Rubber Stamping

Rubber stamping is a craft technique that involves using rubber stamps to transfer ink or paint onto paper or other surfaces, creating a variety of designs and patterns. Rubber stamping can be used to create cards, invitations, scrapbook pages, and other paper crafts.


Rubber stamping has been around for centuries, with the earliest known examples dating back to ancient China and Japan. In the 19th century, rubber stamps were used primarily for commercial and business purposes, but today they are widely used for a variety of creative and artistic purposes.

Materials Needed:

  • Rubber stamps in various designs and patterns
  • Ink pads or paint
  • Cardstock or other paper
  • Scissors or paper cutter
  • Embellishments (optional)

Rubber stamping is a popular craft technique that involves using rubber stamps to create designs and patterns on a variety of surfaces such as paper, fabric, and wood.

Here Are Some Step-By-Step Instructions For Rubber Stamping:

  1. Gather your materials: Before you begin, gather all of the materials you will need for rubber stamping, such as rubber stamps, ink pads, a surface to stamp on, and any additional materials such as embellishments or colored pencils.
  2. Choose your rubber stamp: Select the rubber stamp you would like to use for your project.
  3. Ink the stamp: Ink the stamp by pressing it onto an ink pad. Be sure to cover the entire surface of the stamp.
  4. Stamp the design: Carefully position the stamp onto the surface you are stamping on, and press down firmly to transfer the ink from the stamp to the surface.
  5. Repeat: Repeat the process to create additional designs or patterns on the surface.
  6. Add embellishments: If desired, add embellishments such as beads or glitter to the stamped surface.
  7. Allow the ink to dry: Allow the ink to dry completely before handling the stamped surface.
  8. Enjoy your finished piece: Once your rubber stamping is complete, you can use it as a decorative item or as a component in other crafts or DIY projects.

Rubber stamping is a fun and easy craft, but it is important to work with high-quality stamps and ink pads and to practice positioning the stamp accurately to achieve a clear and crisp image. Also, it’s important to clean the stamps after each use to maintain its quality and prolong its life. To get the best results, experiment with different types of surfaces, colors and techniques to create unique and personalized designs. Have fun creating your own rubber stamped projects!

Basic’s for the Beginner Stamper 

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Tips and Tricks:

  • Experiment with different types of ink and paint to create unique effects
  • Use a light touch when stamping to avoid smudging
  • Keep your rubber stamps clean and well-maintained for the best results
  • Mix and match different rubber stamps and ink colors to create unique designs

Project Examples:

  • A set of handmade cards created with rubber stamps and a variety of ink colors
  • A scrapbook page decorated with rubber stamp designs and patterns
  • A rubber stamp art piece created with a combination of different stamps and ink colors.

DIY Rubber Stamps

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DIY rubber stamps are cheap and pretty easy. You only need a couple tools and some creativity!

5 CREATIVE ways to USE your STAMPS!

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Do you want to learn out of the box ideas on how you can stretch your stamp stash and use them in creative ways for projects? In this video Tiffany shares 5 stamping techniques that you will love!

Rubber Stamps: How to Carve & Print, Step by Step Demo

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Rubber stamps are an easy, fun printmaking process that is versatile and gets excellent results. This demo shows how to start with a brush pen drawing which is then transferred using a graphite technique onto the surface of the Speedball Speedy Carve surface. Lauryn shows how to cut many different types of lines and marks with a linoleum cutter and then how to use a stamp pad to print the rubber stamp.

Kim Lazaroe

Hi, my name is Kim. I've always enjoyed making crafts for each holiday and season throughout the year. My fond memories are making crafts with my mom or helping my dad build something around the house. Now I get to create new crafting memories with my daughter and husband as well as share my knowledge and experience in crafting with the world. Hope you enjoy my site.

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