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#1 bride2b10

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    Posted 23 October 2009 - 12:17 AM

    For anybody who made their own stamps for passport invitations - how do you get them to look slightly faded?

    Thanks!
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    #2 Raykel

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      Posted 23 October 2009 - 12:33 AM

      bride2b10.....
      I am not sure how you made the stamps for the invitations. There are a couple of options....if you are stamping them yourself, do not use the first image. Ink the stamp then stamp it on a scrap piece of paper. Then turn the stamp towards you and breath on it (I know this sounds dumb) - it will bring out the ink - then stamp it again on scrap paper. You can do this a few times till you get a faded look you like. Then remember which impression you liked and just repeat this step each time. There is a fancy word for it, but I am drawing a blank. Depending on the colour of ink you are using (and this works best on a regular ink, not a pigment ink) you should be able to get at least 3-4 images before you have to re-ink your stamp.

      #3 bride2b10

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        Posted 23 October 2009 - 01:16 AM

        Maybe I should consider using real stamps :) I was actually using powerpoint. But thanks for the idea, I will definitely try that!
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        #4 Raykel

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          Posted 24 October 2009 - 04:31 PM

          LOL....sorry the scrapbooker in me assumed that was what you were using! I am not sure which image you are using, but I do know under free dingbats on the internet you can get passport stamps and they come in various degrees of distressed and faded looks. We used them on another project, but I do not remember where the exact address is. The only other suggestion I have would be to try putting them in a word doc and then changing the gray scale.....sorry I can't help more.

          #5 bride2b10

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            Posted 26 October 2009 - 11:43 AM

            Oh that's actually very helpful, thank you! Is there a particular site you'd recommend?
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            #6 JessicaM

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              Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:50 PM

              What you will do is select the image you are trying to lighten and you can adjust the opacity of it. So if it is at 100% then reduce to 50% or whatever level to lighten it up. Hope that helps :)
               

               


              #7 Raykel

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                Posted 27 October 2009 - 09:01 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by bride2b10
                Oh that's actually very helpful, thank you! Is there a particular site you'd recommend?
                I have spent a couple days playing when I was on here and cannot find them again! Sorry!

                Have you tried scanning one you have already in your book or someone else's and then trying to lighten it?

                #8 Lindy S

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                  Posted 07 October 2011 - 05:32 AM

                  I know this is quite an old post, but I thought I would add to it for others looking for stamp ideas. There are many different "stamp" fonts on dafont.com

                   

                  http://www.dafont.co...bber-stamp.font

                   

                  http://www.dafont.com/stamp-act.font

                   

                  Here are a few that I have used. Just download them, install them, and you will find them in word & ppt. Hope this can help some of you ladies out!



                  #9 Reinita

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                    Posted 09 October 2011 - 06:28 PM

                    Thanks for sharing these stamp fonts. Love them!
                     

                    Originally Posted by Lindy S 

                    I know this is quite an old post, but I thought I would add to it for others looking for stamp ideas. There are many different "stamp" fonts on dafont.com

                     

                    http://www.dafont.co...bber-stamp.font

                     

                    http://www.dafont.com/stamp-act.font

                     

                    Here are a few that I have used. Just download them, install them, and you will find them in word & ppt. Hope this can help some of you ladies out!



                     



                    #10 Lindy S

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                      Posted 01 November 2011 - 06:35 PM

                      You are quite welcome! I loved them too!






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