diy hand carved stamp tutorial!

Feb 28, 2012

I was looking through my old blog posts and found this old stamp tutorial that I made many years ago and I laughed at how horrible it was haha! I decided to create an updated tutorial that is more detailed and fun! I used to make hand carved stamps for my etsy shop so it's been something that i've been doing for quite some time now! For those of you that are interested in getting started, be sure to take your time and practice! I wasn't too good at first (this was my very first stamp) but once I continued to practice I got a lot better! I hope you enjoy this tutorial I created for you guys, and please ask if you have any questions!








Materials:
1. rubber carving block - staedtler mastercarve block
2. tracing paper - purchase at any local craft store
3. x-acto knife - purchase at any local craft store
4. pencil - you can use any old pencil lying around
5. carving tool - speedball linoleum cutter


55 comments:

  1. You know what? I've been looking forever for a press for cookies..........I think I just found it. Bonus, I can have any design!

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    1. awesome! glad i could help (:
      if you have any questions just ask!

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  2. LOVED the tutorial! And love the aesthetic of your blog - so pretty!

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  3. Your blog makes me smile :) Loved the tutorial, too!

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  4. great tutorial think you i cant wait to try it xxx

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  5. Awesome tutorial! Definitely want to try this. Just discovered your lovely blog through the Etsy blog team.

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  6. Thanks for the tutorial! I have all the supplies (I got them last summer, but have never took the plunge yet!) And I love your happy cloud stamp!

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  7. I just wanted to say a very warm thank you for this tutorial. I'm in finals week for my Illustration MFA at grad school, and my final project will involve rebranding my jewelry business. I already knew I wanted to re-illustrate my logo, and now I have a step I can take to go farther with the project with my packaging!

    Thank you so so much!
    <3 Erin

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  8. This DIY tutorial is absolutely wonderful and adorable!
    I love the cloud stamp, your photography and blog layout!
    How inspiring!
    So nice to meet you through Etsy’s Blogging Buddies Team.
    I am your newest blog follower! :)

    All the best,
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  9. Wow...this is great! I'm a new blog follower - found you through Etsy's BB team. Looking forward to more of your posts.

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  10. Great tutorial! I love the new stamp :)

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  11. Hi! I'm Tristan, I'm your newest follower. I love this tutorial and looking forward to seeing what you post in the future! Interesting blog!

    Check mine out too!
    tristanlynae.blogspot.com

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  12. Fantastic tutorial! I'll have to give this a go at some point. Oh, the ideas I have now! Thanks for sharing. :)
    xo.

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  13. This is unbelievably easy! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring.

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  14. Fantastic, thank you for sharing! :D

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  15. Crazy, I just did a stamp DIY on my blog too! I'm only just getting started and I used linoleum. It was harder to carve than I thought it'd be. I think I'll go out and get a rubber block next time. Thanks for this!

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  16. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing. I have a kit like the one you used--but I've always been too affraid to use it, lol. I think I'll try it now :-D

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  17. soso great minna. so happy to have found you and your creations. xb

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    1. hey minna, im not sure if i can find the big carving block here in chile, i think ill order some but would an eraser work?

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    2. hello! yes using an eraser would work perfectly! (:
      let me know if you have any more questions!

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  18. Amazing tutorial! Many thanks! ^_^

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  19. This is really nice. Seeing from here, it's easier to use carving tools to make your stamp rather than using a craft knife. I will try this soon. Stamp making is fun!

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    1. yes it is fun! takes some practice but once you get the hang of it, it gets easier (;

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  20. Thanks for this DIY! I really like stamps; now I have a way to do it myself!

    xo, Ella

    http://anoldfashionedgirlblog.blogspot.com

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  21. Hi Minna,
    Love your blog, bravo:)
    Would you mind let me know where can I buy your carving tools? It looks so handy!

    Thanks!!:-)

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    1. hi jessica! thank you!
      i bought my carving tool at my local craft store, but you can find them online!
      http://www.dickblick.com/products/speedball-linoleum-cutters/

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  22. Need this so much!!! THANK YOU!

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    1. you're welcome! hope it helped!! (:

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  23. MERCI BEAUCOUP & bonne continuation à votre magasin

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  24. i think staedtler mastercarve block has been discontinued. speedy-curve is a good alternative for it, i hear.

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  27. Hi Minna, I have been searching foreveeeer for a blog just like this....ooops! This IS the blog! LOL! ; ) I've been wanting to make my personal stamper with my full name & a pig w/it. Now I have your image "locked" in my long lost noggin and can finally give it a try! I shall, as you say: "take my time & practice" ~ my saying: "mistakes are easy lessons learned, not to do again, but try, try, till I succeed!". Greatfully thankful for wonderful people as yourself to take time to explain step - by - step slowly (not to remention your redo of making the tutorial-nice). Absolutely love the carving tool, all in one...just my kind!!
    Thanks for your blog!

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    1. hello lisa! thank you for your comment! i am so glad you found this helpful! i'd love to see your final creation! good luck! (:

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