Thursday, July 20, 2017

How to Transform Plain Pocket Cards with Stamping



Are you a project life fiend? Do you have oodles and oodles of 3x4 cards sitting around? It's easy to take these cards from ho-hum to wow!

Grab some stamps and let's use these cards! You can easily personalize these cards by adding images, words or phrases as I did.  Or try adding a subtle pattern to the background with a light or versamark ink. It's 

This 3x4 card was pretty bare - just a blue background with a few white phrases.  I thought these phrases would work well with soon-to-be-had camping photos, as my son will be attending several Boy Scout camps this summer.  I pulled a few clear stamps from the Feel Free set by Kerri Bradford and grabbed my brand spankin' new Tim Holtz stamp platform.

To use the platform, I lined my stamps up on my card.  Once I was satisfied with their placement, I  lowered the clear top to grab the stamps. Small magnets hold your paper in place so you can stamp multiple times, if needed, or make multiple copies -- which is so amazing because if your first image doesn't turn out complete or dark enough you can reink and restamp easily.

Before I stamped I treated my card with the Perfect Crafting Pouch, and then needed to restamp the image again since I was too impatient to do a test stamp first. I was pretty happy - the tiny print on the bottom isn't as crisp, but I put that down to operator error (i.e. pressing too hard).

After stamping with archival ink, my platform looked like this:


I grabbed my bottle of the Best Cleaner Ever and a paper towel.  One small squirt on the paper towel was enough to clean the extra ink off the stamps as well as the platform.

4 comments:

  1. CUTE Pocket card! Best Cleaner Ever has GOT to be a stamper's best friend!

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  2. WOW! Great choice of stamps! Your stamping looks like it was supposed to there..like it was printed that way!

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