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Old 12-09-2006, 09:37 PM   #1  
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Question Inking Big Blossom - full, even coverage? *merged*

Does anyone have good suggestions on inking up the Big Blossom stamp. I've been treating it like a background stamp, but that leaves lines from the edge of the stamp pad. How can I get full, even coverage?
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Old 12-09-2006, 09:45 PM   #2  
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Try using a brayer to ink up the stamp. I do this for background stamps and it works great.

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Old 12-09-2006, 10:01 PM   #3  
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What SharonB said. Works like a charm!!!
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Or, try using craft ink. That usually provides much more even coverage on large expanses of rubbah!
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:08 AM   #5  
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Try using a brayer to ink up the stamp. I do this for background stamps and it works great.

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Ohh, thanks...can't wait to try
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I don't have Big Blossom, but I like it and might get it. For those of you that do have it, is there a good way to ink it without showing a bunch of stamp pad lines or other lines? I HATE when I don't get a smooth coverage, etc. Is a roller the right way to go?

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Hi,

I don't have Big Blossom, but I like it and might get it. For those of you that do have it, is there a good way to ink it without showing a bunch of stamp pad lines or other lines? I HATE when I don't get a smooth coverage, etc. Is a roller the right way to go?

Thanks,

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Yes, a brayer is the best way to ink this stamp for just the reasons you cited!
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That is how I ink up the background stamps...so much easier than smooshin the pad around I don't have big blossom, but I would think that the brayer would work...
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plus it is so much faster. I will use a brayer on mine as I do with my background stamps.
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Use your brayer - it's what I use for my background stamps when I want it to be smooth!

Or better yet - try kissing - and then you'll WANT a pattern!
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Thanks... I saw some cute cards in the gallery with Big Blossom, and you could see the "pad edge marks" on some of them. It didn't ruin the design, but it's a shame after all that work to have to see that on there.

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I have a brayer & have only used it once. Don't you feel like you are wasting a bunch of ink using it? Boy, that sounds cheap!!
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Which brayer attachment do you use? The foam?
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