Really hope someone can help me. Decided to be all creative and make some Christmas cards this year. I ordered a lovely rubber stamp along with some ink pads, but I just can't get the stamp to, well, "stamp" properly. Not all the ink is transferred to the paper leaving a gap in the stamped image. Is there some special trick or do I just have crap ink?
Aaargh! Thought I was being so smart and organised!
Is the surface of the stamp flat? If the ink pad is a bit rubbish it might be worth getting some more. I have loads of pigment ink stamps that are still going strong after 10 or more years (used to have a pt job in an art shop when I was a student!), so although they were a little more expensive they were definitely worth the outlay! They are made by a company called colorbox but I've no idea if they're still about... Also, have you tried colouring over the image with a felt tip to make sure it's completely covered? If you're embossing you won't be able to emboss over felt tip as the ink will dry too quickly though!