I love stamping. But I'm not a good carver. Dang. So, I make simple shapes out of my rubber eraser blocks, and play with them, a lot. I like easy and simple that can be used over and over again.
Like this one, it's a leaf shape, obviously, didn't take too much effort making all the details.
...on the contrary, when it comes to the stamping I like to make it loud. (yaaay... my hand's appearance!! Wish I manicured it before taking pictures though.)
..perfect for Christmas, I think. The red dots? I use the back of eraser head attached to some pencils like I did here. Our next simple shape is..
..a "B"? Sure it's simple, but why would I need a "B" if it's not my initial? ..or is it a reading glasses? Bucktooth? Two rock stumps? See.. the alternatives are endless, OK, they're not good-stamping material, that's not what I meant to do with the "B", by the way, here's what I did...
..scalloped border, anyone? I am such a sucker for pretty things. This stamp is perfect for prettifying any plain white surface, use it on envelopes, note cards, book corners, kitchen towels, you name the thing, you can stamp it.
See, stamping doesn't need too much carving talent, right? Or so I'd like to think to cheer myself up. Anyway, I carved this too but haven't put it to the test. Do you have any ideas?