Monday, March 22, 2021

Pick of the Week at The House that Stamps Built

Hi everyone!

It's my turn to share a Pick of the Week at The House that Stamps BuiltI will be 're-sharing' the slimline card that I created on March 17th, for the Slimline Challenge. The Repeat Impressions Stamps that I used for this card are:  

Rather than showcase a technique, I'm sharing a tip today that I use on nearly EVERY single card that I create. We all have our favorite stamp positioners, right? But do you ever use your stamp positioner with a rubber stamp, and still get an image or sentiment that is not 'exactly' straight?  Let me share an old tip!

Look really closely at the bottom edge of this card, and you will see a piece of square, clear material. This piece happens to be from my old Stamp-a-ma-jig, but you can use a piece of transparency, stamp packaging plastic, etc.

I lay this plastic down OVER my card, and first stamp on the plastic, before potentially 'messing up' my finished card. In this case, I'm adding the Ribbon Border.

This allows me to stamp, as if stamping on the card front, and see if my stamp needs adjusting.

Here, you can see the stamped plastic. And, yes, my stamp is slightly leaning uphill on the right side!

So, I realigned my stamp and tried again. Once satisfied, I stamped on the card front.

Just wipe off your plastic with a baby wipe, set it aside, and you're ready for the next project!

Stamps used:

Give it a try! Hope I helped save a piece of art!
 For this week only (March 22 - March 28th), get 20% off the stamps used in my creation above when you use the coupon code POTW32221.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.


Lori m said...

Awesome tip, thank you, such a great idea and fabulous card, hugs, Lori m

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great tutorial and a beautiful card.

Chana Malkah said...

I like this card! I also use acetate sometimes to "practice stamp," particularly when I have two or more spaces available for a sentiment.

Nice tip and project, Faith!


Cheryl W said...

That's such a great tip, Patti! Thanks for sharing it. As I mentioned when you first shared it, I love your slimline card. It has a simple, but really effective, design. Perfect for when we need a card in a hurry.