Clear / Acrylic Stamps

I wasn’t really a big fan of clear/acrylic stamp and when Close to My Heart switched a few years ago from rubber to clear I was so disappointed. After not purchasing any CTMH stamps for many many months I reluctantly started purchasing CTMH stamps again… I still wasn’t all that excited about them but since I had a monthly club commitment I decided to give them a try. Once I figured out the proper way to use the CTMH clear with the spongy thing I found myself liking the clear stamps.

When Penny Black came out with the new Transparent Stamps I was so thrilled I had to have them because Penny Black Hedgehogs and Kitties have always been my favorite images… I bet you all thought it was House Mouse! I’ve had my new Transparent stamps for a few weeks now and I’m so mad at myself for not trying them as soon as they arrived. The ink (Noir Palette) cleans off them beautifully and the images are perfectly crisp on the cardstock. I don’t particularly care for the packaging that the Transparent come in… I took care of that. I ordered some 6.5 x 6.5 stamp storage sleeves from CTMH to store them in. The images in the Penny Black Transparent sets are much smaller than the original wood mounted images, but you can’t beat the price of the Transparent Sets.

Thanks for reading ~ Jovi

Stamps: Bon Voyage (Penny Black Bubbly Transparent Set), Celebrate (Happy Birthday Set CTMH) ~ Ink: Noir (Palette) ~ Paper: White (Papertrey), Black (CTMH), Blush (CTMH), Heavenly Blue (CTMH) ~ Other: Black Ribbon (Dashes. Dots & Checks), Diamond Stickles, Big Shot / Big Impressions Weave 2, Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol


  1. Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy)May 9, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    Hi Jovi!! That's so funny, because I just received my first set of PB clear stamps & haven't used them yet!! They are right next to me, so I don't forget about them, but I've had a bunch of other stuff to do first. They ARE adorable & a great value even if they are a bit smaller. Your card is adorable!!

  2. I got mine just before we hit the road and I haven't used mine either (in fact, sadly, I'm not even sure where they are right now...sigh...) So cute though!

  3. Jovita -

    I absolutley lOVE this card!1 Too cute. Simple & sweet; my favorite type of card.