Friday, 8 September 2017

The new Tim Holtz stamping platform

I recently had the new Stamping Platform by Tim Holtz delivered and at last I've had a chance to have a play with it.

I just took some left over inked backgrounds out of my scrap box and cut this to size.


I put it in the stamp platform and took out the Victorian stamp set (again unused and waiting to be inked up) and laid out the stamps where I would like them on the background .......


....... laid the top down to pick up the stamps, inked them and stamped them.


The ink wasn't as dark as I would have liked so I was able to repeat the process to darken it ......


I used watercolours to paint the images .....


..... and then used the stamp platform again to add the sentiment.

 I just inked the edges and added it to the card to finish.


Now I am out of the boot and beginning to get the strength back in my ankle and leg I need to get up the Pack House to see what needs to be added to my items for sale, I though this might make a good start.


Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx


22 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautiful make Brenda, you'll be hooked! I know I could not live without my stamp platform anymore and found even my 3 and 4 year all grandies could use it :o)

maria's knutselplezier said...

Beautiful work with the stamping platform, this platform stands on my wish list but I am stamping with the MIsti and I wouldn't like to miss it, it's so easy when you need a second print on the same place, when your inks are not so wet or new anymore, I really am glad with this invention!!

Have fun and a nice weekend!!
Maria

Gina said...

Glad your getting more mobile...and hope your ankle is healing well. Love the simplicity of this card, reminds me of an old faded photo. Think it may be time for me to get one of these new fangled doodad stamping tools :D XXX

Angela Radford said...

These are a brilliant kit. Although I don't have this particular make the one I have is never off my desk. No more "Oh dear that didn't stamp well enough"! and other expletives!!!! I'm sure you know what I mean Lol! Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

Patty O'Malley said...

Love Tim's new platform! The card is beautiful. Glad to hear your out of the boot!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love the softness of this beautiful card Brenda! What a special new innovation...
What is not there to discover and marvel at! "Stamping platform " sounds great!
Of course you didn't need this as such an old hand - stamping master - but sounds good to have it!
Happy weekend
Susi

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful work Brenda. These stamping platforms or similar are invaluable. Wouldn't be without mine. Thank you for sharing this with us. Glad your foot and ankle are healing.

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

I love my stamp platform especially for those bigger stamps that can be a bit tricky! Glad to hear you're out of the boot now too :)
Hugs
Donna xx

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Brenda!! I have a Misti and I couldn't stamp without it!! The TH Platform is on my wish list!! I hope the strength in your leg and ankle returns and you are able to move about pain-free!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful card Brenda, the stamp platform is a recent purchase for me and I am hooked as well.
Yvonne xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful stamps and love the watercolouring
Carol x

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card Brenda, I've had my platform a while and I just couldn't live without it now.
Glad to read that you are now mobile.
Avril xx

Jackie P Neal said...

Happy to hear you are out of the boot, finally! boy, it has been a long road for you,hasn't it? Hoping the healing continues for you Brenda!

So...you showed us how the platform works, yay or nay for recommending?
I think your piece is a fine new addition for your shop!

sending hugs,Jackie

Redanne said...

This is a terrific way to start up at the Pack House again Brenda! I am loving the stamp platform, I can actually stamp properly now! Good to hear that things are moving forward with your foot, long may it last! Hugs, Anne xx

Julia Aston said...

I just got Tim's platform - have a Misti but liked the idea of being able to use rubber stamps with it - haven't tried it yet! Your vintage birthday card is lovely Brenda with it's beautiful background and nice watercoloring! Julia xx

Sue said...

This is really pretty Brenda, and I'm so glad you're out of the boot! Although I'm not a 'gadgety' person I wouldn't be without Tim's platform, it's brilliant for stamping on watercolour card. Have a fun (and active) week xx

butterfly said...

It's a charming vintage card - and how lovely to get some ink on those stamps for the first time. I've also been starting to appreciate the uses of the stamp platform - especially for stamping over textured surfaces - so great to be able to get that second shot at a sharp image. I'm sure there's lots more to discover... but it does require clearing space on the craft table when I want to use it!
Alison x

baili said...

Wow!!!
you have done marvelous job dear.
outstanding and elegant

Dortesjs said...

So charming vintage and sweet card ;O)

Peninia / Gosia said...

WoW...this is absolutely gorgeous ! Beautiful:)
Hugs -Peninia Art /https://peniniaart.blogspot.com/

Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeous result Brenda! The platform sure would make life easier alright ... I'll have a think! Nicola x

A Pink said...

Gorgeous! Brenda . Love my SP . Having poor upper body strength it enables me to use so many more of my stamps , especially those with large black areas as I just stamp and restamp to achieve a deep black image.
hugs x