Hi everyone! Here’s my first creating with Concord and 9th Turnabout stamps. It took me an afternoon to get everything figured out. The right ink on the right cardstock, etc. I don’t like it when the ink bleeds and you can’t read the words, like the “sent with love” and “hello”, no bleeding allowed! So I soldiered on until I found cardstock and ink that performed!
The other ‘trick’ is making sure to get the ink cleaned off the stamp before the next color. I used my Tim Holtz Travel stamp platform. I love that thing! I use all my stamp platforms but some just work better for some things than others so I’m glad I have them all.
In this case, because the lid comes off, I could just take it to the sink with the stamp still on the lid and wash it under the running water with a little hand soap. Dried it with a towel. No ink color transfer! yay!
The other thing I absolutely love about using the TH travel platform is that I added the Sizzix Sticky Sheet to the base of it and I don’t have to use the magnets then! So amazing AND it shims just a tad bit and stamps better IMO. YAY! I’ll link to this below. If you need a picture, email me and I’ll send you a picture from my iPhone.
You can kinda see a peek of the inside of the card. You end up with a stamped 6×6 piece and it sure is hard to chop it down! lol I took the piece I cut off and glued it inside! lol
Here’s a couple close ups. I used two different colors for the base panel, that’s why I put in two close up photos. I love how they turned out and my fellow cardmaking friends loved them too! YAY!
I used Lawn Fawn inks on 80# Neenah Solar White Classic Crest smooth cardstock. A lot of times I use the heavier but in this case, there is a difference between stamping on the two and the 80# didn’t bleed like the 110# did! Maybe that’s just an Iowa thing! lol
I’m curious what everyone else uses for this type of color with stamp pad stamping?! I’d love to hear what you like if you have time to comment!
So I stamped a few extra backgrounds while I was at it because I loved it so much when I finally succeeded. hehe
Such an awesome sentiment! For the scissors I had some eyelet brads so I used them but an eyelet would’ve worked perfectly also.
Everything I used for these cards are from the Crafty sets… I’ll link below.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy paper crafting/cutting!
Links to what I used to make these cards…click the abbreviations to see them in the stores.