Help…My Stamped Images Have “Extra” Ink on the Edges!

Do you ever find yourself saying  this….”my stamped images have extra ink on the edges”…what am I doing wrong??

Let me share a few tips that my customers have found useful over the years; I bet they will help you, too!

  • Press firmly, but don’t rock the stamp when you press it down on your paper.
  • If you are using a wood-mount stamp with a rubber image, look at the rubber before you stamp.  If you see ink on the edges, wipe it off with a baby wipe  before you stamp the image. You can also use a Blender Pen to remove ink, especially on a detailed, line image stamp.
  • Make sure you are lightly tapping the stamp on the ink pad, instead of smashing it down onto the ink. The newest Stampin’ Up! Ink Pads are foam instead of felt so they are much juicier…a tapping motion instead of  “knocking on the door” usually does the trick!
  • If you are using a clear-mount stamp, use a block close in size to the size of your stamp.
  • Finally, if you find yourself “catching” the same edges on a particular rubber stamp, use your Craft & Rubber Scissors and trim your stamp.  Just make sure you don’t get too close to the stamp image and cut straight up and down through the rubber and foam instead of at an angle.




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