Hi and welcome! Today I have one card for you with a mini “tutorial” on a technique that I like to call “Stamp Slicing.”
Now there are a few different techniques that you can use to accomplish what I am going to do here, but I think stamp slicing is the easiest for the larger stamps. I will be using this adorable tree stamp from the Go Green stamp set by My Cute Stamps, and what I would like to do is easily use multiple inks while stamping: the heart in red, the leaves green, the trunk, brown.
Other techniques you can use here are using stamp markers and coloring in each different part (this is probably the easiest technique with smaller stamps), or masking, where you cover part of the stamp with a sticky note between inks. For this particular stamp, stamp slicing was the quickest and gave me the best turnout. Let’s get started!
After laying out the stamp onto a cutting surface (I used a cutting mat, not shown), I cut around the trunk first with a craft knife, careful to avoid slicing the raised part of the stamp (where the ink goes). The cut does not need to be pretty so long as the raised part is in tact.
Next, I cut out the little heart from in between the leaves. Again, the cut does not need to be pretty, but be careful not to slice the raised parts.
So now I have 3 separate stamps that I can easily place on my acrylic block and press onto ink pads only inking the parts I want!
I actually ended up using a stamp marker for the leaves here because I liked the color, but in a different card, I simply pressed the leaves right onto my ink pad and it saved a ton of time.
When I was all done with my stamp, I pieced it back together like a puzzle and stored it in it’s original packaging! Here is the finished card I made with the stamp:
Thanks for stopping by and I will see you next time! Stay healthy!!