Simple Stamping Valentine’s Day Tutorial


This simple stamped card is perfect for the man in your life since it’s not complicated, frilly or full of “stuff”, lol.   This card is to the point and there’s no denying it’s a Valentine’s Day card.  Haha… I have heard so many times the men in our lives just want a basic card, something they can see without having to look through all the “stuff”.  Well here it is.

I gathered several sentiments in my collection and a variety of inks.  It dawned on me today, looking back at my recent projects, I seem to be on a kick of white, blue & red…  Anyway, anyone who knows me, knows I do not stamp; however, using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, I knew I could accomplish this card with ease!  As always, I used Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock (sold in store only) for stamping as well as my card base.  (TIP:  If you have a heavier card front, you might want to try the 110lb as a card base to prevent the card from collapsing due the weight of the front).

I planned out my sentiments to see how they would sit on the card before I started stamping.  When I was satisfied with the layout I simply started stamping in alternating colours.  The best thing, in my view, about the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform is that when (it’s not if with me) I don’t stamp clearly, I can go back to redo it with no problem –  that!  Oh, it also helps to line up the sentiments!  The “Happy Valentine’s Day” sentiment I decided to heat emboss in black, just to have that sentiment stand out more than the others.  Again, the man wants simple & to be able to look at the card and immediately know what it’s about, right?!  Hahaha!!  Once I finished stamping, I layered my card front onto a coordinating cardstock, leaving only a tiny edge & matting that onto the card base.  Done!  Let me know what you think; I look forward to your comments. 

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