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    Carving Your Own Stamps

    No-Stress Landscapes

    Discover how to create beautiful scenes with Distress Oxide inks. Mountains, hills, and deserts come to life in fabulous colors.



    Slider cards
    are action packed. The story includes four fabulous examples ,plus instructions on how to make your own slider cards. 


    Flower Power
    Easy to follow steps for creating flower embellishments using die cuts, paper towels and ink.


    Tie Dye
    Relive the groovy 60s by creating colorful tie-dye backgrounds. Kim Victoria of Highlander Celtic Rubber Stamps provides all the information you need.



    Abstract Stamp Art
    Rubber Moon images, called Stampstracts, allow stampers to incorporate abstract designs in playful ways.


    Pattern Pizzaz
    Easy-to-follow tutorials for creating perfect plaid backgrounds and stained-glass patterns.



    Matching Stamps and Dies
    A host of companies offer coordinating sets of stamps and dies. Read more about how this works and see sample artwork.



    Fashionable Hat Cards
    Stamper Denise Oleson shares steps for making unusual hat cards.



    Three Dimensional Cardmaking
    Create 3-D window cards that are are easy to mail and fun to make.


    No Ordinary Ornament
    Steps for making a shadow-box-type ornament.


    Stamping on Tiles
    Laura Pervier shares how she stamps on coasters. You can do it, too!




    Art Journaling
    Adding stencils and squiggles can make your art journals can come alive. Learn tips and techniques from Debra Valoff.



    Brown Baggin" It
    Tonya Weakley shares an easy and effective stamping technique using Kraft paper, black ink and white pencils.



    Stamping on Ribbon
    Adding stamped images to ribbon is easy and fun. Rhonda Secrist Thomas explains how it's done.


    Float Like a Butterfly
    One large butterfly stamp from Ducks in a Row was all it took to get Anne Sagor stamping and coloring. She created six different cards—all quite wonderful.


    Roses Necklace
    Kim Gaughan used one stamp from Bombshell stamps Mi Amor set to create this beautiful necklace. Her supply list isn't all that extensive.


    Embossing on Black Paper
    Get out your embossing powder and heat gun. Veteran stamper Barbara Gibbons provides expert advice on ways to achieve wonderful results embossing on black paper.



    Using Bleach To Remove Color
    Jeannie Comcowich tells how to use bleach to create delightful scenes. Her trick is removing color from images and backgrounds. Works beautifully.




    Stamping on Cookies
    An Australian stamper and caterer found just the right stamps when making cookies for a special party. She shares icing advice and tips on getting stamped images to stand out.



    Simple Image Transfer Technique
    It's easy to turn rubber-stamped images around, creating a "mirror effect" quite easily. Shirley Rainman of Make An Impression shows how. The magic material is packing tape.


    Making a "Comfort Journal"
    Relax and enjoy creating a journal that "accentuates the positive." Inspired by The Woman's Comfort Book, artist Mary Meyer made sure her journal included things that relate to "ideas of self-nurturing." She included images and quotes that brought comfort or pleasure. Mary encourages others to do the same and enjoy the experience of making a comfort journal.


    Masking: Two talented stampers share tips and techniques for masking--an essential tool for scenic stamping. Beverly Shupp provides step-by-step instructions for paper-masking, placing a woman in front of trees and a flowering shrub. Terri Sproul shares her liquid masking technique, placing a fairy image on top of a field of daisies.


    Copic Markers
    Diana Sample describes her technique for coloring with Copics to achieve vibrant results. Her step-by-step instructions take you though coloring a scene that includes a building, trees and wishing well. Along with these steps, Sample provides tips and suggestions for storing your Copics, when to use a colorless blender, how to achieve highlights, as well as basic ideas for improving your artwork.


    Letterboxing is a mix of hiking, treasure hunting and rubber stamp artistry. The 'treasure' is typically a hand-carved rubber stamp, which can be stamped into a journal, in exchange for a signature image left in the logbook. Renee Devine, an avid Letterboxing and stamper describers her own treasure hunting, as well as adventures others have had searching for "letterboxes" hidden in all parts of the world. There may be a letterbox near you now!

    Stamping on Candles
    You can easily place stamped, seasonal decorations on candles. Pamela Clark, former owner of Firecracker Designs, describes how it's done. All that's needed is white tissue paper, waxed paper, a heat tool or craft iron, dye ink pads and something to color in your image. Oh yes, a candle!


    Rainbow Ink Pads
    An easy way to have multi-color stamping is by using rainbow pads. Ideas for how to use these pads for simple backgrounds, soft textures and water color effects are shown. The author, Viveca Eliscu, also shares tips for accenting your artwork. Two beautiful examples by the author are included.

  • Charms and Embellishment - Putting an embellishment on a card or piece of artwork is fun and easy to do. Along with 12 pieces of sample artwork, stampers share tips on glues and other ways to attach these trinkets. This article first appeared in the March/April 2006 issue of RubberStampMadness.
  • Magic Markers - You can achieve beautiful results using brush markers to color directly on stamps. Put a dab of red in one spot, a bit of yellow in another, or mix the two colors directly on your stamp.
  • Photo Stamp Tips - Judy Cantrell tells how to make a good impression with photostamps. Extra care is needed because of the fine detail in the rubber. She also shares tips on how to color photostamps.
  • Stamping on Clay- You can make an impression in clay with a rubber stamp. Why not! The impressions can be made in polymer clay, Fifo, Culpey, Paperclay® and even Crayola Model Magic. You'll find a resource section, as well as colorful examples of a box, bookmark, card embellishments and coaster.
  • Stamping on Magazines - This is a quick and great technique for beginners, as well as a challenge for veteran stampers. Stamp images on magazine pages, considering how the artwork or color on the page will work with your stamp design. Examples include a lighthouse on a sunset paper; a pot and leaf on a muffin ad; a door frame on paper from a calendar. Easy and fun to do! Endless possibilities.
  • Unmounted Stamps - Veteran stamper Diana Sample describes how she changed her wooden-mounted stamps into unmounteds. She also shares her catalog system for the 8,000 images in her collection. And she wrote the story a while ago. No telling how many stamps she has now.
  • Chalks - Stamp company owner Yvonne Albritton takes you through steps for adding color with chalk to your stamp art. She describes simple tools needed for this technique and how to achieve beautiful results.
  • Carving Your Own Stamps - Many stampers enjoy the challenge of making their own images by carving erasers. You can do this, too! It's easier than you think! Web-based groups devoted to carving include the Carving Consortium. A story in RSM #176, Summer 2012, described fun projects by a Consortium subgroup called Carvonia Myrth. This group exchanges artwork, often on a specific theme. Meanwhile, read how you, too, can make your own rubber stamps.