Archive for the ‘Stamp carving’ Category

Keys and houses

Posted: June 13, 2012 in ATC, Stamp carving

I’m in the middle of a stamp carving lark – again. I knew I’d need a key. And not a stylish and decorative old-fashioned one but your box-standard kind of key. I tested it with an ATC and while I was at it, I tested some older house stamps too.

The pending summer is proving to be almost like a thriller. In excitement I wait for a new day to see if it will end up being a little warmer as forecasted, or will it continue to be cold. It’s like the summer is mocking me. It gives me half a day of nice warmth with some sunshine and then the rain and cold wind arrives again. It’s *supposed* to get warmer tomorrow, but in anticipation I bought a nice, colourful ball of thick woolly yarn today. My new motto should be something like: If you’re too cold in shorts, knit a warm hat. Kind of goes without saying. Doh.

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Carved stamps

Posted: June 8, 2012 in ATC, Stamp carving

I have carved some more stamps. These will make good backgrounds. I had a little play with them on ATCs. There’s something about hand-carved stamps. Something about their wobbly lines and imperfect curves…

Letters and numbers

Posted: June 2, 2012 in Stamp carving

I’ve been planning on carving a whole alphabet set and finally I did it. I used very large erasers which I cut into smaller pieces. The letters and numbers are all about 17mm high. This is the font I used. I really like them. They are not tiny but not huge either, and they are all nicely wobbly. Just what I wanted.

Little ladies

Posted: April 8, 2012 in ATC, Stamp carving

The hand carved stamps just keep on coming. More ATCs made using them.

Carved flowers

Posted: April 4, 2012 in ATC, Stamp carving, Stamped cards

Well, what can I say? I keep carving stamps. This time I made simple flowers from round and rugby ball shaped erasers.

And then I made ATCs with them.

Foxes and stuff

Posted: March 30, 2012 in ATC, Stamp carving

More ATCs. This fox of a sort was also carved by yours truly. Looking at all three now, I think the last one should say ‘pass me the cheese’ instead.

Just a couple more new ATCs. Done with my carved stamps, of course.