image by Heather Holbrook

image by Heather Holbrook

What do you say, lets have a giveaway!! I’ve got a beautiful clear stamp set from Inkadinkado called Flower Garden I’d love to give away to one of you!

Let me say that I LOVE clear stamps! I’ve been stamping for a long time and I feel like clear stamps have really changed the way I stamp, I love to be able to see exactly where I’m stamping and I’ve accumulated *alot* of stamps over the years so storage is a big issue for me and clear stamps take up so much less space than wood mounted stamps.

So now I’d like to hear your thoughts about clear stamps, do you love them?  hate them? never tried them, do you have a tip for using or cleaning clear stamps? Leave a comment about clear stamps here on this post, you’ve got from now until Sunday Aug. 9th at midnight EST, please one comment per person. I’ll randomly draw a winner for the stamp set and announce the winner on Monday Aug 10th. If you win I’ll contact you via e-mail to get your mailing address.

PS- If you’ve never posted a comment here it will have to be approved before it shows up, so if you don’t see it right away don’t worry it will be approved and you’ll be entered in the drawing.

Good luck!!

**THIS CONTEST HAS CLOSED**

-Heather

By Heather Holbrook




Comments

75 Comments so far

  1. Skulleigh on August 3, 2009 6:24 am

    I am *loving* clear stamps.

    I used to stamp with regular wood mounted stamps, but I stopped papercrafting for awhile. Those stamps were taking up so much room! I ended up giving away most of my old stamps (I do regret giving up some of those old PSX stamps!)

    I started up stamping again, and have accumulated almost as many stamps as I had before, but in such a compact space! And I get good bang for my buck – a set of clear stamps cost about what one stamp might have cost me before!

    Like you, I like that I can see exactly where I’m placing it!

    One of my favorite techniques is to stamp an image in black, and then quickly outline some of the edges in a white gel pen for a nice drop shadow look.

    Now I’m concentrating on coming up with a good way to store them – I am probably going to either invest in a binder system, or I might just use photo boxes and divide them up by theme per box.

  2. DeeAnn S on August 3, 2009 6:39 am

    What a beautiful collection! I’ve never used clear stamps, but would certainly love to give them a try. I’m wondering if I could use these stamps with polymer clay? Now my mind is in think mode. Thanks for this giveaway.

  3. LINDA GATES on August 3, 2009 6:52 am

    LOVE THE CLEAR STAMP SET! I’D LOVE TO WIN IT. ALSO, I ENJOY YOUR SITE.

  4. Susan Rowe on August 3, 2009 6:53 am

    I don’t have a lot of stamps because they were so costly when you had to buy a wood mounted block for each one. Now that the clear stamps are here, they are more economical and space savers. I have a cricut so I cut and paste or embellish my die cuts.

  5. Karen on August 3, 2009 6:55 am

    I have never used them before!
    They look wonderful.
    I could see experimenting with making a mini mosaic of cut paper and putting one on top…

  6. jen on August 3, 2009 7:07 am

    yes,yes,yes..it’s beautiful!!! i love to get my hands on them. :D

  7. chrisd on August 3, 2009 7:08 am

    At first I didn’t like them but as I got used to them…now I love them. Takes up less space and the cost effectiveness is a consideration. I sold most of my wood mounted stamps at my LSS garage sales and was able to buy new items with my credits.

  8. Billie on August 3, 2009 7:17 am

    I haven’t tried them, but hope this is my chance too….smile.

    Billie

  9. Heather on August 3, 2009 7:19 am

    DeeAnn- Yes you can use clear stamps on clay! When I’ve done it I’ve use a clear ink pad to ink up the stamp first to act as a release so it doesn’t get stuck and be sure to clean the stamp right away if any clay does get on it.

    -Heather

    PS thanks for all the comments so far! Keep ‘em coming :)

  10. Carmen on August 3, 2009 7:26 am

    I’m quite a newbie stamper I have to admit but am getting very quickly addicted. What I like about some clear stamps is that they are quite flexible and so don’t limit you. I only have a couple but have found by holding them in the palm of your hand you can ink non flat items – say if you were altering. I managed to even stamp a skull around a rubber duckies bottom ;)

  11. Joan on August 3, 2009 7:34 am

    love clear stamps. easy to see where the image will be. Joan

  12. Linda B on August 3, 2009 7:35 am

    I do love the clear stamps. They are very easy to store in the CD plastic cases and don’t take up much room.
    This is such a beautiful set…thank you for the chance to win this set. :)

  13. Lucie Cruickshank on August 3, 2009 7:51 am

    I love clear stamps for their accuracy in placement. I have ruined many a card by stamping with wooden blocks which were not correctly mounted! I like to use them with powders and heat them up with a heat gun for a molten metal effect. Then embellish with gems etc.

  14. Mary Standard on August 3, 2009 7:52 am

    I have a lot of stamps with a few of the clear stamps. I really do appreciate these with all of there excellent assets for a person to use. Your set that your are offering for a give away prize is so gorgeous…it is so kind of you to give us all a chance for this! Have a GREAT rest of the day!!! =0)

  15. Juliet A on August 3, 2009 7:54 am

    The thing that I love about clear stamps is that it is so easy to see if they are placed correctly, especially if you are using a technique that requires multiple impressions. One of my favorite things to do is to stamp an image with a color that is slightly darker than the cardstock I am unsing, then stamp again with a slight offset in white – it looks like the image is embossed!

    This set you are offering looks like it would be perfect for inchies – I hope I win!

  16. Vivi Martinez on August 3, 2009 8:12 am

    I have never used clear stamps before because it is not easy for me to find them. Anyway, I am very tempted to go for some of them… This set you are giving away is such a great collection for us who love flower designs and the opportunity of winning them is just great.
    Thanks!

  17. Reyne Beatmann on August 3, 2009 8:16 am

    I use both, wood mounted stamps and clear stamps. I agree with you about wood stamps taking up too much valuable storage space. I do find the clear stamps don’t pick up as much ink so I usually have to stamp it twice which is not a problem since I can see exactly where to stamped.

  18. Jeanne Clarke on August 3, 2009 8:17 am

    This set is exquisite.I think the USA is far ahead of the UK in the craft area- just keep it coming WE LOVE IT

  19. Debbie F on August 3, 2009 8:24 am

    These Inkadinkado Clear Stamp would provide hours of stamping with endless projects. I just started using clear stamps and I love them. I have used wooden stamps for years. The clear stamps are 100% better. You can see where you are placing them and they are easy to store. I would never go back to wooden stamps again!

  20. Phyllis Wood on August 3, 2009 8:53 am

    I LOVE your emails and the great crafts and things you offer.
    Yhanks
    Phyllis Wood

  21. Grandma Shelley on August 3, 2009 8:53 am

    Oooohhh…I love those stamps! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  22. Christina on August 3, 2009 9:04 am

    I love clear stamps. They store away nicely. I bought a Ranger Spray to clean mine although I don’t like the bubble gum smell. They make stamping so much easier since I can see exactly where I’m stamping at! :)

  23. terri bush on August 3, 2009 9:54 am

    I love clear stamps also for all the right reasons…see thru and you can stash more in a smaller space. I use baby wipes in the tub to clean all my stamps and other crafty messes for that matter.

  24. shar on August 3, 2009 10:10 am

    i am new to stamping but prefer the clear stamps that i have tried. its an extra element that i can add to my collages. very cool. thanks for the chance in your give-away.

  25. MelodyJ on August 3, 2009 10:13 am

    I’ve seen them in craft stores. I have never tried them. I really want to try them out.

  26. Deanna Cosgrove on August 3, 2009 10:28 am

    I love my clear stamps. Love that they don’t take up so much space and that I can see a whole sheet of them at a time to determine which one I want. I usually go the baby wipe route w/cleaning but they still get stained.

  27. edina on August 3, 2009 10:35 am

    I love clear stamps because you can more easily position the images. To clean, I use stamp cleaner (my favorite is the one for Staz On ink) and a toothbrush for stubborn stains.

  28. Sarah on August 3, 2009 10:38 am

    I’ve always wanted to try clear stamps. Normally I don’t enter giveaways like these, but I think these particular designs are quite lovely, and so here I am, posting a comment in the hopes that I can give them a new loving home. :)

  29. Janet on August 3, 2009 11:28 am

    I love, love, love clear stamps! I love knowing exactly where my image is going to land. I love the space saving storage. I love the way they stick on their own like a new Colorform. Sign me up, ’cause I want to win!

  30. Maggie Dillon on August 3, 2009 11:31 am

    Sign me up!

  31. Wendy Barbe on August 3, 2009 11:37 am

    What a lovely set of stamps. It’s true that these stamps are a lot easier to store (I still have a drawer full of wooden block stamps) … but the beauty of them for me is the perfect positioning on your project. With a clear acrylic block, and clear stamps you know EXACTLY where you are stamping. A God-send in my eyes.

  32. Theresa on August 3, 2009 11:37 am

    this looks like a wonderful set! I’ve never tried clear stamps, but have seen a demo. Seems like it’s much easier to place your image right where you’d like it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. BECKY MERRILL on August 3, 2009 11:49 am

    I have just started stamping and haven’t had the pleasure of trying the clear ones yet but I look forward to using them soon. It would be sooner if you let me win it will be real soon!

  34. Pat Coffey on August 3, 2009 12:23 pm

    Oh my that is so cute. I would love to have that set to do some fun projects for some church members. Its great. Would love to be the proud owner of it

  35. Marie Grubbs on August 3, 2009 1:21 pm

    I agree with everything that has been said before me. I just LOVE, Love, love clear stamps! If something needs to be embossed or stamped they can be used. I also use mine for polymer clay. And, if you really want a neat trick try them on rolled fondant and cut in square with a pie crimper to embellish the sides of cakes or the top of cup cakes, and dont forget the edible powder coloring something like working with Pearlx. Mind you that you must keep your kitchen stamps seperate from your stamping and embossing stamps! But hey, they are so inexpensive sometimes I buy more than one. Even JoAnn fabrics has them sometine for a dollar each!

  36. barb on August 3, 2009 3:08 pm

    I love clear stamps…they are so easy to store and can be stamped accurately on paper. I love the “inchie” stamps in your giveaway.

  37. Dani Gohin on August 3, 2009 4:54 pm

    I have never used clear stamps before, but I imagine that they are great. I am always having problems with lining my stamps up. Its a real frustrating job. I would imagine, if it was a clear stamp, getting it in the right place would be a breeze!

    argh, just thinking of it is getting me in the mood for some crafting. if only it wasnt half 1 in the morning

  38. Christy on August 3, 2009 7:21 pm

    I’ve never seen the clear stamps before …. but I live in a very small town and we’re just hearing about something called tv (kidding!). I would love to try them. Thank you!

  39. ellama1 on August 3, 2009 7:22 pm

    I love them because I am already sort of sloppy. Being able to see reduces the crookedness of my stamp! Also, they take take so much less room than the mounted rubber ones!
    Thanks for this giveaway!

  40. Delilah on August 3, 2009 7:37 pm

    I LOVE clear stamps!! I appreciate being able to see where I am stamping.
    When I fist tried them I didn’t know anything about them and tried to stamp with no block. Isn’t that silly?

  41. Carmen on August 3, 2009 7:46 pm

    Most of my stamps are the wood-mounted versions, but I have a few clear ones. I’m ambivalent about them – on one hand, they take up less space, but sometimes it seems a hassle to not only find the stamp I want to use, but also where I put that %#^% acrylic block! LOL

  42. Sarah Ulfers on August 3, 2009 10:52 pm

    I love working with clear stamps because I work with children and they get a better stamped image with them.

  43. Lyneen on August 3, 2009 11:12 pm

    I love being able to see where I am positioning my stamp… I have a ton of wood block stamps… but buy fewer and fewer… clear stamps are not only more economical but so much easier to store.

    The stamps you are giving away are great. They look the perfect size for ATCs in addition to regular card stamping… TFS

    I am posting a link to your give away on MY CANDY BAR!

  44. Joby on August 3, 2009 11:38 pm

    I have only used rubber stamps and I am very curious. I looked at them in a large craft shop just this weekend and did wonder if they worked well. Please add me to the giveaway.

  45. Caroline on August 4, 2009 3:34 am

    I love the clear stamps. i find them excellent to use as you can see to put them exactly where you want them. I would love to win these….

  46. Charity T on August 4, 2009 6:08 am

    I love clear stamps. It is really great to be able to see where you are stamping. When layering stamps, there is no more guess work, mistakes, and extra time.

    Great giveaway!

  47. Solace on August 4, 2009 8:06 am

    i’ve never used clear stamps before but i’d like to try them out. I haven’t done much stamping (mainly cause I don’t have any) but since I work with paper a lot it makes sense I should start.

  48. Gina on August 4, 2009 1:19 pm

    I love the clear stamps. You can see exactly where you are placing them, not like the wooden ones. And they take up less space which means I have can buy lots more of them!

  49. Heather on August 4, 2009 1:40 pm

    Alison- If you are using a good high quality clear stamp then Staz-On ink is just fine to use. I’ve used to frequently over the past few years on my clear stamps and have no problems at all. It does stain them but it also stains rubber as well. What you do need to beware of is not getting Staz-On cleaner on your acrylic blocks, it can cause cracks in them, so remove the stamp from the block before using Staz-On cleaner.
    Hope that helps!

    And again thanks everyone for the comments, I’m enjoying reading them all.
    Keep them coming!

    -Heather

  50. de gasawa on August 4, 2009 3:25 pm

    I found my first set of clear stamps when I was still teaching, it was hollow geometric shapes meant for making learning games. I dearly loved those stamps, and still enjoy the “I can see where it’s going-ness” of clear stamps!

  51. Teresa Novak on August 4, 2009 3:44 pm

    I am just starting to build a collection of clear stamps, and I love them.

  52. nitabug on August 4, 2009 5:31 pm

    I love Inkadinkado has some of my most loved stamps. Clear stamps are great to use and so easy to store. Thanks for the chance to win.

  53. Mimi on August 5, 2009 6:03 am

    I have never used clear stamps before but it seems that they are very popular judging by the comments. Something to put on my Shopping List when we go to the city!

  54. Stephanie Hill on August 5, 2009 11:42 am

    I haven’t used clear stamps before, but I am definitely hearing the siren song! My goal this year is to make all my Christmas cards by hand, and a great number of my gifts as well.

  55. Sheila D on August 5, 2009 3:52 pm

    I love clear stamps…for the obvious reasons of storage and placement. At first I didn’t really like how the images turned out but then I started using Versafine ink and it made a big difference in the sharpness of the image. I love them now. That’s all I buy.

  56. Joyce on August 6, 2009 9:08 am

    I love this set!

  57. Jayme on August 6, 2009 1:45 pm

    This is a fabulous set and I’d love to try it out. Clear stamps are so much easier to use – I love them!

  58. sandyh50 on August 6, 2009 7:30 pm

    I love clear stamps because I can see where I am stamping and they don’t take up so much room for storage! Right now I want to take off the wood on all my rubber stamps too. I love the Inkadinkado set!

    sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

  59. Beth on August 7, 2009 5:00 am

    I am new to the world of stamping. I have about 20 woodbacked stamps. My only problem is I never seem to be able to get the stamp placed where I want it. I think the clear stamps would be a great solution to my problem with stamping.

  60. Debbie Coe on August 7, 2009 6:27 am

    I love clear stamps. And did you know you can just add a drop of soap and rub them around under water and whaaa lahhhh…they’re clean!

  61. Debbie Coe on August 7, 2009 6:30 am

    Oh! And they are sooo much better for storage as well! Take up much less room!

  62. Colleen on August 7, 2009 7:02 am

    I love clear stamps. It makes so much sense to be able to see where you are placing the image!

  63. Kristin on August 7, 2009 7:05 am

    I love clear stamps, I like to see where I am placing them and you can tell if they are getting smudged.

  64. CDChilds on August 7, 2009 7:12 am

    I do not have much experience with stamping yet. I have just started to buy some of my favorites stamps. I’m wanting to create some altered art collage trading cards to give away with each purchase from my shop. I have lots of wonderful ideas, but I’m still lacking in supplies.

  65. Bianca on August 7, 2009 11:13 am

    i never used the clear stamps but it seems like a`n interesting and practic idea. Cool, i would love to strat stamping with them :P

  66. Sheila on August 7, 2009 12:01 pm

    I love clear stamps. They take up much less room to store, they are easier to clean and you can actually see where the image is going. They are especially awesome for words. Unless the stamp is really awesome or a real good deal, I always buy clear stamps over wood mount now.

  67. kathy s on August 7, 2009 4:39 pm

    I love my clear stamps, I don’t have many but the ones I do have I store in empty CD and DVD covers so I can have them in one central place just to grab and use when I want them- love this set don’t have any Inkadinkado stamps yet but would love some – their collection is fantastic – thanks for the chance to win

  68. Bethany Hoey on August 8, 2009 12:26 pm

    Yay Clear Stamps!

  69. dorothy l on August 9, 2009 6:48 am

    I do not know I have never tried them con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

  70. Heather on August 10, 2009 10:39 am

    Congrats to our winner: ellama1

    Thanks everyone for commenting!!

    -Heather

  71. ellama1 on August 18, 2009 11:02 pm

    I WON! Thank you Heather and to everyone who gave their opinions – they were interesting to read!

  72. Elsa on August 25, 2009 5:56 am

    I love clear stamps. They are so easy to place especially if you use a shadow stamp. With the wood mount I could never get mine centered right. I messed up so much cardstock. I pulled all my rubber stamps off the wood and put them in thematic DVD holders. I have so much more space now.

  73. Tilly Adams on November 9, 2010 8:22 am

    your stamps would be a WELCOME addition to my stamping group. At first I thought I needed to join a support group for all my crazy crafting projects. Then I realized that crafting is THERAPY!! So I formed a group of Army wives that get together and craft. Your site is one of our favorites.
    PICK ME!!

  74. Dennis on October 6, 2011 12:59 pm

    I love clear stamps I have some wood mounted stamps but I forget that I have them. Clear stamps are so much easier to work with when you need to have an image next to another like my fence stamp I can make the f as long as I need. I like the Halloween stamps I have some but none like yours so they would go with my others.

  75. terriavidreader on June 4, 2012 7:35 am

    I love clear stamps, easier to store and easier to position correctly. Thanks for this chance to win!!

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