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DIY // hello print

One woman printing press, right here! Er, sort of…

I’ve always loved the look of hand stamped cards. The imperfections¬†in the stamp and smudges of ink are what give them so much character. The idea of doing this myself seemed daunting at first, but it’s really pretty easy – and the simple ‘hello’ on this card is perfect for anytime I want to drop a line to far away friends.

one: tape the paper, printed side down, onto the styrofoam.

two: trace the words so the marker bleeds through the paper onto the foam.

three: remove the paper.

four: carve the design (or words) into the styrofoam – I used the end of a thin paintbrush.

five: remove the extra foam from outside the word bubble.

six: spread the ink and cover the roller.

seven: cover the stamp in ink.

eight: press the stamp onto the paper.

Happy print making!