Make a DIY Banner Stamp for a Banner Event

What goes better with a custom birthday banner than a custom birthday banner card?

Make a custom banner stamp for a card, invite, or your custom, crafty stationary!

Nothing. The answer is nothing.

See how I made this sweet birthday card, and then go card-makin’-crazy, or stationery-crazy, or custom-invite-crazy, and have a jolly old crafty time.

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Step 1

 Open GalleryDesign your own card, stationary, or invite at home using Microsoft Word, InDesign, or Photoshop. Find a fun, free font, and print it at home!Whatever it is that you’re announcing or celebrating, start by designing a card. You can do this easily by setting up an 8.5″ x 11″ blank template in Microsoft Word, InDesign, or, like me, Photoshop. Choose a font that is pre-installed on your computer, or find a cool, free one to download online. The one I used is called Blackout, and I love it. Print it out on your home computer (most models can accommodate 100-lb. stock if you’re looking for something heavier than ordinary printer paper).

Step 2

 Open GalleryUse a common pink eraser for your DIY stamp!A custom banner stamp is quick and easy to make. Consider using an inexpensive eraser as your material of choice!

Step 3

 Open GalleryCarve your custom stamp into an eraser using a lino carving tool.Draw your banner design on the stamp with a pencil. Use a linoeum cutter to trim out the negative part of the design. You can find a lino cutter at your local art or craft store. I shared more details on this tool in this previous DIY stamp post, so check it out if you want to find out where to get one.

Step 4

 Open GalleryPick your ink or paint of choice and test out your new handmade stamp.What you just made there is a stamp, and the firm eraser material will work well on a traditional stamp pad. If you’re looking for something more outside the box (or have a specific color in mind for your crafty banner details), turn to craft paint, like I did.

Step 5

 Open GalleryTest out your DIY stamp with craft paint.Test your stamp on scrap paper first to determine how much ink or paint you’ll need and how often to reapply, and to make certain that all of the negative area has been properly carved away.

Step 6

 Open GalleryMake a custom banner stamp for birthday cards, stationary, or invites.Let it dry, and enjoy your finished card. If you kept your design on the 8.5″ x 11″ paper that you printed on, buy a few standard A9 envelopes and drop it in the mail!

Materials

  • Eraser
  • Paper
  • Paint
  • Foam Brush

Tools

  • Linoleum Cutting Tool
About Emily Fazio 

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I caught the home improvement bug at an early age, and now I'm a full-time DIYer living in Rochester, NY. The projects I cover on my blog Merrypad range ...

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