Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Make It Monday #116: Adding Texture to Stamps

For this week's Make It Monday  Betsy Veldman shows us how to use household items to add texture to stamps. In her video Betsy uses a comb to add texture to her solid stamps and while I have plenty of old comb around the house I decided to challenge myself with different household items to create texture on my solid stamps. I used my meat tenderizer hammer to create texture. On pink Hibiscus Burst flower I used the side of the hammer that has small raised dots, and on the Berry Sorbet flower and leaves I used the other side of hammer and ran the hammer across the inked stamp like Betsy did with her comb. I also love Dawn's new Ruby Rose stamp set that comes out this week, especially the leaves. I used two inks on the leaves to help create extra interest.

PTI Happiness in Bloom stamp set, Stamper Select paper, gem dots, Candi paper dots.
Inks~Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Dark Chocolate, New Leaf and Simply Chartreuse
Thank You for stopping by. Have a blessed day!


  1. what a great idea for adding texture to your stamps and what a lovely big flower stamp. I love the look of this piece really lovely

  2. You created a perfect texture! Great card.

  3. Beautiful I love your colors. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  4. What a great use of a meat mesmerized and what a beautiful card! Simply stunning, girl.

  5. Fabulous card. I like how your meat tenderizer gave this unique textured look to your flowers :)

  6. What great ideas for creating texture. Love them all.

  7. Meat tenderizer hammer - how funny! I never would have thought of that. But it worked great - love the texture!

  8. I can't believe you used a meat tenderiser! Your texture on half of the leaves looks really good.