Hey everyone I hope you all had a wonderful start to 2014 I sat down the other day and started playing with a new Product from Stampin' Up!, the Undefined Stamp Carving kit and let me tell you I'm hooked!
When you first order the Undefined stamping kit you will receive4 wooden mounting blocks, a stampin' write marker, 2 carving tools, rubber, mounting foam, instructions and some templates as shown below.
At first my kit sat in my craft room for a few weeks without me touching it as I couldn't think of anything to carve and I didn't want to just carve anything just for the sake of using it. Finally I decided to make a set based on my favorite mythical creature the unicorn, I haven't really ever seen very many Unicorn stamps and decided I would love to add one to my collection.
Once I decided I took my time to plan out my stamps and draw up the designs an then the fun began! When transferring your image always make sure when your looking at the image on the rubber it is back to front to what you want stamped out.
Once you are happy begin to carve I started with the fine carving tool taking care to go all the way around my images and carving out the fine details before going in and removing the larger area's.
This is the stamp set that I carved, The words were the most challenging to do but the most important thing I learned from this experience is to take your time. walk away from the project and have a break if you feel your concentration slipping as I got the best results when my mind was fresh and focused.
I still have one square wooden block and some rubber and mounting foam left but haven't decided on the forth stamp in this set yet so for now I will stick with my unicorn, my font and my little star :) I haven't had a really good play with the finished stamps yet but I did put together this simple little card to show them working together.
I hope you enjoyed my little blog about the Undefined carving kit and hope that if I have inspired you to try your own hand carved stamp that you will share your efforts with me I would love to see everyone's creations!
Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Gold Metallic
Basic Black, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper and Sweet Sorbet from Sale-A-Bration
Simply Scored, Stampin' Trimmer, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Undefined