Make your own
Carve up some creativity! Learn how to make hand-carved stamps to create unique stationery. Trace the template of stamp designs included in the crate, or branch out and design your own! Plus, you can reuse the stamps again and again!
Repeat your stamp across the card to create a pattern.
Carve out a handwritten word. Write out your word or phrase on paper, then transfer it so it appears backwards. Carve along the lines to create your extra special message.
Use both ink pads to coat your stamp with a gradient effect. Dab the white ink pad on half of the stamp, then dab the blue on the other half. Lightly tap the blue ink pad where the two colors meet to blend them together.
You can stamp a speech bubble as the backdrop for writing. Use it to address your envelope or even for your main message.
Making an Impression: Designing & Creating Artful Stamps
by Geninne Zlatkis
If you want to delve deeper into stamp carving, this is the book for you! The first section covers everything from finding inspiration and specific carving techniques to composition with multiple stamps. The book provides project tutorials for cards, t-shirts and more. Plus there are 13 full pages of templates and designs that you can use to create new stamps!
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