Sunday, April 20, 2008

Home Made Stamps Part 2

As you may know, I recently took a job with JustRite Stampers. They make an awesome Monogram Stamper that allows you to change out the letters and customize your monograms. What you might not know is that they make other great products.

Yesterday I showed you some stamps I made with the Imagebox Professional System which currently sells for $399. The professional system allows you to mass produce sheets of stamps for personal use or to sell at stores, craft fairs or Etsy...it's up to you.

At this time we do not have the Imagebox Professional System on our WEB site because we are making a new WEB site and everything will be up in the next week or so. If you want more information on the Imagebox Professional System let me know and I can get some product information in the mail to you.

But what if you don't want to mass produce stamps and you just want to take your own hand drawn image and turn it into a stamp? What if you want to make your own sentiments on the computer and turn them into a stamp? It is possible and today I am going to talk about the Clear Stamp Making Kit (currently called the Home Stamp Kit) which retails for $149.

This stamp kit provides you with all the necessary software, tools and supplies to make clear stamps from your home studio {or basement, or kitchen, or spare bedroom}. I recently made this flower stamp with a negative image provided by JustRite. But you could use any of your own artwork including photographs to make your own stamps.

In this pic you can see that the stamp looks yellow and well....it is a tint of yellow. The yellowness comes from the type of polymer being used which allows you to make stamps with a 60 watt lightbulb in your desklamp. It does not affect the quality of your stamp nor does it mean you have a bad stamp. Also, I left the Versafine Sephia ink on the stamp for picture taking purposes so you could better see the image. I am sure that is also contributing to the yellowness or dirty looking stamp.

The entire stamp making process can be done in approximately 30 minutes and does not require a Chemistry major either. It is simple enough for me to do in my kitchen. If you would like to see the step by step process in action you can watch this Craft TV Weekly video.

I'll be back later with my monogram set that Stefanie challenged me to make during the Spring Fever Challenge.

See ya on the blog!

11 comments:

Melissa said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning!

Many Blessings,
M.

SmilynStef said...

My oh my ... I think I need these blooms. I am fascinated by the idea ... gonna have to check it out ... lovely cards.

daiseyfreak said...

these are soooo pretty!

Nardi said...

This is lovely. TFS!

Sue at StampnDaly said...

Very pretty card

Jen W said...

wow..i love those flowers..can I borrow that stamp? hehehaha

Ruth said...

OMGosh! I LOVE these!!

Joan said...

I like these cards....the coloured block on top of the plain image.....awesome effect. Joan

denise said...

I watched the video twice.... I love the idea.... I was surprised at the cost of the poly stuff.... BUT... how cool to make your own personalized stamps! I had heard about this neat little kit from CHA reports... so happy to see it being demonstrated! Looks so easy.

Oh, I love the floral card you made as well! Very pretty and love the image.

Thank you for sharing.
Denise G.

ivyPINK said...

denise ;) awesome card. I love it. I love the stamp too!

Joan B said...

I didn't know you had a job with Just Rite....hmmm...I was also looking at that stamp making kit. I'm thinking Santa should bring me the pricey one! I'm so glad you are affiliated. I feel better about getting one.