DIY • Hand Carved Cat Stamps

DIY hand carved cat stamps

 

DIY hand carved cat stamps

Today, I’ve got a super fun and simple DIY that’s sponsored by Fancy Feast’s new blog, Daily Fancies!  Considering my cats already eat Fancy Feast and my blog is slowly turning into a diary of a cat lady, I new this partnership would be a perfect fit!  Daily Fancies is a blog that celebrates the modern cat-lover with DIYs, home decor inspiration, fashion and all those little things that make being a cat guardian so awesome.  You know how much I love my kittens and I can’t even tell you how stoked I was to work with them haha!

So here’s a fun hand-carving project so you can stamp a cat on everything you own. #putacatonit

 

SUPPLIES

  • Cat face template – download here
  • Carving Block (the blue one I used was a little more crumbly than I like, so I linked my most favorite here…live and learn!)
  • Carving Tools ( thisis a less expensive alternative that works just as well for this project)
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie

DIY hand carved cat stamps

DIRECTIONS

  • First, you want to transfer the design onto the block.  Start by taking your pencil and tracing on top of the black line of the design.
  • Flip the design over and use the handle of your carving tool to rub over the design.  Be sure to hold it in place so it doesn’t scoot around.  When you take it off, you’ll see pencil has rubbed off on the block.  Magic!
  • After that, I like to trace over my pencil rubbing with a sharpie, just so I don’t get lead on my hands while carving.  If you’re using a colored ink to stamp with in the end, but sure to take off any excess Sharpie ink before stamping.  I learned that the hard way when stamping our wedding invites a few years ago.  Womp womp.
  • Then, get to carving!  I like to make my initial cuts around lines so the whole design is outlined, then go back in and carve the bulk of it out.
  • Cut your stamp out with regular craft scissors and you’re done!  (If you’re feeling sassy, you can glue the stamp to a wooden block and look like a pro.)

DIY hand carved cat stamp

Easy peasy!  You can use this to stamp cards, make wrapping paper patterns, stamp a shirt or tea towel, make your mark on the cover of a notebook, anything at all really.  By the way, here’s a little behind the scenes actionw with Sprinkles.  She was sitting in the window the whole time I was making this.  Sweet girl!

DIY hand carved cat stamp with Sprinkles

These patterns are for personal use only and cannot be sold or altered in anyway.  Thank you!

This post was sponsored by Daily Fancies, a blog by Fancy Feast.  All opinions are always my own and I thank you for supporting the companies that support The Pink Samurai!  (And that support kittens :P)

How to hand carve cat stamps • via The Pink Samurai

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