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Old 01-30-2006, 12:16 PM   #1  
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I hope this isn't a silly question, but I noticed that it is very easy to get ink dye on your fingers as you're stamping! This is especially the case when opening/closing the ink pads. The worst feeling is when the ink on your fingers smear onto your finished card! Are there any hints and tips any of you have to either prevent this or helping the ink come off your fingers (soap and water just doesn't cut it).
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Keep some baby wipes near to wipe your fingers on.
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A box of baby wipes right on the table gets the ink off quick and easy.
How to prevent getting it on your fingers...? I'm a klutz and have no answers for that one. No matter how careful I am it just happens sometimes.
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Yeah wipe your hands down when you are working with white or a neutrals...also when you are working with glue.
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That happens to all of us. The worst is when you don't realize you have ink on your hands and you get it all over something you've just spent hours making. Then you spend another hour trying to cover up the "mistake" (some of my best work was created this way!).

The baby wipes suggestion is good for while you're working. Just get in the habit of wiping your hands off every time you touch an ink pad. Sometimes you just have to wear it off, especially if it's permanent ink. I've found that after I wash my hair the ink is usually gone, so apparently shampoo is a great ink remover!
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OMG, I'm terrible about this! I am a natural klutz...and of course it's usually the black ink pad that gets me, so I have purplish hands the next day. I've had the occasional transfer onto the card I'm working on, but I'm notorious for inking up my wood blocks with my hands. That's usually how I notice that I have the ink on my hands. I don't even know how I do it.

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I get ink on my hands no matter how hard I try, and if it's not ink, it's glitter! I keep an old (dry) washcloth near me to wipe my hands. After I'm done stamping, I wipe my hands with a wet Magic Eraser. Really helps!
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