Wednesday, June 3, 2015

How to get better stamped images

I was playing with my new Paper Pumpkin kit the other day and noticed how blotchy the Happy Birthday stamped image turned out:

It's still cute, but it's not as nice as it could be.

So how can it be fixed?


An eraser.  It doesn't have to be new or pretty, although if you want to get one exclusively for this purpose, that would be a great idea.

Feeling lazy, I just walked over to my kitchen junk drawer and found an old, sad looking eraser that somehow survived the school year.  Seriously, it's bad:

Then I used the eraser to lightly buff the surface of my stamp.

That's it.  I flipped my circle piece over and re-stamped the image on the back.  Here's the result:

Big improvement, right?

From what I understand, there is often some type of residue on the stamps leftover from the manufacturing process.  You can also try removing this by using some Stampin' Mist and your Stampin' Scrub, or even an old washlcoth.  Whatever you choose, be careful not to rip or stretch out your stamps.

Happy stampin'!