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DIY Ice Cream Cone Foam Stamps

May 12, 2015

Hi there! It’s Marsha again!

Last week I went to Ibiza for a short vacation. The weather was sunny and warm… We went to the beach… We swam in the pool… You get the idea!

Unfortunately, back in the Netherlands it was rainy and cold again. It feels like summer is still far, far away and I thought I’d better create a little sunshine in my craft room instead!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: DIY Ice Cream Cone Foam Stamps

I decided to create my own DIY foam stamps with the new Ice Cream Cone die.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: DIY Ice Cream Cone Foam Stamps

I’ve recorded a step-by-step video to show you exactly how I did it:

And here are all of the written steps for the cards:

1. Adhere a sheet of Transparent Double-Sided Tape to a sheet of craft foam. Cut in half. Remove the protective sheet from one of the halves and stick it to the other half. You should now have a double layer of craft foam ‘sandwich’ with the tape’s release sheet visible on one side.

2. Die-cut shapes out of  the craft foam ‘sandwich’ with the Ice Cream Cone die. Make sure you are cutting from the non-adhesive side.

3. Assemble a stamp by adhering the die-cut shapes onto a piece of plastic. I used an empty jewel case for this.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: DIY Ice Cream Cone Foam Stamps

4. To stamp the ice cream cone, you will need to mask-off parts. Create masks by die-cutting the ice cream cone shapes out of post-it tape.

5. Start at the top of the ice cream cone: stamp a shape on a piece of white cardstock. Mask it off with the corresponding post-it tape shape and then stamp the next element down. Repeat until the entire ice cream cone is stamped.

6. Cut the stamped piece of cardstock a little smaller than the size of a regular folded note card. Add a machine stitched outline. Adhere the stamped cardstock to a folded note card using foam tape.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: DIY Ice Cream Cone Foam Stamps

A few tips:

– Make sure all the foam elements on your DIY foam stamp are clean before you stamp the next layer.

– You can use any ink you like and you can even use paint with these foam stamps. I chose Distress Ink because it gives a nice subtle, soft effect and it’s easy to wipe off the stamps.

– You can even use the post-it tape masks to mask-off the entire ice cream cone shape and ink the background like I did for this art journal page:

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: DIY Ice Cream Cone Foam Stamps

I hope you’ll enjoy die-cutting your own foam stamps! I can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with, so please don’t hesitate to share!

Have a wonderful, sunny day!

Marsha

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1031 Ice Cream Cone coming soon!
502 Double Sided Adhesive Tape

Other:
Craft foam
Jewel case
Post-it tape
Ranger Distress Ink (Antique Linen, Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Pickled Raspberry, Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters, Tea Dye, Victorian Velvet, Vintage Photo)
White cardstock
Sewing thread
Folded note card
Foam tape
Markers

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19 Comments

  • Reply Marge May 24, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Great idea!!!

  • Reply Mary Prasad May 19, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Love the new ice cream dies – this is a perfect project for them! So fun!

  • Reply Frances Byrne May 14, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    fabulous project, great to be able to turn the dies into stamps

  • Reply Mary Fielder May 13, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    I would be really nice if on these videos there was a link so we could pin them to our boards on Pinterest and refer to them later. Thanks.

  • Reply Lynn Kent May 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Love this set! Would work great for some pages of my farm critters I want to do!

  • Reply Roxy May 12, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Genius thank you for sharing and yes a excellent way to get more from your dies. Pretty too

  • Reply Judi Kauffman May 12, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Great to have ice cream with no calories! Wonderful tutorial.

  • Reply Angelique May 12, 2015 at 10:02 am

    FREAKIN” AWESOME!!!

  • Reply Raquel Mason May 12, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Great idea Marsha! What a great way to get double the use of any die!

  • Reply Candy Spiegel May 12, 2015 at 9:03 am

    So pretty!

  • Reply Melissa May 12, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Such a clever idea. I’m ready for summer too.

    • Reply Marsha Valk May 12, 2015 at 8:46 am

      Thank you Melissa!

  • Reply Angela Styles May 12, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Such a simple idea-but very effective-must try!

    • Reply Marsha Valk May 12, 2015 at 8:30 am

      Have fun creating Angela!

  • Reply Karen Burniston May 12, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Brilliant! I love this idea and the video is great as always, Marsha!

    • Reply Marsha Valk May 12, 2015 at 8:29 am

      Thank you Karen!!

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