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Old 05-26-2007, 05:44 AM   #1  
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I am an artist and am in the process of having stamps made from my artwork.

My question is to the stamp experts here.....what type do you prefer to work with?

Size? What's the best size?

Type? Wooden block, clear?

Collections? Do you like to buy them individually, packaged (with several like images) or say, a lady with several accessories such as hat, shoes, purse..or accessories for occasions?


There are so many options and I want to make sure they are done the way most stampers prefer.

Thank you for any input you can offer.

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Old 05-26-2007, 05:49 AM   #2  
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Your stuff looks very interesting, Linda! Personally I like working with rubber, either wood mounted or unmounted with a clear block. Both options would be a great idea I think. As far as size goes, I tend to choose small sentiments and larger images, but you'll get a million different answers, I think. As far as sets or collections, I love them, but often find myself using just two or three images from a set. I would love an image, some accessories, and a few sentiments to match. Hope that helps! I can't wait to see what's coming from you!
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Old 05-26-2007, 06:09 AM   #3  
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Your stuff looks very interesting, Linda! Personally I like working with rubber, either wood mounted or unmounted with a clear block. Both options would be a great idea I think. As far as size goes, I tend to choose small sentiments and larger images, but you'll get a million different answers, I think. As far as sets or collections, I love them, but often find myself using just two or three images from a set. I would love an image, some accessories, and a few sentiments to match. Hope that helps! I can't wait to see what's coming from you!
Thanks for your opinion. We are thinking along the same lines. In fact, my card line (in stores soon) comes with cards and several sentiments (paper with peel off adhesive) in a portfolio so you can choose your own. I thought that would be better than printing sentiments on the cards themselves.
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Old 05-26-2007, 06:29 AM   #4  
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First choice is clear for me. Second choice is unmounted rubber. I don't want wood at all. I do like coordinated sets where the pieces are very interchangeable and allow for lots of really creative options.
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I agree with housefan.
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I prefer clear, see through stamps so I can see exactly where I am stamping. I will only buy rubber if I have to have the image. But, that is my personal preference and I know a lot of ladies who prefer rubber - they aren't as OCD as I am, I guess.

I much prefer sets. And I really like sets I can match to particular papers.
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I think you're going to have a hard time getting a majority vote on any of these issues.

Personally I prefer rubber...unmounted (because of price) but also use clear. What's most important to me is that I like the design.

As far as size, I like smaller sentiments, and my images around 2 or 3 inches. Not tiny, but not so big they take up the whole space. I have a hard time using House Mouse images because they are so big.

Good luck on your venture!

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I prefer to use unmounted rubber. I also like the option of being able to buy the full sheet of rubber and individual stamps.

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I prefer wooden blocks and love sets that you can mix and match with others.
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I prefer sets of unmounted rubber, where all the stamps in the set fit in one CD case. Storage is an issue for me, so if I can't store 'em easily, I won't buy them. I also love having stamps that go together!
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I like rubber, I like large images (I wish I could find bigger ones!) and smaller sentiments, I like to buy a set of coordinating images together. Good luck -it sounds so fun!
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i prefer wood mounted rubber and i like to buy sets that have coordinating images of the same style!

i have been buying some un mounted rubber stamps- but i then mount them on wood!
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I am a wood mount gal myself, but don't mind rubber unmounted. Sets would be great, but also the option to buy individual or in different size sets. I also agree with the bigger images! I would love to have bigger images to watercolor!
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I tend to buy way more unmounted (rubber only) stamps than any other type. My wish list for new stamps is Cowboy, Western and Masculine theme stamps. There is a real shortage of good guy images out there. I prefer larger stamps that are at least 2 X 3 and would like to buy them individually instead of in sets. Storage is the main reason for not wanting to buy sets with stamps I won't be using.
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I tend to buy way more unmounted (rubber only) stamps than any other type. My wish list for new stamps is Cowboy, Western and Masculine theme stamps. There is a real shortage of good guy images out there. I prefer larger stamps that are at least 2 X 3 and would like to buy them individually instead of in sets. Storage is the main reason for not wanting to buy sets with stamps I won't be using.
I am drawing some Texas themed graphics now, whch will be great for quys....mmmm...maybe I should draw a guy to go with my girl!! And then accesories for him too....great idea! And you're right...there aren't many guy stamps out there! I'll have to make some "guy" sentiments too!

Thanks for the super idea!
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I am drawing some Texas themed graphics now, whch will be great for quys....mmmm...maybe I should draw a guy to go with my girl!! And then accesories for him too....great idea! And you're right...there aren't many guy stamps out there! I'll have to make some "guy" sentiments too!

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I would also like stamps I can use for teenage boy cards. Things like sports cars or maybe a funny characters with matching sayings that can be used on the front of inside the card.

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Thank you for all of your input...this is going to be more difficult than I thought. I have a few stamp companies I am looking into, so I'll have to decide by the quality...quantities, pricing and service in the end.

I guess I won't be able to please everyone...go figure..hehehe
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I like rubah woodmounted too please. Nature scenes would be nice.
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One more vote for rubber on wood, and I LOVE Stamping Up because I get to cut and mount them myself. Lots of times I *surgically* alter stamps before mounting them, and it's easier to not have to unmount them first.
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I also perfer wood mounted rubber stamps. I will purchase rubber unmounted stamps but Rubber is my preferance. I don't have a preferance for size of images if they are cute and I love them they will work on something.
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I like western themes too..also old fashioned..animals, like deer.
I like unmounted-rubber..ilike sets..as long as they all co-ordinate good..i have sets that have 1 or 2 that i don't use in that set..so try to trade off w/sumone...good luck ..look forward to seeing ur work.
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