Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Tutorial: How To Use Stamps To Create a Shaped Focal Point
This napkin from IKEA sparked an idea yesterday.
I had been playing with the stamp set Christmas Faith (Papertrey Ink) and thought "Why not use the images to create a Christmas Tree?"
So I did! And today, I'm here to show you how to create a shaped image using stamps!
To begin, I cut out a simple triangle tree shape from scrap paper and placed it on my cardstock in my MISTI tool. This will be the guideline for where to place stamps.
Next, I placed the stamps onto the triangle shape, filling in gaps to form the tree.
When I had all the stamps in place, I closed the lid of my MISTI and pressed so that all of the stamps would stick to the lid.
Now the stamps are ready for inking! I removed the scrap of triangle tree paper from the top of the card stock, and I was ready to stamp.
When all the stamps were inked, I closed the lid and pressed.
And voila! You have a Christmas Tree, created using nothing but small stamps!
I had two small stamps remaining from this set (both berry clusters), and I used these to fill in any white space holes in the design.
Finally, I adhered the panel to a card front, stamped the sentiment, and done!
Truly, I do not use my MISTI enough, but when I do, I fall in love with it each time. This great little tool made quick work of this card, and I was able to make multiple cards in no time. This would be a fun project to try with other shapes, too, like a heart for Valentine's Day.
I love the folk art-inspired look of this card! I think this would also look fabulous all in black, just like the napkin. I may try that on kraft card stock later today.
Blessings, cafe friends!