Happy WOYWW to all! Managed to tidy up, despite my back acting up. A weird part of my myositis is that I have not been plagued with a bad back for a couple of years. Now the IVIG is keeping things at bay, my back has been playing up. Argh. Anyway, desk first:
I have saved all of the packaging from my various Dina Wakely stuff, cause I had the idea to make something from it. Here you see the bits and pieces I have saved. We’ll see if anything comes from it.
So on to the question. I bought some stamps. They were not cheap, about £22 for the set, and as soon as I inked them one problem stood out. Honestly I have NEVER encountered this before.
There is a LUMP under the rubber layer – a bit like a rock trapped under your vinyl kitchen floor (I know cause we have that too!) – and it means that that black dot gets printed every time.
I am in the FB group for this designer, and I posted about the problem, suggesting that I was unsure if I should cut into the stamp and wondering if this was a frequent problem. I contacted the shop I bought it from, but of course it was Easter weekend so no reply yet. I got a TON of replies, including from the designer, telling me to just cut out the offending bit of rubber and move on. My reply, which I stand by, is that sure, I cut stamps. I cut another of this designers stamps to remove a bit of it that I felt made the stamp more useful. But the thing is that was my CHOICE. I don’t think I should have to cut into a stamp to correct an manufacturing flaw and risk ruining the stamp. As soon as I cut it, I transfer the blame for damage from the manufacturer to ME. I don’t think that is reasonable, and telling me to “be brave” and just cut it is not helpful. Your thoughts in the comments! I am curious to know if you agree with me or not and why.
Wrapping up with my 100 days week re-cap – day 51 in the new book is tantalizingly close!