Before I forget I'm going to announce the winner of the Craft Stamper blog hop. And thank you to everyone who visited my blog and all the sweet comments on my Gelli Plate post!
Congratulations Ann! Please e-mail me your address and I will send you prize out soon! :)
Now, if you have seen my Gelli Plate/Craft Stamper blog hop post you know that I sometimes have stuff lying on my table for quite some time before actually using it. Here we have such a thing again. I had the stamp carving set for at least 3 months, maybe longer. And last week I finally decided it was time!
So I drew some designs and started carving. Wow, that was not that easy at all. If you push just a little to enthousiastic you carve something away that was not supposed to and you have to find a way to adjust.
But hey, they are your own designs, right, nobody sais you can't change them. And by the way, who likes perfection??
Anyway, I thought that once the design was drawn it was a very relaxing occupation. I did it in the evening at the dinning table while chatting with my family who were watching tv. Not much thinking involved. Loved it.
So here are the results:
The first one, making it hard on myself with all those little circles. So they obviously didn't turn out perfect and neither did the cuts on the opposite side. I was worried that I ruined the stamp but I actually love how it looks on paper :)
The second one. Thought this would be easier but no way. I got all kinds of little cuts and imperfections and had to go back quite a couple of times to make it look better but again I really like the outcome:
And then my Valentine's special. I totally messed up the upper part of the angel wings so I decided to carve the whole part out and create a space to do some writing and now I'm totally happy with that!
And now my whole carving block has been used. I turned the little left overs into little leafs and circles.
Love, love, love them!
I used my new stamps to create this card for my sweet Valentine:
What are you making for your Valentine?
Thank you for stopping by!