Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Stamp Platform

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Contents: One sturdy magnetic base plate Two high magnetic strength neodymium magnets One dual-thickness metal hinged stamping cover with gridlines Size: 9.5” x 11.5” platform that features an 8.5” x 8.5” stamp base Summary: Clear out a space on your st...  Full Description & Details
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Contents:

  • One sturdy magnetic base plate
  • Two high magnetic strength neodymium magnets
  • One dual-thickness metal hinged stamping cover with gridlines

Size:

9.5” x 11.5” platform that features an 8.5” x 8.5” stamp base

Summary:

Clear out a space on your stamping table because Tim Holtz’s Stamp Platform by Tonic Studios is going to change your stamping life! This easy to use platform is engineered to ensure stamping perfection and makes layered stamping a breeze. You’re going to wonder how you’ve been stamping for so long without it!

The platform is for use with your clear or rubber cling stamps; the switchable acrylic hinged lid is marked one side for clear and the reverse side for rubber! The gridlines on the lid help you easily align your stamps, so that you can ensure that your stamped impressions are straight every time on your projects. The platform features a non-slip base to prevent any movement while you’re working and has an open outer edge allowing you to use sheets of paper up to 12” x 12”.

So, in what ways can you creatively use this platform? Use it as a tool when using your clear or rubber stamps to create cards, pages, tags layouts, and other paper crafting projects. Try creating a layered water colored look by using Tim Holtz Distress Markers and Inks (sold separately). The Stamp Platform is perfect for any mixed media project that you have in mind!

How to use for clear or rubber stamps:

  • Select your paper (cardstock, watercolor, smooth, or mixed media)
  • Lift the acrylic lid and choose either the clear or rubber side and replace the lid
  • Align your paper up with the raised guides located on the edges of the magnetic base
  • Place your magnets on opposite sides of the paper to secure your paper (keep magnets separated)
  • Place your stamp on your paper, face down, on your desired location
  • Close the lid so that your stamp adheres to the lid
  • Open the lid and choose your ink and ink up your stamp
  • Close the lid again and apply pressure to your stamp
  • Lift the lid to reveal your stamped image.
  • Repeat for multiples of the same project or remove the paper by taking off magnets

How to use for water coloring:

  • Choose your watercolor cardstock
  • Place your paper on the magnetic surface, securing it with the magnets
  • Choose your stamp and place it in your desired location on your cardstock
  • Close the lid to transfer the stamp from your paper to the lid
  • Choose your favorite Tim Holtz Distress Markers (sold separately)
  • Add color to the stamp and lightly spray with water
  • Close the lid and apply pressure to the stamp
  • Open the lid, wipe color off the stamp with a Stamp Shammy and apply your next color
  • Continue to add color to achieve a layered look on your project
  • When finished, use your heat tool to dry stamped image

How to clean the Stamp Platform:

  • Choose your stamp cleaner or Stamp Shammy (solvent, hand sanitizer, alcohol wipes and more)
  • Do not use acetone or nail polish remover on the surface
  • Rub gently with a cloth until clean

The Stamp Platform is designed solely with stampers in mind! Just think about how much paper you’re going to save with this tool. If you have a large project of multiples, the platform is going to ensure that you have accurate positioning every time and the clean-up is always a breeze!

Be sure to check out the Storage Zipper Sleeve making it easy to store your Stamp Platform (ton-1710e) for on-the-go stamping (sold separately). You can even get the Stamp Platform and Sleeve TOGETHER here!

Tips:

  • Avoid getting ink on the guide rails
  • Do not use acetone or nail polish remover to clean the Stamp Platform
  • Re-ink your stamp and stamp again to achieve a deeper color

Watch the Stamp Platform in action in our videos!

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Avg. Rating (208 total)
96% of buyers would recommend
  • Verified Buyer

    Great product, high quality, easy to use!

    In true Tim Holtz and Tonic Studios fashion, they teamed up to create an amazing product. The Stamp Platform is durable, high quality, easy to use, cleans up beautifully and allows you to stamp larger projects without damaging the paper. The magnets are super strong and kept my paper in place every time. The alignment guides and rulers took the guesswork out of the card making process. I was very impressed with how easy it was to switch between acrylic stamps and cling mounted rubber stamps. The hinge worked beautifully and stamped a clean impression every time, making repeat stamping a breeze. LOVE THIS PRODUCT! The perfect gift for friends that stamp.

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  • Verified Buyer

    Perfect Layered Imagess Everytime!!!

    True confession: I'm the worlds worst stamper! So when Tonic and Misti hit the scene, I was so excited about buying one of them. After researching both, I decided that Tim Holtz's platform was the perfect choice for me. I'm super impressed with Tim's no fuss dual purpose design (cards and layouts) and the quality of its construction is honestly a vintage throwback to the old rotary phones! The magnets are thick and strong. They don't pinch my fingers or seem prone to breakage. It's definitely not a 'me too' tool and I could go on and on about its thoughtful design, ease of use, superior quality and excellent value. I especially love that it's designed in a way that it doesn't require any consumables to remain useful. I also love the fact that I can use spray inks without worrying about clean-up or damaging the plastic plates. Even thought its sturdy and hefty, its light weight enough to easily stash in my card class tote or take on a crop. I'm amazed at how easy it is to create remarkably detailed images perfectly, layer after layer, color after color, press after press! The Stamp Platform by Tim Holtz has exceeded all of my expectations, put the fun back into stamping for me and its by far the most useful tool I've purchased in a long, long time! If you love stamping, this tool will not disappoint!

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  • Verified Buyer

    I am a loyal MISTI fan.....

    Having said that, I will also say that I am a Tim Holtz fan. While his distressed style doesn't appeal to me, many other things do. As I waited to see how the functional differences between MISTI and Tim's stamping platform shook out, I can see there are enough differences between the two tools that I'm thinking they probably settled the patent issue, possibly was a settlement and thus the Tonic platform was allowed to ship again. And I bought one. It is a heavy-duty tool, make no mistake - solid construction, hinges aren't plastic.... And it is bigger than my MISTI (I bought the first one) and yes, I can use the new platform do stamps right on 12x12 pages. I had no intention of buying a new MISTI to do that. As for stamp quality, the two tools are virtually the same EXCEPT that I do find the MISTI to be easier to use at this point and that could be just because I am so familiar with it.

    In closing I will say that I will not be lugging the Tonic platform to crops when my light little MISTI does just fine!

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  • Verified Buyer

    Worth the wait!

    Sturdy, well designed, with great attention to detail for the things that matter most to stampers.
    -Sharp stamping
    -Ease of cleaning
    -Ability to be able to spray wet media without damaging any of the surfaces (I've only experimented with light mists just in case)
    -Very intuitive
    -Ability to stamp using rubber or clear stamps
    -Strong magnets
    -Well designed hinge mechanism

    I have a clear stamp that has a lot of detail and it was hard to get a clean impression. After looking at the stamp closely, it appears to be thinner than regular clear stamps. Placing a couple of pieces of paper underneath did the trick. This appears to be an isolated case with this one particular stamp because the others in the set stamped fine.

    I'm delighted with my purchase and it was well worth the wait!




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  • Fantastic

    Received this wonderful product yesterday and love it!
    Strong and well made, should last forever. Works perfectly and would give it a 10 star review if I could....cost delayed me, a few moments but it is worth every cent. Happy I got it, before you were out of stock....appreciated the email letting me know when they became in-stock. The Misty is way too expensive and this Stamp Platform is right on the mark...great job Mr Holtz!
    Fast shipping, thanks.....

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  • Verified Buyer

    Delighted to have a product to assist the "shaky" stamping hand!

    I have waited and waited for this version to become available for US customers, and I pounced to purchase it as soon as I received notification that it was in stock..

    I have always have challenges stamping evenly (or correctly...LOL!) and wanted a stamp positioner badly. The cost for the platform size I wanted was cost prohibitive for me from another manufacturer, so this version by a Tonic/TIm Holtz collaboration was welcome news. I have several products from them, and have found them a great value for the money, sturdy, and long-lasting.

    I have of course, used the platform immediately upon receiving it, and I am so hopeful for my future stamping! I used multiple step stamps with success; I stamped multiple times to get a good image (poor inking on my part, not any thing to do with the platform!) from very solid stamps (the very band of my stamping existence!), and even found success with some stamps I love, but have *never* been able to obtain a good image from (so glad I was to stubborn to throw them out!)

    I find that stamping with this platform does NOT require a heavy touch to stamp out a clean image, and I'm sure each stamper will find their own"sweet spot" for each type of stamp they use. It is easy to clean up after (I ask a messy stamper in addition to being shaky!)

    Full transparency: I also own and use the WRMK stamp press plus, with its strong suit in letterpress features and the outstanding stencil holder.
    That being said, I highly recommend this Tonic product for its usefulness, sturdiness, and value....and if I could only purchase one, I would choose the Tonic!

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  • Verified Buyer

    Robust and easy to use

    Full disclosure - I've never had a stamp platform before.

    It was smaller than I expected it to be (which is wonderful). I found it to be intuitive, but I have also watched videos about it and knew to check which side it was on. Swapping the acrylic lid over was simple and quick.

    It has a slim profile and a small footprint (roughly the size of an 8x8 album).

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  • Disappointed

    Before I tried my new stamp platform, I made the big mistake of gifting my Misti to a friend with bad tremors who had given up stamping. My stamp platform seems to have "dead" spots where the ink just doesn't reach the paper. I've tried several options such as placing foam under the card stock, placing increasing layers of CS under the CS I'm stamping on, but no success. I've tested these stamps using an acrylic block even though I knew they stamped perfectly with my Misti. What a waste of $$$.

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  • Verified Buyer

    If you have hand issues or suffer from arthritis--GET THIS!

    Extremely happy with purchase! I've gone back and forth between the MISTI and the TH Stamp Platform. In the end, the TH Platform won.

    Why?

    *Price. Hands down--I don't believe in spending huge sums on something as basic as this. The MISTI, is just way overpriced.

    *Size/Weight--The Platform is the perfect size for my card needs, plus, as its open on two sides, I can accommodate larger sizes of paper by turning them. The weight is a good, solid one. Others have complained it is too heavy, I disagree...you want a solid platform with the non-skid on the bottom so it doesn't slide all over when you stamp. This is quality construction folks.

    *Rubber/Clear capability--LOVE this option. The hinges are very solid construction and easy to switch from one side to the other. When you switch, you hear a very audible 'click' and it goes right in. Again, the keyword here is 'solid construction'.

    *Ease of Use--I am only 49 years old, but have severe arthritis (!). Stamping and making sure everything is lined up and looks nice has become harder and harder. With the platform, everything is straight and there is no 'light spots' where I couldn't apply enough pressure due to pain. This platform is a godsend for me.

    The only 'con' I can think of is I used some Memento Black ink and got some on the clear area. It was a bit hard to get off, but there was no damage left behind...something I have heard can give you trouble with the MISTI if you aren't careful, however since I don't have one of those, I am only going with what I've read online.

    In closing, the question isn't, 'Should I buy the TH Stamping Platform?' but rather, 'WHY haven't I bought the TH Stamping Platform'. Dollar for dollar its the best value and you won't be sorry. I'd recommend buying it from scrapbook.com--the price is terrific and they ship FAST!

    Enjoy!

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  • Very happy with this purchase!

    For anyone who was hesitant to buy the MISTI (for various reasons like price, size,...) this is the perfect tool!

    First of all: the price - in my opinion definitely worth it and still much cheaper than the smallest MISTI.

    Secondly: I think it's well made. Feels sturdy and like a quality item.

    Other pros about the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform:
    - the size + the open edges; that way you can even put in 12x12" papers
    - the magnets are very strong and thick, so you don't have to worry about them breaking
    - the measurements are in inch + cm (THANK YOU tonic studios for not forgetting about us non-US people!)
    - you can switch the flap within seconds to use it for either clear or rubber stamps which is really cool! now I can finally use my 6x6" background cling stamps more often :)
    - anti-slip base which keeps it from sliding around your table
    - the surface of the magnetic platform can be wiped clean when you get some stamp ink on it
    - very flat so you can easily store it in a drawer or put it in a bag when going to a crop

    all in all, I couldn't find any negative points about this tool! I'm very happy with this purchase and happy that I didn't buy the MISTI or any other similar tool (WRMK Precision Press, etc)

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  • How can I use my red rubber stamps that do not have cushion attached? Thank you!   By: monamcrae (02-Nov-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I purchased Static Cling EZ Mount mounting foam and attached it. That way it could be used with the clear blocks also. The EZ mount was the gray, not black.
      Also, I put a piece of fun foam found in the craft departments,first on the bottom of the platform, brings the paperr up a bit to meet the stamps. By: DorothyL (03-Nov-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • What are the differences between this 1707e and the previous 1708e platforms?   By: Naticris (29-May-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • One more thing, these are available from Scrapbook.com now. By: Tonic Studios (12-Jul-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • The only visible difference is where the rulers meet in the corner and the corner edges do not meet.
      If you have any other questions or do not understand my reply, please call me at (844) 866-4287.

      Regards,
      Gary Torres By: Tonic Studios (12-Jul-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • An Anonymous User
    Do you still plan on stocking and selling the Tim Holtz/Tonic Stamp Platform? As far as I can tell your pages on this site state they are out of stock, no longer available and available/or coming in June. I am confused, will we be able to purchase it through your site? Is the whole thing being held up due to the patent law suit?   By: User (06-May-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Is anyone able to explain why these are in store & in people's hands in England & not available in USA?   By: Colourguru (04-May-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • The Misti patent had not been approved in the UK, so the stamp platform was able to be sold. So I understand. By: phillipspb (12-Jul-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • It can be purchased from sellers in the UK because there it is not held up pending the resolution of the MISTI patent issue. By: Annette_banes (02-Jul-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    Is this stamping platform the same concept as the MITSI? What are the differences?   By: User (27-Jan-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Love my Tim Holtz platform no complaints. I have not purchased a MITSI so I'm not able to compare, very Happy with TIm Holtz Platform. By: zcharm56 (30-Jan-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • Hello,
      Both products utilize cling stamps. However, the Tim Holtz Platform offers many advantages over other products. These advantages can best be answered if you call Tonic at 844-866-4287. We can then explain all these differences to you. Please note that Tonic is located in California if you are calling from the mid-west or east coast. By: Tonic Studios (30-Jan-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I lost my magnets, had company over for the holidays!! Will you be carrying individual MAGNETS to buy anytime soon, PLEASE??? By the way, I really love my platform and I am lost without those strong magnets!! I need them badly for holiday cards...thank you for your response   By: stacey mae (27-Nov-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Hello Stacey,

      Magnets are available at Scrapbook.com. The Tonic item number for the magnets is #1709e. Thanks. Gary By: Tonic Studios (27-Nov-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Help! My rubber stamp won’t cling to the “lid”, for lack of a better word. I have it flipped so the word rubber is on the top left, but it won’t pick up my stamp. My red rubber stamp is mounted on cling cushion with an image sticker attached. Should I use something to help it cling? Are there certain brands that don’t cling? Does the grid texture interfere with cling-ability? Help!   By: LeslieDJ (05-Feb-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • I clean the back of the stamp with a baby wipe and then I add a light coat of Aleene's Tack-It Over & Over Liquid Glue. Let it dry about 30 min. It will remain tacky and this should help. I keep this on hand for when I remove stamps from the wood blocks to use in my "Misti, TH stamp platform, or my Hampton one that is no longer made. Hope this helps, and keep on stamping :) By: lanagram (08-Feb-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I find my stamps do not work with the image sticker, so I took them off. Works fine. By: DorothyL (03-Nov-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I received one of the first of these and it will not stamp a clear stamp clearly at all. No matter how many times I re ink and stamp were some of these defective?   By: Csymgn9 (18-Oct-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Hello Csymgn,

      To best address your question, please call me at 844-866-4287. I am available all day today.

      Thank you,
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