2/7 Stampin' Up! Mouthwatering and How to Condition Your Stamps Video Tutorial

This card uses the Occasions Mini 2012 stamp set called Mouthwatering. I used the new scented Cherry Embossing Powder on the cherries and it was quite delightful to work with. This was my swap card for the demo swap at my Creative Crafters Stamping to Share meeting. I'll be sharing all the swaps we made in a few days.

One thing that is especially important to do when you work with bold image stamps such as those found in the Mouthwatering set is to condition your stamps before you use them. I was a stamper for several years before I learned about this trick which makes inking up your bold images so much easier. I made a short video so that you can see my method for doing this.

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Stamps: Mouthwatering
Paper: Garden Green (102584), Card Stock Vellum (101856), Whisper White (100730), Brights Collection Paper Stack (117155)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), 3 1/3" Circle Die (121811), Scallop Circles Die #2 (113469), 3" Circle Die (122125), Heat Tool (100005)
Accessories: 1/4" Garden Green Grosgrain Ribbon (124321), VersaMarker (100901), Markers in Garden Green (100080) and Real Red (100052), Cherry Scented Embossing Powder (127035)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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muzbysmom said…
I've never heard of conditioning stamps! I'll have to try this!
CLOcards said…
Thanks,Kay! This is exactly what I have been doing for some time - I was hesitant to use the sanding block for the very reason you mentioned! This makes my stamps work so much better - especially the bold, solid ones!
Anonymous said…
Always used sanding to condition...but I like this method much better! Thanks, Kay. I learned something new again from you!!!
Sue Mc
Kathy S. said…
I was so disappointed with the image quality I was getting with my Mouthwatering set. I will condition them pronto! Thanks for the tip! And your nails are gorgeous, by the way...