December 14, 2014

Make your own Burlap Stamp!

Happy Sunday Stampers! How are your Christmas preparations coming? My goal is to wrap gifts today. We had a Christmas party for Dave's family yesterday. They haven't gathered together in a long time as everyone has their own families. So it was long overdue. Now that we no longer own our business and Dave is retired, we have the whole garage that we can use to party in. The garage is heated and huge. We had our Christmas tree in there plus other decorations from the prior week's party where we had friends over, so we just left everything intact and partied again yesterday! Now to move the tree to living room. That's on the agenda for today also.

So what do I have in store for you today? How about a homemade background stamp? I was working with ribbon yesterday and happen to pick up my roll of burlap ribbon and thought, hey....
I could glue this to a wood block (which I happened to have one in my supply closet) using Sticky Strip. So that's what I did. I added two strips of Sticky Strip and glued a piece of burlap ribbon place. What did I do with it? I used it as a brandy-new background stamp! Just look, it's fabulous:

Since the burlap ribbon is 1-1/4" wide, I just stamped by adding some vertical strips overlapped by some horizontal strips. Notice the All Is Calm Snowflake Embellishment? It appears to be brownish in color doesn't it? That's because it is. I colored it was my darkest shade of Crumb Cake Blendabilities Marker and then added Candy Dot in the center. The ornament is hung with Linen Thread and a Glue Dot:

I hope you enjoyed my brandy-new background stamp. Here are all of the Stampin' Up! supplies I used on today's card:
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  1. How clever Debbie, I love the image you get with this inked up burlap ribbon, you can create pretty backgrounds using different colors of ink, so cool, thank you for sharing.

  2. Your background stamp idea is brilliant!! How cool is that? Will try it for sure. I love it. Thank you for sharing, Debbie. Good luck with the tree move!

  3. What a wonderful idea! It makes a gorgeous background,

  4. WoW!
    Super Background Stamp! You are so very clever to come up with the idea! Is your burlap ribbon stamp reusable? Or must you replace the ribbon each time? Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

  5. my friend Carol just sent this to me- what a great idea for a new background- thank you for sharing!
    alyse d


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