Please welcome Laura to the blog today, who is sharing a fab DIY for Christmas Stamps.
These are perfect for wrapping, tags and smash books! I am a huge fan of Laura’s blog Wrapped Up in Rainbows which includes plenty of crafty DIYs, nail art and lifestyle posts.
Hi, I’m Laura from Wrapped Up In Rainbows. I was delighted to be asked by Claire to guest post while she was busy getting into the festive spirit! I know you are a crafty lot so I thought I would share a favourite DIY of mine, hopefully it will come in handy at this time of year.
I am gaining a rather large collection of stamps, and last year I decided to expand it even further buy creating some of my own! Above you can see some which I made for Christmas using erasers and corks. I stamped on everything! I made Christmas cards, gift tags and even some wrapping paper! Here is a quick tutorial on how to make your own.
You will need;
- Erasers or corks
- A Pen or Pencil
- A Craft Knife (Take care! It is so easy to get carried away. You do not want your finger to become a stamp too!)
- A Craft Mat
- An Ink Pad
Draw your design onto your eraser or cork. Remember that it will come out backwards if you are going to be writing words.
Cut about 3 mm deep all the way around your design.
Cut horizontally into the eraser/cork, about 3mm down. You should be able to remove the excess quite easily and now should be left with just your design that is raised. It will be a little trickier if you are using a cork as it does tend to crumble a little.
Test your stamp out! If there is anything you don’t like you can tidy it up now. After testing my Christmas tree stamp I decided it was a little wonky, and I wanted the tree and the pot to be separate. Much better!
Now you can get stamping! I hope you enjoyed my little post.
Thanks Laura! This is such a fabulous tutorial and I know I’ll be trying it out very soon as I’m totally addicted to stamping things at the moment.
I hope you all enjoyed my guest today. Keep an eye out for more wonderful crafters next week!