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DIY Hand Stamped Ornaments

Today I'm sharing a fun and easy DIY ornament featuring alphabet stamps designed by my friend Ann Butler and ink from Clearsnap. I love all the monogram art ideas I keep seeing on Pinterest, and these stamps are perfect for adding your own personal touch to any gift. The letters as big and bold with a swirly flare, I love them! Ann's new line of stamps is called Easy Dee's from KellyCraft and are a part of a fantastic collection of mix and match stamps you can use to create all kinds of designs for paper crafts and mixed media.

Make Hand Stamped Ornaments
Make Hand Stamped Ornaments

 

I played around with the stamps a bit before deciding on what to make. Although simple personalized note cards are a perfect project to give as a gift (stocking stuffers too), I wanted to try something a little different. I started out with a glad cube ornament but found that stamps and ink are a little difficult to imprint a surface that isn't nice and flat. So, I opted for the big flat porcelain style ornaments and created more of a letter collage look.

 

Ann Butler patterned stamps
Ann Butler patterned stamps

 

Mix and Match letters and patterns
Mix and Match letters and patterns

Materials:

  • Blank ornament – flat shapes work best
  • Ann Butler's stamps
  • Ink – Surafacez
  • Glitter – optional
  • Sealer – optional
Ann Butler Easy De's Stamps
Ann Butler Easy De's Stamps

 

I love the stamp design details
I love the stamp design details

 

How To Make a DIY Stamped ornament:

  1. Start with a background pattern. I used Ann's mini hearts – so cute!. Cover the entire ornament with the pattern.
  2. Choose a letter, ink it and apply where ever you'd like on the ornament. Repeat with additional letters however you like.
  3. Before the ink complete dries (which is really quick) sprinkle on a little fine glitter for extra sparkle.
  4. Optionally, use a spray sealer to ensure the ink and glitter weather the wear and use of handling the ornament.

Note about ink:

I used Clearsnap's Surfacez inks for this project. They are multiple surface ink that adheres to a wide variety of surfaces and come in a great array of colors. Love them!

Stamp a background pattern
Stamp a background pattern

 

I love stamped textures
I love stamped textures

 

Choose an alphabet stamp to use
Choose an alphabet stamp to use

 

Stamp the letter on the ornament
Stamp the letter on the ornament

 

Make an alphabet collage
Make an alphabet collage

 

Make a monogram designed stamped ornament

  1. You can also make a single monogram design on your ornament. In this case, I suggest a couple changes to the process…
  2. Start by stamping your individual letter monogram.
  3. Cut out a piece of paper in whatever shape you like, about the size of the letter stamp.
  4. Place the paper over the letter. Stamp the pattern design. The paper cut out will create a border around the letter.

 

Make a hand stamped monogram ornament
Make a hand stamped monogram ornament

 

Hand stamped ornaments make GREAT gifts!
Hand stamped ornaments make GREAT gifts!

More information about the products used in this project:

Unity Stamps, EZ-De's, Clearsnap Inks

You can find more great project ideas by amazing designers by hopping on through Ann's blog hop today.

Ann Butler Easy De's Stamp Blog Hop
Ann Butler Easy De's Stamp Blog Hop

 

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