Clear stamping for card making or scrapbooking or any other paper crafts is a great hobby. Clear stamps usually come in sets so you have multiple stamps. You can use them to stamp on different surfaces such as paper, vellum, acetate, and more!

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What are clear stamps?

Clear stamps can refer to stamps made of photopolymer or acrylic. Photopolymer stampers are of a much better quality (meaning they generally give a better stamped impression).

Features of clear stamps

The benefits of clear stamps

  • Allow you to perfectly position your image on your surface.
  • Less expensive to manufacture than wood rubber stamps
  • Flatter than wood rubber stamps
  • Take up less space therefore they’re easier to store
  • Often come with multiple images on one sheet, so you get a set of stamps that coordinate

How to use clear stamps

Clear stamps tips

  • Popular Stamping inks include Dye, Pigment, or Embossing
  • Before your first use, it may be helpful to condition your stamp by inking in versamark ink or rubbing a rubber eraser over it to remove any residue from the manufacturer
  • Practice stamping on scrap paper to get a feel for stamping & your new stamps.
  • Stamp straight down & apply even pressure – do not wiggle or rock the stamp.
  • If stamps lose their ability to stick, wash them in warm water and air dry to get them sticky again
  • Never throw away the protective sheet that goes with the stamp
  • Do not store in direct sunlight
  • A stained stamp usually doesn’t affect quality

Read on to Part 2 on How to Clean Clear Stamps

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