I hope everyone had a great weekend! its too hot for me outside, so, I tried stamping on metal this weekend. below are some of the tags I did. you can see all the mistakes—some letters are punched too hard, too soft, crooked, ect. I need more practice:)
but, this is fun and addictive! I’m hoping to do some xmas tags and embellishments for my ornaments this year. and I want to label some boxes in my craft room cubby, make some for my scrapbooking/card making, and for gifts—so many ways to customize anything.
hammer, steel striking block, blanks, sharpie, stamps, sanding block
edited: forgot to mention--see the tag on the steel block? i cut it out with a papertrey ink die and my die cutter from a coke can! very inexpensive! and the size of stamps i use here were 3mm or 1/8"--they came from hobby lobby.
the stamps come in a box-(red box in pic), but, they get jumbled up, so, my husband found a 2 x 4 scrap of pine and drilled holes into it. to keep the holes somewhat orderly, he used a scrap of dotted paper, poked holes into the pine, and then, drilled following the poked holes.
sanding and a quick coat of paint and it’s almost done. I’m going to add letters in front of each stamp, so, I can find a certain letter quickly.
I wish I had found this great video on youtube that explained how to line up the letters sooner.
have a great week and thanks for looking:)
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