Make your own Stamps

In a way I was dreading the school holidays as the age gap between my granddaughters (8 and 3) can lead to bickering BUT I’ve hardly seen them due to their mum changing jobs and taking a couple of weeks off. This is why I haven’t blogged for ages. We haven’t had time to do crafty things and when I do have them together it’s nice to get out in the sunshine. However, we had our monthly Stamp Club last week so I’d like to share what I made.

We have made our own stamps before but it’s nice to review useful techniques. This is great if you want a one off stamp or a particular design you just can’t find in the shops.

You will need:-  Rubber. I used Speedball Speedy Carve rubber sheets, easily available online but you can use large, soft erasers or thickish foam sheets.

Carving tools, again easily available online.

Tracing paper and pencil.

Then draw your design on scrap paper, trace over it and transfer the image to the rubber. Then carve away until you’re happy with how the image looks.

Anyone who knows me knows I love guinea pigs so here’s my hand made card. I used Versafine Smokey Grey and Distress Oxide Peeled Paint inks.

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Hand carved Guinea pig stamps “wheek wheek”

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