Monday, September 27, 2010

DIY "Candy Corn" Stamps and Cards

Here's a fun and easy Halloween card that you can make with very few materials.

You will need:

Two wine corks
Orange and yellow acrylic paint (you can also use a regular ink pad)
Hobby knife
Blank white paper (card stock is best)

1. Use your hobby knife to carve the top and bottom orange stripes of the candy corn shape. Start on the top of the cork and cut about 1/8" to 1/4" deep. Then cut in from the sides to remove the unwanted cork sections. Go slowly as the cork cuts very easily.
2. Out of the second cork, carve middle yellow stripe of the candy corn shape.
(See my photos for reference.)
3. Dip your 2-stripe cork into the orange paint. With some pressure, stamp it onto your card.
4. Dip your 1-stripe cork into the yellow paint. Aim for the middle of the two orange stripes and stamp.
5. Make a fun pattern with candy corns! They look almost good enough to eat.
*Note: you should do a few test stamps on a piece of scrap paper before you stamp your cards. Because corks have varying textures and planes, you will probably need to adjust the pressure or amount of paint.

7 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing this fantastic idea!!!

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  2. Thanks, I-Lêna - glad you like it!

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  3. i love this! you are so creative!

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  4. Thanks Courtney!

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  5. Let me know when you need more corks. I'll do the drinking the wine part.

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