I started by carving some stamps with a winter theme. I have been wanting more stamps that have my own designs anyway. I drew these on Adobe Illustrator, printed them out and then transferred the images to the speedy cut block. I traced over the lines with a pencil and then put that side onto the block and rub the image until it is all transferred. You can also draw directly onto the block. I chose to carve three different snowflakes, a snowman, and a holly sprig. Then I carefully carved the images. For all but one of the stamps I left a positive image. The other stamp had smaller lines, so I choose to carve out the lines instead of the background. I like the grungy imperfect look that you get when you make your own stamps.
I'll see you next week with another project.