Make your own background stamp designs from craft foam. Join us to check out what we made and see how easy it is to make them yourself!
Background Stamps from Craft Foam
Ken walks you through laying out a design on an outline the size of your block in Cricut Design Space. He uses the phone app, but all of the steps can be used in the desktop application too!
With everything all laid out you then select the background block and then a shape one and slice them, then delete the extra pieces that were hanging over the edge. Repeat this selecting the block and one of the extra pieces and slicing. When it’s all done delete the background block and keep just the pieces you want for the stamp.
Now just use Sync to get all of the pieces in sync, then select them all and Attach. Now you’re ready to cut.
After cutting weed out the extra parts out leaving your stamp pieces all on the mat.
Prepare your block spraying one surface with the Craftbond Spray Glue. Let it tack up a bit by sitting for 3-5 minutes. Then press the block on to the cut design on your mat. Give it some firm pressure and then let it sit and dry for 30-60 minutes. The exposed glue will be a little tacky. If you run a baby wipe over it it will clear up most of the tackiness.
Make Your Own Stamps with Craft Foam
Make sure you check out the first video in this series to learn the basics. We give out some tips for working with craft foam on the Cricut Explore family and material setting recommendations. You don’t want to miss out on this information if you’re just joining us.
Stamp Mounting Suggestions
We’ve had a lot of great suggestions from viewers about using different mounting methods. For these background stamps and mounting things off the mat we found the spray mount and the wood blocks to be the best. We didn’t want to have to remount the background stamps each time.
For the single shape stamps like our first video you might want to try some of these suggestions. We haven’t tried them out ourselves yet. These all really help you take advantage of acrylic blocks.
- Repositionable adhesives on the block.
- An adhesive sheet like Tsukineko Tack n Peel or Omnigrid Invisi-Grip on your block.
- Use craft foam sheets that have a sticker side.
Materials Used In This Project
Here are some of the key materials used in this project. The foam sheets are quite a lot, but this is a nice deal for 50 sheets especially if you are an Amazon Prime member for free shipping.
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- Elmer’s Craftbond Spray Glue – http://amzn.to/1CFbgZ1
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