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Basic Stamping Technique

Stamping Technique

Press stamp firmly into ink pad several times, and then
stamp lightly on the pad several times to ensure even ink coverage.
Check before stamping to be sure that all parts of the image are inked
inking large stamps, I like to lay the stamp flat on
its back and tap the ink pad ONTO the stamp.

Press your stamp straight down firmly, no rocking or twisting, to create
a sharp image.
Hold for a few seconds to allow time for the card stock to
absorb the ink.
I recommend stamping first onto scratch
paper, to see what the image looks like and get the ‘feel’ of the stamp
before beginning your project. Some stamps require more pressure, some
less pressure to achieve that sharp image you’re looking for. This is called first generation or solid stamping.
A second-generation impression is what you see the second time you use the stamp, without re-inking, it is a lighter impression.
Third-generation is what you see the third time you use the stamp,
without re-inking, an even lighter impression.
It’s a great way to create depth.

Marker Stamping: Use markers to ink your stamp image instead of ink pads. This offers you a way to color different portions of
the image in separate colors to customize the image. Make sure you
begin with the lightest color marker you intend to use. If you are using
a large stamp, re-moisten just before stamping by “huffing” on it with
your warm, moist breath. If you want some of the texture of your marker
to show, stamp quickly after applying the ink.


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