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Good Luck Card Making (with my new stamping tool!)

     Hey everyone! How’s it going? Hope you’re doing well. I have a short enough card making post for you today featuring some good luck cards I made back in June for my mom to give to some people she knew who were doing the Leaving Cert.

     So, I made two different types of cards using one Docrafts set of stationery themed stamps and an alphabet stamp set. I’d had this stationery stamp set for a while but not used it too much because I always had trouble stamping a clear image. However, I feel this stamp set will be getting a lot more use now that I have a new stamping tool to help me!

     First up, here’s what I used to make these cards (minus the alphabet stamp which I forgot to photograph):

     So, the stamp tool, which you can see above – if you’re a card maker and watch a lot of card making videos on YouTube, you’ll have undoubtedly seen people use a stamp positioning tool called a MISTI to help stamp in the same place multiple times to get a clear image. Well, the MISTI is really, really, really expensive to get if you’re not in America but thankfully there are cheaper versions to be found on Amazon. I finally picked one up about £14 and it was totally worth it! It makes it so much easier to restamp and get a clear image as well as make multiples of the same card.

     This was the first card I made. I used the ombre ink pad and the pen from the stamp set. I alternated the direction of the pen, changing the colour each time and left a space for the sentiment. It was actually a really quick card to make!

     I changed the pen for a pencil and the blues for a rainbow for card set number two:

     My spacing of the pencils isn’t perfect but see how the two cards are the same? That’s because of the stamp positioning tool. I definitely wouldn’t have been able to make multiples of the card like this if I were just using a normal stamp block.

     So those are my two simple cards. I definitely recommend getting a stamp positioning tool, either the MISTI if you can afford it or any cheaper alternative.

     Which of the two card designs do you prefer?

     Also, I don’t have these card designs up in my Etsy shop but they’re fairly easy to make. Is this a style of card you would buy? If it is, let me know and I’ll be sure to make some for my Etsy shop.

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8 thoughts on “Good Luck Card Making (with my new stamping tool!)

  1. I’ve had a MISTI for quite a while and I can’t remember the last time I stamped a sentiment without it 🙂 It isn’t perfect though – I’ve just got the Tim Holtz stamping platform (which was a lot cheaper) I’ll need to use it for a while to make a proper comparison though… I love your cards, I love stationery, and now I’ve had to go and order that stamp set 🙂

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    1. Haha, well it is a lovely stamp set and perfect for school related cards which I seem to need quite a few of recently. And I agree, the stamping tools aren’t perfect but they do make such a difference. Stamping sentiments has always been a hassle for me which is why I’ve tended to use die-cuts in my cards. I’d make a card, get to the stamping part and inevitably mess it up and have to cover it up with something. A lot less of that going on now!

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    1. Thanks! Thankfully now there’s a lot of cheaper alternatives to the Misti so it’s a much more reasonably priced tool now and it does make such a difference with stamping

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    1. If you ever struggle to stamp clear images and have trouble stamping in the same place twice even with a clear block, definitely look into the stamp positioning tools. They really do help and thankfully are getting much cheaper now!

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