Cushioned Stamp Pad

Here is the steps I took to complete the Cushioned Stamping Pad.

In it’s raw state it is basically a 1.4 inch thick cork on a thick piece of chipboard.  If you can’t find one pre-made I don;t think it would be too hard to make yourself.

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I then chose to paint it all white. The cork area took on a bit of a shabby appearance and that suits me just fine. : ) You could of course leave it cork coloured and just paint the wood.

Gather your essentials – glue, paint, digital designs printed to fit the size of your project, some extra bling or elements and some ribbon.

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I use a watered down wood glue for most projects like this.

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Being that bit wetter allows me to manipulate the cardstock I have printed my design onto a little easier.It also lets me use a bursh to put it on and spread it out. Less mess!

Glue the front and backs on and let dry. Then ink around the edges of your extra elements – in this case the cute little flowers.

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Then give some dimension to the flowers by gently rubbing them with an embossing tool, the end of a spoon or a soft rounded stick.

Yes! I have used all those.

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You can actually see the project in action which is the  exact purpose I had in mind.

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Ink up the edges of your whole project and shabby it up some more. I really like the added dimension that inking gives.

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Layer your inked extra elements up with some varied height mounting tape. Then some bling to jazz it up and you are just about done.

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Add some co-ordinating ribbon to the top and hang it on your wall.

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Remember this is two sided. When you need it just grab it off your wall, turn it over and stamp to your hearts content.

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