Carved Stamps

This may be completely in the wrong spot, but I think it fits here. Let me know if I need to move it.
Every year I like to try out new techniques, tools, or types of crafts. For 2020, I said I was going to carve a stamp. I got the kit to do it and then froze up. It was just so open. I could do anything, so I got paralyzed and did nothing. I also was under the idea that it was going to be super hard. Nope! It was really easy and fun!
I wanted to make something I would use again and again, so I went with a Lettuce Craft Snail Mail stamp. I hope you can see what it is. I colored it in to make it a bit clearer.

This was the first stamp that I made. It was in December, so I made my goal for 2020. I made it for @Bunny1kenobi. It’s her name, I call her Bunny1.

I enjoyed stamp making and plan to at least finish up the block I have. I just don’t use them that often. They were fun to make though!

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Those are great! As soon as I saw the first one, I knew what it was!

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Both of these are amazing and you can definitely tell that the first one is a lettuce snail mail stamp even without the coloring. It’s so fun to get kits to start out a new craft! LOVE IT!

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Those are really great! Hmmm, do I need to learn to make stamps?

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Yes, they are fun and easy! I got the super cheap kit for $7 and used the Michael’s coupon to make it even cheaper.

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Those turned out fantastic! The LC snail mail is super cute, and the bunny1 is perfect for her! Well done you!

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@magpie gave me a great tip on the tool to use that cuts like butter…it is a small cuticle tool…I bought a fancy set of carving tools and rarely use them…

I love your lettuce stamp and yes, I definitely recognized the stamp for bunny1!! ha ha ha

Ooops forgot to post a picture of the tool I use…

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These are great

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These came out awesome! I love the idea of trying something new every year.

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Love that little snail! You did a great job on both. Yeah for new crafts!

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I would never, ever have believed these were your opening attempts at stamp carving!

I feel this so hard…

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Very cool stamps, good job!
I’ve also been thinking about trying to carve stamps. I’ll probably have to do a bunny as well, as it’s one of my daughter’s nicknames :rabbit2:

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Do cute! I love them and you did a great job!

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Ooo. This makes me want to try. These are so cool. I love the snail!

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These turned out great! I can’t wait to see what else you come up with.

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Curious if you use any wood or hard backing on the stamp for better pressure, or just a raw stamp block?

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You can. My Mom has clear blocks that she puts her stamps on. She mentioned that to me, but I don’t stamp enough to worry about it.

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these are super cute. I wouldn’t have guessed it was your first attempts.

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These are so cute! Well done.

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Those stamps are looking great. Is that carved from a rubber block? Or more lino?

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