wine cork stamps
The other night I was sifting through the greeting cards I’ve received through the year to use the pretty fronts for making Christmas tree ornaments. Soon I had a pile of discarded plain backs.
Whatever could I do with these to avoid the dreaded recycling bin? Hmm. How about applying some pretty stamped designs? And use them for more Christmas tree ornaments!
I’ve been trying to save wine corks for making custom stamp designs, but so far have only accumulated 3. But that’s still enough opportunity for creative expression. I just used a box cutter to carve my design in the cork surface. Straight cuts, easy.
I was going for math symbols ( < * = ) but my negative space concept on the = didn’t quite work.
I used nail polish for the color application.
The uneven surface of the cork makes each transfer slightly unpredictable. And the consistency of the nail polish contributes to the irregular patterns.
While I had my supplies handy, I used my previously tested household-item stamping tools too. A toothpaste tube cap…
and a button.
I particularly like mixing these geometric patterns with other more traditional paper styles for my craft projects.
Thank you for dropping in, I appreciate your company so very much!