Rubber Stamping Do Not Do List

Here's our Rubber Stamping Do Not Do List to help you avoid common mistakes when first getting into using Rubber and Acrylic Stamps for your Scrapbooking and Card Making.

Cutting out Unmounted Stamps - Don't Cut Them Wrong - If you are using rubber or acrylic that is not mounted on wood, make sure the edge of the rubber or acrylic does not extend more than about 1/4 inch past the edge of the design and hold the scissors so cutting the edge makes a straight up and down cut - you don't want to under cut or over cut the edge - it can alter the image ....more on Prepping Unmounted Rubber Stamps

Bad or Poor Images - Do Not Give Up on Your Stamp - Learn how to condition your stamps to get better and better images. You need to get those stamps good and clean from all the manufacturers oils before they will show their best impression. If at first you don't succeed, try try again ...more on Rubber Stamp Conditioning

Embossing With Heat - DO NOT HEAT your image while it is sitting directly on your work surface as you could melt the finish underneath it. I either hold the card in one hand and hold the heat gun ...more on Rubber Stamp Embossing

Heat Stamping with Dicrofibers - DO NOT HEAT your clear acrylic stamps - they will be damaged - only use your rubber stamps for this process using the Black Staz-On Ink and placed the stamp with the rubber ...more on Working with Dicrofiber Scrapbook Embellishments

Rubber Stamp Inking - Don't stamp the ink pad with the stamp, instead ink the stamp with the pad. And, don't just stamp it once to get ink on it, but stamp it several times, ...more on Rubber Stamping Tips

Rubber Stamps with Letters or Fonts and Numbers - Don't forget if you are doing lettering, the word will be reversed like in a mirror. Don't forget to put down a sheet of paper to test it and take the ink from the stamp part ...more on the Types of Rubber Stamps

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