Make an Offset Stamped Metallic Greeting Card

The background of this eye-catching stamped greeting card features a cool, offset look that’s easy to achieve and even easier to customize with your own background patterns and colors. Use two dye ink colors to create a third color in the overlap areas, or pair a dye or pigment ink with a metallic, like I did, for a trendy, modern look.

Follow along with this fun greeting card tutorial to learn how to incorporate this trendy offset stamping technique into your own paper crafts projects.

DIY Metallic Offset Stamped Greeting Card

Modern greeting card tutorial: the offset stamping technique

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • White card stock
  • An A2 card base
  • A t-square
  • A pencil
  • Ink in two colors (I used Hero Arts Neon Pink Dye Ink & Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz Metallic Ink)
  • A background pattern stamp & a sentiment stamp (any pattern and sentiment that you like!)
  • A paper cutter and/or scissors
  • Double-sided adhesive
  • Dimensional foam adhesive
  • Baby wipes/paper towels/stamp cleaner
DIY Metallic Offset Stamped Greeting Card, Step 1

Step 1:

Place a t-square onto a piece of white card stock and line up the top left corner of your background stamp with the corner of the t-square.

 

DIY Metallic Offset Stamped Greeting Card, Step 2

Step 2:

Remove the stamp while holding the t-square in place. Then, use a pencil to mark the corner where the stamp was. Set the t-square aside.

 

DIY Metallic Offset Stamped Greeting Card, Step 3

Step 3:

Ink your background stamp with the first ink color, which will be the bottom color on the finished card. Line the top left corner of your background stamp up with the pencil markings that you made in Step 2 and firmly press the inked stamp onto the card stock. Lift the stamp from the card stock and thoroughly clean it.

 

DIY Metallic Offset Stamped Greeting Card, Step 4

Step 4:

Line the t-square up with the pencil markings that you made in Step 2. Then, move the t-square slightly. I nudged mine down and to the right, but any direction is fine! Ink your background stamp with a second ink color and line the top left corner of the stamp up with the corner of the t-square. Firmly press the inked stamp onto the card stock. When you lift the stamp, your offset background is finished. Pretty neat, right?

 

DIY Metallic Offset Stamped Greeting Card, Step 5

Step 5:

On the same piece of card stock as your offset background, stamp a sentiment in whichever of the two ink colors you’d like. Allow the ink to dry completely. Then, using a paper cutter and/or scissors, trim the offset background to 4โ€ x 5 1/4โ€ and trim the piece of card stock with the stamped sentiment so it has about 1/4โ€ inch of white space around it.

 

DIY Metallic Offset Stamped Greeting Card, Step 6

Step 6:

To create the look of a painted edge, swipe all of the edges of the sentiment piece over the top of one of the inkpads. The dye ink will absorb along the edges in a slightly uneven way, creating a funky, organic look.

 

DIY Metallic Offset Stamped Greeting Card, Step 7

Step 7:

Attach the offset background to an A2 card base with double-sided adhesive. Then, attach the sentiment piece to the front of the card with dimensional foam adhesive.

Check out the golden shimmer on the finished card!

 

DIY Metallic Offset Stamped Greeting Card (Close Up)

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