Inkadinkado Clear



Inkadinkado Clear
Having trouble using clear stamps: What am I doing Wrong?

So, I have the clear block and have the clear stamps by inkadinkado, its a bunch of butterfly stamps. And the ink I have is by Rubber Stampede and its a pack of twelve colors. I also have a few distressed stamps by Tim Holz as well. And whenever I try to stamp with the clear stamps with any of these inks it doesn’t cover it completely, like only parts will stamp onto the paper. Why is this? Am I doing anything wrong? I am just stamping onto a basic card stock paper. What exactly do I need to do to get it to stamp good? Is there a different brand of ink I should get or does that even matter? Sorry for so many questions, I am a scrapbooker and wanted to incorporate stamps into my scrapbooking and might even try to do handmade cards, so any advice would be great. Thanks!

The first thing you need to do before using clear stamps is to clean them with water & mild soap (like Dawn). There is a coating from the manufacturing process that causes most of the blobbing. I even use baby wipes that are both alcohol & fragrance free to clean them before & after each use. If they lose there cling on the backside, just clean them & they should be fine. Also, if the stamp is a large one, you may want to ink the stamp up & lay it stamp side up on a hard surface. Place the card stock on top of the stamp & roll a clean brayer (or rub your hand across the back of the card stock) over it to make sure all areas are inked. I also brayer the ink onto the larger stamps to make sure it is covered evenly.

I recommend that you stay away from the Staz-On inks on polymer stamps. They are much stronger & need to be cleaned with the Staz On cleaner that is much stronger than regular stamp cleaners. The distress inks don’t always cover evenly…thus the distress name. They are meant to show imperfections. If you want to emboss the images, just use the pigment inks with the embossing powders & the heat gun. Just regular stamping just requires dye inks. I’ve even used my grandkids in a pinch & they do well on cards. Just make sure the package states that they are archival quality if you are using them with your precious pictures.

I noticed that some people say to stamp on glass, but clear stamps don’t have the cushion attached like wood mounted stamps. It doesn’t matter if the cushion is on top or the bottom, but it should be in one or the other. I use an old mouse pads as my cushion under the card stock. Make sure that you don’t rock the stamp back and forth. Apply even pressure on the whole image & then lift up quickly when you’re finished. I stand up to stamp, so I can apply an even pressure to prevent double images or blobbing.

If all else fails, go to the stamp manufacturers site. They offer lots of tips & techniques and are very helpful to new (& old) stampers. Hope this helps!

Using Clear Stamps by Inkadinkado



Inkadinkado 470086 Inkadinkado Mounted Rubber Stamp-Get Well Soon


Inkadinkado 470086 Inkadinkado Mounted Rubber Stamp-Get Well Soon


$10.91


INKADINKADO-Wood Mounted Rubber Stamps. These rubber stamps feature a hardwood base with an indexed edge to make the stamp easier to hold and a precisely cut rubber deeply etched design layer that will leave clear; crisp; highly detailed images on most surfaces. This package contains Get Well Soon: one stamp mounted on a 1×2-3/4 inch block. Imported. Dimensions: Height: 1.1 Width: 2.74 Depth: 0.96

Inkadinkado 470170 Inkadinkado Clear Stamps 4 in. x 8 in. Sheet-Mod Flower Flourish


Inkadinkado 470170 Inkadinkado Clear Stamps 4 in. x 8 in. Sheet-Mod Flower Flourish


$15.5


INKADINKADO-Clear Stamps. Inkadinkado Clear Stamps are contour cut so they are easy to position on your project. The contemporary styles will bring a fresh look to any project! This package contains Flower Flourish: four stamps on an 8×4 inch sheet. Each measures approximately 3-3/4 inches across. Imported. Dimensions: Height: 9.55 Width: 4.2 Depth: 0.15

Inkadinkado 470186 Inkadinkado Clear Stamps 4 in. x 8 in. Sheet-Meadow


Inkadinkado 470186 Inkadinkado Clear Stamps 4 in. x 8 in. Sheet-Meadow


$13.42


INKADINKADO-Clear Stamps: Meadow. This package contains one 8×4 inch sheet of clear stamps: 5 total pieces. Imported. Dimensions: Height: 9.55 Width: 4.2 Depth: 0.15

Inkadinkado I93625 Inkadinkado Clear On Clear Acrylic Blocks 2/Pkg


Inkadinkado I93625 Inkadinkado Clear On Clear Acrylic Blocks 2/Pkg


$11.5


INKADINKADO-The Clear on Clear System makes stamping easy! Stamps and blocks are crystal clear so you can see where you are stamping. Stamps cling like magic easy on easy off-no adhesive and the blocks have wavy edges for a no-slip grip. Each set is themed with stamps that you can use individually or together. Create unique cards gift wrap tags fun accents for scrapbooking and more! Each stamp set includes 2 storage sheets that hold your stamps then fit neatly inside the plastic package sleeve. Store in a standard small ring binder. A simple soap-and-water washing of the Stamp and Block will restore their clingability. Approximate sizes of the blocks are smaller size: 2-1/4×1-3/4 and larger size: 3-1/2×2-1/2.

Inkadinkado I93777 Inkadinkado Mounted Rubber Stamp K-Just For You Priceless 1.5 in. X1.5 in.


Inkadinkado I93777 Inkadinkado Mounted Rubber Stamp K-Just For You Priceless 1.5 in. X1.5 in.


$10.55


INKADINKADO-Wood Mounted Rubber Stamps. These rubber stamps feature a hardwood base with an indexed edge to make the stamp easier to hold and a precisely cut deeply etched rubber design layer that will leave clear; crisp; highly detailed images on most surfaces. This package contains Just For You Priceless: one stamp mounted on a 1- 1/2×1-1/2 inch block. Imported.

Inkadinkado I97732 Inkadinkado in.R in. Clear Stamps-Months & Days


Inkadinkado I97732 Inkadinkado in.R in. Clear Stamps-Months & Days


$16.82


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Inkadinkado I98095 Inkadinkado Clear Acrylic Block


Inkadinkado I98095 Inkadinkado Clear Acrylic Block


$13.46


INKADINKADO-Clear Block has etched centering lines for accurate placement of your images a wavy edge for a no-slip grip and is crystal clear. The stamps cling like magic. This block lets you combine several stamps at once! Size: 4.5×6.5x.5 inches. Made in China.

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