DIY Ideas To Get You Started with Stamping

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There are just so many crafts and hobbies that one can get started with that it’s really hard to know which one to devote time to. Many of them are so enjoyable but some are more expensive than others. This DIY ideas to get you started with stamping may just be the type of hobby or craft that you are looking for that isn’t hard to learn, doesn’t cost a lot in supplies and will bring you hours of pleasure.

Stamping really comes into play for making your very own cards. You might be thinking this is a Christmas project, but it really is a all year round thing that you can do. There are always occasions coming up where a card is needed. Let’s face it too cards aren’t cheap anymore to buy. Besides it is really nice when you give a homemade card as it makes the gift that you might be giving with it all the more special.

When it comes to supplies you are going to need items like cardstock, different colored inks and stamps.

Stamps:
You can get different types of stamps like wood, cling or clear to name a few.

Inks:
When it comes to the inks you are going to have to master how to apply it to the stamps. Don’t worry a few trial and errors and they you will have it down to a science.

Making an impression is when you put the inked stamp to paper and this is when you will know if you have messed up with the use of the ink.

Here are two videos to get you started…

Now that you have the basics under your belt you can really get creative and venture out into some amazing project.

How about making your own unique paper with this nail polish idea:
nail polish marbelingimage source:stampawaywithme

Just click on the image link for the full instructions. You are going to have a lot of fun creating your own paper for your cards.

 Techniques:

Stamping is used for a lot of different projects. For example you can make your own gift cards or wrapping paper. There are also many different techniques that can be used for stamping. If you become serious about it then it can become quite an art that you are developing.

One of the many techniques use for stamping is called the Bokeh Technique

bokeh stampingimage source:cats ink corporated

We have used this post as an introduction to stamping and what you can do with it and where it could lead to, just to see how much interest there is in this particular craft.

If we get a good response then we are going to do several most posts focusing on the various techniques. It should b fun, so let us know what you think.

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