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-Stamping tips & Craft Ideas
In a world of ever changing technology, reusing old CD’s as a clear rubber stamping art medium, is a delightful and creative way to recycle and at the same time add Christmas cheer with your rubber stamping hobby. Sparkling Christmas tree ornaments and décor can easily be created using compact disc’s and clear hobby rubber stamps. Decorated compact disc’s are beautiful on Christmas trees or to create special memorabilia for a beloved grandparent or family members.
Christmas Tree Decorations
To decorate compact disc’s for your Christmas tree you will need a permanent ink stamp pad, permanent ink cleaner for your clear rubber stamps, old compact disc’s, colored permanent ink pens for coloring, glitter glue and an assortment of other embellishments which may include small wooden pieces, stickers, buttons and similar items.
Choose clear hobby rubber stamps that will easily fit on the radius of your compact disc. Ink your stamp with permanent ink. Carefully stamp the image, making sure the stamp doesn’t slide on the CD. As soon as you are done stamping be sure to immediately clean your clear stamps first with the permanent ink cleaner, then again in water.
Using permanent ink colored markers; color in any areas on your CD where you would like color. Embellish between your rubber stamping images with glitter glue, wooden shapes, buttons, or stickers. If you use glitter glue, allow your CD to dry before proceeding to step three.
Attach a ribbon through the center hole and form a loop that will allow your CD to hang. Stamped CD’s are also great on the front of greeting cards and add a unique touch of variety to the finished card. You may wish to cover the center of the CD with a complimentary scrapbook paper or photo. If the back of your CD has writing on it, glue scrapbook paper on to cover it up.
If you buy CD’s for burning, you may have found a clear CD shaped plastic protector on the top of the stack. These are also great for rubber stamping on. It is easy to reverse images simply by turning over the clear CD and stamping on both sides as desired.
Reuse, Recycle and Rubber Stamp your delightful decorations this Christmas on CD's that are otherwise no longer any use.
Fun CD Flowers!!!
You will need a permanent ink pad and cleaner to use with your clear hobby rubber stamps. Old CD's or DVD's, scissors, sequins, glitter, glue, and a piece of cardstock cut into a circle that will cover the center of the CD. If the CD has a picture on one side, silver spray paint comes in handy to cover it up.
On the back of your CD or DVD using a permanent ink marker divide the CD into a pie with 12 equal pieces. Draw a scallop (flower petal) between each mark near the edge of the CD. This doesn't have to be perfect, because cutting with scissors is not going to be precise. Next cut out your flower by cutting into the grooves. Start at the top of the petal and cut down into the groove at the base of each petal. Reverse the direction of your scissors, and starting at the top of the adjoining petal cut down toward the base until the new cut meets with the first cut forming the beginning of your flower. Continue this method of cutting around the edge of your CD until the flower is complete. Trim any jagged points off the edges of your petals.
Using a patterned clear rubber stamp and your permanent ink, design your petals. We used the wave from the Summer Season clear stamps to for our flower design. Once the ink is dry glue the round cardstock to the center of the CD and decorate the edge with sequins. To complete the flower stamp the happy face from the Summer Season clear stamp set into the center of your flower. Paint the back if needed.
Decorate gift bags, cookie tins, gift boxes or fill a vase with your shimmering CD flower creations!!!!
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