It´s Sanna here, and it´s my turn to post a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team. Today I decided to share a DIY foam stamp idea with you. Sometimes when you look at a die you wish there would be a stamp like that available too. That is what I thought when I saw the new ModaScrap dies! They can be used to create gorgeous stamps and I´d like to show you how I made some DIY foam stamps as well as how I used the stamps for card backgrounds.
Here is how to make the stamps:
1. Take a piece of thin adhesive-backed craft foam (approx. 2mm) and run it through the die cutting machine with the chosen die.
2. Take a piece of thicker foam (I saved mine from parcels I received) and adhere the die cut piece(s) onto the foam.
3. Remove the small, negative, die cut pieces with tweezers. Option: Adhere some of the negative pieces along the edges for additional pattern.
4. Use a craft knife to cut the thicker foam to match the shape of the die cut piece. (For the foam stamp with many dragonflies, cut a rectangle as shown.) That’s all there is to it!
Here is a start-to-finish video on how I created the stamps:
And now for the fun part! Here are two cards I created using the DIY stamps:
1. Take a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock and a VersaMark/embossing ink pad. Apply ink onto the foam stamp and press the stamp onto the white cardstock.
2. Pour clear embossing powder over the stamped surface, tap off the excess, and heat set with a heat tool.
3. Take Distress Inks and apply color onto the background with an ink blending tool. The embossed areas will resist the ink and the way the stamped background pattern will remain the bright white of the cardstock.
4. Adhere to a card base and decorate with banners, doily corners, die cut words and/or stamped and die cut images – whatever you prefer!
Here is a start-to-finish video on the green “Hello” card. I hope you get inspired to make some foam stamps of your own using ModaScrap dies!
This is quite fun and actually very addictive. I could not stop creating my own stamps. Once I was finished with the first one I kept going! The dragonfly die, for example, creates a lovely background stamp and you can vary the size by just using one piece or adhering several dragonflies next to each other onto a bigger foam piece. Oh, the possibilities are almost endless!!
Have fun and happy crafting,
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
Flower Lace 1
Flower Lace 2
Flower Power clear stamps
Flower Power die set
A way with words – Hello
Soft Finish Cardstock, white
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape
Clear embossing powder
Waterproof stamp ink
Posca pen, black