Irit is here and this time I am going to show you how to turn your no-longer-loved rubber stamps into wonderfully new and unique background stamps.
Stampers frequently buy red rubber unmounted stamps as a part of our frugal trend (so we can buy more stamps). We mount them on cling mounting foam and cut them around by hand; and we all get tons of red cling rubber leftovers that usually go to the trash. So why not try to recycle those bits and pieces and to make our own mosaic background stamps?
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Stamp: Rubber Dance
Red rubber: Rubber Dance
Inks: Clearsnap, Ranger
Embossing powders: Clearsnap
Color blender: Clearsnap
1. Find a piece of clear acrylic plate that is over 6″ x 6” size. It can be a thin piece like a page of acrylic album; but as you understand it will be a permanent base for your new background stamp, so find a piece you don’t need for your future craft adventures.
2. Cut the bigger leftovers in more or less rectangle or triangle shapes and begin to arrange them in this 6″ x 6” pattern. It takes time, but then it stays over the clear surface forever and can be used again and again. Lucky me designs for Rubber Dance stamp company and I always have lots of those leftovers.