Friday, September 30, 2011

DIY Tutorial: Rubber Stamp Edge Painted Save the Date Tags

I found this post on one of my favorite blogs, Oh So Beautiful Paper, and had to share this with you...

 It’s the ladies of Anti­quaria, back with another fab­u­lous and cre­ative DIY project for you!  This week they’re here with instruc­tions on how to cre­ate a rub­ber stamp save the date tag!
At Anti­quaria, we love every­thing vin­tage!!  In this save the date DIY, we were inspired by the look of old lug­gage and par­cel tags.  There is some­thing very lovely and famil­iar about this tag shape but to have it pro­fes­sion­ally die cut can be quite costly.  We empha­sized the shape with “edge paint­ing” using a very nifty and easy trick!!

Step One: Cut your kraft paper into a 4.5“x6” rec­tan­gle.  Ink your save the date stamp (we used our “Rib­bons and Ban­ners” stamp) with your desired ink and make a print on your paper.  Be sure to press evenly on a hard work sur­face.  Let the ink dry overnight.
Step Two: Next, draw 1.5″ diag­o­nal lines on the top cor­ners of the save the date.  Also draw a small dot in the cen­ter, about 3/4″ from the top.  Once you have your mark­ings in place, cut off the cor­ners with a pair of scis­sors or an X-Acto knife & ruler.  Punch a 1/8″ hole where you have placed the dot. Insert a small craft grom­met and install using a grom­met tool.
Step Three:  Using the same or a coor­di­nat­ing ink color, drag edges smoothly through the pad to cre­ate the “edge painted” effect.  Let dry overnight.
Step Four:  Assem­ble the save the date. Tie twine or rib­bon through the brad and add fun postage and cal­lig­ra­phy to bring it all together!!
“Rib­bons & Ban­ners” Save the Date Stamp
Kraft Card Stock, cut into 4.5“x6” rectangles
Stamp Pad (we used navy)
Scis­sors or X-acto & Self Heal­ing Craft Mat
1/8″ Hole Punch
A6 Envelopes
Gray Striped Twine
Photo Cred­its: Antiquaria


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