In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search

Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Splitcoaststampers's privacy policy

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-14-2006, 07:42 AM   #1  
Rubber Obsessor
 
misscon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 3,289
Post Cutting the center of a stamp.

I just got and love the polka dot daisies SU set. I have, however, been frustrated by the stamps with no center image. I did not cut out the middle of the circles, and when I stamp the image I get a 'shadow' in the center of the circle where the ink has gotten. So, how can I avoid that?

Should I cut out the center of the circles? If so, what is the easiest way to do that, it seems like an easy way to screw up a good stamp set.

How I can I avoid getting the shadow otherwise? I have tried re-mounting the rubber, but it still happens?

HELP!
misscon is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2006, 07:54 AM   #2  
Rubber Obsessor
 
Melody Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 164
Default

I always cut the centers out of those kind of stamps because they shadow too. I use the utility knife that has the rotating blade -- the one you use with a culuzzle template. Works like a charm.
Melody Smith is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2006, 08:12 AM   #3  
Crimping Master
 
Geneal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: I am a Utah desert rat! I fry in the summer, but, oh, the winters are spectacular!
Posts: 1,166
Default

I always cut out the centers too, but those stampers who don't have learned to use a light hand when stamping. I just find it easier to cut it out!
Geneal is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2006, 06:33 PM   #4  
Polyshrink Goddess
 
durhamzoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Central California
Posts: 1,525
Default

Yes, I've found that when I press too hard when stamping, I can get the shadow. Try pressing a bit lighter and see if that works.
durhamzoo is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2006, 03:13 AM   #5  
Rubber Obsessor
 
misscon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 3,289
Default Thanks!

I used the coloozle knife and cut out the center, that worked great!

I will also work on my technique.
misscon is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 07-15-2006, 09:09 AM   #6  
Stampin' Fool
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,569
Default

I start a cut with the exacto until I can get the tip of my Kai scissors in there to cut it out.

You can put a piece of scotch tape in the center, ink the stamp, and remove the tape BEFORE you stamp.
annabelle1974 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cutting stamp problem?/question deg195 General Stamping Talk 8 05-15-2006 11:09 AM
cutting stamp problem?/question deg195 General Stamping Talk 10 05-13-2006 03:15 PM