5-minute stamping challenge!Katie Heron
I love thinking of different ways to use craft products. Probably because I’m a thrifty crafter at heart!
I’m thoroughly enjoying using our two Beautiful Moments – Cold Days, Warm Hearts stamp sets and, if you managed to see our show on HOCHANDA, you’ll see that I got a bit carried away making samples!
One of those samples was originally just an experiment, as I wanted to try stamping directly on to wood and I thought that brown ink would look nice . . . and I absolutely LOVE the effect! It’s so simple and best of all, this decoration can be made in minutes!
By stamping the design with dark brown Archival Ink onto a plain wooden surface, the design looks like it’s be burnt, like pyrography. This is one of my favourite techniques, not only because of the simplicity, but because of how stunning the finished decoration looks! If I had seen Christmas decorations like this at a Christmas craft fair, then I definitely would have bought some for myself and as gifts.
Here’s a tutorial showing you just how quick this decoration is to make:
I’ve used a blending tool to ink the edges of the wooden circle and it looks so effective. I’ve just used a dark brown Archival Ink but you could use an antique linen and work inwards a little more if you wanted to create more depth.
There is a wide selection of cut wooden circles available online, and I found that they were surprisingly inexpensive at around 65p. I’ve used a 3mm Birch Ply wooden circle with a 12cm diameter. If you’re using a larger circle with a 15cm diameter then there’s room to stamp a snowflake border around the edges too!
I hope you like the decorations – you can find a gallery showing more examples here! Please stop by again for more crafting inspiration…