Creating Patterns using Homemade Stamps

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I've been having tons of fun carving my own stamps. This time around I wanted to create a stamp that I could use to create awesome patterns. For this stamp, all I did was take a 4 x4 piece of card stock, fold it in half twice, and cut out a few pieces—the same way you would make a snow flake, basically. Next I transferred that image onto the rubber directly and started carving away. (To view my 'How to carve rubber stamps' click here). 
I pulled out some of my Kraft wrapping paper that I purchased from my local dollar store to test the stamp on, and it came turned out wonderful. 
Ever since I bought my first piece of carving rubber I’ve been thinking about different types of designs I can make. I’d definitely like to start selling these stamps in my shop in the near future—once I feel like I’ve perfected the carving technique and I have a good amount of designs that I like, I’ll start offering them in my shop. Yay! Let me know what you think about this particular pattern :-)


  1. I'm just an falling in love so much with stamp making!! You can do whatever you want with it!! So cool!! I have to try it out...I have to see if my local craft store has the carving rubber! =)

    Ergo - Blog

    1. Me too :-) Michaels has the carving rubber in the print transfer section, where they carry all the tools of paining and such. Hopefully you have one in your area :-)

  2. Love your pattern! I'm a illustrator and graphic designer in love with patterns and minimalist designs. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. That looks so cool, I really wanna start making my own stamps! :)

  4. Col!

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  5. This is amazing! Such a great pattern. Simple but when you add more its complex. Love it!


  6. Nice tutorial. I'm really loving all the tutorials are you doing with stamps. I definitely should get a stamp carving kit.


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