Su­per stam­per

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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

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