Hey Everyone! It's tutorial time! Today I'm going to show you how to make your own custom foam stamps out of Sizzix dies. I love making these little guys, and they're perfect for stamping with acrylic paint, Stazon, chalk ink, or even Distress Stains. Almost any Sizzix Bigz die will work.
To start you'll need a Sizzix die, thick .20 gauge plastic/acrylic paper, 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of Scor-tape, 9 x 12 sheet of foam, and a Vagabond (Big Shot will work, but you may need a friend to help crank).
Sandwich the die and foam between two acrylic cutting pads, and run through the Vagabond. You may need to leave about 1 or 2 inches at the end of the pad so that it fits into the machine. Hold it in place, press the button and it glides through. It will work using the Big Shot, but you may need one person to hold the die, and another to crank.
If you want to get fancy, round the edges with a Corner Chomper.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and give it a try. It's such an economical way to get more mileage out of the dies you already have! Until next week….