Stamping has always been very popular with cardmakers and it’s easy to see why. Stamping isn’t just a neat way to add greetings, it’s very versatile, too, with thousands of stamps out there to choose from.
Stamping supplies are inexpensive, and as the results are so instant, this is a must-try technique if you want to make a batch of cards for Christmas, weddings or thank yous. Use stamps to whip up DIY patterned backgrounds for your cards, add characters and pictures to card fronts, or if you’re feeling adventurous try heat embossing.
Stamps come in two main types – clear (or cling stamps) and the more traditional rubber stamps. We’ll talk you through how to use both below.
- Card or paper
- Acrylic block
- Ink pad
Rubber stamps come mounted on a wooden block. They’re even quicker to use than clear stamps as all you have to do is add ink then press in place.