I just adore this time of year, don’t you? All the bright lights, hot cocoa, colorful presents, and of course, holiday cards!!
I love, love, love making holiday cards. It’s so easy, pretty cost effective, and truly meaningful. A painless, arthritis friendly version of holiday cards is through stamp and ink pads. So, today, I’m going to show you how to add a little craft into your life through the world of stamping! 🙂
Here’s what you will need:
Here’s how to make it:
Pick your favorite stamp pad and place it firmly on your ink pad, making sure you cover the entire surface area with ink.
Take your newly inked stamp and position it onto the paper. Press firmly on all sides of the stamp. DO NOT let the stamp slide – it will smudge the image!
Next, lift the stamp STRAIGHT UP and off of the paper. By doing this, it will ensure your stamped image has transferred without smearing.
Let it dry.
Now, onto the fun part:
Color away! Pick your favorite coloring tool and color in between the lines. I personally like gel pens because they glide easily and make the image pop, but colored pencils work well too. (By the way – Mr. P colored these!!!!)
Now, onto assembly:
Pick your favorite paper, embellishment, and ribbon. Next, start layering them until you like the look. Glue them together and TA DA – you have a finished card!
Want another idea? Use the same set of stamps to make personalized tags! Repeat the same technique above, but instead of layering just punch a hole about half an inch above the image, string it with your favorite ribbon, and tie a bow. So simple, yet so personable.
What do you think? Are you going to give Stamps a try?