I've been finding myself so inspired recently by online classes. They feed my desire to keep learning new things and I always like that challenge ;-) I really like classes that include videos - it's almost like being there and you get to see exactly how a teacher does something and can pause and rewind - a little difficult to do in real life! I've taken a class from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer called Stamp Carving 101. As someone who loves rubber stamps, I thought it would be fun to learn that skill and it really is! Very relaxing to slowly carve out your desired image. I created a little bound book with bristol paper just to try out my stamps. These are some of the simple ones to learn carving skills like this simple outlined heart.
Here are a couple flower stamps:
...and a frame stamp will always come in handy:
This last one is a damask that will be a great large background stamp:
I'll share more handcarved stamps soon!