But on inspection, I can feel that the rubber has gotten a little dry and "tough" and what that means is that I won't get a good impression from it. I bet you have run into the same thing with some of your older stamps! Don't toss the stamp, there is a way to restore them pretty easily!
I have on hand the little sanding blocks you can buy for about $2.00 at the hardware store. The are very handy in the craft room! I gave this stamp a vigorous rubbing and then wiped off the dust with a damp wipe
Next a coat of glycerin - a $4.00 drugstore item - you can also re-ink your embossing/resist pad with this! Let it sit over night and then wipe with a damp towel. Your stamp should have that nice soft rubber texture. Now the ink will sit on the rubber!
I inked up the stamp
Treated my paper with the perfect crafting pouch
I got a beautiful impression the first time! A little black heat embossing
And here is my card
No toxic chemicals and a beautifully restored stamp!
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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you give this a try before saying goodbye to an older stamp!