Sunday, June 2, 2013

Make Your Own Stamp


Happy Sunday everyone!  I am super excited to show you my latest crafting adventure: Making my own stamp.  There are tons and tons of different kits that you can buy that allow you to carve your own stamp.  The first thing to do is buy one of those.  Next, either trace or free hand carve the image of your choice:


I chose to free hand mine.  I did draw a few lines in pencil, and of course I wanted to make a Dandelion.  The picture above was my first attempt.  Here is a close up of my second try:


Here is one more picture of my stamped image:


I love that it isn't perfect, and a little bit funky.  Best of all I made it :)  You could make your own  art and frame it, or I think that this would be a darling tag.  Do y'all like the Dandelion?  Pretty fun huh!

32 comments:

  1. Love this fun project ~ thank you for sharing at the Pin Party! Pin'd =) Marcy @ day2day SuperMom

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  2. what a cool project! I creatived something similar for an art project a couple of years ago. I think. If you want to create a piece with many colours just carve out more and paint over with a darker colour.

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  3. I did not know this could be done. Thanks for sharing! Saw on 'homework' link party. I'm a new follower. I'd love for you to visit me at my site and follow back. I also like your face book page!
    Blessings,
    Gina
    http://ginascraftcorner.blogspot.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/ginascraftcorner.com

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  4. I am a big stamper and still have not managed to make my own stamp yet! Yours looks great!

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  5. I have always wanted to try this and have never gotten around to it....
    And you have... And such a cute design too! Good for you!
    hugs x
    Crystelle
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    HCG drops giveaway right here

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  6. I love making block prints! And I do really like your dandelion :) I just tried a similar project with my kiddos, the difference being that we carved into Styrofoam grocery trays using pencils. You definitely don't get the same amount of detail, but it's still pretty fun :) I would love for you to come check it out! I've got a simple tutorial up at http://theprincessthepirateandthedinosaur.blogspot.com/2013/05/fridays-art-smarts-block-printing-for.html

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  7. LOvely! Thanks for sharing this.
    Have a great week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  8. Ashley, we love the Dandelion! Great post.

    So glad you linked up with us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

    Have a wonderful week~
    Sharon and Denise!

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  9. Hopping through The Chicken Chick blog hop. Love this! I had no idea you could buy a kit to do this. I guess I need to check Micheal's out because I want to try this. Already a follower, and pinned this :)
    ~Jackie @ The Non-Martha Momma

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  10. I didn't know about the stamp carving kits, this looks like a fun project! Thank you for sharing!

    Ritchil
    http://chengand3kids.blogspot.com/

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  11. So fun! It turned out great. I might have to try this! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday!

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  12. This is great! I love dandelion art!

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  13. Gorgeous! I can't wait to get some lino and tools to get started myself!

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  14. WOW this stamp you created is so incredibly beautiful! You did a great job! Where did you find your stamp making kit? Three other bloggers and I have joined to create a new link party: The Project Stash. I'd love for you to stop by and link up this post (oh and there's a Shabby Apple Giveaway too!) http://www.4you-withlove.com/2013/06/the-project-stash-1-new-link-party.html

    Marilyn

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    1. Hi Marilyn! To be honest I'm not sure of the brand that I used. A friend let me use hers and it was already open, but I know that there are several great brands out there. Sorry that I'm not more helpful :)

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  15. I made a couple stamps last year. They weren't quite this awesome...they were okay, though, and I used them. I think they were just too complex for my first rubber stamp carving efforts!

    Natashalh

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  16. This is too cool! We would love for you to link up to the Pin It Party! Visit http://tripworthtaking.blogspot.com to add your link.

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  17. Love your dandelion. They are a much cursed flower, but I like them, they are cheery. (I like lots of the wild flowers, and that's what I consider the dandelion to be.) Thanks for sharing yours.
    Hugs

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  18. That looks beautiful! I wonder if you could achieve the same look by using a piece of foam {to avoid buying the kit} ... might have to try that with my kids this summer.

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  19. Ciao, I love your stamp project! Hugs from Italy Cristina

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  20. That seems to be a pleasant idea and I would surly share this one with my daughter becasue she loves to do craft works.

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  21. Wow - love your stamp. It's so cute! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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  22. This is a fantastic idea. I love the idea of making mine own stamps especially for my daughter's birthday party. I'll be featuring them this week on Thursdays Treasures.

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  23. This could save me so much money in the long run & I can get exactly what I want. Thank you so much for sharing it at Crafty Thursday Obsessions. We are going to be featuring it this week so I hope you stop by again <3

    Stacey
    Gluedtomycrafts.blogspot.com

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  24. Very cute, I did this with my girls a while back, it was so much fun, hmm, I really should make some stamps again!
    Thank you so much for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party, I look forward to seeing what you share with us this week.
    x
    Natalie
    Marigolds' Loft

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  25. You have been featured at Craftionary today.. :) Thanks for linking up!

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  26. Very cool. Something for my daughter to try out (when she learns dexterity with her hands!) Thanks for posting to Dude, Sustainable! Green Living Thursdays @ www.dudesustainable.com

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  27. This is so gorgeous! I used to make stamps in HS and totally forgot about it...it has been a wile now but something that I remember loving...maybe its time to do it again!

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  28. I have been seeing this featured all over the blogosphere and with good reason. Your stamp design is so eye catching. Could you use this on fabric with fabric paint? It's screaming to be on a pillow!

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  29. So cool! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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  30. That's an amazing free hand stencil! I love this idea but would totally not be able to freehand! My former first grade students could barely make out my drawings! ;)

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  31. I love this! Especially since it's not even out of rubber or anything, anyone could make one. Brilliant :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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