Today I want to share with you my technique for a homemade honeycomb stamp! I think it has been about a year since I've shared with you one of my upcycled custom made stamps from scrap rubber. (Yep, I don't like to see anything go to waste!)
Note: If you've missed my prior projects, click the following links -
- Homemade Camouflage blog post can be found here
- Faux Mosaic Stamps YouTube videos - how to create the stamp can be found here and then how to use it here
To create my honeycomb stamp used in the card above, you need a clear or wood mount stamp set that has sufficient leftover rubber - I prefer clear mount as explained below and used the large section left over from the Morning Post Alphabet Stamp Set. Once you have a piece of rubber large enough for your chosen honeycomb size, you simply cut the shape directly from the rubber using your Craft and Rubber Scissors (these really are superior than any other scissors for this use). You are now ready to stamp away!
Technique Tip: Do not worry if your stamp is not perfectly shaped, or if your stamping is not evenly spaced ... the final results will be recognizeable by all! And if you create your stamp from clear mount rubber, it will be much easier to stamp a full sheet of honeycomb without resorting to the stamp-a-ma-jig!
To finish off my card, my bees are stamped from the Nature Walk Stamp Set (I think I will emboss them in black next time around) and my greeting is from the retired Just Buzzin' By stamp set. I hope you will forgive me, but I just couldn't resist using a theme appropriate greeting, even if it is no longer available! If you did not purchase this set before it retired, you could always computer generate your greeting and print it onto cardstock.
Have you come up with any additional uses for leftover rubber? I'd love to have you share with me! Please leave a comment below.