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Sunday, July 22, 2007

block printing: take one!

Awhile back I posted a wish list of sorts that included a custom rubber stamp. Thanks to a suggestion from the talented Marissa (mlee on etsy), I decided to get the supplies to try making my own. My first project was a cupcake stamp to use for invitations for my daughter's first birthday. While it didn't turn out exactly as planned (it's my FIRST try and I'm still getting used to the tools) I am thrilled to have made it myself! Thanks so much, Marissa. I am excited to make more - including a new Space Oddities stamp, and possibly some fun designs for card sets - as soon as I get the hang of this process!


Persimmons Gal said...

Cute Cupcake! I make stamps out of white erasers all the time. They are cheaper than the actual stamp stuff.

Megan said...

Cool! I just bought the stuff to make my own stamps, hopefully I get to try it soon!

m.Lee said...

Your first stamp looks great!

Actually... it looks way better than mine. I had a really hard time adjusting to the textual difference between wood and the stamp material. But I am getting the hang of it now. Using the Speedball tools and not woodcarving tools helps.

Happy stamping!

I've heard that those little white office erasers make good material for small stamps.