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 08-29-2006, 04:56 PM   #1  
Pearl-ExPert
 
craftyteaspoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bears country
Posts: 2,040
Default why only straight edges when cutting out stamps?

I just noticed that the little booklet I received with my new set of stamps says to only make straight cuts even around round stamps. How come?
__________________
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
craftyteaspoon is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2006, 05:05 PM   #2  
Splitcoast Gallery Moderator
 
debbiemom23cs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Missouri
Posts: 7,141
Default

There is a danger of undercutting the foam when you cut in a circle. It is much easier to cut the foam and rubber correctly when you cut in straight lines. This is just my own personal observation from cutting so many stamps.
__________________
Debbie Seyer
My Blog- A Peek Into My Stamping Room
debbiemom23cs is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2006, 05:34 PM   #3  
Stazon Splitcoast
 
Joan B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 15,804
Default

Oh, I always cut mine in the direction of the stamp. So far, no problemo
__________________
Dear Paperlicious is my blog...with a series on how I'm learning to improve my cardmaking by studying others.
Joan B is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2006, 05:48 PM   #4  
Pearl-ExPert
 
Theresa Romani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,403
Default

As long as you are careful and pay attention to what you are doing it works fine to cut in a curve. I tilt my scissors so that I leave MORE foam rather than undercutting.
__________________
- Theresa


My Gallery
Theresa Romani is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2006, 05:58 PM   #5  
Stampin' Fool
 
imataloss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Burbs of Chicago
Posts: 1,868
Default

Quote:

Originally Posted by Theresa Romani
As long as you are careful and pay attention to what you are doing it works fine to cut in a curve. I tilt my scissors so that I leave MORE foam rather than undercutting.
me too.
imataloss is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-29-2006, 06:00 PM   #6  
Gabfest Goddess
 
Gina K. Designs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 7,494
Default


Not using straight cuts causes a phenomenon called "Undercutting the rubber." Undercutting is when the cushion underneath is smaller than the rubber image part. Undercutting causes two problems:

1. You lose even pressure so when you stamp your image, it may have shallow spots around the edges. You can't press the edges of the image down because there isn't any cushion there. This shows up on chunky stamps mostly.
2. You may get a ghost image where not only the stamp image appears but the rim around the outside where you cut will appear also. The stamp tends to curl out because it's not attached to the block around the edges.

So, if you can use straight lines, you are better off. KWIM?
Gina K.
__________________
My Blog and StampTV

Be polite to those who are rude to you. Not because they are nice, but because you are.
Gina K. Designs is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2006, 07:08 PM   #7  
Die Cut Diva
 
SCEmily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Lugoff, S.C.
Posts: 4,372
Default

Quote:

Originally Posted by Theresa Romani
As long as you are careful and pay attention to what you are doing it works fine to cut in a curve. I tilt my scissors so that I leave MORE foam rather than undercutting.
I just realized that a few of my stamps are undercut, I guess I just didn't notice I was cutting them like that, so I have been trying to do this too.
__________________
Emily
My Blog
My Gallery
SCEmily is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 02:39 AM   #8  
Stazon Splitcoast
 
jeaniebean55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: WI
Posts: 11,981
Default

Hey Gina, Thanks for the info (I don't want to think about how many stamps I've probably undercut! Not even going to go look!)

Totally awesome Prof. Smiley!
jeaniebean55 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 05:35 AM   #9  
Pearl-ExPert
 
craftyteaspoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bears country
Posts: 2,040
Talking only unmounted stamps here

Ahh. I do not use the foam because all of my stamps are unmounted. Now I understand why the straight cuts IF you use the foam.

Thank you!
__________________
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
craftyteaspoon is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 05:51 AM   #10  
Die Cut Diva
 
buggab0o0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: City of Mermaids
Posts: 3,494
Default

i under cut my carrot nose for cold play and he fell off in a workshop LoL... I hot glued it back on for now, until i can fix it
__________________
http://beingamom2.blogspot.com" Mommy of 3 in May 2010
Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons! For you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup "
buggab0o0 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 06:45 AM   #11  
Inking Addict
 
teenstamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Spruce Grove, AB
Posts: 132
Default

I haven't really had a problem with undercutting, but I could see how it would be a pain in the butt! However, I don't use the straight cuts either! I think that way makes it easier to get part of the outside of the stamped inked, and can ruin a great project!
__________________
And I figured it out now that we're closer
Two kids, one love
Who cares it we making it up?
teenstamper is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 12:43 PM   #12  
Die Cut Diva
 
Stampin4sandra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Concord,CA
Posts: 4,355
Default

A good customer and coworker just got her hostess set (springtime stems) and the long stem...you know the skinny long stem? Well, she curved her scissors and left about a 1/16" foam under the rubber
She comes in one day and tells me her stem doesn't stamp well.... I immediately knew she had under cut... she brought it in to me and I luckily keep some of my spare leftover rubber laying around... I had to peel the foam off her rubber, then take a rectangle of spare rubber and remove that from the foam... still very sticky... and plopped the stem on to new foam. Pressed real hard and recut. I tested it and it worked, but what a hassle!!
Cut in straight cuts.... it'll save you the pain.
__________________
Sandra
My blog

Stampin4sandra is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 12:48 PM   #13  
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni
VSN Go to Girl
Pretty, Pretty Princess
 
jpmayo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Suffolk, VA
Posts: 23,958
Default

Quote:

Originally Posted by Theresa Romani
As long as you are careful and pay attention to what you are doing it works fine to cut in a curve. I tilt my scissors so that I leave MORE foam rather than undercutting.

Quote:

Originally Posted by imataloss
me too.
Me three! But, I am just a rule breaker in general...so never mind.
__________________
Jimmi
My Blog: Stamping With Jimmi
My SCS Gallery: jpmayo
DT Member @ Unity Stamp Company
jpmayo is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 05:12 PM   #14  
Gabfest Goddess
 
Gina K. Designs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 7,494
Default

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeaniebean55
Hey Gina, Thanks for the info (I don't want to think about how many stamps I've probably undercut! Not even going to go look!)

Totally awesome Prof. Smiley!
LOL, That's funny, "Prof. Smiley!!!"
Gina
__________________
My Blog and StampTV

Be polite to those who are rude to you. Not because they are nice, but because you are.
Gina K. Designs is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 05:39 PM   #15  
Rubber Obsessor
 
DeniseW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 170
Default

You said it! If I cut my stamps straight, I leave edges when I stamp. Yikes, I will be more careful!
DeniseW 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
Rough Edges & Straight Up Alphabets - Like them? needsmorestamps! General Stamping Talk 3 10-12-2005 05:59 PM
Straight Up and Rough Edges alphas Julia S General Stamping Talk 5 09-30-2005 01:32 PM
Cutting straight lines bedazzledbylife General Stamping Talk 4 05-27-2005 09:38 AM