Saturday, November 28, 2009

Two Ends of the Spectrum

I offered to carve for an elementary school event which depicts different school subjects. I chose art. And in doing so, carved two different stamps to represent this subject: beginning artist, and expert artist. I will have to admit that the beginning artist stamp was the most fun to do. :)

Top image carved with a razor knife, bottom with a needle. The kid art is on pink stuff, and Lisa is on "Mystery C" material-- very rubbery and difficult to carve, even with a needle.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hello, Wisconsin!

My trading carver in Wisconsin asked me to carve a creature that was indigenous to Utah. I responded back with, "How about a Mormon Cricket?" She laughed, and said it would be perfect.


After I finished carving it, I thought he was a little boring looking. So, I sent her a surprise stamp along with it. Figured Wisconsin would be an appropriate place to send this:

Cricket carved with a razor knife and gouge. "That 70's Show" carved with a razor knife.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Elf Letterboxer

A fun stamp that I carved and sent to South Carolina. Carved with a razor knife and gouge.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lion Fish

Stamps were needed for an ocean event, and I offered to carve. I asked the organizer to give me a carving challenge, and they said, "How about a lion fish?" By far, this was one of the most difficult stamps I've ever carved. Carved with a razor knife and gouge.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Silent Night

Carved for the "O Letterbox Tree" event in Massachusetts. Carved with a razor knife.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


When a request was made to carve for a series in Michigan, I was intrigued. She needed a stamp for "happy". I wrote her back and said I had the *perfect* image for her series. This turned out to be one of my all-time favorite stamps. Carved with a razor knife, gouge, and needle.