Sunday 5 June 2011

My First Home Made Stamp!

Well, I have finally unpacked and set up my new stamp maker which I bought 2nd hand from Ebay.  After blood, sweat & tears (and 3 attempts in the bin, lol), I found out where I was going wrong and finally have my first home made stamp.  It's not perfect, or even nearly, but it's a start.  I also made the flower on the card by dying a white cotton coaster (10 for £1 in the Pound Shop (I think there was 11 in mine!)) with some tattered rose distress ink diluted down.  As for the home made stamps, hopefully they will improve with practise (and a large order of stamp sachets from Julia at Craft-Room!)

I'm also going to enter it into "what is on your desk right now challenge".

Maria X


Zoechaos said...

Way to go! making your own stamps how thrilling looking good as well. Love the distressed and made over flower so many crafty treasures to be found in the £1 shop. XOXO Zoe

Kim B said...

How cool, handmade stamp! Very pretty card. xx Kim

Debi said...

what fun- I have one of these machines on my wish list .... I wondered how well they worked :-) cool stamp 1st of many I bet- pretty card x Debi x

Mervi said...

looks wonderful,
beautiful flower;-))m

hazel said...

Good on you making your own stamps, it's a brilliant 1st attempt. Love the card.
xxx Hazel.

Esther said...

Wow -how exciting to be making your own looks good to me, and I really like the pretty coaster/flower! Esther xx

Maria Matter said...

love your flower too!