Hello friends! It’s Smitha here creating a simple card with a repetitive stamping technique. Mother’s day is coming up and since my Mom lives far away from me, I wanted to make her a special card.
Supplies you will need:
- Tim Holtz Stamping Platform
- Tim Holtz- 5 inch Mini Snips
- Delicate Detail Henna Flourish Stamp set
- Hello Sweetie- Pie Stamp set
- Nuvo Gilding flakes- Sunkissed Copper Color
- Nuvo Crystal Drops – Sweet Lilac
- Blank Card
- Alphabet thickers or stickers
This is my first time stamping with the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform and I have to say this first- this platform makes stamping SO easy! And so much more enjoyable! I am going to be creating a pattern today using the Delicate Detail Henna Flourish Stamp set.
I have a 4.25 by 5.5 inch card held in place with the magnets on the stamping platform. I also placed a piece of purple cardstock behind it to catch any stray ink that stamps off of the edges.
To Repeat Stamp my image, I just moved my card base by 1 inch on the stamping platform, re-inked the stamp and then stamped. This is such an easy way to create a pattern with a small stamp. There is no lining up of the stamp or uncertainty. And best of all- the stamping goes by so fast!!
For the bottom row I chose a darker purple shade of ink and I needed to mask off the top of the stamp with a post it.
For the top row, I chose a yellow colored ink and followed the same principle- stamp, move card by 1 inch, re ink and stamp again. I did not have to do any masking this time, because the stamp hung off the top of the card.
And here is my finished stamped background. I love how easy it was to stamp this!
Now, I needed to stamp the sentiment- which is a clear stamp. The previous stamp was rubber and now I need to change the stamping platform plate to accomodate the clear stamp height. This is super simple to do, just hold the stamping plate at 90 degrees as seen below. The plate will come off at the hinge and you can flip it.
And now you want to add the stamping plate back in place, with the ‘clear’ side on top.
Next, I am stamping this label shape from the Hello Sweetie- Pie stamp set with the same yellow colored ink I used before.
Since this label stamp has such a large solid area to ink and stamp I had some white areas where I did not ink the stamp properly. I simply re-inked the stamp and stamped again. You can easily stamp the same image multiple times to get a darker ink shade with the stamping platform.
I also stamped the outline stamp with glue and added some Nuvo Gilding Flakes on top. I love the soft shine these gilding flakes add!
Using the Tim Holtz snips I cut out the label shape and added the letters to spell the word mom. I also stamped a “I’m missing you” sentiment beneath.
After assembling the card, I felt that the mom word needed some gilding flakes as well. I simple ran the glue over the letters and added the gilding flakes onto it, brushed off the excess. I finished off the card with a few dots of the Nuvo Crystal drops.
I simply love the way the gilded letters catch the light now!
I am off to mail this card out to mom now, hope you get to make something special today as well!