February 21, 2012

Stamp Carving Frenzy

I have a new crafty hobby/pastime!  Carving my own rubber stamps!  I have been taking an online class, Stamp Carving 101, from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, and I. Am. Hooked!  It is a self-paced class that you can join anytime, so if you are interested, you can check it out here.

Here is a sampling of some stamps I've made and some tags I created from them.

And, finally, here is a layout I made that incorporated a few of them, including heavy use of that alphabet set:

Thanks for visiting!  I'm still carving away, so will share more at a later date!


  1. These are fantastic!!! Love that LO!

  2. Lisa your stamps are so freakin' awesome!! I saw that class but just can't find the time for it but woman you are tempting me! Gorgeous work with the stamps!

  3. WHAT? Oh my GOSH you have been WORKING! These are FABULOUS! LOVE the arrow ones and the alphas must have taken ages! So pinning this post to my stamp love board! The students have been making some fantastic work for this class! You added this to their Flickr group right? These ROCK!

  4. Wow, Lisa!

    These are great.

    I'm absolutely kicking myself for not taking that class. It looks like you all had a ton of fun.


  5. Hi Lisa! What an inspiring post! I have been intrigued by the idea of hand-carved stamps for quite awhile, ever since I took one of Julie's distress ink workshops at last summer's CREATE Chicago, where she demonstrated some simple shapes you can make from those little spongy things that come with a distressing tool! And I love all of the ways you've applied them here, particularly that lovely scrapbook page! You go girl!

    Thanks also, Lisa, for your supportive comments as I find myself navigating a new direction in terms of my career! I feel so lucky to have a blog buddy like you!:-)

  6. Lisa those stamps are so cool. wow, I remember trying that in college and loving it but I forgot all about it. thanks for sharing.


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