Hi friends- Eileen Hull here from sunny and warm Virginia! Yesterday it hit 70 degrees out and it seems I caught a touch of spring fever. I decided to make a thank you card in pretty pastels to celebrate spring. Using Dies to Make Stamps
I don’t know about you, but nothing makes me happier than finding multiple ways to use my dies. I decided to go through my Thinlits collection and create stamps from some of my favorite elements. I also used a frame shape from the Trinket Box die and was happy that it fit perfectly on the front of an A-2 card! Such a fun way to use your dies. My ColorBox Blends inks by were used to stamp the design – Blends are an applicator, inker, and re-inker all in one. They have ten times as much ink as a stamp pad. Blends are a Crafters Ink and are permanent when heat set. There are so many ways to use these inks!
Now let’s make our card… Supplies:
- Sizzix ScoreBoards Trinket Box die
- Sizzix Thinlits Floral Arch
- Sizzix Thinlits Birds & Butterflies
- Sizzix Thinlits Bookmark, Tag and Pocket
- Sizzix Little Sizzles matboard, white
- Big Shot machine
- Magnetic Platform
- Clearsnap ColorBox Blends- Bay, Leaf, Tutu, Sunshine, Nutmeg
- Therm O Web adhesive sheets
- paper for the card base, coordinating patterned paper cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and bird cutout
- craft foam
- acrylic scraps from die packaging or stamp block
- Therm O Web SuperTape- 1/4″
- flat back pearls or rhinestones
- sentiment stamp, photo or ephemera to fill the frame
- seam binding
- watercolor paper
- permanent pen (Pigma Micron)
- Die cut a matboard frame from the Trinket Box die.
- Die cut a bird and wing shape from white cardstock.
- Add a sheet of Therm O Web iCraft Easy-Cut double-sided adhesive to the back of a piece of craft foam. Die cut two each of the floral arch, flowers, and bird from foam, keeping adhesive closest to die. (NOTE: I find that doubling up the foam makes a nicer cushion to press on, but one layer works fine too)
- Trim clear packaging into sizes to fit foam shapes. Peel off release sheet and adhere to packaging. You have a stamp!
- Stamp on the white matboard frame shape using Blends inks. (Mine can work in either direction- portrait or landscape)
- Add flatback pearls where desired.
- With mister, spray a puddle of water on a non-stick mat. Dip sponge of Blends ink in water and create a background on the watercolor paper. When dry, write or stamp your message on the watercolor paper and trim to fit under the frame. Bump card layers up with foam squares.
- Tie a piece of seam binding around the frame and tie a bow.
- Color bird and wing. Position on the frame.
- Center the piece of patterned paper on the card base and adhere. Position the frame on top of the patterned paper and adhere. That’s it!
I hope you enjoyed creating these stamps and card from products you probably already have in your craft stash.
Here’s a Facebook Live I did showing how to make stamps: https://www.facebook.com/eileenhulldesigns/videos/250398788945544/ If you liked it, please let me know!
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