Eraser or carving block cut to size (I prefer Staedtler)
Several carving tools of various gauges
Design of your choice
Begin with a design (simple is best!), letter, or even a word. I found my letters in the clip art on Word.
I decided to go with the letter “G” as my soon-to-be born new baby boy will be named “Garrett”. I am thinking of using it on our baby announcements. How cute would that be?!
Trace your design using a thick pencil (pencils meant for sketching are best). Use the old window trick if you need to!
Cut away the corners so you have less “negative” space to deal with! This will make the stamped design “cleaner”. Feel free to leave the corners if you want.
Next, carve away the remainder of the “negative” space. This will leave your design as the raised portion of the stamp, thus ensuring only your design will take ink.
See? How easy was that?!
Use them as gifts (new baby’s name or initials), as the perfect touch on baby announcements, or simply create them for your children to use!
If you have questions, please leave them in the comments section or e-mail us! I would be more than happy to answer them.