"As many stampers know, the dreaded smudge on a stamped and colored image causes much frustration, especially when it happens when you are adhering the piece to your card base. You might get a streak of ink or dirt from your work surface without realizing it. In an effort to keep me sane, I always flip my stampers sketchbook to clean page. Then I lay the stamped image face down on the clean page and apply the adhesive. I am guaranteed a smudge-free piece that I can then adhere to my card or project."