Monday, March 25

Hand-carved Rubber Stamps & Giveaway!

I have enjoyed carving rubber stamps since high school...
(Over 25 years now! Yikes!)
In high school we used the hard linoleum blocks.
Today my favorite material is Speedy-Carve by Speedball.
"The pink stuff!"

I discovered a pile of rubber stamp blocks at a 2nd hand store.
In the past I have cut my own from 1" x 2" boards...
Sand the ends~
Heavy duty double sided tape keeps the stamp secure.

Most times I start my stamps with a quick sketch directly on the pink~
I left a bit of the background for an artsy look.
 For clear-edge stamps, carve your design then trim the extra.

Packaged, they make very sweet, personal & unique gifts!
Kids birthday parties, teacher gifts...
I carved a simple version of a friends new home (housewarming gift!)
and she used the stamp to make handmade  note-cards to announce her
new address & added the same stamp near her return address~

I have reached 2000+ sales in my Etsy store!!!
Celebrating with a new GIVEAWAY!!!

I will blog about it later today or tomorrow...
There will be two GIVEAWAYS!
One here on my Blog & one on my Facebook page!

Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!
Smiles to you~


Brynwood Needleworks said...

LOVE 'EM!!! (You're shocked, right?) lol

Can't wait for the giveaway details.

marie said...

Congrats on your 2000 sales Michelle!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

These are awesome!
Congratulations on your 2000 sales!

Createology said...

Your stamps are wonderful and packaged make great gifts.
Congratulations on 2000 etsy sales! I am happy I could be a tiny part of that goal.
Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

Smiley said...

I have done the rubber stamp carving before but never as detailed and lovely as yours! Noticed the 2,000+ in your Etsy store . . . CONGRATULATIONS, friend!

Deb oxoxo

alejandra said...

Congratulations on your 2000 sales!! your stamps are wonderful!!

Caterina Giglio said...

your stamps are just fab...

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful stamps Michelle, I've never tried my hand at carving my own but your lovely examples make me want to give it a go! Congratulations on reaching 2000 sales, to think of all those people who's lives you have enriched with your beautiful art, mine included. Thank you <3