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Say it with a stamp. Channel the German expressionists’ woodcut prints or Andy Warhol’s screen-printed compositions and get to making your own printed designs, with a set of user-friendly cling stamps. Ideal for scrapbooking, printing, and card making, stamps offer a world of crafting possibilities. Though you may have worked with preprinted wooden or rubber stamps, cling stamps are more versatile and easily stored. The designs for cling stamps come on a clear plastic liner, so you just peel them off and attach them to a rubber, acrylic, or wood block to get started. Cling stamps are repositionable and easily cleaned, so you can use them with a variety of block materials. They come in every motif and design theme imaginable. Browse our roundup of some of the best options below.
1. Hero Arts Cling Stamp Florals
Ring spring in no matter the season with trippy floral stamps from Hero Arts, available in a range of patterns. These stamps, sold individually, can be layered with different colors, for a truly kaleidoscopic effect, or colored in by hand. The deeply etched rubber prints even the thinnest lines and smallest details clearly.
2. Flonz Vintage Fashion Girl Stamps
Beloved New Zealand stamp manufacturer Flonz makes oh-so-charming vintage-inspired cling stamps made with crisply etched photopolymer. One of our favorite designs is a set of lithe “fashion girls” wearing 1930s attire. If you’ve ever wanted to make your own statements in the manner of Men to Avoid in Art and Life, these fashionistas are up for the job.
3. Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Cling Stamp Set
For another retro option, try Tim Holtz’s Stampers Anonymous Correspondence collection. This set features old-timey “air mail,” “special delivery,” and “registered” stamps inspired by vintage cards and letters. Use them on your own correspondence for an old-fashioned feel. Stamps come on a 3-hole punched sheet for easy storage.
4. Hero Arts Color-Layering Peace Stamps
Hand-lettering is big among card-makers today. If you’d rather skip practicing the craft, Hero Arts offers a shortcut with their color-layering text stamps. This set can be used to convey a range of messages incorporating a drop-shadowed “peace.”
5. Inkadinkado Stamping Gear, Deluxe Set
Perhaps the most valuable thing about Inkadinko’s cling stamp tool set is that it increases the possibilities of the stamps you already own. The acrylic paddle block in this set has an arm that connects to the divots in the included cogs and wheels. Use the circle and oval set to create mandalas or flowers using the included set of cling stamps, or any of the company’s other Stamping Gear sets (sold separately).