With having a full-time job now, crafting is something I have little time for. Back when I was home all day, I had more time to keep up with my beloved blog and could work on projects and tutorials. Now-a-days I only have time on the weekends to do things I love. (I also don’t have time to style photos to be “blog-worthy” either.)
My latest endeavor has been stamp making. My mother got me carving tools and rubber for my birthday and since then I’ve been hooked! Here’s a little of what I’ve been making in my spare time.
I’m still only a novice but here’s a little of what I’ve learned so far:
- Speedball products are pretty good. It seems like that’s what a lot of people use who carve stamps. The pink rubber is way better than the blue.
- Take your time.
- Etsy is great place to start when looking for beginner kits. This is what I got to start with before I moved to the Speedball stuff. I still use the tools just as much.
- YouTube has a great how-to videos. Here’s one that I liked.
- Don’t be afraid to dig in! (Pun intended!)
I’m also including a little “Pin-worthy” photo of how I created the stamp I did of myself.
I hope this inspires you to create your own stamps. It really is fun and you just may surprise yourself!