The Cloth Paper Scissors Holiday Sweepstakes is in full swing! From today through November 23rd we’re giving away a different prize each day to a lucky winner. Be sure to sign up on our Sweepstakes page every day to win art supplies, books, gift certificates to your favorite companies, and more. We’ll also be bringing you mini-tutorials for the prizes that are available, so be sure to check back on the Cloth Paper Scissors blog often! The prize for today is a fantastic package of supplies from Ranger, and you can read more about that in my blog post.
Tomorrow’s prize (November 14th) is $200 worth of Deep Red Stamps, and I’ll show you how to make an easy and festive ornament using Deep Red™ cling stamps. Their holiday and winter-themed images include snowmen, snowflakes, ice skates, holiday sentiments, and more, providing plenty of ideas for cards, banners, tags, art journal pages, place cards, and gift wrap.
If you’ve never tried Deep Red Stamps, you’re in for a treat—they’re deeply etched rubber stamps on sturdy cling foam, and create nice, crisp images. When mounted on an acrylic stamping block you can easily position them for accurate stamping.
Deep Red’s collection of stamps also includes vintage, grunge, and altered designs; background patterns; florals; fun characters; borders; and lots more. Let’s face it—we can always use more stamps, and this prize is for $200 towards stamps of your choice. What are you waiting for?
For this project, I used two Deep Red Stamps: “Wishing You,” which is a great sentiment stamp, and “Snowflake Background.” Also: a coaster blank (available on the internet and in some craft stores), stamping ink, decorative cardstock, a hole punch, craft knife or scissors, ribbon, and foam adhesive.
A coaster blank works well for a substrate to make an ornament, since it’s both lightweight and sturdy, and you can easily cut it to size if needed. I trimmed the coaster down and punched a hole in one corner, then stamped it all over with the Snowflake Background stamp in black ink.
Next, I stamped the Wishing You stamp twice; once on decorative red cardstock, and once on white cardstock.
“Merry” and “Christmas” were cut from the white stamped paper with a craft knife and glued onto the red paper over the same words. This is a great technique for emphasizing certain words or images, and it increases the versatility of your stamps.
After layering 4 small pieces of foam adhesive behind the red paper, I adhered it to the coaster blank at an angle and added a ribbon. It’s now ready for my tree (see the finished ornament above). I can also use this technique to create gift tags, or use either of these stamps to turn plain kraft paper into holiday gift wrap.
Don’t forget to head to the Holiday Sweepstakes and sign up today for your chance to win this great prize from Deep Red Stamps!