Monday, February 9, 2015

Key to my Heart

Louie bought me a letter stamping kit for Christmas.  Does anyone out there do this?  I've been wanting to try it for the longest time and I was so excited to start.

Here's the first thing I've made so far....


I used one of the skeleton keys I got at an estate sale last summer and some twine that Chablis had in her craft box...

The stamping is quite fun and I wish I had more free time to mess around with it.  The hardest thing for me is getting the dark marker in the letters and wiping away the marker surrounding the letters while leaving it inside the letters.  Cripes, does that make any sense?


If anyone has any tips, please send them over.


19 comments:

  1. I've never done that so I don't have any tips, but it looks fun to try.

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    1. It is fun - good for pounding out my frustrations too. LOL.

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  2. I'm surprised there is something you hadn't tried.

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    1. :-) Jack of all trades, master of none.....

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  3. Cool! I've never tried it. There must be info online about darkening the letters. Maybe paint or something that you wipe off, and it stays in the impression??? Great Val Day gift!

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    1. They say to use black magic market, but I can't seem to get the hang of wiping it properly yet.

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  4. It looks likes something you'll really enjoy doing. I've never tried but love some stamped ID bracelets I wear! Have fun! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Diane. Just what I need, another project, right? LOL.

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  5. I like what you did! I have on but have never really used it. You inspire me to do that now!

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    1. Oh, please do and let me know what you make.

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  6. I've never tried it either, I wonder if you let it dry, then wipe off the flat surfaces?? Do tell us when you figure it out! looks like fun!!

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    1. Good idea Cheri - maybe I need to let it dry longer. Makes sense.

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  7. This reminds me of the 'oatmeal' spoon you got Tony!
    ... I always wondered how they were fashioned.
    Bet you'll have it mastered in no time!

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    1. I am dying to try my hand at stamping some silverware. I'll keep you posted. xo

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  8. Do you use an anvil? I have avoided this craft like the plague. In my weaker moments, I go online to see all the projects using the metal stamping kits. I do not trust myself to even walk down that aisle in Hobby Lobby. You tempt me, Kim!

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    1. Yes, it's a small square one. Louie ordered everything from this company online: http://www.pjtooljewelry.com/ Their stuff is very nice quality. I can't wait to find some vintage spoons to attack with this. LOL.

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  9. Wow, you're always finding something new and creative to try! Good luck with your latest venture.

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  10. You must have ants in your pants!!! lol
    You are the busiest girl I know!
    This looks like a really fun, and creative little hobby, Kim!
    Have fun with it!
    Love you.
    Debbie
    xoxo

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  11. I have a stamping kit and have made a few things. It is fun!

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