March 25, 2010

My Creative Space - Handstamped cards



I always include a handwritten note with my etsy or madeit sales and love this little print from Lena Corwin's book, "Printing by hand". Sadly, I haven't used the book much but it was well worth it and there are many projects on my 'to do' list! This is one pattern of hers I have used over and over though.




I made the stamp from adhesive foam from the $2 shop on a block of wood and used acrylic paints to stamp my cards, not ink. I would probably use two layers of foam next time to make the stamp sit higher off the block! I also used this print on a little bag a while back.



What is everyone else up to today?

19 comments:

Penny said...

They look great! Such a pretty design!

Kirsty said...

You've chosen such pretty colours. They look terrific.

Amanda said...

Lovely, such a simple pattern with such great effect :)

Chicken Willow said...

They're beautiful, love the colour combinations.

Maevy said...

Lovely pattern, I think it has an asian style, simple and soft.

june at noon said...

Gorgeous print, and lovely cards. I so enjoy seeing photos of printmaking, wish I could find more time for it myself.

Jo's Place said...

Very very pretty :)

Sarah said...

Such pretty cards and a really beautiful design. I've been meaning to get on with some lino printing thanks for the inspiration. x

Posie Patchwork said...

Think of all the time you'll have on your hands when the next baby comes along?? Love Posie

Cindy said...

Very sweet and striking...

ELK said...

what a modern feel to theses stunning cards. i am over to visit your shop

red or gray art

Danielle said...

So pretty! I am going to give this one a go!

(And is that your smiling face in the Canberra Times yesterday? How exciting!)

missy_minzy said...

Simple and yet so lovely! :)

Fruitful Fusion said...

They're lovely and the colours are great!

Little Ted Canvas said...

They look gorgeous, such pretty colours!

inkcaravan said...

What a lovely CS post. I just splashed out on Lena's book this week, and I am loving every single page. Congrats, your cards look fabulous.
~ Alisa

Trudi - Me and Ewe said...

Great design and a really effective finish. Did you just use a knife to cut it out?

Rosalind said...

Thanks ladies! I actually used Nail scissors to cut out the foam Trudi :-) It was the neatest way to cut such small shapes :-)

Michelle said...

They look lovely. The colours really suit your creations.