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.
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.
- Blank ornament – flat shapes work best
- Ann Butler's stamps
- Ink – Surafacez
- Glitter – optional
- Sealer – optional
How To Make a DIY Stamped ornament:
- Start with a background pattern. I used Ann's mini hearts – so cute!. Cover the entire ornament with the pattern.
- Choose a letter, ink it and apply where ever you'd like on the ornament. Repeat with additional letters however you like.
- Before the ink complete dries (which is really quick) sprinkle on a little fine glitter for extra sparkle.
- 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!
Make a monogram designed stamped ornament
- You can also make a single monogram design on your ornament. In this case, I suggest a couple changes to the process…
- Start by stamping your individual letter monogram.
- Cut out a piece of paper in whatever shape you like, about the size of the letter stamp.
- Place the paper over the letter. Stamp the pattern design. The paper cut out will create a border around the letter.
More information about the products used in this project:
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