Elizabeth Craft Designs | DIY Foam Stamps

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: DIY Ice Cream Cone Foam StampsHi! It’s my turn on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog again today!

Last week I went to Ibiza for a short vacation. The weather was sunny and warm… We went to the beach… We swam in the pool… You get the idea!

Unfortunately back in the Netherlands it was rainy and cold again. It feels like Summer is still far, far away and I thought I’d better create a little sunshine in my craft room instead!

I decided to create my own DIY foam stamps with the new Ice Cream Cone die.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: DIY Ice Cream Cone Foam Stamps

I’ve recorded a step-by-step video to show you exactly how I did it:

And here are all the written steps for the cards:

1. Adhere a sheet of Double Sided Adhesive Tape to a sheet of craft foam. Cut in half. Remove the protective sheet from one of the halves and stick it to the other half. You should now have a double layer of craft foam with Double Sided Adhesive Tape still protected and visible on one side.

2. Die-cut shapes out of the craft foam ‘sandwich’ with the Ice Cream Cone die. Make sure you are cutting from the non-adhesive side.

3. Assemble a stamp by adhering the die-cut shapes to a piece of plastic. I used an empty jewel case for this.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: DIY Ice Cream Cone Foam Stamps

4. To stamp the ice cream cone, you will need to mask-off parts. Create masks by die-cutting the ice cream cone shapes out of post-it tape.

5. Start at the top of the ice cream cone: stamp a shape on a piece of white cardstock. Mask it off with the corresponding post-it tape shape and then stamp the next element down. Repeat until the entire ice cream cone is stamped.

6. Cut the stamped piece of cardstock a bit smaller than the size of a regular folded note card. Add a machine stitched outline. Adhere the stamped cardstock to a folded note card using foam tape.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: DIY Ice Cream Cone Foam Stamps

A few tips:

  • Make sure all the foam elements on your DIY foam stamp are clean before you stamp the next layer.
  • You can use any ink you like and you can even use paint with these foam stamps. I chose Distress Ink because it gives a nice subtle, soft effect and it’s easy to wipe off the stamps.
  • You can even use the post-it tape masks to mask-off the entire ice cream cone shape and ink the background like I did for this art journal page:

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: DIY Ice Cream Cone Foam Stamps

I hope you’ll enjoy die-cutting your own foam stamps! I can’t wait so see what you’ll come up with, so please don’t hesitate to share!

Have a wonderful sunny day!

Marsha

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1031 Ice Cream Cone
502 Double Sided Adhesive Tape Sheet

Other:
Craft foam
Jewel case
Post-it tape
Ranger Distress Ink (Antique Linen, Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Pickled Raspberry, Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters, Tea Dye, Victorian Velvet, Vintage Photo)
White cardstock
Sewing thread
Folded note card
Foam tape
Markers

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