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No doubt you know that I am a stamp carving addict.  I love it!  I've been trying to figure out when or how I learned how to carve stamps.  And you know what, I absolutely cannot remember. I recall carving a linoleum tile in high school, but when did I first pick up a soft block?  I don't know?! Poking through my blog archives, I can't seem to find the moment, so it must have been ages ago.  It's as if I always knew how to do it.  Perhaps I was simply born with the knowledge.  ;)

Today I'm sharing some of my favorite stamp carving shares from the blog (and if you go through the archives, there are a bajillion more stamp carving posts, btw):

2010: Print in Three Parts

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Stamp Carving & Me
2010: Chevron Stamp Tutorial

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2011: Hand Carved Alphabets

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2011: Banner Stamps

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2012: Project Life & Days of the Week Stamps

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2013: New Number Stamps

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2014: Hand Carved Heart Stamps

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2015: Uh Oh.  I'm Obsessed.

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2015: Some New Garbage Stamps

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2015: Interlocking Stamps

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2015: Long Skinny Garbage Stamps

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2015: More Garbage Stamps

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2016: Printmaking Class: Block Printing & Dry Point

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Stamp Carving is easier than you may think.  It's a process that offers so very many possibilities.  Looking at these photos I can see how my skills have evolved and grown over time -- both my actual carving skills and my design skills.  If you haven't tried stamp carving yet, I hope that you will!

This week I am giving away an awesome stamp carving super prize!

  • a signed copy of my book, Carve Stamp Play.  (P.S. If you have the book and love it, please leave me a review on Amazon.  I'd really appreciate it!)
  • a spot in my online class Stamp Carving 101
  • a spot in my ***NEW*** online class Stamp Carving: Designing Patterns.  (I will share sign-up information for everyone else next week, once a winner is announced!)
  • an original hand carved stamp -- by me!

To win: Leave an answer to the following questions in the comments section of this blog (your answer must be posted on the blog itself, not on Facebook and not in an email reply):

Have you ever carved a stamp? If not, why not? If yes, why did you start?

This contest will remain open until Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:59 EST.

Thanks for being part of the blogiversary celebration!!

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P.S. The winner of last week's ScanNCut giveaway is...

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Stamp Carving & Me
Congratulations, Linda.  E-mail balzerdesigns2@gmail.com with your snail mail address to claim your prize.

REMEMBER: This entire month (January 2017) you can place an order at artfoamies.com and if you mention my blogiversary celebration in the comments section, you will receive a FREE surprise stamp with your order!  This promotion only applies to new orders.  And remember, the prices on the Art Foamies website are in Canadian dollars.

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