• Lisa Mensing

One Stamp, Four Ways


One Stamp, Four Ways

Hi, and welcome! The inspiration for today’s post comes from the need to create a 4th of July card and not having individually themed stamps for that. Now, this is not new to me, but I thought it might be helpful for a new cardmaker with limited supplies, or maybe, you just want to stretch the use of your stamps.

HOW-TO VIDEO


STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL

A few things you should know before starting; I used Distress Inks,, but you use what you have available to you, I used a jig purchased from Concord & 9th, but you can easily make one, and a stamp positioning tool makes life a little bit easier! I used a 5.5-inch cardbase.

  1. Align stamp using alignment aid, pick-up the align stamp with the lid of you stamp positioning tool, remove alignment aid, add repositionable tape to the back of #80 cardstock, adhere to a jig.

  2. Using Distress Inks in the colors Chipped Sapphire, Barn Door, and Hickory Smoke for this card.

  3. Ink stamp, stamp it, turn the jig once, clean the stamp and repeat the process up to three more times.

  4. Die-cut the center of stamped panel using a 3-inch round die-cut, die-cut the 4th using Simon Says Stamp Big Numbers dies and Schoolhouse Red cardstock backed with double-sided adhesive, cut a small strip of navy cardstock at least 4-inches long, width is personal preference.

  5. Print “happy of July” onto Strathmore Laser Transculent Vellum using Copperplate Gothic Light Font

  6. Add 3D mounting to the back of the stamped panel, dry-fit the panel on cardbase, use a pencil to add light tick marks at the top and bottom positions to make centering the printed sentiment easier, once you’re happy with the placement, adhere the printed vellum to the cardbase

  7. Using Gina K Connect Glue center the navy strip to the back of the stamped panel; centered on the round window, add the four over the navy cardstock.

  8. Using a gel pen add details to the ‘TH’ and then adhere to the navy strip alongside the four 

  9. Add three sequins using clear adhesive.


Here are three more samples using the same stamp set, creating a Valentine, St. Patrick, and Christmas card. 


 The 4th of July card is my favorite but the St. Patrick’s is 2nd runner up. 



As always, thank you for taking the time to join me. 

For more inspiration on getting the most out of your stamps, check out this blog post

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