A second attempt at stamps for my sister’s save-the-dates…(hmm. I’m sensing a theme…). Anyways, the first save-the-date stamp was not as sucessful as I had hoped. I had trouble with both the stamp itself and the ink. Well, after searching for about a week I finally found some ink that I could use. It is a full pad, instead of the tiny one I had before, with actual ink, instead of some chalk stuff, and it is the right color. Yay!!
I also found my craft knife (also after about a week of searching), so I attempted to cut the stamp a second time. I definately think this stamp turned out better than the first. I was very careful to avoid having pin holes around the image by cutting a little wider than before. There are definately less rough edges, though there are still a few.
On the one hand I sort of like the rough edges because it doesn’t look too perfect. On the other hand, I am not sure I want to keep them because it doesn’t look perfect enough. I think there is a fine line here, and I’m not sure which side of it I am on. What do you think? Do the rough edges add character, or does it just look messy??