Have you tried Simon Hurley's stamping foam? You can take any surface and make a stamp out of it. You just heat up the foam block, press it into a textured surface, ink it up, and then stamp away. It's a great way to stretch your supplies - dies, embossing folders, ribbon, even household items like sweaters, baskets, upholstery, carpet ... anything with texture.a
I took some dies and laid them out to make a patterned background. I heated up the foam blocks (I have two taped together), and pressed them firmly into my dies. I used one of the plates from my Stamparatus to apply even pressure
You can get a 4-pack of the stamping for under $10. It's a great bargain. Be sure to check out videos by Simon Hurley, Gina K, and Jennifer McGuire showing how they use the foam. On a Gina & Simon video Simon said you can use all six sides!
Thanks for stopping by, Susan