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~