Thursday, November 11, 2010

That's How Thursday - Make Your Own Stamp Pad

One more week....can you believe it....ONE MORE WEEK before the NEW {ippity} releases are available for purchase.......eeeeeeeekkkkkkk!!!!
I'm SO excited for this NEW release and I'm sure you are too.
The release FUN starts here on the blog on Sunday so make sure you don't miss out. This time we are revealing the WHOLE sets on peek days!

But...lets get back to this Hip Hop :)
Weren't the projects from today FANTASTIC...I love the Daily December project but there were so many fabulous ideas for those of you who aren't scrappers.
If you need a FUN way to add some color to your stamps than I have a solution for you today. Typically I use my ink markers to add a multi color to my stamps but did you know you can also create a custom ink pad??

It's WAY easy too!!

*Cut N Dry Stamp Pad Felt
*Light color ink
*Ink Refils (any colors you want)

1. Ink your stamp in light ink and stamp onto the Cut N Dry felt. The color isn't important just make sure it isn't a dark color that will bleed into the colors you are going to be adding.
2. Then start adding the ink colors you have choosen. I started in the middle with the lightest color for a graduated effect but it's completely up to you...that's why it's a custom ink pad ;)
(I used Spun Sugar for this step)
3. Add the next color (I used Victorian Velvet)4. Time for another color (I used Barn Door)
5. Time for the last color (I used Aged Mahogany)
6. Now cut out the ink pad close to the edge. You don't want to leave this as a big sheet because the colors will continue to bleed out. Once I cut mine out I filled in the white edges with the last color (Aged Mahogany)
7. STAMP!!!
*Try your ink pad with other stamps might be surprised at the fun effects you get.
*Keep your stamp pad in a baggie to keep it most and reuse it later.
*Slip a note inside the bag with the names of the colors you used for reinking later.
Now give it a try.
The Cut N Dry felt comes in a big 8 1/2 x 11 sheet so you can make TONS of ink pads any size you want.
Here is a finished card using the stamp set {So This Is Love}.
I created a custom pad for the flowers but then used it for the sentiment too so that they matched!

Maria Gurnsey

Locate an Ippity Chick!


  1. This is such a COOL tutorial...what a fabulous it!!

  2. you always have GREAT ideas and tips. loooove this and your stamped images are gorgeous.

  3. OMG!!! AMAZING!!! Love the tutorial. I can't wait to try this.

  4. OK this is super cool! Thanks for sharing... one more thing to add to my Wish list :D

  5. This is a gorgeous idea!! Love love love this!!!

  6. You're amazing this idea! Gotta try it!! Stamped images look great and that card..stunning!!

  7. GET OUT--this is clever! LOOOOOOOVE it--must give it a try!

  8. OMG!! This is amazing... and I have that felt to use!! Why haven't I don't that before!! Your stamped images look amazing!!! Nice job... great tutorial!!

  9. Great tutorial! I didn't know this product existed. thanks for sharing!

  10. wow this is awesome Maria.. I have never seen this ever.. just so cool!!

  11. I saw Tim Holtz do this at CHA, how AWESOME is it. Love your samples, love the clear photos, thanks so much for sharing and reminding me of this cool technique.

  12. Fun, fun fun!!!!!!! Have to try this!!!

  13. This is so awesome Maria!
    Thank you so much!!

  14. Now that's a great idea, thanks for sharing. Love how stamped project turned out.