Tag: Stamp Carving

Stamp Carving

Tutorial: Wine Cork Button Stamp

wine cork button stamp

Tutorial: Wine Cork Button Stamp | The Zen of Making

Crafts and booze? What could be better?! Imbibe, then get your make on with this quick and easy wine cork button stamp tutorial.

Supplies:
* Wine cork (If you don’t drink wine, you can buy recycled corks here.)
* Button, slightly smaller than your wine cork

Tools:
* Stamp carving tool with a #1 (small v) tip
* Tailor’s awl
* Ultra fine point permanent marker

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Tutorial: Wine Cork Button Stamp | The Zen of Making

Step 1
Select a wine cork with a smooth, flat end. Clean it thoroughly and allow it to dry completely before use.

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Craft Tip: Perfect Cross-Stitch Stamp Placement


You’ve carved your cross-stitch stamp, so now it’s time to learn how to position those stamped stitches. My method for perfect cross-stitch stamp placement for cards and paper crafts may take a little time and planning, but the results are well worth the effort!

Supplies:
* Cardstock or decorative paper
* Graph paper, 4 squares per inch
* Stamp ink pad

Tools:
* Mini cross-stitch stamp
* T-pin
* Fine point marker
* Paperclips

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Step 1
Plot your design on a piece of graph paper (4 squares per inch).


Step 2
Position the graph paper on top of your card stock or specialty paper, then secure it in place with paperclips. Once the graph paper is in place, use a sturdy t-pin to poke a hole in all four corners of each marked square to transfer the grid to the paper underneath.
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Tutorial: Mini Chain Stitch Stamp


The second stitch in my embroidery stitch stamp series is chain stitch! Carve your own mini chain stitch stamp to add pretty borders and textures to paper and fabric crafts. Use it with your mini cross-stitch stamp for even more embroidery-inspired goodness!

Supplies:
* Speedy-Carve block or a large, flat eraser
* Graph paper, 4 squares per inch
* Mini wooden spool
* E-6000 adhesive

Tools:
* Speedball Stamp Making Kit or stamp carving tool with both a wide and a fine u-shaped gouge
* Pencil
* Ruler
* Craft knife
* Toothpick

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Step 1
Draw an upside down U shape in one square on the graph paper, then draw a second U shape directly below it, making sure the curve of the second U intersects with the open end of the first. To give the shapes a chain-like appearance, curve the open ends slightly toward the center.

Before moving on, use a ruler to make sure that your shapes are the same size. Once you’re satisfied, go over the lines several times with a pencil to make sure that they’re nice and dark. (Your shapes don’t have to be perfect—slightly imperfect curves look more like real stitches!)

Step 2
With a craft knife, cut a 1″ x 1″ piece from the carving block.
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Tutorial: Mini Cross-Stitch Stamp


Like to get stitchy? Carve your own mini cross-stitch stamp, and add a touch of cross-stitch inspired design to your favorite paper and fabric crafts!

Supplies:
* Speedy-Carve block or a large, flat eraser
* Graph paper, 4 squares per inch
* Mini wooden spool
* E-6000 adhesive

Tools:
* Speedball Stamp Making Kit or stamp carving tool with both a wide and a fine u-shaped gouge
* Pencil
* Ruler
* Craft knife

**Please note that the links provided above are affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you choose to make a purchase after clicking through.**

Step 1
Using a ruler, draw an X in one square on the graph paper, connecting diagonal corners. Go over your lines several times to make sure that they’re nice and dark.

Step 2
With a craft knife, cut a 1″ x 1″ piece from the carving block.
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