Ok. So I've been around for a while but I've never posted anything. I'm just starting to allow my crafty side to show randomly... and I must admit it's kinda scary.. haha.
Well my boyfriend and I have been wanting to go letterboxing for a while, but I decided it was a no go until I made our logbook and stamp. I finished the logbook a week ago for his birthday, and it turned out pretty well for my first book... but I didn't take pictures. And I made our stamp today!!
It took me forever to decide what our stamp should be, and I just wanted us to have one, so it was less complicated and all. Plus, we'll only go when we're together, so why not! Finally it came to me today. We work at a girl scout camp and he's the archery instructor.. and I like to show off and beat him when we compete *ohhhhh yeahhhhh* so I decided it would be fitting to make an arrow for our stamp. It's pretty basic and simple, but it was my first ever attempt. Did I mention I didn't use traditional supplies, either? I used an eraser and carved it with a nail... haha. I couldn't find my x-acto, and figured I'd give it a try.
Carving the stamp with a nail.. it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be!!
I thought it was finished, inked it, then realized I should trim it up.. so almost finished...
FINISHED!! YAYYYY!! And I found my blade, so I was able to trim it easier!
Arrow image stamped.. not too impressive, but not bad for my first try!
My card to my boyfriend... then I'll give him the stamp.. lol
don't judge based on the card... i hurried through making it.. kinda sloppy looking.
(my camp name is giggles.. because I'm just so amazing like that.. hehe)
Anyways. I was just super excited that I finally accomplished this, I've been thinking about doing it since the fall.. and it is now spring.. oh my! And I took pictures so I could share. Thanks for looking!!