How to Make Hand Stamped Cards:
In recent years, DIY arts and crafts have
definitely seen a resurgence in popularity. Not only can arts and crafts be a
fun and enjoyable hobby for people of all ages, it can also prove to be more
cost effective in the long run for all manner of gifts and occasions.
This is especially true when it comes to card
making and creating your own handmade cards. If you arenít particularly artistic
you might be put off trying this fun craft, but with the help of rubber stamps
it couldnít be simpler to create your own amazing masterpieces with a
Whatever the occasion, youíll find a rubber stamp
suitable. You can choose from both sentiment rubber stamps with all manner of
messages and image stamps, which range from the abstract to ordinary. Here at
DogStampsPlus, we have dog, cat, horse, and all sorts of farm and wild animal
stamps. We also have paw print stamps and word stamps.
So, now you have picked your stamps, how do you go
about actually creating your handmade cards? Follows the simple guide below and
youíll be on your way in no time at all.
Guide to Rubber Stamp Card Making
Hereís what you will need:
- Selection of
- Rubber stamp ink
- Copy paper
- Quality smooth
- Ruler and scissors
- Old spongey mouse
pad or similar flat, hard surface
- Additional craft
materials to complete your card
- It can be tricky
to get a good impression on your first attempt so if you are a complete
beginner, we would suggest having some test runs on regular white copy paper
before progressing to your card so that you can get a feel for the stamp and
the ink. Once youíre happy with your test runs, you can start crafting your
- After you have
practiced on copy paper, itís time to progress to your card. We would
suggest purchasing some high quality smooth card stock. Not only is this a
rubber stampís best friend, it will also lead to a nice, professional
looking finish. Using the scissors and ruler, bend or cut your card into
your required size and shape.
- Now take the mouse
pad. In our experience we have found that this surface is ideal for stamping
as it provides a flat surface with a bit of cushioning which helps to create
the perfect finish. Place the card on top of the mouse mat and use this as
your working surface.
- Select your first
stamp and with a firm and solid hand, apply the stamp to your card. Try to
keep your hand as still as can to prevent smudging of the image or excess
ink marring your image.
- Repeat this
process until you have completed your design. Once the ink is dry, you can
use any additional craft materials such as ribbons, sequins, glitter, etc.
to complete your card.
- All finished Ė
youíve just created your very first handmade card using rubber stamps!