Each month I Elizabeth at Altered Book Lover invites us to go back through our old posts and bring one back for a second look. I think it is time to get out my stamp carving supplies. I imagine I will need to restock my stamp pads if I want to use any of the stamps though.
Here is my latest effort in stamp carving. This time I was aiming for a stylized flower.
The stamp is fairly large, I didn't measure it so I can't tell you exactly how large. I created this stamp to use in a particular project I am working on but meanwhile I tried it out on a couple of cards.
4"x 5 1/2" cards
The stamp seemed too large to look right centered on the card so offset the image. I think it is more interesting that way and leaves a bit of room if I happen to want to write a message on the front of the card.
None of the stamps I have carved are mounted on blocks. That makes getting a clear, precise image difficult I think. That and the fact that some stamps, like this one, are larger than the stamp pads I own. I end up having to sort of dab the ink pad around on the stamp. Any stampers have suggestions?
At this rate I am going to have lots of cards for my Postal Project (mail something every week).