Stamp of Approval

I know that Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and to many of us (including me) it’s a relief. I think other than my Galentine’s Day party this year, the only thing I enjoyed was the Valentine’s Day themed crafted I got to do. It’s nice because now that I have this blog, I always have the excuse “I’m doing research for my blog”. I have been finding out it really works for almost anything:

  • Enrolling in fun new classes
  • Any DIY project
  • Not having to do chores around the apartment
  • Taking pictures
  • Eating a whole pizza by yourself

Really, anything.

This Valentine’s Day, I wanted to give back to my ladies (single and not so single), so I decided to make them home-made cards because snail mail really has become a lost art. I was feeling extra crafty to I decided to take some old corks I had laying around and make heart shape stamps! Really it wasn’t that difficult, just draw on your shape, cut it out, and BAM!

cork

I do suggest picking a larger cork. This way you have a better grip when stamping and a larger canvas to draw on! Champagne bottles work best, and I’m not just saying that because almost all of my corks are champagne corks…

cork knife

Try not to use pen like I did. The pen actually will show up when you stamp. Try using a pencil, or even just poke little holes to help guide you.

cork 2

I found that using paint was a little easier. The ink pads I had were not the best, and the paint left a longer lasting mark.

cards#rookiemistake  DON’T USE PEN. I used a gel pen and I had to re-do like four cards!

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