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
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!
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…
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.
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.