Stamping is another simple way to decorate chipboard. There are several ways to use stamps and ink.
1. Direct to paper. To do this technique, you just apply the ink
pad to the chipboard letter or shape. Use two different colors and edge the letter or shape to get a nice finish.
The chipboard letter below has been inked directly with an ink pad.
2. Embossing. This involves stamping an image on your chipboard shape or letter and covering it with embossing powder. You heat the embossing powder with a heat gun until
it melts. The finish is shiny and raised. On this chipboard letter an ink pad was rubbed over the entire chipboard letter. The ink was then rubbed off to reveal the white underneath.
The chipboard letter is from Hero Arts.
The stamp used on the chipboard letter is from Hero Arts.
The ink used on the chipboard letter is from VersaMark.
The embossing powder used is from Stampendous. It is a
clear, detail embossing powder.
3. Stamps. Press the stamp into ink and apply to the chipboard letter or shape. This technique creates great backgrounds. It is like making your own custom patterned paper!
The chipboard letter is from Hero Arts. I used the negative space left over from the letter.
The stamp on the chipboard letter is from KI Memories.
The ink on the chipboard letter is from VersaMark.
I applied ink to the edges of the chipboard letter to make it stand out and look finished.