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Topic: Handcarved stamp (and my first post)!  (Read 5833 times)
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« on: April 11, 2008 06:28:23 AM »

Hi all! I've been hanging around this wonderful site for months now but finally got up the nerve to post. I started carving stamps a few months ago and have really enjoyed watching my skills improve with each one. Every new one I carve is my favorite and I think I couldn't possible love one more until I carve the next one and then I change my mind Smiley But this one is truly my favorite, it's a composite of 2 Kurt Halsey images that I put together to represent my cat and I. Without further ado, here it is!



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It's carved on Grade A PZKut (which = sweet sweet carving love) and a Staedtler #1 gauge carving tool. I hope you like it because I have tons more I can post!



PS-Yes, I am a letterboxer/addict  Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2008 06:40:21 AM »

Squeee! So cute! You're good at that; stamp carving intimidates me.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2008 06:50:11 AM »

This is adorable!  I wish my cat slept with me that way and not on my head lol.  I would love to see more of your carvings Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2008 06:59:49 AM »

Thats adorible. Definate craftster love right here for you. And I second the motion to see your other stamps!
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2008 07:07:52 AM »

I love love love it and would love to see more! I really want to try stamp carving but the materials seem to be a bit pricey here. This one makes me miss my kitty  Cry.

Lol, and I love seeing coins as a scale reference. I have no idea how big this is cause I live in Australia and have never played with american coins  Cheesy. Silly me
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2008 07:09:29 AM »

My DH is looking over my shoulder. He said, "that's beautiful."
I was thinking how precious the image is, and amazed at how small. Thanks for sharing. I'm sure we'd all love to see your previous loves! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2008 08:35:38 AM »

I love it. ^^
Stamp carving is something I'd love to try one day. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2008 09:25:05 AM »

that stamp is amazing  Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2008 09:26:14 AM »

That's beautiful! I love Kurt Halsey's work soooo much, I'm completely jealous of your talent. Great work Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2008 12:09:46 PM »

Thanks, everyone for all the nice things you had to say about my stamp. I guess I'm going to have to post some more in the future Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2008 01:27:57 PM »

wow, you are seriously talented, that stamp is beautiful  Smiley
looking forward to seeing more of your work Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2008 03:02:09 PM »

Very nice work!!!
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2008 05:21:42 AM »

Wow! That is such a darling image and so small! Amazing work!
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2008 05:55:21 PM »

Your stamp is beautiful! And I have finally found someone on craftster that is into letterboxing! I would love to see more of your stamps.
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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2008 02:11:58 AM »

Wow this is unbelievable I love it!!!
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« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2008 10:49:54 PM »

so intricate and perfect. And oh so cute too!!
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« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2008 03:22:42 AM »

amazing
love to see some more of your work!
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« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2008 06:25:32 AM »

wow yr stamp is beautiful Smiley) i love kurt's work, i havent seen a single piece i've disliked. gorgeous Smiley)
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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2009 02:43:47 PM »

Congrats on best of 08.

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« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2009 05:53:07 PM »

What a sweet first post! And by sweet I mean awesome and adorable.
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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2009 12:48:10 PM »

That is beautiful, love it!
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« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2009 12:50:23 PM »

This is soo sweet. Hopefully in the year since you posted this particular beauty you've also posted some of your other creations... I'll off to have a look  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2009 02:08:57 PM »

Oh, wow, I like it a lot. I'm impressed with how clean it is for such a small stamp.
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« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2010 05:54:32 PM »

So sweet! I want one just like this!
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« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2010 02:10:07 PM »

This is so beautiful! I've been interrested in letterboxing, but haven't had the courage to make my own stamp - I definitely don't want to buy one since lb is supposed to be very personal. Smiley I'm gonna look around and see if there are any tutorials. Smiley
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