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Old 08-25-2004, 12:42 PM   #1
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Okay, this may seem like a Stamping 101 question to many of you, but I was wondering what your method is for re-inking a stamp pad? A couple of mine seem to need it, even though they are relatively new (I think they came sort of dry)

Do you put drops of re-inker around the edges or corners and let it seep toward the middle? Or do you put drops all over and let it seep in? How do you know when you've done it enough without overdoing it?

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Old 08-25-2004, 12:50 PM   #2
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This is a very good question! I don't know if I'm doing it right, but I just run the inker all over the pad, up and down first, and then across, to get it inked evenly. Is there a right way or a wrong way to do it??

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Old 08-25-2004, 12:53 PM   #3
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Sonya, I hope your way is right, because I reinked about 4 pads last night exactly that way!
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Old 08-25-2004, 01:27 PM   #4
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That's how I do it too!
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Me too! And it works for me! If there is a better way out there please share other wise we are all going to do it this way!! LOL
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BTW Keri,
My husband stays up late just to watch you play volleyball !!!

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Sonya, my husband has been staying up late just to watch Keri also. In fact, my husband said that he would like to turn our back yard into a beach volleyball court. I'll bet he would. I don't really care as long as it doesn't interfere with my stampin.

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Old 08-25-2004, 06:11 PM   #9
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Old 08-25-2004, 10:33 PM   #10
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OM Goodness......I was just spitting on mine!!! who knew???
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That is the way I reink my pads too... only have reinked the black one, but the soft subtles seem to need it. That entire refill set is on my wish list!! Need to trim down that wish list.. lol
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I recently re-inked all my ink pads. Mine were pretty dry so I added re-inker all over the pad until you could tell it was saturated. Then it took longer for the ink to sink into the pad. Now they are nice and juicy, just like new.
For the longest time I just re-inked them a tad and got frustrated because it didn't seem to help much. But now they ink up nicely....even those wonderful Simply Circles.

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I must admit, I bought ALL of the reinkers...once I saw the other techniques you can use them for I decided to but all of them all at once...it was a good decision because I am going to do what Beate has done, really resaturate them so that they are all good as new.. there are a few that I have noticed on the flat stamps don't ink well, it leaves that fabric thread look...know what I mean?
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Too funny Lisa!!! (Or should we start calliing you Reese)
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I took a class with Tim Holtz, the Ranger Adirondack ink guru. He uses the edge of a plastic credit card to work the ink into the pad. He squirts a few good squirts of ink onto the pad, uses the edge of the card to spread it around, sort of like spreading frosting on a cake, working it into the surface. You may need to do it a couple of times to get the pad juicy again. Works great!
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I took a class with Tim Holtz, the Ranger Adirondack ink guru. He uses the edge of a plastic credit card to work the ink into the pad. He squirts a few good squirts of ink onto the pad, uses the edge of the card to spread it around, sort of like spreading frosting on a cake, working it into the surface. You may need to do it a couple of times to get the pad juicy again. Works great!
Thanks for the great tip!!

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Oh, I am sorry. I though you said re-stink. My Bad!
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That has got to be one funky looking credit card! Great tip, thanks! Mine are starting to look a little thirsty too...
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What I do is squirt the reinker all over the pad, first up and down, then side to side. I lit it sit for a second, then I get my large circle stamp from the Shape Of Things and press down on the ink pad with it, and swirl it around on the ink pad. I clean it off, then I practice stamp a few times to see if it works. Usually seems to.

Don't know if this is the right way, but it seems to work for me!!
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That has got to be one funky looking credit card! Great tip, thanks! Mine are starting to look a little thirsty too...
I just cleaned my wallet out. I had an expired frequent buyer card that would have been perfect for that. Oh well. My husband is a mission leader and we get all the insurance cards for the missioners here at the house AFTER they leave. I have about 50 saved waiting to do "something" with them. Now I have a use for one.
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My black stamp pad needs re-inking so I will try the credit card method.

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