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Sunday, September 29, 2013

DIY Gemstone Rubber Stamps

This DIY stamp project was inspired by an unusual item, packaging for a chocolate candy mold.  On the packaging I spotted a teeny-tiny gemstone which reminded me of a rubber stamp.  Since I had all the supplies, I decided to make gemstone stamp (pictured above).  This stamp would be good for gift wrap, cards, etc.  Tutorial below.

Tracing Paper
Speedball Speedy Carve block - you could also use a white eraser
Speedball Lino Cutter
Stamp pad
E6000 Glue
Wood block

 1. Click on image, right click, save, and print image.

 2.  Trace printed image with tracing paper and pencil.  Place tracing paper on stamp and transfer image to stamp.

3.  With lino cutter, carve out where pencil marks on the stamp.  Once carved test it out with the stamp pad.  If you see some edges that need to be cleaned up, you can shape it more with the lino cutter.

4. With E6000 glue, adhere the stamp to the back of a wood block.


genie said...

You are so full of fun ideas with great directions. I was without a laptop for four months so am way behind in checking your posts. genie

zakkalife said...


Thank you for the kind words. The summer was a little slow over here so it probably will not take you long to catch up posts. Glad you've got your computer back :)

Unknown said...

I have never carved a stamp from rubber... Is that weird for a crafter like myself? Anyway, this is a cute and useful design. Thanks Jessica!

zakkalife said...


I don't think that's weird at all. Especially since you work mainly with recycled items.

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