Thanks to Moki and her carved stamp recipe cards swap, I tried something new today. Here is my first attempt at carving my own stamps. This was such a fun project, I'm sure this won't be the last time I try it.
As a first timer in this craft I only have two bits of wisdom to share. The first is I suggest you learn how to carve stamps from Moki's tutorial. She explains how to do this so well!! The second bit of advice is don't try something with a lot of curves for your very first attempt. My little wooly lamb was just so difficult to cut, since I was not yet accustomed to working with the carving tools. Although it is pretty rough, I choose to stamp with the lamb anyway. They are now on their way to Moki. Check out Amy's beautiful recipe cards. She is an amazing stamp carver.
In other paper crafting news, my gift tags from Tammie's swap arrived today. What a wonderful collection of cards to choose from. I may never be able to use them, and could end up just saving them to look at they're so beautiful.
One final note. Amy turned me on to yet another ATC swap. I'm definately hooked on making and collecting these miniature pieces of artwork. You have until the 30th to sign up, so if you haven't already (Jen)...there is still time.