PageMaps: make your own stamp challenge + prize **contest closed**

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

make your own stamp challenge + prize **contest closed**

My friend, Shanna Vineyard, joins us today with a really cool "Make Your Own Stamp" challenge! And to sweeten the pot, Doodlebug has also joined in with this awesome prize package of their Fruit Stand collection!



Good morning, sketch fans, Shanna here! I was really excited and flattered when Becky asked if I’d like to help celebrate the 7th Anniversary of Page Maps with her readers. I’ve been a HUGE fan of Page Maps from the very beginning and I regularly check in for inspiration so this was a lot of fun to create something to share today! 

One of my very favorite things to do is create my own foam stamps. There are several ways you can do this.  The first way I’ve shared here is by using some foam letter stickers from your stash and adhering them to an acrylic block. I took the “A” from this package of Thickers and made a plus sign by cutting up a “t” from another package to create an “A+” stamp to use on this teacher card. I stamped all over to create my background paper. Super fun right? 
 

 

Another way you can create your own foam stamps is to use punches or die cuts to cut shapes out of foam.  I traced some flowers I punched out of paper onto this pink foam before I hand cut them out.  You can use foam in most die cut machines to cut out shapes and letters of all kinds so the possibilities are endless!  Once I cut the flowers out of the foam and adhered it to an acrylic block, it was ready to stamp with.  Here’s a few photos of the process. 






Once I stamped several different flowers in two different sizes, I hand cut them out leaving a tiny white border around the image.  Then they are ready to add to my layout like I did below.  Once I had them glued onto my page, I added some buttons for added color and detail.  I glued them to the page using pop dots so they would stand off the page a bit.  I love dimension on my layouts. 




Shanna, thank you so much for this awesome tutorial -- love it!
 
For your chance to win Doodlebug's sweet collection from Fruit Stand collection, create a layout or card based on one of these sketches, and include a foam stamp image like Shanna has shown us here! Post a comment on this thread with a link to your entry. This contest starts today and ends at midnight MST, Sunday, May 26, 2013.  The challenge is open to everyone, everywhere!

 
Good luck everyone!
Becky

32 comments:

  1. Cool idea, and a great way to make some stamps, you can´t find.

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  2. Love these techniques....great ideas! On my way to start creating, great sketches too!

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  3. Love this technique--going to try it out today! I love Shanna's work--so creative!

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  5. I finished my stamp challenge: I used some corrugated paper (since I didn't have any foam)to make my stamp. Wasn't sure how it would work but it did and I think it turned out cute. Let me know what you think. Thanks!

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151423363124632&set=a.10151423362939632.1073741825.117068899631&type=1&relevant_count=1

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151423364674632&set=a.10151423362939632.1073741825.117068899631&type=1&relevant_count=1#!/photo.php?fbid=10151423364674632&set=a.10151423362939632.1073741825.117068899631&type=1&permPage=1

    I hope I did this right! LOL!

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  6. http://scrapidou.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/leuke-sketch/

    I like this. and did the best i can :)

    Scrapidou

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  8. This was so much fun. Thanks. Here is my card.
    http://soniasscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/page-maps-inspired-card_3918.html

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  9. Another great sketch.......had some fun with this one! Here's the link to my layout.
    http://trace-elementz.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/bff.html#comment-form

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  10. Here's mine, and I created a banner stamp:
    http://inthehillsofnorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2013/05/down-noun.html

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  11. I HAD FUN with this challenge! I love the sketch and the technique was very doable! Thank you!

    Here is a link to my work!

    http://w2spot.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-new-way-to-use-die-cuts.html

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  12. Here is my card. I made my stamp from a quickutz die cut.

    http://scrappinmyway.blogspot.com/

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  13. Here is my layout, the foam stamp is the large letter K. Thanks for the challenge!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/20959370@N05/8752738326/

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  14. Love the card sketch and had fun with this challenge. :) My entry is here:
    http://nscropper.blogspot.ca/2013/05/page-maps-make-your-own-stamp-challenge.html

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  15. what a great challenge Here i my take-

    http://isay-creativegenius.blogspot.com/2013/05/oh-so-sweet-pagemaps-make-your-own.html

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  16. Hi. I enjoyed working with this sketch and my home-made stamps.
    Thanks
    Anat (tshupile)

    The link for my card:
    http://tshupile-anat.blogspot.co.il/2013/05/58-pinspirational-58-hipster.html

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  17. What a fun challenge! I hadn't used foam in a long time and had forgotten how much fun it was to paint too! Here is my entry: http://paperprojectsbyangela.blogspot.com/2013/05/page-map-challenges.html

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  18. thanks for the fun challenge here is my entry: http://babyjaydensmommy.blogspot.com/2013/05/kiss-me-layout.html

    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  19. http://creationsforastar.blogspot.com/2013/05/paper-secrets-sketch.html. Yeah this was fun!

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  20. Here is my card (the star is stamped with foam die cut) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/isbaha/8801213451/in/pool-scrapstashkitclub

    Or here on my blog (but there are several cards on this linked post) : http://isbahashome.blogspot.fr/2013/05/scrap-stash-kit-club-april.html

    Thanks for this great stamp idea !

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  21. Here's mine: http://kmassman-scrapbooks-cards.blogspot.com/2013/05/i-made-this-for-page-maps-7-year.html

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  22. Here is the card that I made for this challenge. I used a Marianne die to make the stamp. All the details are here on my blog.
    http://rubym-inspiredscrapper.blogspot.ca/2013/05/pagemaps-make-your-own-stamp-challenge.html

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  23. My card using a diy foam stamp and embossing folder to create pattern on it before stamping on a white card stock. Instruction details are posted on my blog.

    http://paperpapier.blogspot.com/2013/05/diy-foam-stamp.html

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  24. Thanks for the really fun challenge, this is my first time playing along here. Here's the link to the card I made:

    http://korttikarkuri.blogspot.fi/2013/05/herkullinen-kortti-delicious-card.html

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  25. Hi.
    This is my second entery, but this time I made a layout with the layout's sketch.
    Thanks, I enjoyed this layout very much!
    Anat

    http://tshupile-anat.blogspot.co.il/2013/05/pagemaps-make-your-own-stamp-challenge.html

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  26. Fun sketches. Quite different to what I usually do. Such great ideas for making your own stamps. Will definitely try more out.
    Here is my take on the card sketch
    http://sortedscrapper.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/page-maps-anniversary-challenge-make.html

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  27. This was a fun challenge.Thanks
    http://ygcrafts.blogspot.com/2013/05/this-card-was-made-for-make-your-own.html

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  28. I stamped with Thickers to make my flowers:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/37569765@N03/8848610463/

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