One of my resolutions for the year was to learn new creative things. Fear not failure, and just create.
In the last weeks, I’ve been so jealous of the stamps both Alessa and Mansy have been making. In my craft cave, I tried making my own, ultimately ending up with a murdered block of a rubber eraser. So when they opened up another crafternoon at Fully Booked, I mustered up all my courage to go ahead and sign up.
Photo stolen from Mansy‘s site
We each got a rubbercut kit. We got some carving tools that could double as murder weapons, rubber blocks, and sheets of paper.
After some quick tips from the two experts, we got right to it. Our project was to create a card for the person on our right. (By the way, Fozzy, I forgot to give you my card!) I was a nervous wreck for a good 30 minutes. I was completely unsure of what I wanted to make!
Still having friendship bracelets on my mind, I decided on making a friendship bracelet stamp. I couldn’t wrap my head around the how. Then, it hit me! I wasn’t going to be making one stamp. I was going to end up making three… or more!
I ended up making a trio of stamps, plus two additional ones for the top knot, and the end tails. I’m glad I brought a few of the stamp pods my mom sent me in one of her boxes.
We were asked to post all our cards on the wall. It was amazing to see what people were able to accomplish in a span of a couple hours!
Little did we know the two experts were surveying our cards for a winner. Who knew mine would be one? I tried something new, and actually succeeded? Here’s what I made.
Lastly, I love that the local handmade movement is expanding by the day. Each time I see this stamped card from Mansy, I find myself always taking a photo of it. It’s always a good thing to be reminded.