Today I’ve got a fun tutorial to share with you using the Silhouette Stamp Material. I’m going to show you how I used it to create my own stamp to use over and over again on a card project!
- Silhouette CAMEO
- Stamp Material
- Cutting Mat for Stamp Material
- A design you’d like to cut and stamp
You can purchase these items individually, or purchase the Stamp Starter Kit (which I recommend) which includes the cutting mat, stamp material, clear blocks, an ink pad, and an instructional DVD. First, you’ll want to prep your cut file design in your Silhouette Studio software and pay attention to the minor changes you’ll want to make.
When you click on your chosen image, size it to the dimensions you’d like and then in the Page Settings window, select “Stamp” in the Cutting Mat dropdown menu. You’ll see the normal 12″ x 12″ cutting mat image change on screen to a 6″ x 7.5″ mat size and your grid might hang over the edge.
- Next, to get an accurate idea of where your image will be placed, change the Width and Height size to the size of the Cutting Mat: 6″ x 7.5″ as soon as you change these, the on-screen image of your mat will change. You may need to click and drag your cut file image over, so that it’s placed entirely within the grid.
- Now that you’ve adjusted your Page Settings, click on the Cut Settings Window to make adjustments there. You’ll want to change your Material Type to “Stamp Material” and that will show you that your Ratchet Blade needs to be turned to the 9 position.
Now that your file is ready to go, you just need to prep your Cutting Mat and Stamp Material! Simply peel the white sheet off of the Cutting Mat and then peel the Stamp Material off of its paper backing. Place the Stamp Material on the Cutting Mat (within the grid area) and smooth out any bubbles. Then make sure your Ratchet Blade is in the 9 position and that you rollers are adjusted to fit the Stamp cutting mat size. Now press “Send to Silhouette” and watch the magic happen!
Once your image is cut from the Stamp Material, you’ll have to peel away some of the inside bits and pieces. They remove very easily, but if you are using a design with delicate lines, be careful when removing inside pieces so you don’t rip the stamp.
Choose your favorite ink (dye ink works best) and stamp away! The ink can be cleaned off with a baby wipe and then your stamp can be used over and over!
I added a whimsical cut file for my sentiment as well as some rhinestones to top off the cupcake. This would make a great invitation as you could easily mass-produce it. You could even color in the stamp or add a single button on top instead of rhinestones if you like! There are lots of possibilities.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and that you are ready to create any custom stamp you can dream up! Happy stamping!