At first, I was a bit hesitant, not knowing what to carve. I would've loved to make some intricate designs but they definitely require practice. So I've opted for simple shapes and easy patterns which were fun to make. The more I looked at these "exercises pieces" the less I wanted to part with them.
And then I had an idea: why not use these simple shapes to personalise my stationary! I got my ink pads ready and began stamping away.
SIMPLE SHAPESRectangles, triangles and even stars are easy to carve and would add a graphic touch to your cards, paper pads, and invitations.
Hint: Try coordinating several colours.
These are a bit more time consuming to make but the final result is so cute!
Hint: For unique patterns try free-hand carving.
Chevron patterns are still in fashion and you'll be happy to know that they are extremely easy to carve. Use one chevron stamp on its own or create a multicoloured design by stamping several times.
Hint: Use masking tape to block out parts for a rectangular look.
Originally I was planning on using simple lines only for journaling. My father-in-law was watching me stamping samples for this post and after a while said: "Why won't you stamp those lines again, perpendicularly?" I tried and absolutely loved the idea - getting more use of a simple stamp is always fun!
TAGS AND LABELSTags and labels are ridiculously simple to carve and they could be extremely useful for decor, gift wrapping, stationary, and scrapbooking.
Hint: Try combining different stamp sizes
Have you tried making your own stamps? I would love to see your creations!__________
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