DIY Stamp Pressure Tool

Hey everybody! I hope you’re having a FABulous weekend! How’s the weather where you are? It’s gorgeous out here in southwestern Colorado – fairly chilly mornings and cool days with lots of sun! I have a super awesome project to share with you today. When stamp pressure tools swept the craft world earlier this year, I thought they were one of the silliest things ever thought of because a brayer works just as well. But… when I saw one used in a YouTube video that was hollow and filled with colorful beads and sequins, the lightbulb came on and I decided to make one for myself to see what the hype was all about.

I used the lid from a crystal candy jar that has a handle and is hollow. I turned it upside down with the handle inside the jar and filled it with Renea Bouquets Mermaid Tails, Citrus Breeze and Dark Purple Glass Micro Beads Beautiful Beads, and Fine Diamond and Lime Green German Glitter Glass. I had these in my stash so I didn’t have to buy anything extra. Score! ;)

Using a Spellbinders Standard Circles die, I die cut six circles from Neenah Classic Crest Double Thick 165# Solar White cardstock and adhered them together in a stack with Bearly Arts precision craft glue. Using the same die, I cut a circle from a piece of Taylored Expressions craft leather and adhered it to the bottom of the stack, felt side down, with Ranger Distress Collage Medium. I put a weight on top of the stack for several hours, and then adhered the stack to the upside down lid filled with the Renea Bouquets goodies. I put a weight on top of this for 24 hours to be sure everything adhered well. I ran one last line of Ranger Distress Collage Medium around the lid at the seam where the stack of die cut circles was adhered to the glass and left it for another 24 hours.

It was super easy and turned out beautiful, and it works like a charm! And it was relatively inexpensive since I already had all the supplies!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Double Thick 165# Solar White cardstock
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Standard Circles Small die
Accessories: Crystal Candy Jar, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot, Ranger Distress Collage Medium; Renea Bouquets Mermaid Tails, Citrus Breeze and Dark Purple Glass Micro Beads Beautiful Beads, and Fine Diamond and Lime Green German Glitter Glass; Taylored Expressions Craft Leather (felt side)

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this DIY project! If you decide to make one, I’d love to see pics! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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