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Tilt Card
Tutorial author Charmaine Ikach is back to show you how to create a card with a rockin' focal image.
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Beate Johns answers your technique questions
Q: Chera asked: "I am a "newbie" to clear stamps and quickly becoming frustrated. I cannot seem to ink the stamp enough by the looks of my image on the paper. I have been a rubber stamper for many, many years, so I assumed the same process would work. What am I doing wrong? I even tried marker to stamp and huff on it, but got a fuzzy image."
A: You might want to try conditioning your clear stamps before inking up again. Sand the image slightly with a sanding block or go over it with a rubber eraser. Also, some clear stamps take dye ink better then others. If your image still comes out blotchy after conditioning the stamp, try using hybrid or pigment inks instead of dye based inks. We have several threads in the forums talking about this topic. Here are two of them:
Clear stamps and Markers
Inking clear stamps
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