Saturday, September 12, 2009

Stamp with potatoes!

I don't know if this is a Swedish thing or what not, but when I was a kid, we use to stamp with potatoes. So I thought, why not try this for scrapbooking.

You'll need a potato, paint, knife, paintbrush and a sharpie pen.

Cut the clean potato in half.
Wipe of the cut surface with a paper towel.
Use a sharpie pen and draw your shape on the potato.
Outline your shape with the knife and carve off the surrounding potato.

Apply your paint to the cut out shape and then stamp away! Dab on more paint before stamping again.

I made this simple card with some American Crafts paper and Scenic Route rub-ons. I just cut out the stamped hearts and used 3-D dots.

Here's my first layout I made for the All About Me challenge blog. The challenge was to create a layout with the title " If I live to be 100..." Here's my take: (click to see it bigger)

The blue flowers and red dots are stamped with a potato.Wow...stamping,inking,stitching and doodling in the same layout...I'm getting there!
Be sure to hop over to All About Me and join this challenge. I would love to see your take on it.
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Tiffany said...

I love the layout, whatever you did to the pictures is neat! And such a great use of potatoes! Less fattening that way, ya know! :)

lucyfee said...


ya, When I was little, my dad taught me this method for to make the stamping.
It's an inexpensive and simple to achieve.

moreover, I love much your blog, particulary, the tutorials for to make its flowers.

Have a nice day,


Nicole said...

We did this as a kid, too, but I never thought to do it with scrapping! I love it!!!

Great card and beautiful LO!!

mustangkayla said...

I remember doing that as a kid and loving it!

Nina said...

you card with the potatoe stamp is marvelous! Love it! and you lo for you dt is wonderful as well, love what you did with the pics!!

Rose said...

oh we used to make these potatoe stamps in school ( in nevada)we also made gift wrap for Christmas with them!! thanks for bringing back memories :) and your card and layout are wonderful!!

KellyG said...

Forgot about that! You are always thinking of great ideas!