When working with a large stamp like the Medalion Background stamp, I usually ink it by laying the stamp down rubber side up and then applying the ink pad to the stamp. I do the same upside down approach with cleaning. To clean a large stamp:
- Spray the surface of the stamp with Stampin' Mist.
- Hold the stamp in your hand, take the cleaning pad from your Stampin' Scrub and scrub.
- Do the same with the dry pad from the Stampin' Scrub.
I find this easier on the hands and you get a clean stamp the first time.
Speaking of the Medalion stamp, to get the effect on the card above, I stamped the outside quarter circles with Versamark. Then I used light shades of Stampin' Pastels to go over those designs. Lastly, I stamped the half circle design in the middle of the paper and used darker shades of Stampin' Pastels on this design.
In all cases, I inked the stamp rubber side up. I applied the paper to the stamp so I could see exactly where my image would appear on the paper.
Ingredients: Stamp by Stampin' Up! Medalion, Kind and Caring Thoughts (greeting)Ink: Versamark, Purely Pomegranite, Stampin' Pastels
Paper: Unknown sources
Ribbon: Fabric store
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