22 July 2011

Daring Cardmakers - Wish you were here?

It's Daring Cardmakers time again and this week Lynda has set the challenge to come up with a summer holiday inspired card. Lynda mention caravans and it just so happens I had caravans on the brain this month! I pinned a really cute one on my pintrest board for my July inspiration so that also settled my caravan choice. I set about carving a caravan stamp from an eraser. It's something I've done before so I've had a little practice at it, (also like making lino stamps) but it is a really easy thing to have a go at and very addictive! You just need a lino cutting tool and an eraser. I sketched the design on the eraser first and then carved along the details and then carved out the shape from the edge. To test it you have to ink it then if any bits show you don't want you can carve them off.


I loved the simple naive kind of design so I kept the card design simple too. I enjoyed stamping them so much I ended up doing two cards and the caravan stamps carry on around the backs of the cards too!


I just added a little bit of washi tape and a heart stitched on with my sewing machine.

Are you playing along with us this week? Check out the Daring Cardmakers blog and play along, www.daringcardmakers.blogspot.com
xx Leo

8 comments:

Lythan said...

Wow. How amazing is that stamp - carved from a rubber! And I love the cards you have come up with - CAS at its best!

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love your use of kraft, and the splash of lime green is just perfect! Hugs Juls

Harriet said...

I love it. The trailer is cute.Your cards a great. I like the simple look. Thanks for sharing.

Lynda said...

OMG Leo how creative is that 'stamp' I did some Lino cutting and printing and school and it's something I've always wanted to do again at some point. Your little caravan is wonderful and your cards are fab!

Love Lynda xxx

Dolly Mixtures said...

LOVING this caravan stamp Leo - how clever to design and make your own stamps in this way. The clean and simple look works fantastically well with the washi tape under the sentiment. Love it!

Alana said...

Super cool stamp and the card is very cute.

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

What a great idea, and I just love the simpleness of the design - perfect with kraft card, love it.

Keilly said...

I love your caravan stamp and would never have dreamed of creating my own (might give this a go with the children over the holidays) - such a simple but very effective card - beautiful.