Sunday, February 17, 2013

Stamp Carving 101 Part Deux! (and giveaway)

Hello and Happy Sunday and February 17th!  (hee hee - it's my birthday today and I've spent the morning carving stamps and creating tags - what a perfect way to start the day)

If you saw my blog post from the other day, you read that last weekend I started taking Julie Balzer's Stamp Carving 101 class.  I finished all the classes this past week and created more stamps!

I must admit, I get more and more addicted to stamp carving with each lesson and with each stamp I create.  I ordered several large sheets of Speedy Carve in preparation for all of the stamps I have in mind!  I can't wait till it arrives.

Here are the stamps I created this past week and several tags I made trying out new stencils, paints, and sprays.

I love these leaves.  I have several additional styles planned.  There are so fun and versatile for tags, layouts, and mixed media.





I love the look of Folk Art with the rustic stamp look.



How about just the edge of the stamp?


And one of my favorite stamps!  Love this for mixed media canvases!




This has been the hardest stamp I've made so far.  Lots of detailed work, but I love the end result.




And here is a picture with all of the stamps I've made so far!  :)


Because I love stamp carving SO much, I thought it would be fun to give-away a seat to Julie's Stamp Carving 101 class.  WOO HOO!

Wanna know how you can win a seat for her class?  Here are the details:

1.  Leave a comment below telling me what type of stamp(s) you will really enjoy carving.
2.  For an additional entry, share this blog post on Facebook and leave a comment below telling me that you've do so.
3.  For another entry, share this blog post on your blog and leave a comment below telling me that you have shared.

I'll leave the give-away open until February 24th at noon (Mountain Standard Time).

I hope you are excited about stamp carving as I am.  I am planning several stamp carving contests in the future, so start working on those stamp carving skills.  :)

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sunday!



110 comments:

Meshell said...

To be honest, I've never carved a stamp but have wanted to take a class. It looks like so much fun! I would love a chance to win and fulfill a crafty dream. I have to start somewhere.....pick me please!! Lol

Christy aka. Emeraldvalkyrie said...

I just started stamp carving last year. I could use some more tips though. I love carving background stamps.

Daisy Girl's Art Studio said...

Soo cute & looks like fun!! I'm a new follower!! What a fun giveaway!! Thanks for offering it!! :)

Marika Lemay démonstratrice Stampin'Up! said...

Oh! I want to win this class! Thanks you so much for this giveaway!

RED said...

Just purchased the stamp material and I am afraid to start. This class would be perfect to get me motivated.

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

I purchased the stuff and have been thinking about signing up but haven't. Love your stamps, I'm inspired!!!

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

I would like to follow you on FB but when I click on the icon on your page it takes me straight to fb but not your page and their are many A Dog's Life.

Jason Poole said...

Aloha, Tina. This is my first time stopping by your blog--found it via a link posted on FB by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. I'm one of the craft-inspired/artistically-challenged dudes in the world. Loved the stamps you've carved. (Especially the text! That looks tough!) Well done, you! Excited to see what other designs you come up with.

SusanMcGee Romick said...

These arereally neat stamps! I did some carving when I taught 6th grade and would like to give it another try with numbers and alphas.

SusanMcGee Romick said...

These arereally neat stamps! I did some carving when I taught 6th grade and would like to give it another try with numbers and alphas.

arleigh said...

I've never made my own stamps before and I've become obsessed with finding out how. I think I'd probably start with petals and leaves before I work my way up to anything ornate or texty. I'm a big fan of julie's!

Laura McHugh said...

I Love Julie and have taken a class with her...she is awesome.....would love to learn all about carving stamps....only know the basics.....fingers crossed....thanks

arleigh said...

I've never made my own stamps before and I've become obsessed with finding out how. I think I'd probably start with petals and leaves before I work my way up to anything ornate or texty. I'm a big fan of julie's!

Birgit Kerr said...

I've carved my own stamps before, but they are quite simple. I'd love to move on to more complex stamps and I love Julie's stamps!

Sarina Coffin said...

I have pinned so many ideas on carving your own stamps because it looks so very interesting and fun! I would love to take part in this awesome opportunity and learn some great tips from a very talented lady! I am loving your purple flower stamp and can see all the detail that went into it but it is so worth every minute you spent. I would like to try to carve a city scape, some funky background design of really no specific shape(s) in mind on it, just whatever the mood I am in at the moment. Also I would love to attempt a stamp of all my 6 kids and hubby in sort of a cartoonish way. Kinda like the family stickers you see on vehicle windows. Anyways, thanks for the chance to win a spot in this class! :)

Marly said...

I took this class and haven't stopped making stamps since! I have to say, I love all your stamps! Can't wait to see more!

Jane@flightplatformliving said...

ive never made stamps but would love to! xx

bgloch said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day! I always wanted to learn how to carve my own stamps. I bought the supplies to do it but never used them. They are still sitting in there boxes for the last couple of years. I would LOVE to win your class so I can use my supplies! Thanks for the offering the give away!

Rachel Yang said...

Those are some great stamps - love the house with its multiple uses.

StacyC said...

OMGosh, awesome job on your stamps... Just started getting into stamp carving, I would love to learn all of Julie's secrets... I want to learn more intricate carvings and hand written words...Thanks for the chance and Happy Birthday!!!

marshaleith said...

I would like to carve stamps just like yours(especially the flower!). So taking Julie's class would be perfect.

marshaleith said...

And I shared on Facebook!

bgloch said...

Just wanted to let you know I shared to all my friends on my FB page. I would like to learn all of the stamps that you made today. This is my first time ever posting . Why ? I love your stamps. I hope I win !!

Gotham Chick said...

Would love to join this class and learn how to carve patterns and flowers... {KEEPING FINGERS CROSSED!)

StacyC said...

I shared on fb...

Stephanie COulombe said...

Shared on my FB :-)

Lisa said...

I like stamps that feature nature but I'd love to make some for use in backgrounds - textured designs.

Annette said...

wow wee girly...these are amazing...love your stamp carving and your tags are adorable..

gg pate said...

I carved my first stamp last week...trust me, I NEED this clas! LOL!

Sonya Borders said...

I love your work thanks for sharing! I started back carving stamps and linoleum blocks after remembering how much I loved it in middle school and high school. I also have drawn inspiration from Jule's blog and I love the Frida stamps that Pam Carriker is doing and now I like your work and am a fan!

Ashley Horton said...

Wow Tina! These are really fab!! You are doing an a amazing job with your stamps and I love the way you used each of them on your tags! Happy Birthday...again! :)

Suzanne said...

I carved a very inventive thing, a square..lol! So I wouldn't mind some help. Thanks for the contest!

cal8007 said...

I'm not entering the giveaway, I've already taken Stamp Carving 101. I just wanted to chime in and say that Julie's class is awesome. After taking her class I look at objects and pictures to see if I can make a stamp out of it. I got a little obsessed for a while, but it has slowed down. This is a must take class!!

Whoever the winner is, is a very lucky person indeed!!

Hugs,

Carmen L

TinaW said...

Wow-you've done such a great job with your stamps! Very impresive!! I like carving my line drawings into stamps - I have one of a bunny and one of a bird so far.

Ann said...

Ive never carved but would love to learn. I would most likely carve mixed media stamps. Thanks for this chance

Ann said...

Shared on fb

dindi said...

I would love to win a seat in "Stamp Carving 101". Looks great!

dindi said...

Shared on FB

Rebecca said...

I love carving landscapes. You can see some here: http://paintpaperandeverythingelse.blogspot.com.au/

I am now looking for ways to do more abstract stamps.

inkytoes said...

I am new to carving so I like to do geometrics. Seems safer to learn on stamps with lots of straight lines. I am going to try a flower next. Julie's first class was amazing. I am going to look at it again before I carve again to make sure I remember all the great hints she gave for carving. Looking forward to the second one. Thank you for a chance to win

TADA said...

I would love to learn how to carve faces. I have only made my own tamps using craft foam

Disco Queen said...

Wow! Tina your stamps are amazing. I made a linoleum stamp cutting of a clown many years ago at school. It was great fun but we were just given the materials & tools & told to get on with it - no instructions. The outcomes were rather crude, but they did give a print. To make geometric stamps as precise as yours for backgrounds would be a dream come true.

Sharon Mathis said...

I have only attempted to carve a couple stamps...very simple ones at best...lol! Would love the opportunity to learn how to do this better and can think of no better teacher than Julie! Thanks for the opportunity to winn a seat in her class.

Micki said...

wow, your handcarved stamps are beautiful. I have not yet tried carving my own. I really am drawn to the background stamps but love your house and tree, so I think I would start with those. The flower one is AWESOME. I don't think I could ever do one as beautiful as that. :-)

Joan H. said...

Stamp carving looks like a whole new avenue of self-expression. Thanks for the class!

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Lori Wostl said...

Yep - I want this class, I would carve alphabets that I like, and simple designs for repeating borders ...I get too bogged down in details. Thanks for the chance to win. Lori W at Art Camp for Women.

cjsrq said...

Just found your blog via Julie's blog. Thanks so much for offering this giveaway. I love the look of hand carved stamps and would like to create some bold graphic stamps. And maybe even some flower stamps like you did but they look a little complex! :)

Carole said...

The last time I carved a stamp I was about 10. I'm getting into art journaling and would like to make some background stamps.

Carole said...

The last time I carved a stamp I was about 10. I'm getting into art journaling and would like to make some background stamps.

dawn burnside said...

I start my day with Julie's blog, & I get so much inspiration from her. And it is because of her that I started to carve my own stamps. But I need help & to take her stamp carving class would be amazing. Also, your stamps are absolutely "Beautiful" & now I have even more inspiration. Thank You so much for your generous give~away,& a chance to learn from one of my favorite artist's.

Flo said...

The stamps you carved are great. I want to learn to learn to carve stamps too. Thanks.

conlin664 said...

I found your blog from Julie's blog. Your stamps came out great! I would love to learn to carve background stamps, like chevrons and also flower stamps!

Carol said...

I like to carve word and background stamps.

Heather Adams said...

I'm pretty sure I'd loooove carving chevrons. Or little arrows. Love your carved stamps- they look hard to do!!

Cat said...

I carved a couple stamps for the first time a couple months ago...I loved it but they are not quite right. I would love to take Julie's class. i want to carve patterns, backgrounds and leaves and maybe some birds!! Thanks!!

Angela Fleming said...

I have never carved one, but bought some on etsy and love them. love the skill and that you make it yourself. Would love to learn.

Tracy said...

I've done lots of letters and borders but would love to do larger repeating stamps that will fit together to cover bigger areas. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kansas said...

Wow. I did some carving in college MANY years ago. Thanks for the inspiration & the opportunity to win!

Olinda said...

how fun!!! would love to learn to carve letters and doodles!!! thanks for the chance to win!!

Crafting Newbie said...

Hi Tina, I would love to learn to carve flower stamps as intricate & beautiful as yours.

JeanneW said...

These are great stamps! I love the leaves. I would like to learn to carve stamps.

Kris said...

I have the materials for stamp carving but haven't jumped in yet.I would use lots of nature elements as they are so versatile.

sewzallsquirrels said...

Tina, all of your stamps are wonderful. I would have to try my hand at a damask and carnation similar to yours. Geometrics are good. Some floral ones that look like woodblock would be next--perhaps withe the separate blocks for each color----so many possibilities.
Thanks for your generosity.

sewzallsquirrels said...

Tina, all of your stamps are wonderful. I would have to try my hand at a damask and carnation similar to yours. Geometrics are good. Some floral ones that look like woodblock would be next--perhaps withe the separate blocks for each color----so many possibilities.
Thanks for your generosity.

sewzallsquirrels said...

Tina, all of your stamps are wonderful. I would have to try my hand at a damask and carnation similar to yours. Geometrics are good. Some floral ones that look like woodblock would be next--perhaps withe the separate blocks for each color----so many possibilities.
Thanks for your generosity.

sewzallsquirrels said...

Tina, all of your stamps are wonderful. I would have to try my hand at a damask and carnation similar to yours. Geometrics are good. Some floral ones that look like woodblock would be next--perhaps withe the separate blocks for each color----so many possibilities.
Thanks for your generosity.

Kate said...

I make stamps with adhesive fun foam

Buncobuddy said...

I love all the stamps you have made so far. These are the types of stamps I lean toward -- so versatile! I've got to learn how to do this.

dawn burnside said...

I am so sorry, I got so excited about Julie's class I seem to have forgotten that I live at Buckroe Beach in Virginia. I apologize for entering.

Ariel said...

great giveaway. Julie's classes are awesome.

kathleen said...

I have the supplies but I have not carved more than fun foam so far. I took Julie's gelli plate class and learned a lot. I would LOVE to take the carving stamp class because Julie makes learning fun and easy! Thanks. Kathleen

kathleen said...

I have the supplies but I have not carved more than fun foam so far. I took Julie's gelli plate class and learned a lot. I would LOVE to take the carving stamp class because Julie makes learning fun and easy! Thanks. Kathleen

Cara B. said...

Wicked awesome job Tina! I would love to learn stamp carving to add a more original flair to my art journaling. I would start off with random shapes for backgrounds. I am very impressed with what you created. I love Julie's other classes and who ever wins your generous giveaway will be thrilled! I will wait to see if I'm the lucky one, if not, I'm signing myself up!

Debbie said...

I have never carved a stamp, but would love to learn how! Thanks for the chane to win a class!

nkjohnston said...

I have NO favorite stamp or rubber to carve! I've been a horrendous failure so far at my attempts. I would like to think maybe I need better/newer sharp tools since I got my carving set in a box of garage sale stuff. Maybe the tools are dull? I can't seem to get a good cut without little bits and shreds on the edges here and there. Drives me bats. I'd LOVE a free seat. Thanks so much for the chance.

Dotti said...

Julie's classes are absolutely SUPER and I would love to win this one to take my own stamp carving up to the next level!

pickles99 said...

I just started carving stamps last week! So I'm still at the fairly simple stage : a chevron and a toadstool. Lovin' it! Thanks for a chance to win Julie's class!

pickles99 said...

I just started carving stamps last week! So I'm still at the fairly simple stage : a chevron and a toadstool. Lovin' it! Thanks for a chance to win Julie's class!

Caterina said...

I d like to win this class! !! I never carved stamps! !!!!.
Thanks Julie. .i love all your works
Hugs from Italy
Caterina

Its In Our Hands said...

I haven't carved stamps except for some simple ones years ago. Would love to learn how to do it right!
Thanks, Deb

Bambi Pro said...

I am a new follower. Love your stamp projects. Would love to take your class.

Bambi Pro said...

I am a new follower. Love your stamp projects. Would love to take your class.

Rebecca Lovell said...

These are amazing! I have really wanted to learn how to carve my own stamps for a while now, thank you so much for the chance to win Julie's class!!! I love background stamps, so that would be what I would look forward to carving most. But, mostly, I just love the idea of being able to make any stamp you can dream up!!!

Ann said...

Oh these are nice. I have always thought I'd like to carve my own but have been too chicken to attempt it. LOL I want to carve chevrons, diamondsand other shapes for back grounds. Going over to facebook now to tell others about your blog here and your give-away. Thanks for this chance.

Kelley said...

I'd love to carve my own sunflower- it's my favorite image. Thanks for the chance to win Julie's class!

Shine on!
Kelley

The Paper Gypsy said...

Julie's classes are just the best! I would love to win this class.

Donna Lange said...

I am so impressed w ur stamps. Would love to win a free stamp carving class. Thanks.

Maria said...

Awesome, I love the flower stamp!! I made a stamp out of a big eraser once and out of foam, but I need to try one like this with so much detail!! :D Thanks for this great idea!!

Unknown said...

So many great comments. I feel like mine will be lost, but here goes anyway. .. I bought the supplies LAST SUMMER and pull them out occasionally and just look at them, then put them away again. I would love to be able to create the beautiful flower you did as well as the four small leaves. I love what you did with both of them on the tags.

Mary in IL said...

Julie sent me over...I have not carved any stamps so I would start out with some fun basics. I know I would like to make my own letters, numbers and words. thanks for the giveaway! How generous of you!

Unknown said...

OMgoodness, Tina, I am so new at this.....I am not UNKNOWN, (previous comment), I am Angela. I also don't have a blog. I hope when you get to be 73 yrs. old, as I am, some of these mistakes are forgiven. I guess I need to update my Google account!!! Does my email address somehow transfer over to my comment??

Let Your ART Shine! said...

I LOVE to carve stamps! I only started in December and haven't taken this class by Julie...but I have taken several other classes! She rocks! You did a marvelous job! I like to carve stamps for backgrounds. I would LOVE to carve the alphabet!

Scrapin'Sue said...

Love those leaves that you carved.
Julie is such a great teacher!
I would love to carve a dog or a simple circle (to start). Thanks for the chance to win.

Jennifer Koss said...

I have never carved stamps before but would love a chance to learn, they look amazing and unique.

Hollie Fox said...

I want to play! Looks like fun~

mcsuetx said...

Stamp carving is something I. Have always wanted to learn..I want to di abstract designs and backgrounds

This Dog's Mom said...

i would love to learn to carve floral themed stamps. I love using flowers!

Stampidity said...

First of all, your carved flower is delightful. I bought the goodies to carve, but never did. I'm great at buying as are most artistic folk. Julie introduced me to COLOR and stencils so I will carve bold designs like your block. Since I love covered bridges, probably go for one. Your leaves would border my bridge nicely. Finally, i have the most faithful pit bull, so ill try to carve her sweet face. No matter what, I am ready to carve baby carve. Thank you for the challenge. Oh, I don't have a blog note yet.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Wow, these are really amazing. I want to learn how to carve details and to make designs that can be repeated...and botanicals! Thanks...kath

Leslie said...

A poppy stamp for sure!!! Yours stamps are fabulous!

transesurpapier said...

It seems very fun to do personnalised stamps. I would like to do the same but honestly, I am not sure how to do it. This workshop seems to be the answer to me questions!

mhl said...

I carved linoleum blocks in college back in the late 60's, but haven't carved since then. Still have some of my tools. I would like to learn to carve nature stamps.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wow...These are really neat. I would really love to learn to carve my own stamps. I think that would just be too neat. I think I would start out carving a made by me stamp. Then move up to things of nature. I would love to carve all kinds of things.

susi said...

I've always envied people who know how to carve stamps! I would love to learn, so if I were to be picked, I'd be ecstatic!
If I were picked, the stamps that I would carve would probably be like your diamond patterned one. I love geometric design, especially if thet are a bit wonky.
Ill have my fingers cross until the drawing!.
Thanks so much for being so generous and offering a class to a lucky winner,
Susi

Randell said...

13 years ago I designed my own stamp for our wedding invitations (on valentine's ) that was before I knew anything about stamping or the mighty world of scrapbooking, and I haven't carved anything since. Now seeing this online course with the awesome Julie, I can't wait to try again. I would love some cool border stamps and I am totally inspired to make some leaf stamps after seeing yours! Thanks for the chance to try to win :)

Deb's Artful Journey said...

Your stamps are beautiful and I would love to learn how to carve them!

Thank you for this opportunity!

Debbie

Danielle Vincelli said...

Wow! Your stamps are awesome! I want to do this too! I have no idea how to do this. I have taken Julie's classes before and it was so cool. Thank you for the opportunity 2 create fun things. Happy belated birthday!

Danielle Vincelli said...

Wow! Your stamps are awesome! I want to do this too! I have no idea how to do this. I have taken Julie's classes before and it was so cool. Thank you for the opportunity 2 create fun things. Happy belated birthday!

Rose Dragonfly said...

I want to learn how to carve stamps. Sounds like fun!

110 comments:

Meshell said...

To be honest, I've never carved a stamp but have wanted to take a class. It looks like so much fun! I would love a chance to win and fulfill a crafty dream. I have to start somewhere.....pick me please!! Lol

Christy aka. Emeraldvalkyrie said...

I just started stamp carving last year. I could use some more tips though. I love carving background stamps.

Daisy Girl's Art Studio said...

Soo cute & looks like fun!! I'm a new follower!! What a fun giveaway!! Thanks for offering it!! :)

Marika Lemay démonstratrice Stampin'Up! said...

Oh! I want to win this class! Thanks you so much for this giveaway!

RED said...

Just purchased the stamp material and I am afraid to start. This class would be perfect to get me motivated.

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

I purchased the stuff and have been thinking about signing up but haven't. Love your stamps, I'm inspired!!!

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

I would like to follow you on FB but when I click on the icon on your page it takes me straight to fb but not your page and their are many A Dog's Life.

Jason Poole said...

Aloha, Tina. This is my first time stopping by your blog--found it via a link posted on FB by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. I'm one of the craft-inspired/artistically-challenged dudes in the world. Loved the stamps you've carved. (Especially the text! That looks tough!) Well done, you! Excited to see what other designs you come up with.

SusanMcGee Romick said...

These arereally neat stamps! I did some carving when I taught 6th grade and would like to give it another try with numbers and alphas.

SusanMcGee Romick said...

These arereally neat stamps! I did some carving when I taught 6th grade and would like to give it another try with numbers and alphas.

arleigh said...

I've never made my own stamps before and I've become obsessed with finding out how. I think I'd probably start with petals and leaves before I work my way up to anything ornate or texty. I'm a big fan of julie's!

Laura McHugh said...

I Love Julie and have taken a class with her...she is awesome.....would love to learn all about carving stamps....only know the basics.....fingers crossed....thanks

arleigh said...

I've never made my own stamps before and I've become obsessed with finding out how. I think I'd probably start with petals and leaves before I work my way up to anything ornate or texty. I'm a big fan of julie's!

Birgit Kerr said...

I've carved my own stamps before, but they are quite simple. I'd love to move on to more complex stamps and I love Julie's stamps!

Sarina Coffin said...

I have pinned so many ideas on carving your own stamps because it looks so very interesting and fun! I would love to take part in this awesome opportunity and learn some great tips from a very talented lady! I am loving your purple flower stamp and can see all the detail that went into it but it is so worth every minute you spent. I would like to try to carve a city scape, some funky background design of really no specific shape(s) in mind on it, just whatever the mood I am in at the moment. Also I would love to attempt a stamp of all my 6 kids and hubby in sort of a cartoonish way. Kinda like the family stickers you see on vehicle windows. Anyways, thanks for the chance to win a spot in this class! :)

Marly said...

I took this class and haven't stopped making stamps since! I have to say, I love all your stamps! Can't wait to see more!

Jane@flightplatformliving said...

ive never made stamps but would love to! xx

bgloch said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day! I always wanted to learn how to carve my own stamps. I bought the supplies to do it but never used them. They are still sitting in there boxes for the last couple of years. I would LOVE to win your class so I can use my supplies! Thanks for the offering the give away!

Rachel Yang said...

Those are some great stamps - love the house with its multiple uses.

StacyC said...

OMGosh, awesome job on your stamps... Just started getting into stamp carving, I would love to learn all of Julie's secrets... I want to learn more intricate carvings and hand written words...Thanks for the chance and Happy Birthday!!!

marshaleith said...

I would like to carve stamps just like yours(especially the flower!). So taking Julie's class would be perfect.

marshaleith said...

And I shared on Facebook!

bgloch said...

Just wanted to let you know I shared to all my friends on my FB page. I would like to learn all of the stamps that you made today. This is my first time ever posting . Why ? I love your stamps. I hope I win !!

Gotham Chick said...

Would love to join this class and learn how to carve patterns and flowers... {KEEPING FINGERS CROSSED!)

StacyC said...

I shared on fb...

Stephanie COulombe said...

Shared on my FB :-)

Lisa said...

I like stamps that feature nature but I'd love to make some for use in backgrounds - textured designs.

Annette said...

wow wee girly...these are amazing...love your stamp carving and your tags are adorable..

gg pate said...

I carved my first stamp last week...trust me, I NEED this clas! LOL!

Sonya Borders said...

I love your work thanks for sharing! I started back carving stamps and linoleum blocks after remembering how much I loved it in middle school and high school. I also have drawn inspiration from Jule's blog and I love the Frida stamps that Pam Carriker is doing and now I like your work and am a fan!

Ashley Horton said...

Wow Tina! These are really fab!! You are doing an a amazing job with your stamps and I love the way you used each of them on your tags! Happy Birthday...again! :)

Suzanne said...

I carved a very inventive thing, a square..lol! So I wouldn't mind some help. Thanks for the contest!

cal8007 said...

I'm not entering the giveaway, I've already taken Stamp Carving 101. I just wanted to chime in and say that Julie's class is awesome. After taking her class I look at objects and pictures to see if I can make a stamp out of it. I got a little obsessed for a while, but it has slowed down. This is a must take class!!

Whoever the winner is, is a very lucky person indeed!!

Hugs,

Carmen L

TinaW said...

Wow-you've done such a great job with your stamps! Very impresive!! I like carving my line drawings into stamps - I have one of a bunny and one of a bird so far.

Ann said...

Ive never carved but would love to learn. I would most likely carve mixed media stamps. Thanks for this chance

Ann said...

Shared on fb

dindi said...

I would love to win a seat in "Stamp Carving 101". Looks great!

dindi said...

Shared on FB

Rebecca said...

I love carving landscapes. You can see some here: http://paintpaperandeverythingelse.blogspot.com.au/

I am now looking for ways to do more abstract stamps.

inkytoes said...

I am new to carving so I like to do geometrics. Seems safer to learn on stamps with lots of straight lines. I am going to try a flower next. Julie's first class was amazing. I am going to look at it again before I carve again to make sure I remember all the great hints she gave for carving. Looking forward to the second one. Thank you for a chance to win

TADA said...

I would love to learn how to carve faces. I have only made my own tamps using craft foam

Disco Queen said...

Wow! Tina your stamps are amazing. I made a linoleum stamp cutting of a clown many years ago at school. It was great fun but we were just given the materials & tools & told to get on with it - no instructions. The outcomes were rather crude, but they did give a print. To make geometric stamps as precise as yours for backgrounds would be a dream come true.

Sharon Mathis said...

I have only attempted to carve a couple stamps...very simple ones at best...lol! Would love the opportunity to learn how to do this better and can think of no better teacher than Julie! Thanks for the opportunity to winn a seat in her class.

Micki said...

wow, your handcarved stamps are beautiful. I have not yet tried carving my own. I really am drawn to the background stamps but love your house and tree, so I think I would start with those. The flower one is AWESOME. I don't think I could ever do one as beautiful as that. :-)

Joan H. said...

Stamp carving looks like a whole new avenue of self-expression. Thanks for the class!

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Lori Wostl said...

Yep - I want this class, I would carve alphabets that I like, and simple designs for repeating borders ...I get too bogged down in details. Thanks for the chance to win. Lori W at Art Camp for Women.

cjsrq said...

Just found your blog via Julie's blog. Thanks so much for offering this giveaway. I love the look of hand carved stamps and would like to create some bold graphic stamps. And maybe even some flower stamps like you did but they look a little complex! :)

Carole said...

The last time I carved a stamp I was about 10. I'm getting into art journaling and would like to make some background stamps.

Carole said...

The last time I carved a stamp I was about 10. I'm getting into art journaling and would like to make some background stamps.

dawn burnside said...

I start my day with Julie's blog, & I get so much inspiration from her. And it is because of her that I started to carve my own stamps. But I need help & to take her stamp carving class would be amazing. Also, your stamps are absolutely "Beautiful" & now I have even more inspiration. Thank You so much for your generous give~away,& a chance to learn from one of my favorite artist's.

Flo said...

The stamps you carved are great. I want to learn to learn to carve stamps too. Thanks.

conlin664 said...

I found your blog from Julie's blog. Your stamps came out great! I would love to learn to carve background stamps, like chevrons and also flower stamps!

Carol said...

I like to carve word and background stamps.

Heather Adams said...

I'm pretty sure I'd loooove carving chevrons. Or little arrows. Love your carved stamps- they look hard to do!!

Cat said...

I carved a couple stamps for the first time a couple months ago...I loved it but they are not quite right. I would love to take Julie's class. i want to carve patterns, backgrounds and leaves and maybe some birds!! Thanks!!

Angela Fleming said...

I have never carved one, but bought some on etsy and love them. love the skill and that you make it yourself. Would love to learn.

Tracy said...

I've done lots of letters and borders but would love to do larger repeating stamps that will fit together to cover bigger areas. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kansas said...

Wow. I did some carving in college MANY years ago. Thanks for the inspiration & the opportunity to win!

Olinda said...

how fun!!! would love to learn to carve letters and doodles!!! thanks for the chance to win!!

Crafting Newbie said...

Hi Tina, I would love to learn to carve flower stamps as intricate & beautiful as yours.

JeanneW said...

These are great stamps! I love the leaves. I would like to learn to carve stamps.

Kris said...

I have the materials for stamp carving but haven't jumped in yet.I would use lots of nature elements as they are so versatile.

sewzallsquirrels said...

Tina, all of your stamps are wonderful. I would have to try my hand at a damask and carnation similar to yours. Geometrics are good. Some floral ones that look like woodblock would be next--perhaps withe the separate blocks for each color----so many possibilities.
Thanks for your generosity.

sewzallsquirrels said...

Tina, all of your stamps are wonderful. I would have to try my hand at a damask and carnation similar to yours. Geometrics are good. Some floral ones that look like woodblock would be next--perhaps withe the separate blocks for each color----so many possibilities.
Thanks for your generosity.

sewzallsquirrels said...

Tina, all of your stamps are wonderful. I would have to try my hand at a damask and carnation similar to yours. Geometrics are good. Some floral ones that look like woodblock would be next--perhaps withe the separate blocks for each color----so many possibilities.
Thanks for your generosity.

sewzallsquirrels said...

Tina, all of your stamps are wonderful. I would have to try my hand at a damask and carnation similar to yours. Geometrics are good. Some floral ones that look like woodblock would be next--perhaps withe the separate blocks for each color----so many possibilities.
Thanks for your generosity.

Kate said...

I make stamps with adhesive fun foam

Buncobuddy said...

I love all the stamps you have made so far. These are the types of stamps I lean toward -- so versatile! I've got to learn how to do this.

dawn burnside said...

I am so sorry, I got so excited about Julie's class I seem to have forgotten that I live at Buckroe Beach in Virginia. I apologize for entering.

Ariel said...

great giveaway. Julie's classes are awesome.

kathleen said...

I have the supplies but I have not carved more than fun foam so far. I took Julie's gelli plate class and learned a lot. I would LOVE to take the carving stamp class because Julie makes learning fun and easy! Thanks. Kathleen

kathleen said...

I have the supplies but I have not carved more than fun foam so far. I took Julie's gelli plate class and learned a lot. I would LOVE to take the carving stamp class because Julie makes learning fun and easy! Thanks. Kathleen

Cara B. said...

Wicked awesome job Tina! I would love to learn stamp carving to add a more original flair to my art journaling. I would start off with random shapes for backgrounds. I am very impressed with what you created. I love Julie's other classes and who ever wins your generous giveaway will be thrilled! I will wait to see if I'm the lucky one, if not, I'm signing myself up!

Debbie said...

I have never carved a stamp, but would love to learn how! Thanks for the chane to win a class!

nkjohnston said...

I have NO favorite stamp or rubber to carve! I've been a horrendous failure so far at my attempts. I would like to think maybe I need better/newer sharp tools since I got my carving set in a box of garage sale stuff. Maybe the tools are dull? I can't seem to get a good cut without little bits and shreds on the edges here and there. Drives me bats. I'd LOVE a free seat. Thanks so much for the chance.

Dotti said...

Julie's classes are absolutely SUPER and I would love to win this one to take my own stamp carving up to the next level!

pickles99 said...

I just started carving stamps last week! So I'm still at the fairly simple stage : a chevron and a toadstool. Lovin' it! Thanks for a chance to win Julie's class!

pickles99 said...

I just started carving stamps last week! So I'm still at the fairly simple stage : a chevron and a toadstool. Lovin' it! Thanks for a chance to win Julie's class!

Caterina said...

I d like to win this class! !! I never carved stamps! !!!!.
Thanks Julie. .i love all your works
Hugs from Italy
Caterina

Its In Our Hands said...

I haven't carved stamps except for some simple ones years ago. Would love to learn how to do it right!
Thanks, Deb

Bambi Pro said...

I am a new follower. Love your stamp projects. Would love to take your class.

Bambi Pro said...

I am a new follower. Love your stamp projects. Would love to take your class.

Rebecca Lovell said...

These are amazing! I have really wanted to learn how to carve my own stamps for a while now, thank you so much for the chance to win Julie's class!!! I love background stamps, so that would be what I would look forward to carving most. But, mostly, I just love the idea of being able to make any stamp you can dream up!!!

Ann said...

Oh these are nice. I have always thought I'd like to carve my own but have been too chicken to attempt it. LOL I want to carve chevrons, diamondsand other shapes for back grounds. Going over to facebook now to tell others about your blog here and your give-away. Thanks for this chance.

Kelley said...

I'd love to carve my own sunflower- it's my favorite image. Thanks for the chance to win Julie's class!

Shine on!
Kelley

The Paper Gypsy said...

Julie's classes are just the best! I would love to win this class.

Donna Lange said...

I am so impressed w ur stamps. Would love to win a free stamp carving class. Thanks.

Maria said...

Awesome, I love the flower stamp!! I made a stamp out of a big eraser once and out of foam, but I need to try one like this with so much detail!! :D Thanks for this great idea!!

Unknown said...

So many great comments. I feel like mine will be lost, but here goes anyway. .. I bought the supplies LAST SUMMER and pull them out occasionally and just look at them, then put them away again. I would love to be able to create the beautiful flower you did as well as the four small leaves. I love what you did with both of them on the tags.

Mary in IL said...

Julie sent me over...I have not carved any stamps so I would start out with some fun basics. I know I would like to make my own letters, numbers and words. thanks for the giveaway! How generous of you!

Unknown said...

OMgoodness, Tina, I am so new at this.....I am not UNKNOWN, (previous comment), I am Angela. I also don't have a blog. I hope when you get to be 73 yrs. old, as I am, some of these mistakes are forgiven. I guess I need to update my Google account!!! Does my email address somehow transfer over to my comment??

Let Your ART Shine! said...

I LOVE to carve stamps! I only started in December and haven't taken this class by Julie...but I have taken several other classes! She rocks! You did a marvelous job! I like to carve stamps for backgrounds. I would LOVE to carve the alphabet!

Scrapin'Sue said...

Love those leaves that you carved.
Julie is such a great teacher!
I would love to carve a dog or a simple circle (to start). Thanks for the chance to win.

Jennifer Koss said...

I have never carved stamps before but would love a chance to learn, they look amazing and unique.

Hollie Fox said...

I want to play! Looks like fun~

mcsuetx said...

Stamp carving is something I. Have always wanted to learn..I want to di abstract designs and backgrounds

This Dog's Mom said...

i would love to learn to carve floral themed stamps. I love using flowers!

Stampidity said...

First of all, your carved flower is delightful. I bought the goodies to carve, but never did. I'm great at buying as are most artistic folk. Julie introduced me to COLOR and stencils so I will carve bold designs like your block. Since I love covered bridges, probably go for one. Your leaves would border my bridge nicely. Finally, i have the most faithful pit bull, so ill try to carve her sweet face. No matter what, I am ready to carve baby carve. Thank you for the challenge. Oh, I don't have a blog note yet.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Wow, these are really amazing. I want to learn how to carve details and to make designs that can be repeated...and botanicals! Thanks...kath

Leslie said...

A poppy stamp for sure!!! Yours stamps are fabulous!

transesurpapier said...

It seems very fun to do personnalised stamps. I would like to do the same but honestly, I am not sure how to do it. This workshop seems to be the answer to me questions!

mhl said...

I carved linoleum blocks in college back in the late 60's, but haven't carved since then. Still have some of my tools. I would like to learn to carve nature stamps.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wow...These are really neat. I would really love to learn to carve my own stamps. I think that would just be too neat. I think I would start out carving a made by me stamp. Then move up to things of nature. I would love to carve all kinds of things.

susi said...

I've always envied people who know how to carve stamps! I would love to learn, so if I were to be picked, I'd be ecstatic!
If I were picked, the stamps that I would carve would probably be like your diamond patterned one. I love geometric design, especially if thet are a bit wonky.
Ill have my fingers cross until the drawing!.
Thanks so much for being so generous and offering a class to a lucky winner,
Susi

Randell said...

13 years ago I designed my own stamp for our wedding invitations (on valentine's ) that was before I knew anything about stamping or the mighty world of scrapbooking, and I haven't carved anything since. Now seeing this online course with the awesome Julie, I can't wait to try again. I would love some cool border stamps and I am totally inspired to make some leaf stamps after seeing yours! Thanks for the chance to try to win :)

Deb's Artful Journey said...

Your stamps are beautiful and I would love to learn how to carve them!

Thank you for this opportunity!

Debbie

Danielle Vincelli said...

Wow! Your stamps are awesome! I want to do this too! I have no idea how to do this. I have taken Julie's classes before and it was so cool. Thank you for the opportunity 2 create fun things. Happy belated birthday!

Danielle Vincelli said...

Wow! Your stamps are awesome! I want to do this too! I have no idea how to do this. I have taken Julie's classes before and it was so cool. Thank you for the opportunity 2 create fun things. Happy belated birthday!

Rose Dragonfly said...

I want to learn how to carve stamps. Sounds like fun!