Sunday, September 14, 2008

more ventures in rubber stamping!

A few blog posts ago I shared my cupcake stamp that I had carved from a rather soft piece of linoleum. While it was nice to carve into, it was kind of crumbly. So I scoured the web for a sturdier block. I read that a certain kind of rubber eraser also works well for carving into stamps and Peaseblossomstudio also suggested it to me, so I tried it out this weekend.

Everything comes with a lesson I suppose. And when it comes to rubber stamp carving, next time I'll make sure to flip the image before I carve it!



What's pitiful is I didn't realize until I tried out the stamp that the image would stamp backwards. dummy.

But I definately plan on buying more erasers. It was fun and fast!






12 comments:

Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

Oh, that's too funny Jam.

Can I special order one for Erin? Something like, "From the Library Of:" The right way of course, lol.

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Mr X Stitch said...

I think it's ace that you carved this back to front. Clearly you were thinking of stamps for people to read while looking in a mirror - at a barber's shop for example, Which is a remarkable design decision. Makes all those "right way round" stamps look dull by comparison..! :)

nuvonova said...

That is really funny! It didn't even click until I looked at the stamped example.

Jenny said...

*snort*

It's so cute though! I think it'll be even better when it's flipped.

Rosebud Collection said...

That is enough to make you cry..Funny, but upsetting at the same time..You did a wonderful job too..

*Tamie Snow* Roxycraft said...

LOL...I could TOTALLY see myself doing that exact same thing.
It's a really adorable image though!

VivaVariety said...

Oh man... this is definitely something I would end up doing!!

melroska said...

oh, i do that all the time when I'm carving linoleum. save it and use it as a secret message!

katelynjane said...

Haha, that's awesome (: Well, you live and learn! It's going to be great when it's the right way around (:

Amy Hanek said...

Too funny! It looks like something I'd do. Only, I'd probably spell it wrong too.

Jackie said...

Just came across your etsy shop and your blog and I love, love, love your stuff. I myself have been tooling around with rubber stamp carving lately (my favorite rubber is called Speedy Stamp by Speedball. One evening my boyfriend came over and we had a little stamp carving contest. He made the same exact mistake you did! Oh well, it's a lesson learned, right?

Lemon Shortbread said...

lol this was a cute mistake, take it as a practise!