I love the cherry stamp from the Mouthwatering stamp set, but this weekend I had a heck of a time getting a good stamped image from it.

Bold stamps can be tricky to work with sometimes, so here are a few tips for getting a good stamped image from a bold stamp:

  • Rough up the bold surface of the stamp with your fingernail or a fine sanding block.
  • Ink Pads work better than markers.  Markers tend to just smear the ink around on bold images. For the cherries on the card below, I inked up the cherries with an ink pad, then wiped of the excess ink from the stems and inked them with a marker.
  • Ink up the image, stamp it, ink it again, stamp it…. the more you do this the more ink will stick to the stamp every time.
  • Use good card stock. A smooth card stock like Stampin’ Up!’s Basic White will take ink better than a rough card stock.
  • Hold your stamp down longer. This is no time for quick stamping. Hold the stamp down on your paper longer, with even pressure, giving it a chance to soak in evenly.

I hope those tips help you. If you have any other tips for stamping a good image please comment below and let us know.

Happy Stamping!



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