While at convention last week Stampin’Up! have announced a new product release here in Europe. It is called Undefined and its a stamp carving kit.
That’s right, you can now carve your own stamps. Do you remember carving lino as a child? I do, and I remember just how much fun it was.
We were given one Undefined kit on our visit to the Home Office in Riverton earlier this year and I have to say I was terrified of the prospect of coming up with a design myself, drawing it then carve it out.
I started working on one design then abandoned the idea and everything stayed in the box until this weekend. I was so inspired after Convention that on Sunday night I pulled out my box and gave it a go. This time I asked myself what would be my ideal stamp? one that Stampin’Up! doesn’t currently sell. And then it hit me, I love wreaths, love them and I also love 2 step stamp sets so how about?….
Make my own? And I did
I carved my own 2 step stamping set :)
Would it be a best seller if released? most probably not!! Do I love it? Oh yes, LOTS because I made it and no one out there has another one. It took me 2 hours to decide, sketch and carve all 4 of my stamps. I made a bow as well :). The longest took deciding on my design then working out which bits I needed to carve out. The tools are very sharp and precise and glide through rubber smoothly. One thing, THEY DON’T LOOK PRETTY once carved :) but I can live with that
You get a kit then you can order a refill and you can even order separate foam to make your stamps clear mount. Here’s another card made with my masterpiece
I am definitely using this set for my cards this year :) I think I have said that about 3 sets so far LOL, maybe I can have a variety. One thing for sure i need to get a move on :)
You can watch a quick video below, and pop one in your basket by clicking the product links below the video.
Thank you for the visit, have a fabulous weekend.