I must admit, I was completely inspired by WitchCatXeen - and I know now what Letterboxing is - and I *cant wait* to do it! Infact, living in the middle of nowhere NJ, I didnt think I would be able to find anything. Much to my surprise - thanks to letterboxing.org - there are at least 15 boxes that are within a half an hour from my house! And almost 5 that are no more than 15! Im very very excited, infact - Im waking up early tomorrow to go get a notebook, an inkpad, and go find one or two before my classes!
So without further delay, my first carved stamp. Carved from a Papermate brand "Pink Pearl" eraser. It is a turtle with a heart in the middle of its shell. I own a turtle (I had two, bless my other baby in heaven), and I absolutely love them. I wanted my stamp to represent me and what I like and love. So I combined my love for turtles, with my love for cute things, and made this. Just done with a plain old razor blade!
Oh and the scratches within the image are from where I "sketched" with a needle first. I didnt think they would show up when stamped, but with my "sharpie ink" test (I dont have an ink pad!) they did, so I just added more so it would look like a design on a turtles shell!
Please tell me what you think!
Also, anyone have any suggestions for a stamp book of my own? I kind of want to make one so it will look really pretty (at least prettier than a sketch book!). Ive never done any work with paper or book making!
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I cant wait to tell two of my friends tomorrow! Theyre really crafty people but most of all they LOVE nature and nature like things - and searching for letterboxes using poems and riddles for clues, going off on trails to find them, and crafts? Right up their alley!