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Rubber-Stamped Place Cards

Introduction

Found objects -- seashells, stones, and the like -- can become party-perfect place cards when you use an ink pad and rubber stamps to dress them up. These small-scale crafts can also complement your table's color palette or serve as tie-ins to your event's overall decorative theme. Images can be applied to almost any surface; experiment with different objects and various colors of ink. We used white ink to print a guest's name across a leaf, brown to monogram two pebbles and add a spray of miniature buds to a third, and aqua to top a plain shell with a fanciful sea horse.

Click through the slide show to see all of the place card ideas. 

Source
Martha Stewart Living, July 2006

Reviews (4)

  • photophil 12 Jun, 2008

    One of these days, I'll have a party nice enough to use placecards.

  • SeaAnemone 3 Jun, 2008

    OMG!! These are SO creative! I'm completely going to have to remember these and use the ideas!!!

  • mslo_karen 3 Jun, 2008

    Hi LittleLindy -- the driftwood is naturally white, however you can get the same results by spray painting a piece of wood.

  • littlelindy 2 Jun, 2008

    This is my first time on line. Please help me if you can it is about the driftwood that you stamp the person's name on it. Do you paint it first or dip it in the porcelien mixture that I can not find?
    Can someone please help me.
    Thank You
    Littlelindy