This stamp looks wonderful in its presentation, and couldn't wait to use it. I was very disappointed. It is thick and bulky, doesn't take on the ink very well (regardless of brand or kind), and most importantly, doesn't give a good, sharp, clear image when put to paper. I used different kinds of paper and several different inks. This stamp disappointed every time. Due to return rules, I am now
'stuck' with this stamp and wasted good money. I purchased a like stamp from the Tim Holtz line and it preforms wonderfully every time - which proves that it wasn't something I was doing wrong when using this stamp.