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Old 03-22-2007, 07:55 PM   #1  
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Can anyone help? I just mounted one of the stamps from my new letter patterns, but it doesn't come out at all! My pad is nice and juicy, but the image is not coming out in the middle, and if I push too hard on the stamp to get the middle to stamp, you can't see the details on the edges. I'm using the polkadot one. Thanks!
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Old 03-22-2007, 08:23 PM   #2  
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I have this problem with my backgrounds too...that's why I'll be getting a brayer with my next order. I hear they're one of the best solutions to this problem.
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Old 03-23-2007, 01:08 AM   #3  
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I am assuming from the way you are describing it that you are trying to ink the stamp the same way you would other stamps, with the ink pad on the bottom and the stamp on top. Try putting the bg stamp upside down on the table and then rubbing the ink pad on top. You can see where the ink is and also get a more uniform amount on the stamp. Then leave the bg stamp upside down and put the paper on top of it. Using a scrap piece of paper on that, you can use your fingers to ink up the paper nicely. You should get better results this way. I hope this helps.

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I am assuming from the way you are describing it that you are trying to ink the stamp the same way you would other stamps, with the ink pad on the bottom and the stamp on top. Try putting the bg stamp upside down on the table and then rubbing the ink pad on top. You can see where the ink is and also get a more uniform amount on the stamp. Then leave the bg stamp upside down and put the paper on top of it. Using a scrap piece of paper on that, you can use your fingers to ink up the paper nicely. You should get better results this way. I hope this helps.
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This is how I ink my BG stamps now and how I stamp them. I used to do it the other way and was always missing part of the image. My sis-in-law gave me this tip at christmas time and it works great. Just make sure to hold your paper steady when you're rubbing your fingers on the paper or it will smear.
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gotta have a breyer!

kind of enabling i know... but after i had about 3 BG stamps i broke down and got a breyer- sooooo much easier!
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I don't own the polkadot one.....but have used it at stamp camp.....if I remember right, that one is SUPPOSED to be lighter on some of the dots.....it was made that way! Look at the rubber closely, aren't some of the dots less solid rubber???
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:29 AM   #7  
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I use the brayer to roll the ink on bg stamps. Then turn it over and use the back side to stamp the image. Works great!
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Can anyone help? I just mounted one of the stamps from my new letter patterns, but it doesn't come out at all! My pad is nice and juicy, but the image is not coming out in the middle, and if I push too hard on the stamp to get the middle to stamp, you can't see the details on the edges. I'm using the polkadot one. Thanks!
Maybe I'm reading this differently, that your inking is good but you can't the middle of the image to turn out right. If that's the case it's most likely your table if it's not solid. I have the 6' tables from costco and they give they aren't solid like a wood table would be. So I use a tile (6x6) and put it under my paper to give it a hard surface and then all my backgrounds come out great. It's a solution if you don't have a brayer ..........for now that is. Hope it helps....
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I was at a scrapbooking/stamping event last Saturday and the tables were the thick, white hard plastic kind and my background stamps did not work at all...make sure you are using a really hard surface when you stamp with them!!
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:40 PM   #10  
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Thank you so much ladies! I wish I was at home so I could try out your methods!! I knew I should not have left home without some stamps!!

It's not that polka dot one a pp was talking about. It's not even a BG stamp, don't know why I said that It's from a set of 3, I'm pretty sure it's called Letter Patterns. It's the same pattern asone of the Rebecca papers (which I just noticed last night).

Thanks again!
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