This process is one of me and my kids favorites! It makes great cards that look like they were bought in an expensive boutique store. The stamps have a very artistic and handmade quality to them. I've even framed a few of them in small frames as accents in my home decor. Plus, it's just a lot of FUN experimenting.
Chose your stamp that you are going to use and them chose your color scheme. In the first example, my daughter chose a flower stamp and a rainbow color scheme.
Then you just color the back of the stamp as if you were coloring an image in a coloring book. She started with the red of the rainbow in the middle and worked her way to the outside of the flower…orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
This is how it turned out!
In this example, we chose to do three different butterfly stamps with a blue and green color scheme. This could be used for a card or even might look good as a piece of art if you did enough of them sort of flying off together.
One thing to keep in mind is to not waste all that work and make sure to try to get a second stamp out of all that hard work coloring. They can sometimes have a really nice faded quality to them as well as you can see below.
This is one of my favorites. I think it would make a really pretty card or even something that you could frame as an accent to some family photos or just to emphasize a color scheme you have going on.
This is also another one of my favorites. I didn't get any photos of the process because we were just fooling around one day.
I hope you enjoy this as much as we do. There are so many endless possibilities. There are some really intricate and beautiful rubber stamps out there. I stumbled upon this article highlighting a rubber stamp carving artist. Her stamps create really beautiful images.
I hope you enjoy!