(Port Macquarie, Australia)
Cleaning stamps at the end of a project was always a pain for me until I read a tip which works for me.
Have a shallow plastic container on your desk, a roll of paper towel and a spray bottle of water. Pop a couple of sheets of the paper into the container and spray with water.
After you finish stamping, pop your stamp on top and let sit while embossing/colouring then the stamp will be clean to put away when you are ready to pack up.
Just ditch the dirty paper and refill ready for your next project. Hope this helps.
Christina says ...
It certainly does and many people new to card making will appreciate your tip.... as cleaning stamps is such a chore ... on a par with cleaning your oven!!
But it pays to look after them and that way you will get many years of good use from the stamps that you have in your collection.