Make It Monday #116: Adding Texture to Stamps

Betsy's back to teach us another new trick today. Where does she come up with them all? All we know, is that we're lucky to have her on the team! Click play to see how she adds texture to her stamped images with a comb.What will you use?



If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

–A new Make It Monday Challenge will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.

–Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and a tool (other than a kissing technique with another stamp) to add texture to your stamped images.

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

-Add your project to our —>InLinkz List HERE<—

–You will have until 7am, Monday, May 20th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. And you can enter as many times as you like.

–We will be tweeting and posting on our Facebook page every night (between 5-9pm EST) highlighting a Featured Project. These tweets/Facebook postings will just be a shout-out regarding projects that caught our eye. 

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday,  May 20th, after 7am. The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook. The randomly selected winner will get a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!

Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!



Congratulations to Kate for being randomly selected as this weeks winner!  Please email Customer Service and provide the email address you would like your $25 gift certificate sent to!  And a big thank you to everyone else who participated in this challenge.  There were so many amazing entries!  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    Kici says:

    What a lovely idea with comb. I will never guess. Thank you

  • 2
    Holly Saveur says:

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE is so very much so much fun …Thank you so very much for the tutorial Betsy!!

  • 3
    JOAN SMITH says:

    what an amazing concept gosh I can’t believe the outcome from a comb wow. You sure are one clever, creative and talented gal. TFS!!!

  • 4
    adele says:

    What a fun technique! It’s got me thinking about objects that would make a nice design in the ink. Hmmm…

  • 5
    Mateja says:

    This is so amazing and fun! It looks awesome! Thank you so much for your idea 🙂

  • 6
    Sue O says:

    Love seeing this technique and will try it out today! It does make me stop and think about what other household items will add unique textures…may go thu the kitchen drawers.

  • 7
    Val P says:

    Wonderful way to adding texture. I need to think out-of-the-box more! Val from IL.

  • 8
    DIANAL. says:

    Great video Betsy. Thank you!!

  • 9
    Kathy H says:

    Awesome idea!Love your cards, Betsy… Now to see if I have any solid stamps!

  • 10
    Jill Smith says:

    Fabulous video – can’t wait to try it out! Thank you so much!

  • 11

    Such a FUN technique! Can’t wait to try this! 🙂

  • 12
    Elaine Allen says:

    Betsy –

    This is a wonderful techniqe. You are a genius! Thank you so very much for sharing with us.

    Elaine Allen

  • 13
    BeverlyBL says:

    What a great technique and video. Love the cards, too. Thanks so much.

  • 14
    MaryAnn N says:

    Very inspiring technique, great video. The resulting texture on the card is wonderful.

  • 15
    CathyL says:

    What a fun way to add something different!

  • 16
    Marcie Rhys says:

    Thank you for reintroducing the idea of texturizing. I use to do it with paint, but the paint was first and then the texturing. The tips you give Betsy, are the best. (Wipe the comb, but with a dry towel.) Even knowing how you achieved the effect, it still is not obvious how you made the diamonds look like that. I’m madly trying to think what other item could be used to make a texture. So far, maybe taking the little spring bugs (I find while house-keeping), and having them jiggerbug across the inked surface, where upon I take them and toss them outdoors with their cute little painted feet, so that the other bugs can laugh at them. (Easy to tell I get side-tracked when I think, huh.) Thanks for another fabulous lesson!

  • 17
    yoorah says:

    I just adore how you guys come up with such wonderful designs!

  • 18
    Grace So says:

    I love the technique. It really changed the look of the stamps. Thank you for introducing it to us. I liked the texture that the comb gave to the stamps. It makes me want to try other items that I may have in my home.

  • 19

    So cool, reminds me of wood grain!! Love the crosshatch technique too 🙂 Can’t wait to play along, thanks for another great video Betsy!

  • 20

    Now I would NEVER have thought of these! LOVE them!!! Thank you so much 🙂

  • 21
    Shelly Davidson says:

    Love all the new products!!! Can’t wait to try them! Thank you.

  • 22
    Serine says:

    Gorgeous stuff!! Can’t wait to try this technique myself! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 23
    Colleen says:

    Oh my! GORGEOUS cards!!! I just love the B&W one…that sold me officially on Ruby Rose! 🙂

  • 24
    Jamie says:

    i love that baby card, the colors are amazing and it just sings to me 🙂 great tutorial as well. thanks a bunch

  • 25
    Ruth G says:

    Thanks so much for sharing another way to get a different look from stamps! I love how it has almost a 3D effect on the diamonds! I can’t wait to give it a try!

  • 26

    HOW fantastic to see what everyone is using to create texture on their stamps!!

  • 27

    very cool technique, just love it on the leaves and flowers, so pretty!

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