Thursday, November 10, 2011

Make Your Own Christmas Cards - Rubber stamp set tutorial

I am so excited about these new stamp designs - all you need to get super crafty and DIY this Christmas! Today I will share with you how I have created a multi-colored impression with my favorite inks by ColorBox.

The petal-point set of ink pads is the best because you can pull each ink pad out. I began with the light blue to ink the bird, lightly tapping the ink pad evenly over the surface. The rounded end arches in such a way that you don't have to get any ink on the tree but obviously, the border gets inked. 

I wiped the ink off of the border with slightly damp tissue paper.

I used the pointed tip of the green to do the top of the tree and otherwise used the rounded edge to my advantage working within the border. Follow up with red around the border, and you're ready to stamp!

The matching little bird stamp works the same way - starting with the blue, wiping it away, and then finishing it off in red. Of course, the colors you'd like to use are up to you - I just happen to love this color combo!

All green looks cute too - I imagine simple black on brown kraft paper would also compliment the folksy design.

Here's the little bird on the back of an envelope. I can see it used on stickers and gift tags as well as making your own gift wrap.

Following the folk art feel, this leaping reindeer stamp is going to be a big star in my own handmade Christmas crafts this year!

Nothing says Christmas like red and green, but I also love the look of cool winter blues and purples. This stamp set includes three snowflake stamps and a large "happy holidays" stamp - imagine the possibilities! Click on the photos/links below to be taken to each Etsy listing for sale.


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