It's been a while since I made a stamp and I've been oh so so so lazy to get more supplies. I had drawn a little fennec fox with "I'm Listening". Lucky for me I had a 20% off on my entire purchase at DickBlicks where I stocked up on more rubber, new precise carvers and some itty bitty easels. I think I'll be using those easels to for my craft show display =). Anyways it took me about 2 hours to carve the details. The words were required slow patience strokes and all in all I think they turned out fantastic! I used Speedball ink and used the method of block printing to stamp it on some blank cards I had. Spreading black ink thin on a plastic sheet I used a rubber roller to spread the ink onto the rubber stamp and laid the paper on top, then using a light wooden block to smooth the ink onto the paper. It gave this ink texture and each one turns out slightly different.
I haven't decided whether I should put them in my shop LiPeony since its very different from that style. Or whether I should even sell them. I think they're perfect to give to someone to show that you're listening and you're there for them... =)