Are You A Vintage Girl? : Hand Carved Stamp
Paper VS Digital
I have finally completed all of my spring sewing projects so today I decided to start a project for myself. I may have to draft the pattern to fit me better but that would be a wonderful challenge. I have worked mostly with PDF patterns as of late so this vintage pattern will take some getting used to. PDF patterns have step by step instructions with clear pictures so those of you who sew can understand why I wouldn’t want to go back in time. I received a bag of vintage patterns from my husband’s grandmother and I absolutely love the styles, especially from the 50’s. I would make a whole closet full of them but with the cost of fabric and a dress that requires 5 yards, it wouldn’t be worth it.
I am planning on making the shorter version of this dress. Today, I cut out my practice dress using an old sheet. Sheets are the perfect way to re-purpose without wasting good fabric. I am looking forward to seeing how it turns out. I will have more to share when I make some progress.
Do you like vintage clothes? If so, what era?
Creating The Stamp
I designed this stamp to be used specifically on cards. I thought it would be fun to make cards that just require a stamp and a few splashes of color. So, here it is.
I started by sketching my image and then transferring it with a bone folder.
After carving the main image, I decided I needed a sentiment to go with it.
I painted the image with some PA paints. I love making faces but I definitely need more practice. Eyes are really hard to carve. But, practice makes perfect. So, you may be seeing more in the future.
What do you think?
I am playing along with the T ladies over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard’s. We are sharing our drink related beverages. Today I am sharing my Youthberry tea by Teavana. It is quite yummy! I love the orange flavor to this tea.
Happy Tea Day,