Friday, December 11, 2015

Carving in December

I really enjoy carving stamps but for some reason do it very sporadically. I actually even think I enjoy designing/carving them more than actually using them.

Julie Balzer of Balzer Designs has inspired many to carve stamps in December. I know she did Carve December last year too. When she announced it again for this December I decided I will try and carve some stamps and join in. If you are interested in the specifics of Carve December, please see Julie's post here.

Below are the eight designs I've carved so far.









I haven't created a new stamp every day so far and I don't anticipate that I will have 31 stamps at the end of the month. I will do as many as I can/want to do. I have been thinking about using these stamp designs in other ways. One idea I have is to scan my designs into the computer and play with them in Photoshop. I may try making some Thermofax screens and putting the designs to fabric. I may have to wait and do that after the holidays, though.

8 comments:

  1. Terri, what product do you use for carving? I'm working on a seasonal card and have some very soft stuff which lacks a lot for detail carving.

    Susan Sawatzky

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    1. Susan, my current favorite is Speedball Speedy-Cut (sort of yellowish in color). I've also heard good things about Speedball's pink colored carving block. I haven't tried that one yet, but have one on hand to try soon. I have tried other brands but I didn't like them as well.

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    2. oooo these stamps are fabulous!!!!!!

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  2. I follow Julie's blog but I am so far behind in reading blogs I must have missed that one! You stamps are WONDERFUL!!! Love your design to use in printing a repeat/different pattern! Very cool! Thanks for sharing and for the reminder!

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  3. Really I love all your designs, they are so beautiful Terry, gorgeous!! I wish you a very nice sunday, big hugs, Caty.

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  4. Love, Love, Love your stamps!!!

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  5. Ooh, these are amazing! I especially love it when you create a pattern with them.Very inspiring!

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  6. Love your stamps!!! I too am addicted to carving, its so much fun. Julie Balzar is so inspiring, and so are you.

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