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Friday, March 15, 2013

Custom Rubber Stamps! My Tardis!

This is a thing!
I didn't know this was a thing until just barely!
Make your own Rubber Stamps!!!
(if you don't want to make one, but you NEED one, I've got a few in my shop)
I've used scraps of rubber to make background shapes...
but never a full stamp!

I've wanted a TARDIS rubber stamp for a long time.
a long time.  I'd dream about having one.
Well, I discovered this stuff:
Speedball, Speedy-Carve Rubber sheets!
I got it on amazon, $15 a sheet...and I barely used any!

This stuff is awesome and amazing.
I might have done this project at midnight because I was so excited.
*hence the dark pictures*
It took me 40 minutes.
It might have turned out better if I wasn't soooo excited!
I had my silhouette cut out the perfect tardis shape.
 There it is!
I used some light spray adhesive to stick it to the rubber while I worked.
The rubber is already dirty, because first I tried
 carbon paper...and that didn't work at all!
Oh yeah, just remember to reverse your image!!!

Then I used a cheap pen and traced my lines.
See, it's NOT reversed!  Luckily the Tardis is symmetrical...
so I just switched the sign on the door to the other
side when I cut it out.
So, what did we learn?  Reverse it!  :)

Removed the stencil and prayed.
Seriously, I craft better when I pray!

Using an X-acto knife...or other hobby blade.
Cut that sucker.
The rubber is very soft and easy to cut...and also easy to screw up...
like if you "scratch" it lightly with the knife...it'll show.

Alas, many lines are imperfect

But there is a certain charm to something handmade.
And something you can't buy anywhere else!

Once I thought it was "there",
I tested it out.

In blue, of course...although I don't have the right shade of blue!
Something else I *need*
 Looked pretty good, but there were a
 few places I cleaned up.

 I used some adhesive foam I had for stamps and stuck it on.
Frankly it didn't need any, because the rubber is so thick and soft.
But I had it...I temporarily mounted it to an acrylic block
 and made a bunch of fun cards!
In a hurry, I mailed one off to my daddy!
Isn't that super?
I love it!  My mind is whirling with ideas for more
Doctor Who related Rubber Stamps!

Linking up to THESE parties this week!



Julian Levi said...

Wow! thanks for the tute. I really like it and want to try this soon..!
educational toys for babies

Hykel said...

I LOVE the Tardis!

Xayide2 said...

I saw that card. Your Dad does like it. It's hanging on the fishing line in the kitchen.

Bronwyn said...

Fantastic. I love the "timey wimey" on the card.

hpmommy said...

You are amazing! I am throwing my son a Doctor Who party next weekend an I am having so much fun with your craft ideas. I am putting the finishing touches on 25 bow ties for his class for a DW photo pop! Thanks for the inspiration!

Crafty Moni said...

EEK! Love your tardis stamp, super cleaver of you to make it yourself:) I am now following your blog, hope you stop by my blog and follow me too:) I am a big Doctor Who fan!

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

John David said...

Rubber sheets are used many of the people so frequently in these days.
These rubber sheets are molded properly such that they can also be used for stamping.
Rubber sheets are also used for creating various materials due to their elastically nature and they prevent electric shock

Zakariah Johnson said...

Yes - a MUST have! That is so cool. Thanks for showing how it's done. I hope Michael's or similar carries the rubber sheets.

kdaniel42 said...

What kind of ink are you using for these Dr. Who cards?

Pam Hyer said...

Where did you get the tardis file for your silhouette - could you share?

Amust Need said...

that's brilliant stamps Collections.Rubber Stamp Custom so good.

Lindsey Baker said...

So neat, I have to make one!! What size did you make your TARDIS?

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