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Old 08-02-2008, 07:27 AM   #1
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I am on a deadline and I have to finish my cards today for dd party. I bought a huge background stamp at Joanns. I cannot get the stamp to stamp completely. I have inked it about 5 times and still no perfect image. It seems impossible. What am I doing wrong.
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I have that problem too. What I normally do is put the stamp (rubber side up) down and use my ink pad to ink it. Sliding and blotting until it's as inked up as I can get it.

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Once it's all inked up, leave it upside down and put the cardstock on top. Go over it with a brayer or rub it carefully with your fingers, while holding it in place with one hand. That should do it. Good luck getting everything done!
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yes haylie that is exactly what I did too.......still no luck
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ah ok karen I will try that , now to find a brayer
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The stamp could be defective
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yes haylie that is exactly what I did too.......still no luck
oh man. Well I like what Karen said. I need to get one of those brayers!

Hope it works so you can get your cards done!!!
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Hi,

If this has a lot of solid rubber parts, have you tried using a pink eraser on the solid sections to take off the glossiness of the rubber?

I would suggest inking with a brayer, then leave the stamp with the rubber facing up (towards you), place your cardstock on top of the stamp, then a piece of regular thin paper (like computer paper) and rubbing the surface. Press on surface and go slowly in order to give the ink time to be absorbed by the paper.

Some people I know have actually put the stamp and cardstock on the floor and then stood on it for extra pressure! I never tried it so I can not guarantee that result.
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sounds like you need to try the good-ol' fashion BUTT stamping technique that was discussed here on SCS several years ago..........SIT ON THAT baby and it'll come out great!!!
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ok ty the putting the paper on top to press did the trick...........shewwwwwwwww
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ok ty the putting the paper on top to press did the trick...........shewwwwwwwww
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sounds like you need to try the good-ol' fashion BUTT stamping technique that was discussed here on SCS several years ago..........SIT ON THAT baby and it'll come out great!!!
LOL - I never heard of BUTT stamping! I'm getting some good visuals though!
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So, my big butt might be good for something after all? (:
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I find putting the paper on top of the stamp and pressing on the paper to not work for me. There is too much chance the paper will move slightly and it will give a shadow effect.

The best way is to either ink with the ink pad with a rubbing motion on the stamp or use a brayer rather than patting it. Keep a watch on the stamp to be certain the whole stamp is inked evenly. Then put the stamp down on the paper. The trick there is to be sure you are on a perfectly flat surface. Hold the stamp with one steady hand and press with the other hand on each area of the stamp going in pattern as to be certain you press down on every area of the stamp. You can also carefully take your brayer (while holding the stamp still with one hand) and go over the back of the stamp with the brayer exerting even pressure so the stamp makes complete contact with the paper.

I've heard sitting or standing on the stamp can also work as long as you're careful not to move the stamp and have it on a perfectly flat surface.

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Another suggestion I would make is to turn your mouse pad for your computer over, place your cardstock on top and then press down with your stamp.

You may just have a slight wow in your work surface or the rubber stamp may, which is why it's not stamping completely and you need a softer surface to work on.
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I find putting the paper on top of the stamp and pressing on the paper to not work for me. There is too much chance the paper will move slightly and it will give a shadow effect.
Use a piece of scratch paper laid on top of the cardstock to keep the ink off your fingers while you rub the back of the cardstock. Rub one half, then carefully switch hands and rub the other half. Remove the scratch paper, flip the stamp over, and while holding it in the air remove the stamped cardstock. I've gotten great results every time, with absolutely no shifting and shadow effect!
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Just wanted to add that if you have a sizzix you could try this off Kurtis' blog
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sounds like you need to try the good-ol' fashion BUTT stamping technique that was discussed here on SCS several years ago..........SIT ON THAT baby and it'll come out great!!!
haha Shirley.. that may not be good if it has a handle..haha.. too funny...!

You guys make me laugh sometimes on here.

ps..I just thought..then again some may be into that type of thing.. oops..bad JOY!
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I put a thin sheet of fun foam underneath my paper and then push the stamp down firmly all over. The foam helps the paper not to stick and seems to push the paper back up against the stamp.
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Sofmetimes new stamps just need to be washed with some mild soap and water, rinsed and then clean with stamp cleaner and dry before inking.
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I set the stamp rubber side up, then slide my ink pad around to cover (although on SU! classic pads, that will give ragged edges to the pad, which I don't mind but some do). With all of my background stamps, I have a thin piece of cardboard cut to just a little bigger than the rubber (the backing sheet from a pack of SU! designer papers does a great job for this). After inking up the stamp, I carefully place my cardstock on top, place the cardboard piece on top, then I rub with my fingers on top of the cardboard to apply the ink to the cardstock. Carefully lift off the cardboard, then place a finger in the middle of the cardstock and lift the edge with your fingernail to remove it from the stamp. This usually works for me every time. Good luck!
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I use a computer desk with a roll out surface-I'm sure to break that sucker off
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I am having the same problem with a new stamp and I think it has something to do with its newness. The eraser and washing idea is one I've read about somewhere here as well as inking up and stamping on scrap paper and repeating this process several times.
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I am a new SU demo and at our first meeting my upline demo using the sanding blocks on difficult stamps. Just a light 1 2 3 but it does help. It removes the coating. Have a super day.
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Something that I found out by doing a project at a crop where they had the big white plastic tables...is that they have "give" and the center of the stamp was never stamping.

Make sure you are stamping on a hard surface... a wood table or something that has no "give."

I had a make-n-take with a background stamp and couldn't figure out why everyone's background stamp was not stamping in the center... so I tried it... same results. The table was the problem!

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LOL! So perhaps Stamper's Butt is a technical term?!
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Hi guys Yanfi here just joined and very new to all this, re inking new stamps we have a crafter here in U.K. who suggests using cellotape all over new stamps to remove any possible residues worth a try. yanfi:
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If the wood base is even a tiny bit warped, you cannot get a good image. If you look hard at the wood, you might see that slight warping. If so, take it back- Marlene.
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I also have a pull out table/drawer for my work surface...so 'butt stamping' is better done on the chair. The 'layering technique' is stamp with rubber up and inked, the cardstock, then a sheet of scratch paper. Then sit...carefully, don't "scoot". The scratch paper keeps the ink off your...clothes!
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I had this problem with the SU Well Worn Words BG stamp. I finally inked it up with the SU marker in the color I wanted to use. That's the only way I've been able to get that one to work at all.
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