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Stamping problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Banu Oct 20, 2011. 14 Replies

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


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Banu replied to adetia's discussion Stamping problems
"This thread is so familiar. Ink smudges on fingers that I get on cards, stamps that I accidentally left uncleaned which my fully created card fell upon. <SIGH>"
Oct 20, 2011
Lynne Ingram replied to adetia's discussion Stamping problems
"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…"
Oct 20, 2011
Loretta Rush replied to adetia's discussion Stamping problems
"You are definately not alone!  I have a bad habit of getting smudges from my fingers.  I use a lot of small butterflies or flowers to cover up messes."
Oct 20, 2011
Mario Harrison replied to adetia's discussion Stamping problems
"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…"
Oct 20, 2011
Karen Knegten replied to adetia's discussion Stamping problems
"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"…"
Oct 19, 2011
Nancy Mullins commented on adetia's photo

Thinking of You

Oct 19, 2011
Alex Turner replied to adetia's discussion Stamping problems
"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…"
Oct 18, 2011
Laurie Stephens commented on adetia's photo

Thinking of You

"So very gorgeous.  Thank you for sharing."
Oct 18, 2011
Donna Phelan commented on adetia's photo

Thinking of You

"So beautiful, lovely colors!"
Oct 18, 2011
Leslie Brown replied to adetia's discussion Stamping problems
"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.…"
Oct 18, 2011
adetia commented on adetia's photo


"Thank you Bonnie! This was my first attempt at coloring with colored pencils and gamsol, so I was a little self-conscious at showing :)"
Oct 18, 2011
Bonnie T Beckley commented on adetia's photo


"What a beautiful card! Love your colors. and your coloring. Nice job!"
Oct 17, 2011
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Thinking of You

Sympathy card for my friend who just lost her friend to cancer. Inside I covered with patterned paper, with a layered bible verse on the top half, and a handwritten note on the bottom.
Oct 17, 2011
adetia replied to adetia's discussion Stamping problems
"  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…"
Oct 17, 2011
Cat GKD DT/Moderator replied to adetia's discussion Stamping problems
"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…"
Oct 16, 2011
Rosanne Sahai replied to adetia's discussion Stamping problems
"LOL! I just read the cursed funny! Beautiful save!"
Oct 15, 2011

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