The ladies of Antiquaria took a quick break to relocate to California (congrats ladies!), but today they’re back with another fabulous and creative DIY project! This week they’re here with three options for DIY rubber stamp calling cards!
After a studio relocation and move…we are back with more DIY stamp tutorials!! This week, we are exploring the world of calling cards, a fun and unique way to make a lasting impression on someone you’ve just met. By using a calling card rubber stamp, you can customize and really make them reflect you! Also, because you can make them in small batches, you can change their design on a whim and reflect your current mood & style.
To create these three calling cards, we adapted techniques from our previous DIY posts (and one sneak peek).
Our Geek Chic tutorial, is super easy and uses very inexpensive and resourceful materials!!
1. Find vintage, or download & print (we used Hex Dot for this calling card) graph paper. Cut into 2×3″ rectangles.
2. Cut kraft colored card stock into 3.5 x 2.5″ rectangles.
3. Ink stamp (we used our Calligraphy Accent Calling Card stamp) with desired color and make print using even pressure on a hard surface.
4. Using fun colored or patterned washi tape, affix the stamped graph paper to the kraft paper backing. (If more security is desired, use double stick tape to affix the two together and use the washi tape as decoration)
As a teaser for our next Save the Date tutorial, this calling card uses stamp pad edge painting to make the cards really pop. This technique is so simple, you won’t believe it!
1. Using a heavy cotton paper, cut into 2.5×3″ rectangles.
2. To make the mixed ombre stamp image, use 2 different but similarly shaded colors (we used a mix of orange & red, one dark, one light). Ink the stamp (we used our Navajo Calling Card stamp) lightly in the darker of the two, then ink over it in the lighter shade. Stamp image with even pressure on a hard work surface. Let the images dry overnight.
3. To paint the edges, grasp each card in the middle. Drag the edges through your stamp pad, applying even pressure to ensure an even border…it’s that simple!!!
By far one of the most popular DIY posts we’ve done, this calling card uses the techniques from the Hand Watercolor Save the Dates & Thank You Card tutorial. It astounds us how many different looks you can achieve with this technique!
1. Choose the colors you desire to paint with (a few similar shades and one contrasting always looks nice).
2. Paint random and uneven lines on sheets of watercolor paper. When dry, cut each sheet into 2 x 3.5″ rectangles. Admire how lovely and unique each one is!
3. Ink stamp (we used our Typewriter Calling Cardstamp) and print, pressing evenly on a hard work surface.
So, get stamping and be creative with the most important brand you represent….you!!
Photo Credits: Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper