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Handmade Potato Stamp Christmas Cards

Create unique handmade cards using potatoes for stamps in this clever garden craft.

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Handmade Christmas Cards

Learn to create these beautiful cards by carving, painting and stamping with potatoes! You can reuse your potato stamps to recreate the same card multiple times while maintaining that handmade, personal touch.

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Snowman Supplies

To make your snowman card you will need one potato cut in half, white, black, orange, purple and blue acrylic paint, a paint brush and paper. Choose a thick, stiff paper that won't warp when you paint it. You can use blank cards or buy large sheets of paper and cut them to size.

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Create Your Stamps

Begin by cutting a clean potato in half. Draw out the shape that you want to stamp using a soft pencil or pastel. Then cut away the areas you do not want to paint. Draw and then cut the shape of the snowman's body and a background shape. The background doesn't need much carving, just make the edges irregular.

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Stamp the Background

Next, paint the background stamp purple with acrylic paint. Try mixing in some red and blue, but don't mix your colors completely. Let some areas be more red and others be more blue. Stamp the purple twice to create an oval shape in the background. Then paint your background shape a very light blue and stamp it across the bottom to create snow.

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