WOYWW 151 – masterboard and homemade stamps


Hello all.  Happy WOYWW.  Do pop round Julia’s Stamping Ground to see what that funny, unpronouncable acronym is all about (I say WOWEE, right or wrong. How about you? Let me know in the comments and we can compare)

My desk is a disaster, as usual.  I am working on a masterboard for a super-secret project.  I’ll share one day soon. You can see it’s red, and some of the stuff I used and some bits cut out.

Those two odd things on black?  They are some stamps I made.  I wanted a dotty stamp that was different to the TH one I have but no patience to wait to order one and for it to arrive so I looked at my stash and thought How can I make what I need? Easy peasy, actually.

I took a bit of fun foam and a hole punch and an unmounted stamp sheet that had a fair bit of plain red rubber around the stamps as yet uncut. I punched out a whole pile of circles with a standard hole punch – I don’t think most scrappy ones would be strong enough

I used a holes template to mark the grid od circles, dotten on some glue and stuck the red rubber dots to it.  And let it dry.

It was sticky-backed fun foam so I stuck that to a bit of embossing folder packaging (nice big flat area) and I can then either use it flexible or stick it to a mount with repositionable adhesive.

Worked a treat. The other one, the lines are from the edging of the stamp sheet, the raised surround.  It’s not meant to be journaling lines, more a texture/design.  You can see how it stamps in the red masterboard.  I think I would do more of these, with different dotty patterns, as I need them.  Simple, cheap, and immediate.  Three of my favourite things!

Now, I think I need to clean up a bit.  What do you think?


Note:  GRRR. Between the no-comment-box and the word verification thing I am having a frustrating WOYWW day.  If you get an email from me instead, bon’t think it’s spam.  When I see something fabulous and can’t comment I try to email instead.  But even if you don’t see a comment from me I quite possibly have been to visit.  🙂

34 thoughts on “WOYWW 151 – masterboard and homemade stamps

  1. Boy i love your work area, looks the perfect place to play!!! Have looked at your intricate boxes you made, absolutely luv it, can understand if you loose something, lol, lost a colored image and still have not found it………hehehehe
    lotsa luv #192

  2. Woywer! That is such a fantastic idea, using bits of stamp sheets to make your own stamps! Particularly good for art journaling, methinks. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Brilliant Idea! and a very busy desk!! Thanks for my snoop! Have a great crafty week. HaPpY WoYwW! Sorry about the smelling mistakes on the post before this one!!

    ((Lyn)) feeling very old at #102!

  4. Running a bit behind on my visits. way to upcycle your left over rubber! love the line and dot stamps! Have a great WOYWW!

  5. What a fab idea and I just love the dotted stamp, it looks great 🙂

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Hugs, Karen #75

  6. Brilliant idea. I have die cut foam to make stamps before, carved rubber but never thought to use leftover red rubber to actually make a stamp….will be trying this now.
    Thanks for the idea and the sneaky peek…..will be popping back to see what you are making.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Kyla #137

  7. What a fab idea to make the stamp like that – I know you can use foam to make your own stamps, but such a good idea to use some of the unwanted bits of red rubber – must remember that idea – (Hazel, #173) x

  8. I hope I am not speaking too soon, but so far so god as far as commenting goes today. I am not liking this new Blogger though, very frustrating! Loving that red piece, my head is spinning just thinking what I can do with it.
    Happy WOYWW

  9. Fabulous idea! 🙂
    Happy WOYWW
    from Susan, nr 92.

  10. Love the homemade stamps! The dotty one is the best. I think using a masterboard is fun to get a bunch of projects from one fab homemade sheet. That said, I never do it, not really having the patience for it. I can’t wait to see what super top secret stuff you make out of it. #157

  11. loving your hand made stamps,what a great idea
    have a crafty week and
    happy woyww
    kay #98

  12. Such a cool stamp! Thanks for sharing how you made it. dani138

  13. Great use of the scrap rubber. I’ve used punches in the past to make stamps out of fun foam, but hadn’t thought of creating a whole background stamp. Yours are great.

    Me, I call it “WOY” and leave the last two Ws silent. If I get a funny look from those in the know, I then generally follow it up with a slight roll of the eyes (shame on me) and then say “WOY-Wuh”. Like that’s going to make a difference.

    Love the red background – fab colours. Nudge nudge. Chortle.

    Thanks for stopping by…

    Morti #69

  14. What a super idea, make your own, never thought to do that! Am using my WOYWW snooping as an excuse to munch my way through a bag of mini eggs! Take care Zo xx 77

  15. I just say ‘desk wednesday’ How boring!
    I am loving those homemade stamps. What better way to get exactly what you want.
    Laura #111

  16. Oooh I love secret projects – very intruiging. Like the way you have made your stamps might have a bash at that – I have a stamp maker set but its really rather fiddly that its rarely used! Thanks for sharing – Sunshine Girl No. 20

  17. Goodness, your super talented 🙂

  18. A good idea with the rubber stamp…thanks for sharing! It’s my first time in WOYWW so i hope I can keep up with all the wonderful peeps here! #54

  19. I think you have done an absolutely amazing job! What a fabulous technique. I think crafters all over the world will sitting and making these stamps very soon………I know I will………Anne x #61

  20. You are definitely one of the cleverest crafters I have met in blog land. Clever clever ideas.
    Sandra #17

  21. What a great idea when you just make your own stamps makes it more you. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  22. What do I think? I think it is a great idea, not only that is is very ‘green’ as well, using up all those scraps of rubber – idea filed away for future use.
    Ann B

  23. Your project looks intriguing and I love the idea of your home made stamp, how very, very clever!!!
    Happy WOYWW #34

  24. What a lovely reddy mess!
    Making your own stamps? Creative or what?
    I just say ‘what’s on your work desk Wednesdays’ as I don’t like acrynims!
    Jaki #96

  25. Hmm, I think mostly I say ‘Desks’ becasue the acronym is so hard….but…I understand waht everyone is talking about when they refer to it! Making your own stamps – so typical of you to solve the problem like that, it certainly wouldn’t have occurred to me. But then I wouldn’t have gone shopping either. I’d probably have sulked and then thought of another stamp I could use. You know what impresses me most about your desk this week? That you lay down newspaper before getting all squirty.

  26. The dotty stamp looks a great idea – looking forward to seeing what your mystery project turns out to be. I’ve played with making a foam stamp myself this week – found the found in the stash, cut it out with a die-cut, and used JAC paper to mount it. It worked a treat.
    Ros. #27

  27. oh my I would not have the patience to do that, looks awesome thought
    Bridget #1

  28. Love your dot stamp! Really great idea!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tuire #40

  29. That was a big tease. I was really intrigued. Hope to see the end result.
    Lynn 31
    One I Made Earlier Today

  30. So clever!! I love them… Happy WOYWW, Helen, #22

  31. I also like to make my own stamps and stencils. Makes my work a little bit more original I think.

  32. Love your desk, and interesting project on the go.

  33. what a cool idea! brilliant!

  34. How clever! Love your ‘dotty’ stamp!

    Oh, I say “wow-wow”, but I like wowee! So funny that you mentioned it– I was just this morning wondering how people pronounce WOYWW.

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