Are you new to card making? If so, you’re probably wondering what types of stamps you need in your collection. Well, today, I’m going to share with you the 10 must-have stamps for card-making beginners! These stamps will help you create beautiful cards that friends and family will love. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
1. Floral Stamp
A floral stamp is a must-have for any card maker. You can use it to create beautiful backgrounds or to add a pop of color to your cards. There are so many ways to use a floral stamp, which is why it’s a must-have for beginners.
For example, you can use it to create a beautiful background by inking up the stamp with different colors and then stamping it onto your paper. Or you can use it to add a pop of color to your cards by stamping them onto white paper and then coloring it in with markers or colored pencils.
2. Sentiment Stamp
A sentiment stamp is a type of rubber stamp that contains a message or phrase. Sentiment stamps are often used to add a personal touch to cards and other craft projects.
There are sentiment stamps for nearly every occasion, including birthdays, congratulations, holidays, and more. You can also find sentiment stamps with inspirational messages or funny sayings.
Sentiment stamps are easy to use and require no special skills or training. Simply choose the stamp that you want to use and press it onto your card or project. Sentiment stamps are a great way to add a personal touch to your cards and crafts.
3. Background Stamp
A background stamp is a versatile stamp that every card maker needs.
For example, you can use a background stamp to create a subtle pattern on your cardstock, or you can use it to add dimension to your stamped images. You can also use background stamps to create unique embellishments for your cards.
For instance, you can Stampin’UP!’s new Distressed Dots background stamp to create a distressed look on your cards.
Or, you can use the Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles Die Set to cut out scalloped circles and then use a background stamp to add texture to the circles.
4. Alphabet Stamp
If you want to be able to personalize your cards, then an alphabet stamp is a must-have. You can use it to spell out names, addresses, or any other words you want on your card.
5. Number Stamp
A number stamp is perfect for those special occasion cards. Whether you’re making a birthday card or an anniversary card, a number stamp will help you add the perfect finishing touch.
6. Border Stamp
A border stamp is a great way to add interest to your cards. You can use it to create a frame around your focal point or to add a decorative touch to the edges of your card.
7. Shape Stamp
A shape stamp is perfect for adding an extra element to your cards. You can use it to create a focal point or to add interest to the background of your card.
8. Texture Stamp
A texture stamp is another versatile stamp that every card maker needs. You can use it to add dimension to your cards or to create interesting backgrounds.
9. Seasonal Stamp
A seasonal stamp is perfect for those special occasion cards. Whether you’re making a Christmas card or a Thanksgiving card, a seasonal stamp will help you add the perfect touch.
10. Inchie Stamp
Inchie stamps are perfect for those who like to add a little something extra to their cards.
You can use them to create embellishments or to add interest to the background of your card. Inchies are also great for layering and creating dimensions on your cards.
To create an inchie, simply stamp the image onto a piece of cardstock and then die-cut it out. Then, use a 1″ square punch to punch out a square from the center of the inches. This will leave you with a frame that you can use to frame another image or words on your card. You can also create shaker cards using inches.
Simply stamp the image onto the front of a clear acetate sheet and then die-cut it out. Then, add some sequins or other embellishments to the back of the inchie and attach them to the front of your card.
For an extra special touch, you can heat emboss the image before attaching it to the card. This will give your card a beautiful shine! So, there you have it! These are the 10 must-have stamps for card-making beginners.
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