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.