if you have not stamped on glass before you might want to practice a bit as the surface can 'feel slippy' when you place your stamp on it. get an old piece of mirror or flat bottom glass item that might otherwise end up in the recycling bin
ink your stamp and press it a few times onto your 'trial run' glass area to get the 'feel' of how much pressure you may (or may not) need to apply
also rather than pressing your stamp into the ink pad, take your ink pad in hand and lightly 'tamp' it onto your rubber stamp--so you can see if the ink has covered your words or image. i find a light hand is best
very important: you will need an ink that is made for stamping on glass surfaces--i use stazon ink, which is great for many surfaces but especially metal and glass
tips for having stamps made
If you have a local stamp maker—(not the rubber stamp lines like you see in crafting magazines)—they can usually make them for you.
They are often the type of business that might make self inking stamps or office door signs, plaques, etc.
I just type up my word/phrase in what font + size I like, take them my printed out sheet and they will scan it and make the rubber imprint
some things to remember-do not make the word too small or the ink will bleed and the word won’t print clear
sometimes I type up a single word and put a space between each letter so the word appears “clearer” and easier to read (the FOR YOU stamp i used on the tins is an example of this)
often the stamp making company will measure the word to determine the cost—so keep that in mind too!
if you are thinking of using names for wedding packaging--my suggestion might be to try initials, as you will have a higher success rate with getting a smaller, cleaner impression when inking on glass, as opposed to a fussier image that has lots of areas to ink, and then to transfer successfully to your surface
A & S
( as opposed to Arden & Seth)
my stamp place has it done up within a few hours for me—your yellow pages should provide further information for you if you are in a fair sized town or city