Well, I'm still kinda new to the card making thing, and I'm blessed with a husband that indulges me with every tool, ink, stacks of paper, and anything else I show a remote interest in has a habit of…Continue
"Like all comments before me, it is a disease that we suffer. Fingers attract ink like a magnet. Distress ink, a favorite I use all the time is particularly dangerous. I assemble my cards on a quilting mat after moving my inky craft…"
"We have the same problem too, Fingerprints smudges all over!!! and it's always me, but get around it strategically placing an extra small stamp like an bee or flower and it always come out great...
If you can't…"
"Alex- I cut up cereal boxes. The large panels make great work surfaces, and when too inky, I grab another one. This weight of cardboard also makes beautiful die cut, to paint or cover with patterned paper.
I also work on a 12 x 12"…"
"I agree with you all and yes it happens more times than any of us would like, but one thing I have noticed is it happens less to me since I have stopped using my craft mat for assembling my cards, by this I mean I have taken a leaf from Gina's…"
"I can totally relate to that, Adetia. And like you, I think my fingers are totally allergic to white cardstock! But, I figured, life is not perfect! And neither am I! lol Most times, I just grit my teeth and try to cover the smudge as best I could.…"
Well, my hubby helped me very carefully disect the card's layers apart and I salvaged almost all of it, by heavily inking around the image, which I really hadn't planned on, but was reasonable pleased with the results. I also…"
"Like the others have said, NO, you are NOT alone! It happens to all of us, and keeps happening, lol! In answer to your question, some inks DO take longer to dry, especially the distress inks...those are the ones I always have to watch…"