For a couple of my Halloween cards this year, I carved some rubber stamps.
One stamp is a bat that I believe is from a vintage valentine. I’ve had the image printed and sitting in my stamp-carving case for a long while.
Here it is, stamped with Staz-On jet ink and Derwent watercolor pencils to color the hat. The candy background is from LittleHotTamale on Etsy. The rest is cardstock. Next time I’ll get better ink coverage.
The other stamp is a big piece of candy corn of my own design. This is also stamped with Staz-On jet ink and colored with Derwent watercolor pencils. The cross-hatch background is from the same Etsy seller. I realize now that I colored the candy corn a bit wrong, but oh well, you get the gist.
Another good outcome is I’m teaching my son how to carve his own stamps. He’s very excited.