I am just crazy about carving my own stamps – especially with soft Speedball stamp blocks. I used a Speedy Stamp Carving Kit and a few extra stamp blocks to create the two designs shown below. I drew the flower and lined notebook page designs, then carved them out. Since then I have used them on all kinds of fun projects – creating stationery, using fabric paints to print on aprons, and making favor boxes for a friend’s b-day. So cute, if I do say so myself! Combine them with a few stamp pads and Cat’s Eye Inkpads for real creative magic!
The rubber in these stamp carving kits is so soft that it cuts like butter – not like the hard linoleum, which typically requires some serious cutting skills and a super steady hand. If you are interested in learning to carve rubber stamps for your own projects or to give as gifts (give them with stationery notes for a great gift set), then register for our Carve Your Own Stamp Workshop on Thursday, May 20, from 6:30pm to 8pm. For $25, you receive a full stamp carving kit, tools, transfer paper, assorted cards, envelopes and a favor box to get your projects started!
I promise you’ll be hooked, and will want to make custom stamps for all kinds of occasions!