Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Making Your Multi Image Rubber Stamps Work for You

Have you ever looked at a multi image or collage rubber stamp and decided not to buy it because you thought there was only one way to use it...as a whole stamp?  I am going to show you how you can get more use out of those sometimes overlooked stamps.

For my example, I am using the Life of the Party rubber stamp available from Red Rubber Designs.
Trim your rubber stamp and mount it on creative cling cushion. as you normally would. 
(You can find a free tutorial for mounting and cutting rubber stamps here.)

Your next step is to carefully cut out the different images of your stamp with sharp scissors.  I used the Kai gold 4” scissors. It is important not to trim off any excess rubber because you want to be able to put the puzzle back together.

Here is my sample with one of the images cut from the original stamp.

Above is my stamp after cutting out all of the images. You now have the option of using the separate images as seen below.

  Or you can put all of the pieces back together and use the stamp again in its entirety.  

You can find this tutorial as a free download at Red Rubber Designs.



  1. Wow, you used a perfect stamp to do this with as I've been eyeing the different parts of that stamp myself. But it takes a lot of courage to cut up one's stamps. Great ideas, Sarah!

  2. I thought I was the only one who did this! I can't tell you the immense GUILT I felt the first time I did it... but I got over it, fast!

  3. I too enjoy "cutting" up stamps---love the versatility it offers! I am looking forward to seeing how you use these elements :0)

  4. Great tutorial! I have some collage-y type stamps I wanted to cut apart but I always worry if I'll regret it. I think I'm just going to go for it! LOL Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Great tutorial, I've done this a few times myself!


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