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Hand Carved Rubber Stamps

Back when I was much younger, my mother got really into rubber stamping. Being the creative soul she is, my mother wasn’t content with the rubber stamps available to her and took it upon herself to carve her own. Like mother, like daughter, I suppose. I recently purchased a Speedball lino cutter and some Speedy Stamp and I’ve been mulling over some designs I want to try carving. I like to try new ways to create and be artistic, and the idea of reusable art appeals to me. Until I commit my ideas to Speedy Stamp, though, let me share a few of my favorite hand carved stamp Etsy shops with you.

Tiny Ingmar Swedish Horse Stamp from The Mayberry Sparrow

Two Etsy shops selling hand carved stamps stand out for me. They are The Mayberry Sparrow and Craft Pudding. Each has its own clear, unique style, and both create stamps that are undeniably cute. I absolutely adore the Tiny Ingmar Swedish Horse stamp at The Mayberry Sparrow. At Craft Pudding, I particularly love the little masked raccoon stamp. Of course, each shop has lots of other great stamps, too. And if I were you, I’d need to get more than one. Craft Pudding also has a great blog that I keep tabs on through my feed reader.

Raccoon Rubber Stamp from Craft Pudding

Do you use rubber stamps? Do you carve your own? Do you have any carving tips for me? My, I’m demanding today! Please, share a tip with me if you have one. Or any other comment. I don’t want to be too pushy.

6 thoughts on “Hand Carved Rubber Stamps

  1. I just recently started carving my own stamps and it is SO Fun!! There is a wonderful artist, Geninne, that has a great tutorial on her blog you should definitely check out. Her stamps are AMAZING!

    http://blogdelanine.blogspot.com/search/label/handcarvedstampstutorial

    My only tip is to always remember to carve away from your hands – stabbed myself real good when I was in highschool doinga linocut. Ouch!

  2. What a great link! Thank you for sharing it with me. This is definitely going to help me make the leap from thinking about carving to actually getting some stamps made. 🙂 And I appreciate the tip about carving away… I am the type of girl who would definitely stab herself if left to my own devices.

  3. Wow, you have so been infected by the rubber stamp gene.

    I say infected because if you’d ever had to run a vulcanizing machine in the middle of a Georgia summer in an un-airconditioned garage, you’d never dream of touching one 🙂

  4. Hi! I’m a latecomer to this blog but wanted to chime in about hand carved stamps. I’m also a stamp carver on Etsy and would love for you to take a look at my shop. I’ve got quite a varied line of stamps and would love for you (and other stampers) to visit. 🙂
    ~Kim

  5. You should check out my etsy store. I use hand carved stamps to print kraft paper bags. They are perfect for goodie bags and gift wrapping.

  6. I was browsing blogs today and this post caught my eye. I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and Stampin’ Up! now sells stamp carving kits…complete with tools, stamp rubber and wooden blocks so you have everything needed to carve whatever stamp you desire. I’ve tried them myself and it’s really easy to do! You can check them out on my online store here: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/searchresults.aspx?dbwsdemoid=2056513

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