel out so that there is more foam than rubber.....like this: / \ instead of | |.
Then when you stamp, hold the stamp in both hands and go straight up and down with it. It will help you keep from rocking the stamp...you're bound to do it otherwise. A little practice will get you stamping quite well with it. Good luck!
I started out cutting "wide" then when that left an image; I tried to unmount it and almost ruined the stamp; the rubber started separating. So I carefully cut more rubber off and remounted it. It seems to work fine. I cut the rest of them close. The key is going to be no rocking it while stamping.