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DIY: Rubber Stamps

Create your own personalized stamps with the help of this easy step-by-step guide


Having note cards and stationery printed with your initials can be too costly. As an alternative, use rubber stamps to decorate your letterheads and envelopes instead. You’ll even get to play it up with different designs and colors of ink. Learn how to create your own rubber stamp with these easy steps. 

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  • Carving rubber
  • Carving tool
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Plain white paper
  • Stamp pad
  • Craft knife

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  1. Write your own initials on a piece of paper and cut it out. While using a ruler, make sure that your design is proportionate to your carving rubber.
  2. Using a craft knife, cut a piece of carving rubber and place your design face down on the rubber. Polish the back of your design with your fingernail or an eraser. Continue doing this until the whole design is transferred to the carving rubber.
  3. Once your design is on the rubber paper, start cutting the outer and inner lines of your initials.
  4. After carving, blow off the rubber dust from your rubber design. Try pressing your stamp on the stamp pad, then do a sample print on a piece of paper.  

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