Friday, February 20, 2015

Save The Date.. Card wth Tamiko

Happy Friday!!  Today's post is a Save The Date- card I created for my baby brother Ian and fiance Jean, for their upcoming wedding on June 14th, 2015, hence the VI- XIV- XV.   I have the Clockworks Inspired by Terri Sproul Rubber Plate and I was convinced that my first post using this stamp set WOULD NOT be a CLOCK as it is perfectly geared for.  
::chuckles at pun::  Well here is the card.

Below is a picture of the supplies used to create the card front. 
  • Sin City Stamps- Clockworks Inspired by Terri Sproul & Pattern 2 Stencil by Terri Sproul
  • Liquitex Matte Medium
  • Deco Art- Media Line Titanium White Fluid Acrylic and White Gesso
  • Deco Art- Americana Multi-Surface Satin- Canary, Flamingo, Iris, Deep Turquoise
  • Strathsmore 400 Series Mixed Media Paper (not seen)
  • Stazon Ink Pad-  Gothic Purple
  • Beacon 3 in  1 Adhesive
  • Stabilo ALL pencil in black
  • Misc. - brayer, paint brush, baby wipes and Tim Holtz Tissue paper (from stash not seen)

I started out with a piece of mixed media paper and some small pieces of Tim Holtz's  tissue paper.  I planned to put that on the page with the matte medium.

I then wrote some things I wished for my brother and his wife to be.  I picked this up from a great artist name Amanda Trought of Reality Arts.  To me it's almost like praying or wishing positive thoughts into the piece.. or in this case.. this milestone event.  I wish them love, patience, honesty and understanding.  I wish them so much more, but at the time, these things came to mind first.  I chose the stabilo all pencil because it is water soluble. so this will smear and fade and no longer be visible as my layers build. (smile)  But you and I know it's there.. :)  Next to it is how the page looks once I apply a little watered down gesso.  See message is gone.. but NOT forgotten.. :)


Then I began to brayer small amounts of acrylics in layers, first the canary and deep turquoise.  I dried it and added a bit of gesso because of what I wanted to be able to do with my next layer of acrylics.. this flamingo and iris that I brayered on.  Not a cute stage.. but it looks like I want it to!!

After that layers was down.. I took my Pattern 2 Stencil by Terri Sproul and a baby wipe and  rubbed  some of my layered paint off. (smiles)  A while ago I would have thought I was wasting paint, but when I think about how much I actually used, to achieve the yumminess I am about to disclose...  It's SOOO WORTH IT!!  (smile)

Then I took my Purple Gothic Stazon ink pad and inked my stamp from the Clockworks Inspired by Terri Sproul Rubber Plate .  I gently placed even pressure on the acrylic block after deciding placement of the images.  

After my images were all placed and the card and my edges were all lightly inked.  I decided to use that Beacon 3 in 1 Adhesive and check it out!  Thanks again BEACON!!

The last thing I did after mounting the card front to the card base was a few quick splatters with my small round paint brush, a drop of fluid acrylic and a drop of water.  That ties in my base card with my front image.

Well I hope you like this tutorial along with a show and tell of my brothers save the date wedding card.  Don''t forget when you are shopping for stamps and supplies, you should ALWAYS have an all occasions type set that allows you to be prepared to CREATE with LOVE for those YOU LOVE.  

You CAN do that shopping at SIN CITY STAMPS!  


  1. I really love the under journaling you used to wish them special blessings! And the roman numerals look great used this way! Very unique!

  2. This is lovely Tamiko! The personalization hidden within is so precious! Love it!!

  3. Ohmy, what a wonderful, beautiful card. I love that stamp set and the way you used it is great!!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a wonderful thoughtful save the date card you made for your brother.. I loved the way you wrote your thoughts underneath, that is just a really lovely touch.. That stamp set looks really terrific the way you have used it..

  5. Fab card. Love the hidden journaling idea. TFS


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