I'd like to show you How To Make A Stencil For Builder Punches so that you can save some paper. In yesterday's post, I showed you how to use the Tree Builder punch for making trees, and there is a stamp set that coordinates with that punch, called Sprinkles of Life.
I used the punch as punch art yesterday on this card.
I mentioned that there was a raindrop included in the punched images, and you can see it above. I'm planning on using the coordinating stamp set to make some Christmasy note cards and will stamp onto a shade of yellow cardstock, and I'd like to cut the pieces out all at the same time to save on card stock. I'll need a way to line up my stamps on a larger acrylic block to cut them all out at once, so this is how I do it.
1. Punch out a piece of cardstock. This becomes your stencil.
2. Lay your acrylic block over the stencil and apply all the stamps you plan to use.
3. Color the images with markers or ink spots. No need to rush because you can huff on the stamps to remoisten just before stamping.
4. PRACTICE! To make sure you have laid your stencil the right direction, stamp a scrap and punch it out. You may have to flip your stencil over and reallign. If you do, you can also lay that stencil down, lay the stamps in the holes image side down and apply your acrylic block to the exposed flat sides of the photopolymer stamps lastly.
Make sense? Practice makes perfect! I'm looking forward to making pears out of those raindrops and partridges from the birds!
What do you think? Are you going to give it a try?