Friday, February 22, 2013

Stamped Letters {tutorial}

I'll admit it, when I purchased these cardboard letters I had no intention of decorating them this way. I had every intention of covering them in fabric like many other tutorials I had seen done that way. However, as I began moving things around in my daughters room I put the letters up "temporarily" on her dresser naked of any fabric and I grew fonder and fonder of the cardboard texture and color. I then recalled a pin I can across on Pinterest where someone used crate paper and stamps to decorate it...which I loved! So it was decided that that's what I was going to do instead! I really like how they turned out.



Here's what you'll need:
Cardboard letters
Speedy-Carve kit
Paint/paint brush or stamp pad


Using the tracing paper provided, draw whatever shape it is you wish to use in pencil.

Lay the drawing face down on the rubber pad provided in the kit and gently rub your finger over the drawing.

Remove the paper.

Using the carving tool provided in the kit carve around your drawing.

The edges don't need to be pretty, just deep enough so they don't affect your stamp.

Put a little paint on your stamp and press. That's it! 

For my letters I chose to do a heart stamp and a dot. I think they look really sweet :)

 


Happy Crafting!


3 comments:

  1. Really nice letters! And nice carving!!! Have a beautiful day!

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  2. These letters are so sweet! Pinned 'em!

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Link party is open.

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