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Coffee Cup Stain Rubber Stamp Technique

These projects created by Krista Frattin
2014–2015 Artisan Design Team

Today I’m so excited to share a fun background rubber stamp technique with you! My desk is a graveyard of coffee and water cups. By happy accident I noticed a cup ring on a sheet of cardstock. I thought that it would be so cute to use this on a card background with our Stampin' Up! Perfect Blend Stamp Set!!

Stampin' Up! Perfect Blend

This technique is simple and fun! The best part is that the look is intended to be messy . . . so you really can’t make a mistake.

You’ll need rubbing alcohol, a coffee cup, a paper plate, Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Ink Refill, an Aqua Painter, the Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad, and a Stamping Sponge. 

Stampin up rubber stamp technique supplies

I stamped a background image on my cardstock using Crumb Cake ink. In this sample I used the Dictionary Background Stamp. 

Stampin' Up! Rubber Stamp Technique instructions

After creating this card, I wanted to make a couple more samples using the same technique. I loved the look and had so much fun creating that I got carried away! Here are four more cards for you to see.

Stampin' up rubber stamp technique

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I hope I’ve inspired you to find the creative in everything . . . even that little coffee cup stain! Thank you for reading—and have a creative day!


Perfect Blend Stamp Set (item # 131392)

Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Ink Refill (item #115663)

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad (item # 126975)

Aqua Painter (item # 103954)

Stamping Sponges (item # 101610)

Dictionary Background Stamp (item # 130351)