Itâ€™s the ladies ofÂ AntiÂquaria, back with another fabÂuÂlous and creÂativeÂ DIYÂ project for you! Â This week theyâ€™re here with instructions on how to create a rubber stamp save the date tag!
At Antiquaria, we love everything vintage!! Â In this save the date DIY, we were inspired by the look of old luggage and parcel tags. Â There is something very lovely and familiar about this tag shape but to have it professionally die cut can be quite costly. Â We emphasized the shape with “edge painting” using a very nifty and easy trick!!
Step One: Cut your kraft paper into a 4.5″x6″ rectangle. Â Ink your save the date stamp (we used our “Ribbons and Banners” stamp) with your desired ink and make a print on your paper. Â Be sure to press evenly on a hard work surface. Â Let the ink dry overnight.
Step Two: Next, draw 1.5″ diagonal lines on the top corners of the save the date. Â Also draw a small dot in the center, about 3/4″ from the top. Â Once you have your markings in place, cut off the corners with a pair of scissors or an X-Acto knife & ruler. Â Punch a 1/8″ hole where you have placed the dot. Â Insert a small craft grommet and install using a grommet tool.
Step Three: Â Using the same or a coordinating ink color, drag edges smoothly through the pad to create the “edge painted” effect. Â Let dry overnight.
Step Four: Â Assemble the save the date. Tie twine or ribbon through the brad and add fun postage and calligraphy to bring it all together!!
Stamp Pad (we used navy)
Scissors or X-acto & Self Healing Craft Mat
Photo Credits: Antiquaria