I found this page and then lost several hours of my life scrolling.
This one is my favorite.
This one seems like the most practical.
This one was the most applicable but I didn't want to zoink someone else's idea.
However, looking through them actually really helped; I was able to focus on the elements I liked (reusable, sustainable, representative of my interests) and I'm feeling pretty good about my front runner. So....
For the card material: I've been looking for a use for all the cereal-box-packaging we have. We go through a good amount of this nice cardboard stock and recycle it every week; what a waste!I sprayed the cereal boxes with spray adhesive and affixed cotton paper to the sticky side.
Design: I started with a simple design (below) with my old blog name (zizzerzazzerzuz). I stamped my name on the back of the card. I then carved my design
|Stamp, card front, card back|
|First sketch of new design|
|Carved stamp of design|
|Different color options for the center heart|
|"Final product" shown with first sketch|
Other ideas I have for this:
1. A circle/clock (background) with different faces
2. A bomb (background) with different sayings for the center- like "You have an explosive personality... disorder."
3. A computer screen (background) with multiple read out stamps.
4. A book stamp (background) with alternate book titles/ pictures/ etc
Basically, anything that fits within something else.
I'm already working on a robot one where the body (center) of the robot can be switched out. Anyway, I hope you enjoy!