A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News 05/06/14: Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
Total Members: 297,466
Currently Running With Scissors:
479 Guests and 18 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: You know you are a stamp carver when.......  (Read 2568 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
astrangeone
The Paper Alchemist
Offline Offline

Posts: 977
Joined: 15-Aug-2005

Fueled by the scent of rubber shavings....


View Profile WWW
« on: January 05, 2010 08:36:27 AM »

-  you start to like the smell of vinyl being carved
-  you find stamp shreds everywhere!
-  you rescue used, "unloved" erasers, and turn them into mini art pieces
-  you have way too many erasers in your stash
-  you like your cuticle remover!
-  you don't know how to use photoshop, except to make stampable images

Edit:  Quick question:  Anyone have a good inkpad brand to recommend?  I've been using office type inkpads, and the not so intense color is driving me up the wall!
« Last Edit: January 05, 2010 08:37:57 AM by astrangeone » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I handcarve stamps, knit and have organic catnip.

Got shopping?:  http://www.shophandmade.com/Store/Madstamps

Personal Swapping...activated!

Looking for:  ATCs, some dry non-sanded grout mix

Got a 3DS?  I can clear save data from your games!  (Including RE Mercs 3D.)
MunLtStmpr
We're on craftster because we love to create. Why should we settle for what we currently are?
Offline Offline

Posts: 1945
Joined: 15-Aug-2006


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010 09:57:06 AM »

When you almost cry in Michaels last night when you see a Clearance sticker on the Speedy-Cut large blocks because they might not be carrying it anymore.

Ink Pads: I really like the Marvy ink pads and finally ordered a set of refills so I'm set for a very long time.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I find joy in creating and helping others create not just jewelry and crafts but best of all, the life they want.
MyPins
MyArt
Life & Creativity Coaching
astrangeone
The Paper Alchemist
Offline Offline

Posts: 977
Joined: 15-Aug-2005

Fueled by the scent of rubber shavings....


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010 03:27:01 PM »

Thanks!  I'd keep an eye out for those!

-  When you always have ink on your hands
-  when your desk/work surface is covered in test stamps!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I handcarve stamps, knit and have organic catnip.

Got shopping?:  http://www.shophandmade.com/Store/Madstamps

Personal Swapping...activated!

Looking for:  ATCs, some dry non-sanded grout mix

Got a 3DS?  I can clear save data from your games!  (Including RE Mercs 3D.)
dooney
Remnants are a girl's best friend.
Offline Offline

Posts: 1857
Joined: 08-Apr-2005

Wiggle eyes make my world go 'round.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010 09:22:39 AM »

When you almost cry in Michaels last night when you see a Clearance sticker on the Speedy-Cut large blocks because they might not be carrying it anymore.
I was like, "sweet! clearance! oh, wait..."
THIS ROCKS   Logged

MunLtStmpr
We're on craftster because we love to create. Why should we settle for what we currently are?
Offline Offline

Posts: 1945
Joined: 15-Aug-2006


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010 07:45:34 PM »

When you almost cry in Michaels last night when you see a Clearance sticker on the Speedy-Cut large blocks because they might not be carrying it anymore.
I was like, "sweet! clearance! oh, wait..."


Yup, that was me too.  I haven't been back there, so I don't know if they've restocked.  I did ask when I was paying if the clearance meant that they were no longer going to carry it and the clerk didn't know.

Uurggg.. I used to have to drive to Albany or stock up on trips to DC, neither of which happen much anymore.  7 minutes away from the house was so much easier.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I find joy in creating and helping others create not just jewelry and crafts but best of all, the life they want.
MyPins
MyArt
Life & Creativity Coaching
dooney
Remnants are a girl's best friend.
Offline Offline

Posts: 1857
Joined: 08-Apr-2005

Wiggle eyes make my world go 'round.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010 08:02:32 PM »

I'm not exactly a veteran carver, so maybe I don't belong here, but when the clerk rung up my Moo Carve, she thought it was modeling clay and gave me 30% off cause Sculpey was on sale...
THIS ROCKS   Logged

MunLtStmpr
We're on craftster because we love to create. Why should we settle for what we currently are?
Offline Offline

Posts: 1945
Joined: 15-Aug-2006


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010 02:31:04 PM »

Too funny!  I've had clerks get very confused wondering what the stuff is.

But I've never heard of Moo Carve.  What's it like?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I find joy in creating and helping others create not just jewelry and crafts but best of all, the life they want.
MyPins
MyArt
Life & Creativity Coaching
dooney
Remnants are a girl's best friend.
Offline Offline

Posts: 1857
Joined: 08-Apr-2005

Wiggle eyes make my world go 'round.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010 06:42:38 PM »

I haven't used it yet. It's very thick, white, looks a lot like Mastercarve (even packaged with a dark blue cardboard band around it), and was in its place. Maybe that's what they're replacing it with.
I think because it's so thick, I'm going to carve both sides, making one side a background and the other the lines for a two-color image.
You'll have to clean it between stampings, though...
THIS ROCKS   Logged

dooney
Remnants are a girl's best friend.
Offline Offline

Posts: 1857
Joined: 08-Apr-2005

Wiggle eyes make my world go 'round.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2010 06:54:14 PM »

oops - it's gray. And it was Mastercarve that I found on clearance, not Speedycut (I got one of each - like I said, I'm kinda new and want to find what I like)
« Last Edit: February 03, 2010 06:56:30 PM by dooney » THIS ROCKS   Logged

MunLtStmpr
We're on craftster because we love to create. Why should we settle for what we currently are?
Offline Offline

Posts: 1945
Joined: 15-Aug-2006


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2010 08:27:48 PM »

Hobby Lobby is an hour away and it's been a while since I've been there.  For that price, I'd have grabbed them up.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I find joy in creating and helping others create not just jewelry and crafts but best of all, the life they want.
MyPins
MyArt
Life & Creativity Coaching
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Kristen Stewart Goes Black, White, and Printed in Paris
Fall-Ready Sheath Dresses
Behind the Scenes at the UPTOWN Fashion Shoot Oct/Nov 2011
Behind the Scenes at Sanaa Lathan Cover Shoot
Winter Fashion: Casual Outerwear Trends
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Sandwich Wrap
Falling Leaves
Meatless Monday: Provencal Inspired Quiche

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.