A rubber stamping birthday card makes use of rubber stamp to create a beautiful design for your cards effortlessly.
Ever tried rubber stamping before? Do you wonder how those wide range of rubber stamps you see on the shelves of craft stores work?
If you’ll like a design like a daisy flower, a teddy bear, or an exquisite-looking border for your cards, but you don’t know or don’t want to draw them yourselves, you can get a rubber stamp to achieve the look you desire.
A single rubber stamp can allow you to stamp endless number of repeated designs. You can color in your stamped designs, emboss them or even ink the rubber stamp with different colored ink pads.
Rubber stamping is a popular cardmaking technique. There are cardmakers who own a big collection of rubber stamps and use them extensively for their scrapbooking and cardmaking projects. But at the moment, I’m not one of them… I mean I’ve just started dabbling with a few rubber stamps. ;)
I have a simple guide below to show you an example of using rubber stamping to create a dimensional design for a birthday card. It’s just to you show a wee bit of rubber stamping action and see what it can create!
- Yellow and blue cardstocks
- White cardstock/watercolor paper
- Flower rubber stamp
- Black ink pad
- Watercolor pencils
- Paintbrush or cotton swabs
- Pink-striped patterned paper from DCWV 6″x6″ Floral Paper Stack
- Black pigment-ink pen
Card Making Steps:
1) Create a tent-fold card with the yellow cardstock. Next stamp seven flowers on the white cardstock/watercolor paper using the flower rubber stamp.
2) Color in the flowers with watercolor pencils using gentle strokes. Dip a paintbrush or cotton swab with water and brush it over the colored areas to achieve a watercolor effect.
3) Cut out all the flowers with scissors.
4) Draw a vase shape at the back of the pink-striped patterned paper and cut it out. Ink the edges of the vase with black ink pad. Attach the vase cut-out onto the yellow cardstock.
5) Mount the flower cut-outs onto the yellow cardstock, arranging them to form a nice shape around the vase. To add even more dimension to the flowers, attach them to the card using foam pads or glue dots.
6) Handwrite greetings on the blue cardstock using the black pen. Then use paper tearing to tear out two strips of greetings.
7) Attach one greeting strip to the top and the other to the bottom of the card as shown.
This is just one example on how you can use rubber stamping on your birthday cards. Rubber stamping is in itself a hobby and there’s so many beautiful rubber stamps out there in the market.
Even by investing in one or two rubber stamps, you’re all ready to create rubber stamping birthday cards. Remember, you can always use your rubber stamps to create more of the same motif, over and over again. So if you intend to buy just a few rubber stamps, spend a bit of time searching for those with classic motifs.
If you’re looking for a way to make pretty handmade cards for your every card making session, you have to check out 101 Creative Card Sketches.
Want more birthday card ideas and inspiration? Check out my simple card ideas section!