Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tip of the Day
easy way to clean your stamps

Hello Friends 
  How often do you wash your stampin scrub? or should I ask how often you wash your stamp and come to stamp with a light color and it is not the color of the ink it's suppose to be cause your scrubber is so full of ink. Well my tip of the day will help you with the cleaning of your stamp and saving many trip at the sink to wash your stampin scrub. Yes I still recommend the stampin scrub with the mist to condition your stamp and get in the little crease/detail of many stamp. I do lots of stamping and most of the time if I skip a day or two of giving a good wash to my scrub pad my stamp with stay blahhh even after scrubbing them, well now I just wash my scrub about once a week and love it. First I wipe my stamp on the absorber  that I got a walmart in the automotive section and wow that thing really absorb the ink so it save me so much time with the washing of the scrubber plus it is amazing how much ink it remove off your stamp. Again I still use the stampin scrubber with the mist but love the absorber to get the most of the ink off  to save the life of the stampin scrub. Thanks to Carole who share this tip with me.  

 Now about today card well I needed to demo a card that I use the same stamp with many color so I choose to do the shadow technique. First you stamp your image (stamp set that I use is Flower Patch) with White craft ink let dry then off set and stamp in a different color. Top card left to right big flower Hello Honey, Pool Party, Perfect Plum small/center flower tangelo twist,lost lagoon, elegant eggplant. 
 again left to right big flower So Saffron, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, small/center flower hello honey, lost lagoon and elegant eggplant. I like this combo better and without the camera in my view it was easier to just off set a little just he way it should be or should I say the way that I like for the shadow. 
Make sure your white ink is dry before stamping the next layer, you can always use the heat tool to speed the process to dry the white craft ink. I listed all supplies at the bottom. 
Well my friends this is it for now till next time happy stampin or should I say happy cleaning :) either way have a great day!

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France Martin
France Martin

It's me Frenchie with a little french accent living in the United States, that loves to create and share paper crafting. Hope I inspired you to create your own creation with paper. Thank you for stopping by. Come again soon!


  1. Thank you for the tip...Love the card!

  2. Thank you for the tip. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. The layering is stunning.

  3. Thank you for your many cards and tips. I do appreciate your blog. My question is what is an absorber? I know you said you got it in the auto section of Walmart but not sure what it actually is. I've been using baby wipes to clean my stamps.

    Thanks again and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  4. I have the same question as Virginia P above. What type of 'absorber' are you talking about to clean the ink off of the stamp'n scrub? off the stamps themselves? How exactly do you wash the stamp'n scrub and can your get replacement pads for it? How long do they last?

    Debbie Ciardi

  5. Love the card, Frenchie! Have been planning to try this technique so was glad to watch your video. Thanks for sharing your expertise with all of us!

  6. Frenchie, thank you for this tip! I've always stamped off on a wet rag before using the Stampin' Scrub. But I was intrigued by your video and bought an Absorber (Ladies who asked, "The Absorber" is a brand of synthetic chamois). I'm amazed at how much more ink it seems to remove! Very useful tip!


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