Friday, March 31, 2017

block printed note cards (a quick how to}

Hello everyone!

Many of you expressed interest in reading more about my stamping and printing, so today I'd like to share a quick tutorial on how I made my block printed thank you cards (my stamp was inspired by this stamp and cards). Hope you enjoy this quick little tutorial:)

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Here are the materials I used:

carving block (I like using this one)
#2 pencil
x-Acto knife
ink pad
rubber brayer
freezer paper to draw my design on (not pictured)
scrap paper for print testing (not pictured)
heavy paper for finished cards (not pictured)

1. Draw the image/text you'd like to carve on freezer paper.

2. Once happy with your image, flip it right side down on carving block. Rub the side of your pencil along the whole picture to transfer image to your carving block. Remove the paper.

3. Use sharpie to draw along the image's lines, shade the area that doesn't need carving. Use lino cutting tool to carve around your image.

4. Use ink pad and paper to check how your stamp looks and keep carving until you're completely satisfied with the finished look.

5. Spread block printing ink on inking plate using rubber brayer.

6. Use brayer to evenly spread ink on your stamp.

7. Place your note card right side down on inked stamp. Use baren to insure there's equal pressure and even distribution of ink.

8. Carefully pull the note card off the stamp.

9. Let dry and your card is ready to be used.

Pretty fun, isn't it? I hope you do give stamp carving and printing a try. And, if you have any helpful links or questions please leave them in comments section below for all to see.

Wishing you all a happy and creative day. 



  1. Oh, nice! Very helpful, thank you!

  2. Thanks for the tutorial! I hope to give it a try!

  3. Thanks for this! It looks pretty simple!

  4. Love this. I've already told you I'd love to try screen printing, would love to read how you do it. I've got Karen Lewis book but I'm afraid of spending money on all I need to find out later I'm not good at it....

  5. Block work requires time and the way you have done and showcase it, you have done remarkable job here. Just keep up the good work.


  6. nice this blog.
    You put really very helpful information. Keep it up. Keep blogging. I’m looking to reading your next post.


  7. This is a good idea to give block printed cards made by oneself instead of buying one from the market. I can show more love to my frienda this way. Thanks for the tutorial.

  8. It’s really a great and useful piece of information. I’m glad that you just shared this helpful information with us.
    Please stay us informed like this. Thanks for sharing. ??

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  9. Truly nice work Man! So if you have any place where you want to use a font then try this;

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