I would love to use more stamps on my card designs, but I always seem to blur the images or sentiments when I apply them. Do you have any tips to ensure I get a defined finish? Wendy Boddington, St Albans
Sue: It is important to pick the correct type of ink depending on your chosen effect and the material you’re stamping upon. Memento ink (available from www.inkylicious.co.uk) is a good general purpose ink, ideal for stamping and colouring. It is a water-based, quick-drying ink that works well on many different types of paper. However, if you’re stamping onto glossy card you’ll need to let it dry for a few minutes (a heat gun will speed up the process). To avoid smudging, try not to over-ink your stamp, tap the ink pad gently onto the stamp then press it firmly to your paper or card with even pressure, avoiding twisting orr rocking.
Take your time when stamping for a clean, sharp finish