Monday, October 21, 2019

October 21, 2019 POTW The House that Stamps Built

This week over at The House that Stamps Built I am going to do a comparison "study" using three different stamp platforms.  (Disclaimer - I do not work for or promote any of the platforms that I used).  

I used a few of my favorite fall stamps from Repeat Impressions.

     Maple Leaf Sil. 5127-K
     Oak Leaf Sil.     5110-I
     Acorn                 3311-C
     Thanksgiving     1140-E 

I happen to have 3 - (probably 2 too many) stamping platforms - so below are the supplies I used for this POTW.

I used my original which is the one with the foam rubber feet from Fiskars, then the Misty from Sweet Petunia and finally Stamp-a-ratus from SU.  I used some nice"juicy ink" pads which really help in getting a nice solid image.

As you can see there is very minimal difference in the stamped image, you can click on the picture to see a close up.  Some of the leaves do have a few muted lines but there is no such thing as a perfect leaf - right??  I think it really comes down to what you have, what you can afford, and what you are comfortable in using.  I decided I needed to add a couple of dies to the picture.

and as you can see in the final picture below it really added a bit of texture and interest.  This Happy Thanksgiving card has already been mailed - yes I have a little senior buddy in Canada and they celebrate Thanksgiving on October 14 this year.  

I decided I needed to fill some empty white space - so the little acorn was perfect.  A triple twine bow on the leaf die and card was ready to mail.  


Donna said...

Nice tutorial and beautiful card Shirley!

*Vicki* said...

Your card is so gorgeous here Shirley! I love the colors and that leaf die is stunning! I think I have all but the SU! platform! LOL!! I use my MISTI the most. Thanks for sharing! HUGS

loz said...

Gorgeous card Shirley. I also have a few stamping platforms but my favourite is my Misti..Loz

Cheryl W said...

Ooooh, this turned out beautifully! I love the addition of the die-cut leaf. It adds some nice dimension and texture. As for stamping platforms, it seems they're always coming out with something better, doesn't it? I have the Fiskars stamp press, which was a big help when I first used it, but then I bought a stamping platform by WRMK, and I use it all the time. Don't know what I'd do without it anymore.