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That moment when ...
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Sep 24, 2016 5:36am
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you spend two evenings on a carve ...
... believe you've nailed the intricate cursive lettering ...
... stamp your first image of it ...

... and realize you carved the positive, *not* the negative.
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Reply to: #935326 by west dover quidditch team
Sep 24, 2016 6:32am
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Do you ink the whole stamp with a light color, such as Yellow Staz On, so you can see where you have carved? It helps me a lot to avoid carving out the wrong areas. I have carved wrong areas before, not whole words, though! Ouch!
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Reply to: #935333 by FloridaFour
Sep 24, 2016 7:01am
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This was actually my first carve using Stazon, however didn't try stamping a partial. Live and learn.
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Reply to: #935326 by west dover quidditch team
Sep 24, 2016 8:24am
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You could rework the clue so the stamp just had to be like that.
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Reply to: #935326 by west dover quidditch team
Sep 24, 2016 9:34am
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I agree with Dingus...I'd make it work! It breaks my heart to recarve! Or you could possibly make it a bonus oops box?
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Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #935326 by west dover quidditch team
Sep 24, 2016 4:25pm
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Plant it anyway. Make it a funny story.
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Reply to: #935339 by Raven
Sep 24, 2016 8:00pm
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Hmm, just might work...
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Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #935326 by west dover quidditch team
Sep 24, 2016 9:04pm
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Wasn't there a whole thing set up once for people to send their backa$$wards stamps to?
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Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #935326 by west dover quidditch team
Sep 24, 2016 9:07pm
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I did it once, and didn't realize it that quickly. It was an image of a helicopter. That means the main rotor has the blades cocked to indicate it rotates the wrong way, and of course the tail rotor is on the wrong side. I didn't notice for months, and I don't think any finders ever noticed!
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Reply to: #935338 by dingus dufus
Sep 25, 2016 5:42am
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Holding the image up to a mirror would make the "encrypted" lettering readable :)
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Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #935326 by west dover quidditch team
Sep 25, 2016 7:28am
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Turn it into a bonus box called Alter Ego :-)

Warrior Woman
likes to make lemonade but oohh I feel your pain
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Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #935326 by west dover quidditch team
Sep 25, 2016 9:00am
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Re: That moment when ...
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Reply to: #935338 by dingus dufus
Oct 1, 2016 9:05pm
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thanks dingus, for inspiring me to embrace my idiocy!

http://www.atlasquest.com/boxes/clue/?boxId=275051
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Reply to: #935735 by west dover quidditch team
Oct 2, 2016 8:33am
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Lemonade!