How to make stamps

I'm quite bad at hoarding craft materials until I find the perfect thing to do with them. Hence why I've carried around a speeball rubber pad from Canada to Hungary (twice) and to England for the past three years hoping that one day I would decide what to carve into it and finally make some use out of it. That day came this week after I saw this pin from poppy talk.

The simple shapes were a definitely draw, so I decided to finally cut up my pink pad and gouge into it with my carver. I skipped the striped one and embellished the house. Lessons learnt: take your time. Even the slightest knick can screw up the shape. Patience, patience, patience.

The process: