Graphic fruit and vegetable motifs are in season now. but rather than investing in garden-variety rubber stamps, repurpose a few corks. Just add ink and a little imagination for custom party invitations, stationery, gift tags, and labels for your kitchen creations.
The ink impression will be mottled because of the naturally uneven surface of the cork -- that's part of the design's charm.
Tools and Materials
- Corks in various sizes, save-on-crafts.com
- Teardrop ink pad
- Regular ink pad
- Note cards, envelopes, letter paper, gift tags, and/or labels
- Fine-tip markers
1. Press a cork into an ink pad, then stamp it onto the paper.
2. Use fine-tip markers to draw details around the stamped circles: leaves on a radish, a stem on an orange, a pod for peas, and so on.